The vision of the International Institute for Environmental Studies is to become a global leader in the development of research and policy for the management of environmental issues having international dimensions. To meet this vision the Institute brings together world class research scientists and policy analysts from institutions from around the globe to work collaboratively, sharing expertise, facilities and research programs.
The primary mission of the Institute is to support academic and research enterprises in the areas of environmental science, environmental management and sustainability studies of the Member Institutions that join the Institute in accordance with our Governance Document. The Institute also supports the research needs and interests of its governmental and industrial partners.
The main objective of the Institute is to support the exchange of highly qualified personnel (HQP = faculty, postdoctoral fellows and students) among the member institutions and to foster truly international collaborative research and policy development. The Institute has offices in Peterborough, Canada and Nanjing, China.
The funds of the Institute are used primarily to facilitate collaborative activities among its members. Wherever possible Institute funding supports multi‐partner collaboration. The Institute doesn’t provide research funding per se, but does support applications for research funding through its support of student and faculty travel, workshops, etc.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The IIES is a network of university, government and NGO research organizations that recognize the importance of international collaboration. It is administered by an independent Board of Directors.
FOUNDING BOARD OF DIRECTORS
- Director (non-voting)
- Associate Director (non-voting)
- Nanjing University Founding Member Representatives (2)
- Trent University Founding Member Representatives (2)
- Asian Caucus Representative (1)
- North American Caucus Representative (1)
- European Caucus Representative (1)
- International Research Representatives (2)
- Government Representatives (2)
- Private Sector Representatives (2)
The Board of Directors is responsible for:
- Establishing the strategic direction of the Institute
- Approving the Annual Budget
- Seeking funding in support of Institute activities
- Determining investment policy for the Institute
- Membership in the Institute
Sponsors & Funding
The International Institute for Environmental Studies is supported by funding from its members, government agencies and private philanthropic donations. Funding to start the Institute was generously provided by Dr. Justin Chiu, an alumnus of Trent University. Follow the link below to donate to the IIES today.
FOUR PILLARS OF THE INSTITUTE
The IIES annual workshops typically focus around four general themes. The themes, however, are not all-inclusive, therefore people working in other areas are always welcome.
Under this theme, we focus on the relationships between people and their environment, promotion of human health and well-being, and maintaining healthy and safe communities.
Under this theme, we focus on the commitment of organizations and government to the laws, regulations, and other policy mechanisms concerning environmental issues.
Under this theme, we focus on processes related to the interaction of natural resources with humans and their environment.
GREEN & NOVEL TECHNOLOGY
Under this theme, we focus on technology and science that helps to reduce human impact on the natural environment.