Enhance your BES studies: Complete a Certificate Program with your degree

In addition to selecting an Area of Concentration, BES students will also have the opportunity to
focus their studies towards specific academic and professional interests by declaring to complete one of our certificate programs. Our certificate programs do not add more time to your degree as these courses fit directly within your degree program study plan.

Certificate in Cultural and Artistic Practices for Environmental and Social Justice (CAP)
The first certificate of its kind in Canada! Develop creative artistic skills, deepen your social analysis and learn to work collaboratively with community arts groups. Gain real world experience in placements with local cultural agencies and community organizations. Participate in international internships in Los Angeles, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama.

Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing
This certificate encompasses the art, science and technology involved in collecting and managing geographically-referenced information. Learn applied skills including computer cartography, statistical techniques, satellite image processing and remote sensing will strengthen and enhance your degree.

Certificate in Sustainable Energy
Explore and gain applied skills in the area of sustainable energy, specifically in energy efficiency, conservation and demand management and renewable energy sources. Discover sustainable energy technologies and practices as foundations of cost-effective strategies to prevent dangerous climate change. Acquire expertise in sustainable energy policy, economics, law, technology, management, communications and evaluation along with hands-on applied training.

Certificate in Urban Ecologies
Learn how the many conflicts between the natural and urban environments emerge, are represented, and can be addressed. Explore the many connections between the two kinds of environments and learn how thoughtful planning can help address contemporary problems. Put your degree to work helping urban and environments and the natural environment exist together in closer harmony.

Certificate in Refugee and Migration Studies
Explore refugee and migration issues in an interdisciplinary, environmental studies context. Work with internationally recognized professors whose focuses represent a multiplicity of academic disciplines. Enhance your studies by working with leading refugee organizations such as Amnesty International.