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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    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

Call for nominations: 2017 Eco-Award

The Environmental Studies Association of Canada (ESAC) is pleased to call for nominations for the annual Environmental Community’s Organizer (ECO-Award). Each year, the ECO-Award honours an individual, team, or organization which has positively contributed to the field of environmental studies in Canada through community-building, research, knowledge-to-action, or innovations in practice or approaches. For more information […]

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Call for Papers – 2017 Annual Conference – EXTENDED

May 30th – June 1st, 2017 Ryerson University, Toronto The Call for Papers deadline has been extended to February 17th, 2017. For submission instructions, download the 2017 Call for Papers (PDF). The Environmental Studies Association of Canada ( is pleased to invite you to participate in our Annual Conference at Ryerson University as part of […]

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2016 ECO-Award honours innovative inner-city community-service group, Hives for Humanity

Calgary – The Environmental Studies Association of Canada (ESAC) is pleased to announce the 2016 winner of its annual Environmental Community Organizer (ECO) Award: Hives for Humanity. This non-profit, community-service organization connects people to nature, community and themselves in a singular and powerful way: beekeeping! The group’s work is guided by its core belief that […]

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ESAC Conference 2016 is one week away!

Are you ready? Here are some tips to keep you in the loop. Conference Program and Schedule The final conference program and schedule are now available. Download your own copy of the ESAC Schedule 2016 (PDF) and Extended Program 2016 (PDF) Campus Map Download the Congress 2016 Map (PDF) to familiarize yourself with the University of Calgary before you arrive. […]

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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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