Funded research positions are currently available for Masters and PhD research graduate students in Sustainability Management. Professors may have specific positions or are seeking students to fit within a research grant or research program. For more information, or if you do not see your research interest listed below, please refer to individual faculty research interests.
|Research area||Information||Professor contact||Student eligibility||Deadline|
|Sustainable aviation||Test technical, environmental and financial viability of electric planes||Paul Parker||Masters or PhD||Ongoing|
|Climate change risk management||How do public and private institutions predict, assess, and manage climate change risk? What sources of uncertainty represent barriers to action and how do we manage them?||Jason Thistlethwaite||Masters or PhD||Ongoing|
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||Ongoing|
|Socio-economic vulnerability in a changing climate||In risk assessment, how does consideration for socio-economic vulnerability influence institutional decision-making on strategy and public policy?||Jason Thistlethwaite||Masters or PhD||Ongoing|
|Circular economy||A smelter database to support materials flow analysis, business analytics and metallurgical engineering knowledge to characterize global recycling capacity.||Steven Young||Masters or PhD (chinese language desirable)||Ongoing|
|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||Ongoing|
|Healthcare sustainability||Including institutional and technical assessment of hospital waste, medical devices and disposables – with the aim of improving the sustainability of this large impactful industry.||Steven Young||Masters||Ongoing|
|Impact investing||How do social banking and impact investing contribute to sustainable development?||Olaf Weber||Masters or PhD||Ongoing|
|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||Ongoing|
Responsible sourcing of raw materials like steel, aluminum, copper and tungsten, including supply chain analysis and management systems standards.
Masters or PhD
|Sustainable finance||What is the role of voluntary and regulatory mechanisms for the financial sector to become more sustainable?||Olaf Weber||Masters or PhD||Ongoing|
Please contact professors directly for more information.