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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. Jan. 15, 2019Environment students shine at GRADflix Environment students (Fraser King, Jaydeep Mistry, Stephanie Higgins) on red carpet with Jeff Casello, the associate VP of GSPA

    On Thursday January 10, the University of Waterloo’s Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) hosted the final showcase for the GRADflix initiative. The Faculty of Environment represented five of the fifteen finalists, the largest number of any faculty on campus.

  2. Jan. 11, 2019Living with your parents in Toronto? You’re lucky not lazy, says GEM prof Nancy WorthGEN Y at Home Graphic

    Geography and Environmental Management researcher Nancy Worth spoke with the Toronto Star housing costs and why more and more young people are choosing to live at home to save for the future.

    “I see living with parents as a form of privilege,” says University of Waterloo assistant professor Nancy Worth, who studied the issue in a 2017 report called GenY at Home.

  3. Dec. 18, 2018Happy Holidays! Faculty of Environment's 2018 holiday videoWoman standing at a cooking bench with caption: Happy Holidays

    Every holiday season there are reasons to cheer,
    From time off with family to friends far and near.

    If you’re looking for one more reason to toast,
    Sit back and enjoy this year’s holiday post!

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  1. Jan. 21, 2019Trevor Swerdfager: How Ottawa Works: an insider's look at federal conservation decision-makingPoster with text

    Please join us in Evolv1 on Monday, January 21, 2019 for a one hour session to discuss “How Ottawa Works” with respect to fish, forests and wildlife conservation decision making. Trevor Swerdfager's presentation will focus on the roles of political leaders, opinion leaders,  central agencies and line departments and the processes they engage in related to conservation issues and decisions.

  2. Mar. 5, 2019Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Environment Faculty Heat3 Minute Thesis text

    The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition asks University of Waterloo research-based master's and doctoral students to explain the breadth and significance of their research to a non-specialist audience using only one static slide in three minutes. 

    Not only does the 3MT help cultivate students' presentation and communication skills while providing them with invaluable networking opportunities, winners also have the potential to win thousands of dollars in prizes. Learn more and register now by clicking here.

    Competitors are able to attend faculty-based heats, so we encourage you to join us at the Environment Faculty Heat on Tuesday March 5 at 4:00p.m. in EV3 1408

  3. Jan. 24, 2019Guest Lecturer: Abul Quasem Al-Amin Poster with text

    We are proud to have Dr. Abul Quasem Al-Amin at the University of Waterloo, leading the discussion on topics including sustainable development and climate change. On Thursday January 24, Dr. Al-Amin will be in EV3 1408 presenting a talk called "Low Carbon Society by Introducing Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles in Malaysia: the Prospects and Challenges". If you want to hear more from an expert on development and environment studies, come by his lecture.

    We are proud to have Dr. Abul Quasem Al-Amin at the University of Waterloo, leading the discussion on topics including sustainable development and climate change. On Thursday January 24, Dr. Al-Amin will be in EV3 1408 presenting a talk called "Low Carbon Society by Introducing Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles in Malaysia: the Prospects and Challenges". If you want to hear more from an expert on development and environment studies, come by his lecture.

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