Events - October 2015

Thursday, October 29, 2015 — 6:00 PM EDT

Demetra Katsota​
Buerger Katsota Architects
de un re : recent work 2010 - 2015

Stephan Buerger and Demetra Katsota established buerger katsota architects in 2005 with offices in Athens and Vienna. Having successfully been engaged with a variety of architectural and urban design projects as well as academic and editorial research on architecture, in a decade, buerger katsota architects have gained reputation as a leading young European architectural practice.

Thursday, October 29, 2015 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) presents a seminar by Dr Huan-Tsung Chang, Professor at the Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan.

Analytical Applications of Photoluminescent Nanomaterials

Thursday, October 29, 2015 — 2:30 PM EDT
The Water Institute is pleased to launch our 2015-16 WaterTalks Lecture Series with a lecture by Dr. Dustin Garrick, McMaster University.
Dr. Garrick will speak on Pathways to water security for rivers under pressure: Water markets and transboundary governance in Australia and Western North America.
Thursday, October 29, 2015 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Ultrasound imaging innovations for live monitoring of complex flow dynamics

Dr. Alfred Yu, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Waterloo

Perhaps popularly known for its use in fetal scanning, ultrasound has already been enjoying a widespread role in today’s clinical practice. Nevertheless, one demerit point that has been limiting ultrasound’s diagnostic potential is its arguably second-rated image quality.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 — 3:30 PM EDT

ABSTRACT:  Deer constitutes an important animal in traditional Chinese medicine and most deer organs are used as medicines or nourishment in traditional Chinese medicine. The most valuable portion of deer is the antler. With the development of deer breeding in northeast China, many other deer organs are now harvested after the antler is collected. Deer protein is the valuable source for producing bioactive peptides, which have been defined as specific protein fragments that have a positive impact on health.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
A lit lightbulb among broken ones.

Our disciplines abound with fascinating, rich, and important concepts to teach. Yet how do we decide on which concepts to focus when designing courses and programs?

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 — 2:30 PM EDT


Sahar Sargheini, PhD Candidate, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

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.

Monday, October 26, 2015 — 12:00 PM EDT

Management Sciences will host Mike Kim from the University of Toronto as he delivers his seminar; Approximate Learning Trajectories for Bayesian Bandits

We look forward to seeing you there.

Friday, October 23, 2015 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) presents a seminar by Dr Dan Botez, Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States.

High-Coherent Power, Photonic-Crystal Mid-Infrared Quantum Cascade Lasers


Thursday, October 22, 2015 — 7:00 PM EDT

TITLE: The illusion of Stasis in Structures - Recent Findings from Mark West and Pressure Building Laboratories. 

Thursday, October 22, 2015 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

WISE Lecture Series - The Impact of "Energiewende" on Renewable Energy in Germany

The term ‘Energiewende’ refers to the current German effort to transition to renewable energy sources. To combat the long tradition of fossil fuel energy generation the German government established “The Renewable Energy Act” in 2000 and now offers incentives for renewable energy.
Dr. Pehlken will discuss the impact of these incentives with regards to best practice, the need for regulation and unexpected outcomes.

All are welcome, refreshments to follow. This is a free event.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 — 5:00 PM EDT

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, October 19, 2015 — 12:00 PM EDT

Management Sciences will host Xinghao Yan from Western University as he delivers his seminar on; Influenza Vaccine Supply Chain with Vaccination Promotion Effort and its Coordination

We look forward to seeing you there. 

Monday, October 19, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Management Sciences Co-op Information Session.

Graduate Coordinator Lisa Hendel will be on hand to present details on the process and how the program works in graduate studies Management Sciences.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 — 7:00 PM EDT

MBET alumni are invited to join us for the Conrad Centre's fall 2015 MBET Alumni Mixer. 

Reconnect with classmates and faculty, meet the new MBET class, enter to win prizes (such as a Pebble watch!), and enjoy drinks and canapés at Gilt Restaurant in Downtown Kitchener.

There is no cost to attend, but we ask that you please register by October 9.

All MBET alumni are welcome, so please help us to spread the word!

Thursday, October 8, 2015 — 10:00 AM EDT

Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Businessstudents are invited to a speaker event featuring Elmar Mock, co-presented with the Accelerator Centre. 

Elmar Mock is an engineer in watchmaking and plastics, and he co-invented the Swatch. He then designed Tissot's Rockwatch before leaving the company and founding his own engineering and technical consultation company, Créaholic in Biel, Switzerland in 1986.

Monday, October 5, 2015 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

The world’s challenges and targets for their solutions have recently been captured in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) which are intended to guide global action from 2015‐2030. Now, the focus is shifting from the strategy of developing and forging consensus around these goals to questions of implementation and execution regarding how these goals will be reached. In addressing this question, it is clear that innovation will be critical to reaching the SDGs.

Saturday, October 3, 2015 (all day) to Sunday, October 4, 2015 (all day)
Reunion 2015 photo of bus push

The Waterloo Engineering alumni reunion in 2015 is taking place on October 3 and 4, 2015 and invites the engineering Classes of 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000 and 2010 to campus.

Monday, September 28, 2015 (all day) to Sunday, November 8, 2015 (all day)

Material Matters is an exhibition presenting works of architecture and design by five firms that have generated innovative prototypes by combining material experimentation with advanced digital technologies.

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