News archive - June 2016

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Environment students begin field course in Rome

Diverse group of 16 students and two professors in front of large iron gates with greenery in background

“When in Rome,” the adage goes, “Do as the Romans”. That’s exactly what 16 students from Jennifer Clapp’s International Food Policy course will be doing for the next two weeks; taking their studies out of the classroom and into the heart of international food policy.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Environmental Commissioner expresses urgency to take action

Man in white shirt and black suit jack and woman in white pant suit sit on chairs on a stage with the backs of audience members

Just six months into her role as ECO, but no stranger to environmental issues, Saxe is one of the most respected environmental lawyers in Canada. She was rated one of the top 25 environmental lawyers in the world (Best of the Best, 2008) and was named Toronto’s first ever Environmental Lawyer of the Year.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Congratulations to the Faculty of Environment Class of 2016

L-R: Jinny Tran, Zinnie Cowing, Dean Jean Andrey, Kris Kolenc, Jonathan Van Dusen

The Faculty of Environment welcomes nearly 600 new members of the alumni family and congratulates the eight who were honored at a morning reception for their distinguished academic achievement.

Recipients of the Academic Achievement Award for top marks in their respective programs include: Zinnie Cowing (Geography), Chelsea Edwards (Geography and Aviation), Sarah Dohlman (Knowledge Integration), Kris Kolenc (Environment and Business), Jinny Tran (Planning), Jonathan Van Dusen (Geomatics), Joseph Wang (Environment and Resource Studies), and Jacob Winter (International Development).

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Full House at 2016 School of Planning Graduate Luncheon

It was a full house at Federation Hall as the School of Planning celebrated its 2016 graduates. Nearly 350 people attended the Graduation Luncheon on June 14th, including faculty, staff, new graduates, and their friends and families. As Director of the School of Planning, Clarence Woudsma explains, its become an important tradition in the School of Planning since its inception in 2005.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Faculty of Environment and City of Kitchener host Regional Envirothon Competition

2016 Hamilton/Wentworth Envirothon Winners - Credit: Cardinal Newman

The period between the end of exams and the start of a new term is usually quiet and uneventful. However, on April 27, the Faculty of Environment and the City of Kitchener welcomed nine high school teams to compete in the Regional Envirothon Competition.

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