News archive - December 2022

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Doing the right thing

Majid Mizra

GUIDED BY FAITH, ENTREPRENEUR MAJID MIRZA HELPS INVESTORS AND PRIVATE COMPANIES CREATE SUSTAINABLE IMPACT TOGETHER 

Written by Beth Bohnert. This is an excerpt from an article originally published in Waterloo Magazine.

During his 10-year career in impact investing, Majid Mirza (BA ’08, MBET ’09, PhD, Sustainability Management in progress) saw the difference that socially conscious investors can make — generating not only wealth but greener, healthier and more equitable communities.     

Friday, December 2, 2022

Environment hosted the first ENV Cares Student Social Event

Positive messages on a board

To provide a bit of a boost for students heading into the end of term, the Faculty of Environment hosted the first ENV Cares event on Thursday, December 1st. From 12pm to 2pm the EV3 Atrium was filled with faculty, staff and students who came to share some sweet snacks and a sense of community. Students enjoyed cookies from Little Mushroom Catering and post-it notes with encouraging messages written by faculty and staff.

Friday, December 2, 2022

GivingTuesday 2022: Over $16,000 raised for Environment Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships

Knowledge Integration Unlocks $1,000 for GivingTuesday Challenge

On November 29th, after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the University of Waterloo and the Faculty of Environment, celebrated GivingTuesday─ a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Vanier researcher works to bring new meaning and inclusion to environmental assessments and water decision-making in Canada

Nathanael Bergbusch

Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) have become one of the most important tools government and industry use to understand environmental risks associated with new development projects. But the environment is more than water and soil. And as practiced today, EIAs have many blind spots, often failing to include people and nature in meaningful ways.

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