News archive - 2014

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

KI student wins social innovation funding

Geoff Evamy Hill, 4th year Knowledge Integration student and St. Paul's GreenHouse collaborator, received funding from a new $5,000 Social Innovation Fund for his startup idea.

Learn more about Geoff's Pan-Canadian University Program project.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

KI professor and students receive grant for student conference in interdisciplinary collaboration

Professor Katie Plaisance, and KI students Georgia Lamarre, Akanksha Madan, and Shane Morganstein have been awarded a Learning Innovation and Teaching Enhancement (LITE) grant for "Breaking Down Barriers: A Student-Led Conference in Interdisciplinary Collaboration".

The LITE Grants are intended to provide support for experimenting with and investigating innovative approaches to enhancing teaching that aim to foster deep student learning at the university.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

KI student runs for school board trustee

Andrew Clubine, second-year Knowledge Integration student, is a candidate for Waterloo Region District School Board Trustee for Waterloo-Wilmot.

He builds on his experience in high school as a student trustee, current involvement in university student politics, and many other community initiatives.

We're proud of Andrew for stepping up to the challenge!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

KI students create online exhibit for Project Bookmark Canada

Students in our 4th year “Real World Problem Solving” elective course (INTEG 452 A & B) in 2013/14 created an online exhibit for Project Bookmark Canada.

Learn more on the Project Bookmark Canada blog.

Visit the online exhibit to accompany an existing installation: Terry Griggs’ Rogues’ Wedding, Bookmarked in Owen Sound.

Friday, September 26, 2014

KI professor connects with maker culture

Knowledge Integration professor Rob Gorbet is collaborating with other University of Waterloo professors Steve Quilley (Environmental and Social Innovation) and Marcel O’Gorman (Critical Media Lab) to study the impact of accessibility of ‘making’ technologies for ‘ordinary people’ on their sense of self(-worth) and their consumer practices. This research is funded by a grant from the Metcalf Foundation.

Read more about "Making for the Masses" on the makebright blog.