The Supreme Court of Canada begins hearing appeals in three cases on Sept. 22 to determine whether Ottawa’s national carbon price is constitutional. Appellate courts in Saskatchewan and Ontario had previously upheld the law, but the Alberta Court of Appeal had ruled that it was unconstitutional and intruded on provincial powers.
Contrary to what critics of the federal carbon-pricing legislation say, neither the provinces’ authority to act on climate change nor the balance of the Canadian federation is in jeopardy.
As the global population has doubled to 7.8 billion in about 50 years, industrial agriculture has increased the output from fields and farms to feed humanity. One of the negative outcomes of this transformation has been the extreme simplification of ecological systems, with complex multi-functional landscapes converted to vast swaths of monocultures.
We are about to make a once-in-a-generation investment in rebuilding Canada’s economy. Using this tool, we can help make sure those stimulus dollars are used to make smart investments in Canada’s present and future.
Are you wondering if you should accept our offer and start the Master’s of Environmental Sustainability program next fall? We understand how big a decision this is. To help, we made this list of reasons why we think you should choose to study with us at the University of Ottawa’s Institute of the Environment.
Smart Prosperity Institute Research Fellowships (minimum $5,000, maximum $10,000): Students applying to the Master’s of Environmental Sustainability and proposing to conduct research on a topic relating to SPI's work (eg. on the green economy) are eligible to be considered for a SPI Research Fellowship. Recipients of the Fellowship will provide research assistance during their studies to Smart Prosperity Institute, Canada’s leading green economy think tank, located at the Institute of the Environment. Candidates should signal their interest in being considered for this Fellowship in their letter of intention. Candidates will be selected based on academic merit and proposed research topic.
Every year, we organize an action-packed Welcome Week that brings together our Master’s of Environmental Sustainability (MES) students, our professors and local environmental professionals. Read about the exciting activities and panels we organize for new students!