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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.

Over the past year, the FES community has shared in many outstanding and noteworthy accomplishments. Our dynamic students, successful alumni and cutting edge researchers continue to be leaders of environmental well-being and social justice in our world. Join us celebrating our Top 10 moments from 2017!

Thank you Peter!

After 20 years of outstanding contributions to York University and over 40 years of service in the environmental sector, our former Dean and Ecological Economist, Professor Peter Victor will be retiring. Celebrations in his honour will be hosted by the Faculty in December. To share in our well wishes to him on his retirement, please email Barb Wells (bwells@yorku.ca).

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