The School of the Environment provides coordinated communication of environment-related research and education across U of T, so that faculty can more readily collaborate across disciplines, and students can more easily find programs that suit their needs and interests. The great strength of the School is the diversity of our community, and our shared desire to learn from each other and broaden our perspectives. We do this by collaborating with other academic units and building relationships with the greater community.
Environmental Programs at U of T
The University of Toronto has a strong, collaborative presence in environmental teaching and research across all three campuses. Programs offered by other academic units have relevance to the study of the environment. Most are suitable for a double major with the School of the Environment programs.
Community & Program Partnerships
In keeping with its function as a hub for environment-related research and teaching, the School seeks to develop partnerships both with University and external stakeholders.
Jane Goodall Institute
The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada is part of a global community conservation organization that advances the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall. By protecting chimpanzees and inspiring people to value and protect the natural world we all share, they improve the lives of people, animals and the environment.
Environmental Finance Advisory Committee
The School’s Environmental Finance Advisory Committee (EFAC) consists of members of the business sector and 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.
Trinity Sustainability Initiative
The Trinity Sustainability Initiative (TSI), a collaboration between Trinity College and the School of the Environment, aims to integrate sustainability across Trinity College and the U of T campus. Made possible by a $10 million landmark gift from alumni Brian and Joannah Lawson, the TSI will Introduce ways in which students can have personal impact and feel connected to important issues such as climate change and the environment.