Shaping our Sustainable Future

For over 50 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. 14, 2019Identifying cultural heritage landscapes through community participationPicturesque bridge over the Grand River in Waterloo Region

    Most of us hold a strong sense of intrinsic cultural value for rural landscapes, and these spaces often form a significant part of our personal or collective identity. But not so many of us remain closely tied to the management of that landscape.

  2. Mar. 12, 2019TV meteorologists could play key role in climate change educationweather casting TV

  3. Mar. 8, 2019Faculty of Environment student team wins NASA’s global 2018 International Space Apps Challenge for “Most Inspirational” projectSongSat software

    Team Salinity, a group of students and recent graduates from the Faculty of Environment, developed SongSAT as a tool to express the beauty of satellite imagery through sound. Beyond the remarkable audio experience of the music that this creates, the software provides an opportunity for the beauty of satellite imagery to communicate to an audience with visual impairments, providing them with an opportunity to appreciate the wonders of the world from above.

    The team produced an algorithm that converts four distinct geographical areas (grassland, forest, coastal/water, and mountainous areas) into songs with distinct musical patterns. These patterns are converted into playable sheet music, which is then brought into MuseScore notation software that can play the music back.

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  1. Mar. 20, 20193rd Annual Faculty of Environment Awards Banquetstudent rading invite

    Faculty of Environment donors and student scholarship recipients are invited to a special evening of recognition. Join Dean Jean Andrey, along with faculty and staff, to honour  the outstanding generosity of our donors and the dedicated commitment of our deserving students. 

  2. Mar. 22, 2019Environment Seminar Series: Jason Thistlethwaite and Jessica Blytheposter with text

    On Friday March 22nd, we will be hosting another seminar for our Environment Seminar Series! In AL 105 from 11:30a.m. - 1:30p.m., we will have two speakers: Jason Thistlethwaite and Jessica Blythe. Lunch will be served at 11:30a.m., with the two half-hour talks beginning around 12:00p.m.

    Join us in learning more from two experts in their field. We hope to see you there! 

  3. Mar. 25, 2019Entrepreneurship @ Environment: Customizing Your Co-op Opportunity

    The University of Waterloo operates the largest post-secondary co-op program in the world. This event is geared to showing students how they can leverage their co-op experiences to create a one-of-a-kind career path. Come hear from presenters including Wayne Chang (Organizer and Coordinator of the Enterprise Co-op Program) and Nigel Moore (Manager of Global Programs and Initiatives for the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy).  Co-op can be the start to your dream career path! Join us in EV3 1408 on Monday March 25th at 5:30-7:30pm.

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