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Monday, March 13, 2017

In the media: Nancy Worth on young Torontonians living with their parents

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Toronto's hot housing market has more young adults living at home with their parents. Geography and Environmental Management professor Nancy Worth spoke with the New York Times on the trend that shows 56.5 percent of people in their 20s (PDF) in the Toronto area still live with their parents, compared with 42 percent nationwide. Professor Worth said, despite negative stereotypes of lazy millennials free-loading in their parents' basements, many of these educated young professionals are actually making smart, strategic choices. 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Donors and students recognized at Inaugural Awards Banquet

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“I was going to welcome you on behalf of the Faculty,“ began Dean Jean Andrey, addressing the students, alumni, faculty, staff and donors assembled in Fed Hall’s beautiful dining room last night. “But then I realized, you ARE the faculty.” So commenced the inaugural Faculty of Environment Awards Banquet.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

In the media: Stephen Murphy commends salamander conservation efforts

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For the fifth consecutive year, the City of Burlington will stop traffic to save the Jefferson salamander. A kilometer of King Road will be shut down for three weeks to allow the endangered amphibians to safely cross the road from their wintering site to their breeding grounds.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Andrew Trant awarded prestigious WS Cooper Award

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School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability professor Andrew Trant was recognized today for his outstanding contribution to the fields of plant ecology and biogeography.

Friday, March 3, 2017

In the media: Pierre Filion on how tall is too tall for Hamilton?

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Does size really matter? As developers receive conditional site approval for what will be Hamilton's tallest downtown building, planners and other experts weigh in on the question of 'how tall is too tall?' In an interview for the Hamilton Spectator story, School of Planning professor Pierre Filion noted "Height is a popular way to achieve density as planners work to intensify urban centres as per the province’s 2005 Places to Grow Act." But, he said too much emphasis is placed on the height of a building when the focus should be on what’s happening at street level.  Read the full story

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

R2R Interview: Jennifer Clapp - Hungry for Answers

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How much do we really know about the food we eat? And how can some live in abundance while millions are on the brink of starving? As part of their Orange Chair Series Research2Reality (R2R) sat down with School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability professor and  Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security and Sustainability (Tier 1), Jennifer Clapp to discuss the relationships between food production, society and the environment

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

In the media: Professor Sean Goeby's participatory budget experiment gets green light

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A partnership between masters student researchers in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development and the City of Kitchener has been given the green light by city council. Led by professor Sean Geobey, the students will be working with the city to implement a participatory budget experiment, where citizens will be given the opportunity to direct a portion of the city's budget.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

SERS Professor among 19 Waterloo researchers awarded $1.4 million

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School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability professor Andrew Trant is among 19 University of Waterloo researchers to be awarded $1.4 million for infrastructure to support research.

Friday, February 24, 2017

In the media: Jeff Casello on the impacts of a new Go Train tunnel

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One step closer to two-way all-day travel to Toronto

School of Planning Professor and Associate Provost, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs, Jeff Casello spoke with CTV news last night about Infrastructure Ontario’s plan to build a second Go Train tunnel. While a request for proposals has just gone out, the multi-million dollar contract is expected to be awarded by fall. Casello said it's been a long time coming and the two-way all-day service between Waterloo Region and Toronto will create a valuable innovative ecosystem. The project is part of the Province's largest ever investment in public infrastructure.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

In the media: First officers fast track to the friendly skies

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Congratulations to four Aviation grads hired, straight out of school, by Sunwing Airline. Cameron Fuchs, Spencer Leckie, Siobhan O’Hanlon, and Chelsea Anne Edwards were the first batch of young pilots trained under the airline's intensive cadet program. They are now all flying as First Officers. At the event this morning, John Hudson, Manager of Standards for Sunwing Airlines, announced the cadet program, a partnership between the University of Waterloo's joint aviation program, Waterloo-Wellington Flight Centre and Sunwing Airlines, will be renewed for another year. 

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