Geography and Environmental Management ambassadors profiles

Lawrence

Lawrence

Fourth-year, Geography and Environmental Management, Co-op

Why did you choose to study in the Faculty of Environment at Waterloo? 

The Faculty of Environment provides a good co-op program as well as customized degree, which I can also expand my interests not only inside my program but also in the other programs. The most interesting thing for Geography and Environmental Management (GEM) is that we have a lot of field courses, not only inside Canada, but some international field courses, such as Mountain Everest base camp field course, Arctic Field course, etc. Those courses help us to get to know the environment and geography from the real world.

Cassandra

Cass

Fourth-year, Geography and Environmental Management, Regular

Why did you choose to study in the Faculty of Environment at Waterloo? 

Geography and Environmental Management (GEM) was the most fleshed out Geography program I saw in the province. There is a whole faculty dedicated to this area of study what provides students like me, with the necessary tools to succeed post-graduation. The program provides a unique blend of lecture-based and hands-on learning that I believe gives us an edge over other university's in the province. For example, last Fall I was able to take part in a 2-week field course in the Canadian Arctic studying the effects of climate change on the landscape and people who live in these areas. GEM is also highly customizable to what you want to specifically focus on so you can adjust and select what you’re interested in!”

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Simon

Third-year, Geography and Environmental Management, Co-op

Why did you choose to study in the Faculty of Environment at Waterloo? 

I was attracted to the Faculty of Environment at Waterloo for its international reputation in environmental leadership and the reputation of the Geography and Environmental Management (GEM) program as one of the best geography programs in Canada. Because GEM is an interdisciplinary program, I also knew I could gain the skills that employers are looking for in new graduates to help start my career and make a difference.

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Elita

Third-year, Geography and Environmental Management, Co-op

Why did you choose to study in the Faculty of Environment at Waterloo? 

I chose to study at the Faculty of Environment of Waterloo because I loved that I was able to study something I really enjoyed and at the same time get real-world job experience being in the co-op program. I also loved that there was lots of hands-on opportunities for me to get involved with!

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Farah

Second-year, Geography and Environmental Management, Co-op

Why did you choose to study in the Faculty of Environment at Waterloo? 

The Faculty of Environment offers unique opportunities for students! Not only are we able to grow in a faculty dedicated only to students who are interested in the environment, but a faculty that dedicates its time and efforts to creating unique disciplines for students to develop innovative solutions to the world's most pressing issues. As a Geography student, I chose the Faculty of Environment for the variety of field courses, both local and international along with hands-on opportunities that give you the most out of your education; from Indonesia to the Arctic, the travel opportunities are endless. In addition, I found Waterloo to have the most inspirational and educated professors whom I could learn from; not only have I been mentored by them, I have also gained knowledge I wouldn't be able to find elsewhere!

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Devon

Fourth-year, Geography and Environmental Management, Co-op

Why did you choose to study in the Faculty of Environment at Waterloo? 

I chose to join the Faculty of Environment because of the co-op opportunities that were available. Co-op really helped me figure out what I am interested in, let me build my skills and experience, and helped me manage school financially. Another thing I loved about the Faculty of Environment was its close-knit vibe, and I wasn't disappointed! Even at a big school like Waterloo, the Faculty of Environment has always had a welcoming community feel which I really value.