PhD in Environmental Studies

The Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) at York University offers a PhD program engaged with an extremely diverse array of interdisciplinary environmental concerns and approaches. Our doctoral students explore natural, social, political, cultural, urban and other environments and connect conventional disciplines and practices in ways that encourage viewing issues through a broader, more contextual perspective, with an emphasis on social justice.

In FES, we adopt an interdisciplinary approach to environmental studies where the social sciences, humanities, arts and natural sciences meet and inform each other. To cultivate and enhance our interdisciplinary research culture, we welcome students from a wide range of backgrounds in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. We encourage the use of different theoretical approaches to explore environmental issues in their historical and comparative contexts, considering social, ecological, political and economic constraints and possibilities. We encourage exploration of how theoretical and practical matters intersect, how power and inequality intersect with environmental issues, and how reflexive, rigorous, critical and creative thinking can inform interpretations and policies.

Events for Prospective PhD Students

Learn more about our Graduate programs and speak with Environmental Studies admissions experts, professors, and current students.

Date Time Focus Location
Thursday, September 24, 2015 6:00-7:30pm PhD Only Room 109 HNES building
Tuesday, October 29, 2015 6:00-7:30pm MES/PhD Centre for Social Innovation Robertson Building 215 Spadina
Thursday, November 26, 2015 6:00-7:30pm MES/PhD Room 140 HNES building
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 6:00-7:30pm MES/PhD Online Webinar

Join us for a Graduate Information Session — REGISTER ONLINE

You can register for our Information Sessions online. You will receive an email confirmation/reminder a few days before the event.