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 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.
- July 1, 2018
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.
- May 28, 2018
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.
- Apr. 19, 2018
Four interdisciplinary teams led by University of Waterloo researchers are set to advance water research in creative, unconventional ways. New approaches to detect and manage micropollutants, techniques that predict the impacts of climate change on snow and lakes, and new modelling techniques will be explored through $69,000 in Water Institute seed grants.
- Feb. 16, 2019
Join us in the Earth Sciences Museum on Saturday February 16th for free fun drop-in programs for kids and their families! We will be hosting two sessions during the day. Dinosaurs and Fossils in the morning and Rocks and Minerals in the afternoon.
- Mar. 11, 2019
Tulu Kapi Gold Deposit, Western Ethiopian Shield: Structural Framework, U-Pb Zircon Geochronology and Paragenesis
- Mar. 13, 2019
Visit us on Wednesday, March 13th for some March Break dinosaur fun beginning at 1:00 P.M. The program is free and all ages are welcome!