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. Apr. 20, 2018In The Media: Sarah Burch on triggering sustainability transformations in Corporate Knightscorporate knights logo

    April saw the publishing of a landmark study by Sarah Burch and her research group showing that Canada’s small businesses are important- and often overlooked- drivers of sustainability and the green economy.

  2. Apr. 20, 2018In The Media: KI's Vanessa Schweitzer talks climate change in NatureIn the Media Nature

    Writing in the prestigious journal Nature Climate Change, KI professor Vanessa Schweizer discusses the benefits and limitations of current approaches to integrated climate change research, which refers to studies that aim to inform policies for adapting to climate change or for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions.

  3. Apr. 20, 2018In The Media: GEM's Derek Robinson on how free business data is there waiting to be mined

    Following up on a recent study showing free census data can level the playing field for small businesses, Geography and Environmental Management professor Derek Robinson and former graduate student Andrei Baluluscu spoke with the Elmira Observer about how he discovered this groundbreaking information.

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  1. May 7, 2018Sustainable Development Solutions Network Canada launch with lecture by Jeffrey SachsJeffrey Sachs

    The University of Waterloo is proud to announce that it is the host institution for the newly created Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) of Canada. To celebrate the launch of SDSN Canada, we are hosting two days of workshops to explore ways to increase collaboration and develop long-term transformational pathways for sustainable development in Canada towards Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.

  2. Apr. 28, 2018This Thirsty Land, DaCapo Chamber Choir concertDaCapo concert banner

    With special guests: Orpheus Choir of Toronto (dir. Robert Cooper) plus oboe soloist and string orchestra. This event is sponsored by the Faculty of Environment.

  3. May 19, 2018A Day with Walter JehneWalter Jehne

    Internationally recognized climate scientist, soil microbiologist and innovation strategist, Walter Jehne, will discuss the Soil Carbon Sponge, Agriculture and Climate Change.

    Organized by Holistic Management Canada, the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario and the Soil Health Coalition- Erin.

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