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. 30, 2020CEE Capstone 2020 winners announced

    This year's CEE Capstone Design Symposium stepped it up a notch with a record 53 teams taking part in the event.

    Teams from Civil, Environmental and Geological Engineering vied for the coveted positions of winning MTE's Best Poster Award or GM Canada's Innovation Award for Best Poster. Additionally this year, Stantec generously donated two prizes of $750 and $250 for 2nd and 4th, respectively.

  2. June 2, 2020Celebrate the 2019 Outstanding Performance Award recipients

    The 2019 Outstanding Performance Award recipients have been named.

    “I am very pleased to announce the award recipients for 2019, and would like to take this opportunity to congratulate them for their outstanding contributions to the University of Waterloo,” writes Vice-President, Academic & Provost Jim Rush. To see the full listing click here.

  3. May 29, 2020Lecturer argues COVID lessons apply to climate fight

    Waterloo Engineering lecturer Nadine Ibrahim posed a compelling question in a recent opinion piece: can we use lessons learned during the COVID-19 crisis to also set our resolve to tackle climate change?

    Ibrahim, who holds the Turkstra Chair in Urban Engineering, argues that the structural and behavioural changes forced by the global pandemic could pave the way towards a truly sustainable - and still prosperous - way of life. Click here for full Colume.

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  1. May 11 to June 30, 2020EngSoc ELECTIONS

    Do you want to be involved in the future of the society? Run to be a member of the next B-Society Executive team! Nominate yourself.

    President (May 11-13)

    Represents Engineering students to faculty and university and guide the vision of the Engineering Society

    VP Academic (May 15-22)  

    Provides academic, co-op and mental health supports and advocates on student issues

    VP Finance (May 22-25)

    Oversee the society operations, budgets and spaces (Novelties, POETS, RidgidWare)

  2. May 11 to June 20, 2020EngSoc Patch Design Contest
    Patch Design Contest

    Welcome to S20 Patch Design Contest! Here you can submit designs for patches that you want to see sold in Novelties. Submissions will be voted on and the winning design will be produced and sold in future terms!

    • Submissions: May 11 - June 80
    • Voting: June 10 - June 20

  3. May 15 to Aug. 14, 2020EngSoc Scavenger Hunt
    EngSoc Scavenger Hunt

    EngSoc Scavenger Hunt is a term long event where students find items or participate in events to collect points. It's a chance for people to get involved in the Engineering community and school-wide events. Just like the name would suggest, we are sending you on a gigantic scavenger hunt! Check out the list of items and instructions.


    There are only 5 purple hard hats available! Prize will go to:

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