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

Bruce Frayne headshotWelcome to SEED where your education and research shapes our just and sustainable future

Professor Bruce Frayne, Director of the SEED

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”

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 local 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 Local Development Practice
  • Environment and Business

As Director of SEED, I am inspired by the diversity of research and interactive teaching methods in which our faculty and students engage. Our faculty is multidisciplinary, with a variety of backgrounds, including management, finance and business, engineers, political scientists, geographers, urban planners, economists, political ecologists, marketing experts and environmental lawyers.

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