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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Vivek Goel named president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo

Vivek Goel

Environment is proud to announce that Vivek Goel, a distinguished scholar with extensive achievements in research, teaching and leadership across both public and private sectors, will become the seventh president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

GEM’s Maria Strack named as Royal Society of Canada fellow

Maria taking a core sample in a field

The Faculty of Environment’s Maria Strack is one of five University of Waterloo researchers named as fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and members of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Strack is among 87 new fellows elected by their peers for outstanding scholarly, scientific, and artistic achievement and 50 new members of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists across Canada recently announced.

Monday, August 17, 2020

GEM CRC Maria Strack gets more funding for peatlands research

Maria Strack

Great news! Geography and Environmental Management researcher and Canada Research Chair in Ecosystems and Climate Maria Strack has had her NSERC Tier 2 funding renewed at $100,000 over five years.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Q and A with Dan Scott: a long, hard recovery for international tourism

dan scott on a mountain wearing sunglasses

The global tourism industry should brace for loses of up to US$2.7 trillion and over 100 million jobs losses in 2020 according to the World Travel and Tourism Council. Daniel Scott is an expert in international tourism and has recently published new findings on the future of the industry. He answers our questions below.

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