News archive - February 2022

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Waterloo's Tracelyn Cornelius provides perspective on Anti-racism and EDI

Tracelyn Cornelius Faculty of Environment Ph.D student

As we come to the end of Black History Month (BHM) celebration, Tracelyn Cornelius, Sustainability Management graduate scholar in the School of Environment, Enterprise, and Development (SEED) shares her experience and thoughts on anti-racism, equity, diversity, and inclusion implementation, program design and best practices.

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Study says Canada can become the Napa Valley of cannabis tourism

Male scientist stands in medical cannabis field at sunset

Researchers have found the recent success of Canadian cannabis tourism has both normalized a formerly “deviant” leisure activity and opened the door to other potentially lucrative forms of cannabis-related tourism, such as complete growing, consuming and experiencing tours.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Homes sell for 8.2 per cent less after catastrophic floods

Houses on Barker's Point flooded by the waters of the Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

Flooding has pushed down housing prices in communities across Canada. New findings show that over the past eight years, catastrophic flooding in communities resulted in an average 8.2 per cent reduction in the final sale price of houses, 44.3 per cent reduction in the number of houses listed for sale, and 19.8 per cent more days on the market to sell a house.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Waterloo students win Expand Your Empire 2022 real estate competition

Expand Your Empire 2022 winners

Team of four Waterloo undergraduate students have won the total prize of $11,500 in the 8th edition of the annual Ryerson Real Estate Expand Your Empire (EYE) 2022 case competition. The team took home the First Place Grand Prize of $10,000 and the Most Feasible Design award of $1,500 in the competition.

Monday, February 14, 2022

Env. alumnus Kris Kolenc among Canada’s top 30 under 30 sustainability leaders

Environment Alumni Kris Kolenc Photo

Kris Kolenc is a 2016 graduate of Environment and Business at the Faculty of Environment. His work focuses on net-zero carbon, climate risk, energy, water, waste, green leasing, ESG reporting, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). He received a Corporate Knights Top 30 Under 30 Sustainability Leader Award in November 2021.

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