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Best of 2018

Best of 2018

Waste Wiki

Waste Wiki

In 2018, the Waste Wiki has become an essential tool for measuring and informing Canada’s waste management industry. “When you think of garbage, think of us!” #BestofYU #BestofFES. Learn more about our Waste Wiki at https://wastewiki.info.yorku.ca/


Marvellous Grounds

Marvellous Grounds

Led by Prof. Jin Hartiaworn, the Marvellous Grounds collective successfully launched two books in 2018 #BestofYU #BestofFES.


Susan Bell Chiblow – Vanier Scholar

Susan Bell Chiblow – Vanier Scholar

Environmental Studies PhD Candidate Susan Bell Chiblow receives the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship #BestofYU #BestofFES.


Alumni Success

Alumni Success

In 2018, many of our 6000 Environmental Studies grads excelled in their professional areas including:


Consent to Enter

Consent to Enter

Housed at @sisteringTO and led by Erin Howley MES Alum, #CONSENTISCAMPAIGN is a public education project asking, “What is a world with consent?”. Project team includes Prof. Sarah Flicker, many MES Alums like Farrah Miranda, Alvis Choi, Nashwa Khan & Tina Garnett and 42 current MES students. #worldwconsent #BestofYU.

The Project is being housed at Sistering and involved many MES grads including:

  • Artistic Director: Erin Howley
  • Community Artists: Farrah Miranda & Alvis Choi
  • Media & Publicity Coordinator: Nashwa Khan
  • Gender-Based Violence Expert: Tina Garnett

Prof Sarah Flicker and 42 MES students who enrolled in participatory research methods this fall who assisted with a project evaluation.


Earth to Table Legacies: A Transmedia Educational Package

Earth to Table Legacies: A Transmedia Educational Package

Earth to Table Legacies: A Transmedia Educational Package is an intergenerational and intercultural production team, led by Deb Barndt, has been filming the diverse food activities, geopolitical and ecological sites, and moments of encounter of in three Mexican communities. #BestofYU.


Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Reconciliation and Environmental Governance AND IEJ

Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Reconciliation and Environmental Governance AND IEJ

As featured in the 2018 Federal Budget, Professor Deb McGregor’s research is exploring facets of Indigenous Justice through awareness & education programs, knowledge sharing and systems thinking, & reconciliation and environmental governance development.


StudentDwell+: Reimagining student housing

StudentDwell+: Reimagining student housing

In 2018, #YorkU @studentdwellTO project team held 25+ focus groups, curated “The Question of Home” and organized many academic & community events on student housing #BestofYU.


Developing the Ecological Footprint Research Initiative

Developing the Ecological Footprint Research Initiative

The Ecological Footprint Initiative enhances its impact by hosting a workshop at York University on October 9-12, 2018 to train project researchers and graduate student in the methodology of production of the EF numbers. #YUFootprint #BestofYU.


FES at 50

FES at 50

Since 1968, the Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) at York University has been at the forefront of cutting edge research, teaching and learning. As the first Faculty of Environmental Studies in Canada, we have remained focused on exploring the interconnections and disconnections between humans and the environments in which we live – the natural & ecological phenomena, political & social constructs, urban & rural spaces, and indigenous, cultural & artistic ways of knowing. Join us as we celebrate our past, present and future impact! Fes.yorku.ca/50th