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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Making sense of climate action: KI professor's new research

Dr. John McLevey (co-investigator) has been awarded a new Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant for the project "Making sense of climate action: Understanding social mobilization to curb anthropogenic climate change through advances in social network analysis" in the amount of $282,672.

Monday, April 3, 2017

KI student wins early-stage startup funding from Velocity

First year KI student Ethan Milne of Rugelach, Roswell and Rufus won $5,000 in seed funding from Velocity, the entrepreneurship program at the University of Waterloo.

The design is a novel EMS spine board to more accurately weigh children in paediatric emergencies.

Congratulations, Ethan!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

KI professor supports students in mapping collaboration network

KI professor John McLevey supervised the Waterloo iGEM students in their project to map the collaboration network of teams that participated in the 2015 iGEM competit

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

KI student attends Arctic Youth Ambassador Caucus

Deanna Di Vito, third-year KI student, along with 50 other youth leaders (25 from the South, 25 from the North) participated in the Arctic Youth Ambassador Caucus in Iqaluit, Nunavut March 8-12 to learn more about Nunavut and to engage in round-tables with Northern youth on issues they face every day (e.g., food security, health care, climate change, access to education).

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

KI professor studies how social inequalities connect to creative economies

Allyson Stokes, Assistant Professor in Knowledge Integration, was quoted in an article in Glamour magazine about her research on workers in the arts and culture sector, examining how social inequalities connect to the development of creative economies. Her current project examines the experiences of filmmakers, fashion designers, and musicians in Austin, Texas.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

KI students on TEDxUW organizing team

Three KI students worked hard to helped make the TEDxUW 2016 event a success!

Danielle Cruz was the outreach manager, Anne Fillion was the participant experience manager, and Samir Reynolds was the livestream manager.

The theme this year, "The Interconnectedness of Things", was especially relevant to KI students because of their interdisciplinary and interconnected approach to problem-solving and learning.

Friday, September 30, 2016

KI 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.

Monday, September 19, 2016

KI 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".

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

KI 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.