Canada’s network of environmental researchers

About Us


    What is ESAC?

    The Environmental Studies Association of Canada (ESAC) is Canada’s leading scholarly network of environmental researchers and educators. We are a non-profit, federally incorporated, bilingual organization open to members from across Canada and elsewhere.

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    AJ (Alternatives Journal)

    Alternatives Journal is the official publication of ESAC and probably the biggest Canada’s national environmental magazine, independently publishing intelligent & informed environmental journalism since 1971. All ESAC members receive a free year subscription to AJ.

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    ESAC Membership

    Members are welcome from educational institutions, government agencies, and private sector and non-profit organizations. ESAC members can attend the annual ESAC conference submit their work, receive access to the ESAC community through newsletters, the ESAC listserv, and get other perks.

Recent Posts

ESAC 2016 Conference Update

The conference is just over a month away! With that in mind, here are the latest versions of the Short Schedule and Detailed Program (PDF). While we do intend to provide black & white copies of the schedule to participants, please note that we will NOT be providing printed versions of the Extended Program. A […]

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A Scary Home Companion

A Scary Home Companion Six time-travelling legends explore Alberta’s petroculture! A satirical radio revue by Geo Takach A Scary Home Companion is a  special event on May 31st, from 5:30pm to 7:00pm, at the annual conference of the Environmental Studies Association of Canada at Congress 2016. For more details, including location, download the poster (PDF). Every […]

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CALL FOR PAPERS – 2016 Annual Conference

University of Calgary May 31 – June 2, 2016 The Environmental Studies Association of Canada ( is pleased to invite you to participate in our Annual Conference at the University of Calgary as part of the 2016 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. As Canada’s leading association of interdisciplinary researchers and practitioners involved in a diversity […]

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Call for papers for American Association of Geographers Annual Conference 2016

Infrastructural engagements and urban re-imaginations in the global South Special paper session, sponsored by the Specialty Groups: Cultural and Political Ecologies, Urban Geography, Development Geography Discussant: Dr. Nikhil Anand, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania Organisers: Niranjana Ramesh (University College London), Matt Birkinshaw (London School of Economics) Cities in the global South, in the […]

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Survey explores how Canadian youth are engaging in the election!

Elizabeth Dubois (University of Oxford) and Amanda Clarke (Carlton University) have partnered with a non-partisan voter engagement group called Vote Savvy to distribute a survey that explores how Canadian youth are engaging in the election. Survey respondents receive a personalized Voter Toolkit that includes information about where the major political parties stand on the participant’s […]

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Infrastructure, Environment and Life in the Anthropocene

Workshop held October 19-20th, 2015 at Concordia University On October 19-20 2015, Concordia University will host an international workshop on what happens to the concepts of infrastructure, environment and life in an age of ecological crises. The workshop brings together 16 established and emerging scholars, whose research specializes in the intersection of these concepts, for […]

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