News archive - February 2014

Friday, February 28, 2014

Seminar series looks at the (partial) failure of environmentalism

People attending the lecture in a lecture hall

Check out the conversation on Twitter using #envlecture

The second installment of Environment’s Seminar Series examined how environmentally progressive ideals have eroded over time, and offered some ideas on how individuals and institutions can re-engage to save the planet.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Kristin Elton wins Environment 3MT heat

The three winners

Judges, Markus Moos, Stephen Murphy, Andre Roy, and Jennifer Lynes, selected School of Planning graduate student Kristin Elton as

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

GEM ranked amongst world’s top 100 geography programs

The rankings, published today by UK firm Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), put The Faculty of Environment's Geography and Environmental Management department in the top 100 geography programs in the world.  

QS ranks close to 700 universities worldwide in 30 disciplines. The University of Waterloo is listed amongst the top 200 universities globally for 19 of the 30 subjects evaluated.

The Department of Geography and Environmental Management (GEM) at University of Waterloo has a strong commitment to the discovery, application and dissemination of geographic knowledge focused on our home planet.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Knowledge integration alumni panel discusses life after KI

KI Alumni


By Venessa Nyarko

Friday January 31st reintroduced the Faculty of Environment’s KI alumni panel who answered questions from an audience of current and prospective students with their families as they shared their experiences of being recent graduates of the KI program.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Climate change puts Arctic winters on thin ice

map tracking lakes

Climate change causes dramatic thinning of ice on Arctic lakes and cuts winter ice season by almost a month over 60-year-span, Waterloo study finds

Arctic lakes have been freezing up later in the year and thawing earlier, creating an ice season about 24 days shorter than it was in 1950, a University of Waterloo study has found.

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