News archive - 2020

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Experts offer a ‘toolbox’ to protect lives and properties from flooding, Canada’s costliest extreme weather challenge

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Every year, flooding causes millions of dollars in property damage - what can be done to help mitigate this risk?  A new report from the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation has laid out guidelines to do just that.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Vivek Goel named president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo

Vivek Goel

Environment is proud to announce that Vivek Goel, a distinguished scholar with extensive achievements in research, teaching and leadership across both public and private sectors, will become the seventh president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

The Environment video tour is here!

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Things being as they are we haven't been spending a lot of time on campus latley. It's a shame because the Faculty of Environment has some of the most welcoming and energizing places to work and study on the University of Waterloo campus. Whether you're a prospective student thinking about joining Canada's leading faculty for sustainability, or a current student missing the place we all share, please join us for the official Faculty of Environment video tour!

Monday, November 9, 2020

Two ENV students and two alumni named as top 30 under 30 sustainability leaders

Truzaar Dordi

The Faculty of Environment is proud to recognize Truzaar Dordi, Beth Eden and alumni Nadine Pinto (BES'16) and Graeme Reed (BES'14) as recipients of this year's Top 30 Under 30 Sustainability Leaders award presented by Corporate Knights.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Research Symposium on the Implications of COVID-19 for the Regional Official Plan

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COVID-19 continues to hit our urban areas hardest, munciplaities across Canada are assessing the impact, looking for opportunities, and adjusting official plans to account for a changing world. The Region of Waterloo teamed up with the University of Waterloo to mobilize leading experts in four aspects of urban development to report on how COVID-19 would impact its Offical Plan. 

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