Shaping our Sustainable Future

Please note: An infrastructure upgrade for Environment 1 (EV 1) is scheduled to begin August 7, 2017 and is expected to take two weeks.  As a result, EV 1 will be closed effective August 7, 2017 with no building access and no electricity.


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. July 25, 2017In the media: Blair Feltmate explains how wetlands protect communities from floodingENV in the media logo

    Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation researcher Blair Feltmate tells the CBC that wetlands are crucial to reducing flooding and prevent millions of dollars in flooding damage. This is among the first studies of its kind that quantifies the financial benefits of wetlands.

  2. July 25, 2017Environment 1 (EV1) closed for infrastructure upgrade

    An infrastructure upgrade for Environment 1 (EV 1) is scheduled to begin August 7, 2017 and is expected to take two weeks.  As a result, EV 1 will be closed effective August 7, 2017 and there will be no electricity to EV 1 for the shutdown period. The building will be CLOSED for the entire shutdown.

    Occupants of EV1 will need to ensure any computing equipment remaining in EV1 is properly shutdown.

    All fridges must be emptied of its contents and ensure the door is propped open prior to the shutdown.

  3. July 21, 2017IN THE MEDIA: Tour examines sage grouse at old coalbed methane sitesENV in the media, Waterloo

    Brad Fedy, assistant professor in the School of Environment Resources and Sustainability, along with graduate student Chris Kirol, are featured in the Billings Gazette. The newspaper notes a tour given by the researchers educating the guests about the habitat of sage grouse and other wildlife. 

    "The coalbed methane industry has faltered and practically disappeared from northeast Wyoming and, in many cases, the land has been reclaimed. A group of researchers from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, have been studying sage grouse in the area for a number of years. The studies have tried to identify sage grouse habitat requirements and to document habitat use over the years."

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  1. Sep. 18, 2017Fall 2017 Leadership Breakfast SeriesFall 2017 Leadership Breakfast Series

    Leadership Breakfast Series

    Join us for the third annual Leadership Breakfast Series, an initiative of the Faculty of Environment giving first-year Environment students the opportunity to connect with and learn from alumni through discussion and networking over breakfast.

  2. Sep. 30, 20172017 Environment Reunion Program Black and white image of university students in an old automobile

    Come back to the University of Waterloo on Saturday, September 30, 2017 for Reunion 2017. Reacquaint yourself with the Faculty of Environment, reunite with former classmates and profs, and relive your fond campus memories.

  3. Sep. 30, 2017Planning 25 Year Class ReunionClass photo, Planning 1992

    Has it really been 25 years? SURP Class of 1991/1992 Reunion

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