Chairs and awards

The Faculty of Environment is proud of our many of award-winning researchers and chair holders. Recent awards and chairs currently held by our outstanding researchers are outlined below.

Canada Research Chairs (CRC)


Juan Moreno Cruz

Juan Moreno Cruz

Canada Research Chair in Energy Transitions


University research chairs

Recent research awards (2019)

  • Susan Elliott | GEM | Michelle Harkness Mentorship Award | AllerGen
  • Vanessa Schweizer | KI | Global Young Academy
  • Heather Hall | SEED | Ontario Early Researcher award | Government of Ontario
  • Jonathan Li | GEM | Outstanding Achievement Award in Mobile Mapping Technology | Joint ISPRS/IAG/FIG/ION Committee, The 11th International Conference on Mobile Mapping Technology (MMT 2019)
  • Jonathan Li | GEM | The Third Prize in Science and Technology of Fujian Province on Theory and Methodology for Intelligent Object Detection in 3D Point Clouds (1st place), China, Fujian Provincial Government
  • Paul Parker | SEED/GEM | Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award | Green Communities Canada
  • Paul Parker | SEED/GEM | President’s Award | Economic Development Council of Ontario
  • Suzanne Kearns | Aviation/GEM | Elsie MacGill Award for Women in Aviation and Aerospace – Education Category | Northern Lights Aero Foundation
  • Jennifer Lynes | SEED | Experiential Learning Lead | University of Waterloo (Centre for Teaching Excellence)

four female CRCs
Find out more about some of our CRCs

On International Women’s Day 2018, all of the Canada Research Chairs in the Faculty of Environment are women — this isn’t necessarily by design — but it does stand out, as it speaks to the importance of representation in academia and the changing face of environmental justice. Read their amazing stories here!