The SDSN Canada hub is housed at SEED. The University of Waterloo uses its position as home to Canada’s largest Faculty of Environment to share knowledge, activate research and help solve the interconnected economic, social, and environmental challenges confronting the world. SDSN Canada is part of a global SDSN movement to build a network of universities, colleges, research centers, and knowledge institutions to promote practical solutions for sustainable development.
Impact Alliance aims to build on a strong passion on campus for taking action to create sustainable development solutions and plans to work with faculties across campus toward effective sustainable development planning, enhanced collaboration, and sharing of resources.
SEED hosts the Intact Centre is an applied research centre with a national focus within the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo. The Intact Centre works with homeowners, communities, governments and businesses to identify, and reduce, the impacts of extreme weather and climate change.
SEED Professor, Dr. Amelia Clarke and Ilona Dougherty, co-created the Youth & Innovation Project. The Youth & Innovation Project works to ensure young people, 15 to 25 years old, are meaningfully engaged in finding and implementing solutions to social, environmental and economic problems, and are valued for the contributions they make.
Programs and faculty within SEED participate in the Water Institute’s Collaborative Water Program housed at the University of Waterloo, which is the most interdisciplinary water graduate program in Canada.
SEED faculty are members of the IC3, working to facilitate interdisciplinary research and provide relevant scientific information that empowers business, government and civil society to prepare and respond effectively to weather events and climate change.
SEED faculty are members of WICI, which is a research hub that promotes the rigorous transdisciplinary study of innovation within — and the resilient and beneficial transformation of — the complex adaptive systems essential to human well-being.