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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. Nov. 14, 2018New report says cars drive suburban right-wing political backlashSuburban Sprawl

    Urban planning decisions from decades past are likely a contributing factor to the rise of right-wing populism, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.

  2. Nov. 13, 2018Climate CRC Christine Dow meets with top government officialsChristine and Mona Nemer

    Assistant professor and Canada Research Chair in Glacier Hydrology and Ice Dynamics, Christine Dow attended the inaugural Science Meets Parliament event in Ottawa.

  3. Nov. 5, 2018Too Small to Fail - How Communities Can Prepare for Bigger StormsFlooded street

    A new report from the University of Waterloo stresses the importance of community-based projects to reduce increasing flood risk in Canada. 

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  1. Nov. 16, 2018 Low Carbon Society by Introducing Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles in Malaysia: the Prospects and Challengesnov16

    Join us for a special lecture with Abul Quasem Al-Aminab

    Title: Low Carbon Society by Introducing Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles in Malaysia: the Prospects and Challenges

  2. Nov. 19 to 21, 2018Canadian Conference on Global Health, co-chaired by Susan Elliott

    Every year, more than 600 people from more than 30 countries gather in Canada for the Canadian Conference on Global Health (CCGH).  Practitioners, researchers, educators, students, policy makers and community mobilizers come to share their knowledge and experience and find new ways to work together. This conference is co-chaired by GEM's Susan Elliott.

    Call for abstracts now open! Deadline: May 31, 2018

  3. Nov. 21, 2018TD Walter Bean Lecture in EnvironmentWALTER BEAN POSTER

    On the State of Freshwater Fish and Fisheries: Finding a Future for the Forgotten

    Freshwater fish provide diverse ecosystem services. Yet, freshwater fish and fisheries are not often a national or regional governance priority and as a result, freshwater fisheries are undervalued and largely overlooked.

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