Events - July 2019

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 — 9:40 AM EDT

You are welcome to attend the oral defence portion of Xuezhen Wang's PhD comprehensive exam, in which they will discuss their research under supervisor Professor Xianshe Feng.

Monday, July 29, 2019 — 11:30 AM to Thursday, August 1, 2019 — 5:00 PM EDT
Collage of solar panel, canola flower, wind turbines and powerline

The Tsinghua-Waterloo Joint Forum on Advances in Energy and Environmental Technologies will bring together leading experts in the fields of sustainable energy management, novel energy production, biofuels, pollution mitigation, fuel cells, and next-generation rechargeable energy systems.

Thursday, July 11, 2019 — 3:30 PM EDT

You’re invited to join the Department of Chemical Engineering on Thursday, July 11, for a seminar by Dr. Drew Higgins, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at McMaster University. He will speak about his research on the development and understanding of electrocatalyst materials and electrode structures for sustainable electrochemical energy technologies.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 — 10:30 AM EDT

You are welcome to attend Huayu Niu's final PhD defense, in which she will discuss her research on mAb capture with cation exchange membranes.

Thursday, July 4, 2019 — 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM EDT
fundraiser poster

Since the last fundraiser was so successful, EWB has partnered again with Krispy Kreme to have another fundraiser to raise money for social enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa to help reduce poverty.

$10 for a dozen or $1 per donut

Saturday, July 13, 2019 — 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
Elora Quarry

Elora Quarry is a swimming spot only half an hour from Waterloo! Buy a ticket for a day of fun on the beach and in the water. Your ticket includes transportation from the University of Waterloo to Elora Quarry and back, as well as admission to the park! All proceeds from this event go towards the It Takes a Village campaign, which supports social enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Friday, July 12, 2019 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Engineering day

Celebrate Waterloo Engineering!

Come show your spirit and get your purple on! 

The tradition continues on July 12, 2019 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm to celebrate Engineering Day with our incredible community of students, alumni, professors and staff. This year's activities will include a colour throw (wear a white t-shirt!), BBQ featuring the famous 'Boggan Burgers, free treats and refreshments including purple Koolaid as well as soft-serve ice cream and popcorn, a photo booth, The Tool and The Tool Bearers, and so much more!

Thursday, July 11, 2019 — 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Problem Pitch poster

The Problem Lab invites you to watch the Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch Competition.

Teams have each chosen an important industry problem, and will now pitch their research to a panel of judges for a chance to win up to $30k in grant funding. The 5-minute pitches will demonstrate each competitor’s knowledge of their problem’s history, scope, and impact.

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