WGSI on Hiatus Effective September 1, 2020

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

This year has presented all of us with significant personal and organizational challenges. With that in mind, WGSI is going on hiatus to restructure and better plan for the evolving funding landscape. We’d like to thank you, our institutional and project partners, for your dedication and... more

Together|Ensemble Conference Tackles United Nations Decade Of Action Through The Lens Of Covid-19

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Together|Ensemble, Canada’s national conference devoted to tracking progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has moved online and takes place from May 20-22, 2020. The conference benchmarks national progress toward achieving the agenda, mobilizes knowledge from the... more

Voluntary Local Review Pilot Project

Friday, February 28, 2020

Voluntary Local Reviews (VLR), a regional parallel to the Voluntary National Review (VNR), are an emerging process by which sub-national governments can report on their progress on Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Like the VNR, the goal of the VLR is to share strategies,... more


Friday, February 21, 2020 Le texte anglais apparaît en premier suivi du français. Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI) and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network Canada (SDSN) invite you to learn more about Together|Ensemble, a national conference devoted to tracking Canada’s... more

Students Prioritize How to Implement the SDGs in Canada

Monday, June 3, 2019

This post originally appeared on SDSN Canada's website.  SDSN Canada, Waterloo Global Science Initiative, TakingITGlobal, and Youth Climate Lab, with the support of the Government of Canada’s SDG Unit, recently teamed up to engage university and college students across Canada on... more


Friday, May 24, 2019

GATINEAU, QUÉBEC, CANADA – Lorsque le monde s’est rassemblé en 2015 pour relever les plus grands défis de société auxquels nous devons faire face grâce aux Objectifs de développement durable (ODD) des Nations Unies (ONU), 193 états membres, dont le Canada, se sont engagés envers cette... more

SDG Town Hall & More Ways To Contribute to Canada’s 2030 Agenda National Strategy

Thursday, March 21, 2019

On March 15, 2019, the Government of Canada announced that they will be conducting consultations on Canada’s national strategy to achieve Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals. WGSI is pleased to announce our participation in these consultations. The SDG... more

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


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