Earth and Environmental Sciences combines geology with studies in surface and groundwater, as well as the engineering properties of rocks and soils. We invite you to learn more about our internationally recognized research from helping communities protect groundwater resources to understanding the mysteries of geologic processes deep within the Earth.

As active researchers, we offer our students a hands-on learning experience in addition to innovative degrees and programs, such as TERRE CREATE, Canada’s first nationally funded program designed to train the next generation of sustainable mining professionals.

Our unique Earth Sciences Museum and its K-12 outreach program give us the chance to share our passion with the community. The Department is also an active supporter and participant of the Water Institute.

  1. Nov. 25, 2016Three Waterloo students awarded national geophysical scholarshipsMax Salman receiving his award from Vince Gerrie.

    The Canadian Exploration Geophysical Society (KEGS) awarded Earth and Environmental Sciences students Elisa Dong, Maxime Salman and Norman Shieh KEGS Foundation scholarships for their interest and scholarship in geophysics and geophysical exploration.

  2. Nov. 17, 2016Robert Janzen wins the Finnigan Northern Award for student research in the Northwest TerritoriesRobert Janzen

    MSc student Robert Janzen was honoured this month as the first recipient of the Finnigan Northern Award for student research in the Northwest Territories for his work on improving prospecting methods for diamond deposits.

  3. Oct. 28, 2016Collapsing glaciers story in The Atlantic features Professor Stephen EvansLANDSAT-8 image (obtained October 14, 2016) of the July (upper) and September (lower) glacier collapses in Western Tibet.

    The collapse of the Kolka glacier in the Caucasus Mountains of southern Russia back in 2002 was so unusually fast, Earth scientists like Stephen Evans, a professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, thought they would never see another event like it.

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  1. Dec. 8, 2016M.Sc. Thesis Defence: Tatjana MILOJEVIC

    Soil Oxygen Monitoring with Fibre Optode Sensors: Experimental Verification in Soil Columns Under Fluctuating Water Table and Freeze Thaw Conditions

  2. Dec. 14, 2016Ph.D. Thesis Defence: Ekaterina Markelova

    Redox Potential and Mobility of Contaminant Oxyanions (As, Sb, Cr) in Argillaceous Rock During Oxic and Anoxic Cycles

  3. Dec. 15, 2016Graduate Society Holiday Mixer snowflakes

    Celebrate winter with a night of appetizers, dancing and fun! Bring your friends to join fellow grads and the ESGA at the 2016 Graduate Society Holiday Mixer held at Maxwell's Concerts & Events. 

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