Winner Percy Korsah (centre) and runners-up Victor Agbo (left) and Tia Driver (right).
How would you explain the entire breadth and significance of your life's work (or thesis) to people with no background in your work in 1 slide and 3 minutes? Earlier this month, PhD Candidate Percy Korsah won first place at the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Environment heat, with runners-up Victor Agbo and Tia Driver tying for second place. Each year 3MT provides a venue for graduate students to share their research with the community. The student who wins the university-wide competition will go on to present at the provincial and possibly national level.
Knowledge Integration’s annual third-year student exhibition, Knowledge Integration eXhibition 2018 (KIX2018), kicked off on Monday with a reception including remarks from University of Waterloo President Feridun Hamdullahpur, Dean of Environment Jean Andrey and Chair of the Department Rob Gorbet.
Forty University of Waterloo students will have the opportunity to travel to Africa, Latin America, and Asia to develop innovative technologies to help deliver energy solutions to impoverished communities around the world. The funding, through the Queen Elizabeth Scholars (QES) program was awarded to WISE, Co-operative Education, the Master of Development Practice (MDP) program, and St. Paul’s Greenhouse Social Impact Incubator.
More than one pedestrian a week has been killed on Toronto's streets this year. Toronto's leaders have responded to this crisis with pathetic and counterproductive ideas that placate drivers and their precious road spaces, says Planning prof. Brian Doucet in a new opinion piece in the Globe and Mail.
Recently, Bill Morneau tabled Canada’s 2018 budget, which includes $1.3 Billion over five years for Canada’s conservation efforts. A lucky group of 22 University of Waterloo geography students in the course “Transforming Canadian Resource Management” saw this announcement live while camped out in the Government Leader in the House of Commons and Waterloo MP Bardish Chagger’s office.
20-year old Jodie Scarrow combines her love of dance and flying on a daily basis. The co-captain of the University of Waterloo dance team is also an aviation student and is just 20 hours away from getting her commercial pilot's licence.
On February 8, the Intact Centre for Climate Adaptation Head Dr. Blair Feltmate was a witness to the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources discussion of a study on the effects of transitioning to a low carbon economy. The study looks at five key sectors responsible for 80 per cent of our emissions: electricity, oil and gas, transportation, buildings and trade-exposed industries, and how they can contribute to meeting Canada's emission goals.
The Intact Centre on Climate Adaption's (ICCA) Dana Decent was recently awarded "Leader of the Year" by Ontario Sustainable Energy Awards (OSEA). As part of OSEA's 8th Annual Power for Prosperity Awards Gala on February 8, Decent received her award for her work with ICCA directing operational functions and leading research to support the centre’s programs.