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. 25, 2019Haya Almutairi, PhD Candidate, wins first place at University 3MT competitionHaya Almutairi wins first place and people's choice award

    On Wednesday, March 20, fifteen of Waterloo's top Three Minute Thesis (3MT) finalists from across six faculties gathered to compete in the university-wide final event in the Theatre of the Arts, ML. With topics ranging from the right to die for mature minors to the value of ornament in Architecture, the esteemed 3MT judges were challenged in selecting just two winners. Winning both First place and People’s Choice was Haya Almutairi from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, who presented her research on self-healing asphalt pavements.

  2. Mar. 15, 2019Civil, Environmental & Geological Engineering Capstone Design Symposiumcapstone team

    There will be lots to discover and explore at Civil, Environmental & Geological Engineering's Capstone Design Symposium. Dozens of projects will display everything from local transportation issues to the colonization of Mars. 

  3. Jan. 18, 2019Watching the earth move

    Seismically monitoring an active volcano in Spain? That's last thing I thought I was going to do when I first started at the University of Waterloo five years ago!

    Whenever the choice for a new opportunity crops up, I always ask which option scares me most. And that's the one I choose. This has been the fundamental question I ask myself every term when choosing a co-op job, and it led me to my recent position as a seismology intern in Europe. To see the full article Click here

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  1. Apr. 30, 2019Have you disclosed your IP?

    The deadline for faculty members to disclose Intellectual Property (IP) and commercialization information using the Electronic IP Disclosure Form has been extended to April 30, 2019.

  2. Apr. 24, 2019WISE Public Lecture: Utility of the Future – Perspective from a Local Distribution Companywise logo

    The Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy is pleased to host Umar Waqas, Director of Engineering Services for Energy+ Inc. on April 24.

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