Monday, January 15, 2018

Waterloo wins at CASE District II awards

by Advancement Communications.

The high-calibre programs and hard work of staff across campus was on full display in 2017 as Waterloo recently was awarded five international 2017 CASE District II Awards. These awards recognize outstanding print, multimedia, marketing, communications, events, and program development.

The largest of the eight CASE districts and including international institutions, CASE District II is an organization of advancement professionals in the areas of alumni relations, communications, and philanthropy.

It was a successful year for the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, taking home three awards:

  • SILVER for Best Video Feature for Recruitment Videos: Faculty of Applied Health Sciences personalized recruitment videos
  • BRONZE for Best Annual or Institutional Report: Health in 3D: Applied Health Sciences Impact Report (designed by Creative Services):

Health in 3D cover image.

Also celebrating a win was the Office of Advancement and Marketing and Undergraduate Recruitment:

Beyond Ideas viewbook cover.

Awards will be handed out at the annual conference on February 25-27 in Washington D.C.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Worlds Challenge Challenge applications open

Applications are now open for the World's Challenge Challenge.

The World’s Challenge Challenge at the University of Waterloo is a competition that invites teams of three diverse students to pick one of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (also known as Global Goals), and propose a solution. Teams will be selected for interviews occurring on February 14, and six teams will be selected to make a 5-7 minute presentation on March 1, proposing a solution to a panel of judges, with Q&A.

Each member of the winning team will win $1,000 (each member of the 2nd and 3rd place teams will win some awesome electronics), and the winning team will move on to compete against other schools at the International World’s Challenge Challenge from June 3-8, held at Western University in London, Ontario.

Applications open today and will close on Saturday, February 3 at 11:59 p.m.

Submit your application online.

The World’s Challenge Challenge is a collaboration between Waterloo International, Velocity, and Western University.

Senate meets today and other notes

The University's Senate has its first meeting of 2018 this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. in NH 3407.

Among the agenda items:

Senate will give a second reading and a vote to proposed bylaw changes relating to the removal of the Associate Provost, Resources position and its replacement with Deputy Provost, Integrated Planning and Budgeting as it appears in Senate Bylaw 4, the bylaw relating to the naming of additional ex officio members of Senate of the University of Waterloo, and in other bylaws (1, 2, and 3). Additional cleanup involving the former position titles of general counsel and associate provost, graduate studies will also take place.

There will be a motion to approve the 2018-19 calendar dates.

There will be several motions to approve new diploma programs in Mathematics and Environment.

Senate will be asked to approve proposed admission standards within an articulation agreement for the Honours Bachelor of Arts, Honours Arts and Honours Bachelor of Arts, Social Development Studies with Conestoga College Institute of Technology. This agreement allows eligible graduates of the one-year General Arts and Science Certificate or the two-year General Arts and Science Diploma at Conestoga to transfer into the Honours Bachelor of Arts, Honours Arts or Honours Bachelor of Arts, Social Development Studies.

Senate will consider a motion to approve revisions to the Faculty of Environment's constitution that bring the Faculty’s constitution in line with other Faculty constitutions by updating the provisions relating to Faculty Council and its committees, including modifications to membership rules and procedures.

Jason Grove of Chemical Engineering will give a teaching presentation.

The Groove with Cindy is back this term. Join Cindy Howe for the easiest and stress-free dance class ever. Classes run Tuesdays from January 16 to April 3 from 12:05 p.m. to 12:55 p.m. in CPH 3604. The price is $60 for all 12 classes or a $6 per class drop-in fee. Anyone with questions is invited to contact

Link of the day

45 years ago: Schoolhouse Rock!

When and where

Warriors Summer Sport Camps Registration Opens, Monday, January 15.

World’s Challenge Challenge applications open, “Do you have a solution to a major global problem?,” Monday, January 15.

NEW - PhD seminar, “Orbit theorem for flipping edge-labelled triangulations,” Zuzana Masárová, David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, Monday, January 15, 2:30 p.m., DC 1304.

University Senate meeting, Monday, January 15, 3:30 p.m., NH 3407.

Volunteer Fair, Tuesday, January 16, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., SLC.

IP Series, “IP 101 and Commercialization,” Tuesday, January 16, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., DC 1304.

Get a Job using LinkedIn, Tuesday, January 16, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., TC 1208.

Clarity in scientific writing, Wednesday, January 17, 10:00 a.m.

Leather Jacket Day, Wednesday, January 17, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Waterloo Store, South Campus Hall.

Noon Hour Concert: Hamilton & Durand: Pub & Parlour, Wednesday, January 17, 12:30 p.m., Conrad Grebel University College Chapel.

Exploring Career Pathways, Wednesday, January 17, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., TC 1112.

GMOs: Facts and Misconceptions, documentary with director in attendance, followed by panel discussion, Wednesday, January 17, 7:00 p.m., Humanities Theatre.

Warrior Men's Hockey vs Windsor, Wednesday, January 17, 7:00 p.m., CIF.

Interviews: Preparing for Questions, Thursday, January 18, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., TC 1208.

CBB Biomedical Discussion Group "Non-invasive fall detection using 3D Deep Convolutional Autoencoder" featuring Dr. S.Khan, University of Toronto, Thursday, January 18, 3:00 p.m., EC4 2101a.

Beyond Essays: Approaching Peace Education Differently opening reception, Thursday, January 18, 4:00 p.m., Conrad Grebel Gallery. 

Research Matters: Getting Published, Friday, January 19, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Balsillie School of International Affairs.

Knowledge Integration Seminar, "The Web as Infinite Archive: Why we Turned to Machine Learning, Distributed Computing, and Interdisciplinary Collaboration to understand the Recent Past," Friday, January 19, 2:30 p.m., EV3 1408.

Biology Seminar: Bacterial Phages shaping the gut microbiome, Friday, January 19, 3:30 p.m., EIT 3142.

Cracked: new light on dementia – Film Launch, Friday, January 19, 8:00 p.m., Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema.

NEW - Waterloo Game Jam LEARN Event, Saturday, January 20, 9:00 a.m. to Sunday, January 21, 6:15 p.m., The SLC Great Hall.

Warriors Volleyball vs McMaster Warrior Night, Alumni Big Ticket, Bell Let’s Talk, Saturday, January 20, (W) 6:00 p.m., (M) 8:00 p.m., PAC.

Warrior Women’s Hockey vs. Laurier Minor League, Residence Day, Staff and Faculty Appreciation Day, Sunday, January 21, 2:30 p.m., CIF.

Problem Pitch Competition applications close, “Apply to pitch important industry problems for a share of $7,500,” Sunday, January 21, 11:59 p.m.

Grammar studio series: Workshop 1, Monday, January 22, 10:00 a.m.

HeForShe Ideathon, Tuesday, January 23, STC 2002.

Grammar studio series: Workshop 2, Wednesday, January 24, 10:00 a.m.

Résumé Tips (for employees only), Wednesday, January 24, 12:00 p.m., TC1208.

Noon Hour Concert: Schubert Trout Quintet, Wednesday, January 24, 12:30 p.m., Conrad Grebel University College Chapel.

NEW - Seminar, Bio-inspired operations on formal languages, and their properties,” Da-Jung Cho, Department of Computer Science, Yonsei University, Seoul, Wednesday, January 24, 1:30 p.m., DC 1304.

Chemistry Seminar: Pushpull Alternating and Hypercoordinate Asymmetrical Architectures for Light and Moisture Stable Polystannanes, Wednesday, January 24, 2:30 p.m., C2-361.

Vision Science Research Seminar Series featuring Dr. Mitchell M. Scheiman, Salus University, “Objective Assessment of Disparity Vergence after Treatment of Symptomatic Convergence Insufficiency,” Wednesday, January 24, 4:30 p.m., OPT 347.

Velocity Start: What’s Your Problem? Wednesday, January 24, 7:30 p.m., Velocity Start, SCH 2nd Floor.

Getting organized: tools for resisting racism and white supremacy, Thursday, January 25 to Saturday, January 28.

Lectures in Catholic Experience featuring Austen Iverveigh, “Communicating the Church in the Age of Francis,” Friday, January 26, 7:30 p.m., St. Jerome’s University, Academic Centre Vanstone Lecture Hall.

WIMIN: Waterloo Women: Ideas, Makers, Innovators, Friday, January 26 to Saturday, January 27, Applied Health Sciences expansion.