Learn about the Circular Economy course.
Part of the Circular Economy & Climate Change Program.
Canada’s first university-level professional training program in circular economy.
Our immersive 3-day conference-style Circular Economy program teaches about the emerging approach to product design, manufacturing processes, and environmental management. Moving away from our traditional linear model of "take, make, waste" to a systematic approach of material reuse, resource circularity, and the elimination of wasted resources. Organizations worldwide adopt circular economy principles to facilitate a transition caused by economic, environmental, and resource pressures.
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Earn a McMaster Certificate
Walk away with a McMaster Certificate and practical skills to think and problem-solve like a leader.
Skilled Industry Experts
Hear from academic instructors and experienced industry experts across disciplines.
Achieve more than you expected in each burst 60 - 90 minute topic sessions over 3 days.
• Foundational circular economy principles and application.
• How to identify or create opportunities within an organization for circular economy implementation.
• Successful transitions to different circular economy models through case study investigation.
• Practical circular economy tools that you can apply at different levels of organizational complexity and maturity.
Hours of Training
Course Content Breakdown
Circular economy models; differentiating the benefits and challenges with specific models based on application.
Case studies of current private and public sector approaches against existing models with discussion from an expert panel.
Applying leadership strategies in a transformative environment focused on circularity.
Emerging public policy and implantation strategies within a circular economy.
Tools and techniques available for quantifying circular economy impacts.
Meet the speakers on the Circular Economy & Climate Change Program.
Participants must hold or be completing a degree or diploma from a recognized university or college; hold a relevant certificate in sustainability from a recognized university; or have equivalent professional experience.
Please contact the Program Lead if you have specific questions about the background knowledge required to maximize your benefits from the program.
Tuition & Fees
Please note costs noted below are in CAD dollars, and do not include the 13% HST - Harmonized Sales Tax charged for Canadian Applicants.
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Regular cost for this course
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Circular Economy & Climate Change
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Certificates of Completion Professional Programs
Learn more about the Circular Economy & Climate Change Program and the five courses offered.
Sustainable Infrastructure: Design & Engineering
Sustainable Infrastructure: Low-Impact Development & Climate Resilience
Leading Transition to a Low-Carbon, Circular Economy