Canada’s network of environmental researchers

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    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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    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 A\J.

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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

National survey of Canadian employers focusing on topical issues

Maclean’s magazine is currently conducting a national survey of Canadian employers focusing on topical issues including the quality of recent university graduates and the benefits/detriments of unpaid internships. The survey also includes questions about quality and innovation at Canadian universities, as well as questions regarding which universities are producing the best graduates in ten fields of study, […]

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2015 SWCS Ontario A.D. Latornell Award of Merit for Students

The Ontario Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society is a small, non-profit organization who offers an award annually.  Winners receive $600, one year’s membership in the Society, and 1 day registration at the Latornell Conservation Symposium in Alliston, Ontario to receive their award. The attached Student Application needs to be completed and received by September 21, 2015. […]

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Ecocultures: Glasgow’s Festival of Environmental Research, Policy, and Practice

Ecocultures: Glasgow’s Festival of Environmental Research, Policy, and Practice October 17, 2015, The Pearce Institute, Govan, Glasgow, UK. The Environmental Humanities are slowly gaining ground in Scottish research environments. ‘Ecocultures: Glasgow’s Festival of Environmental Research, Policy and Practice’ offers an opportunity for interdisciplinary engagement with a wide number of issues of the Scottish environment and […]

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Get more information about contributing: Personal Profiles

Are you an ESAC member? Get to know ESAC folk and share your personal profile on our website, in the newsletter, and on social media. See other personal profiles on our website (scroll down). Pick a portrait and write a short bio Answer three questions: When/why did you join ESAC? What is your current role at ESAC? Why is it […]

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Conference 2015 Summary by Veronica Wahl

We wrapped up the ESAC Conference 2015 with a wonderful guided walk on campus focused on the sustainability projects, greenspaces, and gardens at uOttawa. I wanted to give you all an update on the conference and AGM. The conference, AGM, and field trip all went very well. Congratulations too to Marcia and her team; the roundtable that you […]

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An Approach to Political Ecology: How the political and the ecological can merge?

by Alfredo Lascoutx Ruiz Political Ecology: a common reference used by scholars, politicians, NGO and philosophers. But, what is the concept that supports the idea? Is Political Ecology a social movement? Is an ideological construct, an ethic code, or an economic paradigm? Is it a scientific discipline…? The concept of Political Ecology remains in an […]

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