Paul Parker receives 2020 President’s Community Impact Award

Monday, December 7, 2020
by Natalie Heldsinger

Waterloo’s leaders come from all corners of our University and out in the community

Congratulations to Paul Parker, IC3 member and Faculty of Environment professor, for receiving the Community Leader award for his outstanding volunteerism and community outreach.


Paul Parker

The University of Waterloo is pleased to recognize four outstanding community members as recipients of this year’s President’s Community Impact Awards.

In its fourth year, the President’s Community Impact Awards were created to celebrate the rich connections between the University and Waterloo region communities. 

Twenty-one years ago, Faculty of Environment professor Paul Parker joined with three University of Waterloo colleagues and a local non-profit to create the Residential Energy Efficiency Project, now REEP Green Solutions. Their goal was to match academic research with practical action in the community, and Paul’s passion for climate action has led to tremendous impact. As a community advocate and champion of student engagement in the community, Paul’s commitment has included longstanding participation on the REEP board of directors, including five years as chair.

The original article was written by By Natalie Quinlan, ​University Relations. 

A full list of the 2020 President’s Community Impact Award recipients is available in the December 2nd issue of Waterloo Stories