Dominic Barton delivers President's Lecture
Incoming Chancellor of the University of Waterloo Dominic Barton will deliver a President's Lecture this morning entitled "Dimensions of Global Disruption.
In his remarks, Barton will share his insights and reflections on the global economy and on the University of Waterloo's position and opportunities as a leader in global innovation. A fireside chat will follow the lecture. The President's Lecture will take place at 9:30 a.m. in the Humanities Theatre. Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Register on Ticketfi. Admission is free.
Barton's lecture is part of a suite of activities on campus today, including meetings, tours of the Tatham Centre, the Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre, The Vision and Image Processing Lab in the David Johnston Research + Technology Park, Engineering 5, Engineering 7 and the Velocity Garage.
International Fund winners named
Waterloo has always been a place that generates and fosters great ideas and innovation, so when the university announced an Internationalization Fund to support new internationalization initiatives it was no surprise that the response was immediate and strong. The Fund was established by the Provost to support innovative new projects that would infuse international, intercultural and/or global perspectives into the curriculum or co-curricular activities.
The funding announcement received 22 submissions from across campus and Waterloo International is pleased to announce the recipients of funding through the Internationalization Fund. The selected projects represent a mix of initiatives which address internationalization abroad, at home and within research collaborations. They include a focus on undergraduate and graduate students, issues related to both inbound international students and outbound travel by Waterloo students, and both curricular and co-curricular innovation.
The recipients are:
- Janice Aurini & Kate Henne, Sociology & Legal Studies, Transnational Talks: Global Methodological Approaches to Research
- Karla Boluk & Elena Neiterman, Recreation & Leisure Studies, Building Bridges across Borders: Virtually Aligning Courses between Institutional Partners (Kazakhstan)
- Colleen McMillan & Kofi Campbell, Renison University College, School of Social Work, Enhancing Student Experience: Domestic & International Student Integration
- Jessica Lang, WatPD – EDGE, International Experiential Education Toolkit for EDGE instructors
Ellen MacEachen, Public Health & Health Studies, Collaborative Online Graduate-level Course “International Perspectives on Equality in Work and Health” (Sweden)
Cherisse Mike, Dean of Math Office, Videos Addressing Cultural Stereotypes of Minority Groups on Campus
Angela Rooke, Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral Affairs, Workshop Series on Professionalism for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows,
Linda Zhang, Information Systems & Technology, International Student Seminars to Promote Successful and Healthy Transition to Waterloo
These projects will be implemented during the 2018/19 academic calendar with their outcomes and results summarized in final reports that will serve as resources and templates for institutional learning and potential future project iterations.
Waterloo joins March of 1,000 Umbrellas for United Way launch
A message from the University of Waterloo United Way campaign.
On Thursday September 20 a team of University of Waterloo employees showed their community spirit by participating in United Way Waterloo Region and Communities’ campaign launch. Participants marched along King Street from Waterloo Town Square to Kitchener City Hall with University of Waterloo umbrellas to raise awareness about United Way campaigns within our community.
Following the march, participants had a chance to talk to a variety of United Way volunteers, employees, and representatives from various organizations who run United Way campaigns similar to our campus campaign. Not only did our team meet new people, but we shared ideas about generating campaign enthusiasm and participation in our workplaces, learned a lot about the importance of giving, and saw how donations impact our entire community.
For many years the University has been supporting United Way Waterloo Region Communities with our annual campaign. This year our campaign is focusing on the message of “every little bit counts.” From our tremendous volunteers to generous donors and enthusiastic event attendees, the staff, faculty and retirees of Waterloo support the campaign in so many ways. We know that we can’t make our goal without you. This year we’re aiming to raise $270,000; to reach this goal, we need your help!
Our annual campaign kicks off on Tuesday, October 2. Place this in your calendar and help us support United Way by dressing up or decorating your office red! For more information on how to donate or volunteer, go to our website. We’re looking forwards to having a great 2018 campaign and hope you’ll help us continue to build a stronger community.
Campus gears up for Reunion weekend; other notes
Welcome back, Warriors! Reunion 2018 is set for Saturday, September 22. There will be a full day of activities for staff and faculty to enjoy with friends, family and coworkers. Highlights include:
- The 33rd annual Fun Run, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.;
- the President’s Milestone Luncheon in Federation Hall from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.;
- the Alumni VIP Tent at the Warriors vs. Mustangs Reunion Game on Warrior Field (kickoff at 1:00 p.m.); and
- faculty specific events.
See the full Reunion 2018 schedule for more information.
On Monday, September 24, the Waterloo AI Institute will launch its inaugural Fall 2018 seminar series with a talk by KIMIA Lab Director Hamid Tizhoosh entitled "Artificial Intelligence - History, Opportunities and Challenges." The talk takes place at 3:30 p.m. in DC 1302. A reception will follow at 4:30 p.m.