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. July 19, 2017Destruction of small wetlands directly linked to algal blooms in Great LakesWetland

    Canada’s current wetland protection efforts have overlooked how the environment naturally protects fresh-water resources from agricultural fertilizer contaminants, researchers from the University of Waterloo have found.

  2. July 5, 2017Transitioning from Industry to Graduate School maxsalman

    Graduate Student Profile

    Max Salman, Earth and Environmental Sciences, MSc Geophysics

  3. June 9, 2017University of Waterloo researchers lead impactful projects on climate changeA Canadian lake.

    Climate change is significantly impacting Canada’s water resources. From melting permafrost, to more pervasive algal blooms, to increased flooding, these impacts are only expected to increase in the future.

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  1. July 6 to Sep. 6, 2017Science Graduate Student Photo Contestphoto contest poster

    Calling all graduate student photographers. The Faculty of Science is holding its first Science Graduate Student Photo Contest! From field-work to social activities, we want your photo to describe what life is like in Waterloo Science. Submissions will be used to help promote grad studies and the different elements of student experience across the Faculty and will be displayed in public materials, such as our website and brochures. Please review the below details before entering.

  2. Sep. 8, 2017MSc Thesis Defence: Elaine SECORD

    Assessing Microbial Variability and Biodegradation Capabilities of Rock Matricies

  3. Sep. 11, 2017MSc Thesis Defence: Madison REID

    Evaluating Landslide Hazard in the Mountain Glacial Environment of Northwest North America

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