FES looks forward to future of environmental studies

Five Decades of FES at York" - Image of front cover of bookThe beginning of April will mark an exciting time for the Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) at York University, including an upcoming book launch.

Tim Leduc

Tim Leduc

On Tuesday, the Faculty will host an invitation-only Alumni Impact event featuring a talk by FES Professor Tim Leduc. The talk will focus on Five Decades of FES at York, a publication co-authored by Leduc and the late David Morley, who is fondly remembered for his significant impact during his time as both an FES professor and dean.

The publication discusses the pivotal role education has consistently played in exploring and addressing critical environmental issues that grow direr with every passing day. It examines the increasing prevalence of environmental studies among national educational institutions through the unique point of view of York University’s Faculty of Environmental Studies, the first Faculty of its kind in North America.

David Morley

David Morley

To celebrate and honour his legacy at this event, Morley’s family, Beth Franklin (his wife) and Sara and John Morley (their children) will be in attendance to contribute to the conversation.

Tzeporah Berman

Tzeporah Berman

Also attending the event will be York University Master in Environmental Studies Alumna Tzeporah Berman. Berman is a strategic advisor for several environmental organizations, First Nations and philanthropic advisors on clean energy, oil sands and pipelines. Her innumerable accolades include receiving the Eco-Hero Award at the November 2014 Planet in Focus Film Festival.

The book, Five Decades of FES at York, will be available in the York University Bookstore in mid-April. Check the Bookstore website. It will also be available at the launch.

For more information about the event, contact jsferdin@yorku.ca.

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