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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. Apr. 24, 2018Warrior Home battles it out for first placeteam standing next to sign

    Warrior Home has successfully placed first in the 2018 U.S. Department of Energy "Race to Zero" Attached Housing Competition. This is the first time the University of Waterloo has entered the competition which makes their achievement all the more remarkable.

  2. Mar. 29, 2018Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" a long-term problemGulf of mexico

    The Gulf of Mexico's "dead zone" will not be resurrecting itself anytime soon, Canadian scientists say. The transport of large quantities of nitrogen from rivers and streams across the North American corn belt has been linked to the development of a large dead zone in the northern Gulf of Mexico, where massive algal blooms lead to oxygen depletion, making it difficult for marine life to survive.

  3. 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.

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