University of Toronto
- Bioethics (BA, MHS, PhD)
- Biodiversity & Conservation Biology (BSc)
- Biology (BSc)
- Biophysical Interactions in Terrestrial & Aquatic Systems (MSc)
- Climate Change (MSc)
- Earth Science (BSc)
- Ecology (MSc, PhD)
- Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (BSc, MSc, MES, PhD)
- Energy & Environmental Engineering (BEng, Meng, MASc, PhD, PhD)
- Environment & Health (BSc)
- Environmental Biology (BSc)
- Environmental Ethics (BA)
- Environmental Geography (BA)
- Environmental Management (BA)
- Environmental Science (BSc)
- Environmental Studies (BA)
- Evolution (MSc, PhD)
- Forest Biomaterials (BSc)
- Forest Conservation (BA, BSc, MFC)
- Forestry (MScF, PhD)
- Geographic Information Systems (BSc)
- Geography (BA, MA, BSc, MSc, PhD)
- Geology (BSc, MSc, MASc, PhD)
- Geophysics (BSc)
- Geoscience (BSc)
- Human Geography (BA)
- Landscape Architecture (MLA)
- Physical & Environmental Geography (BSc)
- Planning (MScPl, MSP, PhD)
- Sustainability Management (MScSM)
- Urban Design & Urban Studies (BA, MUDS)
Co-op option: No
Why Go Here?
Canada’s largest city provides an abundance of cultural and entertainment experiences in a diverse and vibrant environment. U of T's School of the Environment offers interdisciplinary, collaborative programs and research. The School is connected to the Ontario University Program in Field Biology, giving students access to field courses at 12 other participating universities. The Sustainability Office supports the Green Courses Program, recognizing courses that take steps to conserve paper, and Green Ambassadors, a network of staff and grad students with environmentally friendly offices.
U of T provides many opportunities for professional development, including workshops and seminars in areas like Environmental/Carbon Finance. The school collaborates with various organizations to offer opportunities for collaborative research projects. The Koffler Scientific Reserve, just north of Toronto, is an internationally recognized facility for research and education in ecology, biodiversity and conservation biology. U of T courses bring students to the Koffler Reserve for hands-on field experience in natural environments that no campus can offer.The Professional Experience Year Internship program offers students the ability to participate in 12-16 month internships, employing over 500 students at 140 organizations.
UTERN is a student-funded organization that supports environmental projects across all three campuses, increasing communication and collaboration among the university’s environmental groups. Projects include Environment Week, which features eco-themed events, keynote speeches and panel discussions.The Victoria College Sustainability Commission encourages student-led green action, including a community garden, and environmentally friendly coffee shop and a bike rental service. Hot Yam! is a volunteer collective that sells sustainably and affordable vegan meals to students; food is seasonal, local and organic. An extension of their efforts is the Harvest Noon Café, a gathering place for students and community members to enjoy, discuss and learn about food.
Best Natural Feature
Toronto's High Park includes 161 acres of mixed natural and recreational space, including educational facilities and beautiful gardens. An effort is currently under way to make Rouge Park (on the border of Toronto) Canada's first national park within a municipality.