What can I do with my MLWS degree?There is great demand in Canada and around the world for professionals who can understand and analyze the relationships between the resource sectors and the realities of human population growth, increased demand on land and water systems and the added uncertainty brought by climate change. This demand has been increasing due to the prevalence and complexity of issues related to land degradation, food and water security and the global concern of sustaining ecological biodiversity and services. Frustrations have been expressed by narrowly trained professionals in their abilities to address the dynamics of systems management issues and to acquire and apply the necessary scientific skills in a more integrated and holistic manner. Governments and private industry, both in developed and developing countries, need professionals with resource management skills and knowledge of institutions, policies and ecological constraints of the resource sectors. The MLWS degree is designed to meet the needs of resource practitioners in these sectors.
Potential Career Paths include:
- Agricultural Representatives, Consultants and Specialists
- Environmental Consultants for Natural Resource Development; Government
- Urban and Land Use Planners
- Utilities Managers (Director of Water Pollution Control, Director of Water Supply)
The MLWS degree complements existing (provincial) professional accreditation, such as:
- Professional Agrologist (BC Institute of Agrologists)
- Professional Biologist (College of Applied Biology BC)
- Registered Professional Forester (Association of BC Forest Professionals)
- Professional Engineer and/or Geoscientist (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC)
- Contaminated Sites Approved Professional (Society of Contaminated Sites Approved Professionals of BC)
- Landscape Architect (BC Society of Landscape Architects)
- Registered Professional Planner (Planning Institute of BC)
- Architect (Architectural Institute of BC)
Job Listing Sites in BC and Canada
- Canadian Environmental Network has positions for environmental jobs across Canada.
- Civic Info BC has job listings for various municipal government positions across the province.
- BC Institute of Agrologists has job postings on their website.
- ECO Canada job board.
- Good Work Canada green jobs site.
- LFS Job Board has paid positions and volunteer postings for Faculty of Land & Food Systems students and alumni.
- Pacific Regional Society of Soil Science has job postings in relation to the field of soil science and related land resource management areas.