Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 92.73
Liaison Emmanuelle Jodoin
Submission Date Oct. 24, 2022

STARS v2.2

Université de Sherbrooke
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Jean-François Comeau
Director, Project for the Integration of Sustainable Development in Education
Office of the Vice-President, Academic
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Master's Degree in Environment

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

In order to respond specifically to 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 can 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 student ability to analyze environmental and social issues within 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 Policy
• Environmental Management and Climate Change (bilingual course (French/English))
• 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 a Master's Degree in Professionalization in Applied Ecology)
• Environmental Management, continuing Education

Lastly, the research-type path aims to train professionals in environmental or sustainable development research. Through their various types of research, they contribute to influencing actions and bringing about lasting changes within society and organizations.

The specific skills to be developed are numerous and may vary depending on the master’s degree path chosen.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Master's Degree in Systemic Management of Natural Environments

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

The Master's Degree in Systemic Management of Natural Environments aims to train specialists in this field. They will have an integrated vision of socio-ecological systems and will be able to produce expert reports, and to carry out interventions for the conservation — sustainable use, protection, restoration — of natural environments in a changing world, and to manage related projects. These specialists will be able to collaborate effectively in an interdisciplinary, intercultural, or international context. Their practice will be scientifically rigorous and committed to the preservation of biodiversity, the reduction of social inequalities, and the respect for socio-cultural diversity.

This program offers three pathways:
• The regular pathway, which prepares students for professional practice in Quebec or Canada and includes a professional internship.
• The international pathway, which prepares students for professional practice in an international and intercultural context and includes an international professional internship.
• The dual degree pathway, with the environmental management course pathway of the Master's Degree in Environment, which prepares students for professional practice that, in addition to the systemic management of natural environments, promotes the implementation of sound management practices in order to bring about sustainable change in organizations.


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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:
Graduate Diploma Specialized in Environmental Management

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

The Graduate Diploma Specialized in Environmental Management (31 credits) is an interdisciplinary program that aims to develop environmental or sustainable development management skills for professionals. These professionals contribute to the implementation of sound management practices and to influence actions to bring lasting changes within society and various organizations.

Specific environmental or sustainable development management skills to be developed associated with the program:
• Making a diagnosis of a situation, a problem, or any other issue related to environmental or sustainable development topics, making a critical judgment based on the systemic approach
• Taking a stand, develop an intervention plan (scenarios, policies, programs, projects, guidelines, procedures, intervention strategy, implementation strategy, etc.) with a view to bringing about change
• Managing (development, planning, implementation, closure) projects


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Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Graduate Microprogram in International Climate Negotiations and Policy

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

The Graduate Microprogram in International Climate Negotiations and Policy provides an in-depth understanding of international climate negotiations and international climate change policy and issues, both for those already in the workforce and for students who wish to specialize in the increasingly strategic area of climate issues for many organizations.

This program offers two possible paths:
• A theoretical and field pathway, where the student participates in the annual Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
• A theoretical and practical pathway, where the student takes part in the simulation of an international climate negotiation, or in the realization of a research-partnership mandate related to international climate negotiations


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Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Doctoral Degree Microprogram in Strategic Environmental Counselling

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

The objective of the Doctoral Degree Microprogram in Strategic Environmental Counselling is to train at a senior level strategic environmental counselling professionals capable of providing thoughtful advice at a strategic level to organizations for actions to address environmental issues that affect or will affect their mission.

Specific skills to be developed and associated with the program:
• Evaluating in an interdisciplinary way environmental issues at the strategic scale of an organization that may emanate new practices, research, or developments, in different sectors (e.g., governance, ethical, economic, legislative, technological)
• Critically assessing current environmental arguments, data, methodologies, and practices in light of recent or ongoing research findings
• Choosing the most appropriate strategic lever(s) of an organization for an intervention
• Proposing an innovative approach to a strategic environmental issue
• Undertaking a reflexive process on the role of strategic environmental counselling and more specifically on the ethical dimension.


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