About Environment

Students walking while conversing outside of the Environment 3 building.

Waterloo’s Faculty of Environment creates knowledge, nurtures learning and promotes action to achieve sustainable futures in Canada and around the world.

We invite you to explore our site to see how our Faculty is developing and implementing the smart solutions needed to address today’s most pressing environmental challenges.

We believe we can leave a strong legacy for those who will come after us through the pursuit of knowledge and the application of this knowledge to the most critical issues of environment and sustainability that now threaten health and prosperity around the world.

Environment at a glance 2016/2017

  • Undergraduate enrolment: 2,380
  • Graduate enrolment: 590
  • More than 15,000 alumni in 80 countries worldwide

woman with chie length red hair and glasses, smiling warmly in front of a living wall Dean of Environment, Jean Andrey

Office of the Dean

Email: env-dean@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 32883
Location: EV1 347


Canada's largest Faculty of Environment features:

  • Internationally renowned faculty members including five Canada Research Chairs, two University Research Chairs and one University Professor.
  • Approximately $9.4 million in research funding for 2017/2018.
  • Eight bachelor degree programs including: Geography and Environmental Management, Knowledge Integration, The School of Environment, Enterprise and Development, The School of Planning and The School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability. The Faculty also offers cross-faculty programs in Aviation and Global Governance. 
  • The only planning program in Canada to offer degrees at the undergraduate, masters and Ph.D. level.
  • Integrated hands-on education supported by numerous field courses and access to a world-class ecology lab, a fully-outfitted workshop, multiple computer labs and multi-media resources. 
  • Widely lauded co-op program boasts a 90+ percent placement rate.
  • Undergraduate and graduate programs associated with professional designations.
  • Fully-funded PhD programs offered through the Dean's Doctoral Initiative.
  • Integrated balance of STEM and social science focussed classes.
  • A new suite of entrepreneurship opportunities, including Velocity Start @Environment, St. Paul's Greenhouse and Jack Rosen Memorial Award foster award-winning student entrepreneurship in environmental stewardship and social justice.