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. Aug. 17, 2017Prof. Bachmann receives Fred Burggraf Award Chris Bachmann

    The Fred Burggraf Award was established in 1966 to stimulate and encourage young researchers to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of transportation. It provides recognition of excellence in transportation research by researchers 35 years of age or younger whose papers have been published under the sponsorship of any Division A Standing Group.

  2. June 23, 2017Professor Ralph Haas recipient of WCPAM Award ralph Haas

    Prof. Ralph Haas has been awarded the World Conference on Pavement and Asset Management (WCPAM) Award for 2017, at the conference held recently in Italy.

    He was recognized for his pioneering research and development of innovative technologies for managing road networks, his contribution in the fields of pavement engineering, and his sustained excellence in education as Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Civil Engineering department at the University of Waterloo.

  3. June 9, 2017CEGES wins best Student Chapterceges presidents

    We are very proud to announce that the Civil, Environmental and Geological Engineering Society (CEGES) UW Chapter, has been named the President’s Best Student Chapter!

    After a thorough review of annual reports from 26 student chapters by the Student Affairs committee, CEGES was awarded the top position amidst very keen competition.

    The committee travelled to the CSCE Conference in Vancouver, to accept the award in person, and share their experiences with other chapter leaders.

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  1. Sep. 28, 2017Canadian Engineering Graduate Studies ConsortiumConsortium

    Discover the value of engineering graduate studies

    Canada's top engineering schools have joined together to lead a national dialogue on the myths surrounding graduate school. Come learn more about the graduate studies opportunities available at University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, McGill University, McMaster University, Queen's University, University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo.

    All undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to participate in this public event.

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