Events - 2020

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 — 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

Welcome to the Leadership Series

The Leadership Series was created to foster community and knowledge sharing between Faculty of Environment alumni and students through themed discussion and small group networking.

The focus for our Fall 2020 event is Be prepared. Get the job.

Saturday, September 26, 2020 — 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

COVID-19 continues to hit our urban areas hardest, what makes our cities attractive also makes them most vulnerable to the virus.

Saturday, June 6, 2020 (all day)
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Event postponed until September 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the University is taking steps to limit the spread and risks of the disease in our community. With caution and concern for our alumni, Waterloo has made the difficult decision to postpone Alumni Weekend, which was originally scheduled for June 6, 2020.

Alumni Weekend will now take place on September 26, 2020. It will be held in conjunction with Alumni Black and Gold Day.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 — 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

Graduating Class of 2020

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, March 9, 2020 — 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
World's Challenge Challenge 2019 Winners

The World’s Challenge Challenge at the University of Waterloo is a competition where teams of two to four diverse students picked one or more of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (also known as the Global Goals) and propose a solution. Teams will make a 5-7 minute presentation on their proposed solution to a panel of judges that will then be followed by a Q&A session.

Monday, March 9, 2020 — 12:00 PM EDT

Please join us for this installment of our GEM lecture series. This lecture will be delivered by Dr. Steffanie Scott, titled: Employing an Agroecological Approach to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals: a Case Study from China

The lecture will be held in EV1-221, from 12-1pm. 

Thursday, March 5, 2020 (all day)

2020 marks the 10th annual International Development Conference and the theme for this year is Conscious Consumerism! Come out on Thursday, March 5th at FED Hall for a day of engaging and inspiring discussion about consumerism, its social and environmental impacts, and how we can all live more consciously. All are welcome to this event so invite your friends and family!

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 — 2:30 PM to 4:50 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. Register to compete for the 3 Minute Thesis by filling out the online application.

Competitors are able to attend faculty-based heats, so we encourage you to join us at the Environment Faculty Heat on Wednesday March 4 at 2:30p.m. in EV3 1408.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 2:20 PM EST
Dr. Sarah Burch speaking with graduate students.

Is graduate school right for you?

Attend this session to learn important information about graduate school, including:

Thursday, February 27, 2020 — 12:00 PM EST
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Monday, February 24, 2020 — 12:00 PM EST

Please join us in the next installment of our GEM lecture series. This lecture will be delivered by Dr. Helen Jarvie, Professor of Water and Global Environental Change. The subject will be: 

“A Clearer View through Murky Waters? Eutrophication Risk, Resilience and Recovery”

The lecture will be in EV1-221, from 12-1pm. 

Saturday, February 22, 2020 (all day)

Join us on Saturday, February 22nd for the National Geomatics Competition. The National Geomatics Competition (NGC) is a student-led consulting engineering competition based in the field of Geomatics. The goal is to bring together students and industry representatives from across the country.

The competition will be held in EV3, throughout the day. Please see the official website for more information:

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 — 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM EST
personal item repair workshop poster

Personal Item Repair Workshop

Monday, February 10, 2020 — 12:00 PM EST

Please join us on Monday, February 10th for the 2nd installment of our GEM lecture series. This lecture will be delivered by Dr. Merrin Macrae, on the subject of reducing phosphorus losses from agricultural fields in the Great Lakes region. 

The lecture will be held in EV1-353 from 12 to 1pm. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST
Ideation Workshop

Entrepreneurship at Environment invites you to the World's Challenge Challenge Ideation Workshop!

This workshop precedes the World’s Challenge Challenge Pitch Competition and is designed to provide you with the tools necessary to ideate effectively, perform critical analysis of your ideas and be able to pitch or communicate them to others.

Thursday, January 30, 2020 — 11:30 AM EST
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On January 30th 2020, the Dean is hosting a special Q&A session with two retiring Environmental proffessors, Pierre Filion and Karen Hammond.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 — 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST
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The Leadership Series: Goal Setting

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.

The focus for our Winter 2020 event is goal setting.

Friday, January 24, 2020 — 9:28 AM EST
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ALARM! Responding to our climate emergency

Friday, January 10, 2020 — 3:00 PM EST
Marzieh (Mari) Foroutan a PhD student in the Faculty of Environment’s has been confirmed as a passenger on flight PS752 which crashed in Iran with no reported survivors.

“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of everyone who perished in this incident and we will provide support to anybody in our community affected by this tragic incident,” said Jean Andrey, dean of the Faculty of Environment. “A strong, supportive, diverse community is the foundation for everything we do in Environment. As we grieve, I urge everyone to have an open heart and be there for each other.”

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 

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