Friday, November 17, 2017

Phil 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.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Jonathan 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.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Sarah 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:

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Prof. Peter Johnson conducts geomatics high school outreach at WCI with innovative balloon technologies

Prof. Peter Johnson has been working with local high school students in a geotechnical program to explore and demonstrate map data capture using novel balloon technologies. You can find more information at his blog site Geospatial Participation.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Geography MES Sarah Tam receives two internationally-recognised tourism awards

Geography and Environmental Management MES student Sarah Tam was recently selected as a top 3 Young Talent winner (out of 70 international applicants) to attend and present her work at the World Tourism Forum.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Dr. Richard M. Petrone elected President of the Canadian Geophysical Union (CGU)

GEM Professor, Dr. Richard M. Petrone was elected the new President of the Canadian Geophysical Union (CGU) last week at the Annual Meeting in Vancouver. The CGU, formed in 1945 when the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) convened the first meeting of an Associate Committee to advise it on the needs of geophysics, and now represents the interests of Canadian geoscientists through annual scientific meetings, awards programs, interactions with funding agencies, and advocating for the role of science in society and policy-making.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Development of Amphibious Homes for Marginalized and Vulnerable Populations in Vietnam

Twelve innovative projects will share a US$10 million competition pool to tackle flooding in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. The partnership between the Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) and Z Zurich Foundation of Zurich Insurance, will see grants of up to US$1m awarded to teams offering innovative solutions to issues affecting flood-prone communities in the Horn of Africa and South and Southeast Asia. Almost 400 initial Challenge entries were whittled down to a final 12 solutions considered to have the greatest potential impact.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

GEM scholars at the AAG (5-9 April, 2017)

Several scholars (faculty and graduate student researchers) from the Department of Geography and Environmental Management will be presenting papers, leading sessions or will be members of expert panels at the American Association of Geographers meeting to be held in Boston, MA, from 5-9 April, 2017.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Prestigious QES-AS funding awarded for PhD students and early career researchers in Geography and Environmental Management

Two geography professors, Susan Elliott and Johanna Wandel, were awarded funds as part of Waterloo’s submission to the Queen Elizabeth Advanced Scholars (QES-AS) 2016 call, which funded projects at 23 Canadian universities.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Nancy Worth on young Torontonians living with their parents

Toronto's hot housing market has more young adults living at home with their parents. Geography and Environmental Management professor Nancy Worth spoke with The New York Times on the trend that shows 56.5 percent of people in their 20s (PDF) in the Toronto area still live with their parents, compared with 42 percent nationwide. Professor Worth said, despite negative stereotypes of lazy millennials free-loading in their parents' basements, many of these educated young professionals are actually making smart, strategic choices.

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