MCC 10-year program anniversary

Saturday, June 1, 2024 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)
5 speaker headshots, 4 female, one male, against a backdrop of a field with the text"Masters of climate change public lecture: bridging the climate talent gap in canada June 1"

This year marks a special milestone the Master of Climate Change (MCC) program’s 10-year anniversary! On June 1, join us to celebrate 10 years of impact with a panel discussion: "Bridging the climate talent gap in Canada".

The climate crisis is a defining challenge of our time, one that requires a whole-of-society response. Multiple international studies demonstrate that climate change will have profound impacts on job markets and that every job will have a climate component in the coming decades.. Join us to discuss how universities can work with governments and business to bridge the climate talent gap and accelerate progress toward a net-zero and climate resilient Canada.


Location: Environment 3, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo ON N2J 3G1

4:00 p.m. | Registration and check-in

4:30 p.m. | MCC Mixer with refreshments

5:30 p.m. | Panel Talk: Bridging the Climate Talent Gap in Canada

7:00 p.m. | Reception

8:30 p.m. | Event wrap-up

Our panelists

  • Dustin Carey, Climate Adaptation Lead, Green Municipal Fund, Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)
  • Bonnie Penfold, Manager of Research and Training, Strategic Environmental and Economic Analysis Secretariat, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)
  • Jade Schofield, Director of Climate and Sustainability, Delphi Group
  • Alison Traub, Program Manager, Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Division, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
  • Tricia Williams, Director of Research, Evaluation and Knowledge Mobilization, Future Skills Centre
  • Moderator: Daniel Scott, Director - Climate Change Program, Faculty of Environment


We have a variety of locations offering special prices for alumni and guests coming back for Reunion. Spaces are limited so book ASAP to secure your room.

Walper Hotel 

20 Queen Street South, Kitchener, ON N2G 1A3 

$209 per night 

Book directly online with code G-UOWL (entered under “special rate” as a Corporate or Group code) 

Book before May 3 for guaranteed rate 

Delta Waterloo  

110 Erb Street West, Waterloo, ON N2L 0C6 (1.7 km) 

$205-225 per night  

Book before April 18 for guaranteed rate 

Homewood Suites by Hilton Waterloo St. Jacobs 

45 Benjamin Road, Waterloo, ON N2V 2G8 

$159-169 per night  

Call 519-514-0088 for reservations or book directly online with Corporate ID #0003242147 

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Waterloo St. Jacobs 

55 Benjamin Rd, Waterloo, ON N2V 0C6 

$159-169 per night  

Call 519-514-0090 for reservations or book directly online with Corporate ID #0003242147 


Courtyard Marriott Waterloo St. Jacobs  

50 Benjamin Rd E, Waterloo, ON N2V 2J9 (5.1 km) 

$174 per night 

Call 519-884-9295 for reservations or book directly online 

Book before April 30  for guaranteed rate 

On campus option

United College Guest Rooms 
190 Westmount Road North, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G5 
$115 per night 
Call 519-885-1460, email:, or book directly online 


Helpful hints

Campus parking

On Saturday, June 1, 2024, complimentary parking is available in all lots except D, H and ECEC all day. Visit the Campus Map to find the lot closest to your events and visit us at our Welcome Booths in front of South Campus Hall and the Health Expansion building to start your day!

If you are attending the Forever Black and Gold Luncheon, the closest parking lots are lot M and R.

Maps and directions

Campus Maps, Directions, and Parking 

Dress code

Daytime events are casual. 

Other things to do on campus and in Waterloo

Attend more Reunion activities 

Brush up on your campus lingo and terminology  

Explore local attractions  

Explore Waterloo Region

Gift and apparel

Celebrate in style with the W Store's wide selection of Waterloo Alumni branded apparel, swag and gifts! Shipping available worldwide. Enjoy exclusive savings in store on May 31 and June 1, 2024 when you spend $75 (before taxes) and receive 20% off one full priced crested item. 

Custom UWaterloo Jackets, grad ring, diploma frames and course materials are excluded from this offer. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer/promotion. 

South Campus Hall store hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2024 and 12:30 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2024.