Joining academic forces generates a win for sustainability

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Kristin Skelton returned home from overseas in 2014 when the economy of her home province of Alberta was at a low ebb.

“I was applying for a lot of jobs and not getting anywhere,” says Skelton, a sociology undergraduate with a work internship in Washington, D.C., and teaching experience in Asia.

She decided to return to school for a graduate degree, spotting an intriguing program at the University of Calgary. A 16-month Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Development, offered jointly by Haskayne School of Business, Schulich School of Engineering and the university’s faculties of Law and Environmental Design, hit the right notes with its interdisciplinary approach to sustainable energy.

Across Canada, business schools and other faculties are joining forces to deliver new academic experiences that incorporate cross-disciplinary perspectives, hands-on projects, real-world applications and an emphasis on sustainability.

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