About the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED)

Welcome to SEED where your education and research shapes our just and sustainable future

The environmental and social challenges we face in Canada and globally are at the heart of the School’s education and research objectives. Underpinned by a strong sense of social and environmental justice, our students, led by a multi-disciplinary faculty address the sustainable development challenges that define our times.

“Experiential learning is our central approach at SEED”

Neil Craik

Professor Neil Craik, Director of the SEED

At SEED, our students come first. Students thrive in our inclusive learning environment in and outside of the classroom. From our co-operative environment and business program to our economic and international development field placement programs, our goal is to immerse our students in professional settings for which their studies have prepared them.

“At SEED we know that our sustainable future requires transformative change”

SEED’s core sustainable developmental strategies lie within three interdependent areas:

  • Sustainability Management
  • International and Economic Development Practice
  • Environment and Business

As Director of SEED, I am inspired by the solution driven research and interactive teaching methods in which our faculty and students engage. Our faculty members are globally recognized as research leaders in their respective fields, which include a diverse variety of disciplines, including management, finance, engineering, political science, geography, urban planning, economics, political ecology, marketing and law.

This disciplinary diversity enables our researchers and students to collaboratively address seemingly intractable issues in new ways and from innovative perspectives.

“SEED is leader in education and research for sustainable development in Canada and around the world”

We are a nationally and globally recognized as an education and research hub for sustainable development and play an integral role in the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Canada.

I encourage you to take the time to explore these pages to learn more about SEED.