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Division of Environmental Engineering

University Catalogue


Graduate Chair: Jaafar Soltan

Graduate Secretary: Jan Compain

Phone: (306) 966-7827

Division of Environmental Engineering
University of Saskatchewan
57 Campus Drive
Saskatoon SK S7N 5A9

Environmental Engineering

No new students are being accepted into the Environmental Engineering graduate program. Over time, student’s interests have become more focused in different aspects of environmental science and engineering. Potential applicants are encouraged to look at the following graduate programs which offer both master’s and PhD options.

Biological Engineering is the application of engineering principles to any process associated with the production of biologically-based goods and the management and protection of our natural resources. Biological engineers develop efficient and environmentally-sensitive methods of producing food, fiber, timber, bio-based products and renewable energy sources for an ever-increasing world population. These engineers directly contribute to the improvement of our quality of life, right here in Saskatchewan and Canada, as well as around the world.

Chemical Engineering: Research in the area of biotechnology involves the studies of biodegradation, biofilms, bioreactor design, drying of spores, gasohol purification, VOC bioremediation, recombinant fermentation, and metabolic engineering and functional genomics.

Environment and Sustainability: research is focused on key areas of sustainable ecosystems, sustainable communities and water security, including adaptations to environmental change, human impacts on the environment, sustainable natural resource development, environmental policy and governance, using traditional and local knowledge

Soil Science for environmental soil chemistry & ecotoxicology, soil reclamation & remediation, and climate change adaptation & mitigation.

Toxicology  is the science that deals with the harmful effects of chemical and physical agents on living organisms and biological systems. Specializations within the program include analytical toxicology, aquatic toxicology, ecotoxicology, forensic toxicology, immunotoxicology, molecular and biochemical toxicology, nutritional toxicology, radiation and radionuclide toxicology, veterinary toxicology, and wildlife toxicology