The Advisors role is to offer an opportunity for students to discuss their individual research projects within a broader environment and sustainability perspective and, the opportunity* to build research collaborations that extend beyond individual departments and faculties.
Environment and Sustainability Advisors are not expected to play a major role in directing the content or trajectory of a graduate student’s research project. In some cases, input from the Environment and Sustainability Advisor may inform the thesis research but this is not a requirement.
*collaboration is not a program requirement
Identification and selection of the Advisor must occur within the first term of study in the program and the first meeting within the student's first year in the program. Eligibility for annual program awards is dependent upon the selection of an Advisor and documentation of advisory meetings within awarding timeframes. Failure to meet this requirement will disqualify impede It is important to select For more information on this requirement, please see our "Advisors" page.