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Monday, August 13, 2018

Solar powered aviation soars at Waterloo

glider aircraft

“Learning to fly gliders enables our students to understand the simplicity of flight principles, the complexity of GPS computer systems and the beautiful dynamics of the environment around us.”   Paul Parker, Professor at the Faculty of Environment

Friday, August 10, 2018

In the Media: Canada’s aviation industry faces existential headwinds—and that affects you

airplane interior with passengers

Opinion: A pilot-training crisis is threatening to make Canada’s aviation sector unsustainable—which would lead to under-served northern communities and more cancelled flight

This article was written by Associate Professor Suzanne Kearns for MacLean's magazine.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

In the Media: Stifling heat levels persist from coast-to-coast

forest fire

This summer is on track to become one of the hottest on record in Atlantic Canada, as stifling heat and humidity levels persist from coast-to-coast.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

In the Media: David Suzuki: Reconciling energy and Indigenous rights

pipeline running through wooded area

Most of Canada’s fossil-fuelled energy policies are on a collision course with reconciliation. Since signing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Canada hasn't made much progress living up to its principles around resource projects, with economic considerations prioritized over Indigenous rights and environmental concerns.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Ecolab manager Anne Grant wins Staff Enhancement Experience Grant

Congratulations to Anne Grant on winning the Staff Enhancement Experience (SEE) Canada Grant for 2018. Launched this year, the SEE Canada Grant provides an opportunity for regular full-time university staff members to further their professional development through idea-exchange and learning alongside counterparts at other Canadian universities, colleges, research institutions or industry-partner organizations.
 

Friday, July 27, 2018

In the Media: Cost of flood losses in Maritimes could increase by up to 300 per cent

physorg.com in the media logo

The financial costs of flooding in Canada's maritime region could spike by 300 per cent by the end of the century if steps are not taken to address the impacts of climate change

Thursday, July 26, 2018

In the Media: Canada needs to brace for wave of eco-refugees in future

cbc news logo in the media

Rising temperatures could lead to eco-refugees making their way to Canada in the decades to come, according to a University of Waterloo climate scientist Blair Feltmate.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Environment recognizes the Winter 2018 Co-op Work Term Award winners

 Winter 2018 Co-op Award winners and Dean Jean Andrey

The Faculty of Environment would like to congratulate the amazing student winners of the Winter 2018 Co-op Work Term Award. These students demonstrated exceptional performance in their placements. Each of the recipients received a $100 credit to their account, a letter from the Dean of Environment and two copies of their certificate. Curious who won? Check out the table below with the winners and their reports.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

In the Media: Spruced-up parks get edible forests, chess tables and beach volleyball

waterloo record in the media logo

KITCHENER — When the City of Kitchener gave residents a bigger say in how to spruce up two parks, the answer from the community was to build a place for people of all ages, with everything from edible gardens to beach volleyball courts.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

In the Media: ENV class learning geography with drones

ctv news logo in the media

ENV prof Derek Robinson teaches a course at the University of Waterloo that teaches students the ins and outs of drones, from piloting to required certifications and regulations.

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