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Ranked Top 75 Worldwide. 
4th in Canada.

2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject


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.

  1. Jan. 12, 2018University of Waterloo working to help reduce global pilot shortage

    The aviation industry is facing a pilot shortage – to the point where attracting, recruiting, and educating the next generation has been named a ‘Global Priority’ by an agency of the United Nations.

  2. Jan. 11, 2018Dr. Daniel Scott's Work Recognized By The New York Times

    Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Scott who was recently featured in an article published by the New York Times. It is based on his research regarding climate change and the increased difficulty in hosting the Winter Olympics. 

  3. Nov. 17, 2017Phil Howarth awarded the Royal Canadian Geographical Society's Camsell Medal

    Congratulations to Philip Howarth, Professor Emeritus of Geography at the University of Waterloo, and past governor of the RCGS.

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