Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.42
Liaison Mary-Lee Townsend
Submission Date Feb. 1, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Western University
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Connor Donald
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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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:
Masters in Environment and Sustainability

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

The Master's in Environment and Sustainability (MES) program is designed to focus and develop intellectual and practical skills for the application and advancement of environmental sciences and sustainability in scientific, business, industrial and policy sectors. It is a fast-paced, dynamic, course-based interdisciplinary program created for students interested in equipping themselves with the skills and experience needed to compete for an entry level position as an environmental professional with a potential for leadership in industry, a non-governmental organization, or a government department. Students in the program will have sufficient formal education at the undergraduate and possibly graduate level and/or work experience. With this depth of knowledge in place, they will seek to better understand the interdisciplinary and complex nature of environmental problems through course work, group work, professional development workshops and practical work experiences. A consulting project will challenge students with the complex nature of a specific project on the environment or sustainability – from inception through analysis, documentation, and presentation. In the final (summer) term, a cooperative education (co-op) placement provides a first-hand opportunity at learning on the job.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Collaborative Program in Environment and Sustainability

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

The Collaborative Program in Environment and Sustainability is an interdisciplinary enrichment program designed for current graduate students (MSc/MA/MESc or PhD) who wish to become specialists in specific aspects of environment and sustainability, and who also wish to gain an appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of environmental problems and solutions. The student earns a degree in the home department plus credit for participation in the enrichment program.

The Collaborative Program in Environment and Sustainability was designed with three goals in mind:

to build upon and complement the discipline-based programs relevant to environment and sustainability;
to promote an appreciation on the interdisciplinary nature of environmental problems; and
to develop a community of students and faculty across Western who are interested in environment and sustainability.

The Collaborative Program in Environment and Sustainability was designed with three goals in mind:

1) to build upon and complement the discipline-based programs relevant to environment and sustainability;
2) to promote an appreciation on the interdisciplinary nature of environmental problems; and
3) to develop a community of students and faculty across Western who are interested in environment and sustainability.


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Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
No

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