Dean’s Highlights

Dean’s Highlights

The Faculty of Environmental Studies is a community of people engaged in making a positive, just and sustainable change in our world. Our Dean’s Highlights will recognize and celebrate the monthly achievements of our community members. Share in our recognition for our outstanding scholars, inspiring students, successful alumni, dynamic staff and supportive friends.

Kudos to Associate Dean, Teaching & Learning, Sarah Flicker for receiving tenure and promotion to Full Professor.

FES Professor Roger Keil and LA&PS Professor Harris Ali’s work, The Networked Disease: Emerging Infections in the Global City, have been recognized by the Globe and Mail as one of the top 10 books written on global pandemics. Sharing their research from the SARS outbreak, Keil and Harris have been expert guests on several print and radio interviews, including this recent article in the Conversation.

AIF Success! Congratulations to FES and Geography community members, Professor Luisa Sotomayor, Professor Steven Tufts & Rick Bello, and PhD Candidate, Silvia Vasquez-Olguin for receiving funding from the Academic Innovation Fund. Sotomayor has received funding to extend  and expand the outstanding Planning Skills Workshop series. Tufts and Bello will be launching a new experiential education project, “Learning the Bruce: Community Engagement and Capstone Field Course Experience in Bruce County, Ontario, Canada”.  Vasquez-Olguin will be upgrading Maloca Community Garden infrastructure and opportunities with students enrolling in Urban Gardening & Sustainability (ENVS 3800D 3.00).