Since 1968, the Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) at York University has been at the forefront of cutting edge research, teaching and learning. As the first Environmental Studies program in Canada, we explore the theoretical and practical relationships between the natural, social, artistic and built environments. Offering three innovative programs – Bachelor in Environmental Studies (BES), Master in Environmental Studies (MES) and Doctorate in Environmental Studies (PhD) – our mandate is to provide unsurpassed opportunities for our students.
Our vision is to direct and combine the diverse energies, assets and activities of FES as the premier location for interdisciplinary, analytical and collaborative research, education and community action on critical and changing environmental issues.
2017-2018 FES SPEAKER SERIES: Environmental Scholarship, Activisms & the Arts
The aim of this year’s speaker series Environmental Scholarship, Activisms & the Arts at the Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) was to learn and share new approaches for creatively engaging in environmental arts, art practices and art modes of inquiry. The series highlights work by alumni and faculty considering art as sites of knowledge and in many cases as forms of activism. Some of the speakers engage communities and challenge injustice, others conduct participatory research, develop new insights into complex problems, and/or build art practices that engage with and respond to the complexity of social, political and environmental concerns. Learn about the series