Centre for Environment and SustainabilityWestern Science
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About the Centre for Environment & Sustainability

Human activity has complex and far-reaching effects on our fragile environment, creating a need for integrative approaches that support effective stewardship. In the 21st century, identifying environmental problems and developing and implementing sensible and practical solutions will increasingly depend upon innovation and collaboration between industry, government, academics and communities.  The mission of the Centre for Environment and Sustainability (CES) is to foster interdisciplinary teaching and learning that advances the understanding of complex environmental and societal interactions. Through this mission, the CES aims to develop the next generation of environment and sustainability leaders. The CES is an interdisciplinary initiative supported by the Faculty of Science (host faculty), Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Social Science, and other contributing faculties. It is home to the Undergraduate Environmental Science program, the Masters in Environment and Sustainability program, and the Collaborative Environment and Sustainability program.


Limited Term Faculty Position

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United Nations Comes to Western

In celebration of Canada 150th, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Youth Training Canada will mobilize 10,000 Canadian youth to advocate and implement the SDGs through 100 local actions and 50 training's in colleges and universities across Canada in 2017. This event is open to both high school and post-secondary students as well as the community at large. 

September 23, 2017
UCC Mustang Lounge
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tickets: $25.00

 Participants will interact with UN officials, policymakers, and civil society activists who identified, created, and are implementing the Sustainable Development Goals around the world. They will develop a deeper understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals and be connected with organizations through which they can be the SDG Advocates. Full-day participants receive a certificate for the training from Foundation for Environmental Stewardship.

Event Schedule

Foundation for Environmental Stewardship is a Canadian registered charity and a UN accredited organization with a mission to empower youth for sustainable development. FES delivers practical training for youth on advocacy and local implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.


Western among Greenest Employers

Western News article (April 21, 2017)