Senior Leadership videos continue with University Secretary Karen Jack
This is the sixth entry in the Daily Bulletin's senior leadership video series.
Karen Jack was named University Secretary in May 2017. Jack has worked at the University of Waterloo for 18 years, with 15 of them spent in various roles within the Secretariat.
She had served as the University’s privacy officer since 2006, ensuring that the University meets its statutory obligations under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
The University Secretary is a member of the senior administrative team, providing advice and guidance on effective University governance for the Board of Governors, the Senate, and the executive group. The portfolio of responsibilities also includes liaising with legal counsel, coordinating internal audits and risk management, and overseeing the departments responsible for policing, safety, and records management.
Jack has a bachelor of arts and a master of arts, both in history, from the University of Waterloo.
Wednesday's Research Talks explores the impact of supercomputer Graham on big data
The largest computer in Canada, Waterloo’s supercomputer Graham is built for big data. Find out how three researchers are tapping into this computing power at the next Research Talks.
Please register to attend this panel presentation on December 5 (11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) featuring:
- Scott Hopkins (Chemistry): Understanding the structures and properties of nanoclusters by engaging supercomputing
- Andrea Scott (Systems Design Engineering): Processing remote sensing data using supercomputing to improve knowledge of sea ice
- Régis Pomès (Biochemistry, University of Toronto): Developing novel computational methods with supercomputing to study biomolecular systems
A light lunch will be provided.
Research Talks is a regular series hosted by the Office of Research and supported by the Research Support Fund to provide Waterloo staff, faculty, and students with an opportunity to learn about world-class research at Waterloo.
Diary of a Nobel Laureate - a visit to PhysiX
This content was originally posted on Waterloo Stories, part of the Diary of a Nobel Laureate series. Keep scrolling down on that page for new entries and updates to the story.
Strickland surprised over 125 girls at the PhysiX: Girls Matter event. PhysiX is a one day seminar for girls in grades 7 and 8 to encourage and engage them in exploring physics and science.
Strickland performed a laser demonstration and explained how lasers are so much cooler than lightsabers. (editor's note: I was going to contest this assertion but then I realized that Professor Strickland has a Nobel Prize and all I have is a collection of Kenner action figures)