How to apply
Students must first register for FINA 455 (Sustainable Investing, offered in Winter term) in order to be eligible to apply for the Sustainable Investing Practicum (SIP). In March, certain students will be invited to apply for the SIP, which include the submission of a
- statement of purpose
- cover letter applying for a hypothetical ESG analyst position at a Canadian investment management firm
Successful applicants will then be selected for an interview based on this initial screen. The interview will be conducted by the professor and three current members of the SIP. Applicants must maintain a minimum grade of 80% during the first half of the course.
Once 8-12 students are selected, they will have an overlap of 6-8 weeks with the outgoing members so that a smooth transition can take place. Selected students will manage the portfolio for a period of twelve months starting May 1 of every year.
SIP members will get 3 credits during the Fall/Winter term for participating in the SIP in addition to a $1,000 stipend.