Get Involved

No matter how long you have been away or how far you have traveled, the Faculty of Environmental Studies wants to keep in touch with you, and connect you to your fellow alumni. Here are some ways you can be involved with us. Find out more about how you can participate by emailing fesalum@yorku.ca.

Volunteer at Recruitment Events

There are a number of different recruitment events that take place at the York University campus and beyond in order to educate people about FES in an effort to attract future students. Potential students are interested to hear about our faculty from our students and alumni. Student experience resonates with potential students, and our alumni are our most effective ambassadors. Some of the recruitment events may be at Spring Open House, Fall Campus Day, or the Ontario Universities Fair. You could participate at the FES booth alongside FES faculty, staff and students.

Recruitment event photo

Enrol in the TASTE Program

The TASTE Program (Take A Student To Eat) is a partnership between the York University Career Centre and the Alumni Office designed to give York students and alumni an opportunity to make meaningful connections. Alumni are invited to act as casual mentors to our students, and you will be supporting the University as volunteers by sharing your experiences and expertise with current students. Students value connections with alumni professionals who have followed similar paths and can provide them with inside information and career advice.

Taste logo

Participate in the Anita McBride Alumni Mentoring Luncheon

The Anita McBride Luncheon is an annual networking event which benefits current MES students, by giving them the opportunity to interact with some very successful FES alumni. During this luncheon FES alumni are invited to meet the “next generation” of Master of Environmental Studies (MES) candidates. The luncheon features four alumni panelists who recount their experiences in the program, and discuss how the faculty made an impact on their career aspirations. In addition to the panel, we encourage other alumni to attend the luncheon and meet students.

anita mcbride panelists

Participate in a Career Conversations Panel

Share your career journey with current students in a panel moderated by oned of the Career Centre's team members. This is an oppotunity fo you to share your personal career storie about breaking into the field, how your career paths took you from graduation to where you are now, what knowledge, skills and experience helped you succeed in your jobs and what types of opportunities are available in the field. The panel is followed by an open forum where students will have an opportunity to ask the panelists their own questions.
View the 2012 "Discovering Green Careers Panel"

Participate in a Career Conversations Panel

Join the MES-York Planning Alumni Chapter

The MES York Planning Alumni Committee (MYPAC) was formed in 2004 by several York Alumni, students, and faculty members. MYPAC's initiatives include the following: host the annual Alumni event every June, manage the MYPAC mentorship program, raise money for student initiatives, and host speaking programs. Join the Chapter to be more connected to your fellow planning stream alumni.

Join the MES-York Planning Alumni Chapter

Join the Las Nubes Alumni Chapter

Established by a group of students who worked with Dr. Howard Daugherty, the Las Nubes Alumni Chapter shares knowledge grounded in Dr. Daugherty’s teachings to foster educational, environmental, and social change within York University's local community and the Las Nubes international community. This chapter allows students who have worked, researched or volunteered for the Las Nubes project to provide mentorship, social networking, and professional development to current York University students.

Join the Las Nubes Alumni Chapter

Attend a York-Wide Alumni Social Event

York hosts annual alumni in various cities around the world, including Toronto, Barrie, Markham, Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, and New Delhi. These events are the perfect opportunity for you to meet and mingle with other York alumni and keep abreast of changes and developments within the University. Often, alumni social events are attended by Faculty Deans and Senior University Administrators. Attend one of these events and enjoy drinks, hors d'oeuvres, networking and conversation with your fellow alumni.

YUAA Toronto Alumni Mixer Photo

Host an Alumni Gathering

Some of our alumni wish to remain engaged with the University and FES in a more personal way. If this sounds like you, you may want to consider hosting an event to engage other alumni or students. These activities are coordinated by the alum, and supported by the Alumni and Events Officer. In collaboration with the Alumni and Events Officer, an alumni hosted event can be designed to engage with the Faculty based on the desires of the host. Some event examples include hosting a dinner event with a faculty speaker, or hosting an evening reception with current students to provide mentorship, or hosting an event in the city where you live for local FES alumni.

Host an Alumni Gathering

Coordinate a Third Party Fundraising Activity or Donate to FES

York University and FES welcomes the support of third party fundraising events. If you enjoy event planning and engaging with the community, you could choose any event concept from a golf tournament to a bake sale, and raise funds designated to an area in FES that is meaningful to you. Fundraising enables us to create new student scholarships and awards, academic positions, and to support ongoing capital priorities of the Faculty that would not otherwise be funded. Even if you cannot coordinate a fundraising activity, any level of donation is a valuable contribution to the Faculty and our students’ experience.

Coordinate a Third Party Fundraising Activity or Donate to FES