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 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Apr. 24, 2019Behind Eastern Canada's Flooding (Live Interview)Bruce MacVicar

    Bruce MacVicar an Associate Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department speaks with CTV News about the recent flooding in Bracebridge and New Brunswick. See the full interview here.

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  1. May 22, 2019International exchange & working abroad information sessionStudent crossing a suspension bridge in Northern Ireland

    Attention 1B Chemical, Environmental, Architectural, and Reduced Load Program Students!

    Be sure to attend this information session to learn how you can internationalize your degree by an academic exchange and/or an international work term.

  2. 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.”

  3. June 1, 2019Waterloo Engineering Reunion 2019people pushing bus

    The Waterloo Engineering alumni reunion in 2019 is taking place on June 1, 2019. The engineering Classes of 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014 are invited to campus to celebrate this milestone in their engineering career.

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