May 12, 2020
Peter A. Victor, author of Managing without Growth, and Slower by Design, Not Disaster, is Professor Emeritus at York University. He has worked for 50 years in Canada and abroad on economy and environment issues as an academic, consultant, and public servant. He was recognized for his work on ecological economics with the Molson Prize in the Social Sciences by the Canada Council for the Arts in 2011, the Boulding Memorial Prize from the International Society for Ecological Economics in 2014, and his election to the Royal Society of Canada in 2015.
Peter was the founding President of the Canadian Society of Ecological Economics and is a Past-President of the Royal Canadian Institute for Science. Prior to becoming Dean of the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University in 1996, he was Assistant Deputy Minister for the Environmental Science and Standards Division in the Ontario Ministry of the Environment. Peter is a member of the Honorary Board of the David Suzuki Foundation and a Full Member of the Club of Rome and belongs to several advisory boards in the public and private sectors.
Peter maintains an active research program as a co-investigator in the Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity and supervises doctoral students from several countries.