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Mishka Lysack is an associate professor in the Faculty of Social Work. His research is focused on the connections between a healthy environment, renewable energy and a sustainable economy, as well as connections between community, social health and well-being.
He has been awarded four Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grants, through which he carries out knowledge mobilization and capacity building projects across Canada in partnership with the German Embassy in Ottawa.
Mishka is being increasingly recognized for his work in environmental leadership. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his commitment and vision to environmental leadership. The Canada West Foundation selected him as one of "40 Extraordinary Canadians" for their book: "An Extraordinary West" because of his innovations in environmental education and leadership.
Selected book chapters and articles
Lysack, M. (2017, in press). Building Canada’s Renewable Energy Economy: Best Practices from the German Energiewende. In R. Boschman & M. Trono (Eds.), Under western skies. Wilfred Laurier University Press.
Lysack, M. (2017, in press). Sustainable Economy and Value Creation: Environmental Ethics and the Conservative Tradition. In R. Boschman & M. Trono (Eds.), Under western skies. Wilfred Laurier University Press.
Lysack, M. (2017; in press). Principles for Decarbonizing Economy and Society: Ethical Principles and Climate Change. Routledge Handbook of Religion, Spirituality and Social Work; Beth Crisp (Ed). London/New York: Routledge.