Environment Pathways Day 2023

When and Where

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Main Activity Hall; Room KP208
Multi-Faith Centre
569 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 2J7


The School of the Environment invites you to join us on October 25th, 2023 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Multi Faith Centre for Environment Pathways Day 2023! This event is aimed at introducing students to their possible pathways in the environmental sector after graduating. With exhibitors ranging from graduate programs, environmental organizations, NGOs, student groups and more, this event gives students the opportunity to network and chat with representatives from a variety of environmental sectors! The event also includes a guest speaker talk and series of workshops for students.

Registration is now open! Students can register below:


Note: If you have any questions, or require any accommodations, please contact events.environment@utoronto.ca.  

Event Agenda

Timeslot Item Location
10:00 am - 3:00 pm Exhibitor Hall KP 208
10:30 am - 11:30 am Workshop #1 with Pranay Reddy KP 207
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Workshop #2 with Dr. Joel Rodgers KP 207
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Talk with Dr. Rohini Patel KP 207


Please note:

  • All rooms are on the second floor of the Multi-Faith Centre
  • The venue is only accessible through Bancroft Avenue


Pathways Day 2023 presents a range of exhibitors for students to meet, conversate with, and learn from! Below is a comprehensive, and consistently updated, list of all the exhibitors that will be present during the event.

Environmental Organizations

About the Organization

Beginning with her revolutionary research on chimpanzees, Dr. Jane Goodall has been a conservation icon for over 60 years. But she can’t do this work alone.

At the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada, we’re building a better, more sustainable world through community-centred conservation programs that support the intersection of animals, people, and the environment. We’re continuing the work that Jane started in Africa more than 60 years ago. And we’re bringing that work home to the 49th parallel.

JGI Canada is the Canadian Chapter of the global Jane Goodall Institute. Founded in 1977, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is a world-wide community-centred conservation organization that advances the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall in over 30 countries. It aims to understand chimpanzees and other wildlife and their habitats, and to empower people to be compassionate citizens dedicated to a more sustainable planet.

The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada brings this work home, and supports it abroad. In Canada, we support youth and Indigenous communities to implement projects that address the convergence of climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmental inequity. In Africa, we support communities across chimpanzee ranges to enable conservation that protect these endangered species, while helping people to live sustainably.

About the Organization

YCI is a leading global youth development organization that promotes youth innovation to drive positive change. Together with our partners we create market ready solutions that catapult youth around the world to succeed and prosper; we are driven by youth and their potential to affect positive change in the world. Our solutions are focused – always keeping the young people we are designing for and with at the center of the conversation. For over 30 years we have designed inclusive programs that help overcome gender barriers and support the economic empowerment and community leadership of young women.

About the Organization

Toronto Wildlife Centre promotes the peaceful coexistence of people and wildlife by providing education and expert advice about wildlife situations, and providing medical care to sick, injured and orphaned wild animals with the ultimate goal of releasing healthy animals back into the wild.

Toronto Wildlife Centre’s Wildlife Hotline is the busiest service of its kind in Canada. Staff handle up to 40,000 calls per year, advising the community about a huge diversity of wildlife situations—from medical emergencies to wildlife conflicts to natural history.

Climbing trees, wading into rivers, and crawling over ice—Toronto Wildlife Centre’s rescue team carries out challenging, life-saving wildlife rescues every day of the year.

Providing medical care for wildlife requires skill and innovation: repairing a crushed turtle shell, diagnosing lead poisoning in a loon and stitching a fox’s wounds is just a day in the life of Toronto Wildlife Centre’s expert veterinary team.

From admission to release, Toronto Wildlife Centre’s skilled wildlife rehabilitation staff provide supportive care to thousands of animals a year representing over 300 different species, including many listed as species-at-risk.

Toronto Wildlife Centre’s education program promotes healthy human-wildlife relationships through informational websites, media campaigns, presentations and workshops in schools and at local events, and through development of training tools and programs for educators.

About the Organization

Swim Drink Fish works at the confluence of water, people, and storytelling, using community science, technology, and communications to connect people to water. Through a network of Community Water Monitoring Hubs, Swim Drink Fish has inspired, and continues to inspire, people to know and safeguard their local waters. Swim Drink Fish initiatives are active in 171 communities in 11 countries. Our apps and programs connect communities with the water and with other people. We teach communities to monitor the health of their water. Together, we advocate for the protection and restoration of the places we love. We focus on water, because all communities need swimmable, drinkable, fishable water to thrive. We empower people, because it takes a community to protect water.

About the Organization

EcoSpark is an environmental education charity, connecting people to their local, natural environment through education, monitoring and stewardship. We primarily work with students from grades 6-12 across the GTA but also with community groups, engaging them in local environmental monitoring through our various programs. All of our programs revolve around the concept of citizen science or community science.

About the Organization

Cuso International is an international cooperation and development organization that works to create economic and social opportunities for marginalized groups. Together with our partners, we are focused on efforts to advance gender equality and social inclusion, improve economic resilience, and deliver progress on climate action. We believe that by sharing skills, we can build better futures. Founded in 1961, Cuso International works in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Canada

Graduate Programs

About the Program

The MES is an intensive, 12-month research-stream program that responds to the growing need of society to understand and develop solutions to the environmental and human well-being challenges facing us in the 21st century. Upon graduation, MES graduates will have acquired a transdisciplinary perspective on environmental issues, learned to use methodologies and tools relevant to environmental protection and sustainability solutions, and will be well prepared for a variety of careers in the private and public sectors, or for further studies at the doctoral level.

The hands-on supervision of students guarantees the quality of student learning overall. By working closely with their individual thesis advisor and advisory committees on an extended project, students can anticipate a strong and effective learning environment. To encourage transdisciplinary perspectives, each MES student will have an advisory committee comprised of a primary supervisor and two other faculty members from at least two disciplines or departments.

About the Program

The pioneering Master of Forest Conservation (MFC) program will enable students to make a difference by entering into professions responsible for the policies and practices that have a profound impact on all living organisms and on the sustainability of human social and economic systems; work that is crucial to society and the planet’s health.

The MFC program is accredited by the Canadian Forestry Accreditation Board. Accreditation by an external body ensures that students graduate with the competencies required to practice professional forestry.

Over a course-intensive 16-month program, students will study all aspects of forest conservation including sustainable forest management, urban forestry, forest economics, forest governance and policy, forest and wildlife conservation biology, silviculture, and current issues in forest conservation in Canada and around the world.

MFC graduates can feel confident in their knowledge of forestry and conservation issues and methods and in their ability to think analytically, write and speak clearly and convincingly about complex issues and ideas, work effectively in groups of people with sometimes disparate views, and critically assess and apply information.

About the Program

The MScSM program provides the training for our graduates to act outside the traditional disciplinary black boxes; integrate knowledge from management, social, and natural sciences to address sustainability issues; and make leading contributions and lasting advances in sustainability management.

The program is unique among science and management graduate programs by providing a strong foundation in sustainability management while offering an opportunity to specialize in a management or science concentration.

The program is designed for students from diverse backgrounds such as management science, social science, natural science and engineering. The program was developed in consultation with leaders and future employers in business, non-profit, research, and government organizations.

The MScSM degree is a professional masters' degree (not a thesis research degree) for individuals who want to pursue management careers in sustainability-related divisions and organizations.

About the Program

The Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change is home to two graduate programs, Environmental Studies and Geography, both of which offer Master's degrees and the PhD, as well as two graduate diplomas.

Our graduate degree programs are designed to train and empower diverse thinkers through multi-disciplinary approaches and hands-on learning opportunities to make positive change.

About the Program

Welcome to the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at the University of Toronto, Scarborough. We participate fully in our world-recognized tri-campus graduate programs in chemistry, physics and astronomy. We currently have over 150 graduate students. Students come here from across Canada and around the world to study environmental/biological chemistry, geoscience, conservation & biodiversity, climate change impact assessment and other programs dedicated to improving our understanding of the Earth's history and its future - its changing climate, and the challenges of sustainability.

About the Program

The School of Environmental Studies at Queens University offers academic programs and scholarly research emphasizing the diverse contributions of the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities to understanding and addressing environmental problems.

About the Program

The Faculty of Environment has a diverse offering of graduate programs, each dedicated to shaping a more sustainable future. Our programs include graduate diplomas, master's and doctoral degrees. Whether you are a working professional looking for a part-time, online diploma or a student looking for a full-time research opportunity, there is a program that meets your needs.

U of T Groups

About the Program

The Arts & Science Internship Program (ASIP) combines 12 to 20 months of paid work experience with specialized professional development training.

Eligible students can apply to ASIP to gain practical work experience, learn valuable career skills and build their professional networks, with support from a dedicated internship team. 

U of T Student Groups

About the Group

Climate Justice UofT is a student-led activist group working toward climate justice and a #FossilFreeFuture at UofT. We are working hard to build solidarity and momentum for real, substantive, and progressive moves toward equity and justice. In addition to organizing the fossil fuel divestment campaign at UofT, we also organize panels, workshops, rallies, protests, socials, and a book club, all centered around themes of environmental and social justice.

About the Group

UTEA raises awareness about pressing environmental issues (e.g Indigenous water rights, sustainable energy, climate change, etc) and advocates for more effective government policies to address these issues at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels. The organization also works towards advocating for more sustainable campus policies at the University of Toronto. UTEA is unique in that it is a hub for innovative and interdisciplinary environmental research and sustainability advocacy solutions, and is open to all and any interested UofT students.

About the Group

MealCare is a non-profit student-run organization which aims to decrease food waste and improve food security by diverting surplus food to local beneficiaries. MealCare Toronto is the Chapter that operates out of the University of Toronto. We rescue surplus food from campus cafeterias through partnerships with Food Services and University of Toronto Student Union and divert it to students in need through the UTSU Student Food Bank. We also conduct research in partnership with undergraduate and graduate courses, host fundraising and educational events, and organize social justice projects.

About the Group

The Environmental Student Union is a dynamic student-run organization that liaises with students enrolled in courses and programs at the School of the Environment and its affiliated departments. Our primary mission is to advocate for and represent the interests of students within the school while fostering strong connections between students and their respective faculties. ENSU plays a pivotal role in organizing a wide range of engaging activities, including academic seminars and social events, all centred around pressing environmental topics. These events provide valuable educational experiences and a fantastic opportunity for students to remain actively involved within the school community. We take pride in our collaborative spirit, frequently partnering with other student groups at the University of Toronto to host joint events that amplify the impact of our initiatives.

About the Group

The University of Toronto’s Student Environmental Resource Network (UTERN) is a levy organization that operates as a funding body and networking hub for any person, group or club within the university community interested in sustainability and environmentalism on campus.

Students are members of UTERN and can run for executive positions, host events, apply for funding, and use our Dish Rental Service if they have paid a levy for at least one semester of that year.

About the Group

The Innis College Student Society Sustainability Portfolio is dedicated towards making Innis College, and thereby U of T, green! They have also begun managing a garden at Innis College, which is maintained by volunteers.

About the Group

It is the purpose of U of T BEES to allow students an opportunity to learn about the age-old tradition of beekeeping and the role that bees play in sustaining a healthy ecosystem. We seek to highlight the importance of urban beekeeping as a means of encouraging the survival of native pollinators responsible for the existence of many plants. Honeybees are a keystone species, and are crucial to the maintenance of a healthy global ecosystem. U of T BEES provides a unique opportunity for students to connect with nature and the green city, learn about the process of urban beekeeping and hive maintenance, and participate in local sustainable practices.

About the Group

Regenesis at UTSG is a branch of the larger non-profit Regenesis Toronto, which is a community environmental organization dedicated to empowering students to address today’s environmental and social concerns through advocacy and local service. Regenesis UTSG has 3 main initiatives this year. The first is its Free Store, which aims to help give students access to basic items they need as well as a space where items can be donated and sustainably recycled back into the community. The second is the Student Food Center, which aims to be a place where students can access free, affordable, and nutritious meals, as well as learn cooking skills. The third is a campus farmers stand/market that makes produce grown on campus accessible to the student community as well as highlights the skills of student-led small businesses.


Workshop Title Workshop Leader Timeslot
Optimizing your Résumés: Strategies for creating an impactful résumé   Pranay Reddy 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Professional Development Work for Graduate Students Dr. Joel Rodgers 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Please note:

  • The workshop with Dr. Joel Rodgers is a Graduate student workshop. Attendance is limited to graduate students within the School of the Environment including those enrolled in the Master of Environment & Sustainability (MES) and the Collaborative Specializations.

In this hour-long session, you will be learning various strategies to create more effective and captivating résumés. You will be able to identify the steps needed to showcase your key skills, experiences, and accomplishments that can help you stand out.

Pranay Reddy is a Workshop Facilitator at Career Exploration and Education. He is a multilingual career services professional with over 10 years of international experience in managing academic programs and student services at prestigious universities in three different countries and across various systems. Before his foray into higher education, Pranay briefly served as a Pilot in the Indian Air Force after graduating from the National Defence Academy.

Pranay's academic qualifications include a master’s degree in psychology, a Post Graduate Diploma in Liberal Arts, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science. He is also a certified Life Coach (International Coaching Federation) and has a keen interest in Student Leadership Development, Career Transitions, and Career Advancement. Currently, he is an MEd in Higher Education candidate at OISE, University of Toronto.

Dr. Joel Rodgers (Coordinator, Graduate Student Professional Development) supports the academic, non-academic, and pedagogical development of graduate students in the Faculty of Arts & Science through a variety of faculty-wide and unit-specific activities.

He coordinates the A&S Pathways for PhDs workshop series that introduces A&S doctoral students to strategies and resources for finding meaningful work outside the traditional academic job market.

Talk with Dr. Rohini Patel


About the Speaker

Rohini is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto's School of Environment. Her research focuses on the social and environmental history of chemical technologies, settler colonialism, and war in the twentieth century. She has an undergraduate education in Engineering and completed a masters and doctoral studies in History.

About the Talk

What does it mean to do environmental research in a time of global crisis? In this talk, Rohini will discuss some of her experiences and insights into pursuing graduate studies related to environmental issues. She will consider questions of interdisciplinary study, challenges and opportunities in academic work, finding and building graduate communities, and working in and beyond the university in relation to environmental and social justice.


Contact Information


569 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 2J7