Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.89
Liaison Jonathan Rausseo
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Ottawa
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Jonathan Rausseo
campus sustainability manager
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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:
Honours BSocSc in Environmental Economics and Public Policy

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:
Environmental studies delve into some of the most significant issues of our day, such as anthropogenic climate change, urban pollution and possible threats to human health. You learn how to use applied research tools and management principles that can be applied in a variety of areas, such as conducting environmental impact assessments and resource management.

Website URL for the undergraduate degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Honours BSc in Environmental Science

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
"Environmental Science is the interdisciplinary study of the environment, its functioning and its relationship to human activities. Society has a growing need for specialists able to recognize, understand, solve and prevent environmental problems. The Environmental Science program at the University of Ottawa focuses on the integration of traditional science disciplines (e.g. biology, earth sciences, chemistry, physics) to study the natural environment and the impact of human activities. The program consists of a core of basic science courses complemented by courses in various disciplines that address the scientific and societal aspects of environmental problems. In addition, the program offers three areas of specialization: conservation and biodiversity; global change; and environmental geochemistry and ecotoxicology. The final year entails an independent research project or equivalent units in advanced courses in the specialization."

Website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Honours BScoSc in Environmental Economics and Public Policy

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Environmental issues fill the headlines — climate change, the oil sands, species loss, to name but a few. Is it possible to grow the economy and protect the environment at the same time? Is our current economic path sustainable? The Honours Bachelor in Environmental Economics and Public Policy provides students with a multidisciplinary understanding of the environment, the economy and the interaction between the two. The program includes a CO-OP option, and students may also undertake a research internship in the public or non-profit sector in fourth year. All students undertake original policy research in a capstone course in either environmental or natural resource economics. The program opens doors to careers in environment-economy policy development and analysis in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

Website URL for the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):
"Major in Environmental Studies: https://catalogue.uottawa.ca/en/undergrad/major-environmental-studies-bilingual-program Joint Honours BA in Environmental Studies and Geography: https://www.uottawa.ca/academic/info/regist/1112/calendars/programs/1068.html "

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:
Minor in Environmental Studies (Bilingual Program)

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration:
Environmental studies delve into some of the most significant issues of our day, such as anthropogenic climate change, urban pollution and possible threats to human health. You learn how to use applied research tools and management principles that can be applied in a variety of areas, such as conducting environmental impact assessments and resource management.

Website URL for the undergraduate minor or concentration:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (2nd program):
Common Law- Option in Environmental Law:

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration (2nd program):
The option in Environmental Law is intended for students wishing to obtain a specialization in the growing field of environmental law and policy. The Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa has one of the largest concentrations of environmental law professors and courses of any law school in Canada, and is home to numerous institutions, such as the Centre for Environmental Law and Global Sustainability, the Ecojustice Legal Clinic, the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, Sustainable Prosperity. The program and the institutions create opportunities for mentorship and getting involved in law reform, litigation and policy work relating to environmental law.

Website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (3rd program):
BASc in Environmental Engineering, Environmental and water resources option

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration (3rd program):
"Civil engineers design the infrastructure on which their communities depend, such as buildings and their foundations, bridges, canals, dams, transportation facilities, municipal sewer and water networks, and wastewater and solid waste treatment systems. Civil engineering students at the University of Ottawa can take advantage of world-class teaching laboratories, multimedia classrooms and outstanding computer facilities. Students develop expertise in computer applications, field and laboratory testing, and project management, and they are well-equipped to serve their communities upon graduation." The Environmental Science program at the University of Ottawa focuses on the integration of traditional science disciplines (e.g. biology, earth sciences, chemistry, physics) to study the natural environment and the impact of human activities. The program consists of a core of basic science courses complemented by courses in various disciplines that address the scientific and societal aspects of environmental problems. In addition, the program offers three areas of specialization: conservation and biodiversity; global change; and environmental geochemistry and ecotoxicology. The final year entails an independent research project or equivalent units in advanced courses in the specialization.

Website URL for the undergraduate minor or concentration (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused undergraduate minors and concentrations:
"BaSC in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering Optionhttps://catalogue.uottawa.ca/en/undergrad/basc-chemical-engineering-environmental-engineering-option/ Honours BSc in Chemistry- EcoChemistry Option https://catalogue.uottawa.ca/en/undergrad/honours-bsc-chemistryoption-ecochemistry/honours-bsc-chemistryoption-ecochemistry.pdf "

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