We acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.
ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL FAIR - NOVEMBER 19-21, 2019
To celebrate International Education Week, the Faculty of Engineering is hosting a series of events open to all faculty, staff and students. You are welcome to sign up for one or all events that appeal to you. The goal of this fair is to celebrate the diverse cultures, ethnicities and backgrounds that exist within the Faculty.
Tuesday, November 19
$10 Lunch - Tastes of India |11:30 am – 1:00 pm | E7, Event Space
Free Workshop - Myths & Realities of the International Student Experience | 1:00 – 2:30 pm | E7, Pitch Space
Wednesday, November 20
International Marketplace | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm | E7, 1st Floor
$10 Lunch - Tastes of the Middle East |11:30 am - 1:00 pm | E7, Event Space
Thursday, November 21
Info Session - Scholarships & Grants for Study, Research & Internships in Germany | 11:00 – 11:30 am | E7, 1331
$10 Lunch - Tastes of Germany | 11:30 am – 1:00 pm| E7, Event Space
Free Lecture – Alexandre Trudeau, Multilingualism in an Increasingly Globalized World | 1:00 – 3:00 pm | Humanities Theatre
Please see below for more information or to register. You must register in advance for the lunches and lectures. Prices include HST.
Lunch Menus are listed below. Please note that there are no substitutions. Lunches will take place each of the designated days in the E7 Event Space. You can arrive anytime between 11:30 am - 1:00 pm to enjoy your lunch and the $10 fee will be collected at the door.
Tuesday, November 19 - Tastes of India
Alo gobi and Palak paneer (Potato & Cauliflower Curry with spinach and cheese)
Rice and Naan
Wednesday, November 20 - Tastes of the Middle East
Chicken Sharwarma or Falafel
Garlic sauce and tahini
Served on Markook bread
Thursday, November 21 - Tastes of Germany
Truthanpeffer on Roesti (Braised turkey breast with crispy potato pancake)
Mini Zwiebelkuchen (Onion Pie)
Fall Rumtoph (Spice syrup dressed fall fruit)
Free Lecture - Myths and realities of the International Student Experience
Building on their session at the Staff and Advisor Conference, the presenters will speak to the complexities when thinking about the international student experience. Our international student population comes from over 100 different countries and brings with them unique experiences and perspectives that enrich our campus community and classroom environment.
During this session, we intend to address the following questions through enriched dialogue:
- Who are our international students? From visa status to language skills, what are the many nuances behind ‘international’?
- How do we learn from our diverse international population?
- What role does our campus community play in supporting international student success?
At the end of this session, participants will leave with an understanding of the varied international student experiences with the intention of supporting a culture of inclusivity, diversity, and acceptance
Tuesday, November 19 | 1:00 – 2:30 pm | E7, Pitch Space
DAAD Information Session: Scholarships & Grants for Study, Research & Internships in Germany
This presentation by the DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service will present details on its scholarship and grant programs to support study, research and internship stays in Germany in all fields and all stages of study. Join us to find out how you can make Germany part of your Canadian degree. All are welcome!
Wednesday, November 20 | 11:00 – 11:30 am | E7, 1331
Alexandre Trudeau Lecture
Join Waterloo Centre for German Studies, the Dept of Germanic and Slavic Studies & the Goethe-Institut in partnership with the Dept of Spanish and Latin American Studies, the Dept of French Studies, Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Engineering for this special presentation as part of a Global Career Booster day in celebration of International Education Week!
The afternoon will feature a Keynote by Alexandre Trudeau, renowned filmaker and storyteller. Alexandre recounts how speaking more than one langugage has enriched his life, both personally and professionally, and why he believes all students should have diverse opportunities for language learning and study abroad.
Alexandre's keynote will be followed by a panel discussion including industry professionals Sven Walker (Dale & Lessmann LLP), Narcis Tajvidi (BMW) and Antonio Ferreiro (Deloitte) along with University of Waterloo alumni on the topic of the importance of languages and international experience and how the two can help to boost your career.
Date: November 21, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Where: Humanities Theatre, Hagey Hall
In our initiatives to be environmentally friendly, please have your ticket available on your mobile device.
Tickets will be honoured until 12:50pm. Any seats available at that time will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Home and Abroad Photo Contest
The Home and Abroad Photo Contest is a visual demonstration of student learning through study and work experiences, both in Canada and abroad. Engineering is home to hundreds of international students who represent numerous countries around the globe. In addition, each year many Waterloo Engineering students go abroad for enriching study and work experiences around the world. This online exhibition will be a collection of student photographs that will showcase the global perspective our students have gained through their travels and studies. Photos will be posted on Waterloo Engineering’s Facebook page, and Engineering students, faculty and staff will be invited to vote on their favourite photos. The top three photos will be printed and proudly displayed in the International Office area on the 7th floor of of E7.
Engineering students are invited to contribute original photos of their own personal journeys by submitting a photo and short description using the online form. Share your views on global citizenship, and participate in creating a global gallery.