News archive - January 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Generationed City project launch panel weighs in on youth housing challenges

Generationed City Panel

To launch his new project Generationed City, School of Planning researcher, Markus Moos held a discussion panel examining the challenges and opportunities facing the future of housing.

Friday, January 23, 2015

United Nations accepts student's $1 million proposal

Tomm Mandryk


By Kayla Dixon, Student Success Office

A fourth-year Environment student’s project proposal to the United Nations requesting $1 million to address environmental and developmental issues in a Botswana community received the green light this month.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Waterloo welcomes new Sustainability Coordinator

The Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo is pleased to announce the arrival of Mat Thijssen, our new Sustainability Coordinator on campus.

Thijssen joins us from Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR) where he managed the TravelWise program, a commuting network for employers in Waterloo Region run collaboratively by SWR and the Region of Waterloo. He has a background in Arts & Business from the University of Waterloo, and focused his graduate research on global environmental governance and security at the Balsillie School of International Affairs.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Student awarded for sharing voting motivations

Rahul Mehta


by Kayla Dixon, Student Success Office

Did you vote in the municipal election last fall? A masters student in the School of Planning was awarded $2,000 last month for sharing his reasons for voting in a social media contest.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

2015 International Esri Young Scholars Award

Esri Canada is pleased to announce the 2015 International Esri Young Scholars Award program. The award is available to any candidate studying GIS at a Canadian university or college subject to the terms and conditions listed below.

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