Online Learning

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Hear from distinguished alumni and faculty on the topics that matter most. Tune in to panel recordings, video interviews and recordings of our alumni podcast.


 

Webinars


Your Health
and Mental Wellness

Learn how to maintain a healthy body and mind through techniques meant to get you through isolation.

Alumni:

Debbie Fung (BES ’06) and Jason Lu (BSc ’05)

Stay Productive
and Unlock Creativity

While we may not be able to control the current state of affairs in the world, we can control our perception & use it as fuel to spark our creativity. This workshop will address the best practices and mindset shifts needed to remain productive amidst the uncertainty.

Alumnus:

Danielle Ryan (BES ’14)

How Not
to Meditate

Learn how to practice a menu of mindfulness practices that are useful, simple yet powerful, especially in the midst of a global health pandemic and economic recession.

Alumnus:

Kunal Gupta (BSE ’08)

 
 
 

Panels


Humans and... Work

The conversation has started … improving equity, diversity, accessibility and representation in the workplace isn’t just a dream. It is achievable. Messy, but achievable. Enjoy the second in a series of provocative, informative and enlightening discussions that put the spotlight directly on the human at the centre of one of today’s most complex challenges – the evolving work environment. How is this exciting conversation impacting our individual experiences?

Panelists:

Liane Davey (MASc ’95, PhD ’99) - Moderator

Tanya (Toni) De Mello (BA ’02)

Barb Sweazey (BES ‘94)

Mikal Skuterud

Education, Beer and Dressing From The Waist Up: COVID Industry Insights

The pandemic has thrown all plans into disarray, whether they were personal or professional, and some of the hardest-hit people in our region are those powering small businesses and non-profit organizations. Do you have a startup, small business or side hustle of your own? Are you curious about the decisions that are keeping these businesses sustainable during the pandemic?

Panelists:

Don Tu (BASc ’17) - Moderator

Trishala Pillai (BA '16)

Callum Hay (BSE ’08)

Mila Banerjee

Manoj Gandhi (BMath '08)

Humans and... Health

You’re invited to join your fellow UWaterloo alumni across North America as we bring together our community experts for a panel discussion that will focus on the Human at the centre of Health in Canada. What we have learned, what we know, and what we need.

Panelists:

Stacey Daub (MA ’99) - MODERATOR

Emmanuelle Piérard

Heather MacDougall

Nel Wieman (MSc ’91)

 
 
 

Podcasts


Creativity feat. Ajoa Mintah (BASc '01)

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Today, Ajoa takes us on her journey from engineer to entrepreneur. We’ll talk about the need to be creative, and how sometimes, doing the safe thing can actually help you build your dream career.

Listen to the full episode on SoundCloud

Alumnus:

Ajoa Mintah (BASc '01)

Community feat. Laura Galbraith (BES '08)

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In my conversation with Laura, we’ll hear about the rewards of serving others, the projects that Laura’s leading in the Waterloo tech community, and the ways that companies are changing how they think about giving back.

Listen to the full episode on SoundCloud

Alumnus:

Laura Galbraith (BES '08)

Resilience feat. Landon Jennings (BA ’17, MA ’19)

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What does meaningful work look like to you? Landon recalls the memories she had to repress and how she had to figure out how to cope with trauma and rebuild her life. It took time and resilience, but today, her experience motivates her to help others through her work as a fundraiser and community builder.

Listen to the full episode on SoundCloud

Alumnus:

Landon Jennings (BA ’17, MA ’19)

 
 

Interviews


Blockchain, Crypto & Digital Assets - UWaterloo Singapore Chapter Speaker Series

David is an entrepreneur, ex-Banker & active community builder who has helped set up non-profit organizations in Asia to ensure proper engagement with local/regional entities and officials as it relates to crypto currencies and blockchain technology.

Interview by: Jon Kwan (BMath '01) - Singapore Chapter Lead

Alumnus:

David Shin (BA '00)

Investing for good

In this interview, Upkar shares how you can use your finances, time and skill to improve the world.

Alumnus:

Upkar Arora (BA '85, MAcc '85)

The value of your data

In this interview, Asif offers insight about the data your phone collects, and shares a free service for small businesses during the pandemic.

Alumnus:

Asif Khan (BA ’97)