Well respected internationally as a researcher, well loved as a professor and mentor, and immensely devoted as a leader of SFU's School of Resource and Environmental Management, Dr. Wolfgang Haider (1953 - 2015) will be remembered by many.
Faculty of Environment
The Faculty of Environment is one of only four interdisciplinary faculties of environment in Canada and the only one in Western Canada. We're a hybrid faculty housing three academic departments: archaeology, geography and resource and environmental management and several academic and non-credit programs including environmental science, ecological restoration (SFU/BCIT) and sustainable development programming.
Some of our guiding values include:
- Focusing on a realistic but positive vision of a sustainable world;
- Understanding that "environment" includes diverse processes across both natural landscapes and sustainable human settlements;
- Incorporating indigenization and community engagement as well as social justice and equity in all that we do.
According to the 2016 QS World University Rankings, two of our departments - archaeology and geography - are in the top 10 among Canadian universities and top 25% of departments in their subject areas worldwide. The department of archaeology ranks fourth in Canada and arguably sits among the top 15 departments for archaeological research on a global scale.
- 56 faculty members, four Canada Research Chairs
- More than 980 undergraduate students and 265 graduate students
- First Bachelor of Environment in Canada
- Establishment of the Pacific Water Research Centre in 2015 - a research and knowledge hub to address issues related to water security and sustainability