Academics and Research
The global challenges of our time are complex. The university aspires to develop pathways for all students to access sustainability learning and research opportunities that will prepare them to identify, articulate and take action on challenges facing our world today. Our faculty members and researchers are teaching and studying sustainability through hundreds of courses, programs and research initiatives - making it easy for any student of any academic background to advance their sustainability knowledge and skills during their time here at the university.
If you are interested in complimenting your degree with a sustainability focused or related course, take a look at over 500 offered to students in a wide variety of programs. For more information on a specific course, or to enroll, please contact the faculty or department directly.
(google doc) Course inventory list (external link)
At Toronto Metropolitan University, undergraduate sustainability programs include majors and minors offered by our faculties. The programs listed below are most relevant to students interested in sustainability.
- Environment and Urban Sustainability (BA Hons),
- Geographic Analysis (BA,Hons)
- Urban and Regional Planning (BURPI)
- Urban Development
See which graduate programs will help you expand your skills and knowledge in a specific area of sustainability.
Enrol in a certificate through the Chang School of Continuing Education to increase your knowledge and credentials in a particular area of sustainability.
- Sustainability Management and Enterprise Process Excellence, Certificate
- Urban Agriculture, Certificate
- Green Economy Bridging Program
Toronto Metropolitan University has over 250 faculty members and is home to a number of research centres and institutes studying and innovating to solve sustainability issues ranging from energy solutions to global health. The Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation has created a database of TMU researchers that you can access on their website.
Specific groups that conduct sustainability focused research at TMU include:
- Urban Water Research Centre
- City Building TMU
- Centre for Urban Energy
- Centre for Urban Research and Land Development (CUR)
- Toronto Metropolitan University Institute for Infrastructure Innovation (RIII)
- Centre for Studies in Food Security
- Institute for the Study of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR Institute)
- TransForm Labs
Campus as a Living Lab
Campus as a Living Lab (CLL) projects integrate academic research and teaching with campus planning, infrastructure, operations and community engagement in order to respond to pressing environmental issues. If you are interested in coordinating with the Sustainability Office on a CLL project, please contact us.
Explore On-going and Past Campus Living Lab Projects
The Sustainability Office is available to deliver in-class presentations and guest lectures upon request to educate TMU students on a variety of sustainability topics and initiatives taking place on campus.