News archive - 2021

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

In the media: Ski resorts are worried about the climate crisis, but experts say pledges to reduce carbon emissions don't factor in tourists' flights

Ski Resort

Daniel Scott, professor, University Research Chair and Director of the Master of Climate Change Program and other experts say that the flights of skiers and snowboarders travelling to resorts are contributing to global warming and the reduction of snow seasons in many parts of North America.

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Protect or retreat: rising seas threaten Canada’s Atlantic and Pacific Coasts

Flooded neighbourhood

As witnessed in recent weeks, rising seas, swollen atmospheric rivers and post-tropical storms are a threat to community infrastructure, housing and the safety of those living along Canada’s east and west coasts.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Happy Holidays! Faculty of Environment's 2021 Holiday Video

Woman sitting at computer

It’s the time of the year to look back and reflect,  

To count lessons and blessings, to reach out and connect.  

And while we’re sure you’ve clocked enough screen-time this year,  

We hope these four minutes bring you good cheer.   

Friday, November 19, 2021

ENV’s Jonathan Li named CIG 2021 Geomatica Award winner

Jon Li accepting the award

Jonathan Li, Professor of geospatial data science and remote sensing at the Department of Geography and Environmental Management and cross-appointed at the Department of Systems Design Engineering was selected as the 2021 winner of the Geomatica Award granted by the Canadian Institute of Geomatics (CIG). He received the prestigious award during the GeoQC 2021 conference held in Quebec City on October 21, 2021.

Monday, November 1, 2021

New Environment program gives undergraduates the opportunity to tackle climate change from all angles

melting ice in the water at sunset

The Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo is proud to announce the launch of the BSc in Climate and Environmental Change, a program specifically designed to train professionals to meet a growing demand for leaders who can integrate climate solutions across traditional boundaries. 

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