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. Feb. 20, 2019P4A receives renewed funding from The Co-operators: Canadian collaboration for flood risk awareness gains groundThe Co-operators Group Ltd. logo

    The Partners for Action (P4A) network at The University of Waterloo, Faculty of Environment, has received renewed funding from The Co-operators Group Ltd. The $600,000 will support P4A's efforts to facilitate increased risk awareness, enhance cross-sector collaboration, and improve decision-making to help make Canad

  2. Feb. 15, 2019A thank you to our Faculty's incredible donor community!Environment 3 building with a collage of images of the members of our community

    Heading into the Family Day weekend, we would like to take a moment to recognize the important impact of the Faculty’s incredible donors. Whether you are a past, present or future donor, we are so grateful for your investment in our future, and for being such a meaningful part of our community!

  3. Feb. 13, 2019ENV graduate students run successful Machine Learning workshop for Geospatial DataStudents at tables

    Faculty of Environment graduate students from the Geospatial Club ran a successful workshop about Machine Learning for Geospatial Data. This event was held in collaboration with the Dana Porter Geospatial Centre. 

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  1. Feb. 27, 2019The Worlds Challenge Challenge Pitch CompetitionWorld's Challenge Challenge Poster

    The World’s Challenge Challenge at the University of Waterloo is a competition where teams of three diverse students pick one of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (also known as Global Goals), and propose a solution. Teams will be selected to make a 5-7 minute presentation on Wednesday February 27, proposing a solution to a panel of judges, with Q&A. The winning team will then be invited to compete at the nationals level in London Ontario for prizes up to $30,000. Come hear from groups looking to solve some of the worlds most important problems!

    To watch the presentations, register here

  2. Mar. 1, 2019The 9th Annual International Development Conference: SustainSustain poster

    This year's International Development Conference is focused on the topic of Sustainability. The conference will include seminars, workshops, and other interactive activities with speakers and groups promoting sustainable development in a variety of ways. The application of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals will be examined and local sustainable initiatives will be explored.

    Join us for a fun and interactive day of learning about sustainability and how it fits into international development studies! 

  3. Mar. 1, 2019Environment Seminar Series: ENV Grad Students seminar series poster

    Our Faculty is proud to present the latest installment of our Dean's Seminar Series, but this time we're showcasing our grad students' research! On March 1st from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., you will have the opportunity to learn what some of our Faculty's PhD students are doing. Come to AL 105 for a free lunch and five fifteen minute presentations about various environmental topics! 

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