Shift: Neutral Town Hall

Online Only
Tuesday, Nov 10, 2020 at 1:30 PM  - 3:00 PM EST 
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Event Details

Waterloo is excited to formally launch Shift:Neutral, a roadmap for the campus to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

As the world continues to experience the escalating impacts of a changing climate, governments, industry, and institutions are strengthening efforts to reduce emissions and pivot to a sustainable, low-carbon future. Shift: Neutral builds on Waterloo's longstanding excellence in climate-related teaching, research, and knowledge mobilization by offering a plan of action to minimize the carbon footprint of University operations.

The virtual town hall will provide a brief overview of key elements of Waterloo's climate action plan and offers opportunity for questions and answers from participants. It will be hosted on Microsoft Teams Live Events.

All members of the campus community are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The full Shift: Neutral plan is available online at:

Shift: Neutral Town Hall agenda:

  • 1:25 - Live stream begins
  • 1:30 - Introduction and opening comments with President and Vice Chancellor Feridun Hamdullahpur
  • 1:45 - High-level overview of Shift: Neutral with Director of Sustainability Mat Thijssen
  • 2:00 - Open question and answer with participants, facilitated by Dean of Environment Jean Andrey
  • 2:55 - Closing comments


Feridun Hamdullahpur
University of Waterloo
President and Vice-Chancellor
Mat Thijssen
University of Waterloo
Director of Sustainability
Jean Andrey
University of Waterloo
Dean of Environment


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University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo’s Sustainability Office coordinates efforts to advance campus sustainability through learning and research, reducing Waterloo's ecological footprint, and engaging the University community.

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