Events - 2019

Thursday, June 20, 2019 — 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
Bike Lunch

Join the Sustainability Office and other local organizations for Bike Lunch on Thursday, June 20th from 11am to 2pm at the Peter Russell Rock Garden. Bike Lunch is a campus-wide event to provide students and employees with the resources, tools and encouragement to bike to school or work. 

Monday, June 10, 2019 — 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
Aerial view of campus with focus on Environment 3 Building

The University of Waterloo invites you to share thoughts and ideas on how the campus can become carbon neutral by 2050. This is one of three Open Houses where all members of the University community are encouraged to provide input.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 — 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Aerial view of campus with focus on Environment 3 Building

The University of Waterloo invites you to share thoughts and ideas on how the campus can become carbon neutral by 2050. This is one of three Open Houses where all members of the University community are encouraged to provide input.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Bike Repair

Do you want to start biking, but a little afraid you'll get stranded by a loose chain or popped tire? Fear not!

As part of Bike Month, the Sustainability Office is bringing King Street Cycles to campus for a tutorial on basic bike repairs so you can feel confident riding your bike!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Aerial view of campus with focus on Environment 3 Building

The University of Waterloo invites you to share thoughts and ideas on how the campus can become carbon neutral by 2050. This is one of three Open Houses where all members of the University community are encouraged to provide input. 

Saturday, June 1, 2019 — 8:00 AM to Sunday, June 30, 2019 — 11:59 PM EDT
student balancing bike centre water bottles in a tower

bikes on bike rack

June is Bike Month at the University of Waterloo! With the warm weather finally here, join us for fun challenges and events happening throughout the month!

Saturday, June 1, 2019 — 8:00 AM to Sunday, June 30, 2019 — 12:00 AM EDT
Bike Month Challenge banner, June 1-30 with bicycle and gear icons

It's back! June is Bike Month at the University of Waterloo, and with the warm weather finally here to stay, it's the perfect time to hop on your bike and participate in our month-long challenge! 

Monday, May 27, 2019 — 9:00 AM to Friday, June 7, 2019 — 4:00 PM EDT
E-waste pile

Central Stores has announced an e-waste initiative just in time for spring cleaning!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
community clean-up group on a hill from 2017

The annual 20 Minute Makeover is happening again at the University of Waterloo campus! In honour of Earth Day (April 22), help to make our campus cleaner by grabbing a bag, gloves, and a couple friends to pick up garbage on campus!

Friday, March 29, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Aerial view of campus with focus on Environment 3 Building

The University of Waterloo invites you to share thoughts and ideas on how the campus can become carbon neutral by 2050. This is one of four Open Houses where all members of the University community are encouraged to provide input.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 — 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Aerial view of campus with focus on Environment 3 Building

The University of Waterloo invites you to share thoughts and ideas on how the campus can become carbon neutral by 2050. This is one of four Open Houses where all members of the University community are encouraged to provide input.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Aerial view of campus with focus on Environment 3 Building

The University of Waterloo invites you to share thoughts and ideas on how the campus can become carbon neutral by 2050. This is one of four Open Houses where all members of the University community are encouraged to provide input.

Monday, March 25, 2019 — 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Aerial view of campus with focus on Environment 3 Building

The University of Waterloo invites you to share thoughts and ideas on how the campus can become carbon neutral by 2050. This is one of four Open Houses where all members of the University community are encouraged to provide input.

Saturday, March 16, 2019 — 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM EDT
WWF Canada

Disruptive innovations are quickly changing our daily lives, including how we shop, share, bank, commute, learn, access entertainment, and connect with others. Many of these, such as paperless banking or bike sharing, can help improve local and global sustainability.

Saturday, March 16, 2019 — 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
SDGs

A one-day conference to showcase different pathways to achieve sustainable development and promote collaboration through the UN SDGs

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
4 waste bins with garbage items to be sorted

We'll be hosting our waste sorting challenge as a stop on the GooseChase scavenger hunt! Stop by and test your sorting knowledge to find out if you're a waste warrior or a recycling rookie.

The rules are simple:

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 — 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Low Waste Jar

As students with busy schedules, we often choose convenience over sustainability. This lifestyle can adversely impact the environment, especially in today’s changing climate.

How can we lead a sustainable lifestyle as busy students? Join us in this talk to learn the tips and tricks on how students can lead a sustainable or zero waste lifestyle for a better future!

Monday, March 11, 2019 — 9:00 AM to Friday, March 15, 2019 — 5:00 PM EDT
Goosechase

The first ever week-long campus-wide scavenger hunt is coming to the University of Waterloo the week of March 11 to March 15.

University students, employees and staff can compete for a grand prize worth $500!

The week-long campaign gathers over 20 services, faculty, and clubs and across campus to host online and offline activities showing the amazing work that is already being done to progress sustainability and how they connect on campus.

The hunt features an exclusive viewing of the ‘Our Sustainable Future’ photography exhibition throughout the week as its first ever university viewing. The Lieutenant Governor and the Aga Khan Museum launched a photography exhibition featuring the works of secondary school students from the GTA. The event focuses on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and is being delivered in partnership with the Aga Khan Museum and Learning for a Sustainable Future. The Lieutenant Governor will be visiting the campus to provide remarks at the Global Solutions Conference on March 16th.

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