Concordia University’s Master of Environment- Environmental Assessment (MEnv) provided me with valuable skills and knowledge that have helped prepare me for a career in the field of environmental assessment. Currently employed as an Environmental Assessment Officer with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, which is where I completed my internship, I often find myself referring to the experience and knowledge I gained during the program to succeed in my position. The courses in the MEnv program are diverse and challenging, and allowed me to gain a thorough understanding of the regulatory frameworks and principles of environmental assessment processes within Canada. The faculty’s varied expertise provided me with knowledge in many diverse fields of study, including environmental and impact assessment, climate change and sustainability, environmental economics, and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Additionally, the course work allowed me to improve both my communication and technical writing skills, and group assignments provided me with invaluable experience working with interdisciplinary teams. The internship component of the program was incredibly useful in helping me begin my career in the field of environmental assessment, and the Internship Coordinator provided guidance and support throughout all phases of the process. Completing this degree alongside my classmates was incredibly rewarding, and I encourage anyone interested in environmental assessment or environmental policy to consider the MEnv program at Concordia University.
Kendra Warnock-Juteau, MEnv 2021