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. Feb. 20, 2020Grad student to advance research with scholarship
    Michelle Liu

    An engineering master’s candidate has been awarded one of two scholarships awarded to civil engineering students in Ontario. Michelle Liu was honoured with a $2,500 Manuel Fine scholarship from the Deep Foundations Institute’s (DFI’s) educational trust. While working on her undergraduate degree in civil engineering at the University of Waterloo, Liu became interested in the environmental challenges faced in northern communities.

  2. Feb. 14, 2020ENVE student explores predatory oysters during international co-op

    Calvin Veenkamp, a second-year environmental engineering student spent four months wading in and out of the inter-tidal zone of the Oosterschelde near the Yerseke, a small town where the main industry is shellfish cultivation.

  3. Jan. 24, 2020Future of transit is integration, not competition

    Future of transit is integration, not competition

    Waterloo pilot project shows residents in even poorly serviced suburbs will use subsidized ridesharing to connect with municipal transit networks

    By Brian Caldwell

    Faculty of Engineering

    Integrating ridesharing with transit in poorly serviced suburban neighbourhoods is an effective way to get people out of their cars and boost ridership.

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  1. Feb. 21 to Mar. 1, 2020Call for Papers
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    The theme of the inaugural Canadian Design Workshop is  Designing Engineering Design Education in Canada. Participation by attendees will be in the form of podium or poster sessions, grouped by theme. Two-page abstracts are due March 1, 2020.

  2. Feb. 25, 2020Documentary Screening 'Anthropocene: The Human Epoch'

    The Canadian Coastal Resilience Forum and the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change are pleased to present our inaugural documentary screening of the film Anthropocene: The Human Epoch. A cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet, ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch is a four years in the making feature documentary film from the multiple-award winning team of Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky. The film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group who, after nearly 10 years of research, are arguing that the Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid-twentieth century, because of profound and lasting human changes to the Earth.

  3. Feb. 25, 2020Seminar: Effective Teaching of Engineering Courses Using Flipped Classrooms

    Speaker: Prof. Mohamed Bakr

    Title: Effective Teaching of Engineering Courses Using Flipped Classrooms

    Date: 25 February, 2020

    Time: 3pm 

    Location: EIT-3142

    Invited By: Omar Ramahi


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