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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. Mar. 8, 2018UW team make Canadian history with CAES power plant facility

    A Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) in Salt Caverns power plant facility - the first in Canadian history - is soon to be built in the city of Goderich (Ontario).

    The project, valued at $7.2 million, was due to the efforts of industry leaders NRStor and Hydrostor, partnering with the University of Waterloo.

  2. Jan. 24, 2018A change is coming: women in engineeringAmma Wakefield on the cover of the Professional Engineers of Ontario magazine

    Follow for a look at the Professional Engineers of Ontario magazine, including articles on the increasing presence of women in engineering featuring University of Waterloo alumni Amma Wakefield and Professor Mary Wells.

  3. Dec. 15, 2017New Architectural Engineering program coming to WaterlooSketch of a cathedral.

    A unique opportunity is coming to the University of Waterloo through the innovative blend of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Architecture, the brand new program - Architectural Engineering!

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