Alumni & Giving

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 help connect you with fellow alumni.


Stay Connected

From campus events like film screenings and lectures to alumni gatherings all over the world – if you want to stay in the know for upcoming events, update your contact information today.


Hire an Intern

If you’re looking to hire an intern, we’ll assist you every step of the way. From posting positions, suggesting candidates, to scheduling interviews, FES can help as much (or little) as you like.

Get Invovled

Join one of our Alumni Networks – the MES York Planning Alumni Committee (MYPAC) or the Las Nubes Alumni Chapter. If that’s not what you’re looking for then, Start your own!

Guide the Next Generation

As one of our most effective ambassadors, participate at various recruitment events alongside FES faculty, staff and students, or attend the Anita McBride Luncheon where you can mentor incoming MES students.

Give to FES

Student scholarships, environmental research and academic positions are made possible by generous alumni like yourself. Consider a one time or recurring gift to amplify your commitment to an FES cause.

We want to hear from you

If you have ideas or suggestions for other ways you’d like to be engaged with FES, contact our Alumni Officer.

It Starts with You

From climate change and water scarcity, to pollution and extinction, the biggest challenges facing our world revolve around the environment. For years, Canadians have endeavoured to make a difference, but the need for action is quickly outpacing our ability to effect positive change. Environmental degradation and exploitation are emerging as serious threats to biodiversity and human health and settlement, yet there is a growing shortage of environmental leaders equipped to create sustainable change.

Supporting the Faculty of Environmental Studies is supporting the development of the next generation of environmental leaders.

6000+ Alumni and Counting

45 Research Projects in 20 Countries

Organizations in Canada Hiring 460,000+ Eco-professionals

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This is Impact

In 2016, York University launched Impact: The Campaign for York University to celebrate the University’s impact on the world and raise $500 million to accelerate our influence in the face of unprecedented global challenges. Our ambitious goal includes $15 million to advance the Faculty of Environmental Studies’ impact in three major areas:

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Mobilizing New Ways of Thinking

Mobilizing New Ways of Thinking

Support for five new faculty chairs, post-doctoral fellows, visiting scholars and interdisciplinary research will strengthen the Faculty’s capacity to offer novel solutions to real-world environmental problems.

Preparing Engaged Global Citizens

Preparing Engaged Global Citizens

Investments will help attract more talented students and provide them with the means and opportunities to explore their passion for changing the world.

Building Stronger Communities

Building Stronger Communities

Your gifts to this priority will advance our efforts to take students and research into the community and bring community partners to campus to enrich learning and research.

Our Alumni

Our alumni play a vital role both in the Faculty and beyond, working as environmental educators, urban planners, lawyers, activists, research analysts, social advocates and more. As our Faculty’s most influential ambassadors, our alumni serve as mentors and advisors to our current students – the future generation of environmental change makers. See our alumni profiles for only a few examples.

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