Recognizing the need for international education and professional training specific to climate change, IC3 was the catalyst for the development of the Master of Climate Change (MCC) program. This one-year, course-based program provides a unique educational experience to students interested in the many emerging career paths in climate change science, policy and management. 

Learn more about the Master of Climate Change (MCC) program

students standing

Kai, Million, Suzanne, Glenn, Ayesha and Lubna from the first cohort of MCC students (2013-14) with IC3's former Associate Director, Sarah Brown (third from the left).

A number of IC3 members deliver core courses for this program, including Jean AndreyDerek ArmitageSarah BurchNeil CraikSimon DalbyRob de LoëBrent DobersteinClaude DuguaySusan ElliottBlair FeltmateChris FletcherRichard KellyBrendon LarsonEllsworth LeDrewCarrie MitchellRichard PetronePaul ParkerDerek RobinsonIan RowlandsDaniel ScottJason ThistlethwaiteJohanna WandelOlaf Weber, and Steve Young.

Master of Climate Change Students

MCC Student Spotlight: Alumni

Dustin Carey

Hometown: Sarnia, OntarioDustin Carey

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Environmental Studies in Geography and Environmental Management

MCC Research Focus:
1) Understanding the socioeconomic impacts of natural disasters and the potential for the introduction of overland flood insurance in Canada. 
2) The role of small and medium enterprises in sustainability governance. 

Supervisors: IC3 Director Daniel Scott and IC3 members Jason Thistlethwaite and Sarah Burch 

In one way or another, climate change impacts every aspect of our lives. There is no facet of human civilization – be it the economy, energy sources, what we eat or how we relax – that can exist completely independent of the surrounding environment. As a result, the knowledge and tools for effective governance in light of climate realities, ensuring that climate change considerations are embedded in decision making processes, are of paramount importance in addressing the most pressing issue of the 21st century.

Ayesha Jamil 


Hometown: Islamabad, Pakistan

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences

Graduate: Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management

MCC Research Focus:  
Climate change development projects in Pakistan.

Supervisors: IC3 members Brent Doberstein and Carrie Mitchell 

Climate change knowledge and education is very important for all sorts of development projects and an integral part of them as well. The climate is not going to get better under business as usual circumstances, we need to make a conscious effort to incorporate mitigation and adaptation strategies in it from today in order to decelerate the projected increase in temperatures and alterations to precipitation patterns which will have profound impacts on our ecosystems.