In March 2015, two University of Waterloo Deans and two professors had the opportunity to travel to China to lecture at Nanjing University for Nanjing’s International Academic Week.
Jean Andrey, Dean of Environment and Professor in
Geography and Environmental Management (GEM), presented on, "Climate change adaptation in the Canadian transportation sector". Andrey has been with GEM for 24 years and is an expert of weather and society and how weather, in combination with other variables, affects road safety in Canada. According to Andrey, as the Canadian climate changes, flooding, fire, tornadoes and drought are becoming of increasing concern and commuters could face increasingly treacherous commutes in the future.
Nanjing University, is one of China’s top universities. The University of Waterloo’s connections with Nanjing University include various research and academic partnerships.