Shaping our Sustainable Future

For over 50 years the Faculty of Environment has been dedicated to having a positive impact locally and globally. With interdisciplinary programs and research, our community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors and industry partners make meaningful change happen in the classroom, the office, and in communities around the world, Together. Our vision is to use our unique position as a leading teaching and research institute for the environment to create sustainable solutions needed to address the complex challenges facing our world.

  1. May 12, 2021Suzanne Kearns shares how technology can help fill the diversity gap in aviation
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    With the global aviation industry facing challenges related to COVID-19, Suzanne Kearns an associate professor of aviation in the Faculty of Environment caught up with International Civil Aviation Organization as part of their Women in Aviation video series. Kearns shares concrete examples on how technology can help fill the diversity gap. She also discusses how a more sustainable aviation sector can be achieved amidst challenges created by the pandemic.

  2. May 6, 2021Faculty of Environment seeks Indigenous Curriculum Expert
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    Definite Term Lecturer, Indigenous Curriculum Expert

    The University of Waterloo is seeking an exceptional scholar with expertise in Indigenous curriculum for a three-year definite-term appoin

  3. May 3, 2021A new student-led initiative that calls for critical reflection on the colonial aspects of sustainability research
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    Over the past year, there has been a renewed call for attention on issues of human rights, equity and inclusion, on the part of university leadership and other groups across campus and more widely around the world. An initiative recently launched by three ENV grad students seeks to support this cause, by providing guidance for grad students to examine related issues within their own research.

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  1. May 20, 2021Alumni Office Hour: Success within the Environmental Consulting Industry with David Wade (BES '87)
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    Alumni Office Hour: Success within the Environmental Consulting Industry with David Wade

    Have you ever wondered what environmental consultants do for a living?  David will walk you through many aspects of a successful career as an environmental consultant, providing tips on finding the right company to work for, pointers for a successful interview, and an outline of many of the typical tasks carried out by environmental consultants both in the office and in the field.

    Find out what is involved in pursuing a career within the environmental science and engineering consulting industry, how to approach getting a job in the industry and what makes a successful environmental consultant.

  2. May 27, 2021Faculty of Environment Awards Banquet
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    Each year, the Faculty of Environment Awards Banquet brings together student recipients with the generous donors who have contributed to their success.

    Join us virtually on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 5:30 pm -7:00 pm to honour the outstanding generosity of our donors and to celebrate together the accomplishments of our deserving students.

  3. June 2, 2021Alumni Office Hour: Breaking into tech with a non-tech degree with Insiya Cuttleriwala (BES '18)
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    Alumni Office Hour: Leaning in, making connections and breaking into tech with a non-tech degree with Insiya Cuttleriwala (BES '18, ENBUS)

    When an 8-month coop job at Facebook caught her eye, Insiya Cuttleriwala (BES '18, ENBUS) didn’t feel qualified. But having recently learned in Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In that most females only apply for jobs they are 100% qualified for, she decided to throw her hat into the ring filled with engineering students, and she landed the job. Turning a co-op placement into a full-time job, however, took time, patience and maintaining connections.

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