Shaping our Sustainable Future

For over 50 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, staff, alumni, donors and industry partners make meaningful change happen in the classroom, the office, and in communities around the world, Together. 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. Feb. 3, 2023Professor inducted into the Swedish Royal Academy of Agriculture and Forestry
    The new international fellows Dag Fjeld, Sally Shortall, Pamela Ronald, Jennifer Clapp, Beatrix Alsanius, and Marius Masiulis.

    Engaged in research projects around themes of food, agriculture, and the environment, Dr. Jennifer Clapp, Canada Research Chair and professor in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, was inducted into the Swedish Royal Academy of Agriculture and Forestry as a new international fellow on January 28, 2023. As an international fellow, Clapp will have the opportunity to participate in events of the Academy and engage in collaborative research projects with other fellows that advance the goal of more equitable and sustainable food systems that promote food security for all.

  2. Feb. 1, 2023Documentary about snow leopard conservation wins second place in 2023 GRADflix competition
    Caitlin Laidlaw standing beside a tent in Nepal.

    Taking us on her experience trekking through Western Nepal, Caitlin Laidlaw, a master’s student in Geography & Environmental Management, answers the question: how do locals who live with snow leopards feel about conservation? Her short documentary is this year’s second place GRADflix competition winner alongside five other graduate students from the Faculty of Environment who placed in the top 25 finalists. Congratulations to Caitlin, Navya, Anika, Larissa, Amerald and Patrick!

  3. Jan. 25, 2023Hands on learning in the Waterloo community
    Student holding braided corn.

    Today's students learn best through experiential learning. Fieldtrips give them the opportunity to touch, feel, and hear what they're learning about in the classroom as well as experience new cultures and practices outside of their own world. Upper-year undergraduate students taking GEOG 460 visited four local community projects to learn about food sustainability in Waterloo Region.   

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  1. Feb. 8, 2023Alumni Office Hour: Soft Skills for Career Success

    Soft skills – everyone has heard of them but what are they? Why do we need them? And how do you develop them?

    Join ERS grad Catherine Coleman to hear insights on transferrable soft skills like networking as an introvert, building relationships from zero, integrating your interests/passion in your career path and the give-and-take of work relationships.

  2. Feb. 16, 2023Alumni Office Hour: Discover your Niche by Digital Networking
    Anika Abdullah

    There’s a saying “the riches are in the niches” and for grads facing an uncertain job market, it’s valuable advice. 2021 planning grad, Anika Abdullah found her niche as an accessibility specialist with DesignABLE Environments through digital networking and cold calls.

  3. Feb. 27, 2023Alumni Office Hour: At the Intersection of Technology, Manufacturing & Sustainability
    Dave Fox

    Whether you’re interested in entrepreneurship, manufacturing or Industrial IoT, join Geography grad Dave Fox for a value-packed Alumni Office Hour.

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