Environment 1 (EV1), room 347
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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, staff, alumni, donors and industry partners make meaningful change happen in the classroom, the office, and in communities around the world, together. 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.
They are among the most difficult questions confronting humanity — and the most urgently in need of a response. How can we prevent climate change from becoming a full-blown global climate catastrophe that imperils our very existence? How can we stop driving thousands of animal and plant species into extinction? How can eight billion people take what they need from this planet without taking so much that they destroy it?
Dr. Shari Fox has an answer that could help make a positive difference in all these areas. Turn to Indigenous Peoples and learn from them, says the scientist and academic who was chosen for this year’s TD Walter Bean Professorship in Environment at the University of Waterloo.
In close cooperation with the Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association and the Glow Centre, the University of Waterloo is making campus more inclusive for Two-Spirit, Trans, Non-Binary and gender non-conforming members of the campus community by increasing access to all-gender washrooms. In Environment, EV1-118 and 321 have been converted to single-stall gender neutral washrooms. So have EV2-1032 and EV3 4937.
Dr. Leia Minaker, professor in the School of Planning, details how food and beverage companies employ dozens of tactics to market their products directly to children.
Being comfortable in chaos is no easy task. Just ask INDEV alum, Seyni Mbaye who works as a program officer at Results for Development supporting the Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Center (SPARC) and the Health System Strengthening Accelerator (HSSA) projects for the progress toward Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in sub-Saharan Africa.
Discover what senior honours students from the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability have been working on for their thesis research projects. Join them in the EV1 courtyard to talk about their findings and check out their eye-catching posters!
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Office of Indigenous Relations.