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Sustainability (Microprogram)

Program type
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
7 weeks
8 credits
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Program overview

Elevate your career with our 7-week Sustainability Microprogram. Co-taught by leading experts in the field, this interdisciplinary program blends theory and practice through a flexible curriculum. It equips students to tackle some of the toughest challenges we face today, such as climate change, sustainable cities, corporate governance, engaged artistic practice and responsible citizenship.

Enjoy a flexible schedule that begins with an intensive week of in-person lectures, followed by part-time, remote case study work that you can complete from anywhere. Through real-world case studies, you'll gain hands-on experience in addressing pressing sustainability issues and apply what you've learned to devise tangible strategies. The program offers the opportunity to expand your network by collaborating with fellow students, professionals and expert professors from various disciplines.

As sustainability takes a more prominent role in our world, our program prepares you to take meaningful action and lead the integration of sustainable practices across various sectors. 

Program structure

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 8 credits.

Please see the Interdisciplinary Courses page for course descriptions.

Sustainability Microprogram (8 credits)



SUST 601 Perspectives on Sustainability (8.00)

Admission requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree from a recognized university.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Application process

Application deadlines






May 6

Priority will be given to complete applications submitted by the deadline. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.

International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.

Tuition & funding

Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees of the program may depend on your student status, among other key factors. Estimate these costs based on the most common situations.

Awards and funding

Funding packages are generally available for students in thesis-based programs. Course-based students may be eligible for a number of donor awards, and may consult with their department for program-specific opportunities.

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