Message from the Directors

We warmly invite you to join us in environmental studies, not just on behalf of our program at Trinity Western University, but on behalf of the Creator, for “the earth is the Lord’s” (Psalm 24:1) and we are called to be his stewards. Through a combination of facilities (our own outdoor areas and nearby areas available to us) and people such as faculty, staff, and students, there are constantly new and exciting programs emerging. The environmental studies program is about much more than taking a number of classes; it is about getting out there, getting “messy” and getting involved. You could be working on the Ecosystem Study Area on campus, or the Crow's Nest Ecological Research Area on Salt Spring Island, or you could get involved in local environmental organizations in the community such as A Rocha Canada - Christians in Conservation which has a study centre not far from campus. Additional new opportunities like these are arising constantly, and you yourself could be part of creating a new exciting way for the environmental studies program to be engaged with the world around us.

The stories coming back from graduates of the environmental studies program even over a relatively short time (since the year 2000) continue to validate our mission to develop godly leaders who possess solid scientific and technical skills and are actively growing in their creative, problem solving, and thinking abilities. What story might you provide as a future environmental studies graduate? We want to give you the tools to make a difference to the creation that is groaning (Romans 8:19) and in need of redemption.

If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact us directly!

David Clements, B.Sc., Ph.D.
Karen Steensma, B.Sc., M.Sc.
Co-directors, Environmental Studies