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

Climate Change and Academia: Addressing the Carbon Footprint of Scholarly Conferences

A Special Joint Roundtable & Workshop co-sponsored by the Environmental Studies Association of Canada ( and the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities (CSDH). View the original agenda from the ESAC 2018 conference program. Videos Visit ESAC’s YouTube channel for the Climate Change and Academia: Addressing the Carbon Footprint of Scholarly Conferences playlist, where you’ll find videos […]

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2018 Conference Outcomes

Following the 2018 Annual ESAC Conference, we’re disseminating outcomes from panels that took place during the event. Reports and other media will be posted here as they become available. Public Education for Environmental Change (PDF) At the 2018 Environmental Studies Association of Canada (ESAC) annual meeting (May 28- 30, Regina, SK), we convened an interdisciplinary panel […]

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Call for Nominations for 2018 Eco-Award

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. This award was created during ESAC’s 2012 annual meeting in Waterloo, Ontario. […]

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Call for Papers – 2018 Annual Conference [EXTENDED – JAN. 26, 2018]

Download a copy of this announcement as a PDF The Environmental Studies Association of Canada ( is pleased to invite you to participate in our Annual Conference at the University of Regina ( as part of the 2018 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences ( This year’s conference will be packed with exciting events […]

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2017 ECO-Award honours inspiring environmental artist Ken Hall

Photo courtesy of Ken Hall Toronto – The Environmental Studies Association of Canada (ESAC) is pleased to announce the 2017 winner of its annual Environmental Community Organizer (ECO) Award: Ken Hall, an environmental artist from Mulmur, Ontario. Hall was lauded for his acclaimed, touring installation, Legacy, described by his nominator, Canadian Whale Institute chair Sarah […]

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