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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Podium finish for MEB students at case competition

Five masters students in business attire smile at camera

L-R: Amber Daniels, Safwan Rahman, Carlos Ruiz, Josephine Pham and Ally Cunliffe

Commercial buildings account for 13% of Canada's carbon outputs but how do you make a business case for reducing these emissions given the costs, risks and competing demands? 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

R2R Interview: Sarah Burch on Bringing the Country to the City

Screenshot of video thumbnail: city park in fall colors

As an increasing number of people move from rural to urban environments, human civilization must adapt. As part of their Orange Chair Series Research2Reality (R2R) sat down with Geography and Environmental Management professor and Canada Research Chair in Sustainability Governance and Innovation, Sarah Burch to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing sustainable cities of the future. 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

In the media: Blair Feltmate on climate change readiness

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Is Toronto ready for climate change? ...Are Canadian Homeowners?

Intact Centre for Climate Adaptation Director Blair Feltmate spoke to CBC Radio and CBC Metro Morning about the risks of climate change and flooding in Toronto - and in particular it's effect on insurance and the housing market. 

Then, an internal poll by Public Safety Canada revealed that 40% of Canadians believe the federal government will bail them out in the event of an overland flood. Not necessarily so, Feltmate told CBC News. Some homeowners may find themselves without the help they assumed would be available.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Introducing the Recipients of the 2016 Dean of Environment's Scholarship for Excellence

Winners of the 2016 Dean of Environment's Scholarship for Excellence

This academic year, the Faculty of Environment was pleased to award the Dean of Environment’s Scholarship for Excellence to four very deserving incoming first-year students to acknowledge their outstanding work both in the classrooms and through their extra curricular activities.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Environment alumnus named to the Order of Canada

David Barber, man with white hair and beard on laptop surrounded by expedition supplies

Respected Arctic scholar and Faculty of Environment alumnus receives one of Canada's highest civilian honours

Dr. David Barber was recently appointed to officer of the Order of Canada for his leadership in environmental science and contributions to the study of Arctic sea ice.

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