Earth & Energy Resources Leadership Professional Master’s program - a first in Canada!

A new interdisciplinary, cross-faculty graduate degree program, approved recently by Queen’s Senate and Ontario Universities Council of Quality Assurance, will launch this fall. 

The Professional Master's of Earth and Energy Resources Leadership (MEERL) program is intended for working professionals in the resource sector. 

Queen’s Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering Department Launches New Earth and Energy Resources Leadership Professional Master’s program  -  a first in Canada!

The 20 month program will be offered mostly online with three residential periods of approximately a week’s duration and can be completed while the student remains employed. 

The program is bringing together faculty and industry leaders and experts from a wide range of backgrounds to enhance integration across multiple fields within earth and natural resource management, including the geosciences, engineering, and the legal, policy, and business realms. 

Most aspects of developing and producing natural resources are becoming more complex with time. These include increased interest by stakeholder communities, concerns about potential environmental impacts of resource extraction and use, doing business in a global marketplace, incorporating new technology and the imperative to more fully understand and effectively manage the entire life-cycle of resource development within the context of both sustainability and commercial viability. 

This new program is designed to equip participants with the skills and broad, cross-disciplinary training to effectively make sound decisions and manage these trade-offs in the face of the uncertainty and complexity inherent in natural resource development. 

The online application process is now available through Queen’s School of Graduate Studies

In the meantime, if you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact the MEERL Executive Director, Dr. Ione Taylor (,613-533-2574), or Program Coordinator, Marilyn Redmond ( 613-533-2977), or visit