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The inaugural Hub for Sustainability Integration Conference, held on March 22, 2024, marked a significant collaboration between the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) and the Faculty of Environment. Notable participants included Barbara Zvan, Catherine McKenna, and various experts from the industry and academia, discussing the intersection of climate change, sustainability, and business. The conference showcased the Bachelor of Sustainability and Financial Management (BSFM) program, a pioneering Canadian initiative combining sustainability and financial management education. This event highlighted the urgent need for integrating sustainability in business and finance, illustrated by the BSFM students' recent success in an international sustainability case competition.

The University of Waterloo's Knowledge Integration (KI) program, celebrating its 15th anniversary, emphasizes solving complex global challenges like climate change and cybersecurity through interdisciplinary collaboration. The program aligns with Waterloo's future vision of integrating different disciplines to address global issues. At the 15th-anniversary event, projects from the Knowledge Integration exhibition (KIX), based on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, were showcased.

We are very excited to announce that applications are open for the new South Africa Field Course: Biodiversity, Climate Change and Social Justice (ENV 474)! This interdisciplinary field course integrates a range of science and policy perspectives and field-based interactions to understand South Africa’s Cape region as a dynamic and linked system of people and nature. Interested Faculty of Environment undergraduate students must apply by January 19, 2024 to be considered for the course.