As the result of a planned infrastructure upgrade for Environment 1 (EV1) there will be a full electrical shutdown of EV1 from August 6-24th, 2018, during which time the building will be closed to all faculty, staff and students. Visit here for more information.

Shaping our Sustainable Future

For over 40 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, alumni, donors and staff make meaningful change happen in the classroom, the office, and in communities around the world. 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. Aug. 13, 2018Solar powered aviation soars at Waterlooglider aircraft

    “Learning to fly gliders enables our students to understand the simplicity of flight principles, the complexity of GPS computer systems and the beautiful dynamics of the environment around us.”   Paul Parker, Professor at the Faculty of Environment

  2. Aug. 10, 2018In the Media: Canada’s aviation industry faces existential headwinds—and that affects youairplane interior with passengers

    Opinion: A pilot-training crisis is threatening to make Canada’s aviation sector unsustainable—which would lead to under-served northern communities and more cancelled flight

    This article was written by Associate Professor Suzanne Kearns for MacLean's magazine.

  3. Aug. 7, 2018In the Media: Stifling heat levels persist from coast-to-coastforest fire

    This summer is on track to become one of the hottest on record in Atlantic Canada, as stifling heat and humidity levels persist from coast-to-coast.

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  1. Aug. 8 to Oct. 1, 2018HeForShe Writing Contestwoman writing in notebook

    As part of the commitment to the UN Women’s HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 initiative, the University of Waterloo presents the Third Annual HeForShe Writing Contest, launching September 2018.

  2. Aug. 23, 2018The Blanket Exerciseforest and river, snow

    "A unique, participatory history lesson – developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers and educators..."

    In an effort to continue University of Waterloo’s commitment to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action, you are invited to participate in the KAIROS Blanket Exercise.

  3. Sep. 7 to 8, 2018Hold the Line 2018 Festival

    The Hold the Line 2018 Festival is the second annual cycling and folk music festival, featuring group cycling rides and 11 local music collaborations, as well as camping and a pancake Breakfast.

    There will be:

    All-ages activities & workshops
    Countryside cycling rides
    Music & celebration
    Local food & drink

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