News archive - October 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016

Department of Geography and Environmental Management hosts record-breaking conference

Collage of images from the conference

More than 200 geographers and interdisciplinary scholars converged at the University of Waterloo this past weekend for the 2016 Canadian Association of Geographers - Ontario Division (CAGONT) Annual Meeting.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Provinces and Yukon score a C- in flood preparedness disaster mitigation; immediate actions recommended

Map of Canada with color codes and letter grades on each province and Yukon

WATERLOO, Ont. (October 31, 2016) – Startling results from a new report out of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo find all ten provinces and Yukon are not as prepared as they could be for floods.

The report, Climate Change and the Preparedness of Canadian Provinces and Yukon to Limit Potential Flood Damage, surveyed 103 government representatives across 91 provincial and territorial ministries, departments and agencies between December 2015 to April 2016.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Waterloo releases 2nd annual Sustainability Report

Front cover of sustainability report

The 2015 University of Waterloo Environmental Sustainability Report was released today, outlining the institution's progress across academic, operations and engagement indicators over the past year.

Friday, October 21, 2016

ENV in the media: Coastal Clamshells, Donald Trump, and Top 30 grads

Coolage of image of a hand holding soil. the cover of Corproate Knights Top 3o Under 30 issue and Donald Trump

Faculty of environment alumni and faculty members have been active in the media recently. Here's a roundup of some of the latest stories:

Three Environment grads top the list

Friday, October 21, 2016

Environment celebrates 2016 fall grads

Tapan Dhar, young man leaning against counter with School of Planning sign behind him

As more than 2,200 University of Waterloo students receive their degrees over the next two days, the Faculty of Environment welcomes nearly 120 new members to the alumni family.  

Fourty-seven undergrads and 70 graduate students will walk across the stage this afternoon. Among them, two will also receive an Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies Award.

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