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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. 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.

  2. May 12, 2018Short CTV clip on yesterday's steel bridge competition...

    Our students organized and executed a fantastic event – I couldn’t be more proud! Our bridge this year didn’t fare so well in the end, but the team tried something innovative and learned a lot from it.

    Scott Walbridge

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  3. Apr. 24, 2018Warrior Home battles it out for first placeteam standing next to sign

    Warrior Home has successfully placed first in the 2018 U.S. Department of Energy "Race to Zero" Attached Housing Competition. This is the first time the University of Waterloo has entered the competition which makes their achievement all the more remarkable.

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  1. June 21 to 22, 2018Resource Recovery Partnership Conference 2018

    The Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Canadian Plastics Industry Association are pleased to offer complimentary academic registration to faculty and students for this 2-day event.

    This conference is intended to bring together international experts, policy makers, researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs to explore how the advancements in resource recovery technologies and the pursuit of a sustainable economy are changing the way we interact with our world.

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