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Environmental Speakers Series - Steven Mannell

Community Event
Mar 9 2011 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Making Change Happen: Dalhousie’s College of Sustainability

Steven Mannell is founding Director of Dalhousie University’s College of Sustainability; Professor in the School of Architecture; and principal of Steven Mannell, Architect in Halifax.

Professor Mannell joined Dalhousie University in 1997, arriving from the University of Waterloo, where he taught architecture while running a professional practice in Toronto. Following a term as Director of the Dalhousie School of Architecture that saw a major overhaul of the professional degree programs (2002-2005), he took active roles on the Dalhousie President’s Advisory Council on Sustainability, and on the university-wide steering committee that developed the new College of Sustainability. For his role in the conception and development of the College and the Environment, Sustainability & Society degree programs, Professor Mannell was a co-recipient of Dalhousie’s 2010 University Educational Leadership Award.

Steven Mannell’s current professional work focuses on heritage conservation and small-scale sustainable design projects. His research considers the role of water in society, and advocates the reassessment and thoughtful conservation of our modern built heritage, both key challenges for a sustainable future. Professor Mannell has co-taught SUST 1000: Introduction to Environment, Sustainability & Society since its inaugural year in 2009, combining his broad knowledge of the history and technology of architecture, design and the built environment, with his passion for the environment, interdisciplinary research, and exploring the “wicked problems” facing contemporary society.