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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


ENSC Graduate Research Day is Monday April 27 from 9 am to 2 pm in Beamish-Munro Rm 313ab. Schedule for the day.

To view the release in either official language, please click on the links below.

RSC Expert Panel: The Behaviour and Environmental Impacts of Crude Oil Released Into Aqueous Environments

Groupe d'experts de la SRC : Le comportement et les incidences environnementales d'un déversement de pétrole brut dans des milieux aqueux

Queen's announces joint program with Tongji University and the School of Environmental Studies

Peter Hodson is this year's recipient of the Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision.  He will be recognized at the Fall convocation.

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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