Future students

The summer school, open to students and professionals, offers daily, one-hour online sessions, from June 5 to June 23, 2023, showcasing leading-edge thinking and understanding from a wide array of University of Waterloo professors focusing on the intersection between climate, water, and energy.

Under the banner of Waterloo’s new Sustainable Futures initiative, the Waterloo Climate Institute (WCI), Water Institute (WI), and Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) are looking for emerging top scholars to work across the institutes on interdisciplinary research at the cross-section of climate change, energy and water. If you are interested in joining our team, please submit a short expression of interest along with an up-to-date CV by November 7, 2022. Top candidates will be endorsed by one or more of the executive directors of the three institutes, who will work with you to apply to the Provost’s Program for Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Scholars ahead of the December 1, 2022 deadline.

Unpacking the international governance framework of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Moderated by Waterloo Professor Ian Rowlands, the discussion explored how COP fits into the global climate change governance system, and featured guest speakers who shared their own COP experiences.

Fighting against the harmful effects of climate change can take many different forms. Reducing, reusing, and recycling are helpful and have been staples of eco-friendly campaigns for decades, but with technological advances and an increased urgency we as a species must do more.

Solve Climate by 2030: 4 key steps for climate action - It’s time to take action on climate change

Join speakers from the University of Waterloo and Waterloo community for an engaging webinar about actionable climate solutions. The webinar is hosted by the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) and the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3).

The event is targeted to students but everyone is welcome to attend.

UWaterloo students explored the topic of divestment in a recent webinar presented by the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) and Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (AHS). The webinar “Unpacking Divestment: What it means for UWaterloo” was held on October 20th, 2020.