Monday, May 1, 2017

New SWIGS Exec

Thanks for everyone who voted for the 2017-2018 Students of the Water Institute Graduate Section (SWIGS) Executive members! The new SWIGS Exec are:

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

SWIGS Execs Meet with Chippewas of the Thames First Nation

Two of our executives, Allison and Logan, met with the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation today! We are pleased to let you know about some the events and efforts being undertaken by the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation in the next month and beyond.

Earthstock, Saturday November 5th (2pm to 6pm)

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Python Workshop Cancelled - Want to lead a workshop?

We have some bad news! Our planned workshop for November on Python is cancelled/postponed due to our facilitator being unable to lead the workshop. However there is potential for an R or GIS workshop, or other topic if someone jumped in last minute to run one. Know something about programming or GIS? Have that lab mate who you always go to for computer questions? Link them to us and we may yet be able to run a workshop in November! 

Monday, October 3, 2016

Call for field work stories!

Hey everyone, this is the first call for the much anticipated AskProfs edition for field work stories! This will be open to a mix of profs and graduate students, since there are a huge amount of field stories out there and we don't want to miss them.

Leave us your best/worst/scariest/funniest field work stories and perhaps a lesson for the next generation of field students.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Matlab 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,

Monday, September 19, 2016

Blue 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.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

rare 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.  

Monday, August 29, 2016

August Blue Drinks is cancelled!

Unfortunately our regular monthly Blue Drinks event is cancelled tomorrow, August 30th. The Grad House is closed tomorrow as is the Bombshelter pub, and we were unable to find a suitable place to hold it instead in time.

We are cancelling this one but hope to see everyone at the Blue Drinks in September, last Tuesday of the month, usual time and place. We will also feature a special guest at the September Blue Drinks to talk a bit about water and interact with SWIGS members, stay tuned for more details!