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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.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

P4A receives renewed funding from The Co-operators: Canadian collaboration for flood risk awareness gains ground

The Co-operators Group Ltd. logo

The Partners for Action (P4A) network at The University of Waterloo, Faculty of Environment, has received renewed funding from The Co-operators Group Ltd. The $600,000 will support P4A's efforts to facilitate increased risk awareness, enhance cross-sector collaboration, and improve decision-making to help make Canad

Friday, February 15, 2019

A thank you to our Faculty's incredible donor community!

Environment 3 building with a collage of images of the members of our community

Heading into the Family Day weekend, we would like to take a moment to recognize the important impact of the Faculty’s incredible donors. Whether you are a past, present or future donor, we are so grateful for your investment in our future, and for being such a meaningful part of our community!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

ENV graduate students run successful Machine Learning workshop for Geospatial Data

Students at tables

Faculty of Environment graduate students from the Geospatial Club ran a successful workshop about Machine Learning for Geospatial Data. This event was held in collaboration with the Dana Porter Geospatial Centre. 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Professor Paul Parker receives the Economic Developers Council of Ontario President's Award

Paul Parker next to EDCO signs

The Faculty of Environment would like to congratulate Paul Parker, recipient of the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) President's Award!

Monday, January 28, 2019

Taking climate change seriously in federal project assessments

 Factory with smoke spewing from stacks

More than 25 years after Canada made its first international commitments to address climate change, the federal government is finally in the process of requiring serious attention to it as part of the assessment of major projects. A new report outlines the implications, and proposes approaches for including a set of climate tests in new undertakings.

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