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. May 19, 2017SEED prof Heather Hall suggests steps to reignite the Ring of FireReport cover with gold coin

    The large-scale mineral deposit in Northern Ontario referred to as the Ring of Fire holds immense potential to bring unprecedented prosperity to Indigenous communities. But a turbulent past and ongoing conflict between First Nations, governments, and mining companies leave much of the mineral potential significantly untapped. 

  2. May 8, 2017In the media: Jennifer Lynes and Sarah Wolfe share four tips to reframe environmental messagingENV in the media icon

    Director of the Environment and Business program, Jennifer Lynes and associate professor in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, Sarah Wolfe collaborated on a commentary published in today's Globe and Mail.

  3. May 5, 2017National survey shows most Canadians in high-risk areas for floods unawarePerson standing in flooded area wearing yellow rubber boots and rain slicker

    Waterloo, Ont. (Friday, May 5, 2017) — Nearly all Canadians living in high-risk flood areas not only don’t know it, but are increasingly paying out of pocket for damage.  

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