Welcome to SENS!

Admission Deadlines

The School of Environment and Sustainability is currently accepting applications for the 2021-22 academic year which starts in September 2021. 

Once you've completed your application, expect to wait 4-6 weeks for processing. Please ensure that all required documents have been uploaded as part of your application, as this will delay processing times. 

Questions? Email info.sens@usask.ca 

Undergraduate Certificates

Certificate in Sustainability

Set yourself apart at graduation with this unique opportunity coordinated through SENS. The Certificate in Sustainability enriches your current degree program by learning about sustainability-related concepts and practices. You will gain an understanding of how to integrate human-environmental systems within our current reality and how to critically evaluate sustainability efforts. This certificate works well in an interdisciplinary context; consider adding it to a degree in computing science, business, or engineering for maximum flexibility.

Graduate Certificates: Climate Change

Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Action

Info Session: Dr. Sheri Andrews-Key walks you through the certificate.
The Graduate Certificate in Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Action will provide professionals with an understanding of the relationships among climate science, vulnerability assessments, adaptation development, and management applications. Graduates will support the translation of this understanding by government agencies, private companies, and community planners into specific adaptation plans, leading to climate action.

Graduate Certificates: Energy

Community Energy Planning and Finance

The Graduate Certificate in Community Energy Planning and Finance provides tools for planning and financing community renewable energy projects. This certificate can be taken as a standalone program or used to ladder into the Master of Sustainability (MSs).

Energy Transitions

The Graduate Certificate in Energy Transitions is designed for professionals who seek to better understand how to navigate policy processes for transitioning to renewable energy. This certificate can be taken as a standalone program or used to ladder into the Master of Sustainability (MSs).

Graduate Certificates: Sustainability

Governance Foundations for Sustainability

The Graduate Certificate in Governance Foundations for Sustainability will help professionals who work with (or within) government agencies to better understand the basic structures of governance, actor groups and policy communities that influence governance, and the present-day imperatives of working with Indigenous peoples. Courses related to reconciliation and negotiation will also provide practical tools to become more effective practitioners when planning and implementing sustainability innovations. This certificate can be taken as a standalone program or used to ladder into the Master of Sustainability (MSs).

Sustainability Solutions

The Graduate Certificate in Sustainability Solutions teaches new strategies to design and implement solutions to sustainability challenges. Courses build competencies towards regenerative design and sustainability alternatives to common sustainability problems by teaching key concepts and practical tools. New professionals and longstanding professionals will become more effective practitioners by learning about sustainability innovations and how to apply them. This certificate can be taken as a standalone program or used to ladder into the Master of Sustainability (MSs).

Graduate Certificates: Water

Sustainable Water Management

The Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Water Management focuses on human dimensions of sustainable water management, including policy approaches and public health. It is designed for professionals who recognize that their work must include a foundational knowledge of how humans affect and are affected by water quality and quantity. This certificate can be taken as a standalone program or used to ladder into the Master of Water Security (MWS).

Water Resources

The Graduate Certificate in Water Resources focuses on enhancing foundational knowledge in water resource and hydrological theory, data analysis, and modelling. It is designed for professionals who seek to build expertise and professional networks. This certificate can be taken as a standalone program or used to ladder into the Master of Water Security (MWS).

Water Science

The Graduate Certificate in Water Science provides opportunities to apply knowledge in the water sciences to address extant and emerging water quality issues. This certificate is tailored for practitioners with an interest in the water sciences, aiming to deepen their knowledge as it relates to chemical risk, ecosystem management, and hydrogeological processes. This certificate can be taken as a standalone program or used to ladder into the Master of Water Security (MWS).