Friday, June 5, 2020

Statement 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.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

End of Year Message from the Chair

SWIGS Group Photo

To the SWIGS graduate student community,

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Ages Foundation Research Fellowship & Bursaries


See attachment: 2020_ages_foundation_research_fellowship_bursaries.pdf


Thursday, March 12, 2020

SWIGS Events Cancellations

The SWIGS executive team has been closely monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19, and how that will affect events on the UW campus.

As a measure of precaution, we have cancelled the following events for this term:

Monday, January 20, 2020

Winter Term at a glance

SWIGS Winter 2020 Events

Welcome to a winter term chock-full of networking, conferences, fun social events, and academic workshops!

Read below for event details and check out all other events at

SWIGS is looking for volunteers! Please see our volunteer page.

If you would like to get involved with SWIGS or have any suggestions for events/workshops, please contact us at:

Friday, January 10, 2020

Do you like Science? Do you like beer? Speakers wanted for Pint of Science

Pint of Science flyer

Do you like Science? Do you like beer? Then boy, do I have a fun proposition for you!

Monday, January 6, 2020

Laurel Creek Citizens Working Group is Recruiting Volunteers!

Laurel Creek Citizens Working Group

The Laurel Creek Citizens Working Group is recruiting volunteers for the upcoming year, to help plan stewardship activities and educational aquatic activities to teach the public at events. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Return 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: (lunch included!)

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Welcome 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! 

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