Events - May 2018

Thursday, May 31, 2018 — 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

Please join the Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology Centre for the ConradGames in Engineering!

***For Undergraduate Engineering Students at University of Waterloo***
***FANS seating is limited***

Invited teams of Engineering students will be competing for a surprise Challenge Game theme when they arrive at QNC-1507, for half-hour to earn House (Engineering Departments) points, for the Spring 2018 season (there are four Thursdays scheduled over lunch hour this Spring season).

Monday, May 28, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Evrim Didem Gunes
Associate Professor, Operations Research
Koc University
Istanbul, Turkey

Saturday, May 26, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT

You and your family are invited to attend this open house for students who have received an offer of admission to Waterloo.

May 26, 2018
10 am to 2 pm
 – Drop in or stay the whole time!

Speak to professors, staff, and students about your program, take a campus tour, learn about residence, and discover many of the student services at Waterloo. 

Saturday, May 26, 2018 (all day)

Hosted by Waterloo Engineering, the Waterloo High School Electric Vehicle (EV) Challenge encourages students to design and test their own electric car in an annual endurance competition. This year's competition will take place on May 26th, 2018 and will feature:

Thursday, May 24, 2018 — 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Queen Richmond Centre West

Anne Bordeleau, the O'Donovan Director of the School of Architecture, invites you and a guest to a special complimentary reception for alumni and friends during the 2018 Ontario Association of Architects Annual Conference taking place in Toronto.

This event is now SOLD OUT!

Friday, May 18, 2018 — 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT

Join us at this information session with WISE and AE4H to learn how you can make the most of your co-op term as an International Queen Elizabeth Scholar for Energy Access! Be featured as a pioneer working for this exciting new program at one of the many institutions bringing energy access to people around the globe. We are looking for dedicated students interested in making real-world change.


Monday, May 14, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Kathleen M. Carley
Professor, Director of CASOS, Center for Computational Analysis of Social & Organizational Systems
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA

Saturday, May 12, 2018 — 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM EDT

Datathons are a new type of live-action competition for STEM students. They are analogous to "Hackathons" for software engineers, but instead of building apps, contestants use real-world data to develop and substantiate solutions to a socially impactful problem. If you are curious to see what a Datathon looks like, we encourage you to view this brief clip from our past Dublin Datathon!

Thursday, May 10, 2018 (all day) to Saturday, May 12, 2018 (all day)


Thursday, May 10
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Canoe Displays (PAC)

Friday, May 11
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Presentations (M3 1006)

11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Grad Poster Symposium (M3 Foyer)

Saturday, May 12
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Competition (Laurel Creek)

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Banquet (Waterloo Inn)

Thursday, May 10, 2018 (all day) to Friday, May 11, 2018 (all day)


Thursday, May 10
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Bridge Displays (PAC)

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Presentations (AHS 1689)

Friday, May 11
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Competition (PAC)

11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Grad Poster Symposium (M3 Foyer)

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Banquet (Waterloo Inn)

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT

Ontario’s largest R&D centre in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is opening its doors on May 8 to interested participants from industry working in the areas of flexible electronics, displays and sensing technologies *G2N, CAPDS, and CIRFE*

Monday, May 7, 2018 — 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM EDT

Nasser Mohieddin Abukhdeir, Associate Chair of Graduate Studies in the Department of Chemical Engineering, invites alumni of the CHE MASc and PhD programs to help us recognize and celebrate the Department of Chemical Engineering’s 2018 graduating class of Masters students’ accomplishments. Learn about their research and visit with professors, fellow classmates and students. Please consider participating in this special day as a judge, and share your unique and valuable perspective with our students.

Friday, May 4, 2018 — 3:00 PM to Sunday, May 6, 2018 — 6:00 PM EDT

Please note: the competition has a limited availability of 100 students and the teams will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Who may participate?

Thursday, May 3, 2018 — 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Engineering Outreach Event

Engineering Explorations is an open house event organized by the Engineering Outreach Office.  Explorations is an opportunity to come and discover Waterloo Engineering and get hands-on with family focused engineering activities geared toward Gr. 1-8 students.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 — 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

The spring 2018 series of Research Talks celebrates research and provides an opportunity for staff, faculty, and students to learn more about some of the world-class research underway at Waterloo.

Please register as seating is limited and registration will close when room capacity is reached.

Light refreshments will be provided but feel free to bring your lunch.

Please note: Due to a scheduling conflict, Jayant Bansal, a roboticist at General Motors, will replace Ted Graham on the panel.

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.