University of Toronto Sustainability Career Fair

University of Toronto Sustainability Career Fair

Hart House, St. George Campus | October 6th

  • With increasing world-wide relevance of climate change and sustainable development, students from all disciplines are pursuing careers in sustainability with their passion and skills. Based on our experience working with many of the industry leaders, we know companies and organizations are also actively looking for young talent to help achieve their sustainability goals.

  • The University of Toronto Sustainability Career Fair aims to connect students to the sustainability field. By coming to the career fair, students can speak to the representatives from companies who employ various sustainability initiatives first hand. By doing so, students will get a better understanding of the job opportunities and take advantage of the career prospects in the Sustainability industry!

  • No registration is required.








Allow us to help find the right talent!

Benefits

  • Meet and survey about 1000 U of T applicants from a broad range of disciplines including engineering, environmental science, and business entertaining and educational, so be sure to attend!

  • Promote your sustainability initiatives at a world leading university

  • Build connections with other companies and organizations in the industry


Company registration

If you would like to participate in this career fair, please contact Jessie Gai at jessie.gai@sea.skule.ca

Companies Present:


About:
At Aquova, we develop intelligent electrochemical wastewater treatment systems. Our Active Electrochemical Management System (AEMS) is a patentable combination of hardware and software that utilizes distinct real time control procedures to enhance the performance of electrochemical plants. Our technology increases energy efficiency, and reduces the costs associated with complex traditional systems. Aquova is focused on providing solutions to Canadian gold mines, with a focus on sulphates and cyanide based complexes.


Sustainailty Initiatives:
Developing technology that will create a sustainable world


Job Oppurtinities:
Volunteer


About:ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. ASHRAE and its more than 57,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow's built environment today. As a student chapter of ASHRAE, we host events and tours providing skills development and industry networking opportunities.


Sustainailty Initiatives:
ASHRAE aims to increase the implementation of sustainable practices in building design through advancing building codes, standards, and research.


Job Oppurtinities:
Volunteer, Leadership opportunities


About:
"We own and operate one of the world’s largest renewable power portfolios, anchored by more than 215 hydroelectric facilities. With strong regional operating platforms in our core markets, we are able to leverage our local expertise to grow the business organically and through acquisition.Our portfolio includes more than 250 renewable power facilities in North America, Latin America and Europe with a combined installed capacity exceeding 10,000 megawatts."


Sustainailty Initiatives:
"As a renewable energy producer and developer, we strive to be a leader in sustainable development while managing a commercially successful business. The renewable power we generate produces exceptionally low greenhouse gas emissions and helps to reduce the impact of climate change. Our power generation facilities play a positive economic role as well by creating economic opportunities for individuals and communities. We take a holistic approach to sustainability, which means we consider both the social and environmental impacts of our operations. We seek to protect and enhance the ecosystems affected by our activities and contribute positively to the communities in which we work, live and manage our operations. This commitment is integrated into our operations, management systems and performance metrics. We partner with a variety of local organizations to fund initiatives focused on five priority areas: mitigating environmental impact, conservation and preservation, support of river and watershed committees, support for economic development, and education and research."


Job Oppurtinities:
Summer internship, Full time, Master students


About:
"General Motors of Canada is a company that is driving the future of the automotive industry. At General Motors, we are passionate about earning customers for life. This vision unites us as a team each and every day and is the hallmark of our customer-driven culture. We are driving forward, accelerating change and opening the door to new thinking and advanced technology. General Motors of Canada strives for an open, interactive, and dynamic work environment that promotes a rapid exchange of ideas and information. Our employees represent a true cross-section of cultures, demographics, and lifestyles, which help General Motors to succeed worldwide. "


Sustainailty Initiatives:
General Motors Corporation (TSX: GMM.U, NYSE: GM) is recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers as it is committed to protecting human health and the environment and driving continuous improvement. GM Canada has set corporate sustainability goals which include 9 manufacturing commitments set for the year 2020, our pledge to support the United Nations Global Compact, and our commitment to go 100% renewable electricity by 2050. In recent years, we have increased the number of landfill-free and wildlife habitat sites in Canada. We have also made great strides to reduce the carbon footprint, energy, water, and waste that we generate from our operations. Finally, we have increased our focus on promoting STEM education and activities with students through our programs such as our charity fund, our GREEN water education program, and our Earth Day/World Environment Day activities.


Job Oppurtinities:
Summer internship, Long-term internship (e.g. PEY)


About:
"The Faculty of Forestry is a unified body of interdisciplinary, diverse, dedicated and innovative natural, engineering and social scientists. We are on the leading edge of research in: • Forest conservation science • Forest ecosystem management • Forest governance and policy • Urban forestry • Biomass utilization for sustainable bio-based materials and chemical products We provide unique, integrative and applied education in the above educational domains. Our programs produce future leaders in these same fields, and our research drives the practices and decisions of current leaders tasked with successfully managing the competing demands placed on Ontario’s, Canada’s and the world’s forests in the context of social and environmental change. "


Sustainailty Initiatives:
"• Maintain and enhance our leadership role in producing and communicating knowledge that enables the sustainable management of the world’s forests • Educate tomorrow’s leaders in forest conservation science, forest ecosystem management, forest governance and policy, and forest utilization by building upon our excellent interdisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach Creating a world where: • Forests are the essential component of a healthy, sustainable, socially just and prosperous society with resilient and adaptable social and ecological systems • Landscapes are structured to support trees, forests and living systems in and amongst human habitats • Degraded ecosystems are restored and intact ecosystems are preserved • People feel connected to nature and live with an awareness of their impact on the environment and its connection to their own health "


Job Oppurtinities:
Summer internship, Master students, PhD students


About:
Metrolinx, an agency of the Government of Ontario under the Metrolinx Act, 2006, was created to improve the coordination and integration of all modes of transportation in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. The organization’s mission is to champion, develop and implement an integrated transportation system for our region that enhances prosperity, sustainability and quality of life.


Sustainailty Initiatives:
"The Regional Transportation Plan (“RTP”) guides the work being done to offer an attractive and flexible suite of transportation alternatives and to transform the way people and goods move in the GTHA. The RTP’s vision, goals, and objectives provide a blueprint to support decision-making by municipalities, agencies, and the provincial government. Developed and implemented jointly with a diverse range of partners and stakeholders, the RTP sets out how the transportation system contributes to a high quality of life, thriving environment, and prosperous economy, now and into the future. Increased use of public transportation brings environmental and social benefits: reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, less traffic congestion, improved air quality, access to services, and more. These benefits are inherent to public transit. At Metrolinx, we believe that a sustainable public transportation system should also consider the environment, economic and social well-being, travel choices, people, trust, ethics, and integrity. We also recognize that in our current state of unprecedented growth and expansion, we need to focus our sustainability efforts on areas that have the greatest need and will result in the greatest impact. In 2016, Metrolinx adopted its first corporate Sustainability Strategy to guide meaningful progress in areas that are not addressed within existing strategies and plans. It provides a common framework to measure, track and report our sustainability efforts. The Sustainability Strategy supports the vision of the Regional Transportation Plan and the Metrolinx Five-Year Strategy (2015-2020) by focusing on how Metrolinx can plan, build, operate and connect, to achieve meaningful progress towards sustainability within our own operations. The Sustainability Strategy focuses on five priority goals. • Goal 1: Become Climate Resilient • Goal 2: Reduce Energy Use and Emissions • Goal 3: Integrate Sustainability in our Supply Chain • Goal 4: Minimize Impact on Ecosystems • Goal 5: Enhance Community Responsibility"


Job Oppurtinities:
Summer internship, Long-term internship (e.g. PEY), Full time

P&G


About:
Procter & Gamble is the largest non-food Consumer Packaged Goods company in the world. By touching and improving consumers' lives for over 100 years in Canada, P&G has built timeless brands including Tide, Pampers, Crest, and many others. We are known for our excellent leader development track record, and day one business ownership for all of our new graduates.


Sustainailty Initiatives:
At P&G, our philosophy is that sustainability is not only our responsibility, but also a business opportunity and a better way to serve our consumers. That's why our long term vision is to power all of our manufacturing plants with 100% renewable energy, use 100% renewable or recyclable materials for all products and packaging, and have zero consumer and manufacturing waste go to landfill. By 2020, we aim to double the amount of recycled materials we use in our plastic packaging, and replace petro-chemicals with renewable materials. In addition, we will continue to leverage innovation to reduce the amount of water required to manufacture our products, and the water required to use them. Finally, we are committed to qualify scalable pilots in developed and developing markets to help address waste management in collaboration with governments, industry and civil society.


Job Oppurtinities:
Summer internship, Full time


About:
PowerHub simplifies renewable energy asset management. It's an asset management solution that marries rigorous design with flexibility and customization. It’s designed by and for renewable energy professionals to meet their needs, region by region, whatever the energy source.


Sustainailty Initiatives:
We support the renewable energy industry through software that makes it easy to meet business requirements, and helps create efficiencies so that renewable energy asset managers can grow.


Job Oppurtinities:
Summer internship, Long-term internship (e.g. PEY), Full time


About:
Repair Cafe Toronto is a volunteer organization. We hold monthly events where volunteers with repair skills help members of the community fix their broken things. All is done for free.


Sustainailty Initiatives:
We aim to reduce the cycle of a disposable society by keeping goods from entering the land fills.


Job Oppurtinities:
Volunteer


About:
"Silfab Solar is the North American manufacturing leader in the design & development of ultra-high-efficiency, premium quality 60- and 72-cell monocrystalline PV modules. Silfab leverages over 35 years of solar experience spanning the entire vertical PV value chain including wafers, ingots, R&D, engineering and product innovation. As the largest and most advanced manufacturer in North America, Silfab’s fully automated facility utilizes precision engineering to produce superior reliability and performance with the lowest defect rate in the US. Silfab provides value to the residential and commercial customer who want domestically made modules and maximum power density. Silfab’s 100% North American based team leverages just-in-time manufacturing to deliver unparalleled service, on-time delivery and flexible project solutions. "


Sustainailty Initiatives:
At Silfab, our mission is to make a difference in the world by reducing carbon emissions and improving access to clean energy with every module we make.


Job Oppurtinities:
Summer internship, Long-term internship (e.g. PEY), Full time


About:
The MSc in Sustainability Management(MScSM) Program at University of Toronto provides the training for our graduates to integrate knowledge from management, social, and natural sciences to address sustainability issues and make leading contributions and lasting advances in sustainability management. More information about our masters' program can be found online: www.utm.utoronto.ca/mscsm and you can follow us on Twitter: @UTMMScSM


Sustainailty Initiatives:
Our MScSM Program is a two-year masters' program that addresses current sustainability issues through academics and internships.


Job Oppurtinities:
Master students


About:
"TELSTORM Corporation is a multi-disciplinary, Canadian Design and Engineering firm dedicated to providing fresh design solutions to meet your every need. We offer a wide range of basic and custom services to help you achieve your project goals through productive communication and innovative design solutions. TELSTORM is able to guide your project through each phase of development, from conceptual ideas, through detailed design and onto construction, implementing sound Project Management principles to ensure success. Our areas of expertise include: Building Design Interior Design Civil and Structural Engineering Telecommunications Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Project Management We will interpret your program needs to deliver a positive change to your environment, whether it be Corporate, Government, Industrial, Institutional, Telecommunications, Educational or Municipal. Our team of enthusiastic Designers and Engineers will materialize your project from conception to reality."


Sustainailty Initiatives:
LEED Buildings, Over cladding


Job Oppurtinities:
Full time, Co-op students