Laurentian celebrates new School of the Environment

September 19, 2014

Laurentian University has launched its new School of the Environment, allowing existing programs to be housed under one enhanced identity. The new school will consist of 5 programs: environmental studies, environmental science, études de l'environment, science communication, and archaeology. The school is designed to facilitate cross-disciplinary collaboration while attracting more students to the university’s environment-related programs. "We're seeing that divide between hard sciences and the humanities coming down and a lot more engagement from all sides," said inaugural Director Brett Buchanan. "Networks are already going on between faculty and students." The school will share space with the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Architecture, although there is the possibility of a stand-alone building in the future. Sudbury Star