News archive - January 2020

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

University provides coronavirus update

"In January 2020, a new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was identified as the cause of an outbreak of pneumonia originating in Wuhan, China," writes Sandra Banks, vice-president, university relations in a memo circulated to campus yesterday afternoon. "The situation is rapidly evolving and Campus WellnessRegion of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency ServicesPublic Health Ontario, along with the Ministry of Health, is closely monitoring the outbreak."

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Waves of migrants escaping sea level rise could flood urban centres inland

people walking through a flooded area

On the heels the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees warning at Davos that sea level rise will force millions around the world to relocate away from coastal areas. A new study co-authored by a University of Waterloo researcher offers the first clear tool to predict where these climate migrants could move to due to climate change, and how this will affect communities.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Dean Jean reappointed

dean jean in front of the living wall

The dean of the Faculty of Environment Jean Andrey has been reappointed for her second term after recent votes at Senate and the Board of Governors’ Executive Committee. Senate voted on November 20 to recommend that the President recommend the reappointments to the Board Executive Committee.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

GEM's Susan J. Elliott launches new journal: Wellbeing, Space and Society

Journal cover

Geography and Environmental Management researcher Susan Elliott is co-editing a new journal focused on human health and the built environment along with Jamie Pearce a professor of Health Geography at the University of Edinburgh.

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Reflecting sunlight away from earth could fight climate change and poverty

a map showing GDP change

As the world's experts race to find ways to combat climate change, new findings reveal that an experimental process to redirect the sun's energy could mitigate both climate change and global income inequality.

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