News archive - February 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

In the media: Professor Sean Goeby's participatory budget experiment gets green light

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A partnership between masters student researchers in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development and the City of Kitchener has been given the green light by city council. Led by professor Sean Geobey, the students will be working with the city to implement a participatory budget experiment, where citizens will be given the opportunity to direct a portion of the city's budget.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

SERS Professor among 19 Waterloo researchers awarded $1.4 million

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Photo credit: O. Fitzpatrick

School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability professor Andrew Trant is among 19 University of Waterloo researchers to be awarded $1.4 million for infrastructure to support research.

Friday, February 24, 2017

In the media: Jeff Casello on the impacts of a new Go Train tunnel

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One step closer to two-way all-day travel to Toronto

School of Planning Professor and Associate Provost, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs, Jeff Casello spoke with CTV news last night about Infrastructure Ontario’s plan to build a second Go Train tunnel. While a request for proposals has just gone out, the multi-million dollar contract is expected to be awarded by fall. Casello said it's been a long time coming and the two-way all-day service between Waterloo Region and Toronto will create a valuable innovative ecosystem. The project is part of the Province's largest ever investment in public infrastructure.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

In the media: First officers fast track to the friendly skies

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Congratulations to four Aviation grads hired, straight out of school, by Sunwing Airline. Cameron Fuchs, Spencer Leckie, Siobhan O’Hanlon, and Chelsea Anne Edwards were the first batch of young pilots trained under the airline's intensive cadet program. They are now all flying as First Officers. At the event this morning, John Hudson, Manager of Standards for Sunwing Airlines, also announced that the cadet program, a partnership between the University of Waterloo's joint aviation program, Waterloo-Wellington Flight Centre and Sunwing Airlines, will be renewed for another year. 

Monday, February 20, 2017

Happy Family Day from the Faculty of Environment

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By Farah Hassan, Communications & Social Media Coordinator, Faculty of Environment

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