Thursday, August 31, 2017

Env & Biz student to join youth from around the world on Sustainable Development Goals

Beth Eden

Photo credit: Hannah Yoon

By Lily Roth, Communications & Social Media Coordinator, Faculty of Environment

She didn't think she'd be selected, but in a sea of 10,000 applicants, Beth Eden stood out. Chosen for her entrepreneurial attitude and business experience, the Environment and Business student will be one of the 360 young adults from around the world working to turn the Sustainable Development Goals into action.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Dr. Heather Hall suggests steps to reignite the Ring of Fire

Report cover with gold coin

The large-scale mineral deposit in Northern Ontario referred to as the Ring of Fire holds immense potential to bring unprecedented prosperity to Indigenous communities. But a turbulent past and ongoing conflict between First Nations, governments, and mining companies leave much of the mineral potential significantly untapped. 

Monday, May 8, 2017

Report on Business Commentary: Dr. Jennifer Lynes says it’s time to rethink our messaging about environmental change

Bags of local produce on food stand

Dr. Jennifer Lynes and Dr. Sarah Wolfe share thoughts on how to engage the 80% of people who do not put health and environmental lifestyle factors first when making consumer decisions.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Prof Jason Thistlethwaite: Canadian homeowners in the dark about flood risks

Professor Jason Thistlethwaite joined Anna Maria Tremonti on CBC Radio's The Current to talk about the current flooding and implications for homeowners. A new study titled, Canadian Voices on Changing Flood Risk, surveyed 2,300 people living in high-risk flood zones across Canada.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Dr. Goretty Dias on The Agenda to discuss the future of protein

Will the world be able to feed an extra 2 billion people in the next 20 years? To examine challenges presented by a growing demand for meat-rich diets in developing countries in light of the gross inefficiencies of animal protein production, The Agenda with Steve Paikin invited School of Environment, Enterprise and Development professor Goretty Dias, along with four other experts for The Future of Protein; Farming to Feed the World. 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Master of Economic Development and Innovation students learn about opportunities and challenges to being a startup

MEDI Student class photo on a recent trip to Oxford County to visit local entrepreneurs.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Development and Innovation Graduate students see opportunities in Oxford County

Hitting the Road with Community Futures Oxford

Meg Ronson / March 27, 2017

This article originally appeared on the Higher ED Blog

Students enjoyed first hand experience of different organizations in Oxford County

Friday, March 31, 2017

Real-world projects celebrated at ENBUS 402 Capstone Event

Students talking with judge at final celebration

 Student team discussing their project with City of Kitchener Sustainability Planner and Environment and Business Alum, Sarah Brown

Dheana Ramsay, Communications Officer

Thursday, February 16, 2017

SEED’s economic development programs enjoy high profile at EDCO conference

The University of Waterloo was well-represented at the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) conference this past week.