Redeemer University College
- Biology (BSc)
- Environmental Studies (BA, BSc) (co-op)
Co-op option: Yes
Why Go Here?
Redeemer is a Christian liberal arts and sciences university offering a vibrant, spiritual community on a beautiful, environmentally friendly campus. The ES program is highly interdisciplinary. In small classes, students receive lab experience and research opportunities. The school's average class size is 24 and the student to faculty ration is 16 to 1. A 131-kilowatt PV solar system generates up to 150,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually, covering roughly 10 per cent of Redeemer’s energy use. The university dorms are equipped with energy efficient utilities.
Small class sizes allow students to benefit from faculty mentorship. Experiential and co-operative education programs are enrich student learning experience, while off-campus programs give students the opportunity to experience different cultures. Students can take off-campus studies in Belize, New Zealand, Egypt, France and several other countries. Students in all programs have the opportunity to arrange internships and volunteer opportunities.
Redeemer sponsors a variety of acadmeic, artistic and athletic events for both students and the community. The Creation Care Squad is a club committed to encouraging environmental stewardship and awareness on campus. The club runs campus clean-ups, environmental campaigns and a disposal program for batteries, light bulbs and printer cartridges. The Whaley Teaching Garden is volunteer-operated and open to staff, students and community. A rooftop greenhouse is accessible from the main biology laboratories.
Best Natural Feature
Redeemer's beautiful 86-acre campus is located in Ancaster. A number of hiking trails, the Royal Botanical Gardens, Dundas Conservation area and several other natural sites are located in nearby Hamiltion. The Natural Regeneration Site, connected to Tiffany Creek, is also located on campus. The Regeneration Site includes several tree species and is an excellent site for both recreation and learning.
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