Environment

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Environment

Location

Location

  • Downtown Campus
  • McGill School of Environment
  • 3534 University Street
  • Montreal QC H3A 2A7
  • Canada
  • Telephone: 514-398-2827
  • Fax: 514-398-1643
  • Macdonald Campus
  • McGill School of Environment
  • Rowles House
  • 21,111 Lakeshore Road
  • Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue QC H9X 3V9
  • Canada
  • Telephone: 514-398-7559

About Environment

About Environment

Resolving environmental issues requires a dialogue between pure and applied sciences, the social sciences, and humanities. The degradation of the biological and biophysical environment has roots in the structure of human societies while solutions to environmental problems have an impact on human livelihoods.

A number of academic departments and institutes at McGill promote graduate-level research and training on environmental topics and have faculty members whose main research interest falls in this domain. As such, environmental research is widespread throughout the McGill community. The Environment option provides a vehicle whereby discipline-based graduate programs can easily and effectively incorporate collaborations from at least one other discipline into their research.

Goals of the Option

  • To provide thesis or non-thesis students in existing graduate programs with an understanding of how knowledge is transferred into action with regard to the environment;
  • To develop an appreciation of the role of scientific, political, socioeconomic, and ethical judgments in influencing that process;
  • To provide a forum whereby graduate students in environment throughout the University bring their disciplinary perspectives together and enrich each other's learning through structured courses, formal seminars, and informal discussions and networking.

Students admitted into the Environment option will be supervised or co-supervised by an accredited McGill faculty member. Their Advisory Committee will include at least one individual from outside the home department. It is expected that the thesis, dissertation, or project, as well as the final seminar presentation, will contain an environmental component and will include a discussion of the applied implications of the research findings. Together with the courses common to the Environment option, specific course requirements for each program are given within the departmental listings cited below.

Program List

The Environment option is currently available with the following graduate programs:

Anthropology
Master of Arts (M.A.) Anthropology (Thesis): Environment (48 credits) (Arts > Graduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Anthropology)
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Master of Science (M.Sc.) Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (Thesis): Environment (45 credits) (Science > Graduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences)
Biology
Master of Science (M.Sc.) Biology (Thesis): Environment (48 credits) (Science > Graduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Biology)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Biology: Environment (Science > Graduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Biology)
Bioresource Engineering
Master of Science (M.Sc.) Bioresource Engineering (Thesis): Environment (46 credits) (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences > Graduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Bioresource Engineering)
Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Bioresource Engineering (Non-Thesis): Environmental Engineering (45 credits) (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences > Graduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Bioresource Engineering)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Bioresource Engineering: Environment (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences > Graduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Bioresource Engineering)
Earth and Planetary Sciences
Master of Science (M.Sc.) Earth and Planetary Sciences (Thesis): Environment (48 credits) (Science > Graduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Earth and Planetary Sciences)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Earth and Planetary Sciences: Environment (Science > Graduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Earth and Planetary Sciences)
Entomology (under Natural Resource Sciences)
Master of Science (M.Sc.) Entomology (Thesis): Environment (46 credits) (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences > Graduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Natural Resource Sciences)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Entomology: Environment (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences > Graduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Natural Resource Sciences)
Geography
Master of Arts (M.A.) Geography (Thesis): Environment (45 credits) (Science > Graduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Geography)
Master of Science (M.Sc.) Geography (Thesis): Environment (45 credits) (Science > Graduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Geography)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Geography: Environment (Arts > Graduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Geography)
Law
Master of Laws (LL.M.) Law (Thesis): Environment (45 credits) (Law > Graduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Law)
Master of Laws (LL.M.) Law (Non-Thesis): Environment (45 credits) (Law > Graduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Law)
Management (under Desautels Faculty of Management)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Management: Environment (Management > Graduate > Joint Ph.D. in Management Admission Requirements and Application Procedures)
Medicine, Experimental
Master of Science (M.Sc.) Experimental Medicine (Thesis): Environment (45 credits) (Medicine > Graduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Medicine, Experimental)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Experimental Medicine: Environment (Medicine > Graduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Medicine, Experimental)
Microbiology (under Natural Resource Sciences)
Master of Science (M.Sc.) Microbiology (Thesis): Environment (46 credits) (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences > Graduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Natural Resource Sciences)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Microbiology: Environment (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences > Graduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Natural Resource Sciences)
Parasitology
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Parasitology: Environment (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences > Graduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Parasitology)
Philosophy
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Philosophy: Environment (Arts > Graduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Philosophy)
Plant Science
Master of Science (M.Sc.) Plant Science (Thesis): Environment (48 credits) (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences > Graduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Plant Science)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Plant Science: Environment (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences > Graduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Plant Science)
Renewable Resources (under Natural Resource Sciences)
Master of Science (M.Sc.) Renewable Resources (Thesis): Environment (46 credits) (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences > Graduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Natural Resource Sciences)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Renewable Resources: Environment (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences > Graduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Natural Resource Sciences)
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2017-2018 (last updated Jul. 10, 2017) (disclaimer)

Environment Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Environment Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Candidates must apply separately to the McGill School of Environment (MSE) for the graduate Environment option. Their acceptability will be based on their academic experience and performance, and availability of a potential MSE-accredited supervisor or co-supervisor for their proposed research. For further information, please consult the following website: www.mcgill.ca/mse/envroption.

Application Procedures

Application Procedures

McGill’s online application form for graduate program candidates is available at www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply.

See University Regulations & Resources > Graduate > Graduate Admissions and Application Procedures > Application Procedures for detailed application procedures.

Additional Requirements

Additional Requirements

The items and clarifications below are additional requirements set by this department:
  • option application form
  • signed option supervisory form (a supervisor or co-supervisor must be MSE-affiliated. Please visit the following website for listing: www.mcgill.ca/mse/envroption#FACULTY).

Application Dates and Deadlines

Application Dates and Deadlines

The application deadlines to the graduate Environment option may vary depending on the department you are applying to. For more information, please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator in the department you are interested in.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2017-2018 (last updated Jul. 10, 2017) (disclaimer)

Environment Faculty

Environment Faculty

Director
Sylvie de Blois; B.Sc.(McG.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Montr.)
Professors
Peter G. Brown; B.A.(Haver.), M.A., Ph.D.(Col.) (joint appt. with Geography and Natural Resource Sciences)
Colin Chapman; B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.(Alta.) (joint appt. with Anthropology)
Anthony Ricciardi; B.Sc.(Agr.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.) (joint appt. with Redpath Museum)
Associate Professors
Madhav Badami; B.Tech., M.S.(IIT), M.E.Des.(Calg.), Ph.D.(Br. Col.) (joint appt. with School of Urban Planning)
Christopher Barrington-Leigh; S.M.(MIT), Ph.D.(Stan.), Ph.D.(Br. Col.) (joint appt. with Institute for Health and Social Policy)
Elena Bennett; B.A.(Oberlin), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Wisc.) (joint appt. with Natural Resource Sciences)
Jeffrey Cardille; B.Sc.(Carn. Mell), M.Sc.(Georgia Tech.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Wisc.) (joint appt. with Natural Resource Sciences)
Sylvie de Blois; B.Sc.(Agr.)(McG.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Montr.) (joint appt. with Plant Science)
Jaye Ellis; B.A.(Calg.), LL.B., B.C.L.(McG.), LL.M.(Br. Col.) (joint appt. with Law)
Frédéric Fabry; B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.) (joint appt. with Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences)
Iwao Hirose; B.A., M.A.(Waseda), Ph.D.(St. And.) (joint appt. with Philosophy)
Nicolas Kosoy; B.Sc.(Univ. Simon Bolivar), M.Sc.(Kent), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Univ. Autonoma de Barcelona) (joint appt. with Natural Resource Sciences)
Brian Leung; B.Sc.(Br. Col.), Ph.D.(Car.) (joint appt. with Biology)
Gregory Mikkelson; B.A.(Trinity), M.S., Ph.D.(Chic.) (joint appt. with Philosophy)
Raja Sengupta; B.Sc.(Bom.), M.Sc.(IIT), Ph.D.(S. Illinois) (joint appt. with Geography)
Renée Sieber; B.Sc.(Mich. St.), M.P.A.(W. Mich.), Ph.D.(Rutg.) (joint appt. with Geography)
Ismael Vaccaro; B.A.(Barcelona), D.E.A.(Paris), M.A., Ph.D.(Wash.) (joint appt. with Anthropology)
Assistant Professor
Kevin Manaugh; B.A.(Naropa), M.U.P., Ph.D.(McG.) (joint appt. with Geography)
Faculty Lecturers
Julia Freeman; B.A.(S. Fraser), M.A.(McG.), Ph.D.(Br. Col.)
George McCourt; B.Sc., M.Sc.(Alta.), M.Sc.(McG.)
Kathryn Roulet; B.Sc.(Trent), M.Sc.(Guelph)
Associate Members
Anthropology: John Galaty
Architecture, School of: Nik Luka
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences: Parisa Ariya
Biology: Lauren Chapman, Andrew Gonzalez, Irene Gregory-Eaves, Catherine Potvin
Bioresource Engineering: Jan Adamowski, Grant Clark, Mark Lefsrud, Chandra Madramootoo
Chemical Engineering: Nathalie Tufenkji, Viviane Yargeau
Chemistry: Christopher Barrett
Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics: Susan Gaskin, Van-Thanh-Van Nguyen, Jim Nicell
Earth and Planetary Sciences: Jeanne Paquette
Economics: Chris Green, Tom Naylor
Electrical and Computer Engineering: Geza Joos
Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health: Jonathan Chevrier, Mark Goldberg
Geography: Gail Chmura, Oliver Coomes, Graham MacDonald, Thom Meredith, Tim Moore, Wayne H. Pollard, Brian Robinson, Nancy Ross, Nigel Roulet
History and Classical Studies: Daviken Studnicki-Gizbert
Human Nutrition, School of: Niladri Basu
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures: Stephanie Posthumus
Law, Faculty of: Richard Gold, Richard Janda, Hoi Kong
Management, Desautels Faculty of: Dror Etzion, Steve Maguire
Natural Resource Sciences: Christopher Buddle, Benoit Cote, Jim W. Fyles, Gordon Hickey, Ian Strachan, Paul Thomassin, Joann Whalen, Terry Wheeler
Parasitology, Institute of: Marilyn Scott
Pathology: Bruce Case
Plant Science: Caroline Begg, Pierre Dutilleul, Don Smith
Political Science: Philip Oxhorn
Redpath Museum: David M. Green
Urban Planning, School of: Nik Luka
Adjunct Professor
Katia Opalka; B.A., LL.B./B.C.L.(McG.)
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 17, 2017) (disclaimer)
McGill School of Environment—2017-2018 (last updated Jul. 10, 2017) (disclaimer)