The world is your classroom
Ranked Top 75 Worldwide.
4th in Canada.
The Department of Geography and Environmental Management (GEM) at University of Waterloo has a strong commitment to the discovery, application and dissemination of geographic knowledge focused on our home planet. Our environment goes beyond the natural world; it’s where we live, work and who we are. Understanding complexity requires excellence in research, teaching and an interdisciplinary approach which is as diverse as our students. Our graduate and undergraduate programs offer the theoretical and practical experience that students need to tackle the toughest environmental challenges and to help shape our sustainable future.
- Oct. 31, 2017
Dr. Jonathan Proce and Dr. Richard Kelly in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management have been awarded funds totalling more than $1.5M for cutting edge research in wetland and cryospheric science.
- Sep. 15, 2017
Sarah Burch, Canada Research Chair in Sustainability Governance and Innovation in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management, has been appointed to the College of New Scholars at the Royal Society of Canada. The citation reads:
- June 20, 2017
Prof. Peter Johnson has been working with local high school students in a geotechnical program to explore and demonstrate map data capture using novel balloon technologies. You can find more information at his blog site Geospatial Participation.