January 2021

Members of the SERS community are involved in cutting edge sustainability research, important policy initiatives and outreach. Check out the 'SERS Stories' below to see some examples of how we are helping to protect, restore, reform and transform the world around us.

SERS Stories: Hanna Meili SERS Undergrad Student

Hanna Meili

My name is Hanna Meili, I am a first-year student in the Environment, Resources, and Sustainability program (Honours co-op) at the University of Waterloo and I live at St. Paul’s University College. My plan is to complete two minors, one in French and the other in Biology.

SERS Stories: How gratitude for nature can rein in your existential angst about climate change

Water, Rocks and mountain picture

Posted originally on The Conversation - April 7, 2021.

We’re all going to die. This is the repeated warning about climate change in some media: if we don’t change our ways we face an existential threat.

SERS 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. 

SERS Stories: “Communicating political ecology”:

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ERS 400 Undergraduate students showcase their skills