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SSHRC Canada Research Chair Tier 2 – Economic and Business Approaches to Low-Carbon Transitions

The Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (salary range $85,000 to $125,000 per annum) with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2018.  The successful applicant must have a PhD and be eligible for nomination as a SSHRC Canada Research Chair Tier 2 on the following theme: economic and business approaches to low-carbon transitions. Learn more about this opportunity.


SEED is unique in Canada, and possibly the world, in its focus on the intersection of environment and sustainability, on the one hand, and business and development, on the other. With programs in sustainability management, international development practice, environment and business, local economic development and social innovation, SEED is dedicated to developing the knowledge, tools and expertise to integrate business and development activities with environmental and social goals. Learn more about SEED.

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  2. May 5, 2017Prof Jason Thistlethwaite: Canadian homeowners in the dark about flood risks

    Professor Jason Thistlethwaite joined Anna Maria Tremonti on CBC Radio's The Current to talk about the current flooding and implications for homeowners. A new study titled, Canadian Voices on Changing Flood Risk, surveyed 2,300 people living in high-risk flood zones across Canada.

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    Will the world be able to feed an extra 2 billion people in the next 20 years? To examine challenges presented by a growing demand for meat-rich diets in developing countries in light of the gross inefficiencies of animal protein production, The Agenda with Steve Paikin invited School of Environment, Enterprise and Development professor Goretty Dias, along with four other experts for The Future of Protein; Farming to Feed the World. 

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