Friday, July 17, 2020

"A Victory for the People of Ontario"; SDS Professor responds as Nestlé leaves Canada

Dr. Robert Case was recently interviewed by The Record and The Star on his view of global water giant Nestlé selling their Canadian "Pure Life" bottle business to local Ontario company Ice River Springs.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

SDS Alumna share expertise during COVID-19

Social Development Studies students are driven to help others and promote positive change within their communities. During a time of increased uncertainty, isolation and concern for loved ones, many students are tackling these new challenges with strength and resilience. 

We'd like to highlight two outstanding SDS alumni, in their efforts to both inform and serve their communities during this pandemic.

Monday, February 3, 2020

SDS Pilot Program Aims to Support Student Connection

SDS Academic Advisor Jennifer Andrews-Coffey was recently showcased in Campus Wellness for her role in launching the "SDS Buddies" program.

The 2019-2020 pilot program was designed to help students transition to university by facilitating connection between new and current students in Social Development Studies. Recruitment of volunteer "Mentor Buddies" ran in Spring 2019 and they were hand-matched with incoming students across a variety of characteristics.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

UWaterloo students win global competition

Congratulations to SDS minor student Leah Wouda (above, left) and her team at SheCycle! Their project won the $30,000 top prize in the "World's Challenge Challenge" competition, held this summer at Western University (London, ON).