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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.

Just Transformations: The Next 150


Upcoming Events

May
11
Thu
JUST TRANSFORMATIONS: THE NEXT 150: the 2017 Ontario Climate Symposium @ York University 4700 Keele St Toronto
May 11 @ 1:00 pm – May 12 @ 6:00 pm

Photo of OCC 2017 symposium adIn May 2017, the Ontario Climate Consortium will be co-hosting its 5th Annual Ontario Climate Symposium with the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. This two-day event is the premier forum for sharing cutting-edge research and initiatives that address climate change in the province.

The aim of the 2017 Ontario Climate Symposium is to facilitate discussions across research disciplines, as well as policy and practice communities, about Ontario’s future as we collectively address climate change through mitigation and adaptation strategies.

For full event details and registration information visit event web site.

May
24
Wed
Ninth Floor
May 24 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Presentation by: Senator Anne Cools and Dr. Rodney John.

It started quietly when a group of Caribbean students, strangers in a cold new land, began to suspect their professor of racism. It ended in the most explosive student uprising Canada had ever known. Over four decades later, Ninth Floor reopens the file on the infamous Sir George Williams sit-in – a watershed moment in Canadian race relations and one of the most contested episodes in the nation’s history. Can we make peace with the past? What lessons have we learned? What really happened up there on the 9th floor?

Senator Anne Cools is a member of the Canadian Senate. Born in Barbados, she is the first Caribbean-Canadian to be appointed to Canada's upper house in 1984. She is the dean, and the longest-serving member of the Senate. She is the first female black senator in North America.

Dr. Rodney John was born in St. Vincent. He moved to Canada in 1965 and attended Sir George Williams University. Dr. John was one of the six original complainants and signed the letter regarding racism that eventually led to the 1969 Sir George Williams University protests and sit-ins. Dr. John completed his PhD and eventually became clinical psychologist. He also has a bachelor of education from OISE, U of T and an LLM in dispute resolution from Osgoode Hall, York University.

May
29
Mon
CAG2017 Toward A Just And Sustainable World
May 29 @ 2:00 pm – Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm

CAG2017 is the annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) hosted by York University's Department of Geography. The conference will feature over 500 presentations from 600 delegates. The theme of the conference is "Toward a Just and Sustainable World," reflecting the values of the CAG, the Department of Geography and York University.

May
11
Thu
JUST TRANSFORMATIONS: THE NEXT 150: the 2017 Ontario Climate Symposium @ York University 4700 Keele St Toronto
May 11 @ 1:00 pm – May 12 @ 6:00 pm

Photo of OCC 2017 symposium adIn May 2017, the Ontario Climate Consortium will be co-hosting its 5th Annual Ontario Climate Symposium with the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. This two-day event is the premier forum for sharing cutting-edge research and initiatives that address climate change in the province.

The aim of the 2017 Ontario Climate Symposium is to facilitate discussions across research disciplines, as well as policy and practice communities, about Ontario’s future as we collectively address climate change through mitigation and adaptation strategies.

For full event details and registration information visit event web site.