WHO WE ARE
Impact Alliance is the SDG Student Hub for the University of Waterloo. We are a passionate student-led group that serves the community by advancing progress on the United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
This SDG Student Hub falls under the SDG Students Program, which is an initiative of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Solutions Network Youth (SDSNY). Similar to ours, there are SDG Student Hubs worldwide at post-secondary institutions that aim to engage students in the global effort to achieve the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs, as well as empower them with the knowledge, skills, and pathways to action to be effective agents of change today.
“The SDG Student Hub is a place for you to bring new ideas, new solutions, energy, organisation; to meet friends and colleagues who are committed like you to making the world a better place.”
- Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs,Director of SDSN & Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on the SDGs
We envision a campus ecosystem where all students, clubs, staff offices, and faculties actively work with each other to advance sustainable development in all facets of the University of Waterloo community.
Impact Alliance aims to mobilize learning, engagement, and action on the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals by delivering programming, digital content resources and facilitating collaboration in the University of Waterloo community.
DID YOU KNOW?
University of Waterloo is proud to be the home of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Canada.
SDSN Canada’s mission is to mobilize Canadian scientific and technological expertise to facilitate learning and accelerate problem solving for the UN’s Agenda 2030 and the SDGs.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals or Agenda 2030, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity. With the objective of stimulating action to tackle the world’s most pressing and challenging issues, the SDGs are of critical importance for humanity and the planet.
They are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all".
THe IMPACT Newsletter
The Impact is an action-oriented monthly newsletter curated by IA. Each issue dives into the Sustainable Development Goals that relate to current events and how readers can make a difference.
The content doesn't stop at education, we provide useful tools and actionable steps to learn about, engage with, and take action on the highlighted SDGs.
It's a concise, informative guide that enables readers to create a more sustainable world.
Download Issue 5: Intersectional Environmentalism
by clicking the image above
THe Impact CALENDAR
The Impact (Google) Calendar shows all the sustainability-related events and opportunities at the University of Waterloo and in the Waterloo Region. It's an easy way for the UW community to see what's out there and get involved in sustainability!
Click the image on the right to see a step-by-step video on how to search for events you're interested in. If you are an organization or club, consider submitting your event to our calendar for exposure to individuals who would be interested in attending!
Want to see what's in store for this month?