News archive - October 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

SEED 2014 Round table generates ideas on communicating sustainability in a polarized world

SEED 2014 Panel

Former Canadian Prime Minister the Right Honorable Joe Clark gave the keynote address at a panel discussion on bridging opposing views on environment and economy during The University of Waterloo’s School of Environment, Enterprise and Development’s (SEED) annual round table discussion.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Esri Canada Selects UW for Centres of Excellence program

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Esri Canada has selected University of Waterloo as a Centre of Excellence (ECCE) in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Monday, October 6, 2014

Food security project receives $2.5 million in funding

Environment researchers team-up for The Hungry Cities Partnership -- an international research project examining governance, rapid urbanization and urban food security in the Global South.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Chris Hadfield delivers first lectures to Environment students

Commander Chris Hadfield made his Environment debut as Professor Hadfield to geography and aviation students. 

The retired Canadian astronaut delivered his first surprise lecture of the afternoon to a third-year geography class on advanced remote sensing techniques. Hadfield described how he was able to snap photos of Earth while serving as commander of the International Space Station: “The countries aren’t colour-coded and north isn’t up,” Hadfield joked with the room of geographers.
Thursday, October 2, 2014

Environment researcher joins $2.5 million healthy oceans partnership

Derek in a Field

The Faculty of Environment is pleased to announce that Derek Armitage of Environment and Resource Studies received a partnership grant from The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) as co-applicant for a study titled, OceanCanada.

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