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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

GEM students recognized at international tourism forum

Sarah Tam and Megan Sutton.

By Lily Roth, Communications & Social Media Coordinator, Faculty of Environment

Not long ago, Sarah Tam questioned if she was on the right path. Like some master’s students, she had a hard time transitioning from her undergrad to graduate studies. But after following the advice of her supervisor, and being rewarded for stepping outside her comfort zone, Tam now knows she’s on the right track.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Water Institute members lead impactful projects on climate change

Wooden pier overlooking a lake

Originally published on the Water Institute website

Climate change is significantly impacting Canada’s water resources. From melting permafrost, to more pervasive algal blooms, to increased flooding, these impacts are only expected to increase in the future.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Recognizing a pioneer in the protection of agricultural diversity and farmer’s rights

Pat Roy Mooney

Pat Roy Mooney, a renowned expert on the issue of agricultural genetic erosion, is set to become the newest honorary alumnus of the Faculty of Environment, as he receives an Honorary Doctor of Environmental Studies at tomorrow’s convocation ceremony.  

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Aviation students get a jump start on their careers

Young female pilot smiling in front of a small plane

When Jenna Yee dreamed of becoming a pilot, the Waterloo aviation student assumed she’d start small, spending time in the north to get her flying career off the ground.

But a new five-year agreement between the University of Waterloo and the Jazz Aviation Pathways Program (Jazz APP) means some aviation students will get a jump on a more direct career pathway with a major airline.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

ENV student to join youth from around the world on Sustainable Development Goals

Beth Eden

Photo credit: Hannah Yoon

By Lily Roth, Communications & Social Media Coordinator, Faculty of Environment

She didn't think she'd be selected, but in a sea of 10,000 applicants, Beth Eden stood out. Chosen for her entrepreneurial attitude and business experience, the Environment and Business student will be one of the 360 young adults from around the world working to turn the Sustainable Development Goals into action.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Sarah Burch among scholars across Canada urging immediate action on low carbon transition

Report cover with a jumble of street signs pointing in different directions

“If we're going to have any hope of reaching our commitments under the Paris Agreement or keeping warming below two degrees, then the de-escalation of fossil fuel consumption has to happen immediately.”

Friday, May 19, 2017

SEED prof Heather Hall suggests steps to reignite the Ring of Fire

Report cover with gold coin

The large-scale mineral deposit in Northern Ontario referred to as the Ring of Fire holds immense potential to bring unprecedented prosperity to Indigenous communities. But a turbulent past and ongoing conflict between First Nations, governments, and mining companies leave much of the mineral potential significantly untapped. 

Monday, May 8, 2017

In the media: Jennifer Lynes and Sarah Wolfe share four tips to reframe environmental messaging

ENV in the media icon

Director of the Environment and Business program, Jennifer Lynes and associate professor in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, Sarah Wolfe collaborated on a commentary published in today's Globe and Mail.

Friday, May 5, 2017

National survey shows most Canadians in high-risk areas for floods unaware

Person standing in flooded area wearing yellow rubber boots and rain slicker

Waterloo, Ont. (Friday, May 5, 2017) — Nearly all Canadians living in high-risk flood areas not only don’t know it, but are increasingly paying out of pocket for damage.  

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

How small businesses can have a big impact on greenhouse gas emissions

Downtown street scape and cross walk

Environment professor says municipalities play an important role in reaching Canada’s sustainability goals

Originally posted on Waterloo Stories

By Nicole Bennett, University Relations