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.
- July 6, 2021
- July 3, 2021
Indigenous scholar Assistant Professor Kelsey Leonard has been named SERS’ second Canada Research Chair. With global warming now raising sea levels, Leonard’s position as Chair in Indigenous Waters, Climate and Sustainability will help her explore ways of facilitating Indigenous Knowledge to restore our threatened ocean, lakes and rivers, while asserting Indigenous sovereignty. To read more, please see Kelsey’s Water Institute News story here.
- June 14, 2021
We are pleased to announce that the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability will be participating in the Green Office program starting Spring 2021. The GO program seeks to reduce natural resource consumption in workspaces, fight climate change, and promote sustainable living through engagement in activities. The Green Office program will be a way for SERS faculty and staff to show their care for the environment within their workspaces on a day-to-day basis.
- July 7, 2021
How does climate change make you feel?
After experiencing the mental health impacts of climate change firsthand during her university degree, recent ERS grad Beth Grant decided to pose this question to her peers through her undergraduate thesis project which she recently presented at the Environmental Studies Association of Canada’s annual research conference.
- Feb. 19, 2021
A self-conducted interview by Ben Muller
Meet Ben Muller, a 4th year student on co-op with SERS for the second time. This story describes the benefit of doing something twice, and how he used his experience as a student to direct his work efforts this term.
- Jan. 21, 2021
ERS 400 Undergraduate students showcase their skills
Communicating complex sustainability issues is not easy but it's needed if want to move towards a better understanding of real-world problems for grounded solutions. With the availability of technology and growing awareness of science communication, there are many ways to tell a compelling story, synthesise key information and present ideas creatively. Students in the course ‘Sustainability Approaches’ (Fall 2020) had an opportunity to do just that.