Research and Outreach

The School of the Environment at Saint Mary's University is home to a wide range of research on the environment and natural resources. Our professors are engaging in local Halifax initiatives, Nova Scotian research, cross-Canada studies and large international projects. There is a strong focus in the School of the Environment on research that will make a difference for people, society and the economy. The research includes work on developing tools to deal with climate change, supporting Indigenous and local community conservation, conserving water resources, monitoring environmental quality, building better parks, growing green roofs, and more.

A few examples of this work are given here, showing how we are helping make progress toward a "Greener SMU", a "Greener Halifax", and a "Greener World".

The School of the Environment is also active in outreach, linking with government, business and communities in our research, and engaging the public in discussing environmental issues.