The Generation SDG Blueprint outlines a vision for a community-driven approach to the SDGs

Monday, November 5, 2018

WATERLOO, ONTARIO, CANADA - When the world set out in 2015 to address the greatest societal challenges facing us through the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 193 member states, including Canada, made the commitment to this ambitious and optimistic vision of the future.... more

Frontier Science Rountable Brief Available Now

Thursday, August 16, 2018

La version française On September 25, 2017, the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) at Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI) and the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) held a roundtable discussion on the potential of today... more

"What’s happening to people is unjust, so let’s have a conversation about it” - Dr. Ingrid Waldron to speak in Waterloo on environmental racism

Thursday, April 19, 2018

WATERLOO, ONTARIO, CANADA -  Dr. Ingrid Waldron, a sociologist, Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at Dalhousie University will be in Waterloo to deliver a talk titled “Environmental Racism and the Politics of Waste in Mi’kmaw & African Nova Scotian Communities in... more

Generation SDG Summit to spark pan-Canadian approach to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (La version française suit)

Monday, April 16, 2018

La version française suit WATERLOO, ONTARIO, CANADA - Just over two years since the 193 Member States of the UN adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a robust and uniquely Canadian approach to implementation at home has yet to emerge. As Canada prepares to make its first report on... more

Applications Open for Young Leaders to Participate in Generation SDG

Friday, January 12, 2018

Generation SDG is the fourth Summit hosted by Waterloo Global Science Initiative. WGSI brings together brilliant minds and unheard voices from different disciplines, generations, and geographies to address the pressing challenges of tomorrow — today.  The cornerstone conversation is... more

WGSI Supports Discourse Media's New Sustainable Development Beat

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

WGSI is excited to announce our support of DIscourse Media's new beat critically examining Canada’s commitment and contributions to the global Sustainable Development Goals. Alia Dharssi has joined the Discourse team as a sustainable development reporter.... more

WGSI Supports AE4H Innovation Lab Tackling Clean Energy for the Developing World

Thursday, July 6, 2017

By Nigel Moore, Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy - Read the original post at the University of Waterloo's website   Image: Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy Providing affordable renewable energy to more than 1 billion people who do not have... more

Read the OpenAccess Energy Blueprint on Discourse Media's Power Struggle platform

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Thanks to Discourse Media, there is a new, more responsive way to read and share Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI)'s OpenAccess Energy Blueprint —  a clear and accessible pathway to create and support an ecosystem in which a dynamic energy access sector can... more

Introducing Discourse Media's 2017 Access to Energy Journalism Fellows

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Discourse Media is excited to announce that it has selected four fellows for the second Access to Energy Journalism fellowship (AEJF) —  a project aimed at producing critical, deep reporting on global energy poverty. This fellowship will focus on reporting about energy access in sub-... more


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Join Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI) at COP22 in Marrakech on November 16, 2016 to discuss how innovative partnerships with Indigenous communities and journalists are changing the energy access landscape.   Official COP22 Side Event:  Trusting... more


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