Events - 2012

Saturday, March 31, 2012 — 5:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT
Logo reading "Earth Hour" on black background.

The University of Waterloo's Sustainability Project (UWSP), Waterloo Environment and Business Students (WEBS), and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have teamed up to present to you Earth Hour 2012!

Saturday, March 31, 2012 (all day)
Earth hour garage sale poster.

The University of Waterloo Sustainability Project is holding a garage sale in the SLC Lower Atrium to celebrate Earth Hour. Unlike Earth Hour, it goes on all day. Well, from about 10:30 or 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Friday, March 30, 2012 — 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Logo reading "Knowledge Integration" in green.

The inaugural class of Knowledge Integration students will be presenting their senior research projects. Forming the capstone of their four-year undergraduate career, these projects represent an exciting synthesis of the diverse disciplines the students have explored through this one-of-a-kind interdisciplinary program.

Friday, March 30, 2012 — 10:24 AM EDT
Middle-aged woman holds an owl.

The Canadian Water Network's Student & Young Professional Committee is promoting its first virtual event – this is a new endeavour, aimed at promoting skills development and networking to boost water-related research capacity across the country. 

We would like to invite students (undergraduate and graduate), faculty, post-docs, and staff to attend (online) our first event, featuring Dr. Diane Dupont on April 5th at 2 pm EDT.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 — 6:59 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Logo reading "Students on ice alumni delegation."

Interested in learning about the polar regions, sustainable development and the Earth Summit? 'Speaking Up for the Polar Regions' is a talk that draws much needed attention to the emerging challenge of sustainable development in the Polar Regions.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 — 6:59 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

No energy source is risk-free. All forms of managed energy (hydroelectric, nuclear, fossil fuels, wood, biofuels, solar, wind, tidal) carry risks of different types.  

Thursday, March 22, 2012 — 1:00 PM EDT

The 2nd Annual Corporate Environment and Business Student Dialogue is reoccurring yearly forum for undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED) to interact with business leaders who are on the front lines of sustainable development in their respective industry.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Unsure about where your degree will lead you? Check out the Ecology Lab's Environment Careers Workshop!

Unsure of your career direction? Register for the Ecology Lab's Environment Careers Workshop.

Speakers include:

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 — 8:45 AM to Friday, March 23, 2012 — 3:45 PM EDT
Logos reading "Waterloo Environment" and "The Water Institute, University of Waterloo."

Watersheds in general and wetlands in particular are under increasing pressure around the world. Although their scale, scope and intensity vary widely, it is clear that most if not all of these problems and pressures are the result of human activities.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 — 7:45 AM EDT
Blue logo reading "SiG - Social Innovation Generation."

You're Invited to the Waterloo info session on year two of the Graduate Diploma in Social Innovation!

Friday, March 16, 2012 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

How can businesses serve social needs while staying profitable? How can non-profits become more sustainable and efficient? In the innovative field of social-purpose business, new organizational models are put forward that attempt to reconcile a social mission with financial sustainability.

We’ll examine some of the successful social businesses that exist already and the many different forms they take. We will have some guests from local social businesses to discuss with us their experiences:

Friday, March 16, 2012 — 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Turn your money into ideas! The Jack Rosen Memorial Award for Environmental innovation.

During his successful career as an entrepreneur, businessman and waste management professional in Waterloo Region, Jack Rosen was instrumental in the successful introduction of the world's first ‘Blue Box’ recycling program.

In recognition of Jack Rosen’s extraordinary vision and commitment to environmental issues, this award, sponsored by the Jack and Honey Rosen Charitable Foundation, is intended to reward and encourage innovative, ‘outside-the-box’ ideas aimed at solving environmental challenges and issues.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 — 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM EDT

Experience Environment at our March Break Open House! Join us on campus for a full-day program designed to answer the more detailed questions that you may have, now that you’ve applied to Waterloo.

Click here to find out more and register.

Monday, March 12, 2012 — 12:00 PM to Wednesday, March 14, 2012 — 6:00 PM EDT
Logo showing brightly coloured interconnected puzzle pieces and reading "KI-X 2012."

Knowledge Integration students invite you to experience KI-X 2012, the culmination of their third-year museum course.

Exhibits are:

Saturday, March 10, 2012 — 6:59 PM EST
ESS logo topped with graduation cap reading 2012, in front of bookcase

19+ event open to all Environment students. Tickets can be purchased in the ESS Office (EV1 138a) or at the door. Enjoy a reception hosted by faculty and staff from 7-8 p.m., with some words from Dean André Roy.

Monday, March 5, 2012 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Join resident expert Ken Burrell and the Ecology lab for an informative outdoor workshop on birds. Equipped with binoculars and bird guides, we'll explore and identify birds in the area. Think you're confused about our winter weather? We'll get some insight on how the birds feel!

Dress for the weather. Meet in Ecology Lab, EV1 134.

Space is extremely limited for this workshop, so sign up today at

Friday, March 2, 2012 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

International Development Seminar
Global Health Equity: Experience from Rwanda

Mark Brender, Executive Director of Partners in Health Canada, will share his recent experience providing health care to the poor in Rwanda while also addressing root causes of disease and poor health in impoverished communities.

All welcome. Bring your lunch.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 — 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST
Steve Mock, a balding man with a beard.

Steve Mock and Stephen Purdey will lead an exciting seminar based on the idea of ‘the end of economic growth.’

Steve Mock (Balsillie School of International Affairs) will give a lecture entitled “National Identity and the Liberal State in a Post-Growth Economy”

Monday, February 27, 2012 — 3:00 PM to 4:20 PM EST
Amelia Clarke speaking and gesturing.

Starting in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, and touring all the way to Vancouver, British Columbia, youth leaders and sustainability veterans will bring the community together for the We Canada Tour to discuss the role of Canadians at the Earth Summit 2012 (United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20).

Thursday, February 16, 2012 — 7:00 PM EST
George Roter.

George Roter, co-founder and CEO of Engineers Without Borders Canada, will give a public lecture called "Stop 'helping those poor people in Africa:' An argument for a systemic approach to supporting international development."

Friday, February 10, 2012 — 11:30 AM EST
Thursday, January 12, 2012 — 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST

Grade 10 students and their parents are invited to learn about applying to university and financing a post-secondary education. Hosted by the University of Waterloo.

Learn about:

  • studying what you love
  • applying to university
  • financing your education
  • tips from current Waterloo students

Register to attend or watch the live webcast on our website.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Discover how your academic career could move forward within our Faculty! Hear about our coursework based programs in Environment and Business, Local Economic Development, Social Innovation, Development Practice and enjoy a pizza lunch.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Discover how your academic career could move forward within our Faculty! Hear about our research based programs in Environment and Resource Studies, Geography, Planning and Tourism Policy and Planning and enjoy a pizza lunch.


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