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Sustainability

Environmental, economic and societal best practices

Practical tools, resources, strategies and techniques to develop sustainable living and working environments

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Expand your knowledge of sustainable environmental, economic and societal best practices.

The Sustainability program examines how individuals, governments and businesses plan, design and implement sustainable practices. The program takes an encompassing approach by highlighting sustainability impacts on our environmental, economic and societal systems. You will learn about best practices, strategies and developments for living and working sustainably.

"Participants will be part of a growing and highly demanded sustainability program which combines educational learning and practical experience as a vehicle to address the ever-challenging issues such as climate change, inequality and social unrest, and economic instability on the global stage." -Somayeh Rokhgireh, program instructor

This program is geared toward individuals seeking to learn about sustainable practices, policies and leadership. ​You may select courses based on ​your academic and professional backgrounds. Courses will be delivered online and will include:

  • Instructor-led lectures and presentations
  • Group discussions
  • Individual and small group practical application activities

Each online course will be approximately 3 hours per week for a total of 10 hours. To qualify for a Certificate of Completion, students must complete a minimum of 30 hours of course content and evaluative components.

 

Program Features

  • Take multiple courses to earn a Certificate of Completion or select individual courses based on your needs and goals
  • Courses teach practical skills and apply real-world examples 
  • Convenient online platform
  • Learn from instructors with industry experience

Who Should Take This Program

  • Professionals looking to develop their background in sustainability best practices 
  • Mature students
  • New Canadians starting a new career or academic program

Program Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the program, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the role of the individual, community and business within sustainable and environmental practices.
  • Identify key issues within the sustainable movement, both locally and nationally.
  • Connect local and national issues within the global environmental actions.
  • Review primary policies and laws affecting sustainable practices.
  • Understand the relationship between business and consumers for sustainable action.
  • Examine practical tools, resources, strategies and techniques to develop sustainable living and working environments.
  • Explore and apply various design views/approaches for responsible sustainable living and business development​.

Join our FREE Virtual Open House on August 25 to explore our online programs and get your questions answered by experts in real-time. 

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Learn more about the program in this recording of our latest Program Preview Webinar: