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Sustainability Courses

First-Year: Butterfield Environment & Sustainability Stream

As part of the University of Toronto’s First-Year Foundations Ones programs, the Margaret MacMillan Trinity One Program provides first-year students with the opportunity to explore major issues and ideas pertaining to human life and world affairs, while in a small-group environment conducive to deep discussion and interaction. Click here to learn more about Trinity One Butterfield Environment & Sustainability stream and learn more about the courses in the stream:

Upper Year: Sustainability Courses

As part of Trinity’s Integrated Sustainability Initiative, sustainability studies is being integrated into the College’s academic programs to help equip students with tools to address one of the globe’s most pressing challenges. Starting the 2021-2022 academic year, the College added a core sustainability course to the Ethics, Society & Law Program and the International Relations Program. A sustainability course in Immunology is also under development.

The above courses can contribute to a Certificate in Sustainability offered by the School of the Environment

Community Research Partnership in Ethics (CRPE)

In the CRPE program, students undertake research projects designed to meet the knowledge needs of ethics-oriented organizations in the broader community. Some current partner organizations that relate closely to Sustainability include the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA), the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE), and Aboriginal Legal Services (ALS).

Other Sustainability Courses at U of T

Looking for more? Search courses related to sustainability at U of T’s Undergraduate Sustainability Course Inventory

U of T: Sustainability Certificate

The Certificate in Sustainability is a for-credit undergraduate certificate open to all Faculty of Arts & Science students and is designed to complement any degree or discipline. It is offered in conjunction with any undergraduate program at the Faculty of Arts & Science and is of no additional cost for full-time students. Successful completion of the certificate is recorded on the academic transcript. This certificate brings together students from the arts and sciences, to approach the topic of sustainability from multiple perspectives. Students will develop a sustainability lens through which they can approach the rest of their academic program, career path, and life in general. TRN312 and TRN350 courses count as electives towards this certificate, and the two Trinity One courses count towards the required Foundations course. This Certificate is part of a tri-campus initiative, led by the President’s Advisory Committee on the Environment, Climate Change, and Sustainability (CECCS), to incorporate sustainability into the undergraduate curriculum and address society’s pressing sustainability challenges.