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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. Jan. 18, 2019Watching the earth move

    Seismically monitoring an active volcano in Spain? That's last thing I thought I was going to do when I first started at the University of Waterloo five years ago!

    Whenever the choice for a new opportunity crops up, I always ask which option scares me most. And that's the one I choose. This has been the fundamental question I ask myself every term when choosing a co-op job, and it led me to my recent position as a seismology intern in Europe. To see the full article Click here

  2. Nov. 12, 2018PhD student receives two prestigious awards

       Frederick Cheng, an environmental engineering doctoral candidate, recently won the 2017 Water Resources Research Editors' Choice Award for a paper based on his research.

  3. Oct. 29, 2018Distinguished Professor Emeritus – Leo Rothenburg

    Distinguished professor emeritus

    The Distinguished Professor Emeritus/a designation is made to faculty members who have had a distinguished record of service in teaching and research in the University. The honorary award is granted upon, or shortly after, retirement. For the full story please click here

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