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Posted February 20, 2020 by Lauren Hume

Join Dr. Hilary Leighton, Program Head of the Environmental Education and Communication programs, in the School of Environment & Sustainability, on Tuesday, February 25th for a webinar.

Posted February 14, 2020 by Alice MacGillivray

Many programs at Royal Roads University--including the MA and MSc in Environment and Management (MEM)--integrate learning about leadership and sustainability.

Posted February 7, 2020 by Sarah Wolfe

I don’t talk about my work at dinner parties. If someone asks, I offer the neutral “I research why people make the water decisions they do”. Because no one really wants to know that I make people – consciously or unconsciously – think about their unavoidable deaths and then test whether death awareness changes their water behaviours. That answer tends to stall the conversation…

 

Posted January 29, 2020 by Leslie King
On behalf of RRU:  President Philip Steenkamp, VP Academic & Provost Dr. Steve Grundy and Dr. Leslie King, Professor (SES) & Director, Canadian Centre for Environmental Education and on behalf of ECO Canada:  Kevin Nilsson, President and Ben Keizer, Vice President of Finance and Operations. Photo taken by Dan Anthon.

Do you want to do something about the state of the world but do not know how to begin?  The new Graduate Certificate in Science and Policy of Climate Change is designed to empower you to contribute to solutions to the urgent climate crisis and related environmental problems such as the loss of biodiversity. This fully on-line certificate will be lodged in the School of Environment and Sustainability at Royal Roads University but welcomes students from across the University and beyond, indeed from anywhere in the world.

Posted January 24, 2020 by BSc in Environmental Science Students
grease interceptor

Our team is working on a project for the CRD involving the passage of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) through the sanitary system.  The CRD estimates about 1,000,000 kg of FOG is introduced into the sanitary system per year from residential areas, and that only makes up 60% of all FOG released (Capital Regional District, n.d.).  A buildup of FOG can incur huge costs in repairs from blockages (look up “fatberg” if you have a strong stomach).

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