News archive - October 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

Collapsing glaciers story in The Atlantic features Professor Stephen Evans

LANDSAT-8 image (obtained October 14, 2016) of the July (upper) and September (lower) glacier collapses in Western Tibet.

The collapse of the Kolka glacier in the Caucasus Mountains of southern Russia back in 2002 was so unusually fast, Earth scientists like Stephen Evans, a professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, thought they would never see another event like it.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Paul Karrow wins the 2016 Grand River Conservation Authority Watershed Award

Paul Karrow

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Paul Karrow, of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, was awarded a 2016 Grand River Conservation Authority Watershed Award by the Grand River Conservation Authority. This honour is given to an individual who has made exceptional contributions to conservation and environmental work in the Grand River watershed.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

20th Farvolden Lecture features consultant and alumni Roger Woeller

Roger Woeller presenting the 2016 Farvolden Lecture

Once again, the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences hosted a successful and well-attended Farvolden Day – a 20th anniversary commemorative event.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

UWaterloo leads national initiative to manage hazardous waste from mining

Flooded open pit at the Faro Mine, Yukon Territory, with waste-rock stockpiles in background.

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has awarded $5.5 million to the University of Waterloo to lead a national team of experts in developing sustainable strategies for dealing with hazardous mine wastes.