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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. Sep. 12, 2017 David Blowes named as Fellow of the Royal SocietyDavid

    The Royal Society of Canada named Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor David Blowes last Wednesday as one of 89 new Fellows from across Canada, including two other professors from Waterloo.

  2. Sep. 6, 2017Giving graduate students a hands-on approach to hydrologyDr. Brewster Conant kneels to measure the depth to water in a newly installed drivepoint piezometer.

    Each spring, the department of Earth and Environmental Sciences raises the bar with their renowned research in hydrology.

  3. Aug. 15, 2017Interdisciplinary workshop hosted by Waterloo tackles water challenges in Canada and MexicoX Canche Cenote near EK Balam Archeological site, Yucatan, Mexico.

    Chris Parsons, a research assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, understands the importance of knowledge exchange and c

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  1. Sep. 20, 2017Science Café

    This Science Café is one of the events organized by the University of Waterloo Library during Science Literacy Week. Aimed to promote public engagement with science in an informal, discussion-rich setting, this event will feature three postdocs from the Faculty of Science.

    In addition to the individual’s research interest, the panel also highlights how and why a scientist’s research question is formulated. You will be able to network and gain insights into how to kickstart your next projects.

  2. Sep. 27, 2017Science Graduate Open Housegrad open house poster

    Interested in pursuing a Master's or PhD after graduation? Want to learn more about what graduate studies is really like? 

    Attend the Faculty of Science Graduate Open House! Come chat with professors and current grad students to find out more about our programs, the benefits of furthering your studies, and unique research opportunities. 

  3. Oct. 3, 20172017 Darcy Lecture: Prof. Kamini Singha

    A Tale of Two Porosities: Exploring Why Contaminant Transport Doesn’t Always Behave the Way it Should

    Prof. Kamini SinghaDepartment of Geology and Geological Engineering
    Colorado School of Mines and the 2017 Darcy Lecturer

    Everyone welcome - refreshments served.

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