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 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.
- Feb. 20, 2017
The annual Faculty of Science Three Minute Thesis heat returned this week. More than twenty graduate students from all six units gathered to compete and describe their research in less than three minutes, using only one slide.
- Feb. 17, 2017
Four researchers from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences are the co-recipients of a $672,000 USD grant from the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) to study the fate of groundwater pollutants in arid regions.
The Waterloo team, all members of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and the Water Institute, are part of a consortium including researchers from Qatar University, United Arab Emirates University, Utrecht University, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, and Université Libre de Bruxelles.
- Jan. 25, 2017
Members of the University of Waterloo’s Geophysical Society (UWGS) introduced classmates to the power of remote geophysical exploration this week, demonstrating two commonly used techniques – electromagnetic induction (EMI) and ground penetrating radar (GPR) – on a section of green space between SLC and M3.
- Feb. 25, 2017
This workshop is an introduction to LaTeX, giving students the basics they need to get going on writing academic and professional papers. Presenters will share tips and tricks to include images, design beautiful mathematical equations, and show how to easily manage documents.
- June 20–23, 2017
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Registration opens January 13, 2017; early registration ends April 14, 2017.