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.
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.
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.