Faculty of Environment Dean's Doctoral Initiative

The Faculty of Environment announces 35 funded doctoral opportunities ($100,000 over four years) for domestic students.

The Faculty of Environment is the largest of its kind in Canada, the fastest growing faculty at the University of Waterloo, and most graduate student-intensive faculty on campus. Environment is dedicated to inspiring action and having a positive impact locally and globally. With interdisciplinary programs and researchers, we make meaningful change happen in the classroom and in communities around the world. 

To help us shape a sustainable future, The Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo is inviting the best and the brightest to join our doctoral programs. The Faculty has 35 funded doctoral opportunities $100,000 over four years, for Canadian/Permanent Resident students. 

In addition, to attract top applicants, we will also offer the following two types of awards to some PhD domestic entering students:

  • An Entrance Award to all domestic PhD students who have retained  an average of 85.0% or higher in their previous two years of study (paid in three installments in the first year). 
  • The Exceptional Doctoral Student Scholarship worth $10,000 will be awarded to up to 10 PhD domestic entering students, based on eligibility, merit, and completion of an application form before 15th Feb 2018.

While research is being conducted on a broad range of topics, as illustrated by the research profiles of our 90 faculty members, we are particularly looking for doctoral candidates in the following areas:



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Find out more about how the funding works.

For more information about graduate study opportunities in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo please connect with Simron Singh, Associate Dean, Graduate Studies (simron.singh@uwaterloo.ca; 519-888-4567, ext. 33111).