Geography at Waterloo leaps up QS rankings to 48th best in the world

QS World University Ranking, Top 50

Geography at the University of Waterloo improved on its global ranking. Last year Geography was ranked in the top 100 by UK firm Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). This year the program vaults into the top 50, at 48.

Geography highlights:

  • Researchers from Waterloo unveiled the most complete satellite image of Antarctica in 2014 that is helping scientists all over the world gain new insight into the effects of climate change.
  • Researchers at Waterloo are frequent contributors to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports with over 150 citations in Fifth Assessment Report.
  • In October 2014, Commander Chris Hadfield made his University of Waterloo debut as Professor Hadfield to three packed classrooms of geography and aviation students.
  • Long-time professor in Geography, Jean Andrey, was recently named dean of the Faculty of Environment.
  • Researcher Susan Elliott recently received funding for Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships to develop a global wellbeing index (nicknamed GLOWING) similar to the Canadian Index of Wellbeing – a project developed at Waterloo.
  • Esri Canada has selected University of Waterloo as a Centre of Excellence (ECCE) in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
  • Geography is home to Canada's first Masters in Climate Change program.

Read the full news article on the Geography and Environmental Management website.