Posts for the Topic Environment

Architectural ambitions: learning through purpose

Ricardo Dabydeen in suit

Ricardo Dabydeen (he/him), a fourth-year Honours Planning student specializing in urban design, discusses his passion for architecture and how he found a sense of giving back to his community through his co-op journey.


Ricardo's co-op journey:

Making the best out of waste: a greener future

Avery Sudsbury smiling while standing in front of staircase

Avery Sudsbury’s (she/her) passion and curiosity for the waste industry, demonstrated during her work term at the Engineering and Environmental Services, Region of Waterloo, has earned her the title of 

Sparking change from Waterloo to Austria

University of Waterloo student, Jessica Bona, smiling at a lookout point in Europe.

Jessica Bona (she/her) is a fourth-year Environment, Resources and Sustainability (ERS) student pursuing a minor in Peace and Conflict studies. As a recurring residence don at United College and Captain of the University of Waterloo dance team she is a pillar of the school community. Jessica discusses what drew her towards ERS, the value of working for a non-profit and her experience conducting research in Austria.  

Great experiences in the great lakes

University of Waterloo student, Putri Cullinane, smiling on a trail in the woods.

Putri Cullinane (she/her) is a third-year Environment, Resources and Sustainability major pursuing a minor in Economics. Her passion for water research and climate action shines through as she discusses her work experience in government and non-profit roles, along with strategies for maintaining well-being in the face of eco-anxiety. 

Next stop, transit planning

Reeya Dalpati smiling.

Reeya Dalpati (she/her), is a recent Faculty of Environment graduate whose co-op journey has taken her all the way from her own faculty at the University of Waterloo to finding a passion for transportation planning.

The passionate pursuit of sustainability

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Michelle Angkasa (she/they), a fourth-year Environment and Business student explains their role in protecting the environment through co-op and dissects how they integrate their passion for policy in all their initiatives.

From no experience to a loaded resume

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My co-op journey

Hi! I just graduated in June from Environment and Business with a co-op distinction.

Find your path to sustainability

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Breanna DeFreitas (she/her) is in her fourth year, studying Geography and Environmental Management, specializing in Climate Change and Environment. She is the recipient of the Co-op Student of the Year Award for the Faculty of Environment. Breanna delves into the details of her journey at Evolugen by Brookfield Renewable, who nominated her for this recognition.

“It’s hard to be stressed in Switzerland”

University of Waterloo Environment co-op student, Andrew Ding, smiling in front of mountain view

Andrew Ding (he/him) is a fourth-year Geomatics student in the Faculty of Environment. He is the recipient of the 65th anniversary award for International Excellence. This award marks the 65th anniversary of Co-operative Education at the University of Waterloo. Andrew takes us back to his co-op term in Switzerland and shares how he is shaping a sustainable future for himself and the world, one co-op at a time. 

Fishin' in the field

Shelby standing in a creek in overalls and a hat.

Shelby Robertson (she/her), a fourth-year student in Environmental Science Ecology, has been working towards making an impact on the environment through her co-op position at Parks Canada. She shares with us her experiences working in an aquatic field and how her courses helped her throughout her work terms.


Shelby has completed a total of five co-op terms:

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