Events - September 2017

Saturday, September 30, 2017 (all day)
Reunion banner with date and historic image

The Waterloo Engineering alumni reunion in 2017 is taking place on September 30, 2017 and the engineering Classes of 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007 and 2012 are invited to campus to celebrate this milestone.

Join your classmates for a weekend of reconnecting, attending lectures, and celebrating together at the Reunion dinner.

Revisit. Reunite. Relive.

Friday, September 29, 2017 — 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
A Tribe Called Red

Making an impact on the global electronic scene with a truly unique sound, native producer and DJ crew, A Tribe Called Red, advocate for inclusivity, empathy and acceptance amongst all races and genders in the name of social justice. A Tribe Called Red uphold that indigenous people define their identity on their own terms. Sharing this quest makes you part of the 'Halluci Nation.’

Friday, September 29, 2017 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

"Endocrine regulation of phosphate homeostasis" with Dr. Mohammed S. Razzaque, MBBS, PhD, Department of Oral Health Policy & Epidemiology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Department of Pathology, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA, USA.

Coffee and Cookies available

Thursday, September 28, 2017 — 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM PDT
Seattle skyline at dusk

You're invited to indulge in a slice of Canada in Seattle! Held at the headquarters of FLEXE, the evening features reminiscing about Canada and Waterloo and celebrating Canada's 150th birthday and UWaterloo's 60th birthday with Canadian-inspired food and Canadian prizes! This event is open to all engineering and math alumni and current engineering and math students living/working in the Seattle area.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 — 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Large group of students at the Waterloo consortium event

Come learn more about the engineering graduate studies opportunities available at University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, McGill University, McMaster University, Queen's University, University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo. All students and the general public are invited to this annual event.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Featuring Kaylen Pfisterer, PhD Candidate in Systems Design Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Samantha Biglieri, PhD Candidate in Planning, Faculty of Environment.  Kaylen is passionate about application driven research; she presents her novel nutrition tracking technology for enhancing older adults’ health. Samantha is captivated by how neighborhoods influence quality of life, she examines older adults’ lived experiences in their communities to build more inclusive cities.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Philip Kim is an experimental condensed matter physicist. The focus of Kim’s group’s research is the mesoscopic investigation of various physical phenomena in low dimensional and nanostructured materials. Current research topics are: quantum transport in graphene and its heterostructures; developing heterostructured van der Waals material interfaces and mesoscale investigation.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 — 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM EDT

WISE is pleased to host the Geothermal Symposium to be held on September 26 in Federation Hall. This event is the first of its kind at the University of Waterloo and features distinguished speakers from across the globe. Meet experts and make connections with like-minded innovators from academia, industry, funding and international agencies!

Join us for an exciting day of research, panel presentations, discussion and more. Let us show you why The University of Waterloo has been named the most Innovative University in Canada for more than 25 years!

Panel topics Include:

Monday, September 25, 2017 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Dr. Ying Chau
Associate Professor, Division of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

Associate Director, Bioengineering Graduate Program, HKUST

Vice Chairman, Hong Kong Biotechnology Organization (HK BIO)

Monday, September 25, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Yuqing Ren
Associate Professor, Information and Decision Sciences
Carlson School of Management
Minneapolis, MN

*Light refreshments will be served at 12pm

Monday, September 18, 2017 — 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Dr. Antje Witting from the Department of Political and Administrative Sciences at the University of Konstanz, presents, "Policy learning in the context of urban flood mitigation."

Monday, September 18, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Dr. Taewoo Lee
Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering
University of Houston
Houston, TX

*Light refreshments will be served at 12pm

Friday, September 15, 2017 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

The Water Institute begins its 2017-2018 WaterTalks lecture series with Günter Blöschl, head of the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management and professor of Hydrology and Water Resources at Vienna University of Technology, who is presenting "Emerging outcomes from a cross-disciplinary doctoral programme on water resource systems."

Coffee and light refreshments provided.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Dr. Warren Jackson
Xerox PARC
Palo Alto, California, United States

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 — 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM EDT

All five final teams include University of Waterloo students or alumni. More information about the event, including registration can be found on the link below.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 — 2:00 PM EDT
Huawei Technologies logo

Students in Electrical and Computer Engineering have been awarded Huawei Graduate Entrance Awards (valued at $5000.00). The awards are for outstanding applicants entering a full time MASc/PhD program in the area of information and communications technologies (ICT) or the internet of things (IOT).  

Monday, September 11, 2017 — 3:40 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

The 2017 Water Institute RBC distinguished lecturer, Quentin Grafton, will present Innovation, Incentives and Infrastructure in the Blue Economy as part of Elsevier's fourth International Water Research Conference, hosted by the Water Institute.

The Water Institute invites you to attend this free, public lecture at the Crowne Plaza in Kitchener. Spaces are limited, please register on the official event page below.

Monday, September 11, 2017 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Come learn how GM Canada is transforming Canada’s auto sector through growth, technological advances and innovation. Four of GM’s leading engineers will be sharing insights at this GM Canada Meet-up for Waterloo Engineering students on the Capstone Design track.

Monday, September 11, 2017 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Nirupa Balendran, Conservation Energy Manager, Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution Inc.

Thursday, September 7, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM EDT

Professor Itaru Kamiya
Quantum Interface Laboratory, Toyota Technological Institute,
Nagoya, Aichi Japan

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 — 2:30 PM EDT

Max Maurer, head of the Urban Water Management
Department at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science & Technology  (Eawag)

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.

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