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. July 29, 2019“Work hard, stay positive, and get up early. It’s the best part of the day.”*
    Brad Fedy releasing a bird.

  2. June 18, 2019Integrated monitoring and management for watersheds: What I learned in Australia
    Stuart, Simon, Mike, and David

    One sunny day in the early 1990s the Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Jim Soorley, was gazing down from an airplane as he flew over Moreton Bay, halfway up Australia’s east coast. He noticed a discolouration of the water where the Brisbane River entered the bay – a dark plume that extended out into the bay. He pointed out the plume to his travelling companion and asked him what caused it. His travelling companion was probably the best person in the world to answer that question – Bill Dennison from the University of Queensland.

  3. 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

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