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.

  1. June 14, 2021SERS joins the Green Office program

    We are pleased to announce that the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability will be participating in the Green Office program starting Spring 2021. The GO program seeks to reduce natural resource consumption in workspaces, fight climate change, and promote sustainable living through engagement in activities. The Green Office program will be a way for SERS faculty and staff to show their care for the environment within their workspaces on a day-to-day basis.

  2. May 26, 2021SERS Mentorship Program Launching Spring 2021

    The University of Waterloo’s School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability is launching the SERS Mentorship Program this spring term. The program’s goal is to provide SERS students with the opportunity to receive advice and support from their peers, and to gain insights from upper year students and environmental practitioners. Sessions will cover an array of topics including co-op placement success, graduate school opportunities, securing entry-level jobs, and career options.

  3. Jan. 7, 2021Scholarship success for two SERS students
    Lowine Hill

    SERS is proud to announce that Lowine Hill (PhD) and Ella-Kari Muhl (PhD) have received competitive scholarships to further support their doctoral research.

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  1. Feb. 19, 2021SERS Stories: ENV Student Weekly Challenge
    ENV Student Weekly Challenge posted on picture of trees

    A self-conducted interview by Ben Muller

    Meet Ben Muller, a 4th year student on co-op with SERS for the second time. This story describes the benefit of doing something twice, and how he used his experience as a student to direct his work efforts this term. 

  2. Jan. 21, 2021SERS Stories: “Communicating political ecology”:
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    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.

  3. Nov. 23, 2020SERS Stories: Alumni Sara Ganowski

    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.

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