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
"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
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.
- 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.