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.

Roger Keil, Tricia Wood (Geography) and the entire StudentMoveTO team, which includes a collective of 10 GTHA post-secondary institutions, successfully launched the largest Canadian study on student transportation. Data from the StudentMoveTO study will generate insights, debates and actions to improve transportation experiences for post-secondary students in the GTHA. The research project is supported by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grant.

Ellie Perkins celebrates the launch of her new book, Local Activism for Global Climate Justice: the Great Lakes Watershed. This work is a result of Perkins’ 2017 Universities Canada-Queen Elizabeth Scholars (QES) Ecological Economics, Commons Governance, and Climate Justice. Many FES and York chapter authors are part of this collection including Michaela Hynie, Meagan Dellavilla, Monica de Vera, Doug Baxter, Alicia Richins, Claire-Helene Heese-Boutin, Natália Britto, Aaron Saad, Alia Karim, Martin Sers, and Barbara Sniderman.

Catriona Sandilands of York’s Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) has published a new anthology titled Rising Tides: Reflections for Climate Changing Times, which is the outcome of her prestigious research fellowship by the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, granted in September 2016.