Welcome to Students of the Water Institute Graduate Section (SWIGS)

SWIGS is a dynamic group of University of Waterloo graduate students, supported by the Water Institute, looking to expand their networks and develop new skills in the water sector. SWIGS events are geared toward fostering collaboration within the Waterloo community through relaxed networking, educational opportunities, and mentorship events in a comfortable environment.

Membership is open to all University of Waterloo graduate students with an interest in water-related issues.

  1. Mar. 23, 20212021 Water and You Art Contest Submissions
    SWIGS water and you art contest

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2021 Water and You art contest! We received so many wonderful submissions which highlight the importance of water in our daily lives. We will be taking the time to judge these submissions over the next couple of months, but until then we invite you to check out some of the excellent submissions here:

  2. Feb. 9, 2021SWIGS Launches Water and You Art Contest
    water and you art contest brought to you by swigs

    SWIGS is excited to announce the launching of our brand new art contest Water and You! 

  3. June 5, 2020Statement in Solidarity
    SWIGS Stands in Solidarity

    The Students of the Water Institute Graduate Section stands in solidarity in the fight for Black and Indigenous lives in Canada and across the globe. Black and Indigenous lives are threatened at gunpoint, while their communities are disproportionately burdened with environmental pollution and unsafe drinking water. As students and researchers studying water, we need to acknowledge that unless we take deliberate anti-racist action, we will continue to uphold a culture of white supremacy and colonialism.

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