The Department of Environment and Geography at Bishop’s University is pleased to announce that Gaz Métro has pledged $50,000 through the Leading the Way campaign to support students in the graduate-level Micro-Program in Climate Change.
This micro-program offers instruction from leading experts on the science of climate change, its impacts, and strategies for its mitigation and is offered annually during the winter semester. Key faculty include Dr. Matthew Peros, Canada Research Chair in Climate and Environmental Change; Dr. Elisabeth Levac, a leading specialist in oceanography and climate change and health; Dr. Valerio Faraoni, a renowned physicist with expertise in energy and the environment; and Dr. Alexandre Langlois, from the Université de Sherbrooke, who is one of Canada’s leading polar scientists. Students have access to Bishop’s state-of-the-art Climate and Environmental Change research laboratory, and a range of other resources on the Bishop’s and Université de Sherbrooke campuses.
Graduates will be well positioned to compete for jobs in both the government and private sectors. The program can also serve as springboard for further study, be it graduate school in a climate or environment-related field, law school or other professional degrees, or an MBA.
This English-language program is the first of its kind in Québec. It was developed in conjunction with the Centre universitaire de formation en environnement et développement durable (CUFE) at the Université de Sherbrooke.