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

Green Energy Doors Open Showcase Kicks Off September 9th

Friday, September 2, 2016

Sustainable energy and sustainability initiatives will be the focus for many Ontarians on the weekend of September 9 to 11 during Green Energy Doors Open. Thousands of people are expected to visit the 150 events that are taking place across Ontario, showcasing the passion and... more

OpenAccess Energy Contributors Lead Call for SE4All to Make Energy Equity Core To Its Mandate

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The need to establish equity at the core of international efforts to deliver universal energy access was among the recommendations made at Waterloo Global Science Initiative’s (WGSI) OpenAccess Energy Summit – a gathering of researchers, practitioners, representatives of Canada... more

€423,000 Awarded to Program Inspired by Learning 2030

Thursday, May 19, 2016

  “I recently curated a summit on the future of secondary education. It was convened as a partnership between the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the University of Waterloo, both in Ontario, Canada. What was most striking was that the heads of these two institutions... more


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