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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. Aug. 21, 2018Long-term effects of forest fires pose threats to drinking water

    Forest fires are sweeping North America with detrimental environmental, economic and human impacts.

  2. July 19, 2018Canadian Network of Asset Managers awards researchers

    The Canadian Network of Asset Managers (CNAM) gave two Waterloo researchers awards at their recent 2018 CNAM Conference.

    Professor Mark Knight, the executive director of the Centre for the Advancement of Trenchless Technologies (CATT), received the 2018 CNAM Pioneer Award. This award honours individuals who have played an integral role in advancing the asset management industry in Canada and celebrates their long-term commitment and unwavering dedication to the asset management industry.

  3. 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.

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  1. Sep. 24, 2018Water Institute Water Research Conference: Breaking Boundaries in Water ResearchWater Institute Water Research Conference: Breaking Boundaries in Water Research

  2. Oct. 4, 2018Design research seminar: Dr. John S. Gero

    Dr. John S. Gero
    Research Professor
    Department of Computer Science and School of Architecture University of North Carolina at Charlotte


    Research Professor
    Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study George Mason University

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    The talk will cover the following topics:

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