Registration for new EDGE certificate program is live
A message from the Waterloo Professional Development Program (WatPD)
EDGE helps students develop their professional skills, explore their career options and learn how to market themselves to employers. To complete the EDGE certificate, students must earn six credits. These credits include a skills identification and articulation workshop, a career development course, three work or community experiences and a capstone workshop that helps students develop a post-graduation plan of action. Students who complete EDGE will better understand how their experiences both inside and outside of the classroom are preparing them for success in the workplace.
The Centre for Career Action (CCA) is driving content development for the program with its expertise in career development theory, and CCA career advisors will facilitate the workshop components of the certificate starting this fall.
“We’re really excited about registration going live this week,” says EDGE manager Jessica Lang. “I’d like to thank our colleagues from across campus for their help and support in bringing EDGE to life. It certainly has taken a village to get here. We celebrate this moment with our valued partners and look forward to supporting students in their EDGE journey alongside you.”
EDGE doesn’t officially launch until September, but students who register now will be ready to start earning EDGE credit and completing experiences in the fall. To learn more about EDGE, visit our website or send us an email at email@example.com.
I scream, you scream, UWSA screams for ice cream
This article was originally posted on the Innovation 60 website.
On June 28th, 2017, everyone was smiling as the University of Waterloo Staff Association (UWSA). In celebration of the University of Waterloo’s 60th anniversary and Canada’s 150th birthday, the UWSA brought the Heavenly Dreams Ice Cream Truck to campus, where it travelled around giving out smiles.
The ice cream truck made pit stops around main campus and along Ring Road where UWSA surprised faculty, staff and students when they arrived at the ice cream truck with tickets for a free ice cream cone. In a span of six and a half hours, 2,100 ice cream cones were handed out.
With blue skies overhead, the first stop was RAC2, where staff were gathered in anticipation of a cold treat coming their way. Onto the X Lot, where the UWSA and the ice cream truck was greeted by a long line of staff walking from the Optometry building, as well as a few friends from TechTown and the other buildings within eyesight. Outside the Dana Porter Library curious students come up and ask what was happening, some of them with wallets in hand, only to be surprised when UWSA handed them a ticket for free ice cream. After many stops along the way, ice cream journey finished at EC3, where staff from all five East Campus buildings met in the parking lot and camaraderie and friendship was very evident.
Staff at the remote campuses including Architecture, Pharmacy and Stratford, didn’t miss out on the treats as ice cream was hand delivered to each location by volunteers.
The ice cream treats sure made June 28th one of the happiest workdays of the year!
Waterloo staff dig in on Day of Caring
by Cayleigh Lemieux.
On Friday, June 9, a team of volunteers from the University of Waterloo spent the morning gardening at the rare Charitable Research Reserve site for the Day of Caring with the United Way Waterloo Region Communities. Sporting smiles, UWaterloo t-shirts along with gardening tools, our group marked another successful Day of Caring, continuing an eight-year tradition of giving back to the community.
rare Charitable Research Reserve is a community-based organization founded in 2001 with over 900 acres of land within Waterloo Region. The organization works hard to preserve, protect and restore the environment within Waterloo Region by encouraging the community to get involved and gain an understanding of the Region’s natural resources, history, and the impact the environment has on the community’s wellbeing. Conducting research and offering seminars, interpretive activities, conferences, and public forums are just a few of the ways that rare engages and informs the public within Waterloo Region.
As the winner of the 2013 Day of Caring Award, the UWaterloo United Way Campaign understands the importance of supporting local agencies and organizations, and learning more about their efforts to better the community.
If you are interested in supporting and contributing to the UWaterloo United Way Campaign this year, information can be found on our website.
On behalf of the UWaterloo United Way Campaign, we would like to thank our volunteers for their support at the 2017 Day of Caring.
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for UWaterloo’s United Way Campaign launch on October 4, 2017!
Instrumental and a cappella concerts this weekend
Four different chamber trios will be performing a wide selection of classical music pieces at a Department of Music Instrumental Chamber Ensemble concert on Sunday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Conrad Grebel Chapel. "The musicians are gifted students, so this is a delightful way to spend a Sunday evening," says a statement about the event. Admission is free with a reception to follow.
The UW A Cappella Club end of term concerts take place tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in the Theatre of the Arts. The concerts feature ACE, the AcaBellas, the Musical InterDudes, the Unaccompanied Minors, and the Water Boys, as well as several guest groups. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.