Events - 2018

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.

Friday, April 27, 2018 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

Dr. Shumin Zhai from Google Inc. will be giving a talk on Mobile Keyboard as an example of large scale novel interface based on both classic human factors and modern machine intelligence.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 — 10:00 AM EDT


Friday, April 20, 2018 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM PDT
Glowbal restaurant on the exterior

Join us for happy hour to meet the Dean of Engineering, Pearl Sullivan, and to connect and network with local Waterloo Engineering alumni in Vancouver. The Dean will give a brief update about the Faculty of Engineering and the latest changes on campus including a sneak-peak at the newest engineering building on campus: Engineering 7. 

Thursday, April 19, 2018 — 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM MDT
Barcelona Tavern image

Join us for an after-work networking reception at Barcelona Tavern to meet with the Dean of Engineering, Pearl Sullivan, and to connect and network with local Waterloo Engineering alumni in Calgary. The Dean will give a brief update about the Faculty of Engineering and the latest changes on campus including a sneak-peak at the newest engineering building on campus: Engineering 7. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Jose Oliveira
Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering
University of Porto
Porto, Portugal


Wednesday, April 11, 2018 — 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM EDT

Learn about the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology (MBET) program by attending our live online information session.

In this one-hour session, you will learn everything you need to know about the program—including admissions requirements and tips, program details, and alumni stories.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Sharon Megdal, Director of The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center, presents, "Groundwater governance and management research: Connecting researchers and practitioners."

Light refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday, April 10, 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, April 9, 2018 — 11:00 AM EDT

The Promise of Artificial Intelligence in Process Systems Engineering: Is it here, finally?

Venkat Venkatasubramanian
Samuel Ruben-Peter G. Viele Professor of Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027


Tuesday, April 3, 2018 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

As a key partner in AquaHacking, the Water Institute will be hosting an information session/mixer for interested students on April 3. Students will have a chance to meet last year’s finalists, meet other like-minded individuals and have their questions answered about AquaHacking 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. 


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