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York University’s EcoCampus in Costa Rica offers students exceptional learning experience

Following a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, courses at York University’s unique Eco-Campus in Costa Rica are welcoming students back to the rainforest. By Elaine Smith EcoCampus Director Ana Maria Martinez (second from the left, wearing sunglasses) with York students at the EcoCampus in Las Nubes, Costa Rica Study

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EUC taps into C4 opportunities for capstone experience

Students in the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change (EUC) speak about their Cross-Campus Capstone Classroom (C4) experience and how they contributed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.   By Elaine Smith The Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change is now offering its senior students a capstone course opportunity through York

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EUC Capstone experiences foster environmental literacy and action

In her message to the community, Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change (EUC) Dean, Alice Hovorka writes that addressing the climate crisis is not a matter of “now or never” but rather “now and forever.” It is within this context that York University’s EUC has been established as a call to action to respond

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Understanding climate justice focus of EUC field course

Over the summer, undergraduate student changemakers in the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change (EUC) will hone their knowledge of climate justice issues through a unique experiential education opportunity with Professor P.E. Perkins, an internationally renowned climate justice thought leader. By Elaine Smith York undergraduate students will have the opportunity to

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Toronto Biennial of Art Prize presented to York U grad

Camille Turner, a master’s and PhD graduate of York University’s Environmental Studies program, received the Toronto Biennial’s Artist Prize for her contribution to the 2022 Toronto Biennial of Art exhibit, the second chapter of a two-part biennial – “What Water Knows, the Land Remembers.”   Open to the public and running until June

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Global South Forum discusses reconceptualizing Bandung

York University’s Global South Forum “Reconceptualizing Bandung: Non-Alignment and Third Worldism Today” took place on April 5.   The virtual event discussed the significance of the “Bandung spirit” associated with the Asian-African Congress of 1955 in Bandung, Indonesia, which was attended by delegates from 29 Asian and African nations, to discuss

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Global warning: greenhouse gases must be cut to limit climate change

Deep cuts to global greenhouse gases are imperative to mitigate climate change and keep global warming in check, says a report released by Working Group III of the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). York University Professor Patricia Perkins of the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change is a lead

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New webinar series on disaster ethics begins April 6

The nine-part webinar series titled “Exploring Ethics: Lessons from COVID-19 and Other Catastrophes” kicks off on Wednesday, April 6 and will run on select Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. until June 2022.   With nine speakers participating across multiple continents, collaborating universities of this joint project include York University, Roskilde University

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York PhD student featured in Toronto multimedia exhibit

Alexandra Gelis, an award-winning artist and PhD student in the Environmental Studies Graduate Program at York University, is featured in ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021-2022, as part of HOME(LAND): Terra Firma. Work by Gelis is highlighted in the second of three multimedia exhibitions examining how land is connected to people’s sense of identity,

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York University’s ecological footprint data shows world’s footprint has tripled

The world’s ecological footprint, as measured by its use of natural resources, such as food, water, cropland, fisheries and fuel, has tripled since 1961, exceeding the Earth’s biocapacity or ability to regenerate what is used, every year since 1971.  “Clearly, this is unsustainable. At this rate, humanity will feel an

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