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Join the green economy

At the Faculty of Agriculture in Truro, our program offers training in green science and technology. You’ll gain the skills to address our resource management and food production needs.


Sustainable research

Dr. Kenny Corscadden is involved in a research project on the use of wool as an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional insulation.


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Environmental Sciences

Study at the Faculty of Agriculture in Truro

Located one hour from Halifax in Truro, NS, Dalhousie's Agricultural Campus is a great place to study, work and live.


Top 7 reasons to study Integrated Environmental Management at Dalhousie:

  1. An inter-disciplinary program: You'll study bio-resources, precision agriculture, renewable energy and waste management—a mix of disciplines unique among environmental management programs.
  2. An engineering approach: At the Faculty of Agriculture in Truro, you'll learn how to manage the effects of modern agriculture and technology on the environment from a systems and practice perspective. Study the technologies associated with land, water, buildings and machinery.
  3. Resource access: Visit on-campus environmental management sites like managed wetlands, an energy-creating algae colony and our Bio-Environmental Engineering Centre, one of Canada’s leading adaptive research and development facilities.
  4. Research activity: Our faculty are active researchers who incorporate their work and current industry issues into your education.
  5. A marketable education: Demand is growing for resource management professionals. You could have an exciting career in the environmental, agricultural or bio-resource industries.
  6. Be part of the solution: Our program relates directly to three of the most pressing issues facing our world right now: food, water and the environment. It will strengthen your problem-solving skills and put them to use.
  7. Professional recognition: As a graduate of the IEM program, you’ll meet the formal educational requirements for membership in the Nova Scotia Institute of Agrologists, which monitors professionals working in the agri-food industry.

What will I learn?


You’ll learn how we can better protect our environment with sustainable solutions for resource management and food production in Canada and around the world. You’ll gain advanced knowledge of environmental and biological systems applied to land, water, buildings and machinery.

What can I do?

Professor in the lab studying sheep's wool

Our program gives you the background to pursue a career in the growing environmental, agricultural or biological resource industries. You could work as a researcher, project manager or policy consultant in the public or private sector, or further your studies in a field like engineering.