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. Dec. 20, 2016geoLOGIC renews free departmental license for geoSCOUT software

    The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences has received a license renewal from geoLOGIC Systems Inc., of Calgary, Alberta, for the well-known and widely used geoSCOUT™ software for research and student training.  This GIS-type software allows remote digital access and geographical analysis of the vast data banks of oil and gas well production in Alberta and elsewhere in Canada. 

    To quote from the geoLOGIC Systems Inc. website:

  2. Dec. 5, 2016Professor David Blowes highlighted at national funding announcementJohn Thompson, Bettina Hamelin, Pierre-Nicholas Roy, Cameron Stewart, John Turri, James Craig, David Blowes, MP Bardish Chagger

    The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program has awarded more than $11 million to the University of Waterloo. The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism, and member of parliament for Waterloo, made the announced Friday at Waterloo’s Science Teaching Complex on behalf of the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science.

  3. 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.

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  1. Jan. 25, 20172017 APGO Networking Event

    The Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario, in partnership with University of Waterloo's Earth and Environmental Sciences, is hosting a networking event in Waterloo. 

  2. Jan. 26, 2017Reception for Paul Johnson

    Please join us to help Paul and his family celebrate his retirement from many years with the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

    Cash bar and lots of munchies!

    Please RSVP with Lorraine Albrecht (klalbrecht@uwaterloo.ca) by January 20th.

  3. Feb. 2, 2017World Wetlands Day Research Symposium and Poster SessionRamsar Convention logo for World Wetlands Day 2017.

    Join the Ecohydrology Research Group at the University of Waterloo for our fifth celebration of World Wetlands Day, a global commemoration of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.

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