For over 50 years the Faculty of Environment has been dedicated to having a positive impact locally and globally. Our community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors and industry partners make meaningful change happen in the classroom, the office, and in communities around the world, together. Our vision is to use our unique position as a leading teaching and research institute for the environment to create sustainable solutions needed to address the complex challenges facing our world.
Departments and schools
Our five departments and schools offer environmental education from all angles and their activities are enhanced by our two support units: Mapping, Analysis & Design and the Ecology Lab.
Today, sustainability is a driver of modernization and profound changes are taking place in society as the pace of technological change accelerates, environmental concerns reach crisis levels, and demands for justice intensify. These changes provide an imperative to focus our research on the world’s most pressing challenges.
TD Walter Bean Professorship
Building the knowledge and skills necessary for society to address complex environmental issues, the TD Walter Bean Professorship aims to attract top international research professors on the environment to campus to give public lectures, teach classes, and meet with professors and students.
Discover your story in Environment
Join the global movement advocating for a greener, more sustainable world. Get outdoors and protect vulnerable ecosystems. Command a boardroom and make environmentally responsible business decisions. Design livable communities close to home, or work toward economic global equality. How do you want to leave your eco-friendly mark on the world?
Your scholarship and funding opportunities
We know that our students are among the best and brightest, and our staff and faculty are here to help you to continue to grow and succeed. Find out about the current student resources, supports and services that are available to you.
On Wednesday, September 27, 2023, the Faculty of Environment held the 2023 ENV Moon Festival (Mid-Autumn Festival) in the courtyard of EV1. The Deans, professors and supporting staff within the faculty and related university units attended this event, warmly welcoming and sending their good wishes to our students. Many of the students and some staff shared their performances in the celebration, bringing the atmosphere to a crescendo.
It is with great sadness that we share the news of Stephanie Ye-Mowe’s passing, a student in the Faculty of Environment and former WUSA President. She is remembered as a fierce advocate and genuine leader.
Cloé St-Hilaire, PhD Candidate in the School of Planning, has been awarded the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for her innovative research proposal titled Financialization and digitization in the Canadian rental housing sector. Congratulations!
Prospective graduate students are invited to attend an informational webinar about our professional master's programs:
- Master of Environment and Business (MEB)
- Master of Future Cities (MFC)
- Master of Planning (MPLAN)
- Master of Climate Change (MCC)
- Master of Development Practice (MDP)
- Master of Economic Development and Innovation (MEDI)
Prospective graduate students are invited to attend an informational webinar about our research graduate programs:
- Geography (MA, MES, MSc, PhD)
- Planning (MA, MES, PhD)
- Social and Ecological Sustainability (MES, PhD)
- Sustainability Management (MES, PhD)
Prospective graduate students are invited to attend the Faculty of Environment's Graduate studies open house.