The world is your classroom

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. Nov. 25, 2016Geography alumnus receives lifetime teaching awardDouglas Koegler

  2. Nov. 16, 2016Professor Geoff Wall wins the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Ulysses PrizeGeoff Wall

    GEM Distinguished Professor Emeritus honoured with UNWTO’s prestigious Ulysses Prize. Read the full story on the Faculty of Environment website.

  3. Nov. 1, 2016Geography and Environmental Management hosts record-breaking conferenceCAGONT picture

    More than 200 geographers and interdisciplinary scholars converged at the University of Waterloo this past weekend for the 2016 Canadian Association of Geographers - Ontario Division (CAGONT) Annual Meeting.

    This year’s event breaks records as the largest CAGONT conference in the history of the organization, with participants from 19 universities.

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