Environment

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Environment

Location

Location

  • McGill School of Environment
  • Downtown Campus
  • 3534 University Street
  • Montreal, QC H3A 2A7
  • Canada
  • Telephone: 514-398-2827
  • Fax: 514-398-1643
  • McGill School of Environment
  • Macdonald Campus
  • Rowles House
  • 21,111 Lakeshore Road
  • Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC H9X 3V9
  • Canada
  • Telephone: 514-398-7559
  • Fax: 514-398-7846

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
M.A. – see Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculty of Arts > Graduate > Academic Programs > Anthropology > Master of Arts (M.A.); Anthropology (Thesis) — Environment (48 credits)
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
M.Sc. – see Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculty of Science > Graduate > Academic Programs > Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences > Master of Science (M.Sc.); Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (Thesis) — Environment (45 credits)
Biology
M.Sc. – see Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculty of Science > Graduate > Academic Programs > Biology > Master of Science (M.Sc.); Biology (Thesis) — Environment (48 credits)
Ph.D. – see Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculty of Science > Graduate > Academic Programs > Biology > Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Biology — Environment
Bioresource Engineering
M.Sc. – see Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences > Graduate > Academic Programs > Bioresource Engineering > Master of Science (M.Sc.); Bioresource Engineering (Thesis) — Environment (46 credits)
M.Sc. (Applied) – see Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences > Graduate > Academic Programs > Bioresource Engineering > Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.); Bioresource Engineering (Non-Thesis) — Environment (45 credits)
Ph.D. – see Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences > Graduate > Academic Programs > Bioresource Engineering > Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Bioresource Engineering — Environment
Earth and Planetary Sciences
M.Sc. – see Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculty of Science > Graduate > Academic Programs > Earth and Planetary Sciences > Master of Science (M.Sc.); Earth and Planetary Sciences (Thesis) — Environment (48 credits)
Ph.D. – see Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculty of Science > Graduate > Academic Programs > Earth and Planetary Sciences > Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Earth and Planetary Sciences — Environment
Entomology
M.Sc. – see Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences > Graduate > Academic Programs > Natural Resource Sciences > Master of Science (M.Sc.); Entomology (Thesis) — Environment (46 credits)
Ph.D. – see Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences > Graduate > Academic Programs > Natural Resource Sciences > Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Entomology — Environment
Epidemiology
M.Sc. – see Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculty of Medicine > Graduate > Academic Programs > Epidemiology and Biostatics > Master of Science (M.Sc.); Public Health (Non-Thesis) — Environment (60 credits)
Geography
M.A. – see Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculty of Arts > Graduate > Academic Programs > Geography > Master of Arts (M.A.); Geography (Thesis) — Environment (45 credits)
M.Sc. – see Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculty of Science > Graduate > Academic Programs > Geography > Master of Science (M.Sc.); Geography (Thesis) — Environment (45 credits)
Ph.D. – see Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculty of Arts > Graduate > Academic Programs > Geography > Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Geography — Environment
Law
LL.M. – see Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculty of Law > Graduate > Academic Programs > Law > Master of Laws (LL.M.); Law (Thesis); Environment (45 credits)
LL.M. (Non-Thesis) – see Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculty of Law > Graduate > Academic Programs > Law > Master of Laws (LL.M.); Law (Non-Thesis); Environment (45 credits)
Medicine, Experimental
M.Sc. – see Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculty of Medicine > Graduate > Academic Programs > Medicine, Experimental > Master of Science (M.Sc.); Experimental Medicine (Thesis) — Environment (45 credits)
Ph.D. – see Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculty of Medicine > Graduate > Academic Programs > Medicine, Experimental > Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Experimental Medicine — Environment
Microbiology
M.Sc. – see Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences > Graduate > Academic Programs > Natural Resource Sciences > Master of Science (M.Sc.); Microbiology (Thesis) — Environment (46 credits)
Ph.D. – see Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences > Graduate > Academic Programs > Natural Resource Sciences > Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Microbiology — Environment
Parasitology
M.Sc. – see Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences > Graduate > Academic Programs > Parasitology > Master of Science (M.Sc.); Parasitology (Thesis) — Environment (46 credits)
Ph.D. – see Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences > Graduate > Academic Programs > Parasitology > Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Parasitology — Environment
Philosophy
Ph.D. – see Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculty of Arts > Graduate > Academic Programs > Philosophy > Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Philosophy — Environment
Plant Science
M.Sc. – see Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences > Graduate > Academic Programs > Plant Science > Master of Science (M.Sc.); Plant Science (Thesis) — Environment (48 credits)
Ph.D. – see Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences > Graduate > Academic Programs > Plant Science > Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Plant Science — Environment
Renewable Resources
M.Sc. – see Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences > Graduate > Academic Programs > Natural Resource Sciences > Master of Science (M.Sc.); Renewable Resources (Thesis) — Environment (46 credits)
Ph.D. – see Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences > Graduate > Academic Programs > Natural Resource Sciences > Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Renewable Resources — Environment
Sociology
M.A. – see Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculty of Arts > Graduate > Academic Programs > Sociology > Master of Arts (M.A.); Sociology (Thesis) — Environment (48 credits)
Ph.D. – see Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculty of Arts > Graduate > Academic Programs > Sociology > Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Sociology — Environment
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2012-2013 (last updated Nov. 22, 2012) (disclaimer)

Environment Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Environment Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Revision, October 2012. Start of revision.

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/programs/envroption.

Application Procedures

Application Procedures

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

See Application Procedures (for All Admissions Starting Summer 2013) for detailed application procedures.

Additional Requirements

Additional Requirements

The items and clarifications below are additional requirements set by this department:

Dates for Guaranteed Consideration

Dates for Guaranteed Consideration

The Dates for Guaranteed Consideration 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.

Revision, October 2012. End of revision.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2012-2013 (last updated Nov. 22, 2012) (disclaimer)

Environment Faculty

Environment Faculty

Director
Marilyn Scott
Professors
P.G. Brown; B.A.(Haver.), M.A., Ph.D.(Col.) (joint appt. with Geography and Natural Resource Sciences)
C. Chapman; B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.(Alta.) (joint appt. with Anthropology)
M. Scott; B.Sc.(New Br.), Ph.D.(McG.) (joint appt. with Institute of Parasitology)
Associate Professors
M. Badami; B.Tech., M.S.(IIT), M.E.Des.(Calg.), Ph.D.(Br. Col.) (joint appt. with School of Urban Planning)
S. De Blois; B.Sc.(Agr.)(McG.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Montr.) (joint appt. with Plant Science)
J. Ellis; B.A.(Calg.), LL.B., B.C.L.(McG.), LL.M.(Br. Col.) (joint appt. with Law)
F. Fabry; B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.) (joint appt. with Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences)
B. Leung; B.Sc.(Br. Col.), Ph.D.(Car.) (joint appt. with Biology)
G. Mikkelson, Gregory; B.A.(Trinity), M.S., Ph.D.(Chic.) (joint appt. with Philosophy)
A. Ricciardi; B.Sc.(Agr.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.) (joint appt. with Redpath Museum)
R. Sengupta; B.Sc.(Bom.), M.Sc.(IIT), Ph.D.(S. Illinois) (joint appt. with Geography)
R. Sieber; B.Sc.(Mich. St.), M.P.A.(W. Mich.), Ph.D.(Rutg.) (joint appt. with Geography)
I. Vaccaro; B.A.(Barcelona), D.E.A.(Paris), M.A., Ph.D.(Wash.) (joint appt. with Anthropology)
Assistant Professors
C. Barrington-Leigh; S.M.(MIT), Ph.D.(Stan.), Ph.D.(Br. Col.) (joint appt. with Institute for Health and Social Policy)
E. Bennett; B.A.(Oberlin), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Wisc.) (joint appt. with Natural Resource Sciences)
I. Hirose; B.A., M.A.(Waseda), Ph.D.(St. And.) (joint appt. with Philosophy)
N. Kosoy; B.Sc.(Univ. Simon Bolivar, Venezuela), M.Sc.(Kent), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Univ. Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain) (joint appt. with Natural Resource Sciences)
A. Millard-Ball; M.A.(Edin.), Ph.D.(Stan.) (joint appt. with Geography)
J. Rhemtulla; B.Sc.(McG.), M.Sc.(Alta.), Ph.D.(Wisc.-Madison) (joint appt. with Geography)
Faculty Lecturers
G. McCourt; B.Sc., M.Sc.(Alta.), M.Sc.(McG.)
P. Parker; B.Sc.(Idaho), M.Sc.(San Jose St.), Ph.D.(Flor.)
K. Roulet; B.Sc.(Trent), M.Sc.(Guelph)
Associate Members
Agricultural Economics: P. Thomassin
Animal Science: S. Kimmins
Anthropology: J. Galaty
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences: P. Ariya
Biology: L. Chapman, A. Gonzalez, M. Lechowicz, M. Loreau, C. Potvin
Bioresource Engineering: J. Adamowski, S. Barrington, G. Clark, M. Lefsrud, C. Madramootoo
Brace Centre: C. Madramootoo
Chemical Engineering: N. Tufenkji, V. Yargeau
Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics: S. Gaskin, M. Hatzopoulou, V.T.V. Nguyen, J. Nicell
Earth and Planetary Sciences: J. Paquette
Economics: R. Cairns, C. Green, T. Naylor
Electrical and Computer Engineering: G. Joos
Epidemiology: M. Goldberg
Geography: G. Chmura, O. Coomes, T. Meredith, T. Moore, W.H. Pollard, N. Ramankutty, N. Roulet, I. Strachan
History: D. Studnicki-Gizbert
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures: S. Posthumus
Law, Faculty of: J. Glenn, R. Janda, H. Kong
Management, Faculty of: D. Etzion, S. Maguire, V. Verter
Natural Resource Sciences: C. Buddle, B. Côté, J.W. Fyles, W. Hendershot, G. Hickey, I. Strachan, J. Whalen
Parasitology, Institute of: M. Scott
Pathology: B. Case
Philosophy: P. Buckley
Plant Science: C. Begg, P. Dutilleul, D. Smith, M. Waterway
Political Science: P. Oxhorn
Redpath Museum: D.M. Green, C. Seizilles de Mazancourt
School of Urban Planning: N. Luka
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2012-2013 (last updated Nov. 22, 2012) (disclaimer)
McGill School of Environment—2012-2013 (last updated Nov. 22, 2012) (disclaimer)