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 largely in community-based organizations. These partners are primarily non-profit and charitable organizations, as well as governments and municipalities that enable SENS to offer this experience for students. 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.
Below are select MSEM project titles/topics:
2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013
The 2012-13 MSEM student body has partnered with the following organizations:
- Wanuskewin Heritage Park
- South Saskatchewan Watershed Stewards, Inc.
- Redberry Lake Biosphere Reserve
- Saskatchewan Environmental Society
- Meewasin Valley Authority
- Agriculture in the Classroom
- Habitat for Humanity
- Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council