Tag Archives: Faculty of Environmental Studies

York U’s new Centre and EcoCampus offer hands-on education in a Costa Rican rainforest

TORONTO, April 25, 2016 – The Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University opened its new Lillian Meighen Wright Centre and EcoCampus today in southern Costa Rica, offering students hands-on experiential learning from deep within a rainforest. The 400-square-metre Lillian Meighen Wright Centre overlooks the Peñas Blancas River from its prime location on York U’s […]

Saving endangered animals in Canada: York U’s FES partners with Wildlife Preservation Canada

TORONTO, January 6, 2015 –The Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) at York University and Wildlife Preservation Canada (WPC) are partnering on a unique collaboration in the fight to save animal species at risk from extinction in Canada. The partnership will combine academic research and teaching with experiential learning to create opportunities for students at Canada’s largest […]

Environmentally-friendly vehicles get a charge out of York University

TORONTO, December 10, 2015 – York University is charged up to provide solar energy to its electric-vehicle commuters starting tomorrow thanks to a smart initiative out of the Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES). Professor Jose Etcheverry and his research team have developed and built a smart grid solar-powered charging station that can store solar electricity […]

Leading experts talk environment, energy and climate change on road to Paris

TORONTO, Nov. 25 – In the lead up to the climate change conference in Paris, York University’s Faculty of Environment Studies will host a panel of energy, environment and climate change leaders to discuss the new Trudeau government’s likely direction. On the Road to Paris: The Trudeau Government and the Environment, Energy and Climate Change […]

York University experts available for comment on climate change

TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2015 − The upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris (Nov. 30 to Dec. 11) aims to achieve a new international agreement that would keep global warming below 2°C. York University experts are available for comment on a variety of key issues including climate change and its environmental effects, the progress […]