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. May 23, 2019Vote Waterloo's Haya Almutairi for 3MT championHaya Almutairi

    The 3MT challenges competitors to use 1 static slide and 3 minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their graduate research to a non-specialist audience.Haya Almutairi, a PhD Candidate in Civil & Environmental Engineering, was chosen to represent Waterloo at the Ontario Provincial 3MT finals. Haya advanced from the provincial finals to become one of twelve Canadian National 3MT finalists.To read more and to vote click here

  2. May 15, 2019Student Honored by City of Waterloo for giving back

    Michelle Liu carefully plans each hour of each day three weeks in advance to figure out where she needs to be and when.

    Between volunteering up to 40 hours a month in several different roles on and off campus and keeping on top of her graduate studies, she constantly checks her changing calendar.

    “I call it 80 productive hours a week, divided between volunteering and my studies,” Liu says with a laugh.

  3. May 10, 2019Retaining walls modeling video goes viralModel of a retaining wall

    Professor Emeritus G. Wayne Brodland and his students created a video last summer (2018) that has gone viral and has been viewed a half a million times. 

    For further information click here.

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  1. May 21 to June 2, 2019Problem Pitch Competition open for applicationsProblem Pitch poster

    The Problem Lab presents the Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch. The competition invites teams of up to four students to choose an important industry problem and thoroughly research its history, scope, and impact. Students pitch their findings to a panel of judges on July 11th to compete for a share of up to $30,000 in funding.

  2. May 22 to June 2, 2019Co-op Problem Award applications startProblem award poster

    Co-operative Education and The Problem Lab are pleased to offer students the opportunity to win one of two scholarship awards of up to $1,500!

  3. May 29, 2019Building a Canadian Startup in Californiawork group

    President and Vice-Chancellor, Feridun Hamdullahpur invites you to join fellow UWaterloo alumni at the new offices of Embark Technology as we bring together industry experts (who just happen to be former Waterloo students!) for a panel discussion on the challenges of “Building a Canadian Startup in California.”

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