Thank you for your interest in the Environmental Studies Association of Canada (ESAC). Our long-term goal is to promote environmental awareness in Canada by supporting and unifying environmental researchers all over the country. Building a strong network of academics, engaged citizens and caring institutions will give us a chance to create better sustainable solutions and change how responsibility is taken in Canada’s future.We hope that you will join our efforts to achieve this result.
Members are welcome from educational institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations and the private sector. Please see the list of Membership Benefits and join ESAC.
Annual Membership Benefits
- A subscription to A\J – Alternatives Journal – Canada’s Environmental Voice
- The ESAC Newsletter, with information about conferences, jobs, research projects, coming events, new publications and teaching materials
- Access to ESAC-L, our internet information and discussion list
- The annual ESAC Conference in association with the CFHSS Congress
- Nomination for the ECO-Award
- Access to member support for environmental research (publicizing, social media, etc)
- Student/Unwaged/Small NGOs $45
- Faculty/Professional $95
- Institutional $125
- Student/Unwaged/Small NGOs $60
- Faculty/Professional $110
- Institutional $140
If you require any assistance, please phone us at (519) 888-4442 (care of Alternatives Journal).
Why is it worth to join ESAC?
Ryan Katz-Rosene: “Those academic disciplines with functional professional associations benefit from networking opportunities, a sense of community and cooperative scholarly opportunities. A stronger ESAC will produce larger and better organized conferences, more funding opportunities, collaborative projects and more clout for Canadian environmental research.”
Barry Neal Johnson: “ESAC is a welcoming association. You immediately become one of the family. Your presentations are warmly received. You never feel like an outsider when attending their conferences. Their skill level and expertise is on a level with any major organization.”
Susan Aaron: “I have been a member of ESAC for two years. ESAC offers me academia, practicality and creativity, all engaged together. I joined because as an independent researcher it helps to have a network and a conference of a range of dedicated researchers that are also open to innovations. At the conference, I get an opportunity once a year to indulge in hearing what others are doing, and sharing discussion about what could be. The conferences are rich with a range of speakers and research. There is also of course the opportunity to get Alternatives, the journal, a changing publication that features large networks for building sustainability and is also supportive of creativity.”
Ben Simmons: “ESAC helps me to be an informed citizen, aware of the most critical issues we face today.”
Julia Lissau: “I am main editor for a monthly (except summer) newsletter for those in the community who have expressed an interest in environmental ‘stuff’ and often use shrunk down versions of A\J articles to provide up -to-date information, giving credit got A\J and at times a link for the full article. I value the variety of content that keeps me in the loop for what’s going on nationally and internationally. Super value for SENS for a small amount of ESAC membership! Thank-you for what you do!”
Dave Ireland: “A stronger ESAC means a better network of people interested in advocating for environmental policy across Canada. Now more than ever there needs to be a unified and powerful voice for nature and human sustainability issues.”
Christina Reinards: “ESAC provides a platform to raise the bar on how much reflection and action is needed regarding the restoration and protection of the environment in and beyond Canada. If you have an idea or want ideas, you can both share and learn about them through joining ESAC. You’ll feel inspired to do great things for the planet after you attend one of its conferences, I know I did!”
Kira Cooper: “Unified by a shared passion for the environment, the ESAC community fosters collaboration amongst a diversity of like-minded individuals. The interdisciplinary backgrounds of EASC members creates a unique opportunity for networking, the development of research alliances, and a forum for discussion on current issues. ESAC is a compilation of voices speaking in unison to the timely environmental challenges our world faces. The more voices that join in this harmonious environmental tune, the further the acoustics will sound through policy, advocacy, and governance.”
Paul Foley: “ESAC is arguably the best venue in Canada to engage and network with environmental researchers and educators. ESAC’s partnership with A\J (Alternatives Journal) provides an additional venue for individuals to contribute to engaging, accessible, and innovative environmental journalism with strong links to research, education, and community engagement activities.”