Have you ever wanted to join a hackathon, but thought it was only for coders? Well, Hack the Plastics wants you! Hack the Plastics is a broad skilled hackathon that does not require a coding based final product and will happen from 28th Feb – 1st March, 2020 at the University of Waterloo. You will be tackling ways to fight single use plastic pollution using microbes and producing a technical solution, business plan, and pitch.
Tonight's lecture has been cancelled due to winter weather conditions. Stay tuned for the new lecture date.
Speaker: Prof. Mohamed Bakr
Title: Effective Teaching of Engineering Courses Using Flipped Classrooms
Date: 25 February, 2020
Invited By: Omar Ramahi
The Canadian Coastal Resilience Forum and the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change are pleased to present our inaugural documentary screening of the film Anthropocene: The Human Epoch. A cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet, ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch is a four years in the making feature documentary film from the multiple-award winning team of Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky. The film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group who, after nearly 10 years of research, are arguing that the Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid-twentieth century, because of profound and lasting human changes to the Earth.
The theme of the inaugural Canadian Design Workshop is Designing Engineering Design Education in Canada. Participation by attendees will be in the form of podium or poster sessions, grouped by theme. Two-page abstracts are due March 1, 2020.
In the next two lectures, planned for February 12 and April 15, we shall learn from insights brought to the table by Professor Rick Haldenby of the School of Architecture. Rick brings a unique perspective to heritage preservation having committed much time and energy to public education, specifically to the importance of excellent architectural design and its influence on public life.
February 12 Lecture: Butterflies on the Felt: At what cost Preservation?
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Of the thesis entitled: Tian-jing: Hunan skywell compounds in modern China
Associate Professor Elizabeth English will be speaking at this public event and panel discussion examining smart infrastructure and sustainability. Elizabeth is the founder and director of the Buoyant Foundation Project, a not-for-profit organization that is a leader in the development of amphibious technologies for affordable housing and retrofitting existing homes. At Research Talks, she will discuss the use of buoyant foundations in flood-sensitive locations and how her research is creating resiliency in vulnerable communities.