About IES

At the Institute for Environmental Sustainability we have three key pillars:  research and scholarship, learning, and engagement.  Strategically, everything we do is connected to these areas of activity. In addition, as an important part of Mount Royal University’s research and scholarship agenda, we support and promote collaborative multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary work in environmental sustainability that is applied in practice or policy, and often also theoretical in nature.  This includes research and scholarship but also curriculum development and both internal and external engagement with diverse groups.  Through these pillars, we seek to develop solutions to environmental challenges while acknowledging the complexity these problems entail on the three levels of environment, economy and society.

We encourage research and scholarship that includes Mount Royal undergraduate researchers and we also develop events and partner with other organizations to augment/heighten the MRU student experience.

Core funding of the IES was provided by generous gifts from Encana Corporation and Repsol Oil & Gas Canada Inc. We are also grateful for financial support from Progress Energy Canada Ltd., Newalta Corporation, Imperial Oil, Shell Canada Ltd and Suncor Energy.