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Equipping future environmental leaders

The Master of Environmental Studies (MES) in Sustainability Management (SUSM) is a graduate program committed to providing future environmental leaders with the research skills, management tools, strategies and processes required to realize sustainable outcomes within business, government and third sector organizations.

The program contributes to the creation of academic knowledge by developing methods, systems, concepts, and tools for sustainability management. Students prepare for careers in areas such as academia, public policy and business analytics.

Our graduates work as:

  • Project Co-ordinator, Lura Consulting
  • Program Manager, Mennonite Economic Development Associates
  • Junior Analyst, Sustainalytics
  • Corporate Responsibility - Manager, The Travel Company
  • Co-Founder, NU Grocery

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    Here's what our graduates have to say about MES in SUSM:

    “Working hand-in-hand with your thesis advisor students of this program will begin the long journey of developing a masterful understanding of a specific sustainable issue and what innovative solutions there are to address them.”

    - Reuben DeBoer, 2015

    “The SUSM program is a great interdisciplinary platform to launch oneself into the world of business, policy-making and advanced higher research.”

    - Anastasia Veeramani, 2015

    “The staff were consistently supportive and always approachable. The program is diverse with an international lens, which helped to expand my horizons both in and out of the classroom.”

    - Xiaoling Wang, 2014


    Collaborative Water Program

    Co-ordinated and supported by the Water Institute, the Collaborative Water Program promotes the development of interdisciplinary perspectives. The MES in Sustainability Management – Water is a unique program that allows students to complete their specialist training in SEED while working with peers from a variety of departments/schools and faculties. Students study complex water problems and learn how to work in interdisciplinary teams to better understand and address water issues. Graduates are future water leaders who are able to communicate across disciplines and within interdisciplinary teams in the water sector.

    Angie Hildebrand
    Program Administrator
    MES in Sustainability Management