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. June 6, 2019Bruce Hellinga, Donald Burn & Monica Emelko named 2018 Outstanding performance award winners

    "I am very pleased to announce the award recipients for 2018, and would like to take this opportunity to congratulate them for their outstanding contributions to the University of Waterloo," writes Vice-President, Academic & Provost Jim Rush.

    Effective May 1, 2005, in accordance with the 2003 Faculty Salary Settlement, the University of Waterloo established an Outstanding Performance Fund to reward faculty members for outstanding contribution in teaching and scholarship.

    The 2018 winners from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering are:

  2. May 29, 2019UW Tech turns food waste into fuel substitute

    Wasted food can be affordably turned into a clean substitute for fossil fuels.

    New technology developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo engineers natural fermentation to produce a biodegradable chemical that can be refined as a source of energy. 

  3. May 29, 2019Newest issue of Waterloo Magazine ponders our urban future

    The Spring 2019 issue of Waterloo Magazine is now available online. Urbanization is the focus of the latest issue of the magazine. Feature story topics include urban mobility, intelligent intersections, and neighbourhood revitalization.

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  1. June 28, 2019Coffee and Donuts with the Associate Dean, International
    coffee chat

    The Associate Dean International invites Engineering International Students to join him for an informal coffee break in the Engineering C&D. This is an opportunity to let us know how we can improve the experience of studying at Waterloo for International Students.

  2. July 4, 2019EWB Krispy Kreme Fundraiser
    fundraiser poster

    Since the last fundraiser was so successful, EWB has partnered again with Krispy Kreme to have another fundraiser to raise money for social enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa to help reduce poverty.

    $10 for a dozen or $1 per donut

  3. July 12, 2019Engineering Day 2019
    Engineering day

    Celebrate Waterloo Engineering!

    Come show your spirit and get your purple on! 

    The tradition continues on July 12, 2019 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm to celebrate Engineering Day with our incredible community of students, alumni, professors and staff. This year's activities will include a colour throw (wear a white t-shirt!), BBQ featuring the famous 'Boggan Burgers, free treats and refreshments including purple Koolaid as well as soft-serve ice cream and popcorn, a photo booth, The Tool and The Tool Bearers, and so much more!

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