Major in REM (BEnv) Planning


The School of Resource and Environmental Management is pleased to offer a REM Major Planning Stream in Spring 2020! This major takes full advantage of the expertise existing across FENV units, characteristics of BEnv majors. It will prepare students to enter employment or continue in graduate studies in the broadly defined areas of resource management or planning, including fisheries management, food and agriculture, sustainable planning and governance, forest management, sustainable energy and transportation, water resource management, environmental planning, ecosystem management, and First Nations resource management. REM requirements, directed by educational goals, provide students with a solid understanding of the interplay of historical, biophysical and socio-cultural factors; Indigenous/First Nations Perspectives; resource use and sustainability; geospatial, statistical and modelling methodologies; decision-making, communication, conflict resolution, and legislative/regulatory frameworks as they relate to resource management and planning.

The REM program requirements include courses from each of the areas of study in the Env cores (i.e. earth systems, ecology, biology, human role in nature, the social and built environments, environmental stewardship and governance, the global scale and planning).

Admission Requirements
Interested students must apply to enter the REM Planning Stream and meet the following conditions to qualify:

  • A minimum of nine units
  • A minimum CGPA of 3.0
  • Completion of PLAN 100 with a minimum grade of B+
  • Departmental approval

The minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) for continuation and graduation in the REM Major Planning Stream is 3.00.

In addition, students are required to complete the Faculty of Environment Co-op program or two semesters of Planning Internship. Graduates from the REM Major in Planning will be eligible for accreditation as Registered Professional Planners with the Canadian Professional Standards Board. The full overview of the program can be found here. The full overview of the requirements for accreditation as a Registered Professional Planner can be found here.

To apply for the Planning Stream, please send an email to the REM Advisor here by attaching: (i) your advising transcript indicating that you meet the requirements stated for program entry above; and, (ii) a 250 word Statement of Interest related to your proposed research area.

Applications for entry into the REM Planning Stream will be accepted up until May 31st each year. Students will be notified of the result by the end of June at the latest.

Please review the Graduation Checklist for the REM Major Planning Stream, which shows how the course requirements differ from the regular REM Major requirements.

Please contact our REM Advisor or check our FAQ page