Missed an event or want to re-live the excitement? Check out some of our past events below.
Humans and... Work
January 21, 2021
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?
Humans and... Health
November 19, 2020
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.
Crisis, motivation, and coming out the other side
September 25, 2020
The year 2020 has been a trial for people across the globe. For many, this year’s crises have also inspired growth and motivation. In this virtual panel, the co-founders of Masks for Covid share how a global pandemic can influence motivation and spur innovation.
Alumni Family Day
July 25, 2020
On Saturday, July 25 we held our annual Alumni Family Day online. Together with the Toronto and Waterloo Region Alumni Chapters, we planned a day for alumni and their families to join each other virtually for family-friendly events.
Isolate to the Fullest - Warrior Webinar Series
April 28, 30 and May 5 2020
As millions physically distance to prevent the spread of COVID-19, life continues in the privacy and isolation of our homes. Life has changed, and for many it seems to have slowed to a halt. How can you cope and get the most out of this time at home?
In this free three-part Warrior Webinar series, Waterloo alumni will share their answers to that question. From home workouts and meditation to unlocking new creative outlets, we hope this series helps you cope with your time at home and isolate to the fullest.
Navigating Transition: A Key to Success
February 27, 2020
We all go through transitions. Some are pursued and celebrated, while others disrupt and devastate our lives. Whatever the nature of these changes, they always bring opportunity — if navigated effectively. Hear fellow alumnus Michael Hanna (BMath 2001) and his wife Dana share their personal and professional story, revealing how they turned major life transitions into positive transformations. Genuine, funny and deeply moving, their talk offers practical lessons that you can apply in the workplace, at home and in every area of life.
Meet the panelists
Michael Hanna (BMath '01) and Dana Hanna
Co-founders of Hanna Strategy Group
Chirag Sheth (BSc ’17)
Business and Sales Manager with the Consumer and Device Sales team at Microsoft
Health Innovations Event Series
October 2019 - March 2020
Alumni were invited to a series of three events that examined Health Innovations at the University of Waterloo. This event series will showcase the work and influence that the University of Waterloo is having on innovations in the field of Health Innovations. These areas include brain health, technology and genetics.
Photos from Waterloo event
Meet the panelists
Lili Liu (Moderator)
Lili Liu (PhD, McGill 1993) is a Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences.
Dr. Stephen Scherer (BSc ’87)
Dr. Stephen Scherer (BSc ’87) Director, Centre for Applied Genomics at the Hospital for Sick Kids in Toronto
Dr. Paul Boutros (BSc ’04)
is from the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology at the University of Toronto
Dr. Diane Williams
Dr. Diane Williams (PhD, MIT, 2003) is a Teaching Professor and the Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies from Waterloo’s School of Public Health and Health Systems.
Ronald Li (BSc ’94)
Ronald Li is the founder of Novoheart Ltd., a global biotech company dedicated to engineering artificial human heart prototypes.
Naghmeh Ghafari (PhD ’09, MS ’03)
Naghmeh Ghafari is Quality Engineering Manager at Kardium
Karen Van Ooteghem (PhD ’09)
Karen Van Ooteghem is a Scientist with the Ontario Neurodegenerative Disease Research Initiative (ONDRI) (ondri.ca) and holds a Research Appointment in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo.
Ben Thompson (Moderator)
Ben is a Professor and the Associate Director of Research within the School of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of Waterloo.
Melanie Campbell (MSc ’77)
Melanie is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy and School of Optometry and Vision Science
James is a Professor, Cognitive Neuroscience Research Area Head for the Faculty of Arts, Psychology
Imagining Canada's Future Cities
January 2020 - April 2020
In the Imagining Canada’s Future Cities Event Series, the University of Waterloo is bringing together panels of academic and industry thought-leaders to dive deep into the work being done today to create cities that will serve and benefit generations to come.
Meet the panelists
Jean Andrey (Moderator)
Dean of the Faculty of Environment and Chair of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Canada
Thomas Mueller (MA ’92)
President and CEO, Canada Green Building Council
Assistant Professor, School of Planning, University of Waterloo
General Manager, Planning, Urban Design & Sustainability, City of Vancouver
Senior Vice President, Member Experience and Community Management, Vancity
Joël Blit (MASC ’99)
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
President, Lumos Clean Energy Advisors
Executive Director, Indigenous Clean Energy (ICE) Social Enterprise
Lead Mentor, Indigenous 20/20 Catalysts Program
Frank Cairo (BES ’05)
Co-founder and President of Caivan Communities
Chief Executive Officer, Evergreen
Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Management
Kevin Tuer (BASc’89; MASc ’91; PhD ’94)
Managing Director, Canada’s Open Data Exchange (ODX)
Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives, Communitech
Brent Toderian (BES ’92)
Founder and Principal, TODERIAN UrbanWORKS