School of Sustainable Development

Message from the Dean

Gary Thompson, (Ph.D, P.Geo, M.Sc.)
Dean, School of Sustainable Development
Green energy resources, such as wind, solar, and hydro, are critical components in addressing the threats of climate change, and the green energy sector is growing rapidly. From wind energy to electric vehicles, changes are occurring as organizations and industries seek to operate differently with a focus on sustainable, environmentally friendly operations. And as demands for green energy technologies develop, there is a corresponding demand for skilled workers who possess the knowledge and expertise required to service this sector of the economy.

Programs in the School of Sustainable Development are designed to develop this expertise and support local employment opportunities for the residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, locally, nationally, and globally. Furthermore, the school is dedicated to supporting initiatives within the province of Newfoundland and Labrador that promote sustainable development and align with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Through partnerships with local communities, businesses, and governmental organizations, we strive to leverage our expertise and resources to address regional challenges and opportunities. By fostering innovation, knowledge exchange, and capacity-building activities, we aim to contribute to the economic prosperity, social well-being, and environmental stewardship of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Delivery Legend:
On Campus
On Campus: All courses in this program will be delivered onsite at a CNA campus or at an approved location. Some courses may have online elements.
Blended: Some courses, or parts of courses, in this program will be delivered onsite at a CNA campus or at an approved location, while other courses, or parts of courses, will be delivered online or virtually to students at another location.
Online - Asynchronous
Online - Asynchronous: Delivered fully online with no scheduled classes, and allows students to learn on their own schedule, in a flexible environment, within a certain time frame.
Online - Synchronous
Online Synchronous: Delivered fully online with live, scheduled videoconference classes. The instructor and the students in the course engage with the course content and each other at the same time, from different locations.

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