|Submission Date||May 31, 2016|
AC-5: Immersive Experience
Sustainable Development Advisor
Sustainable Development Office
Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that is one week or more in length?:
A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive program(s) offered by the institution, including how each program addresses the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainability:
The Overseas Projects of the International Committee of Polytechnique (CIPO) is a student committee founded in 1991. It annually sends a team consisting of 6 to 10 students to participate in the financing and implementation of an international cooperation project. This project lasts between 12 to 15 weeks and is done in conjunction with a host community. The team is supported by hundreds of former members and by several stakeholders working in the world of international cooperation. The pre-project training includes modules on all three dimensions of sustainable development, with a focus on social and governance issues. Furthermore, to ensure that their overseas project is credited as one of their mandatory internships, participants must follow a course ("The Engineer in International Development Projects") where they must formally reflect on the the social, economic and environmental dimensions of their projects.
The Polytechnique Montreal's chapter of Engineers without borders Canada (EWB) also offers an oversea placement program every year. This placement requires that students assess the impact of their projects on all three dimensions of sustainable development, sustainability being one of the pillars of EWB's overseas interventions.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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