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 21, 2018In the Media: Signs, crossings could save animals and moneyctv news logo in the media

    Thousands of vehicles collide with wild animals in Ontario every year – many of which are preventable, according to a new Faculty of Environment study by associate professor Michael Drescher.

  2. June 18, 2018In the Media: How to get rid of mosquitoes without pesticide usebusiness standard in the media logo

    Faculty of Environment researchers have discovered a cheap and pesticide-free way to combat mosquito populations and to reduce the risk of mosquito-borne diseases.

  3. June 18, 2018In the Media: Flood trauma goes deeper than cost, study findsctv news logo in the media

    A recent study done at the University of Waterloo analyzed the effects of flooding on people. Flooding is usually weighted by damages in dollars and the number of people displaced. What is often overlooked is mental stress, lost time from work, and priceless sentimental items.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Nov. 19 to 21, 2018Canadian Conference on Global Health, co-chaired by Susan Elliott

    Every year, more than 600 people from more than 30 countries gather in Canada for the Canadian Conference on Global Health (CCGH).  Practitioners, researchers, educators, students, policy makers and community mobilizers come to share their knowledge and experience and find new ways to work together. This conference is co-chaired by GEM's Susan Elliott.

    Call for abstracts now open! Deadline: May 31, 2018

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