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Friday, May 25, 2018

Canadian polar bear tourism reinforces gender stereotypes

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A new study by researchers at the University of Waterloo reveals that Canadian polar bear tourism imposes hegemonic gender roles onto polar bear bodies and reinforces heterosexual gender stereotypes and the patriarchy.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

In the Media: Floods in B.C., New Brunswick a warning of what's to come

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Climate change researchers say this month’s B.C. floods, and the record-setting New Brunswick floods before them, are a glimpse into the future for people who live near Canada’s many rivers.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

In the Media: Dealerships are a tipping point for the Electric Vehicles market

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Many consumers encounter electric vehicles for the first time at car dealerships when they are looking to buy a new vehicle. Now, research shows that interactions with sales personnel have an important and often detrimental influence on the purchase of electric vehicles, presenting a critical barrier to their wide-spread adoption.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

In the Media: ENV researchers offer insight on recent devastating floods in Canada

Environment's researchers offer insight on recent devastating floods in Canada, discussing impacts on the insurance industry and the role of governments.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

CUT Award recipient leverages reflection for instructional development

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Congratulations to Caitlin from the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, this year's recipient of the Certificate in University Teaching (CUT) Award.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

In the Media: Global tourism's carbon footprint is four times bigger than thought

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Global tourism accounts for 8% of total worldwide greenhouse gas emissions, four times more than previously believed.

Monday, May 14, 2018

GEM and ERS students trek to Everest Base Camp

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Led by GEM Professor Sanjay Nepal and GEM PhD student Nicole Balliston, a group of GEM and ERS students are headed out to Nepal, as part of a 22-day course field trip to the Kathmandu and Everest regions.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

In the Media: What climate change means for home insurance

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With extreme weather becoming more and more common, the probability of having to make several, relatively lower-value insurance claims is going up, according to Blair Feltmate, head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo.

Friday, May 11, 2018

In the Media: The simple solution to flood disclosures

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Daniel Henstra, associate professor in political science and a senior fellow for the Centre for International Governance Innovation has a simple solution to flood disclosures: Third party disclosure management.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

In the Media: Corduroy road gives a glimpse into Waterloo’s past

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Faculty of Environment researcher Andrew Trant is dissecting portions of uptown log road discovered in 2016 during the LRT construction to better understand the past. 

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