News archive - March 2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

LED program's Higher ED blog named a top development blog in North America

Economic development marketing firm DCI named the Local Economic Development (LED) program's blog, Higher ED one of its top blogs

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Award-winning student company uses smartphones to prevent blindness in developing world

EteCheck

Third-year international development and business student, Rachel Friesen and her team recently claimed one of the top spots in Applied Health Sciences’ (AHS) Big Ideas Challenge for their company EyeCheck.

Monday, March 30, 2015

QE II Diamond Jubilee scholarships used to create new global index of wellbeing

Researcher Susan Elliott from the Faculty of Environment recently received funding for Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships.

Elliott, a professor in the Faculty of Environment’s department of Geography and Environmental Management is receiving $449,800. She hopes to bring at least four fully funded graduate students to the University of Waterloo to develop a global wellbeing index (nicknamed GLOWING) similar to the Canadian Index of Wellbeing – a project developed at Waterloo.

The GLOWING will focus first on countries in east Africa to develop appropriate indicators that can realistically measure wellbeing in low to middle income countries. Elliot has already selected one PhD student who will be arriving at the University of Waterloo in September to begin work on the index. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Three Environment students named to Corporate Knights 30 under 30

Three successful sustainability leaders from the University of Waterloo have been named to the Corporate Knights 30 under 30 list. Complied each year, the list acknowledges a collection of young entrepreneurs, activists, corporate professionals and students eager to make our world a better place. 

Our selections: Dominique Souris, an Environment and Resource Studies (ERS) student working as an environmental management intern at the United Nations Environment Programme. Jillian Rodak, a graduate student in the School of Environment Enterprise and Development (SEED) working as a program manager at the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation and Sean Campbell a program coordinator St. Paul’s GreenHouse.

“These three young people don’t only represent the best the Faculty of Environment has to offer, but also all of Canada,” says Jean Andrey , dean of the Faculty of Environment. “Their achievements reinforce the responsibility we have here at Waterloo to harness student energy and passion to make the world a better place by giving them the skills, confidence and tools to be the future generation our planet needs."

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Jean Andrey officially appointed Environment dean

Jean Andrey

On July 1, Professor Jean Andrey will begin her tenure as the new dean of the Faculty of Environment on a five-year term.

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