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Where You Will Go! (or what can you do with an ENVS degree from Grenfell Campus)

Our environmental science degree is designed to produce graduates with a knowledge of the fundamental principles of environmental science who can work in dozens of different positions to better our understanding of, and interaction with, the natural environment. Since the first graduation class of May 1998 and over the ten years that has followed, the Environmental Science Biology and Chemistry programs have produced 180 graduates. This listing (below) is a sampling of the types of career paths that our graduands have gone on to do:


  • AGRA Earth and Environmental (St. John's, Newfoundland)
  • Agriculture Integrated Management Services (Stratford, Ontario)
  • All-tech, Environmental Services Ltd., Corner Brook, NL (Environmental Consultant)
  • Aquatronix (Markham, Ontario)
  • Attotech (Electroplating Chemicals), Mississauga, Ontario (Technical Sales and Service)
  • AOL Canada, (Computing) Toronto, ON (Producer, Human Resources/Member Services)
  • Atlantic Coastal Action Plan (ACAP)-Humber Arm, Corner Brook, NL (Environmental Scientist)
  • Atlantic Engineering Consultants, Corner Brook, NL (Environmental Assessment Technologist, multiple)
  • Bluebell, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. (GIS Technician)
  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Halifax, NS (Technician, multiple)
  • Computer Company in Raleigh, N.C., U.S.A (Computer analyst)
  • Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, Ontario (Environmental Scientist)
  • Dataprise Inc., Rockville, MD, U.S.A. (Computer analyst)
  • DCS Controls, Bull Arm, NL (Science Technician, contract)
  • Duncan Consultants (Raleigh, North Carolina)
  • Eastern Foundary, (Sacrificial electrodes), Clarenville, NF. (Quality Assurance Chemist)
  • Exxon, New Jersey, USA (Research Scientist)
  • FDM Consulting, Charlotte, N.C., U.S.A. (Computer analyst)
  • Fisher Scientific, Edmonton, AB (Research Scientist, multiple)
  • Harriott Curtis Collegiate, St. Anthony, NL (High school teacher)
  • Huntsman Marine Science Centre, St. Andrews, NB (Technician)
  • IBM, Toronto, ON (Computer analyst, IT)
  • Iron Ore Company of Canada, Labrador City (Hydro-Geological Technologist)
  • Inspectorate iPL, Richmond, BC (QA/QC Manager)
  • Jacques-Whitford Environmental Consulting Ltd., Calgary, AB (Air Quality Engineer,)
  • KPMG-California, Mountainview, CA (Computer consultant)
  • Levelton Engineering, Calgary, AB (Jr. Env. Scientist)
  • Matrix Environmental (hazardous wastes) Fredericton, NB (Env. Scientist)
  • MDS Nordion (medical radiation treatment equipment), Kanata, ON (Exec. Assistant)
  • Musgrave Harbour, NL (High school teacher)
  • PEI National Park, PEI (Park Warden)
  • PEI Provincial Public Service, PEI (Consultant/ Manager Assistant)
  • Philip Analytical, St. John’s, NF (now Maxxam Analytics, Env. Analyst, multiple)
  • Pinchin LeBlanc Environmental, Labrador, (Jr. Env. Scientist)
  • Private sector, Clarenville, NL. (Physiotherapist)
  • RJP Seafoods (Jackson's Arm, Newfoundland)
  • SCC Waste Management, St. John's, NL (Environmental Chemist, multiple)
  • Silver Aquaculture, Elmsville, NB (Hatchery technician)
  • St. Lewis, Labrador, NL (Elementary Teacher)
  • Stolt's Sea Farms (St. George, New Brunswick)
  • Suncore, Ft. McMurray, AB (Aquatic Tox. Lab Analyst)
  • Suncore Energy, Alberta (Environmental Specialist)
  • SWT Specialty Products, Tecumseh, ON (Technical Account Executive)
  • UPE Canada, (manufacturer of high voltage copper circuit boards), Smith’s Falls, ON (Chem. Tech./Quality Control Assessor)
  • Viva Pharmaceutical Inc., Richmond, BC (Quality Control Lab Technician)
  • Whipplehill Communications Inc., Somerville, MA. U.S.A. (Application/Software Developer)
  • Xstrata Zinc Canada, Bathurst, New Brunswick, (Env. & Hygiene Officer)
  • Zedco Industries (Victoria, British Columbia)


  • Canadian Armed Forces, Regular Officer Training Program, Communications (Officer)
  • Canadian Coast Guard
  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  • Clena Nova Scotia (ngo, env. educ.) Halifax. NS. (Park Interpreter)Department of Fisheries and Oceans Food Fish and Allied Workers, Corner Brook, Newfoundland (Scientist and Manager)
  • Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Water Resource Div., Yellowknife, NWT (Pollution Control Specialist, Oil & Gas)
  • LaManche Provincial Park (Park Interpreter)
  • NL, Department of Labour
  • NL, Department of Environment, (Acid rain program Manager, Scientists, multiple)
  • NL Department of Forestry
  • NL, Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) (Scientist)
  • NL Parks Div. Dept. of Tourism, Deer Lake, NL (Interpretive program, Park Officer)
  • NL, Department of Wildlife (Conservation Scientist, At risk Stewardship Biologist)
  • Parks Canada, Terra Nova and Gros Morne (Wildlife, multiple positions)

Universities as employers:

  • Academy Canada, Corner Brook, NF (Instructor, Natural Resources)
  • Centre of Environmental Excellence, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Corner Brook, NL (Manager)
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Chemistry and Biology Dept., Corner Brook, NL (Tech., multiple)
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Technology Centre (multiple technicians)
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland, Western Newfoundland Model Forest, SWGC, Corner Brook, NL (GIS Tech.)
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland, (Chemistry, Biology Dept.,) St. John’s Campus, St. John’s, NL (Tech., multiple)
  • Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Western Newfoundland Model Forest, NL (technicians)
  • University of Texas at El Paso, Chemistry, El Paso, Texas, USA (Chem. Analyst)
  • University of Waterloo, Chemistry, Waterloo, ON (Chem. Lab Manager)

Places where our students have gone on to do Graduate Studies:

  • Acadia University, Biology, (M.Sc.) Wolfville, Nova Scotia
  • Cape Breton University (UCCB), Sydney NS. (Health Inspector Diploma, multiple)
  • Chiropractic College (Chicago, Illinois)
  • College of the North Atlantic (CAN) St. John’s, NL (Diploma programs)
  • GIS programs (various universities)
  • IT programs (various universities)
  • Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Truro, NS (MSc. Agric.)
  • Lakehead University, Forestry, Sudbury ON (B.Sc.)
  • Marine Institute, St. John’s, NL (Diploma programs, multiple)
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland, Chemistry, Earth Science, Biology depts.) St. John’s Campus, St. John’s, NL (B. Ed., M.Sc. Biopsychology, M.Envs.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., M.D., multiple)
  • Queen’s University, Chemistry, Kingston, Ontario (M.Sc. and Ph.D., multiple)
  • St. Mary’s University, Biology, Sackville, New Brunswick (M.Sc.)
  • Trent University, Chemistry and Environmental Science depts., Peterbourgh, Ontario (M.Sc. and Ph.D., multiple)
  • University of Alberta, Chemistry, Edmonton, AB (Postdoctoral)
  • University of British Columbia, Biology, Vancouver, BC (Ph.D.)
  • University of Saskatchewan, Biology, Saskatoon, SK (M.Sc.)
  • University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas, US (M.Sc., Ph.D.)
  • University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON (Chemistry (M.Sc.), M. Clinical Sc.)
  • University of Windsor, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Windsor, Ontario (M.Sc., Ph.D., multiple)

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