News archive - April 2015

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Geography at Waterloo leaps up QS rankings to 48th best in the world

Geography at the University of Waterloo improved on its global ranking from according to results published today. Last year Geography was ranked in the top 100 by UK firm Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). This year the program vaults into the top 50, at 48.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Students reach out to help fund Nepal earthquake relief

The University of Waterloo and the Faculty of Environment have a long history of offering learning experiences in Nepal. Student from our International Development program travel to Nepal and work with local development organizations.

Every year, students from Sanjay Nepal's GEOG 430 class go to Mount Everest to learn about the relationship between tourism, climate change and local economic development.

Many our students have formed a deep personal bond with the country and its people. With a deadly earthquake recently rocking the country these students are now reaching out for donation to aid disaster relief in Nepal.

Learn more about how you can donate here.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

International Development students return from field placements

people smiling for a photograph

Twenty-seven fourth-year International Development (INDEV) students return to campus on Monday, April 27 after two terms interning with local development organizations in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Waterloo teams up with insurance companies to advance flood resiliency in Canada

The Co-operators and Farm Mutual Reinsurance Plan today announced the creation of the Partners for Action (P4A) Network at the University of Waterloo's Faculty of Environment. The two founding partners have committed $1.1 million to the new applied research network, which will work to advance flood resiliency in Canada in the face of a changing climate.
 
P4A will use a collaborative approach that brings together a diverse set of stakeholders from business, government and non-governmental organizations to create and share knowledge, address information needs and drive action to better manage the risk posed by flooding. Its work will include monetizing the economic costs and benefits of adaptation, as well as the social and environmental co-benefits, and promoting the need for improved flood mapping across the country.
Monday, April 13, 2015

Vote now! Epiphyte Chamber selected as a finalist for the 2015 AZURE awards

Rob Gorbet

Waterloo Architecture, Engineering and Environment's newest department, Knowledge Integration’s collaborative Epiphyte Chamber has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 AZ Awards from Azure magazine. 

You can help them win by voting here. Ballots close May 8, 2015.

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