Learn and Teach Green, People-Centered Civil Engineering

Sustainability, equity and anti-racism are critical knowledge and skills for the next-generation of civil engineers to work on our most pressing social and environmental problems.

Identify how sustainability challenges and environmental racism interrelate and relate to civil engineering.

Analyze , describe, and incorporate sustainability science, equity, and environmental justice into the design process.

Develop skills to consistently improve personal and organizational practices for sustainability and EDI.

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What Can You Expect from the Civil Engineering Program?

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You learn the fundamentals of equity and anti-racism as an engineering professional.

Introduces basic principles of sustainability challenges and environmental racism for engineers.


Concepts of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the design process.


EGBC code of ethics and engineers Canada guidelines.


You learn how sustainability and equity are crucial for design and infrastructure.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion applied to the design process.

Core concepts and history of sustainability: global change, systems thinking. Sustainability as design objective.


Analytical tools for sustainability: life cycle assessment with equity lens.

Working across knowledge systems: Indigenous housing module.


You learn how sustainability and equity are crucial across engineering from water resources to transportation and construction management.

Tools for defining problems through sustainability and environmental justice dimensions.


Environmental problem identification across scales and Indigeneous-settler policy settings.

Water resources case studies in sustainability and environmental justice.

Design methods and approaches to reduce environmental footprint.

Transportation links with access inequalities, sustainability fundamentals.

Applying sustainability and equity principles in engineering project management.


You apply sustainability and equity in your capstone designs and technical electives.

Lecture on sustainability in a complex world.


Systems thinking applied to enhance sustainability of critical infrastructure services.

Urban sustainability.

Indigeneous infrastructure project and Indigenous cultural acumen training.

Water and sanitation in developing countries.

Groundwater hydrology considers Indigenous priorities and equity.

Term project includes environmental justice facets in material life cycle analysis.