Tony Boydell


Program head, Master's in Environment and Management program

Director, School of Environment & Sustainability

Environment & Sustainability

Dr. Tony Boydell is a full professor and director of the School of Environment and Sustainability at Royal Roads University. He is also currently program head for the Master’s in Environment & Management program (on-campus offering).

Boydell is a Canadian expert on Environmental Impact Assessment. He has advised the British Columbia Government, Federal Government and the Government of the Northwest Territories on Sustainability and Environmental Impact Assessment.

Boydell has led a number of projects on risk assessment and enterprise risk management, including a major study on the transport of dangerous goods. Most recently, he brought to a successful conclusion the Joint Master’s Degree in Environment and Management Program at Tianjin University of Technology, PRC, with classes being delivered in Tianjin, Beijing and Hefei (2012-2020). He is currently teaching in the Master’s in Environmental Practice program.


During his time at Royal Roads, Boydell has been the dean of the former Science, Technology & Environment division, and the director of the School of Environment and Sustainability.

In 2017, he spent six months as advisor to the president on International Collaboration & Development. In 2014, he was elected a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

Prior to joining Royal Roads, Boydell was a director general in Environment Canada. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Environmental Careers Organization Canada, the former chair of the Canadian University Environmental Science Network, an associate of the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors of the United States, and a former commissioner of the World Conservation Union based in Geneva, Switzerland.


Ph.D. in Geography

University of Calgary

M.Sc. in Geography

University of Calgary

BA, First Class Honours in Geography

University of Manchester, U.K.