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About EUC

The Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change was established in 2020 as a call to action, responding to the most pressing challenges facing people and the planet. EUC was created by the faculty, staff and students of the former Department of Geography, the Faculty of Environmental Studies, and other units at York.

Our goal is to inspire and prepare students for careers and engaged citizenship through experiential education, critical thinking, hands-on-research, and leadership skills. Our research spans the biophysical sciences, social sciences, and the arts, pushing the frontiers of urban, environmental and geographical knowledge. 

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12,000

Alumni in 87 countries

600

Undergraduate students

300

Graduate Students

54

Faculty

Dean Hovorka

Hello from the Dean

We believe that transitions to a sustainable and just future require our urgent and collective attention.

READ DEAN HOVORKA'S MESSAGE

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Our Values

  • Scholarly and research excellence
  • Interdisciplinary learning and experiential education 
  • Engaged citizenship and leadership 
  • Local-global outreach and activism 
  • Respect for rights, differences, and equity

Diversity & Inclusivity

We are committed to providing accessible education, embracing diversity, and empowering all students as changemakers in their own lives and in the lives of others.

We are striving to enhance learning opportunities and support for Black, Indigenous and Asian communities; Open learning to non-degree learners through professional development programming pathways and training; Foster a sense of belonging and common purpose based on shared identity, narrative, practice; Enhance awareness and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusiveness, and accessibility in our community.

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