Welcome to the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED)

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.

  1. Feb. 11, 2019Professor Paul Parker receives the Economic Developers Council of Ontario President's AwardPaul Parker next to EDCO signs

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

    Paul Parker is a Professor from the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED) and the Department of Geography and Environmental Management (GEM) at the University of Waterloo.

    Last Wednesday at the EDCO 2019 annual conference, Paul received the President's Award in recognition of his contribution to graduate studies and professional training.

    The award is presented to "leaders in economic development". For Paul, the recognition is for his contributions as the Director of the University of Waterloo's Economic Development Program over the past decade, and as a professor in the Master of Economic Development and Innovation program for more than 20 years.

    "I feel that the award recognizes our strong University of Waterloo team; its research capacity, teaching insights and the excellent relationship that Waterloo has maintained with the economic development profession in Ontario and across Canada," says Professor Parker.

  2. Jan. 14, 2019Dean Jean surprises all with a pop-up party! Dean Jean eating a cupcake at the 50th anniversary pop-up party

    What FUN! The Faculty of Environment's Dean Jean, threw a surprise pop up party for the upcoming 50th anniversary this morning in the atrium of EV3. Students from the Faculty of Environment  were treated to delicious homemade cupcakes baked by Bruce Frayne, the director of SEED and owner and baker from Black Island Bakery. Are there more surprises to come??


  3. Jan. 8, 2019New course added for the spring term: ENBUS 409!

    Professor Komal Habib will be offering an exciting new course "Circular Economy" in the Spring term. This course has been designed to equip students with the knowledge and expertise required to design and implement a circular economy initiative and monitor its progress through circularity indicators. The course will guide students in assessing the business value of circular economy cases.

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  1. Mar. 22, 2019Panel discussion on SASB with Dr. Jeffrey HalesJeffrey Hales

    Jeffrey Hales, PhD, Chair of the SASB Standards Board

    Sustainability Accounting Standards: What are they and why do we need them?

    A panel discussion with Dr. Jeffrey Hales, Chair of Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) will take place on Friday, March 22nd from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in EV1 221, University of Waterloo.

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