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Queen's University

Welcome to the
School of Environmental Studies!

The Earth's environment is under stress, and the search for solutions is anything but simple: It requires an interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving and education. Our program emphasizes the diverse contributions of technology, the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences to understanding and solving environmental problems.

Hard at work! Our students get the chance to experience a vast array of hands-on work in a variety of environmental fields.

What We Offer

  • Interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate training
  • Integrative courses addressing the scientific, socio-political, philosophical and economic aspects of environmental issues
  • A faculty with a broad range of expertise and teaching experience
  • National and international perspectives
  • A sense of community with chances to get involved - on campus, in the local community, and at the provincial, national, and global level


Posted June 4, 2015- Dr. Ryan Danby has a late emerging opportunity for a master's student to start September 2015. It's a very targeted/prescribed project to do some work in partnership with the Ministry of Transportation. Details are contained in the document attached to this link. The required part of this (the systematic review) could be done as a project within a course-based MES. 

John Smol is honoured by the Canadian Geographic Society as a Great Canadian Explorer  

Environmental Studies Professor, Myra Hird, named as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada      More details

Peter Hodson is the winner of the 2014 Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision  Congratulations Peter! 

MES graduate Zoey Walden in The Great Energy Challenge at  National Geographic

MES student, Tracey Guptill featured in the Whig-Standard for her theartrical thesis

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