Events - 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015 — 1:30 PM EST

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 — 5:00 PM EST

Find out the inside-scoop on the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology (MBET) program by attending a free, live, online information session where you will learn everything you need to know about the program—including admissions requirements and tips, as well as success stories of alumni.

Friday, December 11, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

A series of presentations followed by selected research groups pitching their ideas for commercialization to a panel of expert investors.  Registration is required for audience members and research groups who wish to give a pitch.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 — 3:30 PM EST

Explore pivotal moments that shaped Canada’s innovation university in a new book by Kenneth McLaughlin, distinguished professor emeritus.

Students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members are invited to join McLaughlin at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 9 in the Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre for an engaging dialogue and discussion of his book. A book signing will follow.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 — 2:00 PM EST

Management Sciences will host Timothy Chan from University of Toronto as he delivers his seminar; Goodness-Of-Fit in Inverse Optimization.

We look forward to seeing you there. 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 — 4:00 PM EST

As digital gaming has increased in popularity and become a global practice, computer-assisted language learning (CALL) researchers and second and foreign language (L2) educators have begun reconsidering games as potential L2 teaching and learning (L2TL) resources. To provide an overview of this new field, this talk surveys the history and theory of games in CALL and presents the origins of the field, rationale for the use of games in L2TL, games purposed for L2TL, and major research findings.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Feeling stressed? Come join us on Tuesdays at lunch and enjoy a relaxing, stress-free space. We will have yoga mats, tea, art-supplies and other leisure activities and resources to help you find your calm.” One of the Engineering Counsellors (Kristine Meier, Fiona Dhanapala, or Cassie Smith) will be available for the hour, for engineering students who wish to have an informal chat about stress management strategies.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) presents a seminar by Dr Carole Rossi, Research Director of the Laboratoire d'Analyse et d'Architecture des Systèmes (LAAS-CNRS), Université de Toulouse, France.

Nanoenergetics: A New Technological Area through the Integration of Reactive NanoMaterials into MEMS

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Friday, December 4, 2015 — 10:30 AM EST

Join us for a vigil to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, December 6 marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at the engineering school, l'École Polytechnique de Montréal. The women, many of them young engineering students, were killed by a man who claimed feminism was ruining his life.

Speakers at the vigil include:

Thursday, December 3, 2015 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) presents a Distinguished Lecture by Dr Kang L. Wang, Distinguished Professor and Raytheon Chair Professor in Physical Science and Electronics in the Electrical Engineering Department of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), United States.

Lecture: 3:00-4:00pm

Reception: 4:00-5:00pm​

Spin-Orbitronics for Energy Efficient Systems

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Feeling stressed? Come join us on Tuesdays at lunch and enjoy a relaxing, stress-free space. We will have yoga mats, tea, art-supplies and other leisure activities and resources to help you find your calm.” One of the Engineering Counsellors (Kristine Meier, Fiona Dhanapala, or Cassie Smith) will be available for the hour, for engineering students who wish to have an informal chat about stress management strategies.

Friday, November 27, 2015 (all day) to Saturday, November 28, 2015 (all day)

What Is It?

WE Go.DEsign is a two day Engineering Design and Research Competition for women in grade 10 and 11 presented by the Goethe-Institut. The Grand Prize will be a language, engineering and culture trip to Germany during Summer 2016! There are two elements to the competition, a Research Symposium and a Design Challenge. Each element will be judged by Goethe Institut and University of Waterloo faculty and staff, with prizes awarded in each element.

Thursday, November 26, 2015 — 2:30 PM EST
The Water Institute's 2015-16 WaterTalks Lecture Series continues with Dr. John Reynolds, Tom Buell BC Leadership Chair in Aquatic Conservation, Simon Fraser University.

Dr. Reynolds will deliver a lecture titled: Salmon-fuelled ecosystems of the Great Bear Rainforest.
 
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Feeling stressed? Come join us on Tuesdays at lunch and enjoy a relaxing, stress-free space. We will have yoga mats, tea, art-supplies and other leisure activities and resources to help you find your calm.” One of the Engineering Counsellors (Kristine Meier, Fiona Dhanapala, or Cassie Smith) will be available for the hour, for engineering students who wish to have an informal chat about stress management strategies.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 — 10:30 AM EST

Find out the inside-scoop on the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology (MBET) program by attending a free, live, online information session where you will learn everything you need to know about the program—including admissions requirements and tips, as well as success stories of alumni.

Monday, November 23, 2015 — 12:00 PM EST

Management Sciences will host Kris (Ferreira) Johnson from Harvard Business School as she delivers her seminar; Analytics for an Online Retailer: Demand Forecasting & Price Optimization.

We look forward to seeing you there. 

Thursday, November 19, 2015 — 7:00 PM EST

TITLE: Between how and how much in architectural design.

LECTURER: Yasha J. Grobman

Thursday, November 19, 2015 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) presents a Distinguished Lecture by Professor Robin D. Rogers, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Green Chemistry and Green Chemicals, and Chemistry Professor at McGill University, Canada.

Lecture: 3:00-4:00pm

Reception: 4:00-5:00pm​

Invitation is the Gateway to the Biomass Biorefinery and Ultimately A Sustainable Bio-based Economy

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Thursday, November 19, 2015 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

A tissue mechanist found in translation

Dr. Thomas Willett
Assistant Professor, Systems Design Engineering
University of Waterloo

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Enterprise Co-op (E Co-op) is a program which allows students to start their own business while earning a co-op credit. E Co-op is open to students from all faculties with any type of business concept: no-tech, low-tech, high-tech, service, consulting and more. If you have an idea you want to take to market and have the passion to build your venture, Enterprise Co-op may be for you.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Feeling stressed? Come join us on Tuesdays at lunch and enjoy a relaxing, stress-free space. We will have yoga mats, tea, art-supplies and other leisure activities and resources to help you find your calm.” One of the Engineering Counsellors (Kristine Meier, Fiona Dhanapala, or Cassie Smith) will be available for the hour, for engineering students who wish to have an informal chat about stress management strategies.

Monday, November 16, 2015 — 12:00 PM EST

Management Sciences will host Sila Cetinkaya from Lyle School of Engineering as she delivers her seminar on Optimization.

We look forward to seeing you there. 

Thursday, November 12, 2015 — 3:30 PM EST

“Flocculation of Mature Fine Tailings: Is there a Solution in Sight for the Canadian Oil Sands Environmental Challenge?”

João B.P. Soares

Campus Alberta Innovation Chair in Interfacial Polymer Engineering for Oil Sands Processing

Tier I Canada Research Chair in Advanced Polymer Reaction Engineering

Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering

University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Thursday, November 12, 2015 — 2:30 PM EST

The Water Institute is pleased to host a seminar by Dr. Vikram Soni. Dr. Soni is a Professor and UGC Emeritus Fellow, Centre for Theoretical Physics, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India.


Dr. Soni's seminar is titled: Towards Self-Sustaining, Natural Cities: Floodplain Recharge and Subterranean Mineral Water in India.
 


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Thursday, November 12, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EST

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) presents a seminar by Dr Patrick Malenfant, Printable Electronics - Materials Thrust Leader at National Research Council of Canada (NRC).

Nanomaterials for Printable Electronics

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