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. 19, 2017New undergrad course exposes students to the quantitative side of water qualityChris Parsons on a sampling trip in Coot's Paradise near Toronto.

    Chris Parsons canoeing to a sampling site in Coot's Paradise near Toronto.

  2. Dec. 18, 2017The importance of keeping the Grand River healthyThe Grand River in summer.

    Professor Mark Servos, Canada Research Chair in Water Quality Protection and professor of Biology, Nandita Basu, professor in the Departments of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Civil and Environmental Engineering, and post-doctoral fellow,

  3. Dec. 18, 2017Earth Sciences PhD student wins the J. Alan George Student Leadership AwardJennifer Mead

    Jennifer Mead, a Ph.D. candidate in Earth and Environmental Sciences with Prof. Sherry Schiff, has received the University’s J. Alan George Student Leadership Award. The graduate scholarship is awarded annually to select students within their first three terms for outstanding scholarship and student leadership.

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  1. Jan. 18, 20183MT Coaching Panel & Bootcamp Part 1

    The 3MT coaching sessions this year held on January 18th and 25th. Participants may chose to attend:

    • Panel discussion - Jan. 18th (from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm)
    • 3MT Bootcamp - Jan. 18th (from 2:40 to 3:30 pm) AND Jan. 25th (from 12:00 to 2:00 pm)
         *participants must come to both sessions 
    • Panel discussion & 3MT Bootcamp (Jan. 18th & Jan 25th)

  2. Jan. 25, 20183MT Coaching Bootcamp Part II

    The 3MT Bootcamp is held on January 18th and 25th. Participants must attend part I and part II.

    • Part I - January 18th (from 2:40 to 3:30 pm)
    • Part II - January 25th (from 12:00 to 2:00 pm)

  3. Feb. 2, 2018World Wetlands Day 2018 SymposiumWorld Wetlands Day, 2 February 2018.

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

    The afternoon research symposium and poster session will feature knowledge and experience of top wetlands experts from across Canada and elsewhere. 

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