News for GEM

Monday, August 22, 2022

Vulnerable communities face a higher risk of socio-economic injustice due to flood hazards

Aerial view of a flooded community

Socially vulnerable groups are at greater risk from climate-change-caused flooding because of systemic disadvantages, according to a new study. The study also reveals that neighbourhood-level racial or ethnic, economic, social, and demographic factors play a significant explanatory role in the distribution of flood risk across Canadian neighbourhoods.

Friday, August 5, 2022

ENV. Paul Parker receives SARES 2022 Science Award

Professor Paul Parker standing beside the Pipistrel Alpha Electro aircraft

The International Sustainable Aviation and Energy Research Society (SARES) has given the 2022 Science Award to Paul Parker, professor at the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED) and Geography and Environmental Management (GEM) for his outstanding research and invaluable contributions to sustainable aviation globally.

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Farewell to Jean Andrey Faculty of Environment esteemed dean

Farewell event for Dean Jean Andrey at Fed Hall

On July 1st, 2022, the Faculty of Environment will say farewell to Jean Andrey, fondly called Dean Jean, our esteemed dean of eight years. The whole community wishes her the best in her retirement as we reflect on all her accomplishments and contributions to the Faculty.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Celebrating Env. Class of 2022 graduate award winners

Faculty of Environment 2022 Special Award Winners

Meet the eight inspiring individuals representing the Faculty of Environment’s newest grads at this spring’s in-person convocation. We congratulate the 2022 award recipients and wish them the best in their future endeavours.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

University of Waterloo appoints new dean of Environment

Professor Bruce Frayne

On July 1, Professor Bruce Frayne will begin his tenure as the new dean of the Faculty of Environment for a five-year term. Prior to his appointment, Frayne was a tenured, full professor at the University of Waterloo serving a second term as the Director of the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development in the Faculty of Environment.

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