Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.92
Liaison Mat Thijssen
Submission Date Oct. 26, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Waterloo
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Mat Thijssen
Sustainability Manager
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that is one week or more in length?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive program(s) offered by the institution:

The Master of Development Practice (MDP) program is a professional course-based program that positions graduates as global development professionals. The program prepares students to better identify and address the challenges of extreme poverty and sustainable development through excellent course offerings. With a focus on sustainable development, the MDP offers courses from four intersecting areas: health, natural, social, and management sciences.
Field placements are a critical component of the MDP program and allows students to gain real-world practical experience in the development sector before graduating.
Master of Development Practice (MDP) students are required to spend a minimum of three months gaining practical experience through a program-approved field placement or internship. The placement is normally completed during the spring term after two terms of coursework. In the final term, after the field placement or internship, students may have the opportunity to participate and present papers at the International Conference on Sustainable Development Practice (ICSDP) in New York.


Website URL where information about the institution’s immersive education programs is available:
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