Class of 2023 Perspectives

Congratulations Class of 2023

The School of the Environment recognizes the achievements of our 2023 graduating class. Graduation is the culmination of years of hard work and sacrifice. It is a celebration to be shared with family and friends. We are incredibly proud of our students and hope you enjoy finding out more about them.


Annabelle Bartos (2023), Hons. BSc in Environmental Science and Physical and Environmental Geography, and a Certificate of Sustainability
"Studying how the environment reacts to pressures and changes to its surroundings really interested me, and the School of the Environment allowed me to learn how we can find sustainable solutions to the problems we face."  


Hannah Bellai (2023), BA, Major in Environmental Studies, and Minors in Environmental Geography, and Sociology
"I deeply love our beautiful planet, Earth, and want to do what I can to take action to sustain it and keep our environment healthy for generations to come."


Grace Choi (2023), BSc Major in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Major in Environmental Studies and a Certificate in Sustainability
"My favourite memory was getting to incorporate my faith in the themes presented in sustainability classes in fourth year. I was able to integrate the academia I was learning into the truths I hold."


Aden Fisher (2023), BSc in Environmental Studies, Minors in Mathematics, and Astrophysics
"I discovered passion for food system sustainability and interest in social environmental research."


Madeleine Frechette (2023), BA Double Major in Environmental Studies & Criminology & Sociolegal Studies, Minor in Indigenous Studies, and a Certificate in Sustainability
"The School of the Environment was the perfect place for me to deepen my understanding of the natural world and my role within it, while getting involved with extra-curricular life, exploring environmental research opportunities, and preparing for a career in the environmental sector."


Mallory Furlong (2023), BSc Major in Environmental Science and Environmental Studies, Minor in Geoscience, and the Certificate in Sustainability
I took ENV100: Introduction to Environmental Studies with Professor Simon Appolloni in first year as an elective and I fell in love with the field. I knew that I had to get involved somehow."


Sabrina Juan (2023), Hons. BSc
I chose to study in the School of the Environment not only to build the skills and gain knowledge and perspectives to pursue my career goals in the Environmental Sciences but also to create meaningful impact in something I'm passionate about."


Abril Masola (2023), Specialist in Political Science, Minors in Environmental Studies, and History
"Taking so many courses focused on the environment and ecological worldviews, I genuinely enjoyed the course content in each and every class."


Aryamaan Mimani (2023), BA Major in Economics, BA Major in Environmental Studies, and Certificate in Sustainability
"My favourite memory was the project I did for The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability"


Eliany Rodriguez (2023), BA in Architectural Studies and a Minor in Environmental Studies
Enrolling in the Environmental Studies Minor allowed me to learn not only about sustainable design, but I also gained a better understanding of the climate crisis and why changing the way we built is important."


Kim St-Cyr (2023), Hons. BSc Major in Environmental Science, Minor in Environmental and Energy & Environmental Ethics, Certificate in Sustainability

"I have always had a passion for sustainability and natural systems. I spent a lot of time working with plant-forward food organizations throughout high school which lead me down the path of environmental sustainability." 


Mirha Syed (2023), Double Major in Environmental Studies and Political Science, and Sustainability Pathways Certificate
I chose to study in the School of Environment because it offers an intersectional, multidisciplinary pathway to learn about environmental issues and solutions."



Shenrou Wei (2023), BSc Major in Environmental Science and Environment & Health, Minor in Environmental Studies
After witnessing the exacerbation of environmental deterioration, I want to equip myself with knowledge and skills to save our planet."