Computer repair service moving to South Campus Hall
A message from Print + Retail Solutions.
We have been making significant changes to our operations to position ourselves for the future of print and retail across campus. To build this sustainable business model, we have decided to move our computer repair service from our current Campus Tech location inside the Student Life Centre, to our Book Store location in South Campus Hall (SCH). SCH is going to act as our central hub, where customers can access our full range of retail and printing services.
Dale Kentner, our Computer Repair Technician, will be relocated to the service desk inside the Book Store in South Campus Hall. He can continue to be reached at his current phone extension 36927 or by email at email@example.com. For assistance regarding computer hardware support, please use the Request Tracker Queue rt-RS-Service@rt.uwaterloo.ca.
The last day to drop off your computer for repairs to the Campus Tech location is January 16 and repaired computers can be picked up from this location until the end of the day on January 17.
The Computer Repair Service will be fully operational by January 21 from South Campus Hall.
This move will position us better to service the campus, while also supporting our strategic direction. We appreciate your continued support throughout all of these changes.
Research Talks: Unearthing ancient environments with microbes
Microbes can be found in diverse environments all over the earth. Find out how researchers are using microbes to understand ancient settings and their evolution at the next Research Talks hosted by the Office of Research and the Waterloo Centre for Microbial Research.
Join this panel presentation featuring the following researchers:
- Alexis Dolphin (Anthropology): human-environment interactions in past populations
- Andrew Doxey (Biology): computational prediction of protein functions and evolutionary adaptations
- Kirsten Müller (Biology): red algae, the evolution of sexual reproduction, and multicelluarlity
- Peter Keech (Nuclear Waste Management Organization): nuclear waste storage, microbial degradation, and long time scales
The event will take place on January 24 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the William G. Davis Centre, Room 1302.
Please register to attend on the Office of Research website. Refreshments 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.
GRADflix winners announced at Showcase event
On January 10, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs hosted its first annual GRADflix Showcase, a red-carpet event featuring the fifteen best 1-minute videos made by graduate students to describe their research.
After a short deliberation, a judging panel comprising Clare Bermingham (Writing and Communication Centre), Donna Ellis (Centre for Teaching Excellence), Alison Hitchens (Library), and Nick Manning (University Communications) decided which four videos were most deserving of the top prizes. The audience decided the People’s Choice Award winner using smartphones.
The winners are:
- 1st place - $750 prize: Fraser King, from Geography and Environmental Management, for his video CloudSat and Arctic snow
- 2nd place - $500 prize: Jason Lajoie, from English Language and Literature, for his video Making gay identities: Queer media practices queering media technologies
- 3rd place and People’s Choice winner - $500 prize combined: Siyavash Izadi, from Kinesiology, for his video Virtuality of motion sickness
- 4th place - $250 prize: Amanda Lim, from Environment, Resources and Sustainability, for her video Worms and waste
Monday's notes: a Doomsday Clock and a volunteer fair
Turning back the Doomsday Clock. It’s no joke. The Doomsday Clock is a widely recognized indicator of global threats from nuclear weapons, climate change, and disruptive technologies. It’s two minutes to midnight – the latest the clock has even been set.
Join Doug Peers, Dean of Arts, for a discussion on the real threats and possible actions for turning back the clock, featuring Alexander Lanoszka (nuclear threat), Andrew McMurry (climate change) and Kate Henne (disruptive technologies).
The panel discussion takes place on Tuesday, January 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kitchener Public Library Main Branch theatre.
The Centre for Career Action, EDGE, and Federation of Students are hosting the Winter 2019 Volunteer Fair on Tuesday, January 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Life Centre Great Hall. Representatives from 40 local organizations will be present to speak with current students about their organization’s mission and volunteering needs.
Volunteering is a great way to network, develop skills and gain experiences that can be showcased on a résumé and discussed in an interview. For those looking to give back to the community, it is a fulfilling way to contribute to local causes.
For more information, please contact Kait Hazzard, Career Advisor (firstname.lastname@example.org).