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Program snapshot

Top 10 reasons to study ESS at Dalhousie:

  1. Lead Change: Help solve complex global challenges—like water and energy security, climate change, environmental degradation, and increasing urbanization.
  2. Experiential learning: Participate in on- or off-campus internships and gets hands-on experience dealing with sustainability issues.
  3. Dynamic team-taught lectures: Profs and other experts from diverse disciplines—business, the arts, social science, health, planning—share many perspectives on the same issue.
  4. Join communities, on campus and off: live, learn and work with like-minded change-makers.
  5. Read the Sustainability News Blog: for the latest postings about events on campus, jobs and internship opportunities in Halifax and beyond.
  6. Green space: The College of Sustainability is located in the Mona Campbell Building—one of the greenest buildings on the Dal campus.
  7. Lectures, films, and more: Our Thursday lecture series will engage you in sustainability-related issues.
  8. Learn skills you can take to the workplace: The ESS program’s interdisciplinary approach prepares you for work in public service, industry, not-for-profit, and the private sector. Attend the Green Jobs Fair.
  9. Live and learn: With like-minded students in an environmentally conscious residence community.
  10. Bursaries/Awards: The College of Sustainability offers a number of bursaries and scholarships for students, including the ESS Travel Bursary.

What will I learn?

Learn about sustainability problems and how to solve them in the ESS program

Explore links between environmental issues and poverty, globalization, consumption, and urbanization. Develop skills in environmental decision-making. Gain hands-on experience through internships, group work, and community projects.

What can I do?

Emma Norton WhatCanIDo

Your studies in ESS can help you on your way to a rewarding career in a number of exciting fields. Find out how Emma Norton's ESS education prepared her to join the Ecology Action Centre (EAC) and help Nova Scotians increase their energy efficiency.