Events - 2019

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 — 3:25 PM to Sunday, January 26, 2020 — 11:59 PM EST
SheCycle holding Trophy at World's Challenge Challenge

You are never too small to make a difference.

GRETA Thunberg, Swedish Woman of The Year, Teen Environmental Activist 

Thursday, November 28, 2019 — 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EST
Dean's lecture poster

The Faculty of Environment is hosting the last Dean's lecture of the Fall term as part of our Environment Seminar Series. Please mark your calendars for Thursday, November 28, 201911:30 am - 1:30 pm, and join us for a complimentary lunch and free lecture by Steffanie Scott and Jeffery Wilson.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST
Bio-En,Full-Circle Foods, James Nugent

According to the European Parliament, circular economy is a model of production and consumption which involves sharing, leasing, reusing, repairing, refurbishing and recycling existing materials and products as long as possible. In this way, the life cycle of products is extended. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 — 5:00 PM EST
Styelized image of faceless portraits with the words IDEA? written across each

Registration: Jack Rosen Memorial Award

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

What: Jack Rosen pitch competition

When: November 13th at 5:00pm in NH 3407 

Food and beverages provided - Register now, as space is limited.

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

Register now!

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.

Friday, October 25, 2019 — 2:30 PM EDT
Environment Convocation banner

Convocation is a special time to celebrate! Join the Faculty of Environment on Friday, October 25th, to congratulate our hardworking students on their graduation!

Our Faculty of Environment Convocation Ceremony will take place on Friday, October 25, at 2:30 p.m. in the Physical Activities Complex

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Concept Imagined By Velocity

You know that it’s important for your business to be solving an important problem. But how do you know whether you’ve got an “important problem”?

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Entrepreneurship at Environment, Sales, Ethics and Corporate social responsibility

Entrepreneurship at Environment - Sales, Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility 

Lead by Geoffrey Malleck

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 — 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

GreenHouse Health Discovery Lab 

We invite you to participate in the Health Discovery Lab hosted by GreenHouse.  In partnership with Community Support Connections and the MS Society Grand River Chapter, this Discovery Lab focuses on creating positive social impact by identifying emerging problems and opportunities in the healthcare space. The lab will focus on enabling social inclusion by improving the quality of life for those experiencing health challenges in the aging population and their caregivers. At the lab, you will learn about these challenges from a variety of stakeholder perspectives and use skills in ethical design to identify opportunities for innovation in this space. At the end of the lab, you will be presented with opportunities to move your ideas forward.

Sign Up 

Thursday, October 3, 2019 — 5:00 PM EDT

Leadership Series

The Leadership Series Event is an initiative of the Faculty of Environment that connects students with alumni and aims to provide a meaningful mentorship opportunity over some tasty appetizers. 

October 3, 2019 - Going Global

The topic of focus for October's event is International Experience; learning about global opportunity's and how to take advantage of them. 

In this experiential learning opportunity lead by Atul Nanda, students were introduced to the sacrifices, commitments, benefits and challenges to overseas travel. In an effort to provide his own personal experience with international travel, students were able to pose questions pertaining to their personal travel inquiries all while building new relationships and strengthening existing ones with alumni.

If you are unable to attend, you must notify the advancement office by October 1, 2019. Failure to attend without prior notification will result in your being barred from attending any other Leadership Breakfast Series events for the next two semesters. 

Meet Our Alumni Advisors:

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

Entrepreneurship at Environment-Ideation Workshop

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

Friday, September 27, 2019 — 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM EDT
Poster with information about dean's seminar series

On Friday September 27, Dean Jean Andrey is hosting a Breakfast Seminar with guest David Meslin, a political biologist, urbanist, community organizer, trainer and political entrepreneur, who will be talking about rebuilding democracy from the ground up.

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
Youth Action on Climate Change logo

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
event poster

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
Woman standing at Waterfall

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)
Lecture hall of green chair lined up

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
Faculty of Environment Convocation banner

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
Woman hiking with child carrier and scanning a mountainous environment
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!  


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