What always shocks me about Toronto is how many parks there are. Seriously, there’s at least five I can think of within a five-minute walk. It might not be Muskoka, but 13% of our city’s space belongs to squirrels, pigeons, and all the other small woodland creatures whose poop you’ve stepped in.
But how could you be mad at this face?
Ryerson’s Environmental and Urban Sustainability program is for those that are passionate about keeping up green space as our population density grows. Established in 2012, students graduate with a B.A. and the know-how to keep our city growing. For example, in Toronto, we have 116 new condo buildings being built (more than New York, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary combined!) and the residents are going to need a place to breathe. Meet Makaila Wenezenki. Makaila is the social media director for Environmental and Urban Sustainability Student Association, and she wants to help Ryerson students know about one of our newest programs.
Makaila: Full-time Ryerson student, part-time model?
Hi Makaila! Environmental and Urban Sustainability is a bit of a mouthful. Can you summarize your program in 140 characters or less?
EUS is fundamentally an environmental studies program, however, what makes it unique is its interdisciplinary, multifaceted nature.
What made you want to come to Ryerson for EUS (besides the fact that Ryerson’s the best)?
I chose Ryerson for EUS because of just how interdisciplinary the program is. We get to learn about the environment, and about sustainability, but I have many other avenues available to me that I can explore. Essentially, I get to tailor my education to exactly what I’m interested in within the realm of environmental studies.
What’s a typical day in the life of an Environmental and Urban Sustainability Student?
What do you folks do after graduating?
Are you doing anything related to your program outside of school?
What advice do you have to first-years coming into your program?
Got any links to show off how awesome your program is to those outside of it?
EUS – defending our city from one act of ecoterrorism at at time!
Cover photo of Toronto from EUSSA’s Facebook shot by Sammy Tangir