We are grateful for all of the people enriched the KI community with their interdisciplinary experiences and perspectives by speaking at the Knowledge Integration seminar series

Winter 2019

  • Building a grassroots coalition for the green economy  January 18  
    • James Nugent - Lecturer, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo
  • Sketching for communication  January 25
    • Matt Gorbet - Gorbet Design Inc.
  • Life after KI  February 1 
    • KI alumni panel
      • Kat Curwin (BKI'12) - Production Coordinator at Yowza Animation
      • Caroline Dunton (BKI'13) - completing a PhD in International Relations at The George Washington University and is currently the Cadieux Léger Fellow at Global Affairs Canada
      • Yanish Jutton (BKI'16) - Solutions Architect at GroupBy Inc
      • Sarah Pearce (BKI'16) - completing an MASc in Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo developing brain-computer interfaces for populations with special needs and doing software development in that area at Cognixion
  •  With you in Mind: student support  February 8
    • Counselling Services, AccessAbility Services, and KI students         
  • Summer off? No — summer on!  March 1
    • KI students
  • Let’s Talk About Selling Weed  March 8
    • Ali Kraushaar, BKI'14 - Administrative Coordinator at James E. Wagner Cultivation (JWC)
  • KI Curriculum: Town Hall  March 15
  • Interpret This…a look back at the career paths of two “museum ladies"  March 22          
    • Karen VandenBrink - Manager/Curator, City of Waterloo Museum            
    • Libby Walker -  Museum Program and Engagement Associate, City of Waterloo Museum
  • Unlearning for Transformational Change  March 29
    • Chryssa Koulis - Managing Director, School for Social Entrepreneurs, a project of Tides Canada Initiatives
  • End of term wrap-up and Senior Research Projects Symposium April 5  

Fall 2018

Since 2008, our public Seminar Series has started many conversations. To mark our first decade, we invited some of our graduates back to tell us what they've done since embarking on their KI adventure.

  • Introduction to the Knowledge Integration Seminar Series  September 7 
  • Five Unsolved Questions in Fire Management  September 14 
    • Eric Kennedy, BKI'12 - Assistant Professor, Disaster & Emergency Management at York University
  • Startup KI: Applying cross-cultural collaboration & design thinking to invent new things and make money  September 21 
    • Charlie Moscoe, BKI'13 - Product Manager at Hubba
  • Games at work  September 28 
    • Chelsea Mills, BKI'14 - Designer, Business Development at Overlap Associates
  • Knowledge Integration poster presentations and conference: design in museums  October 19  ​​​​​​​
    • Third Year KI students   
  • It Only Gets More Complex From Here  October 26 ​​​​​​​  
    • Bryson McLachlan, BKI'15 - Analyst at Syntegrity Group
  • How Might I…Bring my BKI to the Hospital? Potential future destinies for BKIs within the field of healthcare and my journey from BKI to medical school  November 2  ​​​​​​​
    • Alex Pearce, BKI'16 - Student, Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University
  • EDGE Skills Identification & Articulation workshop  November 9  ​​​​​​​
    • Centre for Career Action & EDGE
  • The Art and Science of Dealing with Uncertainty  November 16  ​​​​​​​
    • Joel Becker BKI'17 - Data Scientist at Shopify
  • Developing Your Exam Strategy  November 23  ​​​​​​​
    • Student Success Office and KI student mentors 
  • End of term wrap-up  November 30

Winter 2018

  • January 5, 2018
    Summer off? No — summer on!
    KI students
  • January 12, 2018
    Sustainability and Business Decisions in the Built Environment
    Joseph Meyer - Business Development Manager, Sustainability & Renewables, Ameresco Canada
  • January 19, 2018
    The Web as Infinite Archive
    Ian Milligan - Associate Professor, History, University of Waterloo
  • January 26, 2018
    Humanising Musical Conversations with Technology
    Gurpreet Chana - "The Tabla Guy" Musician, Technician, Composer, Performer, Cultural Integrator
  • February 2, 2018
    Embracing ambiguity to manage wicked problems in the 21st-century
    Vanessa Schweizer - Assistant Professor, Knowledge Integration, University of Waterloo
  • February 9, 2018
    Life after KI
    KI alumni panel
    • Jordan Nottrodt (BKI’12) freelance content marketer and world traveller
    • David Collins (BKI’14) Consultant, Technology Strategy and Architecture consulting practice Deloitte, Toronto
    • Zainab Ramahi (BKI’15) student, Berkeley Law, University of California
    • Ian Scholten (BKI’15) Project Manager, Lumos Energy, Ottawa
  • March 2, 2018
    Intersectional work (aka Dr. Strangejob – or how I learned to stop worrying and love my job)
    Paola Borin - Curriculum Development Consultant, Ryerson University
  • March 9, 2018
    Resiliency and Failure: Embracing the “F” word
    Student Success Office
  • March 16, 2018
    Crime and Victimhood in a Digital Era
    Caitlyn McGeer - PhD candidate, Centre for Criminology, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford
  • March 23, 2018
    The things that are possible with MAD resources
    Mapping, Analysis and Design (MAD)
  • April 4, 2018
    End of term wrap-up
    Senior Research Projects Symposium

Fall 2017

  • September 8, 2017
    Introduction to the Knowledge Integration Seminar Series
  • September 15, 2017
    How does your city make you feel? A transdisciplinary exploration into how the built environment impacts mental health
    Robin Mazumder - PhD Candidate, Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Waterloo
  • September 22, 2017
    Developing Escape Rooms with Secret City Adventures
    Braydon Beaulieu - Producer & Game Designer, Secret City Adventures
    Leonardo Dell'Anno - General Manager, Secret City Adventures
  • September 29, 2017
    From 'Stone Soup' to 'American Idol' and back again: The wrench that modernity threw into music-making and how we're getting meaning back
    Brandon Leis - Instructor, Faculty of Music, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • October 20, 2017
    Knowledge Integration poster presentations and conference: design in museums
    Third year KI students
  • October 27, 2017
    Building Effective Mentoring Relationships
    Patricia Melville - Senior Manager, Leadership Development, Bell
  • November 3, 2017
    Imagine. Innovate. Build.
    Grayson Bass - Managing Director, Mayor Wilson Management Consulting; Instructor, Applied Innovation, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
  • November 10, 2017
    Afrofuturism, Religion and Sustainable Technocultures
    Carol Duncan - Professor, Department of Religion and Culture, Coordinator of Women & Gender Studies Program, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • November 17, 2017
    Really Banking Cool – How students are influencing the way we work
    Valérie Gélinas - Director, T&O Early Talent, Transformation Management Office, Technology and Operations, RBC
  • November 24, 2017
    Developing Your Exam Strategy
    Student Success Office and KI student mentors
  • December 1, 2017
    End of term wrap-up

Winter 2017

  • January 6, 2017
    Medical what?? The role of geographers in shaping health policy through integrated knowledge translation
    Susan Elliott - Professor, Geography and Public Health, University of Waterloo
  • January 13, 2017
    Summer off? No — summer on!
    KI students
  • January 20, 2017
    A brief tour of science comedy

    Robert Gooding-Townsend - KI alumnus and Applied Mathematics Graduate Student
    Nathaniel Barr - Professor of Creativity and Creative Thinking, Sheridan College

  • January 27, 2017
    The things that are possible with MAD resources
    Mapping, Analysis and Design (MAD)

  • February 3, 2017
    Life after KI
    KI alumni panel

    • Adam Thorsteinson (BKI’14) Analytics and User Experience, PwC Canada, Toronto
    • Matthew Klassen (BKI’15) student Master’s degree in International Relations, London School of Economics, UK.
    • Sally Lu (BKI’16) Business Analyst, Prophix Software, Mississauga
    • Clarice Chin (BKI’16) student Interaction Design, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver
  • February 10, 2017
    VITALITI: The Cloud DX team entry in the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition
    Sara Ross-Howe - Senior Data Scientist, Cloud DX

  • March 3, 2017
    Can We Have Our 'Big Data' Cake and Eat It Too? or Privacy in an Inter-connected World
    Ali Miri - Professor, Computer Science, Ryerson University

  • March 10, 2017
    Resiliency and Failure: Embracing the “F” word
    Student Success Office

  • March 17, 2017
    Simple and Consistent
    Ben Fanelli - Hockey Coach; Head of Student Athlete Development, Victus Academy; Director, EMPWR Foundation; 40 Conditioning Inc; former Captain OHL Kitchener Rangers

  • March 24, 2017
    Building Smarter Organizations
    Gordon Vala-Webb - Speaker, Consultant and Author

  • March 31, 2017
    End of term wrap-up 
    Senior Research Projects Symposium 

Fall 2016

  • September 9, 2016
    Introduction to the Knowledge Integration Seminar Series
  • September 16, 2016
    Applied Knowledge Integration in industry: a case study

    John Vieth - Technology Research and Development Consultant, Vieth & Company

  • September 23, 2016
    Counter-Intuitive Strange Bedfellows
    Mark Rudolph - President and CEO, justenvironment

  • September 30, 2016
    With you in Mind: student support
    Counselling Services, AccessAbility Services, and KI students

  • October 21, 2016
    Knowledge Integration poster presentations and conference: design in museums
    Third year KI students

  • October 28, 2016
    CS798 Games for Health: Lessons Learned and Research Outcomes
    Chrysanne Di Marco - Associate Professor, Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo

  • November 4, 2016
    Driving a Revolution in ‘Affordable Energy for Humanity'
    Jatin Nathwani - Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo

  • November 11, 2016
    Creativity and Collaboration: Challenges and Opportunities for Equity
    Allyson Stokes - Assistant Professor, Knowledge Integration, University of Waterloo

  • November 18, 2016
    Using Your Community as a Social Innovation Laboratory
    Sean Geobey - Assistant Professor, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development, University of Waterloo

  • November 25, 2016
    Developing Your Exam Strategy
    Student Success Office and KI student mentors

  • December 2, 2016
    End of term wrap-up

Winter 2016

  • January 8, 2016
    Researching between, across, without disciplinary borders: my experience with transdisciplinarity
    Marisa Beck - PhD Candidate, Global Governance, Balsillie School of International Affairs, University of Waterloo
  • January 15, 2016
    Summer off? No — summer on!
    KI students
  • January 22, 2016
    The soldier, the diplomat and the humanitarian. Navigating the security-development nexus.
    Jenny Baechler - PhD Candidate, Lecturer, and Associate Director of Corporate Residency MBA Program, Dalhousie University
  • January 29, 2016
    Life after KI
    KI alumni panel
    • Natasha John (BKI '15) student, Law, University of Victoria
    • Thomas Huijbregts (BKI ’15) Junior Project Manager, Mozzaz, Waterloo
    • Tiffany Lin (BKI ’15) Research Associate, Berkman Center for Internet and Society (Affiliated with Harvard Law), Boston
    • Jesse Sharpe (BKI '15) Design Strategist, Architech, Toronto
  • February 5, 2016
    Dealing with Procrastination: Writer’s Block and Blocks to Creativity
    Katie Plaisance and Vanessa Schweizer - Associate Professors, Knowledge Integration, University of Waterloo
  • February 26, 2016
    Trans-science and the Limits of Disciplinarity
    Ashley Rose Kelly - Assistant Professor, English Language and Literature, University of Waterloo
  • March 4, 2016
    A New Index for Predicting Catastrophes: The Science and the Poetry
    Madhur Anand - Professor and University Research Chair in Sustainability Science, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph
  • March 11, 2016
    Why economic growth is about so much more than economic growth
    Chris Lau - Manager, Ontario Public Service Executives
  • March 18, 2016
    Education by Design: The KI Story
    Ed Jernigan - Professor and Founding Director, Knowledge Integration, University of Waterloo
  • April 1, 2016
    End of term wrap-up
    Senior Research Projects Symposium 

Fall 2015

  • September 18, 2015
    Introduction to the Knowledge Integration Seminar Series
  • September 25, 2015
    Running a Tax Department for a big Canadian Bank: an interesting and multidisciplinary challenge
    Peter van Dijk - Senior Vice President, Tax, TD Bank Group
  • October 2, 2015
    Berlin field trip reflections
    Third year KI students
  • October 16, 2015
    The Healthy Weights Connection: A systems approach to reducing risk of obesity among First Nations and Métis children
    Martin Cooke - Associate Professor, Sociology & Legal Studies, University of Waterloo
  • October 23, 2015
    The things that are possible with MAD resources
    Mapping, Analysis and Design (MAD)
  • October 30, 2015
    Knowledge Integration poster conference: design in museums
    Third year KI students
  • November 6, 2015
    My life, my education & our chance to collaborate
    Hannah Mülder - Third year student, ATLAS, Technology & Liberal Arts and Sciences, University College Twente
  • November 13, 2015
    You - and the planet - are what you eat: How our dietary patterns contribute to “unhealthy people and an unhealthy planet”
    Goretty Dias - Assistant Professor, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development, University of Waterloo
  • November 20, 2015
    The earth is flat and vaccines cause autism: think about it
    Allison McGeer - Microbiologist & Infectious Disease Consultant, Director of Infection Control, and Director, Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Research Program, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • November 27, 2015
    Developing Your Exam Strategy
    Student Success Office and KI student mentors

Winter 2015

  • January 9, 2015
    Bringing the Future to Life
    Trevor Haldenby - Founder, The Mission Business; Software Developer, Autodesk
  • January 16, 2015
    Uganda and Kenya: Beyond Borders reflections
    Alex Pearce and Natasha John - Fourth year KI students
  • January 23, 2015
    How Does Dialogue Integrate? Reflections on the Toolbox Process
    Michael O'Rourke - Professor of Philosophy, Michigan State University (MSU)
  • January 30, 2015
    My Greatest Connections Assignment Yet! Discovering Alternative Support Methods for Students
    Bess Mitchell - Outreach Programs Coordinator, St. Jerome's University
  • February 6, 2015
    Mindfulness
    Linda Mackay - Clinical Counsellor, Counselling Services, University of Waterloo
  • February 27, 2015
    Life after KI
    KI alumni panel
    • Kyrie Vala-Webb (BKI ‘12) Designer, Normative Inc
    • Ryan Voisin (BKI ‘12) student Masters of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation at OCAD U, and Strategist, Overlap Associates
    • Charlie Moscoe (BKI ‘13) Product Manager at MyPlanet
    • Ali Kraushaar (BKI ‘14) Masters student in interdisciplinary research in the fields of philosophy and economics, University of Waterloo
  • March 6, 2015
    Cultural Translation
    Soheila Esfahani - Lecturer, University of Waterloo
  • March 13, 2015
    Who speaks for Islam and free speech? Liberation or systemic oppression
    Idrisa Pandit - Director, Studies in Islam, Renison University College
  • March 20, 2015
    Driving Software Innovation in Healthcare
    Bill Tatham - Founder and CEO, NexJ Systems Inc.
  • March 27, 2015
    End of term wrap-up 
    Senior Research Projects Symposium 

Fall 2014

  • September 12, 2014
    Introduction to the Knowledge Integration Seminar Series
  • September 19, 2014
    Evolution from Goldfish to Baboons
    Kaleigh Eichel - Intern Wildlife Rehabilitation, Shades of Hope
  • September 26, 2014
    Amsterdam field trip reflections
    Third year KI students
  • October 3, 2014
    Philosophical Analysis in an Interdisciplinary Mode
    Heather Douglas - Waterloo Chair in Science and Society, Philosophy, University of Waterloo
  • October 17, 2014
    Integration, Counter-Terrorism, and National Security
    Veronica Kitchen - Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Waterloo
  • October 24, 2014
    Knowledge Integration poster conference: design in museums
    Third year KI students
  • October 31, 2014
    Summer off? No — summer on!
    KI students
  • November 7, 2014
    Faces of Emergence
    Greg Van Alstyne - Director, Research for Strategic Innovation Lab (sLab), OCAD University
  • November 14, 2014
    Can Smart Homes be part of a Smart Future?
    Ian Rowlands - Professor, School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, University of Waterloo
  • November 21, 2014
    From Elders to Youth: Learning the Inuit Way of Life
    Andrew Wong - National Geographic Young Explorer
  • November 28, 2014
    End of term wrap-up

Winter 2014

  • January 10, 2014
    Summer off? No — summer on!
    KI students
  • January 17, 2014
    Collaborative Governance Structures for Sustainable Community Plan Implementation
    Amelia Clarke - Associate Professor, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development, University of Waterloo
  • January 24, 2014
    Tracing a Trek of Transformative, Transdisciplinarity
    Dan McCarthy - Associate Professor, School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, University of Waterloo
  • January 31, 2014
    Life after KI
    KI alumni panel
  • February 7, 2014
    Near-Living Architecture
    Rob Gorbet - Associate Professor, Knowledge Integration, University of Waterloo
  • February 28, 2014
    Art + Science Alchemy
    Kaitlyn Rathwell - PhD Candidate, School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, University of Waterloo
  • March 7, 2014
    Problem Solving at a Community Development Organization

    Devin Howard - IT Generalist/Web Developer, The Working Centre
    Nathan Stretch - Employment Counsellor, The Working Centre

  • March 14, 2014
    The Real Hunger Games: The Challenge of Embedding Equity and Sustainability into the Global Food System
    Jennifer Clapp - Professor, School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, University of Waterloo; Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security and Sustainability
  • March 21, 2014
    Transcending disciplines and managing change: The power of principles and paradigms
    Alex Pak - Director, Special Projects, Office of the Special Advisor to the President and CEO, BMO Financial Group
  • March 28, 2014
    Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Theory and Practice
    INTEG 475 students
  • April 4, 2014
    End of term wrap-up 
    Senior Research Projects Symposium 

Fall 2013

  • September 13, 2013
    Introduction to the Knowledge Integration Seminar Series
  • September 20, 2013
    Think Tanks, Funding, and Politics of Policy Knowledge
    John McLevey - Assistant Professor, Knowledge Integration, University of Waterloo
  • September 27, 2013
    Barcelona field trip reflections and Global Experience Certificate information session
    Third year KI students
  • October 4, 2013
    Confronting the limits of intuition with formalism
    Vanessa Schweizer - Assistant Professor, Knowledge Integration, University of Waterloo
  • October 18, 2013
    Transitions and Thresholds: An Integrative Approach to Understanding Learning Development
    Julie Timmermans - Instructional Developer, Centre for Teaching Excellence, University of Waterloo
  • October 25, 2013
    Knowledge Integration poster conference: design in museums
    Third year KI students
  • November 1, 2013
    Beyond "Just"
    Aliya Ramji - International Lawyer and Legal Counsel, CSA Group
  • November 8, 2013
    The reMaker Society: Technology and Technics for an Indigenous Modernity
    Steve Quilley - Director of Development, Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation (WICI); Associate Professor, School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, University of Waterloo
  • November 15, 2013
    Spaun: The first large-scale simulated brain that can perform tasks
    Terry Stewart - Postdoctoral Research Associate, Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience, University of Waterloo
  • November 22, 2013
    The Creative Person
    Hari Stirbet - Social Entrepreneurship Program Manager, Communitech
  • November 29, 2013
    End of term wrap-up

Winter 2013

  • January 11, 2013
    KI students take on the world
    Bess Mitchell and Michael Goudreault - KI students
  • January 18, 2013
    The Accidental Knowledge Integrator
    James Jensen - Curator of Exhibits, Waterloo Region Museum
  • January 25, 2013
    Make the World Your Classroom with Beyond Borders!
    Elissa Cressman - Student Program Manager, St. Jerome’s University
  • February 1, 2013
    Life after KI
    KI alumni panel
  • March 1, 2013
    Knowledge integration across disciplinary, cultural and geographic divides: research and educational initiatives at UofT's Centre for Global Engineering
    Yu-Ling Cheng - Director of the Centre for Global Engineering (CGEN) and Professor of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto
  • March 8, 2013
    Talk to the Hand (And the Rest of the Body While You're at It)
    Kevin von Appen - Director of Science Communication, Ontario Science Centre
  • March 15, 2013
    A Quest and a Question
    Ruth Kwakwa - Dean of Student and Community Affairs, Ashesi University
  • March 22, 2013
    “Interdisciplinarity” what does it mean, and what makes it successful?
    INTEG 375 students
  • April 5, 2013
    End of term wrap-up 
    Senior Research Projects Symposium 

Fall 2012

  • September 14, 2012
    Introduction to the Knowledge Integration Seminar Series
  • September 21, 2012
    We All Want to Save the Planet… Don’t We?
    Kevin Thomason
  • September 28, 2012
    Copenhagen field trip reflections
    Third year KI students
  • October 12, 2012
    Of Triumph and Defeat: Selected Stories of creating the unexpected and the black art of intrapreneurship
    Gary Klassen - Mobile Solutions, Research In Motion
  • October 19, 2012
    Missing Link: Thinking Metaphorically in Multidisciplinary Studies
    Jeffery Donaldson
  • October 26, 2012
    Knowledge Integration poster conference: design in museums
    Third year KI students
  • November 2, 2012
    Summer off? No — summer on!
    KI students
  • November 9, 2012
    One Reason Why Knowledge Integration Is So Hard
    Michael O'Rourke - Professor of Philosophy at Michigan State University; Director, Toolbox Project
  • November 16, 2012
    What on Earth is Digital Media and Why You Should Care
    Ginny Dybenko - Executive Director, Stratford Campus, University of Waterloo
  • November 23, 2012
    Knowledge integration and chronic disease prevention: illustrations, issues and insights
    Barbara Riley - Executive Director, Propel
  • November 30, 2012
    End of term wrap-up

Winter 2012

  • January 6, 2012
    Everything I need to know about life I'm learning from cognitive science
    Terry Stewart - Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience, University of Waterloo
  • January 13, 2012
    A marriage of two minds? If policy-makers are from Mars, and scientists are from Venus, who will take care of the Earth?
    Lucie Edwards - PhD Candidate, Global Governance, Balsillie School for International Affairs
  • January 20, 2012
    My experience with the Beyond Borders program
    Brilé Anderson, KI student
  • January 27, 2012
    Desire2Learn
    Founder, President & CEO of Desire2Learn
  • February 3, 2012
    Hanging out in the borderlands between psychology and economics (and management, and social innovation)
    Mark Weber - Associate Professor of Management and Organizations, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development and School of Accounting and Finance, University of Waterloo; Director, Graduate Diploma in Social Innovation, University of Waterloo
  • February 10, 2012
    What happened when I woke up
    Sarah Tolmie - Associate Professor,  English Language and Literature, University of Waterloo
  • March 2, 2012
    How do we build ideas that build the future?
    David Goodwin - Co-founder, University of Waterloo REAP (Research Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program)
  • March 9, 2012
    Explaining the Quantum World
    Krister Shalm - Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo
  • March 16, 2012
    Systems of Sharing: The Next Economy
    Luigi Ferrara - Director, School of Design and Institute without Boundaries, George Brown College
  • March 30, 2012
    End of term wrap-up
    Senior Research Projects Symposium 

Fall 2011

  • September 16, 2011
    Introduction to the Knowledge Integration Seminar Series
  • September 23, 2011
    Moving “what if?” to invention: marrying imagination and practice
    Miranda Hill - Founder, Project Bookmark Canada
  • September 30, 2011
    Adventures in Berlin
    Third year KI students
  • October 14, 2011
    Objects-to-think-with: adventures in critical media
    Marcel O'Gorman - Professor, English Language and Literature, University of Waterloo; Director, Critical Media Lab
  • October 21, 2011
    Reflections on an interdisciplinary design charrette
    KI and Architecture students
  • October 28, 2011
    Knowledge Integration poster conference: design in museums
    Third year KI students
  • November 4, 2011
    Design Exercise: brainstorming about the new Centre for Knowledge Integration Studio
    Paul McKone - Senior Design Instructor, University of Waterloo
  • November 11, 2011
    Summer off? No — summer on!
    KI students
  • November 18, 2011
    Musings of an armchair philosopher trapped in an engineer’s body
    Tom Lee - Chief Education Officer, Quanser
  • November 25, 2011
    Making sheep - and organizations - fly: a knowledge management and integration journey
    Gordon Vala-Webb - National Director of Knowledge Management (KM), PwC Canada
  • December 2, 2011
    End of term wrap-up

Winter 2011

  • January 7, 2011
    To change a system, change your thinking
    Tim Brodhead - President and CEO, The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation
  • January 14, 2011
    Riding on hope: two months on two wheels with The Otesha Project
    Tania Cheng - ERS student
  • January 28, 2011
    Love of the Word—and more!
    Kim Jernigan - Editor, The New Quarterly
  • February 4, 2011
    Integrating imaging, medicine and science: discovering value from the grey areas between fields
  • February 11, 2011
    Why I hated Larry’s party … and why I love it now
    Larry Swatuk - Director, International Development, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development, University of Waterloo
  • March 4, 2011
    To build an embryo
    Wayne Brodland - Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • March 11, 2011
    Be curious, embrace diversity
    Brock Hart - Creative Director, Machteld Faas Xander
  • March 18, 2011
    What we bring to the table
    Dennis Piechota - Archaeological Conservator, Fiske Center for Archaeological Research, University of Massachusetts
  • March 25, 2011
    Rewarding focus: how integrative thinking gets you in trouble and valued
    Darren Meister
  • April 1, 2011
    End of term wrap-up, including INTEG 121 design projects

Fall 2010

  • September 17, 2010
    Introduction to the Knowledge Integration seminar series
  • September 24, 2010
    Adventures in Amsterdam
    Third year KI students
  • October 1, 2010
    Ontario's Emergency Management program: a multi-disciplinary and multi-jurisdictional disaster response system
    Rich Partridge - Emergency Management Coordinator, Ministry of Community and Social Services and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services
  • October 15, 2010
    From the ground up: reflections on the first 50 years of University of Waterloo and the satisfaction of starting new things
    Peter Roe - Adjunct Professor Emeritus, Systems Design Engineering; Director, International Exchange Programs, Faculty of Engineering; Honorary Member of the University of Waterloo
  • October 22, 2010
    Summer off? No — summer on!
    KI students
  • October 29, 2010
    Indigenous matters: what does it mean to you?
    Emerance Baker - Manager of Aboriginal Services, University of Waterloo
  • November 5, 2010
    Evolution of  University of Waterloo's Earth Sciences Museum
    Peter Russell - Curator, Earth Sciences Museum, University of Waterloo
  • November 12, 2010
    Poetry for physicists
    Erin Bow - Particle Physicist turned Poet and Novelist
  • November 19, 2010
    My entrepreneurial roller coaster ride
    Ray Cao - Former President, Impact; Co-founder and CEO, Loose Button
  • November 26, 2010
    From lapsed engineer to award winning author
    Terry Fallis - Lapsed Engineer; Former Political Operative; Public Relations Professional
  • December 3, 2010
    End of term wrap-up

Winter 2010

  • January 8, 2010
    Not your typical Information Technology guy -- an unusual career path
    Alfred Herzing - Information Technology Executive, LabRoots
  • January 15, 2010
    Who are you? The self as a complex system
    Paul Thagard - Professor of Philosophy, Psychology and Computer Science; Director, Cognitive Science Program; University Research Chair, University of Waterloo
  • January 22, 2010
    Appreciative inquiry: a strength based approach to change
    Daniel King and Gajan Sathananthan - Engineers Without Borders at the University of Waterloo
  • January 29, 2010
    Knowledge explosion and the end of traditional media
    Jeff Anders - Co-founder, The Mark
  • February 5, 2010
    Investigating expertise
    Carla Fehr - Associate Professor, Philosophy, Iowa State University
  • February 26, 2010
    Free-choice learning in the museum: making sense of Piaget, Gardner, ZPDs and GLOs
    Stacy Wakeford - Director, Exhibitions; Canada Science and technology Museum; Canada Aviation Museum and Canada Agriculture Museum
  • March 5, 2010
    From science communication to knowledge brokering: a personal journey
    Alex Bielak - Director, Science and Technology Liaison, Environment Canada
  • March 12, 2010
    A consideration of a complex health care system
    Marian McGee - Honorary Patron, Emeritus Professor and Former Dean, School of Nursing, University of Ottawa
  • March 19, 2010
    Solar collector: a solar-powered interactive sculpture
    Rob Gorbet - Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo

Fall 2009

  • September 25, 2009
    Exquisite corpses - the charms and surprises of collaboration
    Isabella Stefanescu - Founding Members of Globe Studios; Co-founder of CAFKA
    Rob Gorbet - Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • October 2, 2009
    Community-university partnerships - thinking together for social change
    Cheryl Rose - Director Social Innovation Generation, University of Waterloo
  • October 16, 2009
    Swimming against the current: introducing the Redfish School of Change
    Elaine Ho - Undergraduate student, School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, University of Waterloo
  • October 23, 2009
    Glimpses of an interdisciplinarian's deliciously chaotic career
    James Raffan - Writer, Speaker and Educational Consultant
  • October 30, 2009
    Going the way of the dodo: empowering through the process of collaboration
    Vanessa Minke-Martin and Kyrie Vala-Webb - KI students
  • November 6, 2009
    Why Asia matters
    Carin Holroyd - Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of Waterloo
  • November 13, 2009
    Being both bridge and bridge-builder: reflections for those willing to stick their necks out to change the world
    Sara Ehrhardt - Economist, International Trade and Finance Division, Finance Canada
  • November 20, 2009
    Know thyself the first stop in the research process: Constructing a bridge of personal-professional integration
    Toni Serafini - Assistant Professor, Sexuality, Marriage and Family Studies, St. Jerome's University
  • November 27, 2009
    Knowledge Integration for a resilient world: the climate-energy challenge
    Thomas Homer-Dixon - Chair, Global Systems, Balsillie School of International Affairs; Professor, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED), University of Waterloo

Winter 2009

  • January 9, 2009
    Building trust - a story of Canada's Field Hospital in Afghanistan
    Lieutenant-Colonel Jim Kile - Canadian Armed Forces
  • January 16, 2009
    The causes of group identity conflict: the social psychology of enthnocentrism and its scientific status
    Thomas Homer-Dixon - Chair, Global Systems, Balsillie School of International Affairs; Professor, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development, University of Waterloo
  • January 23, 2009
    An intracably difficult and possibly quite insoluble conundrum: tales from a biologist-turned-metaphophile
    Brendon Larson - Assistant Professor, School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, University of Waterloo
  • January 30, 2009
    A tiny goldfish in international waters: the question that led her to the Nobel Prize Week
    Kaleigh Eichel - First year KI student
  • February 6, 2009
    The listener's tale
    Dan Yashinsky - Author; Founder, Toronto Festival of Storytelling
  • February 13, 2009
    Research for social entrepreneurship
    Frances Westley - J.W. McConnell Chair, Social Innovation, University of Waterloo
  • February 27, 2009
    The Culture of Cities project: the case of hockey moves in Montreal and Toronto
    Kieran Bonner - Sociologist, St. Jerome's University, University of Waterloo
  • March 6, 2009
    Experiencing Canada through the living history of the Canadian Rangers
    Whitney Lackenbauer - Professor, History, St. Jerome's University, University of Waterloo
  • March 13, 2009
    Wanted: solution integrators
    Catherine Booth - Senior Vice President, Information Services, Loblaw
  • March 20, 2009
    On connecting dots and clouds
    Eric Higgs - Professor and Director, School of Environmental Studies, University of Victoria

Fall 2008

  • September 19, 2008
    The history of the BKI: from Systems Design Engineering and Shad Valley to Waterloo Unlimited
    Ed Jernigan - Founding Director of the Bachelor of Knowledge Integration
  • September 26, 2008
    Why I write science fiction
    James Alan Gardner - Author
  • October 3, 2008
    Art in society
    Andrew Hunter - Director/Curator, RENDER
  • October 17, 2008
    Peace players international
    Kate McCrae - Program Co-ordinator, Waterloo Unlimited, University of Waterloo
  • October 24, 2008
    Education for a global village
    Amit Chakma - Vice-President, Academic & Provost of the University of Waterloo
  • October 31, 2008
    Building an innovation nation: science, technology and preparations for the 21st century
    Ken Coates - Dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Waterloo
  • November 7, 2008
    Indigenous education coming full circle
    Jean Becker - Elder in Residence, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • November 14, 2008
    Human nature: photographs
    Amanda Jernigan - Poet
    John Haney - Photographer
  • November 21, 2008
    How do you solve a problem like health?
    Paul McDonald - Professor, Co-Director, Population Health Research Group, University of Waterloo

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