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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. June 14, 2018In the Media: Antarctic ice loss has tripled in a decade. If that continues we are in serious troublenational post in the media logo

    Antarctica’s ice sheet is melting at rapidly increasing rate, now pouring more than 200 billion tons of ice into the ocean annually and raising sea levels a half millimeter every year, a team of 80 scientists reported Wednesday.

  2. June 14, 2018Environment leads as $5.8 million granted for research at WaterlooSarah Burch

    A $2.4 million Partnership grant for researcher Sarah Burch is one of 20 research grants awarded at the University of Waterloo by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

  3. June 13, 2018In the Media: Why dismantling the Green Energy Act could hurt rural Ontariotvo in the media logo

    Over the past decade, wind turbines have been popping up across the province. There are now more than 2,500 of them, mostly in rural Ontario — and some local residents aren’t happy.

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  1. June 21 to 22, 20182018 WICI Conference on Modelling Complex Urban Environmentswici conference info poster

    This two day conference is designed to bring together scholars from multiple disciplines who have experience and interests in modelling the processes that create and shape complex urban environments. Events include workshops, presentations, and a fun conference dinner at Nick and Nat's Uptown 21.

  2. June 26, 2018Health impacts of climate change and climate policy (WISE Lecture Series)pollution and factory steam landscape

    Climate change is one of the greatest global health challenges we currently face, but addressing it can be costly. This talk will assess the public health risks resulting from climate change's effects on air pollution. It will explore how the design of climate policy affects its costs and health-related benefits. It will examine the distribution of these impacts across jurisdictions and socioeconomic strata. Its presents evidence that greater cooperation - across jurisdictions and sectors - yields health benefits that can exceed policy costs.

  3. Sep. 22, 20182018 Environment Reunion Program ENV students circa 1980

    Time to get the gang back together! Come back to the University of Waterloo on Saturday, September 22nd for Reunion 2018. Revisit the Faculty of Environment, reunite with former classmates and professors, and relive your fondest campus memories.

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