Thursday, September 24, 2020

P4A report says most Canadians don’t know they are living in high-risk flood areas

a flooded parking lot

A new report by Environment's Partners for Action discovers most Canadians living in flood risk areas do not know their homes are in danger, which could cost Canadian taxpayers billions in population resettlement.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

2020 Faculty of Environment Alumni Awards announced

Congratulations message with photos of three award winners

They are from different backgrounds and different industries but a shared passion for sustainability have propelled this year’s recipients to achieve great things.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

GEM’s Maria Strack named as Royal Society of Canada fellow

Maria taking a core sample in a field

The Faculty of Environment’s Maria Strack is one of five University of Waterloo researchers named as fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and members of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Strack is among 87 new fellows elected by their peers for outstanding scholarly, scientific, and artistic achievement and 50 new members of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists across Canada recently announced.

Monday, August 17, 2020

GEM CRC Maria Strack gets more funding for peatlands research

Maria Strack

Great news! Geography and Environmental Management researcher and Canada Research Chair in Ecosystems and Climate Maria Strack has had her NSERC Tier 2 funding renewed at $100,000 over five years.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Canada’s grade on flood preparedness: C

flooded street

Canada’s provinces and territories received a grade of C on flood preparedness, as determined following a two-year national study completed in 2019. The Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo interviewed 139 provincial and territorial government representatives responsible for managing floods, climate-related risks and emergency services from across all regions of Canada to calculate the grade.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Led by Vanessa Schweizer Global Young Academy releases Anti-discrimination Statement

Hands coming together

“We are in the midst of a racial reckoning that is centuries overdue. Thanks to the tireless work of generations before us who advanced the concept and cause of human rights, we have an historic responsibility to continue such work".

Monday, July 20, 2020

Planting native trees, greenery can cool off your backyard

suburbs from above

SERS PhD Jonas Hamberg says planting native species of trees, shrubs, flowers and grasses can cool the summer day-time temperature of an area by over 4 C in a decade.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Beyond the Bulletin Podcast featuring Juan Moreno-Cruz

Some sort of power plant

The pandemic has reduced our energy consumption, and Juan Moreno-Cruz, a professor in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development, tells us what it means for the planet. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Meet Environment’s two newest Vanier Scholars

Lauren in front of banner

Perhaps the faculty’s worst-kept secret of 2020, Environment is proud to finally announce our two outstanding Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) winners, Lauren Smith, from the School of Environment Resources and Sustainability, and Justin Murfitt, from Geography and Environmental management.

Vanier Scholars are selected from graduate students demonstrating leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health.

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