Human activity can have complex and far-reaching effects on our fragile environment, creating a need for insightful environmental research and stewardship. In the 21st century, identifying environmental problems and developing and implementing sensible and practical solutions will increasingly depend upon research innovation and collaboration between industry, government, academics and communities. To this end, Western has created the Centre for Environment and Sustainability (CES), an interdisciplinary initiative supported by the Faculty of Science (host faculty), Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Social Science, and other contributing faculties. The CES is home to the Undergraduate Environmental Science program, the Masters in Environment and Sustainability program and the Collaborative Environment and Sustainability program
This annual event will feature presentations by fourth year students registered in the Faculty of Science who are returning to Western following the internship work term. There will be a total of 69 presentations delivered in concurrent sessions organized by discipline. Presentations will take place in the Physics and Astronomy Building, Rm 106 between 9:00 - 1:30 pm. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the Faculty of Science Internship Program.
Are modern food systems impacting our health, land and food security? Is it time to fix our food systems? Monday October 6, the Centre for Environment and Sustainability will host a live-stream virtual classroom event brought to you by the David Suzuki Foundation, The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and Humber College. Join David Suzuki and David McKinnon (100-Mile Diet) and food justice expert Utcha Sawyers "in a discussion on how each of us can bring about real change, at the community, municipal and national level. Our focus: local food systems. In conjunction with Suzuki's Blue Dot Tour, this virtual conversation for students aims to determine the best practices required to sustain healthy communities and respect the land, so that it can provide for generations to come." Participants will be provided an opportunity to ask a question (by pre-submission), or Tweet comments during the event. See our Events calendar for registration details.