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Faculty of Environmental Studies

York’s Faculty of Environmental Studies is an internationally acclaimed program, recognized for its leadership and innovation in environmental education.

We understand “the environment” to mean natural as well as built environments and in our approach to education, we emphasize the integration of the theoretical and the practical. Courses on offer range across the full spectrum of social science, humanities and science. The research interests of our faculty and students include animal rights, wetland restoration, and the political economy of the globalized tomato, to name a few, and active research projects are ongoing around the world.

For more information about the Faculty of Environmental Studies or any of its priorities for funding, please contact Sandy Tieman, Chief Development Officer, at 416-650-8013 or by email at


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Marine atlas

Atlas shows the high cost of offshore oil and gas production

A unique electronic marine atlas designed to protect endangered species in the Atlantic Ocean has been developed through a collaborative effort of the Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) and Newfoundland-based NGO The Alder Institute.  Researchers hope it can bring attention to environmental impacts of oil production.