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Understanding and Sustaining the Environment & Energy Systems

[Queen's University Biological Station]

Queen’s University Biological Station (QUBS), with its more than 3,000 hectares, plays an integral role in attracting researchers and students.

Human well-being is dependent upon healthy environments, understanding the impact of human activities upon ecosystems, the adoption and development of renewable energy sources and sustainable energy systems, and the implementation of informed energy and environmental policy.

Queen’s researchers are providing new insights into global climate change, human interactions, urbanization, and industrial activity, and Queen’s is emerging as a national leader in connecting this research to policy-making, provincially and nationally.

Themes in this area include:

The workplace environment and occupational health

Spotlight: Julian Barling (Business), FRSC

Centres/Institutes include: The Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace

The socio-cultural, legal, and economic aspects of healthy environments
See: School of Environmental Studies
The biology, geography, and policy of ecosystem management

Spotlight: Peter Harrison (Policy Studies), Chair of the international Polar Year 2012

Spotlight: John Smol (Biology), Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change

See also: Queen's in the Artic

A sustainable water supply
Spotlight: David McDonald (Global Development Studies), co-leader of the Municipal Services Project
Developing environmentally sustainable technologies

Spotlight: Pascal Champagne (Civil Engineering)