Please join us in Evolv1 on Monday, January 21, 2019 for a one hour session to discuss “How Ottawa Works” with respect to fish, forests and wildlife conservation decision making. Trevor Swerdfager's presentation will focus on the roles of political leaders, opinion leaders, central agencies and line departments and the processes they engage in related to conservation issues and decisions.
The Leadership Series: Speed Networking
The Leadership Series was created to give students from the Faculty of Environment an opportunity to connect with and learn from a broad range of faculty alumni through themed discussions and small-group networking.
The focus for our fall 2019 event is International Experience. Save the date and check soon for event information and a list of alumni participants.
The Youth Action on Climate Change (YACC) is looking for motivated young people who want to have a positive impact on our planet. The YACC wants to connect you with other youth who feel the same way and give you the tools, resources, and mentorship in order to implement your solutions right now. There will be interactive workshops, a networking lunch with local sustainability organizations, swag and more!
A generation ago, finding a job after graduation was about interviewing for a 9:00 to 5:00 career opportunity. Today, graduating students have to find their way through a maze of contract work, part-time jobs, short-term positions, side hustles, consulting opportunities and entrepreneurial ventures. To understand the exciting – and terrifying! – world of the gig economy, this event will bring in Leah Feor, social entrepreneur and instructor at the School of Business and Management at Niagara College. Join us on Thursday July 11th from 5:00-7:00pm at EV3 4412!
Leah Feor is the owner of Simply Sustainable, a small business that has evolved from a fair trade mobile shop to a strategic consulting firm serving entrepreneurs with a social or environmental mission. She studied in Ottawa and has traveled extensively throughout Latin America, and is now residing in Crystal Beach – close to her family and the natural beauty of Niagara. She teaches at Niagara College in the School of Business and Management and is completing a Master of Environment and Business (MEB) from the University of Waterloo. Leah also serves as a member of the Social Enterprise Niagara Planning Committee and as a board member for the Niagara Peninsula Conversation Authority.
On June 25th Entrepreneurship @ Environment is hosting Equal Entrepreneurs - women's voices on ideation, inspiration, and navigating entrepreneurship. Take this opportunity to engage with a panel of women on topics around entrepreneurship, overcoming and embracing obstacles, and the opportunity for women to use entrepreneurship to address social/environmental challenges.
In collaboration with the KW Chapter of the Council of Canadians, Divest Waterloo, and UW’s Faculty of Environment, the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change is hosting two events on June 18 and 19th, 2019
Convocation is a special time to celebrate! Join the Faculty of Environment on Tuesday, June 11 to congratulate our hardworking students on their graduation!
Come back to the University of Waterloo on Saturday, June 1, 2019 to celebrate Alumni Weekend and the Faculty of Environment's 50th birthday! Revisit the hallways you once called home, reunite with former classmates and professors, and relive your fondest campus memories.
Has it really been 45 years?
Calling all planning grads from the class of '74. It's time to join your former classmates to reconnect, reunite, and relive your best campus memories.
Your reunion planning committee, Sue Metcalfe, Janet Babcock, and Terry Boutilier, along with faculty alumni officer, Dheana Ramsay, have prepared a fun-packed itinerary.
The Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE) conference Engaging Economies of Change hosted in Waterloo, Canada, brings together real-world solutions from across multiple disciplines of academia, business, the public sector, and civil society to focus on pathways towards a better tomorrow.
The film Why We Cycle explores some of the obvious and not-so-obvious effects of cycling on people, communities and cities. Join us as we screen this insightful and thought-provoking film that brings together cutting-edge scholarly research, with ordinary lived experiences of cycling and mobility.
Graduating Class of 2019
Congratulations on nearing the end of your studies at Waterloo!
Graduating students (undergrad and grad), staff and faculty are invited to join Dean Jean Andrey, to celebrate graduating students achievements.
Enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres and a complimentary drink as we raise a glass to welcome the newest members of the Environment Alumni family. Share a laugh and find out who will receive the "most likely to..." and be inspired by a young alumnus who will share a few words of advice and encouragement as you embark on your next phase of life.
We looking forward to sharing this milestone moment with you!
Hey Environment! It's that time of year again...
We're holding our annual Show Us Your Environment Photo Contest! We want to see the awesome places you've gone, sights you've seen, or things you've done through the faculty.
Registration: Jack Rosen Memorial Award
Watch the Jack Rosen Memorial Award finalists present their innovative ideas in a Dragons Den style setting and meet top local entrepreneurs.
What: Jack Rosen pitch competition
When: March 27 from 5:00-8:00pm in NH 3407
Food and Beverages Provided - Register Now - Space is Limited.
Managing air pollution, toxic substances, and climate change is a complex, linked sustainability challenge. To better inform efforts to address these issues, we need to understand how policies to address emissions translate into societal benefits. In this talk, Dr. Selin will present work from her research group, using a systems approach to better understand air pollutants such as particulate matter, ozone, and mercury.
Please join us in QNC 1501 for coffee, refreshments, and an opportunity to meet Dr. Eckely Selin and other attendees from 1:30-2:00 p.m. Talk will commence at 2:00 p.m.
On Tuesday March 26, Dean Jean Andrey is hosting a Lunch Seminar with guest John Borrows, who will be talking about Indigenous treaties and Ontario. Join us in RCH 307 at 12:00p.m. and partake in this amazing opportunity to increase our knowledge of the treaties.
On Friday March 22nd, we will be hosting another seminar for our Environment Seminar Series! In AL 105 from 11:30a.m. - 1:30p.m., we will have two speakers: Jason Thistlethwaite and Jessica Blythe. Lunch will be served at 11:30a.m., with the two half-hour talks beginning around 12:00p.m.
Join us in learning more from two experts in their field. We hope to see you there!
Faculty of Environment donors and student scholarship recipients are invited to a special evening of recognition. Join Dean Jean Andrey, along with faculty and staff, to honour the outstanding generosity of our donors and the dedicated commitment of our deserving students.
On Saturday March 16 from 8:30a.m. - 4:30p.m., the University of Waterloo and Impact Alliance will be teaming up to host the Global Solutions Conference! Through special keynotes, a panel of experts, and interactive workshops, you'll be equipped with a deeper understanding of the transformative power sustainability can have. The event will also feature a booth fair and networking breaks with breakfast, lunch and refreshments provided.
Please note our new date. The previous event was cancelled due to severe weather and campus closure. Join us Tuesday, March 12th for take two...
How to Market Yourself: Selling your unique skills and attributes in a competitive job market
The Leadership Series was created to give students from the Faculty of Environment an opportunity to connect with and learn from alumni through discussion and small-group networking. This term, we are excited to offer our first evening event focused on how to market yourself to potential employers in the competitive marketplace, with special presentation by Centre for Career Action Advisor, Alicia Flatt.
KI-X (n): Knowledge Integration eXhibition; a convergence of disciplines, teaching methods and creative minds in an exhibition of topical, object-centric displays.
A generation ago, finding a job after graduation was about interviewing for a 9:00 to 5:00 career opportunity. Today, graduating students have to find their way through a maze of contract work, part-time jobs, short-term positions, side hustles, consulting opportunities and entrepreneurial ventures. To understand the exciting – and terrifying! – world of the gig economy, this event brings together a group of presenters who’ve found a way to survive and thrive in this new reality. Join us on Tuesday March 5th from 5:00-7:00pm at EV2 2002!
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition asks University of Waterloo research-based master's and doctoral students to explain the breadth and significance of their research to a non-specialist audience using only one static slide in three minutes.
Not only does the 3MT help cultivate students' presentation and communication skills while providing them with invaluable networking opportunities, winners also have the potential to win thousands of dollars in prizes. Learn more and register now by clicking here.
Competitors are able to attend faculty-based heats, so we encourage you to join us at the Environment Faculty Heat on Tuesday March 5 at 4:00p.m. in EV3 1408. Keep in mind, the deadline for slides will be Friday February 22.
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!