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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Environment welcomes new entrepreneur in residence

Brock Dickinson

The faculty has hired Brock Dickinson, the outgoing CEO of MDB Insight as its new Entrepreneur in Residence. His firm was recognized by Profit magazine as one of the Hot 50 fastest growing young firms. 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Two ENV alumni named 2017 Top 30 Under 30 in Sustainability

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Faculty of Environment alumni Puninda Thind and Mac Balacano were named Corporate Knights 2017 Top 30 Under 30 in Sustainability.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Two Geography researchers receive more than $1.5 in funding from federal innovation fund

Jon Price

The Geography and Environmental Management researchers will receive the funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation(CFI) for infrastructure to support their research. Geography at Environment is is one of the top 100 Geography programs in the world, and ranked fourth in Canada.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Lack of affordable rental options for families in Kitchener-Waterloo, study finds

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Kitchener-Waterloo’s (K-W) rental market would benefit from more family-friendly options, according to a report from the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Artist grad creates Environment mosaic for Reunion 2017

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If you were one of the members of the Environment community who turned out for our amazing reunion events you may have noticed alum Julie Sperling, who is the City of Kitchener Artist in Residence, and a SERS alum is leading the mosaic activity.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

ENV alumni moving (back) into residence

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Two Environment grads are helping launch the first alumni in residence program.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

In the media: Once-in-a-lifetime chance to build density with diversity

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Brian Doucet, associate professor in the School of Planning, writes in the Waterloo Region Record about the opportunities that the LRT can bring to Waterloo Region, and warns about the possible detriment that we must avoid in building within the transit corridor.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

In the media: National Columnist Emma Teitel covers GEM professor Nancy Worth's research report GenY at Home in the Toronto Star

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National Columnist Emma Teitel covers GEM professor Nancy Worth's research report GenY at Home in the Toronto Star: "That Toronto is expensive and very few can afford to own homes or rent them is certainly not news (the average price of a one-bedroom apartment in this city recently reached $2,000 a month). What is news, however, is the fact that a soaring cost of living has drastically changed the face of adulthood in this city."

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

2017 Alumni Awards Recipients

2017 alumni award winners

The Faculty of Environment is proud of its many ambitious and successful alumni. With more than 14,000 Environment alumni helping make a more sustainable future and spreading their knowledge and expertise worldwide, this is our chance to recognize a handful of grads who have made exceptional contributions to creating more resilient communities. 

This year’s nominees included outstanding community leaders, industry experts, and entrepreneurs. Join us in congratulating our 2017 Faculty of Environment Alumni Award winners!

Friday, September 29, 2017

In the media: CBC, CTV, and VICE cover GenYatHome research by GEM professor Nancy Worth

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Geography and Environmental Management professor Nancy Worth recently released research shedding light on why many Generation Y-ers in the Greater Toronto Area live with their parents. Titled GenYatHome, the report recieved wide comverage in the media, including CBC, CTV, and VICE.

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