News archive - June 2018

Monday, June 11, 2018

Environment Convocation Spring 2018

Students in photobooth

The Faculty of Environment would like to congratulate all of our amazing students graduating today! You are joining an esteemed group of more than 14,000 Environment alumns working all around the world to make the future more sustainable, and to bring equity to all critical aspects of life. 

Monday, June 11, 2018

Chronic stress and lost time from work – report shows basement flooding is worse than thought

Chronic stress and lost time from work – report shows basement flooding is worse than thought

A new study has calculated the lost time from work and the mental health impacts resulting from basement flooding.

Of all extreme weather events in Canada, flooding is currently the costliest, causing millions of dollars in property damage. Nonetheless, the impact of basement flooding on time off work and the mental health of impacted homeowners has barely been explored, until now.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Environment Faculty holds provincial round of North-American Envirothon competition

envirothon students on the bridge to st pauls. student digging soil

Last week, the Faculty of Environment hosted Ontario Envirothon, a collaborative, interactive event with an environmental focus, designed to develop critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, leadership and communication skills. Organized by Forests Ontario with the help of Faculty of Environment staff and volunteers, the team-based competition for high school students was the provincial round for a North America-wide Envirothon, the finals of which will take place in Idaho this July.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

KI publishes Volume 1 of student-led Journal of Integrative Research & Reflection (JIRR)

Journal cover of a small in a pool of water

The Journal of Integrative Research & Reflection (JIRR) is a new, cross-disciplinary undergraduate journal based out of the Department of Knowledge Integration.

Read Volume 1 of JIRR here!

Monday, June 4, 2018

In the Media: Challenging the myths about millennials and housing

in the media the conversation logo

Conventional wisdom suggests millennials have been squeezed out of the housing market in cities like Toronto and Vancouver. It’s time to challenge some of these assumptions.

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