News for GEM

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

New study reveals that nature can deliver immediate impact in Canada’s fight to tackle the climate crisis

morning clouds

By protecting, better managing, and restoring nature, Canada can reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, concludes Nature United’s ground-breaking Natural Climate Solutions for Canada. The new study published in Science Advances shows that Natural Climate Solutions can help Canada mitigate up to 78 Mt CO2e annually in 2030—an amount equal to the current greenhouse gas emissions from powering every single home in Canada for about three years.

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.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Spring 2020 Convocation Academic Awards Recipients

Academic Achievers/Award Winners 2020

Awards for Distinguished Academic Achievement are presented annually at spring convocation in recognition of academic excellence of the top graduating student from each academic plan. The award recipient is chosen by the Undergraduate Officer based on scholastic achievement. Congratulations to the 2020 Academic Achievement Award recipients!

 

Alyssa Mclaren

Friday, May 29, 2020

Deloitte Scholarship Awarded to Evan Higgins

Evan Higgins sitting on boat with island in background

Evan Higgins, a third-year student at the University of Waterloo, in Environment and Business with a minor in Economics, was awarded the 2020 Deloitte Scholarship.

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