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. Apr. 19, 2017UW Urban Forest receives seed funding from TD Friends of the Environment FoundationFour professionals, 2 male and 2 female, holding a large presentation cheque in front of a green living wall

    Left to right: TD Bank Group Branch Manager, David Farhood; TD Canada Trust Financial Advisor, Ekin Sen; School of Planning Professor Michael Drescher; and Faculty of Environment Dean, Jean Andrey

  2. Apr. 12, 2017In the media: Dawn Parker weighs in on what's causing the hot housing marketENV in the media icon_rebranded

    Despite claims that land shortage is at the heart of the hot housing market in Waterloo Region, new research from the Neptis Foundation reveals that's not the case. To find out what could be causing the shortage of single detached homes, CBC recently reached out to School of Planning professor Dawn Parker who told them there are a number of factors that could be at play, including a self-reinforcing "panic response" to real or perceived scarcity and construction along the LRT line. Read the full article

  3. Apr. 7, 2017SERS grad students moves on to finals in national Storytellers challengeScuba diver under water next to cage giving 'thumbs up'

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