School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability (SERS)

The School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability (SERS) offers programs which focus on sustainability and the ethics of solving environmental and resource problems, ranging from water and food to energy and biodiversity. We use techniques and ideas from many disciplines to seek integrative solutions that cross the boundaries between the natural and social sciences, thereby linking knowledge of resources and ecosystems with sustainability policy and governance.

SERS offers an undergraduate plan (Bachelor of Environmental Studies), a master's plan (Master of Environmental Studies-Thesis option or Major Research Paper Option), and a doctoral plan (Doctor of Philosophy).

  1. Feb. 15, 2017ERS undergrad alumna named Kitchener's 2017 Artist in ResidenceJulie Sperling

    In 1995, the City of Kitchener created the first municipal artist-in-residence program in Canada. Now, they welcome their first mosaic artist, Faculty of Environment alumna Julie Sperling.

  2. Nov. 17, 2016Understanding food security from a Roman perspectiveJennifer Clapp and students

    Every year, millions of people travel to Italy to enjoy Neapolitan pizza and authentic gelato. Jennifer Clapp also travelled to Italy for the food, but she didn’t go to eat it – she went to educate her students about it.

  3. Nov. 17, 2016One Environment student is protecting trees from elephants in an unlikely way

    Darian Hall is a School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability student who is channeling his passion for sustainability into a unique way to preserve trees in South African game reserves.  Please visit Waterloo Environment for more information.

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  1. Mar. 27, 2017Norman Kearney Comprehensive Exam

    Norman Kearney Comprehensive Exam

    Monday March 27th @ 2:30pm in EV1-221


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