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. Jan. 26, 2018An additional $1.5 million funding available for domestic graduate studentsGreen graphic with trophy, bulls-eye and calculator

    University of Waterloo has recently announced additional financial incentives totalling $1.5 million to encourage the continued development of Canadian graduate research. The funds are available for both domestic PhD and research Master’s students beginning their studies in fall 2018. Funding details and eligibility requirements are specific to each faculty, with a general overview available on the Discover Graduate Studies website.

  2. Feb. 15, 2018Blair Feltmate presents to the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

    On February 8, the Intact Centre for Climate Adaptation Head Dr. Blair Feltmate was a witness to the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources discussion of a study on the effects of transitioning to a low carbon economy. The study looks at five key sectors responsible for 80 per cent of our emissions: electricity, oil and gas, transportation, buildings and trade-exposed industries, and how they can contribute to meeting Canada's emission goals.

  3. Feb. 14, 2018In the Media: Nothing to attract investment here — experts weigh in on Canada’s new resource project rulesUniversity of Waterloo, Faculty of Environment: In the media - Financial Post

    School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability professor Robert Gibson spoke to the Financial Post about the environmental assessment legislation from the government, Bill C-69, which would change the way many projects such as pipelines, hydro dams and mines are reviewed. The proposed changes are still being assessed but several academics have found aspects of the bill left them scratching their heads.

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  1. Feb. 27, 2018WICI Talk - Dr. Carla Restrepo: From sandpiles to real mountains - Complex dynamics of tropical mountainscapes mediated by landslidesDr. Carla Restrepo

    Dr. Carla Restrepo is a Professor at the College of Natural Sciences, Biology, UPR, Puerto Rico.

    She will be presenting her WICI Talk : "From sandpiles to real mountains - Complex dynamics of tropical mountainscapes mediated by landslides" on February 27, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the Davis Centre Rm.1302.  

  2. Feb. 27, 2018Entrepreneurship at Environment panel: How to thrive consulting in the gig economy

    Have you ever considered being your own boss and growing a consulting business? Learn about the ins and outs of launching an expert consulting business. Refreshments will be served at the event, please bring your own mug for hot beverages.

  3. Mar. 1, 2018The World’s Challenge ChallengeSDGs

    Do you have a solution to a major global problem?

    The World’s Challenge Challenge at the University of Waterloo is a competition where teams of three diverse students pick one of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (also known as Global Goals), and propose a solution. Teams will be selected for interviews occurring on February 14, and six teams will be selected to make a 5-7 minute presentation on March 1, proposing a solution to a panel of judges, with Q&A.

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