Department of Knowledge Integration

The Department of Knowledge Integration is home to two unique programs: the Bachelor of Knowledge Integration undergraduate degree; and Waterloo Unlimited, a one-of-a-kind high school enrichment program.

We are committed to providing education and enrichment opportunities that transcend traditional disciplines and prepare our students to adapt to and engage with our complex world.

  1. Sept. 30, 2016KI alumni team up in design project competition

    Alexandra Olarnyk, BKI '15, Adam Thorsteinson, BKI '14, and Rebecca Mendes from Waterloo's GBDA program, recently worked on a very cool project.

    They entered a package design competition and their design was chosen into the top 40 of the best works, after a jury analyzed over 700 entries from 46 countries. It was displayed in Prague at the CZECHDESIGN Gallery.

    The challenge was to design a cardboard package that can be used again after its initial use.

  2. Sept. 19, 2016KI researchers awarded funding

    Congratulations to Knowledge Integration faculty members on recent funding support for their research.

    Rob Gorbet and the Living Architecture Systems Group (LASG) have been awarded a $2,476,738 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Grant for their "Living architecture systems".

  3. Sept. 6, 2016KI professor wins prestigious Early Researcher Award
    Knowledge Integration Assistant Professor John McLevey received the Early Researcher Award (ERA), a program that helps promising and recently appointed researchers to build their research team of undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The award consists of $150,000 over five years.
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  1. Sept. 9 to Dec. 2, 2016KI Seminar Series Fall 2016

    Join the KI community at our Friday afternoon seminars, where we'll learn together about knowledge integration in action!

  2. Oct. 21, 2016KI poster conference: design in museums

    Following up from the KI museum course field trip to Copenhagen last spring, the third year students are giving conference-style poster presentations based on their observations of exhibit design considerations from one or more museum exhibits they visited.

  3. Oct. 28, 2016Open Data, Open Science seminar

    The Faculty of Environment Seminar Series this week features Knowledge Integration Assistant Professor John McLevey speaking about "Open Science and the Uncertain Future of University-Industry Partnerships in Biomedical Research and Development" and Peter Johnson, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Management, speaking about "The Cost(s) of Open Data".

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