Student Projects


MSEM student Manuel Chavez-Ortiz presents his project at the SENS 992 poster symposium.

To foster project management and critical thinking skills, Master in Sustainable Environmental Management (MSEM) students must complete a research project as part of their degree requirements. The project provides an opportunity for students to investigate applied topics in environment and sustainability. Projects are interdisciplinary in scope and may include scientific, technical, social, economic, cultural, institutional or other appropriate attributes of environmental and sustainability challenges.

The project engages students in active, hands-on learning and takes place in a variety of organizations. These partners include non-profit and charitable organizations, municipal and provincial governments, and crown corporations. If students already have a partner in industry or the consulting sector and wish to gain practical experience by partnering with them, this option may also be available. Students work on an identified project with the partner organization, for a 250-hour placement from May to July.

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Below are select MSEM project titles/topics:
2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014

Here are just a few of the organizations the MSEM student body has partnered with over the last few years:

  • Wanuskewin Heritage Park
  • South Saskatchewan Watershed Stewards, Inc.
  • Redberry Lake Biosphere Reserve
  • Community of Lakeland, SK
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • City of Saskatoon
  • SaskPower
  • Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment
  • Saskatchewan Water Security Agency
  • Federated Co-operatives Limited
  • Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre
  • Wapusk National Park
  • Saskatchewan Research Council
  • Saskatchewan Environmental Society
  • Meewasin Valley Authority
  • Agriculture in the Classroom
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council