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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

In the Media: ENV researchers offer insight on recent devastating floods in Canada

Environment's researchers offer insight on recent devastating floods in Canada, discussing impacts on the insurance industry and the role of governments.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

CUT Award recipient leverages reflection for instructional development

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Congratulations to Caitlin from the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, this year's recipient of the Certificate in University Teaching (CUT) Award.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

In the Media: Global tourism's carbon footprint is four times bigger than thought

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Global tourism accounts for 8% of total worldwide greenhouse gas emissions, four times more than previously believed.

Monday, May 14, 2018

GEM and ERS students trek to Everest Base Camp

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Led by GEM Professor Sanjay Nepal and GEM PhD student Nicole Balliston, a group of GEM and ERS students are headed out to Nepal, as part of a 22-day course field trip to the Kathmandu and Everest regions.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

In the Media: What climate change means for home insurance

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With extreme weather becoming more and more common, the probability of having to make several, relatively lower-value insurance claims is going up, according to Blair Feltmate, head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo.

Friday, May 11, 2018

In the Media: The simple solution to flood disclosures

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Daniel Henstra, associate professor in political science and a senior fellow for the Centre for International Governance Innovation has a simple solution to flood disclosures: Third party disclosure management.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

In the Media: Corduroy road gives a glimpse into Waterloo’s past

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Faculty of Environment researcher Andrew Trant is dissecting portions of uptown log road discovered in 2016 during the LRT construction to better understand the past. 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

In the Media: Governments must be held to account for poor flood planning

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Extreme weather due to climate change is exposing a “governance gap” in regards to environmental catastrophes that could leave Canadian homeowners out-of-pocket for millions of dollars from flood damage.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Environment researcher Brian Doucet named Canada Research Chair

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The Faculty of Environment is proud announce our newest Canada Research Chair, Associate Professor in the School of Planning, Brian Doucet. Doucet is now officially a SSHRC New Tier 2 CRC in Urban Change and Social Inclusion. The position includes $500,000 over five years for research.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

In the Media: Controversy over tower pushes city to review planning process

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Following controversy surrounding a 20-storey building development in Kitchener, Mayor Berry Vrbanovic introduced a motion at Monday's council meeting requiring city staff to review how it can improve the development application process.

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