Izak Weinstein


Master of Science in Sustainability Management • University of Toronto Mississauga

  • Dean's List Award for High Academic Achievement: Gold Award, 2016
  • Dean's List - First Year Award, 2015

Bachelor of Arts • Environment and Development, Geography • McGill University

  •  Izak is featured in an article on the Toronto Sustainbability Speaker Series website about this summer work term experience.


Izak graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts from the School of Environment at McGill University. He majored in environment and development with a minor in geography. During his final year he completed a collaborative capstone project examining invasive species in Canadian freshwater which produced the first such comprehensive report in Canada. During his first year in the MScSM program he worked on multiple group projects including an assessment of sustainable management within the craft beer industry and sustainability reporting in the automotive sector.

As part of the MScSM program Izak completed a summer placement as the Rations Coordinator and Sustainability Projects Assistant at the National Outdoor Leadership School’s Yukon branch. He worked on provisioning multi-week expeditions and developing and implementing sustainability initiatives at the organization’s new facility outside of Whitehorse. For eight years Izak was employed at a not-for-profit summer camp as a wilderness guide, advancing to direct the wilderness program for five years. This role entailed managing and training staff, organizing logistics for over thirty trips per season and ensuring the well-being of campers. Izak’s other work experience includes working as a Data Management Research Assistant at Sunnybrook Hospital as well as a Sales Associate for Patagonia, a recognized leader in sustainable business practices.

Izak enjoys many outdoor activities including canoeing in Ontario’s Provincial Parks, building and sleeping in igloos as well as hiking and cycling. In 2009, Izak completed a thirty day wilderness canoeing and backpacking course with the National Outdoor Leadership School. In 2014, he trekked 1100 km down the South Island of New Zealand on the Te Araroa Trail. His most recent adventure was a two week canoe trip on The Wind River, part of The Yukon’s remote Peel Watershed.  

Izak's MScSM Internship: NOLS Yukon


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