climate connect

The Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change is now accepting applications from 3rd and 4th year UWaterloo students for the new Climate Connect Program.

Climate Connect is a collaboration between six universities across four continents, including Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Peking University in China, Stellenbosch University in South Africa, University of Malawi, KTH Royal Technical Institute in Sweden, and University of Waterloo. Ten UWaterloo students will join five other student cohorts from around the world to engage in international virtual peer networking and dialogues that explore the diverse contexts and realities of the climate crisis and sustainability. The undergraduate students will be guided by 25 postdoctoral fellow and PhD student facilitators, as well as six senior academic mentors through five conversations on climate and sustainability, before, during and after COP26.

The goals of the program are to promote international networking across student and academic career stages, and to create space to share and learn about diverse perspectives on sustainability and how the climate crisis and responses to it are being experienced from one region to another.#

Running from October 2021 to February 2022, students and facilitators will receive training from the renowned Climate Fresk organization, and build relationships and skills to support their growth as climate and sustainability lead

Eligibility and Application Process:

Third and fourth-year students from any UWaterloo program are eligible to apply to participate in the Climate Connect program.

Applications must be received no later than October 1st, and must be submitted through the online webform.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Participants must be available to attend all five of the following dates and times:

Kick Off – Wednesday 13th October, 7 am to 10 am EST

Conversation 1 – Wednesday 17th November, 7 am to 10 am EST

Conversation 2 – Wednesday 15th December, 7 am to 10:30 am EST

Conversation 3 – Wednesday 19th January, 7 am to 10 am EST

Conversation 4 – Wednesday 16th February, 7 am to 10 am EST

IC3 will select the top ten applicants based on the quality of submissions received, with consideration also given to diversity and representation across Faculties.