Training Canada's Future Leaders in Low-Carbon Energy ...

... because Canada's Energy Sector is Changing.

Training in a Time of Change

REDEVELOP trains graduate students to work across disciplines, distance and cultures. As Canada struggles to find its “new normal”, unconventional resources are key in our transition to a low-carbon energy future, environmental sustainability and socio-economic stability. By integrating technical expertise with training in communication, conflict resolution, project management and Indigenous relations, we prepare our graduates for a changing workforce. Future leaders within industry, government and Indigenous communities will rely on knowledge that crosscuts western disciplines in science and engineering and traditional ways of knowing with a deep understanding of pertinent socio-economic and environmental factors.


REDEVELOP Certificate

REDEVELOP certification is evidence of excellence in adaptability, communication and problem-solving using a holistic approach acknowledged by professionals in the energy industry.
Certificates are issued by the University of Calgary.

Indigenous Relations Training (IRT)

IRT certification is evidence of foundational understanding of Indigenous history in Canada and the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action achieved through completion of a short course
at the University of Calgary’s Writing Symbols Lodge.

Skills Training via the REDEVELOP Challenge

Project Management

Our graduates take a project from start to finish in an interdisciplinary collaboration of students from across Canada. Project summaries are communicated to industry in a competitive area.

Public Perception & Consultation

Grads learn to identify the science behind the problem, research the policy issues and explore all perspectives through
consultation with communities, industry
and the Indian Resource Council (IRC).

Industry-Organization Psychology

Through communication, self-awareness and conflict resolution strategies, grads learn how to lead and how to adapt within a high-functioning team from the University of Calgary’s ITP Metrics Lab.

Mentors & Leaders

Internships & Industry Partners

REDEVELOP grads make better interns, who make better employees. Our industry network continues to grow, as grads complete one or more internships during their master’s or doctoral program. 


HQPs, or highly qualified professionals,
are REDEVELOP grads near the end of their academic degree program, who extend their training with leadership, finance, conference-planning and outreach experience.

Indigenous Mentorship Pipeline

In a collaboration between REDEVELOP, IRC and the Sucker Creek First Nation, HQPs mentor Indigenous undergraduate summer interns who mentor high school students in a newly-developed project model.

Funded by the Natural Sciences and Research Council of Canada (NSERC).


REDEVELOP is a Collaborative Research And Training Experience (CREATE) initiative. CREATE Grant #386133824, in the amount of $1.625M over 6 years, was awarded to the University of Calgary in 2017. 80% grant funds go directly to student scholarships.
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