John Konialian


Bachelor of Science • Biology, Minor in Psychology • University of Western Ontario

Certificate in Writing • University of Western Ontario


John's passion for sustainability began at young age, stemming from a life-long compulsion to reduce waste at every given opportunity. When he graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2015 John had completed a diverse academic experience which prepared him for the multidisciplinary nature of sustainability management. Majoring in biology during his undergraduate studies introduced him to many the fundamental scientific components of sustainability while honing his research ability. John additionally earned a Minor in Psychology and a Certificate in Writing, through which he developed a passion for communication that he has carried over into his past work experiences and extracurricular actives.

Since joining the MScSM program, John has relished the opportunity to join an enticingly integrative field of study which through which he can make the world a healthier place for current and future generations. As part of his studies, John completed an internship with Corporate Knights’ research team, in which he was responsible for compiling and analyzing information for their publication’s annual MBA program sustainability rankings, among other tasks. Through this placement, he gained essential hands-on experience which broadened his research skills and tested his ability to manage large-scale projects.

As John moves forward into his post-graduate career, he hopes that the skills and experiences he has accrued allow him to communicate the vital ideas that sustainability proposes in an impactful, lasting manner

John's MScSM Internship: Corporate Knights

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