Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.63
Liaison Karen Oberer
Submission Date Dec. 11, 2020

STARS v2.2

McGill University
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Karen Oberer
Sustainability Officer
McGill Office of Sustainability
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Total number of continuing education courses offered:

Number of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:

Percentage of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its continuing education sustainability course offerings and descriptions:
Institution’s inventory of its continuing education sustainability course offerings and descriptions:

Below is a selection of sustainability course offerings. See attached file for full list.

CCLW 300: Public Administration and Law for Indigenous Peoples
This course focuses on the development, implementation and administration of government policies and its role in enhancing community economic development. The course will focus on approaches, practices and multi-disciplinary skills needed for efficient and ethical administration, the laws and regulations governing these practices, and ways to develop effective relationships with industry and government.

CHLC 552: Legal & Ethical Aspects: Health and Social Services
Health care system in Quebec, the federal and provincial law relevant to it. Explores relationships between civil and criminal law, law and medicine, law and ethics. Major legislation, case law and legal writings will be presented. Addresses human rights, professional responsibility, civil, criminal liability and dilemmas raised by new technologies.

CPL2 534: Leading in Diverse and Global Workplaces
Exploring leadership within a global and diverse context. A variety of trends that have made managing workforce diversity an essential competency for future leaders are reviewed, as are the emerging skills that managers need to develop to succeed in a global environment.

CORG 553: Employee and Labour Relations
Industrial relations framework, its legal, political, social, economic, ecological and ethical subsystems. Processes governing union-management relations, collective bargaining and dispute resolution, and the roles of executives, supervisors, employees, employee representatives, HR-IR professionals in effective employee relations in unionized and non-unionized environments.

CCFA 510: Current Operations in Global Financial Markets
This course reviews the current role of financial institutions and financial markets, the transactions effected through intermediaries in facilitating global trade, and the current scheme of regulations across major trading centres. The course also considers threats to the regulated intermediary through crypto currencies and other forms of trade.

Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:

Does the institution have at least one sustainability-focused certificate program through its continuing education or extension department?:

A brief description of the certificate program(s):

The continuing education certificate in "Integrated and Adaptive Water Resources Planning, Management and Governance" offered by the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences takes a holistic look at water resources management at the watershed and sub-watershed level with a specific focus on watershed planning techniques, adaptive management strategies, capacity building approaches, water governance, and water business risk assessment to strengthen integrated water resources management capacities globally. This program is offered online over 8 weeks, and is part of Macdonald Campus' continuing professional development programs.


The university also offers the Sustainable Food Systems Short Program. This program, prepared by the McGill School of Continuing Studies in collaboration with the Margaret A. Gilliam Institute for Global Food Security and the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, aims to provide a holistic understanding of one of the most pressing global issues of our time: ensuring sustainable food systems for all. Made up of two courses, the program provides an in-depth examination of the current challenges facing food security and best practices for the successful implementation of sustainable food technologies and innovations that meet the requirements of the producer, the retailer, and the consumer, while improving resource-use efficiency along agri-food value chains.


Website URL where information about the institution’s continuing education courses and programs in sustainability is available:
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Data source for the Continuing Studies sustainability courses is a subset from the sustainability course list provided in AC-1. The AC-1 list was filtered by courses offered by the School of Continuing Studies; these courses were then removed from the AC-1 list.

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