News archive - June 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012

UW Social Innovators Join Conservation Authorities To Improve Ecology Management

Dr. Dan McCarthy leaning against a tree

Dr. McCarthy believes social innovation can help our protected areas become more resilient.

It may not occur to most people to think of the management structure in their workplace as something similar to an ecosystem. But for a group of University of Waterloo researchers, this kind of new idea is just part of what is at the heart of a new long-term collective partnership between University of Waterloo, Queen’s University and the Toronto Region Conservation Authority.

The Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is the largest conservation area in the country’s most populous province. With so many people dependent on the watershed for their health and well-being, letting nature take its course is just not an option.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

New Book: Beyond the Global City

Beyond the Global City book cover

UW Distinguished Professor Emeritus Dr. Gordon Nelson introduces, Beyond the Global City, a new book, "Looking beyond the smoke screen of Toronto's rapid and costly growth to re-envision sustainable planning in Ontario's neglected regions."

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Reflecting on Rio+20

Adriane MacDonald in an office

PhD student in the University of Waterloo’s Environment and Resource Studies program weighs in on what really happened in Rio.

Monday, June 25, 2012

GEM Welcomes Two New Faculty Members

Derek staring wistfully at the environment

The University of Waterloo Faculty of Environment is very pleased to welcome Derek Robinson and Peter Johnson to the Department of Geography and Environmental Management. 

Derek Robinson completed a PhD at the University of Michigan, and was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Edinburgh before coming to Waterloo. Derek’s research interests focus on land use, land management, and the carbon cycle.

Peter Johnson arrives in our department after completing his PhD and post-doctoral studies at McGill University. Peter’s research focuses on the development and evaluation of several geospatial technologies.

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