Welcome

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.

  1. Sep. 6, 2018New campus pianos aim to open hearts and mindsMax Salman stands in front of the latest open piano located in the Peter Russell Rock Garden.

  2. July 1, 2018Early ocean anoxia may have led to first mass extinction eventDengying Formation (South China)

    A new study by an international collaboration involving Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor Brian Kendall suggests the world’s first mass extinction event 540 million years ago was caused by a widespread loss of dissolved oxygen in the Earth’s oceans.

  3. May 28, 2018Phosphexᵀᴹ wraps up field testing as a $10 million George Barley Water Prize contenderPhosphex field testing in Holland Marsh, Ontario.

    Today, the University of Waterloo PhosphexTM team wraps up its field tests where they’ve demonstrated their technology’s ability to remove phosphorus from Holland Marsh in Bradford, Ontario.

Read all news
  1. Nov. 20, 2018MSc Defence: Xin Tong

    Impact of Geological Conceptualization on the Calibration of Groundwater Models at the Mannheim Wellfield, Kitchener, Ontario

  2. Nov. 21, 2018Men's Circle: Faculty of Science Workshopmen's circle workshop event poster

    Through interactive exercises and discussions, the Men’s Circle will explore some of the ways in which men can become leaders in creating a safer campus for everyone.

  3. Nov. 21, 2018MSc Defence: Stacey Parmenter

    An Investigation into the Metamorphic History of the Mougooderra Formation, Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia

All upcoming events