Seed Grants for Planetary Health - applications due July 31st
Learn more about the program


Quebec's Resource Recovery Potential


Come hear from a variety of experts at this free, public event, hosted by TISED Scholar-in-Residence, Prof. Stefan Grimberg on June 28. 


TISED is videorecording the event presentations to share them with the public on our YouTube Channel – subscribe now!

Energy Systems Integration 

Lecture on the multidisciplinary global imperative for a low-carbon society with Prof. Mark O'Malley, TISED-hosted ICUF James M. Flaherty Visiting Professor 

Watch it Here!

Photos by Owen Egan and Joni Dufour




TISED hosts and supports events for sustainable engineering and design - join us for

Upcoming events!


Senators touring the Alternative Fuels Laboratory with TISED's Associate Director, Jeff Bergthorson (Mechanical Engineering)



We had the pleasure of hosting Vaclav Smil's talk "Energy Revolution? More Like a Crawl" in fall 2015

Watch Dr. Smil's lecture

2016 report by IRPP and CAE on “Making better use of science and technology in policy-making"

Read the report!

We hosted Dr. Luthy from Stanford University 

Sustainable Urban Water Supplies



Photo by Owen Egan

Sustainable industrial processes and manufacturing are part of our thematic priorities.


Read more about TISED's goals!

"Renewables: What holds us back? What moves us ahead?" was held in Spring 2016!

Watch Symposium presentations!

Dr. David Plant, a TISED member, focuses on optical interconnects that target improvements in power consumption.

Learn more about sustainability leadership!

Senators getting a first-hand view of the Alternative Fuels Laboratory experiment and testing site!


Welcome to the Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED) within the Faculty of Engineering at McGill University. TISED promotes bold and green ideas through education, outreach, and research, where we aim to connect our institution with the public for a greater understanding of sustainability issues in our society. Engineering, architecture and urban planning professionals play key roles through their involvement in everything from sustainable development and aerospace industry success, to manufacturing sector renewal, improving infrastructure, and our energy horizon.