Professional Events

Industry engagement is an important componet of the MScSM Program, and we organize a range of professional events throughout the year.  

Guest Lectures

The MScSM Program places a high value on in-class guest lectures from experienced sustainability management experts.  Guest speakers have joined us from the following organizations:

  • Canadian Public Accountability Board
  • City of Mississauga
  • Conservation Halton
  • The Delphi Group
  • Edward James Consulting - Antony Upward
  • Fielding Chemical
  • HP Canada (Frances Edmonds, Director of Environmental Programs - follow Frances on Twitter at @francesedmonds and @hp)
  • Lee Chin Institute, Rotman School of Management
  • Maple Leaf Foods
  • Molson Coors
  • Nestle Waters
  • REFOCUS
  • Sustainability Advantage
  • Partners in Project Green
  • The Carbon Accounting Company
  • The Works Design Communications
  • UBER

Speaker Series

As part of our commitment to helping students connect to industry professionals, our Speaker Series brings experienced professionals in to speak to the class on a regular basis.  Examples of these include experienced industry experts from:

  • Advanced Energy Centre
  • Asia Pulp & Paper
  • Blackstone Energy
  • BMO
  • Celestica
  • Clean River
  • Conservation Halton
  • Deloitte
  • ecobee
  • Enbridge 
  • Greater Toronto Airports Authority
  • Holcim Canada
  • KPMG
  • Loop Initiatives (WSP Canada Inc.)
  • LoyaltyOne
  • MaRS Discovery District
  • Maxxam Analytics
  • McDonald's Canada
  • Metrolinx
  • Molson Coors
  • MSCI
  • Ontario Government
  • Ontario Teachers Pension Plan
  • PwC
  • RWDI
  • Toronto District School Board
  • Waste Diversion Ontario
  • Worley Parsons

Special Events

Throughout the year, we host larger-scale events designed to connect students with businesses in order to learn about career paths and future professional options.  These include:

  • Career Panels, including speakers from:
    • AMEC
    • Brookfield Johnson Controls
    • City of Mississauga
    • Credit Valley Conservation
    • EcoSource
    • The Delphi Group
    • Wildlands League
    • WSP Canada Inc.
  • Sustainability Careers Events, connecting students with:
    • Blackstone Energy
    • Bullfrog Power
    • Canadian Plastics Industry Association
    • Canadian Wind Energy Association
    • City of Markham
    • City of Vaughan
    • Corporate Knights
    • Credit Valley Conservation
    • Delta Management Group/Clean 50
    • Ecobee
    • Ecolibrium Strategies
    • Enbridge Gas
    • Green4Good
    • KPMG
    • Kruger Products
    • Loblaw Companies Ltd.
    • Maple Leaf Foods
    • MaRS Discovery District
    • Mondelez International Inc.
    • Ontario Clean Water Agency
    • Provision Coalition
    • Staples Canada
    • TD Bank
    • The Lowe-Martin Group
    • Triovest
    • Waterfront Toronto

Orientation Day

From the first day of the Program, emphasis is placed on connecting the students’ studies to the outside world of sustainability management.  On Orientation Day, guest speakers attend and the networking begins right away!  Past speakers have joined us from:

  • BASF Canada
  • Flatwater Management Inc
  • Global Compact Network Canada
  • HP Canada (@francesedmonds @hp)
  • REFOCUS
  • Sustainability Advantage
  • Toronto Sustainability Speaker Series
  • Toronto Sustainability Speaker Series
  • Unilever
  • WSP Canada Inc.

To Participate:

If you are an industry professional intersted in connecting with the Program and speaking to the class, please contact Claire Westgate.