A great way to learn more about the environment is to attend one of the School’s events. We host lectures, seminars, and symposiums, on topics such as climate, politics, and ecology. Previous speakers include environmental activist Bill McKibben, and former Premier of Ontario Dalton McGuinty.
The School hosts two types of seminar series: Environment, and Environment & Health, categorized according to our Graduate Collaborative Specializations in Environmental Studies, and Environment & Health. Previous topics have included: sustainable investing, UN climate governance, and sustainable architecture. Our seminars are free and open to the public.
The School of the Environment’s Research Day showcases faculty and graduate research on a broad range of environmental issues affecting the planet. Past talks have investigated the impacts of climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, plastics pollution, and the health of our communities. Research Day is free and open to the public.
Environmental Career Day allows individuals interested in pursuing environmental careers to have an opportunity to develop contacts and marketable skills. Attendees are able to talk with exhibitors from organizations representing government, industry, and ENGOs, as well as hear from speakers with extensive career experience and expert advice. Career Day is free, but attendees must present a current student ID card.
How can we make the environmental movement more inclusive? The Minden Symposium, held annually at the School, tackles the critical questions. It allows community members to come together for open dialogue and constructive conversations about the environment and sustainability.
Each academic year, the School hosts the Eric Krause, Douglas Pimlott, and Robert Hunter Memorial Lectures. The School’s Memorial Lectures have featured many acclaimed speakers, such as: environmentalist and author Bill McKibben, former Premier Dalton McGuinty, and School of Cities Interim Director, Matti Siemiatycki.
The School’s Environmental Finance Advisory Committee (EFAC) consists of members of the business sector and the university community. It provides a forum for the exchange of innovative ideas in environmental finance. EFAC organizes educational workshops and programs on topics within the field of environmental finance to promote dialogue among business, industry, government, academia, and the private sector.
The School hosts a range of events, on topics such as: climate science, politics, and ecology. Examples of past events include lectures, seminars, and symposiums, along with Career Day and Research Day. Scroll through our Past Events page for the highlights.