2019 Teaching and Learning Conference issues call for proposals
The Call for Proposals for the 2019 University of Waterloo Teaching and Learning Conference is now open.
The 2019 conference theme is “Teaching and Designing for Diverse Learners”. We invite you to submit proposals for presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and poster presentations that share your practices and research related to inclusive education.
The deadline for proposals is January 23, 2019. To read the full Call for Proposals and learn more about the conference, please visit the University of Waterloo Teaching and Learning Conference website.
Former Co-op Student of the Year, now a co-op employer, wins young innovator award
A version of this article was originally posted on the Co-operative Education website.
Congratulations to Christina Hassan, an alumnus of Applied Health Sciences program at the University of Waterloo for receiving the Rotary People of Action; Young Innovators Award. Christina Hassan has demonstrated exceptional achievement in developing FullSoul, a non-profit organization that works to provide sterile medical supplies for pre-and post- natal procedures to safely deliver and care for newborns.
“The more you give, the more you will receive.” This is a philosophy that Christina stands by.
Christina completed both her undergraduate degree in Health Studies and her Master of Public Health at the University of Waterloo. During her undergrad, she was enrolled in co-op and spent a work term in a maternity hospital in Uganda. With first-hand experience helping mothers who did not have proper access to basic health supplies, Christina began her project at St. Paul’s University College Greenhouse supported by the University of Waterloo to reduce these medical hardships. As of winter 2018, FullSoul opened up international co-op opportunities for students from a variety of disciplines.
Besides her dedicated efforts transforming a one-woman social enterprise into a larger team of both local and Canadian volunteers in Uganda, Christina has been recognized for other achievements throughout her philanthropic journey. Christina’s previous co-op experience in the medical field while working at St. Michael’s Hospital gave her some of the tools she would later use to create FullSoul. At St. Michael’s, Christina promoted the Women in Cancer initiative, presented two research papers gathering the world’s top professional breast cancer research and coordinated the launch of a virtual network of medical oncologists. Christina is also the recipient of the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (2010), AHS Co-op Student of the Year (2011), the YMCA International Peace Medallion (2013) and the AHS Young Alumni Award (2015).
We wish Christina the best in her work that continuously inspires others to also make a positive impact both locally and internationally!
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Tis the season for the jingling of keys as campus locks up
The Director of Police Services—Alan Binns—would like to remind the campus community that all buildings will be locked during the holiday break. UW Police Services will start locking doors at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, 21 December.
All buildings will be reopened by 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, 02 January 2019.
“Please ensure that anyone needing entry into your buildings during this time have keys available to them for that purpose,” writes Director Binns. “Also, as done previously, many of you leave building access keys with UW Police to be signed out. This practice will continue. Keys may be signed out only to those people that you have specifically authorized.” Persons signing out these keys will be required to deposit a WatCard or Driver’s License, to ensure their return.
Alan also informs us that this is a vulnerable time for the campus and valuables should not be left unsecured. UW Police also offers the use of their safe for the storage of money and small valuable items.
He would strongly advise that Department heads update their Faculty & Staff contact lists and have them on hand at home over the holiday, should the need arise to contact personnel in their department(s) during the closure. Alan reminds us of the Christmas 2017 shutdown when several buildings flooded requiring the attendance and assistance of off-duty Faculty/Staff members.
Attention parents! The Centre for Ocular Research & Education is currently seeking children ages 6-9 to participate in a study investigating whether a new style of spectacle lenses can slow down the progression of myopia (nearsightedness). Receive up to $690 for 9 visits over 3 years and a FREE pair of spectacle frames. Check out www.COREstudies.ca/cypress for more information on how to register or email. Have a question? - email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-888-4742.
UW Food Services is looking for customer service-oriented individuals to work in a variety of casual part time roles, all over campus! Submit your resume to email@example.com or check out the Food Services website for more information.
Laurie Strome of the Library snapped this pic of the iconic Christmas tree lit up on the roof of the Dana Porter library as seen from University Avenue. This version of the rooftop tree, built from a discarded TV tower, strewn with bulbs and topped with a glowing ball, has been in service atop the Library for 20 years as of this December.
The University has a long tradition of dressing up its buildings for the holidays, including festive lights that once hung on the south wall of the Humanities Theatre facing University Avenue that were a fixture for many years, as well as lights on the Library when it was still only seven stories tall, and not ten.
Are you aware of any other iconic holiday decorations around campus? Send me an email and a photo at firstname.lastname@example.org to have it featured in a future Daily Bulletin!
"Drop by the Bombshelter Pub before they close for the Winter break," says a note from the Federation of Students. "This week is your last chance to enjoy the Express Menu and the delicious new items The Bomber has to offer! Doors close after December 7 and will reopen January 7, 2019."
"From the Bomber family to yours, we wish you a safe and wonderful holiday season!"