Events - March 2018

Thursday, March 29, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Jay Austin, professor and department head in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at University of Minnesota Duluth, presents, "Winter Conditions, Ice, and Climate Change on Lake Superior."

Light refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Congrats balloon
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 — 1:30 PM EDT
2017 Esch

Fifteen outstanding Capstone design projects, shortlisted from over 50 entries representing all engineering departments, will be chosen to compete for funding. The Esch Awards support creative and entrepreneurial students in the pursuit of research and development and its commercialization for the benefit of Canada.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 — 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

Meet and mingle with our researchers. Connect the dots and get energized by our talented young entrepreneurs and emerging leaders at the most innovative University in Canada. This is a ‘meet-up’ of academic, industry & government experts who have come together to share insights & new ideas for our energy future!

Monday, March 26, 2018 — 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

SPEAKER: Dr. Tajinder (Taj) Manku

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear the first-handed success story and meet with Dr. Manku. 

Register for your complementary ticket now!

This evening lecture is to complement the ongoing and more curriculum-based IP Management lunch-and-learn lecture series that organized and hosted by CryptoWorks 21.

Monday, March 26, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Jonathan Yu-Meng Li
Assistant Professor, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON

Saturday, March 24, 2018 — 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
Group of Mechatronics alumni

All Mechatronics Engineering alumni are invited to the Waterloo Engineering Alumni Event TronCon to connect with current students as well as fellow Mechatronics classmates. 

Friday, March 23, 2018 (all day) to Saturday, March 24, 2018 (all day)
FIRST Robotics competition

Join us for the FIRST Robotics Waterloo Regional Competition hosted at the University of Waterloo in the Physical Activities Complex. Thirty-two high-school teams from across Ontario and the USA will converge on the University of Waterloo for the two-day competition, where they will demonstrate their robot in this year's challenge, FIRST Power Up.

Thursday, March 22, 2018 — 6:00 PM EDT
Vidyard headquarters office

Join us at ConradConnect Live for candid conversations with real entrepreneurs, and casual networking with entrepreneurial students and members of the local ecosystem. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 — 12:30 PM EDT

The purpose of the ConradGames in Engineering is to simply engage and encourage Undergraduate Engineering Students in Entrepreneurship and Innovation mindsets.

Monday, March 19, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Student with wired glasses

You are invited back to campus to the Systems Design Engineering Symposium-day lunch. This year is extra special: the department was officially formed in 1968, so it's their 50th Birthday this year!

Saturday, March 17, 2018 (all day)

The Operations Research Challenge (TORCH) is a free, one-day contest designed to introduce high school students to Operations Research, a field that tackles many of today's complex decision-making problems through the use of engineering, computer science, and mathematics.

TORCH 2018 will be held on March 17, 2018 at the University of Waterloo with over $1000 in prizes.

Register before March 5, 2018!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 — 12:30 PM EDT

The purpose of the ConradGames in Engineering is to simply engage and encourage Undergraduate Engineering Students in Entrepreneurship and Innovation mindsets.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 — 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

Series Information:

  • Tuesday January 16 - 12:30-2:30 pm – IP 101 and Commercialization 

  • Tuesday February 13 - 12:30-2:00 pm – IP Case Study

  • Tuesday March 13 - 12:30-2:00 pm – Copyright and Software

  • Tuesday April 10 - 12:30-2:00 pm – Trademarks

Monday, March 12, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Sébastien Lahaie
Google Research
New York, NY


Monday, March 12, 2018 (all day) to Friday, March 23, 2018 (all day)
Chemical Engineering student explains his capstone project

Alumni, students, employers, industry partners, media, and members of the general public are invited to join us on campus from March 12-23, 2018 to experience Waterloo Engineering's Capstone Design symposia. 

Friday, March 9, 2018 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

SPEAKER: Prof. Alberto Berizzi from the Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Thursday, March 8, 2018 — 6:30 PM EST

Where: Princess Twin Cinema (46 King St. N. N2J 2W8)

What:Networking event for WiE Community + free screening of Wonder Woman and Hors D'oeuvres

Who: Anyone and everyone!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST

Dr. Zhong Lin Wang
Reagemts’ Professor and Hightower Chair
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA, United States

Friday, March 2, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

Dr. Craig Simmons, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto Distinguished Professor of Mechanobiology

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 (all day) to Friday, March 2, 2018 (all day)

Imagine having only 1 static slide and 3 minutes to explain the breadth and significance of your research to a non-specialist audience. The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition asks University of Waterloo research-based master's and doctoral students to do just that.

The 3MT is free to attend! 

Monday, February 5, 2018 — 6:30 PM EST to Sunday, April 8, 2018 — 5:00 PM EDT
Exhibition logo

Dear Friends,

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join us for the opening of an exhibition that marks the 50th anniversary of Waterloo Architecture.

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.