Student Leaders in Climate Action and Research webinar series

webinar posterThe Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) leads the Ideas to shape the future: Student Leaders in Climate Action and Research webinar series. This series provides UWaterloo students with the opportunity to lead engaging and educational webinars on a range of climate change topics.

Students are invited to share their passion for climate action or research expertise by hosting a webinar. Each webinar should focus on solutions-oriented themes within the broad area of climate change, and highlight specific student research, innovation, and action, which can include work experience and projects with partners. Webinars are student-led and student-organized with support from IC3 and partners. 

To host a webinar student groups must submit an abstract. Abstracts will be considered against the following criteria:

  • Diversity – The proposed webinar members and moderator should together represent the diversity of the UWaterloo community (visit UWaterloo’s Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion website for more information).
  • Interdisciplinarity – All participants must be UWaterloo students, and the panel must include representation from at least two different UWaterloo Faculties.
  • Cohesiveness – The individual topics to be covered by the panelists should be represented under one unifying theme within the broad area of climate change research and action.
  • Design – The design of the proposed webinar should be engaging and allow for a variety of voices and ideas to be shared. Unique presentation formats are encouraged, but must be  accessible to a wide range of the UWaterloo community.
  • Length – The proposed webinar must be no longer than 1.5 hours in total (including presentations and any Q&A or other interactive/discussion components).

The call for abstracts is currently on hold but if you have an idea for a webinar, please send an email to

Past webinars in the series include:

The impacts of climate change on public health: Opportunities to mitigate risk

Toxic Algal Blooms – Implications of Climate Change on Frequency and Prevention in Water Systems

Unpacking Divestment: What it means for UWaterloo