Welcome to Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo

We are one of the largest combined departments of civil, environmental and geological 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 prospective or current student, one of our graduates or just curious about our department, we invite you to check out the programs, resources and other information on this site to find out more.

  1. Jan. 16, 2017EMAGIN makes top 12 finalists

    EMAGIN has been selected, from a global competitive field of over 180 companies across 18 countries, as one of the top 12 digital water start-ups worldwide, and has been invited to join the IH2O 2017 Data Challenge Accelerator in San Francisco.

  2. Dec. 1, 2016Bridge Competition creates stir

    This week the CivE 204 class were put to the test designing, constructing, and testing their own wooden stir-stick bridges. The requirements of this project were simple: using only stir-sticks, thread and glue, the groups had to create a structure that weighed at least 200 grams and spanned between 400-750 millimetres. 

    The score for winning was based on the following criteria:

  3. Aug. 18, 2016Is Fort McMurray’s water supply contaminated by the wildfire?Fort McMurry wildfire

    As residents try to resume their lives more than a month after a ferocious wildfire forced the evacuation of Fort McMurray, crucial questions about its impact on their water supply still have no clear answers.

    It’s why Monica Emelko, a University of Waterloo expert in water quality and water treatment, left for the devastated Alberta city last week after spending countless hours on the phone with government officials since the crisis escalated in early May.

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