Events - 2020

Thursday, December 3, 2020 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST
Ken Caldeira profile headshot

On Thursday December 3, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm we welcome you to join the Faculty of Environment's free new lecture series, ENV In Conversations With... The latest instalment welcomes climate expert Ken Caldeira from Carnegie Institution for Science. Caldeira is a pioneer in many areas of research such as ocean acidification, geoengineering, and energy systems modeling, he is one of the foremost out of the box, big-picture climate scientists in the world.  

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST

As we face the environmental challenges of the 21st Century – from climate action to green energy, and from clean water to the circular economy – some are calling for a shift to green entrepreneurship. But what exactly is green entrepreneurship, and how can youth, students and entrepreneurs connect to this emerging field?

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EST
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST

As we face the environmental challenges of the 21st Century – from climate action to green energy, and from clean water to the circular economy – some are calling for a shift to green entrepreneurship. But what exactly is green entrepreneurship, and how can youth, students and entrepreneurs connect to this emerging field?

Thursday, November 19, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Eryn, Wanjiku and Barbara
Thursday, November 19, 2020 — 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST
ENV in conversations with information poster

On Thursday November 19, from 11 am to 12:30pm we welcome you to join the Faculty of Environment's free new lecture series, ENV In Conversations With... The latest instalment welcomes aviation industry experts to discuss how the global air transport system could be critical post-pandemic recovery if it can attract, educate and keep the next generation of aviation professionals. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST

As we face the environmental challenges of the 21st Century – from climate action to green energy, and from clean water to the circular economy – some are calling for a shift to green entrepreneurship. But what exactly is green entrepreneurship, and how can youth, students and entrepreneurs connect to this emerging field?

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST

As we face the environmental challenges of the 21st Century – from climate action to green energy, and from clean water to the circular economy – some are calling for a shift to green entrepreneurship. But what exactly is green entrepreneurship, and how can youth, students and entrepreneurs connect to this emerging field?

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST

As we face the environmental challenges of the 21st Century – from climate action to green energy, and from clean water to the circular economy – some are calling for a shift to green entrepreneurship. But what exactly is green entrepreneurship, and how can youth, students and entrepreneurs connect to this emerging field?

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

As we face the environmental challenges of the 21st Century – from climate action to green energy, and from clean water to the circular economy – some are calling for a shift to green entrepreneurship. But what exactly is green entrepreneurship, and how can youth, students and entrepreneurs connect to this emerging field?

Saturday, October 24, 2020 — 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM EDT
ENV 2020 Live Virtual Celebration

Convocation is a special time for our graduates to celebrate their achievements with family and friends.

Saturday, September 26, 2020 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Saturday, September 26, 2020 — 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Graphic representing roads, cities, planes and health

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

Mass transit, the concentration of people and capital, and planned density all aid in the spread of the virus. In a rush to interpret an uncertain future, some theorists have suggested 70-years of rapid global urbanization might be over. But has the death of cities been greatly exaggerated?

Saturday, September 26, 2020 (all day)
Alumni celebrating Alumni Black and Gold Day

Black and gold forever

#UWaterlooForever

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the University of Waterloo is taking steps to limit the spread and risks of the disease in our community. With caution and concern for our alumni, we have made the difficult decision to move Alumni Weekend and Alumni Black and Gold Day events online. 

Thursday, September 24, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
event poster

The Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) in partnership with the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences is pleased to invite you to our upcoming webinar "Global climate connections: How changes to our environment, food systems, and health will shape our future".

Thursday, September 24, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Event poster

The Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) in partnership with the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences is pleased to invite you to our upcoming webinar "Global climate connections: How changes to our environment, food systems, and health will shape our future".

Saturday, June 6, 2020 (all day)
students being shown

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
3 Minute Thesis text

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
environment Seminar Series poster with information about dates/place
Monday, February 24, 2020 — 12:00 PM EST
Jarvie

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. 

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