In 2012, I was very fortunate to begin an internship with the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada after applying to a posting shared by the Internship Coordinator for the Master of Environment (MEnv) program at Concordia. Throughout my internship, I discovered the value of my education at Concordia. The skills and knowledge I gained through the program proved to be highly relevant and desirable in the workplace, and they gave me competencies to succeed in a variety of roles. The program provided me with a broad understanding of all aspects of environmental assessment process, so I was well-suited to work on a variety of tasks and projects at the Agency. I have worked on a number of complex assessments, which have taken me across the country for projects in British Columbia, up north in Nunavut, and closer to home in Ontario, and I look forward to exploring many more as they arrive. I am truly grateful to the MEnv program for preparing me and supporting me throughout my career, and I would highly recommend the program to anyone with an interest in the dynamic field of impact assessment.
Jason Patchell, Panel Management Analyst, Impact Assessment Agency of Canada, M.Env 2013