In the past seven years, the Faculty of Environment has almost doubled in size, from 1,491 full-time students in 2009 to 2,274 in 2016. To help guide and support this growing family of future leaders, nine new faculty members have joined the teaching staff.
The Faculty of Environment 2016 Lecture Series kicked off today with a presentation by William Clark, the Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy and Human Development at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Professor Clark is the founder of the Sustainability Science program at Harvard which, over the past ten years, has produced approximately 150 Sustainability Science Fellows. He is an elected member of the US National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Among his many awards, Professor Clark has won a MacArthur Prize, a Humbolt Prize and a Sustainability Science Award from the Ecological Society of America.
School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability soil researcher Maren Oelbermann, received $173,000 in funding from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) to study the effects of biochar on temperate soils.
Professionals from around the world are in New York this week for the International Conference on Sustainable Development (IC-SD), an initiative aimed at sharing practical solutions to support the United Nations - Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
From September 12 – 14, 2016 community leaders, academics, planners and emergency management professionals will convene in Halifax, NS to discuss how Canadian communities can build resilience to extreme weather and climate change.