16 July 2014 WPIRG Forced to Move out of SLC The WPIRG Board of Directors would like to inform our members and volunteers that the Federation of Students (Feds) has terminated WPIRG’s lease for our current office at the Student … Continue reading
All About WPIRG
WPIRG’s mission is to engage students and community members to become active citizens and volunteers on environmental, human rights, and social justice issues. Started in 1973, the Waterloo Public Interest Research Group (WPIRG) provides a place to research, educate, and take action on environmental and social justice issues.
WPIRG functions on fees paid by full-time undergraduate students enrolled at the University of Waterloo. Students’ monetary contribution provides important resources, like a meeting space, library, button-maker, sewing-machine, as well as workshops, film screenings, and events, which are planned, created, and used by student volunteers.
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News and Announcements
WPIRG is seeking a personable and organized individual with a demonstrated commitment to social and environmental justice to fill the full-time permanent position of ‘Coordinator of Projects and Organizational Development’. Working with other full-time staff and a volunteer Board of … Continue reading
WPIRG is hiring a student to digitize physical archives documenting our exciting 40-year history! Working with the full-time Staff, the Digital Archives Coordinator will digitize relevant portions of WPIRG’s historical archive, including posters, reports, interviews and more. The Coordinator … Continue reading
Last Members Meeting of the summer and it is an important one! The WPIRG Board of Directors needs your feedback on a number of key decisions that will shape how WPIRG works and what we do in the coming academic … Continue reading
UPDATE for July 9, 2014: Cinema Politica Waterloo’s final screening of the summer, set for Wed. July 30 is fast approaching, featuring TERMS AND CONDITIONS MAY APPLY, an award-winning documentary about the scary reality behind the scenes of our social … Continue reading