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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. 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.

  2. Oct. 31, 2017Jonathan Price and Richard Kelly awarded CFI Innovation Funding for Wetland and Cryospheric Science

    Dr. Jonathan Price 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.

  3. Sep. 15, 2017Sarah Burch Appointed to College of New Scholars at the Royal Society of Canada

    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:

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