News archive - 2020

Monday, March 2, 2020

In the media: WISE among top 100 proposals for MacArthur grant

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On February 19, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced that Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) was among the highest-scoring proposals, designated as the Top 100, in its 100&Change competition for a single $100 million grant to help solve one of the world's most critical social challenges.

Monday, March 2, 2020

In the media: GEM's Grant Gunn on under-ice oil spills with MSU Today

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The research of Water Institute member Grant Gunn, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management was recently highlighted in a Michigan State University Today article entitled "Oil flow beneath ice in the Great Lakes."

The team’s research is looking at how to protect the Great Lakes from oil spills that could potentially take place during months when ice covers the water.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

National Geomatics Competition Results

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This past weekend, the University of Waterloo hosted the annual National Geomatics competition. Congratulations to the winners, as well as every team that participated. Thank you to all the volunteers who made the comptition happen, as well as the events sponsors!

Here were the results:
 

Over-all Winners:

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

In the media: Sanjay Nepal discusses the sudden end of Iceland’s tourism growth with The Globe and Mail

Dr. Sanjay Nepal was recently featured in The Globe and Mail article published last Friday, titled "What other tourist darlings can learn from the sudden end of Iceland’s ‘miraculous’ tourism growth." The Globe and Mail article is guided by the research of Dr. Sanjay Nepal in order to confirm that "overtourism" has been a substanital aspect of research in recent years, and is a concern for many tourist driven countries. Dr.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Dean of Environment Scholarship for Excellence winners announced

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Each year, the Dean of Environment’s Scholarship for Excellence is awarded to up to five incoming undergraduate Environment students. Recipients are selected based on academic excellence, demonstrated leadership, and a passion for the environment. Meet the Fall 2019 winners.

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