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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Environment students shine at GRADflix

Environment students (Fraser King, Jaydeep Mistry, Stephanie Higgins) on red carpet with Jeff Casello, the associate VP of GSPA

On Thursday January 10, the University of Waterloo’s Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) hosted the final showcase for the GRADflix initiative. The Faculty of Environment represented five of the fifteen finalists, the largest number of any faculty on campus.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Living with your parents in Toronto? You’re lucky not lazy, says GEM prof Nancy Worth

GEN Y at Home Graphic

Geography and Environmental Management researcher Nancy Worth spoke with the Toronto Star housing costs and why more and more young people are choosing to live at home to save for the future.

“I see living with parents as a form of privilege,” says University of Waterloo assistant professor Nancy Worth, who studied the issue in a 2017 report called GenY at Home.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Happy Holidays! Faculty of Environment's 2018 holiday video

Woman standing at a cooking bench with caption: Happy Holidays

Every holiday season there are reasons to cheer,
From time off with family to friends far and near.

If you’re looking for one more reason to toast,
Sit back and enjoy this year’s holiday post!

In keeping with our holiday tradition, we hope you enjoy this year’s holiday video. It serves up a double portion of fun as we celebrate both the festive season and our upcoming birthday!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Peace, not war, responsible for deforestation in armed conflict zones

Machine gun

Rates of deforestation in war zones increase dramatically once peace is declared, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

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

Jean and two students

The Faculty of Environment would like to congratulate the amazing student winners of the Spring 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?

The Winners!

Monday, December 3, 2018

ENV's Alison Braithwaite awarded J. Alan George Student Leadership Award

Alison Braithwaite

Alison Braithwaite, a graduate student under the supervision of Researcher Nancy Worth in the Department of Geography was recently awarded the J. Alan George Student Leadership Award.

The award is presented to an entering graduate student, chosen from among students within three terms of first receipt of a Provost Doctoral Entrance Award for Women and based on a record of student leadership.

Friday, November 30, 2018

New Environment Plan features ICCA's flood resilience recommendations

10 ways to reduce flooding graphic

The new Environment Plan released by Ontario's Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks features several aspects of the work done by the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation (ICCA). Much of the language and information on pages 18-21 and again on page 30 were recommendations made by the Intact Centre on how Ontario should proceed on adaptation.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Environment Graduate student Tahnee Prior thinks gender equality should be “Plan A,” in the Arctic

Tahnee Selfie

Tahnee Prior, a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar and Ph.D. Candidate in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo, researches Arctic environmental governance. On the sidelines of her doctoral work, however, Tahnee is actively seeking to bring issues of gender equality to the forefront of Arctic discourse.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

New report says cars drive suburban right-wing political backlash

Suburban Sprawl

Urban planning decisions from decades past are likely a contributing factor to the rise of right-wing populism, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Climate CRC Christine Dow meets with top government officials

Christine and Mona Nemer

Assistant professor and Canada Research Chair in Glacier Hydrology and Ice Dynamics, Christine Dow attended the inaugural Science Meets Parliament event in Ottawa.

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