News for Alumni

Monday, February 8, 2021

Carbon neutral face masks – a small local business with a big impact

Founder of Sweat Free Apparel, Chanakya Ramdev, with his carbon neutral masks

Achieving a carbon neutral world seems like a daunting task – but companies like Sweat Free Apparel are bringing us one step closer to carbon neutrality through the creation of carbon neutral products, like face masks. Even better, they are doing it close to home – right here in Waterloo, Ontario!

Friday, January 22, 2021

Undergraduate Affairs team at School of Pharmacy goes paperless

Kaitlin Bykoski wearing a mask next to her printer

This story was originally published by the School of Pharmacy

When COVID-19 struck, Waterloo Pharmacy’s Undergraduate Affairs team dramatically shifted how they offer admissions interviews. The interviews, typically conducted in person with hundreds of interviewers and prospective students, were moved entirely online.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Waterloo Receives Breakthrough Award for 2017 Sustainability Actions

Jean Andrey and Mat Thijssen accept Breakthrough Award

On Thursday evening, the University of Waterloo was honoured to receive the "Breakthrough ‎Award" from Sustainable Waterloo Region for its accomplishments in 2017. 

Monday, October 30, 2017

University of Waterloo Holds Zero Waste Week

Two people sitting in-front of living wall

During the Week of October 16th – October 20th, the University of Waterloo partnered with the Sustainability Office and participated in its first ever Zero Waste Week as part of the national Waste Reduction Week campaign.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Facilitating conversation around Waterloo Region's energy future

Audience listening to speakers at the Public Lecture

On April 18th, the University of Waterloo and the Kitchener Public Library, in association with Power Shift Waterloo Region, hosted its Public Lecture: Transforming Energy in Waterloo Region. There were over 140 people who filled up the auditorium to hear what the future holds for sustainability and energy in the Region.