News archive - August 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Environment research finds way for eagles and wind turbines to coexist

Eagle looking noble

Collisions with wind turbines kill about 100 golden eagles a year in some locations, but a new study that maps both potential wind-power sites and nesting patterns of the birds reveals sweet spots, where potential for wind power is greatest with a lower threat to nesting eagles.

Brad Fedy, a professor in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo, and Jason Tack, a PhD student at Colorado State University, took nesting data from a variety of areas across Wyoming, and created models using a suite of environmental variables and referenced those against areas with wind-development potential.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Start-up Piinpoint Q&A with Derek Robinson

Derek talking to someone

Why Location Analysis and GIS are Key in Today's Retail Market

Think GIS is mostly used for mapping weather patterns and population? Think again. University of Waterloo start-up Piinpoint sits down with University of Waterloo professor, Dr. Derek Robinson, to talk why GIS tools and spatial analysis are critical to today's retailers.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

MAD and IST collaborate to bring Waterloo a dynamic new map

Mapping team from MAD

There was no denying it. The existing University of Waterloo campus map was out of date for a school leading the country in technical innovation. The map needed replacing.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Environment welcomes new director of advancement

Maryam Latifpour Keparoutis

The Faculty of Environment is thrilled to announce the successful conclusion to our search for the Director of Advancement. 

​Maryam Latifpoor-Keparoutis will be joining our team on September 14, 2015 to take on this important role. Maryam will provide leadership and direction for Environment's advancement programs and team and will build strong relationships with donors and volunteers for the Faculty of Environment and the University.

Maryam comes to us most recently from the University of Guelph where she served as Senior Development Manager in the College of Physical and Engineering Science (from 2009 - present); additionally from 2009-2012 she also supported the College of Biological Science.

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