Welcome to Students of the Water Institute Graduate Section

We are pleased to announce the new 2016-2017 Students of the Water Institute Graduate Section (SWIGS) Executive members:

  • Chair: Allison Turner, School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability - Collaborative Water Program (CWP). Faculty of Environment
  • Vice Chair Social: Jess Kidd, Department of Biology – CWP. Faculty of Science
  • Vice‐Chair Operations: Robert Chlumsky, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering – CWP. Faculty of Engineering
  • Vice‐Chair Academic: Sabrina Bedjera, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering – CWP. Faculty of Engineering
  • Vice‐Chair External Outreach: Logan Koeth, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering – CWP. Faculty of Engineering
  • Vice‐Chair Internal Outreach: Irene Brueckner-Irwin, School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability - CWP. Faculty of Environment
  • Vice‐Chair Conference: Nicole Stamnes, School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability - CWP. Faculty of Environment

If you are interested in one of these positions, or to be on one of the above committees as a volunteer, please contact uw.swigs@gmail.com

  1. Sept. 19, 2016Blue Drinks moved to Mondays

    In order to better fit our event into the schedule of the Graduate House, we will be moving our monthly Blue Drinks events to Mondays, starting this month (September 26th @ 5pm). We will keep them on the last Monday of each month for the foreseeable future. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our loyal Blue Drinkers who have already pencilled in Tuesdays for the next six months.

  2. Sept. 26, 2016Matlab Workshop over capacity

    Hello everyone, due to a sudden upswing in interest for the workshop far past what the room we booked can hold, we have to cap our participation to about 30 people. I have emailed everyone who was signed up on our signup sheet to confirm whether they are in the first 30 signups for the workshop. If you believe you signed up but did not receive an email of any kind, please email me, uw.swigs@gmail.com.

  3. Aug. 31, 2016rare 2016 Walk & Run

    The rare Charitable Research Reserve is a 900+ acre urban land trust and environmental institute situated at the confluence of the Grand and Speed Rivers. The reserve is a beautiful and culturally significant landscape rich in biodiversity and important riparian habitat. We strive to preserve the land for future generations by focusing on conservation, research and education.  

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  1. Sept. 26, 2016Blue Drinks

    Come out to our monthly event, Blue Drinks at the Grad House! We will provide some free food and perhaps a prize raffle and an interesting speaker. What a great chance to chat with your fellow water students!

    We will be switching to the last Monday of every month so that we can keep having our events at the Grad House. Be sure to subscribe to our biweekly newsletter to receive updates on this event series.

    See our current and previous speaker profiles for Blue Drinks.

  2. Sept. 27, 2016Matlab WorkshopMatlab icon

    Are you interested in hands-on learning of Matlab, a technical computing language with many applications? Our session at the end of September will feature a hands-on workshop led by Frederick Cheng, in which you will be paired with an experienced Matlab as your mentor as you go through our prepared material. 

  3. Oct. 31, 2016Blue Drinks

    Come out to our monthly event, Blue Drinks at the Grad House! We will provide some free food and perhaps a prize raffle and an interesting speaker. What a great chance to chat with your fellow water students!

    We will be switching to the last Monday of every month so that we can keep having our events at the Grad House. Be sure to subscribe to our biweekly newsletter to receive updates on this event series.

    See our current and previous speaker profiles for Blue Drinks.

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  1. Aug. 22, 2016AskProfs Number One - Modelling in Water

    This blog post is article number one in the new AskProfs series being launched by the Students of the Water Institute Graduate Section (SWIGS), where we choose a theme, put together some questions, and see what University of Waterloo (UW) professors, researchers, and postdocs think. For the first one we have chosen modelling in water and posed eight questions to UW faculty. The topic was unilaterally selected by me, but that is the benefit of starting the series off. I promise that future topics will not just be about modelling :) .

  2. Sept. 20, 2016Water in the News Analytics by Igor Markelov

    Ever wondered how water makes its way into the news and social media? Well Igor Markelov was interested, and so he decided to perform some analysis of Twitter data to see how water was tweeted about. This was done for the 'Water in the News' portion of the WATER 601 and 602 courses, where students are asked to read a news article related to water and bring it to class to discuss. Why read one article when you can summarize thousands, right?

  3. July 17, 2016Research in the Real North

    Have you ever thought of visiting the North? Let’s go on a field trip together. First we get on a plane, or two or three; destination: Yellowknife. We’re headed to the true North. It’s spring when we leave Waterloo: no snow on the ground, grass is turning green, and things are starting to come up in the gardens.

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Meet our people

Logan Koeth
Vice Chair External Outreach

Faculty of Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Collaborative Water Program