Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI) has been catalyzing collective action since 2009. The conversations we host bring people with diverse viewpoints together, prompting multi-disciplinary, inclusive collaboration to address sustainable development challenges. By combining the results of these cross-cutting conversations with the science and technology of today, our network takes answers from paper to the real world, addressing the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in sectors such as energy, education and beyond. WGSI proudly takes a generational outlook to problem solving.

WGSI sits at the intersection of two global thought leaders: the University of Waterloo and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. WGSI was founded through a partnership between the two institutions, and while WGSI operates independently, the founding partners remain key collaborators in our mission.

Julie Wright
General Manager
All SDGs
Partnerships for the Goals