News archive - May 2020

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Q and A with Jodi Koberinski: food security and the food chain during COVID-19

wheat field

Jodi Koberinski of Waterloo’s Geography and Environmental Management department answers our questions about the food chain here.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Environment-led Map the System team advances to global finals with light rail gentrification project

three participating students

The University of Waterloo’s Map the System team, including two students from the Faculty of Environment are taking their local research to the global stage in June, following a winning presentation at the Canadian finals last week.Kaitlin Webber, Emma McDougall, and Sam Petrie collaborated to explore the social and economic impact of the recently launched Light Rail Transit (LRT) system in Waterloo Region.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Take a bow David Pau, you're our Environment Co-op of the year!

David Pau

Every year, one student from each faculty is presented with a Co-op Student of the Year Award for exceptional contributions to one or more of their work term employers. Please join us in recognizing David Pau — Environment's Co-op of the year!

Monday, May 11, 2020

Rich Petrone's climate-change research finds accelerated water loss in peatlands intensifying fires and global warming

Rich Petrone

A group of 59 international scientists, including Rich Petrone of the Department of Geography and Environmental Management, uncovered new information about the distinct effects of climate change on boreal forests and peatlands, which threaten to worsen wildfires and accelerate global warming.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Using data and mapping PhD Andrea Minano brings together governments, insurers to protect homeowners before and after floods strike

Andrea

Meet Geography PhD student Andrea Minano, the research manager for the Climate Risk Research Group.

The recent flooding in Fort McMurray is a terrible reminder that flood risk in Canada is growing. Andrea, and an expert in geographic information systems (GIS), came to the Faculty of Environment to explore how climate change is pushing the insurance industry into unchartered waters.  

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