Sarah Burch, Canada Research Chair in Sustainability Governance and Innovation in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management, has been appointed to the College of New Scholars at the Royal Society of Canada. The citation reads:
"Sarah Burch, Canada Research Chair in Sustainability Governance and Innovation, is uncovering the pathways that communities follow as they transition toward resilient, low carbon patterns of development. She leads an international team of scholars exploring the governance of transformative change in urban spaces. Her widely cited research has influenced local, national, and international policymaking on climate change, biodiversity conservation,sustainability, and urban planning".