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Friday, June 8, 2018

Sharing research on climate change communication

Bronwyn McIlroy-Young, BKI'18 is presenting at the 2018 congress of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS). The congress in Halifax, NS, is an annual meeting of Canadian scientists and other professionals focused on atmospheric, ocean and earth sciences. She was invited by CMOS to present a poster of her KI senior research project on Canadian TV weathercasters and climate change communication.

Friday, June 1, 2018

First issue of student-run JIRR is published!

The Journal of Integrative Research & Reflection (JIRR) is a new, cross-disciplinary undergraduate journal based out of the Department of Knowledge Integration.

JIRR is written, reviewed, and administered by students with the support of faculty and staff.

Congratulations to all of the students who collaborated and put in lots of hard work to make this great idea a reality. Check out JIRR Volume 1!

Friday, May 25, 2018

KI grad wins AI Challenge

Congratulations to KI alum Jillian Anderson!

She's currently doing a Masters in Big Data at Simon Fraser University, and she and her teammates won the international Open AI Challenge hosted by WeRobotics.

The students developed a model that automatically analyzes aerial imagery of fruit trees to help prioritize the distribution of aid following natural disasters. It was a challenging problem and a very close competition.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

KI professor weighs in on climate change research

Writing in the prestigious journal Nature Climate Change, KI professor Vanessa Schweizer discusses the benefits and limitations of current approaches to integrated climate change research, which refers to studies that aim to inform policies for adapting to climate change or for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions.

Such research relies upon (as well as informs future iterations of) large interdisciplinary efforts for knowledge integration, which are channeled through reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

KI student wins Chinese Proficiency Competition

Hannah Gardner, 3rd year KI student, took first place at the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition Preliminary Competition – Toronto Final. The event sponsored by the Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Toronto and was hosted by the Confucius Institute at Brock University.

She’ll be spending the month of July in China all-expenses paid, going through further rounds as the competition gets increasingly intense.

Congratulations Hannah!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

KIX2018 tackles the Sustainable Development Goals

The Knowledge Integration students' third year exhibition opening reception was a great success!

Read more in the article: KIX2018 tackles the Sustainable Development Goals and announces new partnership

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

KI partnership with the City of Waterloo Museum

We are pleased to announce that the Department of Knowledge Integration has formed a three-year partnership with the City of Waterloo Museum.
Starting in 2019, selected student exhibits from the Knowledge Integration eXhibition will be on display at the City of Waterloo Museum from Ma
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Journal of Integrative Research and Reflection

Launched in January 2018, the Journal of Integrative Research & Reflection (JIRR) is a new, cross-disciplinary undergraduate journal entirely edited, reviewed and administered by students from KI. Their inaugural edition will be published in April 2018.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

KI student takes on student leadership role

Matthew Gerrits will be the Vice-President, Education, for the University of Waterloo Federation of Students for the 2018-2019 year.

He'll have a great example to follow: Andrew Clubine, BKI'17 is currently in the position!