We need your help to find out how you feel about sustainability in engineering and design!

We know your time is precious, so we made sure this survey will only take a quick 3 minutes. Really, we timed it!

To show our appreciation for taking this survey, you can enter a draw to win one of ten $50 gift cards!

Take the Survey!

TISED offers courses listed as 'SEAD'. Find out more about our SEAD undergraduate and graduate courses and how to register for Fall 2018 and Winter 2019!

TISED also offers support, training, and workshops for students interested in sustainability across the Faculty of Engineering.

More info on our courses & academic programs

Are you a scholar from outside McGill whose research is aligned with TISED's goals?

TISED's Scholar-in-Residence program provides support for scholars and experts to conduct collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching in sustainability. 

More info about the Scholar-in-Residence Program

Interested in volunteering with TISED?

We are always looking for student volunteers to help us with events.

Get Involved!

SEDTalks! is a platform for graduate student researchers to publicly share their sustainability research, develop skills in public-speaking, expand their academic and industrial networks, and make an impact.

Apply to SEDTalks, and watch past presentations.

Find out more!

TISED and our Partners IET host the Annual Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy, and Design. Our last Symposium was on Climate Change Resilience.

Find out more about Past Symposia

The TISED/GHP Innovative Solutions for Planetary Health Seed Grants fund innovative research at the nexus of environmental and human health, and require collaboration between researchers in the Faculty of Engineering and Medicine.

More information


Welcome to The Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design!

TISED operates within the Faculty of Engineering at McGill University to promote bold and green ideas through education, outreach, and research. Our primary aim is 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.


SEAD courses are open to approved upper-year undergraduate and graduate students in the Faculty of Engineering.


Grad students: Want to build your professional network, hone your communication skills, create amazing presentations, and even share your sustainability research with the world? Apply now to SEDTalks, and you might just become a ChangeMaker!