Your Ecology Resource Centre

The Faculty of Environment Ecology Lab is your one-stop resource centre. We are here to support lab and field activities, courses, projects, and outreach initiatives. Available to you are field guides, lab and field equipment, documentation, and preserved specimens. We share our expertise in taxa identification and analysis, water and soil analysis, gardening, and other topics.

The Lab staff facilitates hands on learning through workshops, outreach events, project participation, and volunteer opportunities. Our outdoor classrooms along with the laboratory help students thrive in their quest for environmental experiences.


  1. Mar. 7, 2017Job Posting: UW Urban Forest Research Assistant

    Job: UW Urban Forest Research Assistant

    Apply at WaterlooWorks, will be posted Wed March 8 & Thurs March 9 only!

    Hours:  8:30am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday

  2. Mar. 1, 2017Job Posting: Ecology Lab Assistant

    JOB: Ecology Laboratory Assistant

    Work Placement Position S2017–you must qualify for OSAP

    Apply at WaterlooWorks, will be posted Wed March 8 & Thurs March 9 only!

    Faculty of Environment, Ecology Laboratory

    Hours:  8:30am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday

  3. Feb. 3, 2017Summer job in Wildlife and molecular ecology Lab

    Waterfowl Research Technician & Sage Grouse technician

    The University of Waterloo’s Western Boreal Forest Waterfowl Nest Predator Project is seeking up to 5 highly motivated waterfowl research technicians to assist with nest searching and monitoring in the western boreal forest of Canada. The overall goal of this project is to understand how industrial development influences waterfowl nest success. The study area is located north of Slave Lake, Alberta.

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  1. Mar. 7 to 30, 2017March Trivia MadnessMarch Trivia Madness poster

    For the month of March, check the Ecology Lab Facebook each Tuesday and Thursday for Trivia Questions.

    E-mail the Ecology Lab with your answer before the following Monday at You will be entered into a draw each time you send a correct answer. Draw for a prize will occur at the end of the month!

  2. Mar. 29, 2017Moss ID workshopMoss identification workshop: March 29, 1:00- 3:00pm in the Ecology Lab, EV1 134

    Learn to identify mosses in the sphagnum family. Practice your skills on moss specimens!

    Please register at the Ecology Lab EV1 134 or by email

  3. Mar. 30, 2017Maple Syrup Workshopmaple syrup workshop, March 30, 1 - 3pm

    Learn how to tap maple trees and make maple syrup. Try maple sap and syrup at different stages of production. 

    Please register at the Ecology Lab or by email,

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Want to learn more?

Are you interested in what we're up to? Would you like to volunteer or inquire about other opportunities?

Visit us:
Environment 1 (EV1), room 135

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Call us:
519-888-4567, ext. 32646

8:30 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday