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. Nov. 6, 2019Upcoming events (and fixed broken links)

    Welcome to a fall term filled with fun social events and academic workshops! If you would like to get involved with SWIGS or have any suggestions for events/workshops, please contact us at: uw.swigs@gmail.com

    Sorry for the broken links in the emails, see registration links below :)

    Upcoming event: Blue Drinks with Sandra Cooke
    REGISTRATION HERE: https://forms.gle/tJKWP98o9BGvamYp8
    Tuesday November 19: 5:00-6:30pm 
    Location: Huether Hotel

  2. Oct. 16, 2019Return of popular SWIGS R workshop
    SWIGS+GWF R workshop

    The very popular SWIGS R workshop is back! Our instructor for this workshop will be Jody Daniel, PhD student in the Department of Biology.

    REGISTER HERE: https://forms.gle/WjoEP2nKv5SupbmAA (lunch included!)

  3. Sep. 10, 2019Welcome back SWIGS Members!
    swigs logo

    On behalf of the SWIGS executive team, we want to extend a warm welcome to everyone stepping into a new academic year. Fall 2019 is going to be super busy, super productive and super fun! 

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  1. Nov. 14, 2019GWF Data Management Webinar (Open to all students!)

    Event info here:



    Data Management: its importance within GWF and its evolving role in research grants and publications

     When: Thursday, November 14, 2 pm to 3pm EST

  2. Nov. 19, 2019Blue Drinks with Sandra Cooke
    Sandra Cooke, GRCA

    Blue Drinks with Sandra Cooke (GRCA)

  3. Nov. 28, 2019Water Talk: What happens when fish go on “the Pill”?


    November 28, 2019, 2:30pm in DC 1302

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