Combat climate change by learning how to develop sustainable alternatives for a bright future.
The bioeconomy is the economic activity derived from the production and use of renewable biological resources to provide products and services to the public. Biological resources (such as wood, plants, wood waste, organic waste, etc.) are transformed into innovative products (biofuels, bioplastics, textiles, food additives, and medicine) using environmentally sustainable methods.
Why choose a BSc in Forest Bioeconomy Sciences and Technology?
This degree is the first of its kind in Canada to provide a multi-disciplinary and comprehensive education focused on the political, scientific, and economic challenges facing the growing bioeconomy and the increasing need to create a sustainable future.
Students will learn molecular, biological, and ecological approaches for utilizing renewable natural resources and how to measure the environmental impacts while applying systems thinking and policy planning and implementation.
A better future requires creative and responsible uses of our limited natural resources, and innovative change-makers to make that happen.
Core subjects include:
- Sustainability sciences
- Applied biotechnology
- Chemistry of natural resources
- Development and maintenance of managed ecosystems
- Sustainable technologies for biomass conversion, bioenergy, and bioproducts
- Product design and innovation
- Land use management
- Community engagement and policy development
- Business and leadership skills