Ingrid Leman Stefanovic

Dean, Faculty of Environment, SFU

Ingrid Leman Stefanovic is an award-winning teacher and researcher in interdisciplinary environmental issues. She currently serves as dean of the Faculty of Environment and Professor within the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. She is a professor emerita, Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto, where she also was founding director of UofT’s Centre for Environment, today renamed a “School.” Early in her career, she served for ten years as director of Leman Group Inc., consultants on human settlements.

Her teaching and research centre on how values and perceptions affect public policy, planning and environmental decision making. She has taught courses in environmental ethics (including water ethics and climate ethics), environmental policy, environmental decision making and urban and environmental planning.

Research has been interdisciplinary and collaborative. One SSHRC-funded project in progress relates to water ethics and environmental policy. Two edited books are forthcoming. One on water security will be published in spring 2018 by Springer Press, and the other entitled Encounters with Water: Lived Experience, Policy and Practice, is currently in review by an academic press.

In addition, Dr. Stefanovic is principal investigator of another SSHRC-funded project examining the evolution of environmental programming at Canadian post-secondary institutions. The research includes interviews and surveys administered to university leaders as well as industry partners. A book summarizing the results is in preparation.

Dr. Stefanovic has served as executive co-director of the International Association for Environmental Philosophy (IAEP), a group of academics and practitioners interested in environmental ethics, aesthetics, ontology, theology, philosophy of science, ecofeminism and philosophy of technology. She is founding co-editor of the IAEP journal, Environmental Philosophy, as well. She has served as senior scholar at the Center for Humans and Nature, Chicago and New York, whose mission is to connect leading scholars around the world to explore and promote responsible human activities relating to nature and the community of life.

Recent books include Safeguarding Our Common Future: Rethinking Sustainable Development (published in 2000 by SUNY Press) and the co-edited volume entitled The Natural City: Re-Envisioning the Built Environment (published in 2012 by the University of Toronto Press.)

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