School of the Environment
BSc-ENVS and BES students in their final year can apply now for the 2018 Environment Prizes.
Deadline to apply: March 31, 2018
Environmental Science and Bachelor of Environmental Studies undergraduates in their final year of study (or those who have graduated at October 2017 Convocation) can apply for the Environment Prizes to be awarded at Spring Convocation 2018. See below for details.
CALL for PROPOSALS: Robin Rigby Trust 2017
Deadline to apply: October 31, 2017
The Robin Rigby Trust is administered through the Development Office at Saint Mary's University in Halifax.
Patricia Robin Rigby (Feb 28, 1977 - Dec 9, 2007) had the opportunity to live and study in a variety of cultures and geographical areas. Her research and professional work benefited greatly from this international experience, which enabled her to appreciate the need to adopt alternative resource use strategies within varied local frameworks. Established by Robin’s parents, Doug and Mary Rigby, the Robin Rigby Trust extends the benefits Robin had to other young people involved in the identification, sustainable use, and conservation of coastal and nearshore natural resources, so they can engage in meaningful international interactions, and carry out the kind of research and development work Robin loved.
The Trust rules are designed to encourage researchers in Canada to work with overseas coastal communities while researchers outside Canada are encouraged to connect with coastal community partners in Atlantic Canada. Since 2008, nineteen individuals have received funding for coastal communities research through the Trust.
Inquiries should be directed to email@example.com
The School of the Environment celebrates its 2016-2017 graduates!
Dr. Tony Charles publishes new book: Governing the Coastal Commons: Communities, Resilience, and Transformation
Coastal communities depend on the marine environment for their livelihoods, but the common property nature of marine resources poses major challenges for the governance of such resources. Through detailed cases and consideration of broader global trends, this volume examines how coastal communities are adapting to environmental change, and the attributes of governance that foster deliberate transformations and help to build resilience of social and ecological systems.
The School of Environment welcomes Dr. Linda Campbell as the new Acting Director