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. Mar. 5, 20202020 Student Design Competition
    Left to Right: Nathan Katerberg, Audrey Tam, Patrick Beaulieu, Peter Chen

    Team BuCKeT will be competing this year at the 2020 Student Design Compitition at Ryerson University. This Competition takes place on Sunday March 29 at 10:00am. They will also be showcasing their work at the CEE Capstone on Mar 24 under the Project Title: Innovative Stormwater Management in the City of Richmond Hill, Mill Pond.

    The Student Design Competition (SDC) is an annual challenge that provides an opportunity for student teams to apply their knowledge to a current real world problem.

  2. Feb. 20, 2020Grad student to advance research with scholarship
    Michelle Liu

    An engineering master’s candidate has been awarded one of two scholarships awarded to civil engineering students in Ontario. Michelle Liu was honoured with a $2,500 Manuel Fine scholarship from the Deep Foundations Institute’s (DFI’s) educational trust. While working on her undergraduate degree in civil engineering at the University of Waterloo, Liu became interested in the environmental challenges faced in northern communities.

  3. Feb. 14, 2020ENVE student explores predatory oysters during international co-op

    Calvin Veenkamp, a second-year environmental engineering student spent four months wading in and out of the inter-tidal zone of the Oosterschelde near the Yerseke, a small town where the main industry is shellfish cultivation.

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