2015-2016 Year of the Environment
One of the pillars in Mount Allison University’s Strategic Statement, the Year of the Environment will encourage the campus and wider community to explore issues relating to their surroundings through several lenses — scientific, societal, cultural, and humanitarian on a local, national, and international scale.

The Year of the Environment will see several noted speakers, activists, and academics visit campus through the annual President’s Speakers Series. This year’s line-up includes:

  • Mi’kmaw lawyer and professor Pamela Palmater (September 21)

  • Marine conservation biologist Boris Worm (November 16)

  • Environmental activist and writer Tzeporah Berman (November 25)

  • Award-winning journalist and best-selling author Naomi Klein (January 26)

Get involved in the Year of the Environment at Mount Allison

  • Hear alumnus, President of the International Institute for Sustainable Development, and former Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development for the Government of Canada Scott Vaughan welcome the Class of 2019 during University Commencement (September 3)
  • Attend all the President’s Speakers Series events
  • Check out the Purdy Crawford Teaching Centre’s interdisciplinary series on energy featuring faculty members from the Arts, Sciences, and Social Sciences
  • Participate in the annual C3 Climate Change Challenge on campus
  • Attend a local night at Jennings Hall, Mount Allison’s award-winning dining hall
  • Join one of Mount Allison’s many student societies dedicated to environmental stewardship
  • Watch for updates from the University’s Environmental Issues Committee, which includes faculty, staff, and student representatives