News archive - 2020

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Meet Environment’s two newest Vanier Scholars

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Perhaps the faculty’s worst-kept secret of 2020, Environment is proud to finally announce our two outstanding Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) winners, Lauren Smith, from the School of Environment Resources and Sustainability, and Justin Murfitt, from Geography and Environmental management.

Vanier Scholars are selected from graduate students demonstrating leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health.

Monday, June 22, 2020

What unique challenges do rural communities face in the post COVID-19 world? SEED's Heather Hall weighs in

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We know that cities and urban spaces have seen more cases of COVID-19 overall, but what unique challenges do rural communities face in the post COVID-19 world? To help us understand rural recovery, we talked to Professor Heather Hall, an expert in economic development in rural Canada.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day

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Efforts to decolonize education and dismantle white supremacy on campus and in Canada remain far from over. But it's the longest day of what's been a remarkable year and the Faculty of Environment would like celebrate this National Indigenous Peoples Day by highlighting some inspiring Indigenous members of our community and the great work they are doing. 

Friday, June 12, 2020

Q and A with Brian Doucet: COVID-19 and our cities

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Toronto is being left out of the Stage 2 re-opening happening across the rest of the province next week. Why is that? And in what other ways are cities unique in how the pandemic is affecting them?

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