Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.26
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Submission Date Dec. 9, 2020
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Ryerson University
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Environmental Applied Science and Management

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

The graduate programs in Environmental Applied Science and Management at Ryerson University offer studies in environmental sciences, technology, and environmental management systems and decision-making at the masters and doctoral level. These multidisciplinary programs are for students from a number of related disciplines including biology, chemistry, ecology, engineering, geography, geology, public and occupational health, urban planning and environmental studies.

Recent student research areas:
Assessment of Solar Energy Policy • Automating GIS Input for Distributed Urban Drainage Modelling • Best Practices For Mine Site Reclamation • Communication Networks in Rooftop Urban Agriculture • Community Stakeholders and the Sagarmatha National Park Forestry Project, Nepal • Corporate Responsibility in the Commercial Real Estate and Construction • Enhanced Biofuel Production Using Renewable and Sustainable Feedstock • Environmental Management in the Film and Television Production Industry


The website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Building Science

A brief description of the graduate degree program (2nd program):

There is an urgent need to reduce the impact of buildings on the natural world. To do so, new and existing buildings must improve energy efficiency, improve indoor environmental quality, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, conserve heritage, and reduce resource consumption and waste generation. We need to embrace these principles, and we need you—tomorrow’s building science professional.

The interdisciplinary graduate program of building science is unique in Canada. It offers graduates of related programs the opportunity to explore the principles necessary to deliver sustainable buildings and prepare for careers in the building science industry and related areas such as engineering, architecture and construction.

The program offers a doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree of building science for Fall 2019, a master of applied science (MASc) degree or a master of building science (MBSc) degree.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Urban Development

A brief description of the graduate degree program (3rd program):

Ryerson’s Master of Planning (MPl) in Urban Development combines holistic examination and analysis of economic, socio-cultural, political, ecological and spatial elements in reimagining our communities, structured around the intertwined dimensions of urban culture and nature. Students explicitly address the principles of inclusivity and sustainability in designing for development.

Urban Development at Ryerson will challenge you to incorporate urban culture, nature, inclusion and sustainability frameworks into urban development and design.Our program is unique in Canada. It opens the door to advanced practice and leadership in the urban development field:Our two-year stream supports university graduates without prior experience in planning to launch their planning careers.

Our one-year stream gives professional planners and recent planning graduates a competitive edge and a fresh perspective. Toronto will become your living laboratory. Studios, internship placements and research opportunities maximize connections with the city we live in.
Multidisciplinary centres such as the Ryerson City Building Institute and the Centre for Urban Research and Land Development will engage you with critical urban challenges, alongside a community of experts, citizens and advocates.

Our graduates work at the cutting-edge of contemporary urban design and planning, actively shaping the future of our cities.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused graduate-level degree programs:
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Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
Yes

Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate:
Professional Masters Diploma in Energy and Innovation

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:

Developed by the Centre for Urban Energy (CUE) at Ryerson University, the Professional Master’s Diploma (PMDip) in Energy and Innovation is intended to provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to function competently as officers, administrators, technicians, analysts and other key occupations in the fast-growing and rapidly-changing Canadian energy sector.

In addition to providing diverse, meaningful and lucrative career options to participants, the diploma program addresses recognized and pressing needs within the public and private sectors, for individuals qualified in these areas to assume a variety of operational, administrative and managerial roles, including energy analysts, energy policy advisors and energy managers.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Sustainability Management and Enterprise Process Excellence Certificate

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):

Become a leader to enhance sustainability best practices at your organization. Respond to new opportunities in sustainable development. Maximize your impact by deploying and executing sustainability principles and using Lean Six Sigma continuous improvement tools and techniques through this certificate.
Learn how to:
promote sustainability and sustainable development
prioritize, deploy, and implement best practices with proven techniques
execute vital strategic plans with SMART goals
address the complex global sustainability related challenges
gain long-term value for your corporation by incorporating ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) criteria into your investment decision
engage stakeholders and build trust through open, transparent, and reliable outreach, communications, and engagement
become a corporate social responsibility (CSR) advocate and sustainability professional
Generate personal, organizational, and social transformation that results in:
reduced waste and carbon footprint
eco-efficiency
innovation-driven business models, capturing value across business units and products
engaged communities
sustainable investment
competitive advantage in global markets (increase sales and top line growth)
improved transactional capabilities and reduced costs through more efficient process (reduce cost and bottom line growth)
Approach decision-making, planning, and action by integrating the economic, social, and environmental components that comprise the triple bottom line (TBL or 3BL) of sustainability.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Energy Management and Conservation Certificate

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):

Contribute to energy management, conservation, sustainability, and public policy in a dynamic and exciting sector. Help implement solutions and manage energy assets by responding to advances in energy conservation, energy public policy, smart grid, and green technologies.

Designed in collaboration with Ryerson University’s Centre for Urban Energy (CUE), this certificate will help you develop skills in energy innovation and entrepreneurship, and meet the challenges and opportunities in creating new energy technologies and business enterprises.


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