Events - February 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018 — 2:30 PM EST

Emily Stanley, professor in the Department of Integrative Biology and Center for Limnology at the University of Wisconsin Madison

Light refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, February 22, 2018 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST

Retrofitting a building to reduce carbon emissions in the current Canadian market can offer returns of up to 15-20%. So why has the response been so seemingly low? Chandra Ramadurai, CEO of Efficiency Capital explores the rapidly evolving energy efficiency landscape with an overview of current and historical market value, and his professional insight into the future of performance based investment structures in this WISE Public Lecture. All are welcome at this free event and questions from the audience are encouraged.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

SPEAKER: Professor Philip Tassin, Associate Professor, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Dr. Mikael Fogelström
Department Head of Microtechnology and Nanoscience
Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden

Thursday, February 15, 2018 — 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM PST
Four alumni attending a reception

The Dean of Engineering, Pearl Sullivan, invites you and a guest to an exclusive alumni reception at Cooley LLP for an evening of networking with fellow Waterloo Engineering alumni and engineering undergraduate co-op students currently on work term in San Francisco and the Bay Area.

Thursday, February 15, 2018 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Dr. Abdul Qadir Javaid, Post-doctoral scholar in Intelligent Systems and Assistive Technology laboratory at University of Toronto and AGE-WELL

Thursday, February 15, 2018 — 12:00 PM EST

What: Playing nice in the sandbox

Who: Viona M. Duncan

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST

Join the Water Institute on February 14, as Piet Klop, Senior Investment Advisor, PGGM Investments in the Netherlands presents, "Water-Related Risks and Opportunities: An Institutional Investor’s Perspective."

Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. 

About the speaker

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 — 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM PST
Group of alumni at a networking reception

The Dean of Engineering, Pearl Sullivan, invites you and a guest to an exclusive alumni reception at Wish for an evening of networking with fellow Waterloo Engineering alumni and engineering undergraduate co-op students currently on work term in San Francisco and the Bay Area.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 — 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM EST

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

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST

This presentation will identify Canadian Net Zero homes of today and provide insight into the future. Areas discussed will include findings and lessons learned pertaining to both the building envelope and mechanical design. The presenter will discuss the requirements of the Canadian Home Builder Associations Net Zero program and give an overview of specific Net Zero projects the Building Knowledge team has assisted and designed.

Thursday, February 8, 2018 — 6:30 PM EST

This conversation is the fourth of 6 conversations. The series will stage conversations around the different areas of the Waterloo Architecture curriculum with one broad ambition: “Questioning the canon: In a world of unprecedented possibilities and unforeseen brutalities, what can architectural education do?”

This particular conversation will feature Siamak Hariri and Philip Yuan and will consider the following sub-question: "How can design pedagogy address the very real problems of the world while retaining its radical openness and experimentation?”

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 — 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST
Waterloo Alumni Angels - event #4 banner

Alumni investors and alumni start-ups are invited to the fourth event of the Waterloo Alumni Angels in Kitchener. We'll be holding our fourth pitch event on February 7 so come out to the event to hear pitches from five of Toronto-Waterloo's most investment-ready startups.

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.

Saturday, February 3, 2018 — 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST
FAD logo

Cheer for the Waterloo Warriors at the 19th annual Fantastic Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Retiree Day as the men’s and women’s basketball teams take on the Brock Badgers. Join us as the gates open to catch up with your faculty and check out the annual Airplane Toss prizes at the Alumni Relations table. 

Friday, February 2, 2018 — 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM EST

Organized by the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, the Building Common Ground Symposium features Indigenous and non-Indigenous educators and scholars, addressing issues of place making, acquisition of embodied knowledge through design and hands-on making, and Indigenous conceptions of space and narrative.

Thursday, February 1, 2018 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

SPEAKER: Xuesong Chen, Ph.D.

INVITED BY: Invited by PROFESSOR Lan Wei and PROFESSOR Slim Boumaiza

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.