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. Apr. 14, 2021Honoured for excellence in teaching

    Civil and Environmental Engineering's very own Anne Allen becomes the first Lab technologist to earn a Teaching Excellence Award as voted on by students. Please read the full article here in The Ontario Technologist's March/April 2021 edition. 

  2. Apr. 8, 2021Elementary students rally behind alumnus athlete
    Taly Williams

    A class of elementary students in the Ontario town of Haliburton are getting behind a Waterloo Engineering alumnus who went on to play in the Canadian Football League.

    The students want to see Taly Williams (BASc ’94, civil engineering) recognized on the wall of a local arena along with other hometown athletes who made good. To read the rest of this story click here.

  3. Mar. 24, 2021PhD student wins top undergraduate award in India
    Rishabh Bajaj receiving award

    A doctoral candidate at Waterloo Engineering received prestigious recognition during convocation at his former university in India this week.

    Rishabh Bajaj, who began his PhD in civil and environmental engineering at Waterloo in the fall, formally graduated from the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela as the top undergraduate student across all programs. To read the full story click here.

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  1. Apr. 20, 2021GEDIx: A 30-minute Exchange - The Network Effect with Nuclear Innovation Institute, CEO-P2P and GEDI
    GEDIx: A 30-minute Exchange - The Network Effect with Nuclear Innovation Institute, CEO-P2P and GEDI

    A phenomenon by which the value of goods and/or services is increased by the number of people or participants involved. This is known as "The Network Effect". When properly utilized, this effect can lead to accelerating progress and commercial success.

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