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Participating in the Environmental Studies program at the University of Winnipeg was a horizon-expanding opportunity for me. It opened my eyes to so many different challenges that our planet faces, viewed from so many different angles and perspectives.

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The multi-disciplinary approach taken in this program gave me a broad understanding of many different fields, but also allowed me to specialize where I thought fit; no two graduates have taken identical paths to completion.

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The program is extremely flexible, allowing students to take time off to work and travel, and gives multitudinous course offerings and options.

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I believe it has given me a better understanding of the world in which we live and that it has left me well-prepared for my post-university life, both in terms of my career and my personal life.

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The many lessons learnt, papers written, sleepless nights, and laughs throughout my classes, will always be cherished as a great chapter in my life.

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Throughout my studies at the UW, the exceptional aptitudes and expertise portrayed by professors and instructors have been intellectually and personally, enriching.

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The University of Winnipeg's Environmental Studies program familiarized me with the complex and evolving nature of environmental issues, which extend beyond the scientific domain into the social, economic and the ethical.

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Streams

Streams that lead to a Bachelor of Arts degree (3-year or 4-year or Honours)

Issues in Sustainability:
If you choose this stream, you will receive a solid grounding in the social, political, and economic aspects of sustainable development, and may specialize in either Canadian or developing world issues. The resulting degree enables you to devise and enact policy development in sustainability, in addition to obtaining the research skills needed to make recommendations to policy makers.

Urban Environments:
This stream not only recognizes the link between humans and the environment, but concentrates specifically on the environmental problems and issues related to urban expansion. The courses selected for this program look at the economic, social, political, and environmental policy issues arising from this intensive modification to the natural environment.

Streams that lead to a Bachelor of Science degree (4-year or Honours)

Chemistry:
In addition to the core set of Environmental Studies courses, students in the Chemistry area study the fundamental chemical nature of the environment with a focus on organic and inorganic chemistry and biochemistry.

Forest Ecology:
Students who choose this area of concentration will engage in an intense study of forest ecology, biology, and Sustainable Forest Management and the role our forests play within the overall management of other natural resources - an internationally recognized approach to how we care for our forests.

Students completing this stream become eligible for a Silver Ring Award upon completion of their degree. Please complete the Early Silver Ring Form and send to Tania Guevara at t.guevara@uwinnipeg.ca (subject line: Early Silver Ring).

The Forest Ecology and Forest Policy and Management streams are now recognized by the Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF), Canada’s professional organization of foresters and leading voice for the forest industry. This designation allows graduates from these streams to have the prestige associated with a nationally recognized forestry baccalaureate program, giving students a competitive edge and the specialized skills needed to work in the forest industry or many associated professions. Graduates of the University of Winnipeg’s Forest Ecology program receive Silver Ring recognition from the CIF which symbolizes their responsibility to manage the forest for future generations and is a commitment to life-long learning and worn with pride. The Silver Rings are presented at a special ceremony with representatives of the CIF and the University of Winnipeg. The Silver Rings recognize that students are educated and trained in the complex interrelationships of forest ecosystems, water, fish and wildlife, as well as the social, cultural and economic aspects of forestry.

Forest Policy and Management:
Like Forest Ecology, this area of study provides students with a basic understanding of forest ecology and biology, which then allows students to explore administrative and cultural practices which are important to developing and maintaining forest policy and forest management. This program considers the role of stakeholders including those groups and organizations interested in forest conservation and forest economic development.

Students completing this stream become eligible for a Silver Ring Award upon completion of their degree. Please complete the Early Silver Ring Form and send to Tania Guevara at t.guevara@uwinnipeg.ca (subject line: Early Silver Ring).

The Forest Ecology and Forest Policy and Management streams are now recognized by the Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF), Canada’s professional organization of foresters and leading voice for the forest industry. This designation allows graduates from these streams to have the prestige associated with a nationally recognized forestry baccalaureate program, giving students a competitive edge and the specialized skills needed to work in the forest industry or many associated professions. Graduates of the University of Winnipeg’s Forest Ecology program receive Silver Ring recognition from the CIF which symbolizes their responsibility to manage the forest for future generations and is a commitment to life-long learning and worn with pride. The Silver Rings are presented at a special ceremony with representatives of the CIF and the University of Winnipeg. The Silver Rings recognize that students are educated and trained in the complex interrelationships of forest ecosystems, water, fish and wildlife, as well as the social, cultural and economic aspects of forestry.

Global Environmental Systems:
Students who focus on this area will not only study physical geography, but also regional geography, systematic human geography, geographical techniques, and human impact on the environment.