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.
- June 18, 2018
A recent study done at the University of Waterloo analyzed the effects of flooding on people. Flooding is usually weighted by damages in dollars and the number of people displaced. What is often overlooked is mental stress, lost time from work, and priceless sentimental items.
- June 14, 2018
Antarctica’s ice sheet is melting at rapidly increasing rate, now pouring more than 200 billion tons of ice into the ocean annually and raising sea levels a half millimeter every year, a team of 80 scientists reported Wednesday.
- June 14, 2018
A $2.4 million Partnership grant for researcher Sarah Burch is one of 20 research grants awarded at the University of Waterloo by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
- June 21 to 22, 2018
This two day conference is designed to bring together scholars from multiple disciplines who have experience and interests in modelling the processes that create and shape complex urban environments. Events include workshops, presentations, and a fun conference dinner at Nick and Nat's Uptown 21.
- June 26, 2018
Climate change is one of the greatest global health challenges we currently face, but addressing it can be costly. This talk will assess the public health risks resulting from climate change's effects on air pollution. It will explore how the design of climate policy affects its costs and health-related benefits. It will examine the distribution of these impacts across jurisdictions and socioeconomic strata. Its presents evidence that greater cooperation - across jurisdictions and sectors - yields health benefits that can exceed policy costs.
- Sep. 22, 2018
Time to get the gang back together! Come back to the University of Waterloo on Saturday, September 22nd for Reunion 2018. Revisit the Faculty of Environment, reunite with former classmates and professors, and relive your fondest campus memories.