News archive - May 2021

Thursday, May 20, 2021

University of Waterloo declares a climate emergency

Waterloo skyline

On May 19, 2021 member of the University of Waterloo community received an email from President and Vice-Chancellor Feridun Hamdullahpur declaring it will join communities and other post-secondary institutions around the world in declaring a Climate Emergency.

With the declaration, Waterloo recognizes: 

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Waterloo’s climate centre welcomes Sarah Burch as executive director

Sarah Burch in red shirt

Waterloo’s Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) is pleased to welcome Dr. Sarah Burch, leading climate change and sustainability researcher, as the new executive director. Burch holds a Canada Research Chair in Sustainability Governance and Innovation and is an associate professor in the department of Geography and Environmental Management in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Suzanne Kearns shares how technology can help fill the diversity gap in aviation

Suzanne Kearns holding her book

With the global aviation industry facing challenges related to COVID-19, Suzanne Kearns an associate professor of aviation in the Faculty of Environment caught up with International Civil Aviation Organization as part of their Women in Aviation video series. Kearns shares concrete examples on how technology can help fill the diversity gap. She also discusses how a more sustainable aviation sector can be achieved amidst challenges created by the pandemic.

Watch the full video here [34 mins]

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Faculty of Environment seeks Indigenous Curriculum Expert

EV3 building

Definite Term Lecturer, Indigenous Curriculum Expert

Monday, May 3, 2021

A new student-led initiative that calls for critical reflection on the colonial aspects of sustainability research

Madu Galappaththi

Over the past year, there has been a renewed call for attention on issues of human rights, equity and inclusion, on the part of university leadership and other groups across campus and more widely around the world. An initiative recently launched by three ENV grad students seeks to support this cause, by providing guidance for grad students to examine related issues within their own research.

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