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. Nov. 19, 2019Congratulations to UW MASc Candidate Laurent Gerin for Winning Gold Medal Award at INALCO 2019 Conference
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    Congratulations to Laurent Gerin for winning the Outstanding Young Professional Award – Gold Prize (first place) at INALCO (International Aluminum Conference) 2019, which was held in Tokyo, Japan this last week. Laurent’s presentation was selected first out of 34 presentations by young professionals (under age 35) at the conference, which featured ~190 delegates from around the world. The topic of Laurent’s presentation was “Static and Fatigue Testing of Partial Penetration and Flare Bevel Groove Welds in Aluminum Structures”.

  2. Nov. 18, 2019UW Steel Bridge Team Thanks ESAB for Donation of a New Welding Unit for the Fabrication of 2021 Competition Bridge
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    The University of Waterloo Steel Bridge Team was happy to receive and test its new Rebel EMP 215IC multi-process welding unit from ESAB earlier this month. This donation will significantly enhance the capabilities of the team to fabricate their bridge for the 2021 Canadian completion, to take place on London, ON early next year. This welding unit will allow the team to carry out their bridge fabrication using any one of a variety of welding processes, including stick, GMAW, FCAW, and GTAW.

  3. Oct. 29, 2019ONES TO WATCH WEAL Oct 2019

    Featured Story in the October 2019 issue of WEAL Magazine on REBECCA SAARI, who came to Waterloo as a civil and environmental engineering professor in 2015, uses sophisticated computer modelling to study the benefits of government air-pollution and climate policies in terms of human health. Her work on fi ne particulate matter, an airborne villain that is one of the leading environmental risk factors for premature death in the world, quantifies the economic impact of lower healthcare costs, higher productivity and other factors to help make the case for change.

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  1. Nov. 25, 2019AI and the Weaponization of Information with DarwinAI CEO Sheldon Fernandez
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    **This event is SOLD OUT! Thank you for your interest, registration is now closed.**

  2. Nov. 25, 2019Microbes and Plastics Panel
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    Microbial Solutions for Single Use Plastics

    Join us for a science focused panel discussion on the topic of microbes and plastics featuring researchers and industry guests on November 25 at 3pm in DC 1302. Hear our exciting panel (David Levin, Hyung-Sool Lee, Komal Habib and Tej Gidda) give a brief (5-8min) outline of their work as related to the topic, followed by a moderator led discussion for the rest of the hour.

  3. Dec. 5, 2019Social Impact Showcase
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    Join us at the Social Impact Showcase on December 5th, where we will be celebrating the diversity of our GreenHouse innovators and their journeys in social innovation and entrepreneurship. We will be announcing grants for some early-stage, high-potential ideas, and the Social Impact Fund winners will be sharing their stories.

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