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.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG’s), are 17 goals developed by the United Nations in 2015, which help to better understand, and solve a wide range of global environmental challenges, including; climate change, food security, ecological and wildlife preservation, gender equality, economic prosperity, and access to education. Our keynote speaker will be the Deputy Director, United Nations Environment Programme, Mr. Jamil Ahmad. (add link http://drustage.unep.org/newyork/who-we-are/who-we-are to his name). By spreading awareness of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, we can inspire future generations to act, and solve the many environmental challenges we face today. Be a part of the United Nations Sustainable Development goals and learn how you can contribute to a better future.
Attendees will have opportunity to learn about implementing the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals on a local, national, and international scale, as well as the important role they have in assuring a prosperous environment for future generations. A certificate will be awarded to each participant who attends and completes the training.
All members of the York University Students are encouraged to attend!
RSVP Now: yorku.UNSDGTraining.ca (space is limited)