News archive - July 2021

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Cross-university project gives academics the chance to reflect on how to prepare tomorrow's sustainability leaders

Christine Barbeau and Sarah Wolfe

Environment's Sarah Wolfe is leading a collaborative research program that recently received a $200,000 federal grant to study the role fear and awe play in coping with climate change. Wolfe developed the program, The Affective Load of Sustainability Education: The implications of emotion for students' engagement and knowledge retention, to extend her earlier Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada research using Terror Management Theory as part of her Society, Environment and Emotions Lab (SEE-Lab).

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Environment included in $4.95M grant to train future healthy city builders

people shopping at a market

The Canadian government has announced funding for a new research training platform to guide the development of a new generation of health, social sciences and humanities, engineering and natural sciences researchers. The goal is to find ways to make Canadian cities healthier, more livable, and more resilient. Dawn Parker (School of Planning) will lead the UW team, along with Sharon Kirkpatrick (Health), supported by the Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation, or WICI (led by Knowledge Integration’s Vanessa Schweizer).

Monday, July 5, 2021

Solar geoengineering could limit global warming, but Canada should study risks and benefits first

Juan MOreno Cruz and Ben Mulroney

This week School of Environment Enterprise and Development researchers, Juan Moreno-Cruz, Neil Craik and Burgess Langshaw Power shared with Canadians their perspective on solar geoengineering as a potential way to manage climate change. As published in The Conversation they describe what exactly solar genoengineering entails. 

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