From Problems to Solutions

Environmental challenges can seem overwhelming. We’re constantly bombarded with news and information about air and water pollution, climate change, habitat and species loss, food shortages and other problems that threaten humanity. In the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability (SERS), we understand the seriousness of these challenges – but we are focused on solutions that will allow us to navigate towards a sustainable future.

  1. May 30, 2019Congratulations to Claire Kemp on receiving the first SERS Good Citizen Award
    Clair Kemp

    Throughout her undergrad, Claire Kemp has been an active member of the SERS, Faculty of Environment, and local communities. Driven by her passion for the natural world and science communication, she has taken on several diverse volunteer positions.

  2. Mar. 20, 2019SERS Senior Honours Poster Fair - TODAY!
    SERS Senior Honours Poster Fair

    Everyone’s invited to the ERS 403 Poster Fair in the SERS hallways, today, Wednesday, March 20.

    The event will run from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm as senior SERS students showcase their research from this past year.

  3. Feb. 27, 2019Thank you Steve for a decade as SERS director
    New director Simon Courtenay and past director Stephen Murphy

    The SERS community gathered at the Grad House to celebrate and thank Steve Murphy for his years of service leading SERS.

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  1. May 22, 2019A pattern language for traditional music and resilient community
    Students playing the violin.

    Appalled by the inhuman failures of modern architecture and planning, critics such as Jane Jacobs reflected on the capacity of traditional, vernacular, unplanned and organic development to produce pleasing, diverse and human scale architectural designs and townscapes.

    Continue reading: A pattern language for traditional music and resilient community

  2. Apr. 17, 2019Ritual matters for ecology
    World map painted on both human hands.

    Rationally speaking, there is a broad scientific consensus on the human causes of climate change, yet we have not managed to deal with it in practical terms. There is a dismaying lack of progress on many environmental issues despite the passage of almost fifty years since the inception of the environmental movement.

    Continue reading: Ritual matters for ecology

  3. Mar. 22, 2019Flush your disgust
    Oil and water splashes together

    In a World Water Day Op Ed article for The Globe and Mail, Sarah Wolfe wrote about the connection between emotions and water.

    Continue reading: Flush your disgust

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