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Thursday, April 18, 2019

2019 ENV Grad Send Off

student in banana costume being held up by other students in front of environment banner

Congratulations to all of the incredible Faculty of Environment students who will be completing their studies and joining the alumni community in 2019. The Faculty of Environment Grad Send-Off is an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to raise a glass and celebrate the success and achievements of the graduating class prior to the Spring convocation on June 12th.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Fall 2019 Master's application deadline extended

Clock with yellow background

If you are considering applying to graduate studies for Fall 2019, it’s time to take the leap! Applications are still open for domestic students for the following master’s programs:

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

University of Waterloo among top schools in the world for social and economic impact

Dean Jean interview

The University of Waterloo has been recognized for its social and economic impact related to its United Nations Sustainable Development

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Faculty of Environment Awards Banquet

Menu on the table

Each year, the Faculty of Environment Awards Banquet brings together student scholarship recipients with the generous donors who have contributed to their success. It is an important opportunity for donors to see the impact of their generosity and for students to meet and thank their benefactors.

To all of the participants at the event and to every Faculty of Environment donor, past, present and future, thank you for investing in our students and for being such a meaningful part of our community.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019


Garbage on the wall of an exhibit

KIX, Waterloo's annual Knowledge Integration eXhibition, wrapped up this weekend with the exciting news that for the first time, three exhibits were chosen to be displayed at the City of Waterloo Museum, starting today and continuing until May 31stFor the second year in a row, KIX has centered exhibits around the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This year’s five exhibits are outlined here, and each is connected to a specific SDG, in an effort to educate and inspire visitors to act on that goal.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Students learn "How to Market Yourself" from faculty alumni

Handshakes at a networking event

Networking can be unnerving for a lot of people and learning how to market yourself can seem just as daunting. Last week, twenty Faculty of Environment alumni joined Centre for Career Action advisor, Alicia Flatt to help nearly sixty environment students learn top tips for selling their unique skills and attributes - and to practice networking in a safe, comfortable environment. 

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Identifying cultural heritage landscapes through community participation

Picturesque bridge over the Grand River in Waterloo Region

Most of us hold a strong sense of intrinsic cultural value for rural landscapes, and these spaces often form a significant part of our personal or collective identity. But not so many of us remain closely tied to the management of that landscape.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Faculty of Environment student team wins NASA’s global 2018 International Space Apps Challenge for “Most Inspirational” project

SongSat software

Team Salinity, a group of students and recent graduates from the Faculty of Environment, developed SongSAT as a tool to express the beauty of satellite imagery through sound. Beyond the remarkable audio experience of the music that this creates, the software provides an opportunity for the beauty of satellite imagery to communicate to an audience with visual impairments, providing them with an opportunity to appreciate the wonders of the world from above.

The team produced an algorithm that converts four distinct geographical areas (grassland, forest, coastal/water, and mountainous areas) into songs with distinct musical patterns. These patterns are converted into playable sheet music, which is then brought into MuseScore notation software that can play the music back.

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