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. Nov. 14, 2017Environment announces 35 funded doctoral opportunities ($100,000 over four years) for domestic studentsDDI ad

    The Faculty of Environment is proud to announce the Dean's Doctoral Initiative (#DDI17) is back.

  2. Jan. 16, 2018ERS alumnus Dominique Souris named as one of Real Leaders magazine’s 2018's Top100 Visionary LeadersDom Souris smiling

    Anyone who has been involved in the Faculty of Environment community over the past few years will likely recognize Dominique as an enthusiastic force in environmental sustainability.

  3. Jan. 16, 2018Ecology Lab and UW Library team up for environmental data sharingtwo students in a river using some equipment

    Environment students collect data for numerous course labs and projects. Often that data sits on personal computers, unavailable to others, or disappears once the course is over. Thanks to a partnership between the Faculty of Environment Ecology Lab and the UW library, data sharing is now a possibility.

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  1. Jan. 25, 2018Environment Seminar Series: Nancy Worth and Daniel Cockayne of GEMDean's lecture banner

    Please mark your calendars for THURSDAY, January 25, 2018, and join us for a complimentary lunch and a free lecture by some of the brightest minds in Environmental research.

  2. Feb. 12, 2018Business, Uncensored with Mandy RennehanJoin us on Monday, February 12th, 2018 for Business, Uncensored with Mandy Rennehan, Blue Collar CEO & Founder, Freshco (not the

    Join us on Monday, February 12th, 2018 for Business, Uncensored with Mandy Rennehan, Blue Collar CEO & Founder, Freshco (not the grocery store!)

  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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