Events - 2019

Monday, January 21, 2019 — 3:00 PM EST
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Please join us in Evolv1 on Monday, January 21, 2019 for a one hour session to discuss “How Ottawa Works” with respect to fish, forests and wildlife conservation decision making. Trevor Swerdfager's presentation will focus on the roles of political leaders, opinion leaders,  central agencies and line departments and the processes they engage in related to conservation issues and decisions.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 — 4:30 PM EDT

Think outside the box for your chance to win $3,000!


Do you have an innovative idea for a product, process, program or service to prevent, mitigate or solve an environmental problem?

Tell us about your unique solution by applying at the link below. If you’re one of the top entries, you’ll be invited to ‘pitch’ your idea in a Dragon’s Den style competition for a chance to walk away with the $3,000 grand prize.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 — 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Environment 3

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Tuesday, October 29th
5:00-7:30 pm

Environment 3  - Minto Atrium

To help us shape a sustainable future, we’re embarking on a bold initiative to attract the best and brightest graduate students to be the next generation of researchers in the field.

Thursday, October 3, 2019 — 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
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The Leadership Series: International Edition

The Leadership Series was created to give students from the Faculty of Environment an opportunity to connect with and learn from a broad range of faculty alumni through themed discussions and small-group networking.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 — 5:00 PM EDT

Entrepreneurship at Environment-Ideation Workshop

 Defining the problem  → Defining solutions  → Making connections  → Pitching solution 

Saturday, September 14, 2019 — 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
Fresh Air Feast

Reep Green Solutions is turning 20!

Pull on your brightest green outfits and get ready for a day of fun in Waterloo Park! What better way to cap off the summer than by celebrating with an outdoor, zero waste* party?

Saturday, July 13, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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The Youth Action on Climate Change (YACC) is looking for motivated young people who want to have a positive impact on our planet. The YACC wants to connect you with other youth who feel the same way and give you the tools, resources, and mentorship in order to implement your solutions right now. There will be interactive workshops, a networking lunch with local sustainability organizations, swag and more!

Thursday, July 11, 2019 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
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A generation ago, finding a job after graduation was about interviewing for a 9:00 to 5:00 career opportunity. Today, graduating students have to find their way through a maze of contract work, part-time jobs, short-term positions, side hustles, consulting opportunities and entrepreneurial ventures. To understand the exciting – and terrifying! – world of the gig economy, this event will bring in Leah Feor, social entrepreneur and instructor at the School of Business and Management at Niagara College. Join us on Thursday July 11th from 5:00-7:00pm at EV3 4412!

Register here!

Leah Feor is the owner of Simply Sustainable, a small business that has evolved from a fair trade mobile shop to a strategic consulting firm serving entrepreneurs with a social or environmental mission. She studied in Ottawa and has traveled extensively throughout Latin America, and is now residing in Crystal Beach – close to her family and the natural beauty of Niagara. She teaches at Niagara College in the School of Business and Management and is completing a Master of Environment and Business (MEB) from the University of Waterloo. Leah also serves as a member of the Social Enterprise Niagara Planning Committee and as a board member for the Niagara Peninsula Conversation Authority.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
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On June 25th Entrepreneurship @ Environment is hosting Equal Entrepreneurs - women's voices on ideation, inspiration, and navigating entrepreneurship. Take this opportunity to engage with a panel of women on topics around entrepreneurship, overcoming and embracing obstacles, and the opportunity for women to use entrepreneurship to address social/environmental challenges.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 (all day) to Wednesday, June 19, 2019 (all day)
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In collaboration with the KW Chapter of the Council of Canadians, Divest Waterloo, and UW’s Faculty of Environment, the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change is hosting two events on June 18 and 19th, 2019

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 — 2:30 PM EDT
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Convocation is a special time to celebrate! Join the Faculty of Environment on Tuesday, June 11 to congratulate our hardworking students on their graduation!

Friday, May 31, 2019 — 5:30 PM to Saturday, June 1, 2019 — 4:30 PM EDT

Come back to the University of Waterloo on Saturday, June 1, 2019 to celebrate Alumni Weekend and the Faculty of Environment's 50th birthday! Revisit the hallways you once called home, reunite with former classmates and professors, and relive your fondest campus memories. 

Friday, May 24, 2019 — 12:30 PM to Sunday, May 26, 2019 — 11:30 AM EDT

Has it really been 45 years?

Calling all planning grads from the class of '74. It's time to join your former classmates to reconnect, reunite, and relive your best campus memories. 

Your reunion planning committee, Sue Metcalfe, Janet Babcock, and Terry Boutilier, along with faculty alumni officer, Dheana Ramsay, have prepared a fun-packed itinerary. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 — 1:00 PM to Saturday, May 25, 2019 — 8:00 PM EDT
Engaging Economies of Change event logo

The Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE) conference Engaging Economies of Change hosted in Waterloo, Canada, brings together real-world solutions from across multiple disciplines of academia, business, the public sector, and civil society to focus on pathways towards a better tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 — 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
A group of people riding bicycles on the street

The film Why We Cycle explores some of the obvious and not-so-obvious effects of cycling on people, communities and cities. Join us as we screen this insightful and thought-provoking film that brings together cutting-edge scholarly research, with ordinary lived experiences of cycling and mobility.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 — 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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Wednesday, April 3, 2019 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Graduating Class of 2019

Congratulations on nearing the end of your studies at Waterloo!

Graduating students (undergrad and grad), staff and faculty are invited to join Dean Jean Andrey, to celebrate graduating students achievements.

Enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres and a complimentary drink as we raise a glass to welcome the newest members of the Environment Alumni family. Share a laugh and find out who will receive the "most likely to..." and be inspired by a young alumnus who will share a few words of advice and encouragement as you embark on your next phase of life. 

We looking forward to sharing this milestone moment with you!  

Monday, April 1, 2019 — 8:00 AM to Friday, April 5, 2019 — 5:00 PM EDT
Show us your Environment! 5 finalists, 5 great prizes!

Hey Environment! It's that time of year again...

We're holding our annual Show Us Your Environment Photo Contest! We want to see the awesome places you've gone, sights you've seen, or things you've done through the faculty.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 — 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
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Registration: Jack Rosen Memorial Award

Watch the Jack Rosen Memorial Award finalists present their innovative ideas in a Dragons Den style setting and meet top local entrepreneurs.

What: Jack Rosen pitch competition

When: March 27 from 5:00-8:00pm in NH 3407 

Food and Beverages Provided - Register Now - Space is Limited.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
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Managing air pollution, toxic substances, and climate change is a complex, linked sustainability challenge. To better inform efforts to address these issues, we need to understand how policies to address emissions translate into societal benefits. In this talk, Dr. Selin will present work from her research group, using a systems approach to better understand air pollutants such as particulate matter, ozone, and mercury.

Please join us in QNC 1501 for coffee, refreshments, and an opportunity to meet Dr. Eckely Selin and other attendees from 1:30-2:00 p.m. Talk will commence at 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 — 12:00 PM EDT
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On Tuesday March 26, Dean Jean Andrey is hosting a Lunch Seminar with guest John Borrows, who will be talking about Indigenous treaties and Ontario. Join us in RCH 307 at 12:00p.m. and partake in this amazing opportunity to increase our knowledge of the treaties.

Friday, March 22, 2019 — 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
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On Friday March 22nd, we will be hosting another seminar for our Environment Seminar Series! In AL 105 from 11:30a.m. - 1:30p.m., we will have two speakers: Jason Thistlethwaite and Jessica Blythe. Lunch will be served at 11:30a.m., with the two half-hour talks beginning around 12:00p.m.

Join us in learning more from two experts in their field. We hope to see you there! 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 — 5:30 PM EDT
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Faculty of Environment donors and student scholarship recipients are invited to a special evening of recognition. Join Dean Jean Andrey, along with faculty and staff, to honour  the outstanding generosity of our donors and the dedicated commitment of our deserving students. 

Saturday, March 16, 2019 — 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
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On Saturday March 16 from 8:30a.m. 4:30p.m., the University of Waterloo and Impact Alliance will be teaming up to host the Global Solutions Conference! Through special keynotes, a panel of experts, and interactive workshops, you'll be equipped with a deeper understanding of the transformative power sustainability can have. The event will also feature a booth fair and networking breaks with breakfast, lunch and refreshments provided. 

Make sure to get your tickets here. For the full schedule, speaker profiles and workshop descriptions, visit Impact Alliance

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 — 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
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Please note our new date. The previous event was cancelled due to severe weather and campus closure. Join us Tuesday, March 12th for take two...

How to Market Yourself: Selling your unique skills and attributes in a competitive job market

The Leadership Series was created to give students from the Faculty of Environment an opportunity to connect with and learn from alumni through discussion and small-group networking. This term, we are excited to offer our first evening event focused on how to market yourself to potential employers in the competitive marketplace, with special presentation by Centre for Career Action Advisor, Alicia Flatt.


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