Introducing the Graduate Certificate in Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Action

Earn a 3-course post-graduate certificate that provides proven, concrete strategies to enhance the capacity of your organization to assess your vulnerability and adapt to climate change.

By SENS Communications
Dr. Sheri Andrews-Key walks you through the climate certificate.

The School of Environment and Sustainability at USask is excited to introduce our new graduate certificate: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Action.

This is a brand-new certification in applied climate change planning, management, and policy-building capacity designed specifically to meet the growing need for professional competencies in land, natural resource sectors, and communities.

With the knowledge of how to conduct such assessments and build the business case for adaptation, graduates of this certificate program can become key strategists in private companies, communities, non-governmental organizations, or government agencies.



Domestic: $1,500 per course, or $4,500 (CAD) for the certificate. 

International: $2,715 per course, or $8,145 (CAD) for the certificate.


Course sequence and overview



Application deadline
September 2, 2021 (for 2021-22 academic year)

How to apply
Please send us an email to to let us know once you've applied so that we can follow up on your application and have it processed in a timely fashion for a September 2021 start.

As we finalize the implementation of the CCVAA Certificate, all applicants for Fall 2021 will need to apply as non-degree students. Please visit the USask admissions page for more information and the minimum admission requirements for non-degree students. To apply as a non-degree student, visit our application portal.

Once you have formally been accepted to the university, you will receive information about how to register for each of the courses.