Environmental Studies

Become an agent for change for environmental issues we face locally and globally.


Apply a critical lens to understanding environmental issues and potentially solving environmental problems at the heart of today’s modern world.

Gain the knowledge of theories, concepts, and terms needed to understand the complex relationship between ecosystems and human activities.  Learn how to apply a critical lens in understanding the complexities of environmental issues and how these relate to our lifestyles and choices.  The main goal is to encourage transformative lifestyle changes at the individual and societal levels.

Examine and analyze real-world human and environmental issues such as the overdependence on fossil fuels, natural resource extraction, and climate change as they impact ecosystems, the built environment, and human health.

Study the effects that Northern Ontario’s mining industry had, and continues to have, on the environment, as well as successful restoration policies and practices used in the area.

Question unsustainable resource use and understand environmental issues from a variety of perspectives including philosophy, law, history, and Indigenous studies.

Key Features

Gain hands-on experience through course work, field trips, placements and perhaps, a fourth-year thesis.
Think about and apply transformative environmental change in your own life and those around you.

Career Opportunities

Specialist of integrated management of the environment, professional of environmental communication, agent of environmental management (natural park, conservation area, urban area, etc.), agent in environmental legislation and policies, consultant, public servant (federal, provincial or municipal governments), regional development and land-use planning, managers and analysts of ‘Green’ portfolios and policy development in private businesses, teaching, graduate studies (in environmental studies/sciences, sustainable development, geography, etc.).

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