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Graduate fellowships

TISED currently supports McGill graduate fellowships that are funded through generous donations, from: TOTAL E&P Canada - the TOTAL ISEAD Fellowship and Howard Stotland and Vivian Miller - the Stotland Family ISEAD Fellowship.

TISED also supports fellowships for research projects related to sustainability. The fellowships, with leveraged funding, are awarded for three years and are administered as part of the McGill Engineering Doctoral Award (MEDA) program by the Faculty of Engineering.

Undergraduate scholarships

TISED supports undergraduate scholarships funded through generous donations. The Faculty of Engineering administers these scholarships. If you would like to know more, please see the Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards Calendar in the Internal Scholarships of Faculty of Engineering.

Policy input

Working with various partners, including IET, TISED will be contribute to policy development by publishing white papers and writing briefs on global sustainability issues and on topics related to federal and provincial sustainability policies.


TISED will involve many stakeholders in its governance - in consultative and advisory roles as well as management, governance, and direction-setting. More information on our committees, working groups, and volunteer opportunities is forthcoming so keep checking back in with us.


Our 2015-2016 thematic priorities include:

  • Sustainable Infrastructure and Urban Development
  • Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
  • Sustainable Industrial Processes and Manufacturing

Mission & Goals


TISED's mission is to produce innovative engineering and design solutions and intellectual capacity that enables us to protect and nurture Earth and its’ inhabitants to meet the needs of current and future generations.

Our overarching goals are:


TISED aims to inform public opinion on sustainability issues in engineering, design, and urban planning. Through different activities, we strive to enhance public policy, education, and research. We are building our efforts towards educating future engineers, urban planners and architects by integrating sustainability into undergraduate and graduate courses and programs. As well, we support student development in their research and academic paths.