Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.28
Liaison Cynthia Philippe
Submission Date May 12, 2021

STARS v2.2

Universite du Quebec a Montreal
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Cynthia Philippe
Sustainability advisor
Service du développement organisationnel
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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 in environmental sciences

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

The MSc in Environmental Sciences offers a multidisciplinary vision to address the complexity of current challenges related to the environment and development. In collaboration with the Institute of Environmental Sciences, the program offers several avenues of research such as forest management, ecosystem dynamics, urban environments, human health and climate change.

Students work alongside academic resources as well as researchers from different disciplines. Developing critical thinking, management skills and essential scientific methods, graduates participate in the search for socially acceptable and ecologically valid solutions. They work, among other things, as project managers, eco-advisors, research officers, coordinators of organizations and managers of natural environments.


Website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
ph.D. in environmental sciences

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

Experts in environmental science face complex problems that transcend disciplinary boundaries. Favoring a systems approach, the program establishes links with professors from several fields such as social sciences, chemistry, geography, biological sciences and earth and atmospheric sciences.

In addition to taking courses in the field in privileged places such as the Amazon or northern Quebec, students participate in seminars on the major debates of the day and carry out their research project in an autonomous and original way. At the end of their studies, they work as a researcher, professor or consultant in international organizations, private companies, non-governmental organizations or public bodies like ministries and municipalities.


Website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Master in biology

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

The master's degree in biology brings together all the subjects of this discipline, from the molecule to the ecosystem, including the cell, tissues, organism, population and community. This multidisciplinary structure allows students to develop a global vision of biology and to give rise to original research subjects, such as molecular ecology and the production of vaccines by plants. Through solid research training, this program prepares students for postgraduate studies and the workplace. Graduates pursue careers in the fields of the environment, ecology, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and biomedical research.

French version
La maîtrise en biologie regroupe l'ensemble des sujets de cette discipline, de la molécule à l'écosystème en passant par la cellule, les tissus, l'organisme, la population et la communauté. Cette structure multidisciplinaire permet aux étudiants de développer une vision globale de la biologie et de faire naître des sujets de recherche originaux, tels que l'écologie moléculaire et la production de vaccins par les plantes.

Par une solide formation en recherche, ce programme prépare les étudiants à des études de 3e cycle et au milieu du travail. Les diplômés font carrière dans les domaines de l'environnement, l'écologie, la pharmaceutique, la biotechnologie et la recherche biomédicale.


Website URL for the graduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused graduate-level degree programs:

Biochemistry, Master : https://etudier.uqam.ca/programme/maitrise-biochimie
Biology, Master : https://etudier.uqam.ca/programme/maitrise-biologie
Chimie Master https://etudier.uqam.ca/programme/maitrise-chimie
Design de l'environnement Master https://etudier.uqam.ca/programme/maitrise-design-environnement
Éducation relative à l'environnement Programme court https://etudier.uqam.ca/programme/education-relative-environnement
Géographie Master https://etudier.uqam.ca/programme?code=3268
Gestion durable des écosystèmes forestiers Master https://etudier.uqam.ca/programme?code=1517
Météorologie DESS https://etudier.uqam.ca/programme/dess-meteorologie
Planification territoriale et développement local DESS https://etudier.uqam.ca/programme?code=3616
Résilience, risques et catastrophes DESS https://etudier.uqam.ca/programme?code=2112
Résilience, risques et catastrophes Programme court https://etudier.uqam.ca/programme?code=9112
Responsabilité sociale des organisations Programme court https://etudier.uqam.ca/programme?code=0485
Sciences de l'atmosphère Master https://etudier.uqam.ca/programme?code=1812
Sciences de l'environnement Master https://etudier.uqam.ca/programme?code=1852
Sciences de la gestion Master https://etudier.uqam.ca/programme?code=1761
Sciences de la Terre Master https://etudier.uqam.ca/programme?code=3405
Systèmes d'information géographique DESS https://etudier.uqam.ca/programme?code=3246
Biochimie Doctorate https://etudier.uqam.ca/programme/doctorat-biochimie
Biologie Doctorate https://etudier.uqam.ca/programme/doctorat-biologie
Chimie Doctorate https://etudier.uqam.ca/programme/doctorat-chimie
Sciences de l'environnement Doctorate https://etudier.uqam.ca/programme?code=3583
Sciences de la Terre et de l'atmosphère Doctorate https://etudier.uqam.ca/programme?code=3141


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:
Short program in environmental education

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

This program aims to develop skills in education and training relating to the environment in formal and non-formal intervention settings: at school, in the community, in business, in the media, museums, etc. interpretation centers, etc. These skills concern both educational action and environmental action, closely associated with each other in projects aimed at stimulating the critical analysis of socio-ecological realities and contributing to the changes suggested by such an analysis. The main skills are:

- Design and implement environmental education or training projects appropriate to the context, taking into account the various philosophical, epistemological, ethical, pedagogical, cultural, institutional and political issues raised by such initiatives;
- Associate educational action with the development of environmental action projects aimed at solving socio-ecological problems, environmental management or eco-development;
- Integrate a reflective dimension into educational action, so as to take advantage of the latter to progressively contribute to the development of the theoretical and practical field of environmental education.


Website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Short program in resilience, risks and disasters

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

The activities of the short program aim at the development of fundamental skills in disaster risk reduction so that they can be integrated into professional practice. By virtue of the active pedagogical strategies favored in this program, students will be exposed to realistic, even real cases, situations and problems, and called upon to reflect in a transversal, intersectoral and multi-scalar manner on the human, organizational and societal dimensions specific to every event. This will allow them to appropriate the knowledge and practices relating to the development of resilience in the face of disasters applicable in their professional field, whether in the public, parapublic or private sector. Graduates will be able to reinvest in their professional career, whatever it may be, the skills contributing to risk management, vulnerability reduction and resilience building in the face of disasters.


Website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Short program in social responsibility of organizations

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

This program trains specialists able to design, plan, implement, manage and evaluate a social responsibility program in various types of organizations, from a broader perspective of sustainable development. Its purpose is to acquire management and communication skills with regard to the social responsibility of organizations, according to a vision that recognizes the accountability of organizations for the consequences of their decisions and their activities (economic, environmental and social). about the world around them.

In the field of the environment, UQAM constitutes a center of expertise thanks to its Chair of Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development, its Chair of Public Relations and Marketing Communication, its Center for Studies on Sustainable Development, Ethics and social communication and the office of the Business and Sustainable Development Network based at UQAM.


Website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other graduate-level, sustainability-focused minors, concentrations and certificates:

Météorologie DESS https://etudier.uqam.ca/programme/dess-meteorologie

Planification territoriale et développement local DESS https://etudier.uqam.ca/programme?code=3616

Résilience, risques et catastrophes DESS https://etudier.uqam.ca/programme?code=2112

Systèmes d'information géographique DESS https://etudier.uqam.ca/programme?code=3246


Additional documentation to support the submission:

Another web page were we can found all the programs in eco-responsability : https://ecoresponsable.uqam.ca/enseignement-et-recherche/programmes-d-etudes.html or https://etudier.uqam.ca/programmes and choose "environnement" in the "Domaine d'étude".

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