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Welcome to Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo

We are one of the largest combined departments of civil, environmental, geological and architectural engineering in Canada and our community of innovative, engaged students, staff and faculty is more than 1,000 strong.

There’s a lot we’re proud of here, and whether you’re a future or current undergraduate student, interested in graduate studies or just curious about our department, we invite you to explore our programs, research and other information on this site to find out more.

  1. June 27, 2018Remembering Eric (Ric) Soulis

    Ric Soulis, a longtime Waterloo civil and environmental engineering professor, died June 21 after a brief illness.

    Born in Toronto in 1949, Ric was raised in Kitchener where he attended Eastwood Collegiate Institute.  He received his BASc in civil engineering in 1972 from the University of Waterloo and then attended Memorial University of Newfoundland.

  2. June 13, 2018UAlberta names honorary degree recipients for 2018 spring convocationProfessor Ralph Haas

    University of Waterloo Distinguished Professor Emeritus Ralph Haas Receives the University of Alberta’s Highest Honor, Doctor of Science, honoris causa, June 13, 2018 Convocation.

  3. May 13, 2018Concrete Canoe an oxymoron with purpose

    Out in the water they float, canoes made not of fibreglass, wood or aluminum, but, ahem, concrete.

    Yeah, you read that right.

    Heavy, clunky, sink-like-a-stone concrete — the same stuff they use to make bridges and buildings.

    Except this concrete, through the wonders of civil engineering, doesn't sink.

    "It's a focus on sustainability," notes Richard Morrison, adviser to the University of Waterloo's Concrete Canoe Team, assembled at Laurel Creek beach Saturday for the Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition.

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