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. Sep. 18, 2018Jennifer Clapp wins Innis-Gérin Medal for enriching social sciences literatureJennifer at MArket

    Jennifer Clapp, a Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Environment, has been awarded the 2018 Innis Gérin-Medal from the Royal Society of Canada. The biennial award, presented by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), honours a Canadian scholar for their distinguished and sustained contribution to the literature of the social sciences. 

  2. Sep. 11, 2018In The Media: A summer of fire, heat and flood puts a focus on adapting to climate changeStreetcar flooded toronto

    "There is too much complacency in the system. We’re not deploying the adaptation practices nearly fast enough." - Dr. Blair Feltmate

  3. Aug. 13, 2018Solar powered aviation soars at Waterlooglider aircraft

    “Learning to fly gliders enables our students to understand the simplicity of flight principles, the complexity of GPS computer systems and the beautiful dynamics of the environment around us.”   Paul Parker, Professor at the Faculty of Environment

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  1. Aug. 8 to Oct. 1, 2018HeForShe Writing Contestwoman writing in notebook

    As part of the commitment to the UN Women’s HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 initiative, the University of Waterloo presents the Third Annual HeForShe Writing Contest, launching September 2018.

  2. Sep. 11 to Nov. 14, 2018Scholarship Information Sessions hosted by the Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs Office


    We are excited to be using a platform called ON24 to host the webinar which will focus on the following topics:

  3. Sep. 22, 20182018 Environment Reunion Program Reunion banner 2018

    Come back to the University of Waterloo on Saturday, September 22nd for Reunion 2018 and celebrate! Revisit the Faculty of Environment, reunite with former classmates and professors, relive your fondest campus memories and if you dare, recreate those old class photos!

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