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. Sep. 18, 2018Jennifer Clapp wins Innis-Gérin Medal for enriching social sciences literatureJennifer at MArket

    Jennifer Clapp, a Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Environment, has been awarded the 2018 Innis Gérin-Medal from the Royal Society of Canada. The biennial award, presented by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), honours a Canadian scholar for their distinguished and sustained contribution to the literature of the social sciences. 

  2. Sep. 11, 2018In The Media: A summer of fire, heat and flood puts a focus on adapting to climate changeStreetcar flooded toronto

    "There is too much complacency in the system. We’re not deploying the adaptation practices nearly fast enough." - Dr. Blair Feltmate

  3. Aug. 13, 2018Solar powered aviation soars at Waterlooglider aircraft

    “Learning to fly gliders enables our students to understand the simplicity of flight principles, the complexity of GPS computer systems and the beautiful dynamics of the environment around us.”   Paul Parker, Professor at the Faculty of Environment

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  1. Aug. 8 to Oct. 1, 2018HeForShe Writing Contestwoman writing in notebook

    As part of the commitment to the UN Women’s HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 initiative, the University of Waterloo presents the Third Annual HeForShe Writing Contest, launching September 2018.

  2. Sep. 11 to Nov. 14, 2018Scholarship Information Sessions hosted by the Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs Office


    We are excited to be using a platform called ON24 to host the webinar which will focus on the following topics:

  3. Sep. 20, 2018Environment Seminar Series: Social Determinants of Refugee Mental HealthSeptember seminar poster

    The Faculty of Environment is proud to announce the latest instalment of our exciting free speaker series.

    Please mark your calendars for THURSDAY, September 20, 2018, and join us for a complimentary lunch and a free lecture by some of the brightest minds in environmental research.

    Lunch and Lecture Location: Alumni Hall — St. Paul's University College 1102, 11:30am to 1:30pm​

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