A search was conducted and information about environmental units across Canada were obtained. You can explore these in the different tabs (Faculty, Departments, SchoolsColleges, Institutes, and Centres).

FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENT (BROAD FOCUS)

University Date Name Dean Website
Lakehead University 2001 Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies Todd Randall http://facscien.lakeheadu.ca/
University of Manitoba 2003 Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources Norman Halden http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/environment/
Simon Fraser University 2009 Faculty of Environment Ingrid Stefanovic http://www.fenv.sfu.ca/
University of Waterloo 1969 Faculty of Environment Jean Andrey https://uwaterloo.ca/environment/
York University 1968 Faculty of Environmental Studies Noël Sturgeon http://fes.yorku.ca/

FACULTIES OF ENVIRONMENT (NARROWER FOCUS)

University Date Name Dean Website
University of Alberta 1915 Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences Stan Blade http://www.ales.ualberta.ca/
University of Calgary 1971 Faculty of Environmental Design Nancy Pollock-Ellwand http://evds.ucalgary.ca/
McGill University 1906? Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Chandra A. Madramootoo http://www.mcgill.ca/macdonald/category/tags/faculty-agricultural-and-environmental-sciences
University of New Brunswick 1908 Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management Van Lantz http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/forestry/

DEPARTMENTS

University

Date

Name

Chair/Head

Website

Acadia University

2006

Earth and Environmental Science

Ian Spooner [Head]

http://ees.acadiau.ca/

 

University of Alberta

1962

Resource Economics & Environmental Sociology

Peter Boxall[Chair]

http://www.rees.ualberta.ca/en/AboutUs.aspx

Bishop's University

1961

Environmental Studies and Geography

Elisabeth Levac [Chair]

http://www.ubishops.ca/index.asp/academic-programs/social-sciences/environmental-studies-geography/index.html

Brock University

2006

Tourism and Environment

Anthony Ward [Chair]

http://www.brocku.ca/webcal/2011/undergrad/tren.html

University of British Columbia (Okanagan Campus)

2005

Earth and Environmental Studies

David Scott [Head]

http://eesc.ok.ubc.ca/welcome.html

Carleton University

(see notes)

Geography and Environmental Studies

Douglas King [Chair]

http://www.carleton.ca/geography/

Concordia University

(see notes)

Geography, Planning and Environment

Monica Mulrennan [Chair]

http://gpe.concordia.ca/

 

Dalhousie University

?

Environmental Sciences

Rajasekaran R. Lada [Head]

http://www.dal.ca/faculty/agriculture/environmental-sciences.html

First Nation's University of Canada

?

Indigenous Science, the Environment and Economic Development

Bettina Schneider [Head]

http://www.fnuniv.ca/programs/programs-diseed

University of the Fraser Valley

1970s

Geography and the Environment

Steve Marsh [Head]

http://www.ufv.ca/geography/

Lakehead University

(see notes)

Geography and the Environment

Kamil Zaniewski [Chair]

https://www.lakeheadu.ca/academics/departments/geography

University of Manitoba

(see notes)

Environment and Geography

Michael Campbell [Head]

http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/environment/departments/geography/index.html

Université de Montréal

1946

Santé environnementale et santé au travail

Kannan Krishnan [Director]

http://www.dsest.umontreal.ca/

Mount Allison University

(see notes)

Geography and Environment

Tim Reiffenstein [Head]

http://www.mta.ca/geography/

Mount Royal University

(see notes)

Environmental Sciences

Roger Saint-Fort [Head]

http://www.mtroyal.ca/ProgramsCourses/FacultiesSchoolsCentres/ScienceTechnology/Departments/EnvironmentalSciences/index.htm

University of Northern British Columbia

?

Environmental Science

Todd Whitcombe [Chair]

http://www.unbc.ca/environmental-science

University of Regina

(see notes)

Geography and Environmental Studies

Randy Widdis [Head]

http://www.uregina.ca/arts/geography/index.html

Ryerson University

?

Geography and Environmental Studies

Shuguang Wang [Chair]

http://www.ryerson.ca/arts/about-arts/departments/geography-and-environmental-studies/index.html

Saint Mary's University

?

Environmental Science

Cristian Suteanu‌‌ [Chair]

http://www.smu.ca/academics/departments/environmental-science.html

Saint Mary's University

?

Geography and Environmental Studies

Danika van Proosdij [Chair]

http://www.smu.ca/academics/departments/geography.html

Saint Francis Xavier University

?

Environmental Sciences

Lisa Kellman [Coordinator]

http://www.stfx.ca/faculties/science/environmental_sciences/

Thompson Rivers University

?

Geography and Environmental Studies

Darryl Carlyle-Moses [Chair]

http://www.tru.ca/arts/geography.html

University of Toronto (Scarborough Campus)

?

Physical and Environmental Sciences

Bernie Kraatz [Chair]

http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/physsci/

Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

?

Sciences de l'environnement

Denis G. Leroux [Director]

https://oraprdnt.uqtr.uquebec.ca/pls/public/gscw030?owa_no_site=2655

University of Waterloo

(see notes)

Geography and Environmental Management

Peter Deadman [Chair]

https://uwaterloo.ca/geography-environmental-management/

University of Waterloo

1969

Environment and Resource Studies

Stephen Murphy [Chair]

https://uwaterloo.ca/environment-resource-studies/

University of Waterloo

1965

Earth and Environmental Sciences

William D. Taylor [Chair]

https://uwaterloo.ca/earth-environmental-sciences/

Wilfred Laurier University

(see notes)

Geography and Environmental Studies

Michael English [Chair]

http://www.wlu.ca/homepage.php?grp_id=149

University of Windsor

?

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Iain Samson [Head]

http://www1.uwindsor.ca/ees/

University of Winnipeg

2012

Environmental Studies and Sciences

Darshani Kumaragamage [Program Director]

http://envstudies.uwinnipeg.ca/

COLLEGES

University Date Name Director Website
Concordia University 2002 Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability Rosemarie Schade [Principal] http://www.concordia.ca/artsci/loyola-college-diversity-sustainability.html
Dalhousie University 2009 College of Sustainability Steve Mannell http://www.dal.ca/faculty/sustainability.html

SCHOOLS

University Date Name Director Website
University of Alberta 2006 School of Energy and the Environment Stefan Scherer http://www.see.ualberta.ca/
Dalhousie University 1973 School for Resource & Environmental Studies Peter Tyedmers http://www.dal.ca/faculty/management/sres.html
University of Guelph ? School of Environmental Design and Rural Development Wayne Caldwell https://www.uoguelph.ca/sedrd/
University of Guelph 2009 School of Environmental Sciences Jon Warland [Interim Director] http://www.uoguelph.ca/ses/content/about-ses
Laurentian University 2014 School of the Environment Brett Buchanan http://www3.laurentian.ca/env/
McGill University 1998 School of Environment Sylvie de Blois  http://www.mcgill.ca/mse/
University of Northern British Columbia ? School of Environmental Planning Andrew Seidel [Chair] http://www.unbc.ca/environmental-planning
Queen's University 1995 School of Environmental Studies Brian Cumming http://www.queensu.ca/ensc/index.html
Royal Roads University 1996 School of Environment and Sustainability Chris Ling http://environment-sustainability.school.royalroads.ca/
University of Saskatchewan 2007 School of Environment and Sustainability Toddi Steelman [Executive Director] http://www.usask.ca/sens/
Simon Fraser University 1979 School of Resource and Environmental Management Wolfgang Haider http://www.rem.sfu.ca/
St. Mary's University 2013 School of the Environment Tony Charles http://www.smu.ca/academics/school-of-the-environment.html
University of Toronto 2005 School of the Environment Kimberly Strong http://www.environment.utoronto.ca/
University of Victoria 1999 School of Environmental Studies Karena Shaw http://www.uvic.ca/socialsciences/environmental/
University of Waterloo 2009 School of Environment, Enterprise and Development Neil Craik https://uwaterloo.ca/school-environment-enterprise-development/

INSTITUTES

University Date Name Director Website
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue 2012 Institut de recherche en mines et environnement Bruno Bussière http://www.uqat.ca/programmes/irme/
University of British Columbia 2003 Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability Milind Kandlikar http://ires.ubc.ca/
University of British Columbia (Oakanagan Campus) 2005 The Okanagan Institute for Biodiversity, Resilience, and Ecosystem Services Lael Parrott http://braes.ok.ubc.ca/about/
University of British Columbia (Okanagan Campus) 2006 The Okanagan Sustainability Institute Keith Culver http://osi.ok.ubc.ca/about.html
Cape Breton University 1974 Bras d'Or Institute for Ecosystems Research Bruce Hatcher http://www.cbu.ca/research/institutes-centres
Carleton University 1998 Institute of Environmental Science Steven Cooke http://envirosci.carleton.ca/
Concordia University 2012? Institute for Water, Energy and Sustainable Systems Catherine Mulligan http://www.concordia.ca/encs/research/centres/water-energy.html
University of Guelph ? Biodiversity Institute of Ontario Paul Hebert http://www.biodiversity.uoguelph.ca/index.html
Kwantlen Polytechnic University 2004 Institute for Sustainable Horticulture Deborah Henderson http://www.kpu.ca/ish
Université Laval 2005 Institut Hydro-Québec en environnement, développement et société François Anctil http://www.ihqeds.ulaval.ca/
University of Lethbridge ? Water Institute for Sustainable Environments Joseph Rasmussen http://www.uleth.ca/research/water-institute-sustainable-environments-wise
University of Manitoba 1968 Natural Resources Institute Michael Campbell http://www.umanitoba.ca/institutes/natural_resources/
McMaster University 1996 Institute of Environment and Health Jim Dunn http://www.mcmaster.ca/mieh/
Memorial University 1964 Fisheries and Marine Institute Glenn Blackwood [see notes] http://www.mi.mun.ca/
Memorial University (Grenfell Campus) 2011 Environmental Policy Institute Michael van Zyll de Jong http://grenfell-epi.com/
Université de Moncton 2002 Institut de recherche sur les zones côtières Gastien Godin [General Director] http://www.irzc.umcs.ca/flash_content/apropos_apercu.html
Université du Québec à Montréal 1990?  Institut des sciences de l'environnement René Audet [Acting Director] http://www.ise.uqam.ca/
Mount Allison University ? Costal Wetlands Institute Jeff Ollerhead ?
Mount Royal University 2013 Institute for Environmental Sustainability Michael Quinn http://mtroyal.ca/ProgramsCourses/FacultiesSchoolsCentres/InstituteforEnvironmentalSustainability/AbouttheInstitute/index.htm
University of New Brunswick 2000 Canadian Rivers Institute R. Allen Curry http://www.unb.ca/research/institutes/cri/index.html
University of Northern British Columbia 2005 Natural Resources and Environmental Studies Institute Darwyn Coxson http://www.unbc.ca/nres-institute
University of Ottawa 1989 Institute of the Environment Stewart Elgie http://www.ie.uottawa.ca/About+IE+EN
Queen's University ? Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy Warren Mabee http://www.qieep.ca/
Université du Québec à Rimouski 1999 Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski Ariane Plourde http://www.ismer.ca/?lang=fr
University of Regina 2011 Institute for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Communities Gordon Huang [Executive Director] http://env.uregina.ca/ieesc/index.aspx
University of Regina 2014 Institute for Environmental Change and Society Peter Leavitt http://www.iecs-uregina.ca/
Saint Francis Xavier University ? Climate and Atmospheric Sciences Institute ? http://climate.stfx.ca/CASI/Welcome_-_Bienvenue_-_Boas_vindas_-_Bienvenidos.html
University of Saskatchewan 2012 Sustainability Education Research Institute Marcia McKenzie http://www.seri.usask.ca/
University of Saskatchewan 2011 Global Institute for Water Security Howard Wheater http://www.usask.ca/water/
University of Saskatchewan ? Indigenous Land Management Institute David Natcher http://ilmi.usask.ca/index.php
Simon Fraser University 1998 Cooperative Resource Management Institute Sean Cox http://www.rem.sfu.ca/crmi/
Trent University 1998 Institute for Watershed Science Chris Metcalfe http://www.trentu.ca/iws/
Vancouver Island University 2004 Institute for Coastal Research Grant Murray http://sites.viu.ca/icr/
University of Victoria 2008 Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions Thomas F. Pedersen [Executive Director] http://pics.uvic.ca/
University of Waterloo 1957 The Water Institute Bob Gillham [Executive Director] http://water.uwaterloo.ca/
University of Waterloo 2008 Institute for Sustainable Energy Claudio Canizares [Acting Director] https://wise.uwaterloo.ca/about
Wilfred Laurier University 2008 Institute for Water Science Jim McGeer http://www.wlu.ca/homepage.php?grp_id=2586
University of Windsor 1981 Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research Daniel Heath http://www1.uwindsor.ca/glier/
York University 2004 Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability Dawn Bazely http://iris.info.yorku.ca/

CENTRES

University

Date

Name

Director

Website

Acadia University

1985

Centre for Estuarine Research

Anna Redden

http://acer.acadiau.ca/

University of Alberta

?

Centre for Earth Observation Sciences

Arturo Sánchez-Azofeifa

http://uofa.ualberta.ca/faculties-and-programs/centresinstitutes/centre-for-earth-observation-sciences/participants

University of British Columbia

?

Centre for Aquaculture and Environmental Research

Anthony P. Farrell [?]

http://www.landfood.ubc.ca/research/ubc-centre-for-aquaculture-and-environmental-research-caer/

University of British Columbia

1999

Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability

Ray Cole

http://www.cirs.ubc.ca/

University of British Columbia

1993

The Biodiversity Research Centre

Darren Irwin [Acting Director]

http://www.biodiversity.ubc.ca/research/index.html

University of British Columbia

?

Fisheries Centre

Andrew Trites

http://www.fisheries.ubc.ca/

Brock University

2011

Environmental Sustainability Research Centre

Ryan Plummer

http://brocku.ca/environmental-sustainability-research-centre

University of Calgary

?

International Resources Industries and Sustainability Centre

?

http://haskayne.ucalgary.ca/research/research-centres/IRIS

Cape Breton University

2011

Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment

Andrew K. Swanson [CEO]

http://www.cbu.ca/verschuren-centre

Carleton University

2009

Carleton Sustainable Energy Research Centre

James Meadowcroft [Academic Director]

https://carleton.ca/cserc/

Concordia University

2012

Loyola Sustainability Research Centre

Peter Stoett

https://www.concordia.ca/artsci/research/loyola-sustainability.html

École polytechnique de Montréal

?

Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche en opérationnalisation du développement durable

 

http://www.cirodd.org/index.html

University of the Fraser Valley

late 1980s

Centre for Environmental Sustainability

Pat Harrison [Chair]

https://www.ufv.ca/sustainability/

University of Guelph

1986

Centre for Land and Water Stewardship

Robert Corry

http://www.uoguelph.ca/~claws/Home.html

University of Guelph

2008

Centre for Applied Groundwater Research

Beth L. Parker

http://g360.uoguelph.ca/home

Institut national de la recherche scientifique

?

Centre eau terre environnement

Jean-François Blais

http://www.ete.inrs.ca/ete

Lakehead University

2012

Centre for Place and Sustainability Studies

David Greenwood

https://www.lakeheadu.ca/research-and-innovation/facilities-centres/place-sustainability

Lakehead University (Orillia Campus)

2014

Research Centre for Sustainable Communities

Nanda Kanavillil

https://www.lakeheadu.ca/research-and-innovation/facilities-centres/research-centre-for-sustainable-communities

Laurentian University

2013

Centre for Evolutionary Ecology and Ethical Conservation

Currently no director

http://laurentian.ca/centre-evolutionary-ecology-and-ethical-conservation

Université Laval

2011

Centre de recherche en économie de l'environnement, de l'agroalimentaire, des transports et de l'énergie

Patrick González

http://www.create.ulaval.ca/

Université Laval

2006

Centre d'étude de la forêt

Louis Bernier (co-director, Laval) and Pierre Drapeau (co-director, UQAM)

http://www.cef-cfr.ca/

Université Laval

?

Centre for Northern Studies

Najat Bhiry

http://www.cen.ulaval.ca/page.aspx?lien=index

University of Manitoba

2006

National Centre for Livestock and the Environment

Martin Scanlon [Chair]

http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/afs/ncle/index.html

University of Manitoba

1994

Centre for Earth Observation Science

Tim Papakyriakou

http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/environment/departments/ceos/about.html

University of Manitoba

2002

Community-Based Resource Management Centre

Fikret Berkes [?]

http://umanitoba.ca/institutes/natural_resources/nri_cbrm_overview.htm

McGill University

?

Brace Centre for Water Resources Management

V.T.V. Nguyen

http://www.mcgill.ca/brace/

McGill University

2009

Centre de la science de la biodiversité du Québec

Andrew Gonzalez

http://qcbs.ca/

McMaster University

2009

Centre for Climate Change

Altaf Arain

http://climate.mcmaster.ca/

Memorial University

2008 or later?

Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research

George Rose

http://www.mi.mun.ca/departments/centreforfisheriesecosystemsresearch/

Memorial University

2003 or earlier?

Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources

Paul Winger

https://www.mi.mun.ca/departments/centreforsustainableaquaticresources/

Université de Moncton

?

Centre de recherche en science de l'environnement

Charles Bourque [Acting Director]

http://web.umoncton.ca/repertoire_2002_2003/etudes_sup/centre_sciences_env.htm

Université de Montréal

2005

Centre de recherche en développement internationale en environnement

Frédéric Mérand [Director]

http://www.cerium.ca/CEDRIE

Université de Montréal

2011

Centre sur la biodiversité

Anne Bruneau

http://www.irbv.umontreal.ca/a-propos/centre-sur-la-biodiversite

Université du Québec à Montréal

1985

Centre interinstitutionnel de recherche en toxicologie de l'environnement (TOXEN)

Catherine Jumarie

http://www.er.uqam.ca/nobel/toxen/TOXEN/Accueil.html

Université du Québec à Montréal

?

Centre de recherche en éducation et formation relatives à l'environnement et à l'écocitoyenneté

Lucie Sauvé

http://www.centrere.uqam.ca/

Université du Québec à Montréal

1985

Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur le bien-être, la santé, la société et l'environnement

Johanne Saint-Charles

http://cinbiose.uqam.ca/

Université du Québec à Montréal

2003

Centre pour l'étude et la simulation du climat à l'échelle régionale

Pierre Gauthier

http://www.escer.uqam.ca/index.html

University of New Brunswick

1994?

Forest Watershed Research Center

Paul Arp [Coordinator]

http://watershed.for.unb.ca/

Royal Roads University

2006

Canadian Centre for Environmental Education

Leslie King

http://ses.royalroads.ca/canadian-centre-environmental-education

Royal Roads University

?

Centre for Livelihoods and Ecology

Brian Belcher

http://cle.royalroads.ca/

Saint Francis Xavier University

2004

Environmental Sciences Research Centre

?

http://esrc.stfx.ca/esrc.html

Université de Sherbrooke

2010

Centre universitaire de formation en environnement et développement durable

Denyse Rémillard

http://www.usherbrooke.ca/environnement/fr/le-cufe/nous-joindre/personnel-du-cufe/equipe/

Université de Sherbrooke

?

Centre de recherche en écologie terrestre

?

http://cret.recherche.usherbrooke.ca/index.htm

Simon Fraser University

1989

Centre for Sustainable Community Development

Mark Roseland

http://www.sfu.ca/cscd/about-us.html

Simon Fraser University

2000

Centre for Coastal Science and Management

Patricia Gallaugher

http://www.sfu.ca/coastal.html

Simon Fraser University

?

Centre for Wildlife Ecology

Ron Ydenberg

http://www.sfu.ca/biology/wildberg/

Thompson Rivers University

?

Community and Ecosystem Ecology Centre

Lauchlan Fraser

http://www.tru.ca/research/about/centres.html#ceec

Trent University

2014

Centre of Knowledge in the Environment

?

http://www.trentu.ca/cofk/environment/

Trent University

1995

Centre for Environmental Modelling and Chemistry

David A. Ellis

http://www.trentu.ca/academic/aminss/envmodel/geninfo.html

Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

2009

Centre de Recherche sur les Interactions Bassins Versants - Écosystèmes Aquatiques

Pierre Magnan

 

Vancouver Island University

1996

Centre for Coastal Health

Carl Ribble

http://centreforcoastalhealth.ca/

University of Victoria

?

Centre for Forest Biology

C. Peter Constabel

http://web.uvic.ca/forbiol/

University of Western Ontario

2005

Centre for Environment and Sustainability

Daniel Shrubsole [co-Director] Gordon McBean [co-Director]

http://www.uwo.ca/enviro/

Wilfred Laurier University

1988

Cold Regions Research Centre

?

http://coldregions.ca/

http://cinbiose.uqam.ca/

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