Events - October 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
dog and koi

Can we make our classroom environments more engaging while remaining true to ourselves and our course content? In this active workshop, Robert Danisch, Chair of Drama and Speech Communications, will share tips from the world of communication and the performing arts to help us enhance our classroom presence to foster active student engagement.

Monday, October 30, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Dr. Ebru Bish
Associate Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA
ebru@vt.edu

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Saturday, October 28, 2017 — 8:30 AM EDT

In this special 60th anniversary year, University of Waterloo alumni are invited to attend the TEDxUW 2017 Conference – Defying Conventions.

This year, speakers will draw from their experiences in the realms of social impact, business and technology, environment and sustainability, and the arts to bring you talks that will provoke and challenge you to think outside of the box.

Friday, October 27, 2017 — 1:00 PM EDT

As part of the Office of Research's Research Talks series, executive director of the Water Institute and professor of Economics, Roy Brouwer, will present, "Global Assessment of Payments for Watershed Services with Roy Brouwer."

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Payments for watershed services (PWS) are a new water policy instrument that aims to ensure that the providers of non-marketed water services are paid for their efforts.

Friday, October 27, 2017 — 12:00 PM EDT

Pearl Sullivan, Dean of Engineering for the University of Waterloo and Pamela Moss, Director, Manufacturing, Communications and Technologies of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada, invite you to attend an announcement that will support multidisciplinary integrative design activities and projects across all engineering departments and programs.

Please plan to attend the official announcement of Sanjeev Bedi as NSERC Chair in Immersive Design Engineering.

Thursday, October 26, 2017 — 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Uwaterloo Alumni Networking

Join fellow alumni and President and Vice-Chancellor Feridun Hamdullahpur in Toronto for a thought-provoking alumni event. Where UWaterloo meets AI will feature a panel of speakers sharing their innovations in artificial intelligence, followed by a Q&A discussion with the audience. 

Thursday, October 26, 2017 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

As part of our WaterTalk lecture series Kevin Boyle, professor of agricultural and applied economics and director of the Program in Real Estate at Virginia Tech, presents, " From the Exxon Valdez to the BP Deep Water Horizon Oil Spills: A story of economic damages from four major environmental contamination events."

Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, October 26, 2017 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Martin Vroegh
Senior Director, Greenhouse Gas Reduction Technologies, Ontario Centres of Excellence

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Diane Orihel, National Scholar in Aquatic Ecotoxicology and assistant professor in Biology and Environmental Studies at Queen’s University, and Alana Greaves, environmental toxicologist and a postdoctoral researcher with Queen’s University present, "The importance of ecosystem-based ecotoxicology for advancing environmental policy, with special reference to Canadian Oil Sands development."

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

ABSTRACT

Research conducted in 2016 examined the Ontario specific challenges of meeting emission reduction objectives and optimizing carbon pricing under Ontario’s Cap and Trade system for the purpose of informing Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP).

Over forty carbon reducing technologies were evaluated for their emission reduction potential in Ontario, the impact on the need for electrification, and the costs to implement them.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Marc Brouillette, Principal Consultant, Strategic Policy Economics

ABSTRACT
Research conducted in 2016 examined the Ontario specific challenges of meeting emission reduction objectives and optimizing carbon pricing under Ontario’s Cap and Trade system for the purpose of informing Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP).

Over forty carbon reducing technologies were evaluated for their emission reduction potential in Ontario, the impact on the need for electrification, and the costs to implement them.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) presents a seminar by Professor Jean-Pierre Landesman, from the Engineering Physics Department, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada.

Investigations on some side effects and defect formation during plasma etching of nanostructures using III-V semiconductors

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Saturday, October 21, 2017 (all day)
The official mace

Join us at the Student Life Centre in the Great Hall to celebrate your milestone achievement! The reception starts right after the convocation ceremony.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Clarke's

You're invited to indulge in a slice of Canada in Boston! Held at Clarke's, the evening features reminiscing about Canada and Waterloo and celebrating Canada's 150th birthday and UWaterloo's 60th birthday! This event is open to all engineering and math alumni and current engineering and math students living/working in the Boston and Cambridge area.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 — 10:30 AM EDT

Learn about the  (MBET) program by attending our live online information session.

In this one-hour session, you will learn everything you need to know about the program—including admissions requirements and tips, program details, and alumni stories.

Have all of your questions answered in an in-depth live Q&A, and hear directly from a Conrad faculty member who will share insights into the interview process.

Can't make this session?

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Enterprise Co-op (E Co-op) allows students to pursue an entrepreneurial co-op option in which students 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.

Attend an info session to learn more!

Saturday, October 14, 2017 — 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

Explore the exciting field of engineering! Go ENG Girl is an exciting opportunity for Grade 7 - 10 girls to visit the University of Waterloo and learn about the wonderful world of engineering. Meet women currently studying engineering, learn about some of the amazing things women engineers are doing, and participate in a cool hands-on activity.

Tentative Agenda

9:00 am Registration (Please bring a completed waiver form to the event)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 — 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Waterloo Alumni Angels

Alumni, alumni investors and alumni start-ups are invited to the third event of the Waterloo Alumni Angels. We're holding our third pitch event and we have some of UWaterloo's best up-and-coming start-ups eager to pitch to a room full of UWaterloo's most successful accredited investor alumni. Vidyard is kindly hosting this event.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Arnold Heemink, professor of Applied Mathematics at Delft University of Technology, is presenting "Storm surge forecasting using data assimilation."

Thursday, October 5, 2017 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT



In the spirit of Thanksgiving, all Waterloo Engineering students are invited to enjoy a little treat on us!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 — 7:45 AM to 6:00 PM EDT

The University of Waterloo and the Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research (WatCAR) are proud to once again host the AutoTech Symposium on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 on campus.

Organized by the Waterloo Economic Development Corporation (Waterloo EDC) and the Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association of Canada (APMA), the symposium brings together innovative automotive and technology companies active in disrupting mobility. This event connects participants with each other, as well as key players in the areas of security software, artificial intelligence, and automation.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 — 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

SPEAKER: Dr. Ahmad Dhaini, assistant professor of Computer Science at the American University of Beirut (AUB)

Sunday, June 25, 2017 — 10:00 AM to Monday, September 3, 2018 — 5:30 PM EDT

An examination of the chilling role architecture played in constructing Auschwitz.

The Evidence Room is a powerful installation which reconstructs key objects used in the forensic analysis of the architecture of Auschwitz. Historian Robert Jan van Pelt introduced the objects as evidence in a court case to demonstrate that Auschwitz was purposefully designed as a death camp.