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Prioritizing the Environment in Urban Sustainability Planning: Policies and Practices of Canadian Cities is a timely contribution to the ongoing debate regarding the ways and means to become a sustainable city. The book is co-authored by Dr. Natasha Tang Kai, a PhD graduate from the School of Planning, and Dr. Larry Swatuk, Professor in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development.

It was a winter break to remember for two University of Waterloo students. Emily Meissner and Millie Balmer are completing a placement in Kampala, Uganda, as part of the United College and Faculty of Environment run International Development (INDEV) program that sees students complete an eight-month overseas placement, facilitated by the World University Service of Canada.  

“Look beyond the beauty of our coastal wetlands, and you’ll find this habitat is hard at work,” starts the short video by Navya Vikraman Nair, PhD candidate in Sustainability Management (Water). Her work has been selected as one of this year’s top 25 Storytelling Challenge finalists; a national competition run by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Congratulations Navya!

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Doing the right thing

During his 10-year career in impact investing, Majid Mirza (BA ’08, MBET ’09, PhD, Sustainability Management in progress) saw the difference that socially conscious investors can make — generating not only wealth but greener, healthier and more equitable communities.