Monday, December 11, 2017 — 2:30 PM EST

Exploration of the Earth's deep hydrosphere and subsurface microbial life

Barbara Sherwood LollarUniversity Professor in Earth Sciences at the University of Toronto

Friday, December 1, 2017 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST

The enigmatic ecology of ammonia oxidation within engineered water treatment system environments

Prof. Josh Neufeld, Professor, Department of Biology, University of Waterloo

Friday, November 17, 2017 — 3:30 PM EST

Did the Eye Evolve Once or Multiple times? Evidence From the Effects of Visual Experience in Vertebrates and Non-Vertebrates

Dr. Jacob Sivak, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo

Friday, November 17, 2017 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Please join us for a Faculty of Science HeForShe panel discussion on Negotiation.

Regardless of what position you have applied for, chances are you will enter some form of negotiation if you are successful. But how can you effectively negotiate for equitable pay, benefits, and other position-specific items? 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 — 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
Man-Up Workshop November 14th from 5 to 8 pm in STC 3014.

The dominant idea of manhood affects us all. More and more men are beginning to stand up and speak out about their desire to redefine what it means to be a man today.

This three hour workshop, hosted by the Faculty of Science and HeForShe, will provide men with the tools to become better versions of themselves through interactive exercises and discussion.

Please sign up for this workshop if you are interested in joining the growing number of men working to make UWaterloo a safer campus for everyone.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 (all day) to Wednesday, November 1, 2017 (all day)
Visiting Biology Candidate: Dr. Jay Biernaskie.

Dr. Jay Biernaskie, BBSRC Future Leader Fellow, University of Oxford, U.K.

Monday, October 30, 2017 — 2:00 PM EDT

The Faculty of Science HeForShe working group and the Department of Biology invite you to attend a special guest lecture:

What works to support greater equality, diversity and inclusivity in STEM and beyond?

Professor Hilary Lappin-ScottSenior Pro-Vice-Chancellor at Swansea University and Vice President of the prestigious Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) 

Thursday, October 26, 2017 — 2:30 PM EDT

From the Exxon Valdez oil spill to the BP Deep Water Horizon oil spill: A story of economic damages from major environmental contamination events

Kevin Boyleprofessor of agricultural and applied economics and director of the Program in Real Estate at Virginia Institute of Technology

Thursday, October 26, 2017 (all day) to Friday, October 27, 2017 (all day)
Visiting Biology Candidate: Dr. Dale Martin.

Dr. Dale Martin, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Shriners Hospital Pediatric Research Center. Temple University

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 — 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
Gairdner Foundation.

Dr. Rino Rappuoli is the Chief Scientist and Head External R&D at GSK Vaccines, Siena, Italy. He was awarded a 2017 Canada Gairdner International Award "For pioneering the genomic approach, known as reverse vaccinology, used to develop a vaccine against meningococcus B which has saved many lives worldwide."

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 — 3:00 PM EDT

The importance of ecosystem-based ecotoxicology for advancing environmental policy, with special reference to Canadian Oil Sands development

Diane OrihelNational Scholar in Aquatic Ecotoxicology and assistant professor in Biology and Environmental Studies at Queen’s University, and

Alana Greaves, Environmental toxicologist and a postdoctoral researcher with Queen’s University

Thursday, October 12, 2017 (all day) to Friday, October 13, 2017 (all day)
Visiting Biology Candidate: Dr. Kathryn Harris

Dr. Kathryn Harris, Research Associate, Department of Biology, University of Toronto, Mississauga

Thursday, October 5, 2017 (all day) to Friday, October 6, 2017 (all day)
Biology Visiting Candidate, Dr. Francesca Di Cara

Dr. Francesca Di Cara, Research Associate, Department of Cell Biology, University of Alberta

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 — 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Operation Wallacea University Brochure 2018 coverpage.

Operation Wallacea is coming back to University of Waterloo for a follow-up meeting about research opportunities for summer 2018.

Join us on Wednesday, October 4th in QNC1501 any time between 10:30am-12:30pm.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 (all day) to Wednesday, October 4, 2017 (all day)
Biology Visiting Candidate, Dr. Gregory Fairn

Dr. Gregory Fairn, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, St. Michael's Hospital

Monday, October 2, 2017 — 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Info session with ExVivo Labs.

ExVivo Labs is developing innovative tools to make allergy testing safe, simple and certain. Please join us to learn more about medical devices, research and development in a start-up, and how we got started on this crazy journey. You might even find your next career opportunity with us!

Food and beverages will be provided.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 — 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
grad open house poster

Interested in pursuing a Master's or PhD after graduation? Want to learn more about what graduate studies is really like? 

Attend the Faculty of Science Graduate Open House! Come chat with professors and current grad students to find out more about our programs, the benefits of furthering your studies, and unique research opportunities. 

Thursday, September 21, 2017 — 3:30 PM EDT

High-throughput assessment of oxidative respiration in fish embryos: Towards adverse outcome pathways for mitochondrial dysfunction

Dr. Chris Martyniuk, Associate Professor at the Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology & Department of Physiological Sciences, University of Florida

Friday, September 15, 2017 — 3:30 PM EDT

Using RNAi in signalling studies and drug target discovery

Dr. Okey Igboeli, Lecturer for the Science and Business Program, University of Waterloo

Friday, September 15, 2017 — 2:30 PM EDT

Emerging Outcomes From a Cross-Disciplinary Doctoral Programme on Water Resource Systems

Günter Blöschldirector of the Centre for Water Resource Systems at the Vienna University of Technology, and chair of the Vienna Doctoral Programme on Water Resource Systems

Friday, September 15, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT

Learn how you can add international experience to your education and what opportunities you have on and off campus.

This fair is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are considering going abroad, or have already applied and want more information. 

Visit the Student Life Centre (SLC) in the Great Hall on Friday, September 15th, to:

Monday, September 11, 2017 — 3:40 PM EDT

Innovation, Incentives and Infrastructure in the Blue Economy 

Prof. Quentin Graftona professor of economics, UNESCO Chair in Water Economics and Transboundary Water Governance and director of the Centre for Water Economics, Environment and Policy (CWEEP) at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 — 2:30 PM EDT

Data instead of concrete? Exploring the potential of digitalization in urban drainage

Prof. Max Maurerhead of the Urban Water Management Department at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science & Technology  (Eawag)

Thursday, July 6, 2017 — 12:00 AM to Wednesday, September 6, 2017 — 11:59 PM EDT
photo contest poster

Calling all graduate student photographers. The Faculty of Science is holding its first Science Graduate Student Photo Contest! From field-work to social activities, we want your photo to describe what life is like in Waterloo Science. Submissions will be used to help promote grad studies and the different elements of student experience across the Faculty and will be displayed in public materials, such as our website and brochures. Please review the below details before entering.

Friday, June 23, 2017 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

This event will provide information on UW policies specific to various special leaves (e.g., maternity, parental, family caregiver or medical leaves), that are available to faculty, staff and graduate students as well as the processes involved.

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