News archive - 2021

Monday, June 7, 2021

Waterloo launches Canada's first degree in Sustainability and Financial Management

Landscape view of skyscrapers with lush forest in front

This article was originally published by Media Relations.

The University of Waterloo is offering Canada’s first Sustainability and Financial Management degree to prepare a new generation of accounting and finance professionals to lead businesses through an era of environmental sustainability.

Friday, June 4, 2021

Warrior Home takes home the prize

Warrior Home team in front of their completed home

Warrior Home, a multidisciplinary student team at the University of Waterloo, designs and builds high-performing, net-zero energy, affordable, and sustainable homes for community housing organizations.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

University of Waterloo commits to reduce carbon footprint of its pension and endowment investments

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This article was originally published by Media Relations.

The University of Waterloo has committed to reducing the carbon footprint of its pension and endowment investment portfolios by 50 per cent by the year 2030 and is committing to achieving full carbon neutrality by 2040. 

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Waterloo receives Sustainability Breakthrough Award

Presentation slide announcing Sustainability Breakthrough Award with University of Waterloo logo

The University of Waterloo was honoured to be the recipient of the Sustainability Breakthrough Award from Sustainable Waterloo Region at their 12th Annual Recognition Event last week.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

University of Waterloo declares a climate emergency

Aerial view of University of Waterloo campus

This message was originally circulated by President and Vice-Chancellor Feridun Hamdullahpur on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

Today the University of Waterloo declared a climate emergency. In doing so we are joining communities, governments and other post-secondary institutions around the world.