After six previous successful offerings and more than 9,000 participants worldwide, Engineers Canada and Polytechnique Montréal have opened registration for a seventh offering of their free online course, Sustainability in Practice. Register here.

The massive open online course is offered in both English and French and uses real-life case studies from across Canada to demonstrate the practical application of Engineers Canada’s 10 principles of sustainable development and environmental stewardship for engineers. The course is completed entirely online and can be completed at each participant’s own pace.

“Hearing from professionals from several sectors and regions enriched the presentations and gave us practical examples of how the concepts can be applied,” said Renato Ferreira of Montreal, QC, who participated in the second edition of the course in spring 2019.

Kayla Bruce of Sturgeon County, AB, added that “this course offered new learnings as well as the opportunity to reflect on previous experience and engage with others in the sustainability space."

Participants of the first six editions of the course have been engineers and non-engineers alike, and have worked in consulting engineering, government, education, construction, manufacturing, education, oil and gas, renewable resources, utilities, mining, and non-governmental organizations.

Marilyn Spink, of Toronto, ON, who took the fifth offering of the course in fall 2020, described it as “an enjoyable course which shifts mindsets. Engineers […] see they can be leaders in the area of sustainability and environmental stewardship regardless of their discipline.”

After all six previous editions of the course, an overwhelming majority of participants have attested to the high quality of the training content and agreed that what they learned would be useful to them in their professional and personal life. More than 95 per cent of participants have said that they would recommend the course to a colleague or friend.

“Excellent course that reinforces one’s comprehension of the issues and challenges of sustainable development in the context of climate changes. I recommend it!” said Djibril Diop of Laval, QC, who took the fifth offering of the course.

“I recommend this course as an essential tool in the practice of today's engineers,” adds Anca Voinea, of Baie-d’Urfé, QC, who took the sixth course offering.

The seventh edition of Sustainability in Practice begins October 20, 2021. Participants have until December 15, 2021, to complete the course at their own pace. Registration closes on December 1, 2021. An optional Certificate of Completion is available following successful completion of the course at a cost of $75 CAN.

Register today for Sustainability in Practice on the EduLib website.