Institute for Environmental Sustainability

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Institute for Environmental Sustainability

Mount Royal University

Organizational Structure

The IES Executive Committee is comprised of one director and two associate directors. IES has one full-time project coordinator and two post-doctoral research assistants.

We fund faculty and students for various sustainability research projects covering all academic disciplines.


Improving environmental health and sustainability through scholarship.

Main Acti

At IES, we share a passion for environmental sustainability. While definitions of sustainability vary, they are consistent in consideration of both present and future environmental, social and economic facets. We consider environmental sustainability through interdisciplinary research, scholarship, student learning, and community engagement. We believe in collaboration both within MRU and with external partners to address often complex sustainability issues. All of us connected with the Institute are dedicated to understanding and, where possible, improving environmental sustainability.


Connie Van der Byl