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PhD program now offered

Our MSc, MA and PhD (new for 2014) programs are research based, with a full range of learning opportunities spanning natural and social sciences, humanities and traditional ecological knowledge.

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Collaborative and ground breaking research

Faculty and students of the School of Environmental Studies are active in many different areas of research. Our research takes us out onto the lands and waters, and into local communities and urban areas all across Canada, with some of our work being international in scope.

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Environmental studies students at work

Thinking about Environmental Studies? Our school offers field schools, a co-operative education program, hands-on research, and a variety of programs and courses. Our faculty and staff are there to help you every step of the way.

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Engaging undergraduate programs that inspire change

Earn a major or minor in Environmental Studies with courses that examine environmental issues and explore solutions that cut across the boundaries of traditional disciplines.

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Experiential learning through field schools

The Redfish School of Change is an interactive and experiential field school designed for undergraduate students interested in food security, ecological sustainability and social equity.

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Restoration programs that improve biodiversity and ecological function

Students in the Restoration of Natural Systems Program (diploma and certificate) have completed major research projects, resulting in a legacy of numerous restored streams and forests, improved shorelines, healthier communities with more greenspace and a better understanding of the process of ecological restoration by the public.

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School of Environmental Studies

Environmental literacy and competence will be requisite for all of tomorrow's leaders. School of Environmental Studies students know that mastering theory is only half the challenge. The capacity for transforming knowledge into positive action is the mark of a School of Environmental Studies graduate and a leader of tomorrow.


Spaces available for registration in Fall 2016 ES courses and Spring 2017 ES courses!

Check out our Fall 2016 & Spring 2017 Course offerings and our Field courses page!

2014 marks the 15th and 40th anniversaries of The School of Environmental Studies.  In celebration of these two milestones, visit the ES 40th Anniversary Page.

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Visit the Environmental Studies' Flickr page for more photos.

Please use this LinkedIn group is a way to connect or re-connect with alumni and other professionals in the field, to keep up to date with what is going on in the School, and to inform each other of news, articles and jobs of interest. Current faculty and staff members of the School also post in this group frequently regarding their activities, research, success and calls for action.