Academic-Industry Partnerships

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DPES Graduate Programs reside within the University of Toronto Scarborough’s Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences (DPES), where our renowned faculty are involved in conducting world-class research funded by national and international granting agencies. We welcome employers to collaborate with our dynamic faculty through internships supported by Mitacs Accelerate.

Mitacs Accelerate leverages research projects between industry partners and academic researchers. Internships start at four months with opportunities for extension. Successful applicants are required to contribute a minimum of $7,500 contribution to receive a $15,000 research award. Eligible partners include for-profit and not-for-profit corporations in Canada, for-profit businesses operating outside Canada, and eligible intern-owned start-ups at approved incubators from all sectors. 

Meet our MEnvSc Program Directors

Nicholas Mandrak

Dr. Nicholas Mandrak
Conservation and Biodiversity








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Dr. Karen Smith
Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation








Carl Mitchell

Dr. Carl Mitchell
Terrestrial and Aquatic Systems
Associate Graduate Chair







Cody Ross

Dr. Cody Ross
Conservation and Biodiversity








Stuart Livingstone

Dr. Stuart W. Livingstone
Conservation and Biodiversity








Let us be your conduit to DPES faculty and other units and departments at the University of Toronto. Contact us at or 416-287-7506 to learn more.
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