Climate Change

How does climate change affect tourism-dependent nations in the Caribbean — or impact your health closer to home? Are CFCs the true culprit behind global warming, and how does a climate shift in one area affect other regions around the world? Waterloo researchers are changing the way the world understands, counters and copes with climate change.

Cheryl Chan scuba diving

Efforts to preserve fish stocks affect well-being of fishing communities


Environment student is finalist in SSHRC storytelling competition for video about community well-being and marine protected areas


Climate change: How artists inspire cultural change


Novelists like Margaret Atwood and photographers like Edward Burtynsky educate society about our changing environment, says Waterloo researcher

E7 building

$32.6M in federal funding for new Engineering 7 building


New building will house research on machine intelligence, mobile robotics, autonomous vehicles and wearable biomedical devices

Waterloo Architecture student

Celebrating 60 years of innovation


From 74 engineering students in 1957 to 198,000 alumni six decades later

Cheriton School of Computer Science

Waterloo ranked #1 school in Canada for computer science, engineering


U.S. News ranking recognizes Waterloo as a national leader in core disciplines

students and professors attending cop

Bringing a student perspective to global climate change conference


Waterloo students and professors are in Morocco as climate leaders meet to implement Paris accord

Top 30 under 30 winner Tahnee Prior

Environment alumni named to Top 30 under 30


Corporate Knights magazine recognizes Waterloo scholars who are shaping Canada’s sustainable future

Trees burning in a wildfire

Is Fort McMurray’s water supply contaminated by the wildfire?


Wildfire and water supply is a significant global problem that will intensify with climate change, says Waterloo expert

Map indicating lake ice levels in Canada

Check out changes to Arctic sea and lake ice


Canada’s leading polar data collection has released two animations to help the public see the impact of our changing climate

Students working in lab

Waterloo biologist and First Nation examine mercury in fish


Kluane First Nation youth, using the latest sampling and analysis techniques in a Waterloo lab, are finding very low levels of mercury in fish