Faizan Ahmed


Master of Science in Sustainability Management • University of Toronto Mississauga

Bachelor of Science (Honours) • Health Sciences & Environmental Sciences • University of Toronto

Winner of the Corporate Knights 30 Under 30 Sustainability Leadership Award 2015


Faizan is currently pursuing his Masters in Sustainability Management at the University of Toronto. He graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Science with distinction, double majoring in Health Sciences and Environmental Sciences. As a science student, the environment around him had always fascinated him, from the way things work independently to how they all work together cohesively.

During his academic journey, Faizan developed a strong passion for environmental science and management through several restoration ecology projects and specialized courses. As a research student, he gained exposure to several methods and techniques for sustainable environmental management. This furthered the development of his analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills.

These experiences led him to secure an internship with the City of Mississauga as an Environment Specialist focusing on improving corporate sustainability. Through his internship, Faizan created and helped launch an internal employee engagement program, Green Leaders, which targeted environmental issues within City facilities and operations. His dedication to corporate environmental responsibility earned him a spot on Corporate Knight’s inaugural “Top 30 under 30 List” which recognizes young people who are making a difference in sustainability.

On a personal note, Faizan is an avid fitness enthusiast who often encourages his friends and co-workers to become involved in physical activity and healthy living. However, in contrast, he is also the biggest Nutella and dessert lover amongst his peers.

Having a strong base of specialized scientific knowledge and a dynamic skill set, Faizan hopes to further develop his scientific, leadership, communication and management skills and emerge as a strong product of the MScSM program. 

Faizan's MScSM Internship: City of Mississauga


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