Concordia’s Master in Environment (Environmental Impact Assessment) provided me with a solid foundation to the theoretical principles and regulatory frameworks of EIA. Professors and guest lecturers with industry experience offered insight into current trends, and group projects gave me an opportunity to work with interdisciplinary teams. My extraordinary colleagues were one of the best parts of completing this degree, and I learned just as much from their diverse backgrounds in engineering, science, human environment, and other disciplines as I did from my classes. The faculty was particularly adept at helping students leverage their academic backgrounds to maximize each student's experience - any given project or assignment could be explored through a student's chosen lens. My experience cumulated in an internship at the Ministère de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques and the writing of a report which, with the help and encouragement of the faculty, was later published in an academic journal. Completing this degree was one of the best moves I could have made to position myself for a career in environmental assessment and climate change mitigation.
Katja Hetmanchuk, M.Env 2019