Thursday, June 27, 2019

Nancy Waite named director of Academic Leadership Program

Nancy Waite."I am very pleased to announce that Nancy Waite, Associate Director in the School of Pharmacy, will become the Director of the Academic Leadership Program as of July 1, 2019," wrote Associate Vice-President, Academic Mario Coniglio in a memo circulated to Executive Council on Monday. "The Academic Leadership Program has provided leadership development and support for chairs and directors since 2002 and was expanded to associate chairs and associate directors, and associate deans in 2015."

Professor Waite joined the School of Pharmacy in 2012 and led the development of the wholly new BScPhm (co-op) program, and subsequently the PharmD and Bridging PharmD programs that are recognized nationally and internationally for their innovation and quality. She has over 25 years of Canadian and US experience providing academic leadership in a number of institutions besides Waterloo, including the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at University of Toronto, the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Albany, New York, and the Pharmacy Department at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Her research interests are varied, with a strong focus on medication management and education, as well as pharmacy curriculum development, including mixed method experiential education (co-op, rotations, community service learning). As a successful researcher, Professor Waite has won over $10M in competitive grants, and is currently the co-lead of the Ontario Pharmacy Evidence Network (OPEN), which is a platform for medication management and health system research across five institutions, with over 50 researchers and strong collaborations with government, payer, and healthcare professional organization knowledge users.

"Under Professor Waite’s direction, the Academic Leadership Program will continue to offer quality training and mentoring programs that fit the UWaterloo environment, creating internal succession plan options, and expanding diversity in our leadership," Coniglio writes. "Professor Waite’s vision is to further evolve the program to take a career life-course approach to leadership development - providing leadership training to anyone interested at any stage of their career."

Professor Waite is succeeding the outgoing ALP director, Professor Sheila Ager, who has served in this role since May 2016. During the past three years, Professor Ager ably stewarded the program, making numerous improvements to ensure the program was valuable and relevant to the diversity of academic leaders it was designed for. Workshops and forum lunches spanned topics ranging from policy issues to tenure and promotion to personal survival. During that same time also emerged the first of the program’s triannual newsletters.

"Please join me in welcoming Nancy Waite into her new role, and in thanking Sheila Ager for her three years of leadership of this important program," Coniglio's memo concludes.

For more information about the Academic Leadership Program, please visit

S&P Capital IQ - now for you at Waterloo

This article was originally published on the Mathematics Business and Accounting Programs website.

S&P Capital IQ logo.The Capital IQ platform is ready and can be accessed by any student, staff, or faculty member at the University of Waterloo.

Sound financial decisions must begin with an excellent grasp of your world and Capital IQ offers you the opportunity to:

  • Perform deep company and industry research;
  • Monitor companies and markets;
  • Identify and leverage key relationships;
  • Generate better ideas and targets; and
  • Build and maintain models and presentations.

Learning a new platform can be daunting, but S&P Capital IQ is there for you every step of the way.

This tutorial will help you start unleashing the power of essential intelligence today. Once you access the S&P Capital IQ platform, please use your University of Waterloo email address as the user name and the rest is driven automatically. You will then receive a few automatic emails from “Support Service”.

Read the full story on the Mathematics Business and Accounting Programs site.

Construction on East Campus transit plaza to begin in July

An aerial view of Q Lot and B Lot showing areas where parking spots will become a construction zone.

Construction will soon begin on a Grand River Transit bus terminal on the University’s east campus.

While this is certainly a transit gain for the University, it is also a loss of parking space in both Q Lot and Lot B that border the service roadway that runs through the east campus to the LRT tracks and the ring road. Parking Services have informed permit holders in B and Q lots of the impending construction and have asked them not to park in the designated areas.

Construction begins at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2.

Construction is expected to last several months, and once the parking spaces are gone, they’re gone. Fencing will be installed along the service roadway marking the areas that will be part of the bus terminal construction. There will be no access in the middle of the construction area from Q-lot to the Engineering Buildings. All access through these areas will be directed via Phillip Street or Ring Road.

Pedestrian walkways will be available allowing people to cross the tracks to get to the East Campus buildings as well as the Engineering buildings.

Link of the day

Canadian Multiculturalism Day

When and Where

Bike Month, Saturday, June 1 to Sunday, June 30, across campus.

Bike Challenge, Saturday, June 1 to Sunday, June 30, across campus.

Design & Deliver 1: Practicing Presentation Skills, Thursday, June 27, 10:00 a.m., SCH 228F.

FAUW Indigenization Reading Circle, Thursday, June 27, 10:30 a.m., HH235.

From PhD to Start-up Employee: Real-world Perspectives, Thursday, June 27, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., RAC 1 3003 Quantum Explorations.

Graduate Student Stress Management Group, Thursday, June 27, 3:30 p.m., HS 2302.

Skills Identification and Articulation, Thursday, June 27, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., TC 2218.

Waterloo Engineering and the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business present guest speaker Janét Aizenstros, “Pioneer Adventures in Entrepreneurship and Business,” Thursday, June 27, 5:35 p.m., Engineering 7 Conrad School hub.

Canada Day holiday, Monday, July 1, most University operations closed.

Master Your Job Search, Wednesday, July 3, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., TC 1208.

Velocity Fund $5K Qualifier, Night 1, Wednesday, July 3, 7:00 p.m., Biology 1 271.

Design & Deliver 2: Creating Assertion Evidence Presentations, Thursday, July 4, 10:00 a.m., SCH 228F.

WISE Public Lecture - Hydrogen as a Sustainable Fuel: Its Role Globally and in Ontario, Thursday, July 4, 10:30 a.m., CPH 4335.

Exploring Your Personality Type (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) Part 1, Thursday, July 4, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., TC 1214.

Graduate Student Stress Management Group, Thursday, July 4, 3:30 p.m., HS 2302.

Velocity Fund $5K Qualifier: Night 2, Thursday, July 4, 7:00 p.m., B1 271.

AHS 101 Day, Saturday, July 6.

Engineering 101 Day, Saturday, July 6.

Dissertation Boot Camp, Monday, July 8 to Thursday, July 11.

NEW - Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation (WICI)’s Conversations on Complex Systems, Monday, July 8,, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., STC 1019.

More Feet on the Ground - Mental Health Training for Students, Monday, July 8, 1:30 p.m., NH 2447.

Coping Skills Seminar - Challenging Thinking, Monday, July 8, 3:00 p.m., HS 2302.

Eating Disorder Support Group, Tuesday, July 9, 4:00 p.m., NH 3308.

Science 101 Day, Wednesday, July 10.

Discover Your Career Values (for employees only), Wednesday, July 10, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., TC 2218.

Alleviating Anxiety Seminar, Wednesday, July 10, 1:00 p.m., HS 2302.

Coping Skills Seminar - Empowering Habit Change, Wednesday, July 10, 4:00 p.m., HS 2302.

Part-Time Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Info Session, Wednesday, July 10, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., online.

NEW - Velocity Start: Setup Your Business Like A Boss, “A workshop that will show legal and accounting considerations that will affect your new business,” Wednesday, July 10, 7:30 p.m., Velocity Start, SCH 2nd Floor.