Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.46
Liaison Brandon Raco
Submission Date Sept. 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Guelph
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

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Complete 3.00 / 3.00
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Does the institution offer at least one ​sustainability-focused​ major, degree, or certificate program for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
BA Environmental Governance

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

Students in the environmental governance program will develop an understanding of the geographical, political and economic factors that shape environmental issues. Through creative partnerships between governments, communities and businesses, studies will blend aspects of geography, political science, economics and social justice, providing you a distinct skill set with which to participate in field of environmental governance.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
BEng Environmental Engineering

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

This interdisciplinary major fuses engineering and science principles together. Students will design treatment processes and systems to identify, prevent and clean up pollution of our land, water and air. Gain globally-recognized skills and background to work in municipal, provincial and federal governments both locally and internationally, and in consulting, industry and research.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
BSc Biodiversity

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

Discover the exciting field of biodiversity science through U of G's Biodiversity Institute of Ontario (BIO). BIO is leading global efforts to understand the unity and diversity of all life on Earth. Be a part of it. Explore natural selection, evolution, genetic variation, life cycles, ecosystem structure, population dynamics and more. Complete field experiences and consider an international exchange or internship to expand your understanding of biodiversity


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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors or concentrations for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration:
Sustainable Business

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration:

Issues of social justice, ethics and humanity are an integral part of sustainable business and students in this minor will be engaged in discussion, critical analysis and learning on issues of social and environmental responsibility. Changing societal expectations are creating new challenges for business and other leaders and are shifting the nature of the business and society relationships. Rising demands from civil society and other business stakeholders, such as consumers, communities, employees and government, and the global commitment to Sustainable Development Goals have created an intensification of demands for responsible behaviour. Students will also use global resources such as the Sulitest to evaluate their sustainability knowledge and learning.

The Minor in Sustainable Business integrates a multi-disciplinary view of sustainability issues with a crucial understanding of citizenship, social responsibility, sustainability and diversity issues. Unique to this minor are the required courses and restricted electives from many different disciplines. This Minor is relevant to students from most disciplines who are interested in sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

By taking this minor, students will advance competencies in the following areas:

Sustainability and Social Responsibility

Global Citizenship and Sustainability Issues

Cultural Diversity


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Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (2nd program):
Ecology

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration (2nd program):

This minor provides a foundation in the principles and methods of ecology. It introduces the knowledge and skills necessary for work in conservation, environmental science, education, resource management, ecological consulting, or nature interpretation. Explore issues like habitat loss or why species such as the panda become endangered. Develop the expertise needed to contribute to solving ecosystem management questions.


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Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (3rd program):
Agriculture

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration (3rd program):

The minor in agriculture provides students with the opportunity to learn more about trends and issues in the agri-food system, and choose from a wide variety of courses that examine food production, the environment, plant and animal science and sustainable rural communities.


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