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The Federation of Canadian Municipalities announced a new online database to help municipalities address gaps in critical climate planning and reporting data. This new tool was made possible thanks to the Municipal Net-Zero Action Research Partnership and Waterloo Climate Institute, led by researchers and staff in or affiliated with the Faculty of Environment. 

Introducing a new collaboration between the Rekhi Foundation for Happiness and the University of Waterloo, aimed at exploring the science of happiness. This partnership, represented by Waterloo's Faculty of Environment, seeks to integrate happiness research with sustainability efforts. This initiative reflects a shared vision of fostering well-being and sustainability through scientific understanding.

The inaugural Hub for Sustainability Integration Conference, held on March 22, 2024, marked a significant collaboration between the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) and the Faculty of Environment.

The University of Waterloo's Knowledge Integration (KI) program, celebrating its 15th anniversary, emphasizes solving complex global challenges like climate change and cybersecurity through interdisciplinary collaboration. The program aligns with Waterloo's future vision of integrating different disciplines to address global issues. At the 15th-anniversary event, projects from the Knowledge Integration exhibition (KIX), based on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, were showcased.

We are proud to welcome Dr. Denis Aheto as the TD Walter Bean Professor in Environment for 2024. From March 4 to 8, Dr. Aheto will be visiting the Faculty of Environment to meet with students and faculty. He will also deliver two lectures on Africa's Plastic Revolution. We hope you will join us to learn about advancing global solutions for healthy oceans.

The Faculty of Environment proudly welcomes Amanda St. Marie as the new Environment Indigenous Initiatives Manager. With a career spanning over a decade in marketing and communications across a variety of sectors including insurance, technology, and higher education, Amanda St. Marie is poised to assist the Faculty in creating their Indigenous Strategic Action Plan based on its commitment to truth and reconciliation. 

We are pleased to announce five new appointments to the Faculty of Environment’s academic and administrative leadership: Dr. Chris Fletcher, chair in the department of Geography and Environmental Management (GEM), Dr. Katie Plaisance, chair in the Department of Knowledge Integration (KI), Dr. Mark Seasons, chair in the School of Planning, Dr. Derek Armitage, director in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability (SERS) and Dr. Jeffrey Wilson, director in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development.