From Problems to Solutions
Environmental challenges can seem overwhelming. We’re constantly bombarded with news and information about air and water pollution, climate change, habitat and species loss, food shortages and other problems that threaten humanity. In the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability (SERS), we understand the seriousness of these challenges – but we are focused on solutions that will allow us to navigate towards a sustainable future.
- Jan. 7, 2021
SERS is proud to announce that Lowine Hill (PhD) and Ella-Kari Muhl (PhD) have received competitive scholarships to further support their doctoral research.
- Dec. 4, 2020
Maggie Chang, an undergraduate student in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability has been recognized as one of Starfish Canada’s Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25. Also recognized are Environment alumnus Beth Eden and Climate Students member Manvi Bhalla.
- Dec. 3, 2020
Check out this new course offering! Available Winter 2021 at the University of Waterloo through the School of Environment, Resources, and Sustainability (SERS).
ERS 275 Indigenous Sustainability Entrepreneurship course provides an overview and introduction to environmental sustainability through the lens of Indigenous entrepreneurship. Students from all faculties are invited (and encouraged) to enroll. There are no prerequisites.
- Jan. 21, 2021
ERS 400 Undergraduate students showcase their skills
Communicating complex sustainability issues is not easy but it's needed if want to move towards a better understanding of real-world problems for grounded solutions. With the availability of technology and growing awareness of science communication, there are many ways to tell a compelling story, synthesise key information and present ideas creatively. Students in the course ‘Sustainability Approaches’ (Fall 2020) had an opportunity to do just that.
- Nov. 23, 2020
SERS Stories had the chance to catch up with alumna Sara Ganowski. Sara completed a BES in Environment and Resource Studies (Honours Co-op, with a Joint Major in Speech Communication) in 2017 and an MES in Social and Ecological Sustainability in 2019. She now works as a Project Lead on the Smart Cities Team out of Alectra Utilities’ Green Energy & Technology Centre (GRE&T) in Guelph, Ontario.
- Oct. 14, 2020
As the brunt of climate change begins to be felt globally, efforts are made to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to mitigate climate change. One of the proposed approaches is replacing fossil fuels with renewable and climate-friendly energy sources such as bioenergy (energy from plant biomass).