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. Sep. 10, 2019Welcome back SWIGS Members!
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    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! 

  2. July 16, 2019SWIGS cleans up litter at Columbia Lake
    SWIGS cleans up litter at Columbia Lake

    On Monday July 15 SWIGS members volunteered their time picking up litter at Columbia Lake, on the UW Campus. With water levels low, we found plastic litter like water bottles and frisbees in the mudflats. 

  3. Mar. 5, 2019Tackling climate change with the next generation of water leaders
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    Growing up Mark Ranjram, PhD candidate in Waterloo’s Civil and Environmental Engineering department, felt the way many young children today feel when it comes to global issues: There isn’t anything I can do to help solve these problems. Too many children believe they don’t have a voice or a seat at the table when it comes to tackling global challenges such as climate change.

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  1. Sep. 25, 2019SWIGS Welcome Party @theHeuther

    Celebrate the start of a new academic year with SWIGS! All SWIGS Members are welcome. If you study water at UW, that's you! Snackatizers will be provided, with the bar available to order drinks and meals. Also celebrating the conclusion of WATER 602 for the CWP Cohort.

  2. Sep. 27, 2019SWIGS Joins Fridays for Future Climate Strike

    We encourage SWIGS members to join us and attend the Global Climate Strike in Waterloo, supporting youth efforts for Climate Action. Be creative and make your own sign! We will meet in front of the Davis Centre Library at 11:30 and take the ION to Waterloo Town Square to join the strike. The strike is officially from 12-2:30 so even if you can only make it for part of the time, we would love to have you join. Looking forward to seeing everyone there! 

  3. Oct. 5, 2019SWIGS + GWF: Data Management Workshop

    What is one challenge water researchers all have in common...data management! This workshop will cover various techniques that can be used to keep your data consistent and organized. Please bring your own laptop for this workshop. 

    This will take place in PHY 145 from 10:00am-3:00pm. Coffee, snacks and lunch will be provided. Please bring your own mug. 

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