News archive - February 2018

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Geomatics students take home valuable experience from UNB competition

The winning team

This past weekend, a group of Environment students had the pleasure of being part of the first-ever, student led Geomatics Competition at UNB in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Blair Feltmate presents to the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

On February 8, the Intact Centre for Climate Adaptation Head Dr. Blair Feltmate was a witness to the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources discussion of a study on the effects of transitioning to a low carbon economy. The study looks at five key sectors responsible for 80 per cent of our emissions: electricity, oil and gas, transportation, buildings and trade-exposed industries, and how they can contribute to meeting Canada's emission goals.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

ICCA Manager Dana Decent wins OSEA Powering Prosperity award for Leader of the Year

Dana Decent receiving her award.

The Intact Centre on Climate Adaption's (ICCA) Dana Decent was recently awarded "Leader of the Year" by Ontario Sustainable Energy Awards (OSEA). As part of OSEA's 8th Annual Power for Prosperity Awards Gala on February 8, Decent received her award for her work with ICCA directing operational functions and leading research to support the centre’s programs. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

In the Media: Nothing to attract investment here — experts weigh in on Canada’s new resource project rules

University of Waterloo, Faculty of Environment: In the media - Financial Post

School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability professor Robert Gibson spoke to the Financial Post about the environmental assessment legislation from the government, Bill C-69, which would change the way many projects such as pipelines, hydro dams and mines are reviewed. The proposed changes are still being assessed but several academics have found aspects of the bill left them scratching their heads.

Monday, February 12, 2018

In the Media: Time and Los Angeles Times on the Winter Olympics and climate change

University of Waterloo, Faculty of Environment: In the media - Time

Research by Daniel Scott on the reliability of previous Winter Olympics sites to host the games again has garnered attention from an article by Time and an opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times.

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