The Sustainability Minor draws on the existing courses and expertise at OCAD University to develop a nexus of courses that develop a student’s capacity to engage with the broad environmental and social aspects of sustainability.
Students will grapple with issues of sustainability and develop creative responses to the pressing need for socially and ecologically responsible practices in local and global contexts. This interdisciplinary minor allows students to create a pathway focused on environmental and social sustainability.
Students who complete the Sustainability Minor will understand the scientific and ethical principles underpinning the contemporary issues of sustainability. Students will acquire knowledge of the methodologies of science and the humanities and how they intersect on sustainability issues. They will apply the knowledge they gain from the core and elective courses in the minor to their own creative practices. The minor allows flexibility for students to bring the theoretical understanding and skills into their own studio. Students will also engage with multiple specializations and learn critical communication skills within interdisciplinary groups. These skills will position students to greatly influence the discourse of sustainability within the creative economy and society as a whole.
Students from any faculty and program are able to declare this minor.
Note: Not all courses are offered in every year. Students are still required to meet the prerequisites for entry into all courses.
To review the Sustainability minor program guide, go to the Program Guides page.