Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 85.48
Liaison Emmanuelle Jodoin
Submission Date Dec. 6, 2019
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Université de Sherbrooke
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Véronique Bisaillon
Sustainable Development Education Advisor
Office of the Vice-President, Administration and Sustainable Development
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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:
Master in Environment

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

In order to specifically meet the needs of society and the labour market, the master's degree in Environment is divided into a variety of paths, some of which lead to a double degree. The course-type paths aim to train environmental and sustainable development professionals who can contribute to the implementation of sound management practices and to influence actions in order to bring sustainable changes within society and within organizations. Interdisciplinarity and critical thinking are at the forefront of the academic learning. The environmental management path can lead to a transcript mention "international", an indication of the ability for the students to analyze environmental and social issues according to the constraints and realities of the international context.

The course-type paths are as follows:
Environmental Management;
Environmental Management and Sustainable Development;
Environmental Management and Circular Economy;
Environmental Management and Applied Politics;
Environmental Management and Climate Change (bilingual (French/English) track);
Environmental Management and Industrial Ecology (double degree with Université de technologie de Troyes);
Environmental Management and Biodiversity Integrated to Territorial Management (double degree with Université de Montpellier);
Environmental Management (double degree with the Master in Professionalization in Applied Ecology);
Environmental Management in Developing Countries.

Lastly, the research-type path aims at training research professionals in environmental or sustainable development. They contribute, through their various types of research, to influence actions and bring about lasting changes within society and within organizations.

Specific skills to be developed are numerous and may vary according to the master’s degree chosen path.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
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Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
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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:
Advanced Graduate Studies Diploma in Environmental Management

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

The Advanced Graduate Studies Diploma in Environmental Management is an interdisciplinary graduate level program that aims to develop skills in environmental management or sustainable development among professionals. These professionals contribute to the implementation of sound management practices and to influence actions in order to bring about lasting changes within society and within various organizations.

Specific environmental or sustainable development management skills to be developed and associated with the program:
Being able to diagnose a situation, a problem or any other question related to environmental or sustainable development issues by applying a critical judgment and on the basis of a systemic approach;
To take a stand, develop an intervention plan (scenarios, policies, programs, projects, guidelines, procedures, intervention strategy, implementation strategy, etc.) to bring about change;
To manage projects (development, planning, implementation, closure).


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Graduate Microprogram in Environment

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

This program is intended primarily for professionals or students wishing to improve their skills in one of the fields of environment and sustainable development.

Specific environmental or sustainable development skills to be developed and associated with the program:
Being able to diagnose a situation, a problem or any other question related to environmental or sustainable development issues by applying a critical judgement and on the basis of an interdisciplinary approach;
To take a stand, develop an intervention plan (scenarios, policies, programs, projects, guidelines, procedures, intervention strategy, implementation strategy, etc.) to bring about change.


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):
Doctoral Level Microprogram in Strategic Environmental Consulting

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

The purpose of this doctoral level microprogram is to train professionals in strategic environmental consulting at a senior level, who are able to provide thoughtful advice to organizations at a strategic level on actions to address considering environmental issues that affect or will affect their mission.

Specific skills to be developed and associated with the program:
To evaluate in an interdisciplinary way environmental issues at the strategic scale of an organization that may emanate new practices, research or development, in different sectors (e.g. governance, ethics, economic, legislative, technological);
To make a critical judgement on current environmental arguments, data, methodologies and practices in light of recent or ongoing research findings;
To choose the most appropriate organization’s strategic levers for an intervention;
To propose an innovative approach to a strategic environmental issue;
To undertake a reflexive approach on the strategic advisory role related to the environment and more particularly on the ethical dimension.


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