Dean's Welcome

Welcome to the new Faculty of Environment at Simon Fraser University!

As one of only a handful of interdisciplinary environmental Faculties in Canada – and the only one in Western Canada – we offer a broad range of educational opportunities.

We invite you to explore our unique programs and be part of an exceptional, world-class set of teaching, research and outreach programs.

Our program options range from issues of:

  • past environments, aboriginal and archeological origins of society;
  • human and physical geography;
  • environmental management and resource issues;
  • sustainable community development;
  • environmental science;
  • business and sustainability;
  • global climate change and environment systems;
  • …and so much more!

Come talk to us. Together our researchers, students, staff, alumni, friends and partners will help us make a difference in building a more sustainable world.

Professor Ingrid Leman Stefanovic
Dean, Faculty of Environment

Research Interests

Dr. Stefanovic's current research projects investigate interpretations of interdisciplinarity in environmental programs at Canadian universities; as well as issues of water ethics and public policy.


FENV Radio

Sense of Space with Minelle Mahtani: a radio interview with the Dean

Roundhouse Radio 98.3
November 30, 2015
Guest host Carol Thorbes 

Ingrid joined guest host Carol Thorbes to discuss the Climate Change Conference in Paris.

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Who pays for climate change is a tricky question
November 17, 2015

By Ingrid Leman Stefanovic

Who holds moral responsibility for paying for the damage of climate change caused by fossil-fuel consumption?

PM J Trudeau

Why Justin Trudeau’s leadership at COP 21 invites an appeal to “the better angels of our natures”
November 3, 2015

By Ingrid Leman Stefanovic

n his most recent book on climate change, Per Espen Stoknes points out that while the rational, scientific evidence for climate disruption is clear and widespread, most Westerners “still choose to look away.” Might our new prime minister’s principal task at the climate meetings in Paris be to inspire a new way of seeing?

Pope Francis

Why the Pope’s calls for an ecological conversion matters to non-Catholics
July 8, 2015

By Ingrid Leman Stefanovic

...when a world leader dedicates the power of his words to the theme of climate change and environmental challenges, as Pope Francis has done, there is potential not simply to describe but to change realities.

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Which challenge should we grapple with now?
November 17, 2014

By Ingrid Leman Stefanovic

From terrorist attacks to Ebola infections, crises dominate the news. How shall we best respond to these threats?

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B.A. (Hons. Philosophy), 1974
University of Toronto

M.A. (Philosopy), 1975
University of Toronto

Ph.D. (Philosophy), 1979
University of Toronto