Become a changemaker for a sustainable and just future. Set out on a career path for a better world. Our programs will prepare you with the fundamental knowledge, critical thinking skills, hands-on experience and global perspectives necessary to achieve personal success and make positive change.
Courses with hands-on learning
As our student, you will be joining one of the most passionate and smallest Faculties at York University.
You will benefit from both the close-knit community and exclusive support services in your new home at the Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change and will have the opportunity to explore and interact with other students, staff and professors in the larger, eclectic academic, social and cultural life of York University.
Join a close-knit community of passionate students looking to change the world. In EUC, you will be supported by a team of academic advisors, peer mentors and career development experts who will help you achieve success in your studies and beyond. Connect with our program-specific or sustainability-focused clubs, or get involved in the broader YorkU community with the 400-plus clubs available – or start your own.
Awards & Scholarships
Your hard work deserves to be supported. That’s why we offer multiple ways to finance your studies in EUC. From entrance scholarships and awards for current students to on-campus employment within the Faculty, there are lots of opportunities to finance your studies at York.
Coffee/Tea Chat with a Current Student
Have you already applied to our undergraduate programs? Or, considering submitting an application? Speak directly to a current student in your program of interest and discover more information. Join us to listen to our current students dive deeper into their experience with the Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change
Shadow a Student for a Day
Curious to know what a lecture is like in a university setting? Or are you curious to know what the Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change students are learning about? Sign up for a lecture below. High school students are welcome to join on a PA Day or throughout March Break. Applicants may select any of the dates below. Lectures are offered both in-person and virtually.
4th year in Environmental Management,
Peer Mentor Coordinator
"The close-knit family that is created within the BES programs and the amazing opportunities you are able to get because of how much everyone cares."
International student graduated with the Class of 2021
"When I was looking for a program in Canada, I wanted something tailored to my interest in the environment and making meaningful change with the ability to work with professors who were actually doing research in the field. That is what drew me to York.”
4th year in Sustainable Environmental Management, Co-chair of the Environmental & Urban Change Student Association
"I realized that there are opportunities to work in nature that didn't have to be like veterinary or zoology type of courses, and I was really drawn to just studying the environment as it is, and pursuing a career in it.”
Meet Dewayne Chambers
Project Coordinator, Halton Region
"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."
Meet Tristan Costa
Planner 1, City of Brampton
"The program taught me the importance of understanding a variety of disciplines within the planning stream to build better cities, communities and neighborhoods."
Meet Adeye Adane
Social Support Worker Centre, 454 - A Ministry of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa
“Take advantage of Student Counselling, Health & Well-being services. There are many resources available to students, ask questions and advocate for yourself, because there are staff and faculty who will help you along the way.”
Become a changemaker. Join us at one of our special events for prospective students and learn more about our programs.
|Event||Date & Time (EST)||RSVP Link|
|MES at York U Info Session||January 25, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM||CLICK HERE TO REGISTER|
|Transfer/Mature Info Session||January 31, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM||CLICK HERE TO REGISTER|
|MES & MES Planning Info Session||February 1, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM||CLICK HERE TO REGISTER|
|What is Fast Fashion Workshop?||February 7, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM||CLICK HERE TO REGISTER|
|Walking in a Cars World Workshop||February 13, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM||CLICK HERE TO REGISTER|
|What is Fast Fashion Workshop?||March 7, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM||CLICK HERE TO REGISTER|
|Walking in a Cars World Workshop||March 13, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM||CLICK HERE TO REGISTER|
|Transfer/Mature Info Session||March 31, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM||CLICK HERE TO REGISTER|
|Exploring Green Careers - Celebrate Earth Day with EUC!||April 20, 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM||CLICK HERE TO REGISTER|
|Chat with Dean Alice Hovorka||Ongoing||CLICK HERE TO REGISTER|
|Dean's Welcome Reception||May 9, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM||CLICK HERE TO REGISTER|
Admissions Quick Links
How to Apply
Whether you are a high school student starting university for the first time, a student interested in transferring to our programs from another university or college or a mature professional looking to make a career change.
Tuition & Fees
Your university costs will consist of tuition, incidental and ancillary fees.
Book an Appointment
We are here to help! Book a one-one-one appointment to learn more about our programs and applying to York U.
Questions? Contact Us
Brittany Giglio | She/Her
Recruitment & Liaison Officer