Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies

Environment and Sustainability

Collaborative Program



Program Websites


Program Contact

Holly Sanderson (hsanders@uwo.ca)
Program Administrator

Centre for Environment & Sustainability

Western University
Western Science Centre Rm 109
London, Ontario N6A 5B7

t. 519-661-2111 ext. 82570

The Collaborative Program in Environment and Sustainability is an enrichment program designed for current graduate students at Western (in MSc/MA/MESc or PhD programs) who wish to become specialists in specific aspects of environment and sustainability, and who also wish to gain an appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of environmental problems and solutions.

Times to Completion

  • Variable

Curriculum Options

  • Full-time or part-time study
  • Thesis-based

Funding Details

  • The Collaborative Program does not provide additional funding beyond what the student receives through their home department.
  • Collaborative Program scholarship and travel awards are available on an annual basis.

Admission Requirements

  • Current enrollment in a thesis-based graduate program at Western University.
  • Student must be in good academic standing in their home department.
  • Student must be within the first year of study in the home department program.
  • Permission of home department supervisor to participate in the Collaborative Program.

Additional Requirements

  • Student must be completing research in the home department that is relatable or has definable impact on the study of environment and sustainability, as identified and defined by the student.

Application Deadline(s)

  • Submission of an Environment and Sustainability application (internal document) within first two weeks of every term (September, January, May).
  • Acceptance notification will follow within the same month the application is submitted.

Participating Programs

Includes, but is not limited to:

  • Anthropology
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • History
  • Pathology
  • Physiology and Pharmacology
  • Political Science
  • Statistics