According to the Organization for Economic Collaboration and Development, research consists of “creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge.” Perhaps the OECD is correct but in the following research profiles of our faculty members, I believe that you will discover much more than simply a compendium of information that extends our knowledge “stock.”
Instead, you will read about serious and passionate efforts to solve the world’s most pressing environmental problems. The research described here is not simply a set of abstract ideas but reflects how genuine research enables curiosity, expands our visions and inspires genuine solutions to build a better, more sustainable world.
Much of the research at the Faculty of Environment is community-engaged, not simply as an “add-on” but as core to our mission. At the same time, I am pleased to say that the academic integrity of the work here is stellar – in many cases, garnering international acclaim.
By simply viewing the profiles, you will experience the meaning of true interdisciplinarity, that spans the humanities, social sciences and sciences, and engages the lived challenges of a complex set of problems. And you will see that our research, more than a mere “stock of knowledge,” promises solutions, just as it reflects our passion for understanding, and our enthusiasm for endless learning.
INGRID LEMAN STEFANOVIC
Professor and Dean, Faculty of Environment
Get a glimpse of what our faculty are researching close to home and across the globe. Learn how their work is making an impact and setting the standards for environment-related teaching, learning and research.