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. Mar. 15, 2018KIX2018 tackles the Sustainable Development Goals and announces new partnershipUW President Feridun Hamdullahpur speak at KIX2018 reception

    Knowledge Integration’s annual third-year student exhibition, Knowledge Integration eXhibition 2018 (KIX2018), kicked off on Monday with a reception including remarks from University of Waterloo President Feridun Hamdullahpur, Dean of Environment Jean Andrey and Chair of the Department Rob Gorbet.

  2. Mar. 13, 2018$300,000 awarded to drive global innovation in energy solutionsQueen Elizabeth Scholars

    Forty University of Waterloo students will have the opportunity to travel to Africa, Latin America, and Asia to develop innovative technologies to help deliver energy solutions to impoverished communities around the world. The funding, through the Queen Elizabeth Scholars (QES) program was awarded to WISE, Co-operative Education, the Master of Development Practice (MDP) program, and St. Paul’s Greenhouse Social Impact Incubator.

  3. Mar. 12, 2018Partners for Action teams up with the Canadian Red Cross to protect Canadians from floodsMOU Handshake

    The Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo, Partners for Action (P4A) and the Canadian Red Cross (CRC) are proud to announce a new partnership to advance flood resiliency in Canada.

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  1. Apr. 6, 20182018 Graduate Class Send-OffGrad send-off 2017 graduates

    With great happiness, Dean Jean Andrey invites the Faculty of Environment Class of 2018, staff and faculty to an evening dedicated to celebrate their success. 

    We are privileged to share this milestone with you and look forward to laughing and reminisce about your time here at Waterloo. 

  2. Mar. 20, 2018ENVigorate 2018ENVigorate banner

    ENVigorate has become a staple at the Faculty of Environment! Going into its fourth year, the festival aims to bring students, staff and community members together in a learning experience that spans beyond your usual academic environment. The combination of food, music, workshops and presenters allows us to appreciate the rich community surrounding us.

  3. Mar. 21, 2018Climate Solutions: The Potential of Emissions Monitoring and Climate EngineeringCIGI Climate Solutions event poster

    As governments, industry and civil society struggle to achieve the necessary emission reductions to address climate change, scientists are increasingly looking at new technological pathways such as direct carbon dioxide removal from the atmosphere, solar geoengineering (cooling the planet by reflecting heat away from the Earth) and the use of sophisticated satellite technologies capable of monitoring greenhouse gas emissions remotely.

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