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Green battery researcher Linda Nazar in the lab.Collaborating to find solutions. Researchers contribute.

Research — one of the main functions of the university — has the potential to make post-secondary education’s largest contribution to sustainability, according to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. A report by the Association states,

By researching sustainability issues higher education institutions can continue to help the world understand sustainability challenges and develop new technologies and strategies to address those challenges.

To tackle complex environmental problems, Waterloo researchers are thinking outside their disciplines. Academics from departments in all six faculties are reaching across traditional boundaries to collaborate in a search for solutions.