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.
- Jan. 12, 2018
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.
- Jan. 11, 2018
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.
- Nov. 17, 2017
Congratulations to Philip Howarth, Professor Emeritus of Geography at the University of Waterloo, and past governor of the RCGS.