Understanding our Changing Planet

Finding practical solutions to complex problems. As a globally respected discipline, Geography is highly relevant in today’s complex world, giving us the perspective and tools to respond to many challenges facing society. At its core, Geography seeks to provide a location context and practical solutions to address issues that span from the local to the global. This interdisciplinary field bridges the social sciences (human geography), information technology (geomatics), and the natural and physical sciences (physical geography) in finding sustainable solutions to global to local problems. At Waterloo, Geography and Environmental Management (GEM) does all of this.

If you are interested in research-infused graduate and undergraduate programs that offer innovative hands-on experiential training, quantitative and qualitative skills development, and an integrative perspective that needed to tackle the toughest environmental and sustainability challenges, you have come to the right place.

  1. Feb. 15, 2019GEM graduate students run successful Machine Learning workshop for Geospatial DataStudents at tables

    Geography and Environmental Management graduate students from the Geospatial Club ran a successful workshop about Machine Learning for Geospatial Data. This event was held in collaboration with the Dana Porter Geospatial Centre. 

  2. Feb. 7, 2019Professor Paul Parker receives the Economic Developers Council of Ontario President's AwardPaul parker

    We would like to congratulate Paul Parker, recipient of the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) President's Award!

  3. Nov. 27, 2018New Position: Assistant Professorship in Geomatics and Physical Geography

    Assistant Professorship in Geomatics and Physical Geography

    The Department of Geography and Environmental Management in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo invites applications for one tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2019.  The successful applicant must have a PhD at the time of appointment.

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  1. Mar. 20, 2019ENVigorate Festival

    ENVigorate Festival 2019 in the Faculty of Environment will be on Wednesday, March 20th

    The ENVigorate Festival is a WESEF-funded festival that receives additional support from the Dean’s Office in the form of a Grad RA. The festival promotes community building and skill sharing in our faculty. We run many different workshops, programs, a community fair, a SWAP shop, open and closing ceremonies including food - all designed to bring our community together at the end of the winter term.

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