Friday, June 14, 2019

SEED travels to the Global MDP Summit in New Delhi

Main table at TERI School of Advanced Studies

Professor Steven Young represents SEED at the 11th Global MDP Summit

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

MDP Global Summit happening soon!

MDP International Development Summit 2019

This year the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development will be represented by Professor Steven Young at the MDP Global Summit, the annual meeting of members of the Global Association of Master of Development Practice (MDP) programs. The MDP is an interdisciplinary graduate degree program that prepares students to better identify and address the challenges of sustainable development.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Two of SEED's SUSM Master Students advance in CEC Youth Innovation Challenge

Noor-Ur-Rahman Shaikh and Daniel Francisco Gonzalez

SUSM Masters Students; Noor-ur-Rahman Shaikh and Daniel Francisco Gonzalez, the Canadian winners of the 2019 CEC Youth Innovation Challenge advance forward to present their projects in Mexico City

Two of the School of Environment, Enterprise and Business SUSM Master's students; Noor-ur-Rahman Shaikh (supervisor: Professor Steve Young) and Daniel Francisco Gonzalez (supervisor: Professor Goretty Dias) are the 2019 national winners of the Comission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) Youth Innovation Challenge. Noor-ur-Rahman and Daniel will travel to Mexico City this month to present their project  "IXIM - Using your waste to create change!"  The project involved the creation of a 100% biodegradable and sustainable material alternative to bricks, allowing us to reinvision the "framework" of walls. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

A warm SEED welcome to Beth Eden, SDSN's new Network Coordinator!

Beth Eden, SDSN Network Coordinator

SEED is very happy to have a newcomer join the team! Beth Eden is SDSN Canada’s new Youth Network Coordinator for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Reflecting back on the success of the INDEV 402 Capstone Day

Grainne Ryder speaking with INDEV 402 students

For International Development students at the University of Waterloo and St. Paul’s University-College, the final Capstone presentation is a culmination of four years of study, and an intensive two-term placement with the World University Service of Canada, and a local partner organizations in Bolivia, Ghana, Malawi, Nepal, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, and Vietnam.  

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

SEED team participates in Earth Day clean-up

Tips on how to reduce your carbon footprint

SEED takes part in UWaterloo's #EarthMonth for a lunch hour clean-up!

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Sustainability and business made real at the ENBUS 402 Capstone Event

ENBUS 402 Students presenting Capstone Poster Project

Last night the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED) hosted its annual Environment and Business (EB) final capstone project showcase. This event is the culmination of ENBUS 402A and B instructed by Professors Dan Murray and Goretty Dias. The two courses span eight months and give students the chance to apply the knowledge and skills they gain in the classroom to a meaningful project for the business community. Teams of four to five students are matched with organizations to work on projects that integrate and apply the concepts of business and sustainability. 

Monday, April 1, 2019

Updated spring term course offerings!

Students working together on a group project

The following two courses are available next semester, and have been updated:

  • ENBUS 308: Sustainability Standards/Auditing
  • ENBUS 409: Circular Economy
Monday, February 11, 2019

Professor Paul Parker receives the Economic Developers Council of Ontario President's Award

Paul Parker next to EDCO signs

Last Wednesday at the EDCO 2019 annual conference, Paul received the President's Award in recognition of his contribution to graduate studies and professional training.

The award is presented to "leaders in economic development". For Paul, the recognition is for his contributions as the Director of the University of Waterloo's Economic Development Program over the past decade, and as a professor in the Master of Economic Development and Innovation program for more than 20 years.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Dean Jean surprises all with a pop-up party!

Black island cupcakes for the 50th anniversary

What FUN! The Faculty of Environment's Dean Jean, threw a surprise pop up party for the upcoming 50th anniversary this morning in the atrium of EV3. Students from the Faculty of Environment  were treated to delicious homemade cupcakes baked by Bruce Frayne, the director of SEED and owner and baker from Black Island Bakery. Are there more surprises to come??