News archive - November 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Ecosystem-safe hydrokinetic power project wins $1,000 Jack Rosen award

With renewable energy systems such as solar and wind power now commonplace, safely harnessing power from beneath the sea could be the next frontier of sustainable energy generation.

Monday, November 17, 2014

GEM offers undergraduates new climate change specialization

Underwater Tree

Beginning in 2015, undergraduate students in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management will have an opportunity to obtain a specialization in climate change. This addition to the curriculum builds on the Department's recent launch of Canada's first Master of Climate Change program, and its associated internationally-recognized expertise in human and physical dimensions of climate change.

Unlike other specializations offered by GEM, climate change requires courses in both human and physical geography. This broad course base ensures that students will gain an understanding of both the physical science of climate change, as well as its impacts on natural and socio-economic systems.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

GEM prof. Susan Elliott releases new edition of Geographies of Health

Book cover

Susan Elliott, a professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management, cross appointed with the School of Public Health and Health Systems has released a new edition of her seminal book Geographies of Health: An Introduction, co-edited with Anthony C. Gatrell of Lancaster University's Lancaster Medical School.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

REEP celebrates 15 years of helping make homes more sustainable

REEP House

REEP House for Sustainable Living began as a two-year project created in 1999 in the basement of the Environmental Studies (now Environment) building at the University of Waterloo. Their initial goal was to match academic research with practical action in the community.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Researcher's documentary on disaster and development premiers in Vienna

Aftermath Poster

AFTERMATH – The Second Flood, a documentary featuring School of Environment Enterprise and Development researcher Simron Singh recently premiered at Vienna's prestigious 'Weltmuseum' (World museum). A packed house of close to 300 guests attended the showing.

AFTERMATH – The Second Flood was shot over seven years by filmmaker Raphael Barth. It follows the fate of the Nicobarese people, who live on a chain of 19 islands in the southeastern Bay of Bengal, in the wake of aid and development after the Tsunami 2004.

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