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The Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change (EUC)

Changemakers for a Just and Sustainable Future

York University’s new Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change has been created as a call to action to respond to the most pressing challenges facing people and the planet. 

As a community, we believe that making positive change requires bold and diverse thinking, ambitious action, and community engagement. We are research intensive, student centric, inclusive and devoted to making the world a better place for all.

Join us as we strive to create a more just and sustainable future!

Why Study with Environmental & Urban Change at York University?

We are focused on ensuring our students receive a high quality education in our programs, providing knowledge, skills and training to support their future endeavors. We offer students a unique learning experience a supportive and inclusive learning environment that is focused on bringing hands-on experiences and opportunities to interact with employers and community partners into all of our courses.

As the smallest Faculty in the 4th largest University in Canada, we offer exclusive career development services, financial assistance & scholarships and one-on-one advising for all EUC students. 


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Our Programs

We empower, educate and train future changemakers through innovative and hands-on programs for graduate and undergraduate study. Our new programs will empower students with fundamental knowledge, critical thinking skills, hands-on experience, and global perspective to become problem solvers, policymakers, planners, and leaders. 


Our People

We bring together world class scientists and scholars who are producing research on the climate crisis, biodiversity loss, intensive urbanization and how these dynamics impact the most vulnerable among us. Our professional and supportive administrative staff offer students, alumni and community partners unique and dynamic opportunities to learn and to collaborate for positive change.


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EUC Impact Report 2022-2023

We are proud to share with you our inaugural EUC IMPACT REPORT that demonstrates the substantive and meaningful impact we have achieved in our first three years. We are empowering change through our academic programs, research excellence, and engagement activities.


YES! We have Co-op: Launching Fall 2024

Introducing the Co-op Program at York University's Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change The Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change (EUC) at York University is excited to announce the launch of its Co-op Program.  This initiative is designed to enrich

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The passing of Professor Emeritus Robert Murdie (May 8, 1939 - March 11, 2024)

The EUC community mourns the passing of Professor Emeritus Robert (Bob) Murdie.  Bob spent his almost his entire career with the Department of Geography at York, and was a leading figure in Canadian urban and social geography, focusing especially on

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Bald eagles seen nesting in Toronto for first time in city’s recorded history

Presence of birds proof of improving health of city’s green spaces, as they are highly sensitive to environmental disturbances Few things delight residents of Toronto more than unexpected animals in unexpected places. When a family of foxes took up residence beneath a

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Coming full circle: Indigenous knowledge & climate futures

“The only way to appropriately understand Indigenous Knowledge Systems or Indigenous Knowledges is to establish meaningful relationships with Indigenous peoples on their own terms.” - Deborah McGregor CRC in Indigenous Environmental Justice & Osgoode/EUC Prof Deborah McGregor What is Indigenous

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Exploring interactions between humans and large carnivores

Sunetro Ghosal Early this spring, Dr. Sunetro Ghosal, visiting faculty at St Xavier’s Autonomous College, Mumbai and Norwegian University of Life Sciences, as well as editor of the inter-disciplinary journal Ladakh Studies and periodical, Stawa  embarked on a two-week residency

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Land assembly, financialization and agriculture in Canada’s North

Sarah Rotz by Sarah Rotz Building on her long-lasting interest in settler-colonial land transformations in Canada, Sarah Rotz focuses on a hitherto neglected topic: The expansion of large-scale agriculture in the country’s north. Focusing on the intertwined processes of capitalist frontier-making, large-scale

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Alumni Spotlights

Land Acknowledgement

We recognize that many Indigenous Nations have longstanding relationships with the territories upon which York University campuses are located that precede the establishment of York University. York University acknowledges its presence on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations. The area known as Tkaronto has been care taken by the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and the Huron-Wendat. It is now home to many First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities. We acknowledge the current treaty holders, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is subject of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement to peaceably share and care for the Great Lakes Region