Get involved in planning International Education Week at Waterloo
Every year, a celebration of international education takes place around the world. This year’s International Education Week—from 18 to 22 November 2019—will again showcase the merits of international education through a variety of programmes, events, and activities at universities across the globe.
The University of Waterloo plans to join over 100 other nations in celebrating this important week by hosting events and activities open to the campus community.
In preparation for the event, Waterloo International is convening a meeting on July 18 of interested on-campus stakeholders to share individual units’ plans for International Education Week, and to gauge interest in developing campus-wide events/initiatives.
Please RSVP via Eventbrite for the chance to represent your unit and provide valuable input into the week’s proceedings; it is our hope to make this truly a campus-wide endeavour.
- Date: July 18, 2019
- Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- Location: EIT 1015
- RSVP via Eventbrite.
For any questions, please contact Jasmin Ozkur by sending an email to email@example.com.
Get ready for Goose Week 2: The Beak-uel
Goose Watch is back and more feathery than ever. And like National Lampoon’s Vacation, Star Wars and Alien, the sequel is more hilarious, exciting and nail-biting than the original.
Flock to the Library July 8 to 12 for Goose Week 2: the beak-uel - a week filled with fun and feathery events and activities. Stretch your wings during the GPS-guided wild goose chase, Mini Goose Golf, or an epic game of Duck, Duck, Goose. Waddle into our air conditioned spaces to check out our egg-ducational displays, create some artwork, or work on a puzzle.
Check out the Library website or Facebook page for more events, activities and all the details. Students, faculty and staff are all welcome to participate in any activity, with food, fun and prizes to be had by all.
Flock to the Library and get down with a gaggle of silly goose activities, including:
- Picture yourself with some larger-than-life geese using our Goose screen;
- Express yourself with Goose book spine poetry;
- Hunt for treasure left by the Goose that laid the golden eggs in the Library;
- Splatter the canvas at our Goose (art) attack;
- Take a gander at our interactive book displays at Dana Porter and Davis Centre libraries;
- Explore 200 years of geese, a digital exhibit from Special Collections & Archives; and
- Piece together goose puzzles at Davis Centre Library.
Don’t want to leave your nest? You can still join the fun with our What do geese meme to you? meme contest. You just might get goose bumps!
Keeping an eye on virtual reality and other notes
In June, the Virtual/Augmented Reality Community of Practice visited a new virtual reality training lab at the School of Optometry and Vision Science. John Johnston (Earth and Environmental Sciences) watches while Janessa Vos demonstrates the technology’s 3D simulation of the anatomical structures of the eye. On July 29, the group will view a demonstration of how Earth and Environmental Sciences plans to use Google Expedition Kits to engage and motivate students. Register for this event on the Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE)'s website.
I don't know but I've been told/headlines should be done in bold: The Writing and Communication Centre has organized its next Dissertation Boot Camp, which is taking place over four intensive days from Monday, July 8 to Thursday, July 11. PhD and masters students will have registered for dedicated writing time, goal setting and writing strategy sessions, and one-on-one meetings with WCC writing specialists. Sound off!
After a two-year hiatus, the University of Waterloo Staff Association (UWSA) has brought back the Erie Shopping Weekend by popular demand. “This a fabulous chance to get away for the weekend to meet new and old friends, have fun and, of course, go shopping,” says a message from organizers Peggy Day and Sue Fraser. “Shopping south of the border offers incredible bargains as there is no sales tax on clothing, children’s products and many other items in Pennsylvania and only 4 percent on everything else.”
The trip includes round-trip bus transportation on a deluxe bus, two nights’ accommodation at the Country Inn & Suites with a complimentary breakfast.
For full details, please see the weekend's itinerary.
The trip fills up fast, so please register as soon as possible.
Julia Williams of Renison University College and Wayne Parker of Civil and Environmental Engineering are faculty members with a cause. Their son Sam was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis six years ago. "Unfortunately, MS is a truly Canadian disease as Canada has the highest rate of Multiple Sclerosis in the world," writes Professor Parker. "Every day three more Canadians are diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable illness that affects vision, balance, memory and mobility." This year Julia and Wayne will ride with family members and friends in the "Ride against MS" event in Niagara on August 18. They are hoping to raise as much money as possible to support the fight against MS. They hope for a cure for Sam and the many other people who are affected by MS around the world. If you are able to donate to the team or would like to ride with them please contact Wayne at firstname.lastname@example.org or Julia at email@example.com.