|Submission Date||Nov. 6, 2018|
|3.00 / 3.00||
Environment, Resources and Sustainability is a student-centered learning environment that bridges insights from the natural, physical, and social sciences to help solve some of the world’s biggest challenges – from water scarcity to pollution to loss of biodiversity. With the flexibility of the program, students can focus on topics of personal interest because the problems and opportunities instructors are working on are diverse. Current areas of interest and strength that define our teaching and research include the sustainability of resources (e.g., foodlands, fresh water, coastal zones, energy, wildlife); ecosystem conservation and restoration; environmental politics and behavior; and sustainability policy and governance. Students can join the regular or co-op option.
The Environment and Business Program, the only program of its kind in Canada, is focused on developing an in-depth knowledge of environmental issues and the business world, in order to prepare the next generation of smart leaders to integrate sustainability as part of their business plans. The program equips students with skills from environmental reporting and evaluation, to entrepreneurship, to engagement and communication, and includes a co-operative education component so students graduate with over 20 months of job experience.
Canada’s largest Environmental Engineering program combines the technical rigour of an engineering degree with scientific know-how and environmental insights. Students take courses in engineering, chemistry, biology, geology, and more, drawing on interdisciplinary knowledge to tackle water, soil, and air pollution challenges and prevent future issues. Students will gain 2 years of paid experience through Waterloo’s co-op program.
Similar to the full undergraduate program, any student from Waterloo can also minor in Environment, Resources, and Sustainability to add breadth to their home program. The minor requires 10 courses from environmental studies and ERS.
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