Dept of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Centre for Environmental and Information Technology (EIT)
200 University Ave. W
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
Phone: (519) 888-4567
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 NET, Canada’s first nationally funded program designed to connect 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.
- Aug. 2, 2022
The Arctic is undergoing unprecedented changes. As a result, Northern communities, and Canada as an Arctic and maritime country, are facing profound economic, social, and ecosystem impacts. Adjunct Professor Richard Boudreault, in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, has been appointed as a member of the Expert Panel on the Future of Arctic and Northern Research in Canada at the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA).
- July 19, 2022
Scientists from the University of Waterloo have developed a map showing which regions and population centres of Western Canada are likely to experience earthquakes induced by underground energy extraction.
- July 13, 2022
A new study led from the University of Waterloo discovered greenhouse gas production is significantly less when biobased residues like compost replaces widely used nitrogen fertilizer during spring freeze-thaw events in cold temperate regions.