Welcome to the School of the Environment at the University of Toronto – an interdisciplinary hub for education and scholarship on the environment and sustainability. We are focused on creating new knowledge, training future leaders, engaging and forging partnerships with the wider community, and contributing to positive environmental and social change from the local to the global scale.
The School offers core undergraduate programs in Environmental Science and Environmental Studies, along with a range of additional minor and specialist programs. At the graduate level it offers collaborative specializations in Environment, and Environment & Health. We are excited to announce that School is currently launching a thesis-based Masters in Environment and Sustainability (MES) to start in September 2020.
Representing a broad range of disciplines spanning the social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities, our faculty and lecturers are a diverse community of researchers and educators collaborating across departments, schools, and faculties at the University of Toronto and beyond. Our goal at the School is to create and interpret knowledge on environmental problems through outstanding academic programs, and to provide students with the skills, knowledge, and experience to make a substantive difference in the world.
Professor Steve Easterbrook has been appointed as Director of the School of the Environment for a three-and-a-half year term from January 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022. His current research explores the role of computer science in bringing about a sustainable post-carbon future, including the trade-off between the environmental footprint of digital technology versus the potential of that technology to reduce the environmental burden of other human activities.
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Our annual reports provide an overview of the research, teaching, and student experience at the School of the Environment.
A brief history of how the School came to be.
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