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Community and Career Development

We are preparing changemakers for a just and sustainable future. Our forward thinking, student centric approach provides opportunities to welcome prospective changemakers to learn more about us with a robust offering of reach ahead activities for high schools.

We have also developed new career-ready programs that provide our students with employability skills needed for jobs in any sector. Explore how we can work with your school or organization and let’s get connected!

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High School Outreach

We are dedicated to inspiring environmental change and social justice in your school. To assist you in enhancing environmental education in your classrooms, we offer a series of dynamic programs that will engage your students beyond the textbook. Whether you need an activity for your Eco-Schools’ conference, Eco-Fair, or to support your classroom curriculum, our programs can assist you in creating a dynamic learning opportunity.

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Virtual Lectures

Our virtual lectures by our professors will add something new to your curriculum.

Learn about environmental, geographic, and social justice topics, inspire future interests, and meet SHSM and EcoSchool requirements.


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Workshop and Seminar Series

Looking to add a guest speaker to your classroom or eco-conference?

We have developed a series of seminars geared toward inspiring your students to consider post-secondary opportunities in environmental and urban change, learn more about careers in environment, sustainability, and justice, and discover our very own EcoCampus in Costa Rica. 

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Exhibitor at Your School Fair

Are you planning a virtual conference, an Eco-Fair or a career fair at your school?

Invite Environmental and Urban Change to run a table in your conference’s marketplace to highlight York University’s Environmental and Geography programs or career pathways.

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Services for Employers

Hire an intern! Empower future changemakers while also inspiring your organization with the fresh perspectives and valuable insights of our students, who have the diverse skills necessary to meet the challenges of your evolving workplace.

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In the Workplace

Be Career Ready! Earn credits while working for one of our amazing community partners.

We want to ensure our students are career ready. In preparation for graduation, we provide the opportunity for students to develop in-demand professional working skills and competencies with partner organizations through work placements.

Students earn credit by working with community organizations and demonstrating autonomy and professional capacity, while learning to link their concrete experience with course theory.

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Job Title Organization Type Deadline
Energy & Greenhouse Gas Analyst - Ontario Clean Water Agency Ontario Clean Water Agency Temporary February 2, 2023
Archaeological Field Technician, Field/ Mapping Technician and Archaeological Field Director TMHC Inc. Temporary February 7, 2023
Climate Change and Health Specialist - Durham Region Durham Region Full time permanent February 7, 2023
Sustainability Co-op/Intern (Summer 2023) Definity Summer February 11, 2023
Assistant, Habitat Restoration - Naturalization Credit Valley Conservation Full time contract February 12, 2023
Crew Member, Watershed Monitoring (Flora) Credit Valley Conservation Full time contract February 12, 2023
Crew Member, Watershed Monitoring (Fauna) Credit Valley Conservation Full time contract February 12, 2023
Conference & Events Manager Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario Full time contract February 12, 2023
Field Assistant, Ecosystem Restoration Conservation Halton Full time contract February 12, 2023
Summer job at Fort Battleford National Historic Site Fort Battleford National Historic Site Summer February 15, 2023
Summer Job at Fort Walsh in the Cypress Hills Fort Walsh in the Cypress Hills Summer February 15, 2023
Regional Field Biologist – Wildlife Preservation Canada Wildlife Preservation Canada Summer February 15, 2023
Field Assistant, Erosion Hazard Monitoring position Toronto and Region Conservation Authority’s (TRCA) Full time contract February 16, 2023
Program Instructor Conservation Halton Full time contract February 28, 2023