Alumni & Giving

As our Faculty’s most effective ambassadors, our alumni – more than 12,000 strong – play a vital role in the University and beyond. These professionals and champions of sustainability and justice work in various roles as environmental educators, urban planners, lawyers, activists, research analysts, social advocates and more. They serve as inspiring mentors and advisors to our current students, who are the future generation of environmental changemakers. Meet some of our alumni and see how they are making positive change in the world.

12,000+

Alumni and counting, living in 80+ countries around the world

76

Research projects in 33 countries worldwide

460,000+

Organizations in Canada hiring eco-professionals

Dewayne Chambers

Project coordinator at Halton Region

Bachelor in Environmental Studies (2018)

"The path to life is like entropy, order and disorder. The order is the instinctive pathway in life you choose, and the disorder is the variety of directions you take to achieve your goal."

Tristan Costa

Planner I (Community Innovation and Resilience; Planning and Development Services) with the City of Brampton

Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies (2014)
Master in Environmental Studies (2017)

"The program taught me the importance of understanding a variety of disciplines within the planning stream to build better cities, communities and neighbourhoods."

Roxana Salehi

Senior Research Associate, Centre for Global Child Health at SickKids Hospital

Principal Consultant, Vitus Consulting

PhD in Environmental Studies (2011)

"My supervisor’s support enabled me to receive a CIHR grant and work on an amazing community based project."

Stay Connected

No matter how long you have been away or how far you have travelled, the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change wants to keep in touch and connect you with fellow alumni. From campus events like film screenings and lectures to alumni gatherings all over the world – if you want to stay in the know, update your contact information today.

Hire an Intern

If you’re looking to hire an intern, we’ll assist you every step of the way. From posting positions, suggesting candidates to scheduling interviews, EUC can help as much (or little) as you like.

Get Involved

Join one of our Alumni Networks – the MES York Planning Alumni Committee (MYPAC), the Las Nubes Alumni Chapter or the Geography Alumni Network. If you’re looking to connect in another way, please click here to see a full list of networks.

Guide the Next Generation

As one of our most effective ambassadors, there are numerous ways to stay engaged, participate in various alumni and recruitment events, come back to campus to be a guest lecturer or mentor a student.

Exclusive Alumni Events 

Join us for exciting network and collaboration events offered exclusively to EUC alumni.

Give to EUC

We couldn’t do it without you. Student scholarships, environmental research and academic positions are made possible by generous alumni like yourself. Consider a one-time or recurring gift to amplify your commitment to EUC. For more information on how to support us, contact Amanda Stastook.

We Want to Hear from You

If you have ideas or suggestions for other ways you’d like to be engaged with EUC, contact our Alumni Officer.

This Is Impact

Support our goals for 2020 and beyond by giving to Impact: The Campaign for York University, which celebrates the University’s effect on the world. We plan to raise $500 million to accelerate our influence in the face of unprecedented global challenges. Our ambitious goal includes $15 million to advance the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change's impact in three major areas:

Mobilizing New Ways of Thinking

Support for five new faculty chairs, post-doctoral fellows, visiting scholars and interdisciplinary research will strengthen the Faculty’s capacity to offer novel solutions to real-world environmental problems.

Preparing Engaged Global Citizens

Investments will help attract more talented students and provide them with the means and opportunities to explore their passion for changing the world.

Building Stronger Communities

Your gifts to this priority will advance our efforts to take students and research into the community, and bring community partners to campus to enrich learning and research.

Connect With Us

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