School of the Environment


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SAVE the DATE Science Atlantic Environment Conference-Advancing Policy with Science

March 13-15, 2019, at Cape Breton University
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BSc-ENVS and BES students in their final year can apply for the Environment Prizes

Deadline to apply: TBD

Environmental Science and Bachelor of Environmental Studies undergraduates in their final year of study (or those who have graduated at October 2018 Convocation) can apply for the Environment Prizes to be awarded at Spring Convocation 2019. See below for details.

Environment Prizes 



School of the Environment Director receives Human Rights Award for contributions to Accessibility Act


Environmental Science professor Dr. Linda Campbell and fellow members of the Bill 59 Community Alliance recently received a 2017 Nova Scotia Human Rights Award in recognition of their contributions to Bill 59, otherwise known as the Accessibility Act. See the full story!


The School of the Environment celebrates its 2016-2017 graduates! 

SoE Convocation BBQ 2017 collage


Dr. Tony Charles publishes book: Governing the Coastal Commons: Communities, Resilience, and Transformation

Coastal communities depend on the marine environment for their livelihoods, but the common property nature of marine resources poses major challenges for the governance of such resources. Through detailed cases and consideration of broader global trends, this volume examines how coastal communities are adapting to environmental change, and the attributes of governance that foster deliberate transformations and help to build resilience of social and ecological systems. 

Aquaponics research garners 3M Canada Award 
Saint Mary's students, Matthew Glynn and Ross Arsenault visited CTV Morning Live to discuss their aquaponics research which recently garnered them a 3M Canada Problem Solving Partnership Project Award. Matthew and his team were also supported in this research with the 2016 School of the Environment Academic Initiative Fund for Sustainability award.

SMU Geography and Environmental Studies Adjunct Professor, Dr. Peter Bush, awarded CAG Award in the service of government.
During the 2015 Canadian Association of Geographers Conference in Vancouver, Dr. Peter Bush was awarded the CAG Award for Geography in the Service of Government or Business. Dr. Bush works with the Protected Areas and Wetlands Branch, Nova Scotia Environment and is actively engaged in geography teaching, research, and student supervision. 

Dr. Geraldine Thomas Educational Leadership Award 
Congratulations to Environmental Science part-time faculty member, Roxanne Richardson who is the 2015 recipient of the Dr. Geraldine Thomas Educational Leadership Award. Here she is receiving the award from SMU President, Dr. Colin Dodds at the 2015 Convocation Ceremonies.

Roxanne R Geraldine Thomas award

A tiny island off the Atlantic coast is shrinking as the climate warms and the seas rise. But its indigenous people aren’t waiting for global help: They’re taking action now. School of the Environment Director, Dr. Tony Charles speaks with National Geographic on sea level rise and storm surges. Click the image for the National Geographic video.

Lennox Island National Geographic