Funded research positions are currently available for Masters and PhD research graduate students in Sustainability Management. For more information, or if you do not see your research interest listed below, please refer to individual faculty research interests

Current research opportunities
Research area Information Professor Contact Student eligibility
Banking and sustainable development What are the current and potential impacts of banks and other financial institutions on sustainable development and what may banks do to influence sustainable development in a positive way? Olaf Weber Masters or PhD student
Circular economy A smelter database to support materials flow analysis, business analytics and metallurgical engineering knowledge to characterize global recycling capacity. (Chinese language desirable) Steven Young Masters or PhD student
Environmental risk management How do businesses manage environmental risks such as water risks and conflict minerals and how do their management practices influence their financial performance? Olaf Weber Masters or PhD student
Healthcare sustainability Including life cycle assessment of hospital waste, medical devices and disposables – with the aim of improving the sustainability of this large impactful industry. Steven Young Masters student
Impact investing How do social banking and impact investing contribute to sustainable development? Olaf Weber Masters or PhD student
Innovation and economic development To examine the impacts of disruptive technologies in the agri-food sector in Southern Ontario. Including a survey of technologies being developed, reasons for adoption, an assessment of their impacts, and responses by regional organizations.  Heather Hall PhD student
Innovation and economic development To examine the impacts of disruptive technologies in the agri-food sector in Northern Ontario. Including a survey of technologies being developed, reasons for adoption, an assessment of their impacts, and responses by regional organizations.  Heather Hall Masters student
Innovation and economic development To examine the impacts of disruptive technologies in the mining sector in Northern Canada. Including a survey of technologies being developed, reasons for adoption, an assessment of their impacts, and responses by regional organizations.  Heather Hall Postdoctoral Researcher
Responsible sourcing Responsible sourcing of raw materials like steel, aluminum, copper and tungsten, including supply chain analysis and management systems standards. Read as an example Professor Young's  article Steven Young

Masters or PhD student

Sustainable finance What is the role of voluntary and regulatory mechanisms for the financial sector to become more sustainable? Olaf Weber Masters or PhD student

 Please contact professors directly for more information. 

(Updated September 2019)