Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.07
Liaison Erin Akins
Submission Date March 5, 2020
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University of Saskatchewan
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
3.00 / 3.00 Matt Wolsfeld
Community Engagement Co-ordinator
Office of Sustainability
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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 of Sustainable Environmental Management (MSEM)

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

MSEM students transcend disciplinary boundaries to manage complex problems and address sustainability challenges from the local to the global context. This intensive program may be completed in one year of study and provides students with hands-on learning opportunities and develops their project management skills. Students address real-world issues by working with a public, private, research or non-profit partner. Graduates go on to work in industry, the non-profit sector, the public sector and in research organizations.


The website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Master of Environment and Sustainability (MES)

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

The MES is a thesis-based program that provides students with the opportunities and skills to advance their understanding of sustainability challenges in today’s world. Education in complex problem solving, the foundations of sustainability, and research skills prepares students to play a significant role in knowledge generation, translation and decision-making. Students can explore the meaning of interdisciplinary research by considering a wide range of scientific, technical, political, social, economic, and institutional factors that shape environmental and sustainability problems, their management and their potential solutions.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Doctor of Philosophy in Environment and Sustainability (PhD)

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

This dissertation-based degree is for students who want an advanced education in researching 21st-century sustainability challenges. Our PhD students attain a deep understanding of sustainability concepts while designing and implementing their own original research. These interdisciplinary scholars demonstrate excellence in their fields of study and are ready to become leaders in academia, industry, non-profit organizations and the public sector.


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

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

One Health is the collaborative effort of multiple health science professions, together with their related disciplines and institutions – working locally, nationally, and globally – to attain optimal health for people, domestic animals, wildlife, plants, and our environment. The Certificate in One Health program prepares graduate students to address complex problems in a creative, integrated, and systematic manner at an advanced level. They will learn how to navigate complex systems and develop strong skill sets in interdisciplinary knowledge analysis and integration. The Certificate program also honors multiple ways of knowing, including the holistic nature of Indigenous thought.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Environmental Engineering Post-Graduate Diploma

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

The following are some areas of study in environmental engineering that could be pursued by students pursuing a Post-Graduate Diploma in Environmental Engineering:
Waste water treatment and disposal for municipal systems
Water supply for human and industrial consumption
Wind engineering and atmospheric dispersion of pollutants
Industrial waste from manufacturing and processing
Waste management from mining and the petroleum recovery
Groundwater contamination, remediation and containment
Surface water management and pollution control
Reduction in toxic emissions from forest products and pesticide plants
Automobile emissions and alternative fuels
Building energy conservation
Agricultural practices, fertilizers, feedlots, etc.
Development of energy alternatives and energy conservation
Improving efficiency of manufacturing processes
Urban land use


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):
Graduate Degree in Indigenous Studies

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

From its multi-disciplinary foundation, Indigenous Studies is progressively acquiring an independent and unique basis for its teaching and research. The Department of Indigenous Studies seeks to provide an intellectual milieu where teaching and research are well grounded in the priorities and knowledge of Saskatchewan’s Aboriginal communities, all the while placing them within the larger fabric of the Canadian Aboriginal experience and the emergent global, social phenomenon of indigeneity.

Researchers and students in Indigenous Studies explore and seek to understand the fundamental nature of Aboriginal society. As a centre of academic inquiry based on sound pedagogical and research principles, the Department of Indigenous Studies strives to develop more expansive and innovative views on Indigenous Knowledge.


The 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:

All graduate level minors and concentrations can be found at the link below:
https://grad.usask.ca/programs/find-a-program.php

Our sustainability course inventory includes graduate courses, denoted by an 800 level course number of by a "y" in the "Graduate" field of the Excel document.
https://sustainability.usask.ca/study/sustainability-course-inventory.php


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