Apply Your Learning
Make the most out of your university career by taking advantage of all that Laurier has to offer you. Volunteer work, campus clubs, leadership programs, studying abroad, work experience – there are so many ways you can extend your classroom experience into the real world.
Here are just a few examples of the experiences you’ll get in the Environmental Studies program:
- Participate in a community-engaged learning course in sustainable development during second year. Experience being part of a consulting team working with professional planners to develop real world sustainability initiatives in Waterloo Region's rural communities.
- The Capstone Urban Sustainability Project (CUSP) is the perfect fit for students in the BA in Environmental Studies program looking to engage with the community – all while earning a course credit.
- In CUSP, you'll undertake a yearlong consultation with our community partner, the City of Cambridge. Collaborating with other students in your consulting team, you'll seek to resolve an aspect of urban planning and development with a solution grounded in principles of sustainability and professional practice. Your team will bring together skills in project management, written communication, graphic design, mapping, public speaking, research analysis, and community engagement.
- Live in the Faculty of Science Residence Learning Community to connect with professors outside the classroom, meet alumni to explore your career paths, and feel the support of your science peers.
- Take courses with fieldwork and lab components built-in and apply your lecture notes to practical experiences.
Check out the Geography and Environmental Studies Experience Guide.