Connecting the Dots
Visiting Fulbright Scholar Professor Emerita Mary Stewart will discuss ways she has connected various forms of knowledge in her artwork and writing. Time permitting, we will end with an active-learning brainstorming session.
The participants of the Shad Waterloo high school enrichment program are holding a public open house to share highlights of their experiences, including creative ideas they have come up with to tackle this year’s design project theme, “How might we improve the well-being of Canadians?”
The Department of Knowledge Integration is host to the Shad program at the University of Waterloo. Many of our faculty and staff are involved, along with some KI students!
Shad is a summer enrichment experience for high school students from across Canada (and around the world!).
We're thrilled to celebrate the convocation of the KI Class of 2022!
Here are the plans of some of our BKI grads.
Students who have received an Offer of Admission to Waterloo, and their guests, are invited to join us on this special visit day.
The graduating class of Knowledge Integration students will be presenting "flash talks" about their senior research projects, followed by individual discussions at their poster displays. Forming the capstone of their four-year undergraduate career, these projects represent an exciting synthesis of the diverse disciplines the students have explored through this one-of-a-kind interdisciplinary program.
Join us on Saturday, March 19 from 9am to 1:30pm EST to learn more about the University of Waterloo!
Cultural learning, lifestyle politics, and opinion polarization in 'unprecedented times'
KIX (n): Knowledge Integration eXhibition; a convergence of disciplines, teaching methods and creative minds in an object-centric exhibition on topics related to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
The students in the Knowledge Integration program invite you to experience the culmination of our third-year design project: The Museum Course. Working in teams to produce these exhibits has been a rewarding and unique experience.
“So, what is Knowledge Integration, anyway?” All of us in KI have been asked some version of this question by family, friends, students in other programs, and/or potential employers. Given that KI is a unique, flexible, and multi-faceted degree, it can be challenging to succinctly explain it to others. Moreover, how we explain it may need to be modified to fit certain contexts.
We will practice a very valuable problem-solving skill: solvitur ambulando, which is a Latin phrase that means “it is solved by walking”.
Think of a problem (big or small) that you and/or your group have been working on. During the walk, discuss with people around you or go solo, and then see at the end of the walk if any fresh perspectives appear. It is amazing the work the brain is free to do when you are engaged in a physically repetitive and mentally undemanding activity such as walking (or knitting, or washing dishes, or shovelling snow!).
Life after KI
Ever wonder what life will be like after you graduate?
So did we. Ask us anything about transitioning out of your undergraduate degree.
The panel includes BKI alumni working in multiple disciplines and completing post-graduate study.
Is there a new profession of "integration experts" on the rise?
The pressing environmental and societal challenges of our time require inter- and trans-disciplinary (ITD) research that crosses boundaries between not only different disciplines but also research, policy, and practice in order to formulate ‘socially robust’ responses to meet such challenges.
Exploring Your Path at D2L
We invited our friends at D2L, the global learning innovation company founded by a Waterloo grad, for a panel discussion about the work that they do, and how KI skills and knowledge are being applied in that industry.
Ted Haag – Customer Service Representative
Pedagogical approaches to knowledge integration: peer- and problem-based learning for building transformative capacity
Join the KI community at our Friday afternoon seminars, where we'll learn together about knowledge integration in action!