Events - 2019

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.

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.

Monday, March 11, 2019 (all day)

KI-X (n): Knowledge Integration eXhibition; a convergence of disciplines, teaching methods and creative minds in an exhibition of topical, object-centric displays.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST
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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 brings together a group of presenters who’ve found a way to survive and thrive in this new reality. Join us on Tuesday March 5th from 5:00-7:00pm at EV2 2002!

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 — 4:00 PM EST
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The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition asks University of Waterloo research-based master's and doctoral students to explain the breadth and significance of their research to a non-specialist audience using only one static slide in three minutes. 

Not only does the 3MT help cultivate students' presentation and communication skills while providing them with invaluable networking opportunities, winners also have the potential to win thousands of dollars in prizes. Learn more and register now by clicking here.

Competitors are able to attend faculty-based heats, so we encourage you to join us at the Environment Faculty Heat on Tuesday March 5 at 4:00p.m. in EV3 1408. Keep in mind, the deadline for slides will be Friday February 22. 

Friday, March 1, 2019 — 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EST
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Our Faculty is proud to present the latest installment of our Dean's Seminar Series, but this time we're showcasing our grad students' research! On March 1st from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., you will have the opportunity to learn what some of our Faculty's PhD students are doing. Come to AL 105 for a free lunch and five fifteen minute presentations about various environmental topics! 

Friday, March 1, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM EST
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This year's International Development Conference is focused on the topic of Sustainability. The conference will include seminars, workshops, and other interactive activities with speakers and groups promoting sustainable development in a variety of ways. The application of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals will be examined and local sustainable initiatives will be explored.

Join us for a fun and interactive day of learning about sustainability and how it fits into international development studies! 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 — 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
World's Challenge Challenge Poster

The World’s Challenge Challenge at the University of Waterloo is a competition where teams of three diverse students pick one of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (also known as Global Goals), and propose a solution. Teams will be selected to make a 5-7 minute presentation on Wednesday February 27, proposing a solution to a panel of judges, with Q&A. The winning team will then be invited to compete at the nationals level in London Ontario for prizes up to $30,000. Come hear from groups looking to solve some of the worlds most important problems!

To watch the presentations, register here

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST

Are you hoping to compete in one of the many pitch competitions this term? If so, you are invited to stop by at EV2 2004 on Tuesday February 12th from 4-6pm to speak with one of the mentors from Entrepreneurship @ Environment. We can listen to your ideas and offer suggestions to help you refine your pitch before you take it out to the public. We look forward to working with you! 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST
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Change Starts With a Pitch 

Pitch Design and Execution Workshop

With all the pitch competitions coming up this term, it's easy to feel a little overwhelmed. Come join us for some expert advice on how to prepare, structure, and execute a winning pitch. Sometimes, all you need is another set of ears to help form a winning pitch. If nothing else, it's a great opportunity to network over some refreshments and delicious food! Join us on Tuesday February 5 at EV3 1408 from 5:00pm-7:00pm. 

Learn more and register by clicking this link. 

Friday, January 25, 2019 — 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EST
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The Faculty of Environment is proud to present the first seminar in 2019 as part of the Dean's Environment Seminar Series!

On Friday January 25 2019, Janice Barry and Juan Moreno-Cruz will present speeches on various topics including Indigenous rights, urban planning, and clean energy. Please join us for a complimentary lunch, followed by a free lecture at Arts Lecture Hall (AL) 105 starting at 11:30a.m.

Thursday, January 24, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
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We are proud to have Dr. Abul Quasem Al-Amin at the University of Waterloo, leading the discussion on topics including sustainable development and climate change. On Thursday January 24, Dr. Al-Amin will be in EV3 1408 presenting a talk called "Low Carbon Society by Introducing Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles in Malaysia: the Prospects and Challenges". If you want to hear more from an expert on development and environment studies, come by his lecture.

We are proud to have Dr. Abul Quasem Al-Amin at the University of Waterloo, leading the discussion on topics including sustainable development and climate change. On Thursday January 24, Dr. Al-Amin will be in EV3 1408 presenting a talk called "Low Carbon Society by Introducing Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles in Malaysia: the Prospects and Challenges". If you want to hear more from an expert on development and environment studies, come by his lecture.

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.

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