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. Mar. 20, 20183MT Environment heat winner competing in university-wide competition tomorrowVictor Agbo, Percy Korsah and Tia Driver

    Winner Percy Korsah (centre) and runners-up Victor Agbo (left) and Tia Driver (right).

    How would you explain the entire breadth and significance of your life's work (or thesis) to people with no background in your work in 1 slide and 3 minutes? Earlier this month, PhD Candidate Percy Korsah won first place at the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Environment heat, with runners-up Victor Agbo and Tia Driver tying for second place. Each year 3MT provides a venue for graduate students to share their research with the community. The student who wins the university-wide competition will go on to present at the provincial and possibly national level.

  2. Mar. 15, 2018KIX2018 tackles the Sustainable Development Goals and announces new partnershipUW President Feridun Hamdullahpur speak at KIX2018 reception

    Knowledge Integration’s annual third-year student exhibition, Knowledge Integration eXhibition 2018 (KIX2018), kicked off on Monday with a reception including remarks from University of Waterloo President Feridun Hamdullahpur, Dean of Environment Jean Andrey and Chair of the Department Rob Gorbet.

  3. Mar. 13, 2018$300,000 awarded to drive global innovation in energy solutionsQueen Elizabeth Scholars

    Forty University of Waterloo students will have the opportunity to travel to Africa, Latin America, and Asia to develop innovative technologies to help deliver energy solutions to impoverished communities around the world. The funding, through the Queen Elizabeth Scholars (QES) program was awarded to WISE, Co-operative Education, the Master of Development Practice (MDP) program, and St. Paul’s Greenhouse Social Impact Incubator.

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  1. Apr. 6, 20182018 Graduate Class Send-OffGrad send-off 2017 graduates

    Graduating Students - Class of 2018

    Dean Jean Andrey is delighted to invite all graduating environment students to the 2018 Grad Class Send Off - an evening dedicated to celebrating your achievements and success. 

    Enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres and a complimentary drink as we raise a glass to your future. Share a laugh and find out who will receive the "most likely to..." and be inspired by a young alumnus who will share a few words of advice and encouragement as you embark on your next phase of life. 

    We are privileged to share this milestone with you and look forward to seeing you there.

  2. Mar. 21, 2018Climate Solutions: The Potential of Emissions Monitoring and Climate EngineeringCIGI Climate Solutions event poster

    As governments, industry and civil society struggle to achieve the necessary emission reductions to address climate change, scientists are increasingly looking at new technological pathways such as direct carbon dioxide removal from the atmosphere, solar geoengineering (cooling the planet by reflecting heat away from the Earth) and the use of sophisticated satellite technologies capable of monitoring greenhouse gas emissions remotely.

  3. Mar. 21, 2018Why Detroit Matters (and what KW can learn from it): Talk and DiscussionBrian Doucet

    Detroit has come to symbolize deindustrialization and the challenges, and opportunities it presents.

    As our own region deals with the legacy of industrial decline and the uneven fruits of its renewal, visions from ordinary Detroiters and local activists offer insightful lessons for a fairer and more just urban future.

    Join us as we discuss why Detroit matters and what we can learn from its inspiring grassroots urbanism.

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