HeForShe Scholarship winners named
by Natalie Quinlan. This article originally appeared on Waterloo Stories.
The University of Waterloo has awarded six first-year students with HeForShe IMPACT scholarships in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The scholarships are part of the University of Waterloo’s commitment to encourage more young minds to pursue careers in STEM, an area where those who identify as women or non-binary groups are currently underrepresented.
Waterloo is the only Canadian university taking part in the UN Women’s HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 initiative to achieve gender parity. As part of this initiative, the University aims to increase representation for female or those who identify as female and non-binary in STEM education and careers, faculty representation, and senior university positions.
Each recipient has a unique story that’s fueled their interest in STEM. Here's a look at how they are pursuing their passions.
Waterloo Institute launches 2017-2018 report
Water disregards boundaries. And so must we.
The Water Institute’s 2017-18 report highlights the impact it has made in the past year in water research, education and international partnerships.
This new publication, available in digital and print form, is designed to advance the Water Institute’s strategic mission of carrying out meaningful and impactful interdisciplinary research and education, and promoting knowledge exchange in addressing complex water challenges.
Stories reflect the diversity of work taking place across all six of its partner faculties.
Enjoy the read and, as always, we welcome your feedback.
Writing and Communication Centre launches new programs
Between teaching, lab work or research, and service, it can be difficult for faculty and graduate students alike to carve out time for writing. To help researchers find time to write, The Writing and Communication Centre (WCC) is launching two new programs in October – one for graduate students and one for faculty.
As a follow-up to their popular Grad Writing Cafes, which take place on Tuesday and Friday mornings, the WCC is now introducing #WaterlooWrites: "show up and write" spaces for graduate students facilitated and hosted by graduate students. Unlike Grad Writing Cafes, which the WCC hosts centrally in South Campus Hall (SCH), these volunteer-led groups are decentralized, providing spaces for graduate students to write together, discuss the challenges and successes of writing about their research, and learn new writing tips each week in the Faculties and Schools where they already work.
Graduate students can pick up a #WaterlooWrites incentive card during their Faculty or School's weekly writing session. Each time they show up and write they will earn a stamp on their card, just like a coffee card. Once a student has filled all twelve spaces on the incentive card, they will receive a #WaterlooWrites coffee mug to show off their dedication and fuel future writing sessions.
There are seven #WaterlooWrites groups launching on campus: Arts, Math, Science, Engineering, Optometry, Balsillie School, and Pharmacy. The 2018-2019 pilot year for these groups has been funded by the Graduate Students Association and GRADventure,
In addition to #WaterlooWrites, the WCC is also launching a new writing group for faculty this October. The WCC already offers a drop-in Faculty Writing Café on Wednesday afternoons that helps faculty carve out a time and space for writing each week. Faculty from all disciplines are now invited to join an eight-week Faculty Writing Group to discuss their writing goals, challenges and strategies, give and receive feedback from peers, and keep each other accountable. The Faculty Writing Group will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, directly following the Faculty Writing Café, from October 17 to December 17. Registration is open until October 1.
Canada's largest educational fair is this weekend
A message from the Registrar’s Office, Marketing & Undergraduate Recruitment
This week marks the return of the Ontario Universities' Fair (OUF), which will run from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, starting Friday, September 28 through to Sunday, September 30 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) in downtown Toronto. This event continues to grow; last year there were nearly 140,000 visitors in attendance. The OUF serves Toronto and the GTA, while the rest of the province can access the University Information Program (UIP) throughout October and November with fair-style events in most Ontario regions.
High school students and their parents attend the OUF to talk with students, professors, and representatives from one of Ontario’s 21 universities. Waterloo “boothers” answer questions about programs, admission requirements, student life, and much more. In addition to the always-popular Waterloo booth, there will be hourly sessions in Waterloo’s presentation room (Room 718A) where our recruiters will share facts and stories in an engaging multimedia presentation.
A special thanks should go out to the 600+ students, faculty, and staff who will represent Waterloo at the OUF this weekend. OUF is organized by a provincial university steering committee, which our very own Jody Berringer, Manager Liaison, MUR is currently the Chair.