Research Projects and Initiatives

The majority of Institute for Environmental Sustainability funds are dedicated to supporting research by Mount Royal faculty in sustainability. The Institute Director and the associated team also conduct sustainability-related research for both applied and academic contribution:

Institute for Environmental Sustainability Supported Projects

Institute for Environmental Sustainability Initiatives

Canadian Parks Collective for Innovation and Leadership (CPCIL)

A pan-Canadian Centre of Excellence that develops and connects emerging leaders, innovative managers, and engaged scholars in pursuit of the effective, inclusive, equitable, and sustainable stewardship of parks and protected areas.

The CPCIL hosts four distinct integrated services and programs. These programs include the Park Leaders Development Program, Training and Knowledge Inventory, Innovation and Collaboration Hub, and the Parks and Protected Areas Leadership Network. To learn more about the CPCIL check out the MRU Story!


Climate Talk Canada

The Insittute for Environmental Sustainability has been engaged with Climate Talk Canada a group consisting of climate policy professionals from academic, business, and law backgrounds. The Group discusses current developments in Canadian climate change policy in light of that challenge, providing an opportunity for members to learn about how those events are seen in different parts of the country. In summary, the Group exists in order to facilitate conversation on how Canada can reach the point where emissions are declining in all parts of the country.

Please see the Climate Talk Canada submission to the Net-Zero Advisory Body and the Environment and Climate Change Minister