Friday, September 27, 2019

Ontario Universities' Fair kicks off recruiting season

The University of Waterloo booth at the Ontario Universities' Fair.

“What do I need to get into your engineering program?” “Do you have scholarships?” “Is your university located in Quebec?” These are some of the many questions that representatives from Ontario’s 21 universities, including Waterloo, will be answering at the annual Ontario Universities’ Fair (OUF) this weekend. Running from September 27 to 29, the fair will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and kicks off the recruitment of Waterloo’s incoming class for fall 2020.

Last year saw nearly 120,000 visitors pass through the fair between Friday and Sunday, with similar numbers expected this year – and it’s anticipated that nearly half of them will stop by the Waterloo booth or presentation room to pick up a brochure or learn more about the university. Waterloo will be well represented, with nearly 600 staff, students, and faculty working at the fair over the course of the weekend, addressing everything from admission requirements and career outcomes to our Quidditch club and goose population. Special thanks go out to all those who will be participating, with a reminder to stay hydrated, and take advantage of the throat lozenges that will be on hand!

The OUF kicks off the Ontario Universities’ Regional Fair series (formerly the University Information Program), which will see representatives from all Ontario universities visiting high schools across the province between September 30 and November 8. Waterloo’s participation in the OUF is spearheaded by Jody Berringer, Manager, Liaison.

Waterloo Innovation Summit descends on E7 October 1

Poster of the Waterloo Innovation Summit

After stops in Toronto, Vancouver and London, the Waterloo Innovation Summit returns to Waterloo on Oct. 1 with a focus on the disruptive impact that technology is having on global and individual health care. The Summit will bring together 200 influential leaders, researchers and entrepreneurs for a discussion on how HealthTech is transforming individual health and the delivery of medical care.

You can follow the Summit on social media using the hashtag #UWaterlooBeyond. We are looking forward to bringing you the highlights from the event next week.

Learn more about the Waterloo Innovation Summit.

Remembering Phil Everson

Phil Everson in the Student LIfe Centre.Friends and colleagues of University of Waterloo alumnus Phil Everson will gather on October 5 for a memorial service. Everson passed away on Sunday, September 22 after participating in a half-marathon event in Ottawa.

Everson (BASc ’17 - Engineering, MGTE) was well-known on campus as a student leader and was active as a startup coach for Velocity (now Concept).

“Phil dedicated his time and energy to many efforts on campus including Velocity/Concept campus coaching, the Entrepreneurship Society, Management Engineering community, Entrepreneur-In-Residence, UW Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IIE) conference, the Engineering Society, and the Varsity cross country team,” says a note from the memorial organizers. “He was also a teaching assistant and a TEDxUW speaker.”

Everson was also a member of the Federation Orientation Committee in 2013, and was involved in Orientation in various ways throughout his time as an undergraduate student.

“He played a leadership role in all of these, always solving problems that arose with grace while enabling people to perform at their best.”

The on-campus memorial event takes place on Saturday, October 5 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the second floor of South Campus Hall. The dress code for the event is casual.

Alumni Black and Gold Day tomorrow; other notes

Attendees celebrate at a Waterloo Warriors game.

Faculty, staff and students are invited to join the Waterloo community on Saturday, September 28 for Alumni Black and Gold Day, chock full of exciting new events as well as favourites from years past, including the Fun Run in support of UW MATES, The Modern Athlete Panel discussion, the Warriors vs. York Lions game at Warrior Field, food, festivities and more. For more details and to register, visit the Alumni Black and Gold Day page. 

Kelly McManus holding a gavel.The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce hosted its 2019 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, September 24 in Engineering 7. Sanjeev Gill, Associate Vice President, Innovation was the featured speaker during the program which welcomed close to 100 attendees from the Waterloo Region business community. At the AGM, City of Waterloo Mayor Dave Jaworsky inducted the 2019-20 Board of Directors. University of Waterloo’s Kelly McManus, senior director, community relations & events, was appointed Chair of the Board of Directors for a two year term.  McManus has served on the Chamber Board since September 2013.

"As a gesture of support for the Global Climate Strike and to raise awareness of the effects of climate change on cultural heritage and community memory, the Mennonite Archives of Ontario at Conrad Grebel University College will symbolically close on Friday, September 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.," says a note from Conrad Grebel University College. More information can be found on the Mennonite Archives website


Beyond the Bulletin Podcast Episode 17 features Donna Strickland

Beyond the Bulletin Podcast Episode featuring two vintage microphones.

The latest episode of the Beyond the Bulletin Podcast is now live. In a special extended interview, Donna Strickland reflects on the year after winning the Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 and discusses her plans and hopes for the future. Faculty members become fellows of the Royal Society of Canada and its College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Waterloo receives the Fair Trade Campus Designation. And the Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics gets ready to launch.

Link of the day

Emergency on Planet Earth

When and Where

Ontario Universities' Fair, Friday, September 27 to Sunday, September 29, Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

IT Seminar: Enterprise Resource Planning Update, Friday, September 27, 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., EC5 room 1111.

Philosophy Colloquium Series presents Dr. Liam Shields, “The Distribution of Parental Rights and Third Party Investments,” Friday September 27, 3:30 p.m., HH 373.

Alumni Black and Gold Day, Saturday, September 28.

Health Careers Conference, Saturday, September 28, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., QNC

Warrior Football Vs. York - Alumni Black and Gold Day, Saturday, September 28, 1:00 p.m., Warrior Field. 

Renison and Arabesque host an “On The Table” discussion, Sunday, September 29, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Renison Atrium.

Regulating Emotions: Learning Skills from Dialectical-Behavioural Therapy, Monday, September 30, 1:00 p.m., HS 2302 – Registration is by referral.

Interviews: Proving Your Skills, Monday, September 30, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., TC 1208.

Akindi Live Training, Monday, September 30, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., DC 1304.

How to Start Your Own Business, Monday, September 30, 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., TC 2218.

NEW - CBB/WIN Industry Seminar: Dr. Ronald Li, “Advances of Stem Cell Biotechnology for Development of Bio-artificial Human Heart,” Monday, September 30, 3:00 p.m., QNC 1501.

Coping Skills Seminar – Thriving With Emotions, Monday, September 30, 3:30 p.m., HS 2302 – Register on LEADS.

Problem Pitch Competition application deadline, Monday, September 30, 11:59 p.m.

MySharePoint sites will be deleted, Tuesday, October 1. Instructions on moving content is available on the SharePoint website.

Exploring Your Career Interests, Tuesday, October 1, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., TC 1214.

Coping Skills Seminar – Thriving With Emotions, Tuesday, October 1, 4:00 p.m., HS 2302 – Register on LEADS.

“Transcend” film screening, Tuesday, October 1, 7:00 p.m., B1 271. Q&A will follow with film subject Wesley Korir.

Research Ethics drop-in session for faculty and students, Wednesday, October 2, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Dana Porter Library (study booth on the main floor).

NEW - CBB - Visiting Institute Presentation: FIOCRUZ Institute: “Leading Innovation for a Universal Public Healthcare System: The Case of FIOCRUZ in Brazil,” Wednesday, October 2, 10:45 a.m. BMH-1686.

Interviews: Preparing for Questions (for employees only), Wednesday, October 2, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., TC 2218.

Noon Hour Concert:  Touring Europe, Wednesday, October 2, 12:30 p.m., Conrad Grebel University College Chapel. Free admission.

Mindfulness Meditation: A Stress Reduction Program, Wednesday, October 2, 2:00 p.m., NH 2447 – Register on LEADS.

Chemistry Seminar: "A Monochromatic Atom-wide Electron Probe for Nanoscale Materials Excitations" featuring Maureen Joel Lagos, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy, McMaster UniversityWednesday, October 2, 2:30 p.m., C2-361 (Reading Room).

Skill Identification and Articulation, Wednesday, October 2, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., TC 2218

The Body Project, Tuesday, October 2, 5:00 p.m., HS 1101 – Register on LEADS.

Coping Skills Seminar - Empowering Habit Change, Wednesday, October 2, 6:00 p.m., HS 2302 – Register on LEADS.

Waterloo Institute of FinTech (WatIF) FinTech seminar: “Dynamic Replication and Hedging: A Reinforcement Learning Approach” presented by Petter Kolm, Wednesday, October 2, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Manhattan Institute of Management, 2 Washington Street, 17th floor, New York, NY.