Department of Environmental Science

Environmental Science professor is the new Acting Director of the School of the Environment
The School of Environment welcomes Dr. Linda Campbell as the new Acting Director the for 2016-2017 ‌academic
Linda Campbell image 2016 year! Dr. Campbell is a Senior Research Fellow and Professor of Environmental Science at Saint Mary's University.
There are many events being planned, including a weekly seminar series on Fridays starting in October. If you'd like to be kept informed of upcoming seminars and/or events, please email for updates. 

Dr. Aldona Wiacek talks air quality in Halifax on CBC's Mainstreet. 

From National Geographic: This Canadian Island Is Losing Ground But Not Losing Hope

A tiny island off the Atlantic coast is shrinking as the climate warms and the seas rise. But its indigenous people aren’t waiting for global help: They’re taking action now. School of the Environment Director, Dr. Tony Charles speaks with National Geographic on sea level rise and storm surges. Click the image for the National Geographic video.

Lennox Island National Geographic


Dr. Jason Clyburne is a finalist in the 13th Annual Discovery Awards
The Environmental Science Department is very pleased to announce that ENVS faculty member, Dr. Jason Clyburne is a Discovery Award Finalist in the category: Professional of Distinction – An individual who is a leading innovator,  a role model for people who choose science as a career. The Discovery Awards Ceremony takes place on November 19th at the Halifax Marriot Harbourfront Hotel. 

ENVS faculty member featured in The Renewable Energy Global Innovations Series
The paper A Methodology for the Time-scale-sensitive Evaluation of Wind Speed and Direction Variability (C.Suteanu, 2015) was featured as a Key Wind Energy Article. 
Linda and Amberlin Maroon and White

Congratulations to ENVS Part-time faculty member, Roxanne Richardson who was the 2015 recipient of the Dr. Geraldine Thomas Educational Leadership Award! Here is Roxanne receiving the award from SMU President, Dr. Colin Dodds at the Spring 2015 Convocation Ceremony.

Roxanne R Geraldine Thomas award


Congratulations to ENVS minor, Geordan Lynk and BES major, Meghan Clarke for being awarded funding from the SMU Sustainability Initiative Fund! Their proposal involves reinvigorating the campus community garden with new garden beds and a small scale greenhouse. The greenhouse and a quarter of the garden beds will be used solely for academic purposes by faculty for small experiments and demonstrations. This project has the potential to add urban agriculture components to the sustainability curriculum at Saint Mary's University, and may lead the way for further advancements within the curriculum. 

Dr. Jason Clyburne discusses the impact of osmium tetroxide in CBC news interview about the Chimo Hotel incident.