Events - 2018

Friday, July 13, 2018 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Engineering Day

Come show your spirit and get your purple on! 

The tradition continues on July 14, 2017 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm to celebrate Engineering Day with our incredible community of students, alumni, professors and staff. This year's activities will include a colour throw (wear a white t-shirt!), BBQ featuring the famous 'Boggan Burgers, free treats and refreshments, a photo booth, purpling, The Tool and The Tool Bearers, and so much more!

Thursday, July 12, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Litter on a road-Photo by Suzy Hazelwood from Pexels

 Join the DOE Green Team for a special litter cleanup!

Saturday, July 7, 2018 (all day)

Engineering 101 Day is free event for all incoming undergraduate Engineering students and their parents or family members. Join us to find the path to success during your first year at Waterloo.

Thursday, June 28, 2018 — 11:30 AM to 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.

Invited teams will be competing for:

Thursday, June 21, 2018 (all day) to Friday, June 22, 2018 (all day)

The Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Canadian Plastics Industry Association are pleased to offer complimentary academic registration to faculty and students for this 2-day event.

Monday, June 18, 2018 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Lovell Endowed Professor Ximing Cai from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, will be presenting, "Modelling River Basins as Coupled Human and Natural Systems."

Saturday, June 16, 2018 (all day)
The official mace

Pearl Sullivan, dean of engineering, the Registrar's Office, Engineering Alumni Affairs and the Office of Alumni Relations are pleased to invite you and your guests to an informal complimentary post-convocation reception.

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

Friday, June 15, 2018 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT


Dr. Sriram Narasimhan
Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering & Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
University of Waterloo

Thursday, June 14, 2018 — 11:00 AM EDT

Speaker: Philip Beesley, School of Architecture

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Curtis Richardson, professor of Resource Ecology and Director of the Duke University Wetland Center, presents, "Decoding the Secrets of Carbon Preservation in Peatlands along a Boreal to Tropical Gradient from Minnesota to Peru."

Monday, June 11, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Dr. Pinar Keskinocak
Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Georgia Tech, H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial Engineering
Atlanta, GA

Thursday, June 7, 2018 — 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Waterloo Alumni Angels - event #5 banner

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

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 — 6:00 PM EDT
DMZ space

Ventures from the current MBET class will pitch their startups in a fast-paced but friendly pitch competition, vying for $1500 in prizes. Alumni will cast their ballots to choose a winner, followed by refreshments and reconnection with fellow alumni, faculty, and current students.

Sunday, June 3, 2018 (all day) to Thursday, June 7, 2018 (all day)

270 international researchers working on manufacturing of light weight sheet metal parts and processes, with a focus on the automotive sector, are gathering this week in Waterloo for the “International Deep Drawing Research Group Conference”. The conference is chaired by Professors Michael Worswick and Cliff Butcher, of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, and Professor Alex Bardelcik from University of Guelph.

Saturday, June 2, 2018 — 10:00 AM to Monday, October 8, 2018 — 5:30 PM EDT

Immerse, interact, and imagine in Philip Beesley: Transforming Space.

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)


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