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 researchers we 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. Sept. 22, 2016Largest replicated biochar trial in Ontario gets provincial funding Woman with blue jacket and brown capri walking thorough corn

    School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability soil researcher Maren Oelbermann, received $173,000 in funding from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) to study the effects of biochar on temperate soils.

  2. Sept. 21, 2016SEED Profs join world leaders at sustainability conferenceInternationsl Conference on Sustainable Development logo

    Professionals from around the world are in New York this week for the International Conference on Sustainable Development (IC-SD), an initiative aimed at sharing practical solutions to support the United Nations - Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  3. Sept. 9, 2016ENV experts showcaesd 2016 Livable Cities ForumBanner for 2016 Liveable Cities Forum featuring image of lighthouse with visible smog.

    From September 12 – 14, 2016 community leaders, academics, planners and emergency management professionals will convene in Halifax, NS to discuss how Canadian communities can build resilience to extreme weather and climate change.

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  1. Sept. 24, 20162016 School of Planning Ceremony of Induction

    Incoming Planning students and their supporters are invited to celebrate and mark the beginning of their Planning education. This event is an opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow inductees, School of Planning faculty, staff and current students.

  2. Sept. 28, 20162016 Environment Lecture Series: Pursuing Sustainability

    Please join us on Wednesday, September 28th for the first of the 2016 Environment Lecture Series featuring Harvard Professor, William Clark.

    This free public talk is open to all members of the University of Waterloo and K-W communities. A complimentary lunch will be served at 11:30 am. Registration is not required.

  3. Oct. 1, 20162016 Environment Reunion Program Reunion logo

    Come back to the University of Waterloo on October 1, 2016 and reunite with the Faculty of Environment. Enjoy a number of events hosted by Environment as well as others happening around the University that day. Please click below to register by Friday, September 23, 2016. 

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