Events - 2018

Monday, February 5, 2018 — 6:30 PM EST to Sunday, April 8, 2018 — 5:00 PM EDT
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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
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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, January 28, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST
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The University of Waterloo is proud to host the FIRST LEGO League West Ontario Provincials on Sunday, January 28th 2018.

Friday, January 26, 2018 — 10:00 AM to Saturday, January 27, 2018 — 2:00 PM EST

The 44th annual Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR) is being held at the University of Waterloo. The UW Concrete Toboggan team has been working tirelessly to design and build the most innovative concrete toboggan ever!!! We would love to show everyone all the hard work and effort that has gone into making this toboggan and have your support on race day!

GNCTR is open to the public for the following events:

Thursday, January 25, 2018 — 4:00 PM EST
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Attention all 1B and 2A engineering students!

How would you like to study for a term or two at another university while earning credits toward your Waterloo degree?

The Faculty of Engineering has exchange agreements with about 80 leading universities in 30 countries around the world!

Thursday, January 25, 2018 — 12:00 PM EST

The event will feature a panel of four speakers who will share their perspective on startup formation and resources. Each panelist will provide a brief presentation followed by a Q&A session. Informal networking will take place between 1:15pm - 1:45pm. 

This Lunch and Learn serves to complement the ongoing CryptoWorks21 IP Management Lunch and Learn Lecture Series.

Welcome and Moderator

Thursday, January 25, 2018 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EST

If one had to select a handful of ideas that are foundational to understanding energy, its past, present and future, where would one begin? And how would one communicate them to those who do not specialize in one or another aspect of energy?

Drawing on the sciences, humanities and the social sciences, this talk will focus on ten ‘big’ ideas, illustrating their essentiality, and how they reach across the disciplines.

All are welcome at this free public event.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 — 5:00 PM EST

This session is the first round in the Norman Esch Entrepreneurship competition for capstone design. At least 3 members of your team MUST attend in order for you to compete for an opportunity to advance to the second round. 

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST

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.

Have all of your questions answered in an in-depth live Q&A, and hear directly from a Conrad faculty member who will share insights into the interview process.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 — 5:00 PM EST
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Attention all 1B and 2A engineering students!

How would you like to study for a term or two at one of our 7 partner universities in Germany or at one of our 2 partners in Austria?  All the while earning credits toward your Waterloo degree!

Student academic exchanges are:

Friday, January 19, 2018 — 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EST
Ski lifts with sunshine behind them at Osler Bluff Ski Club

Please join us on the slopes to ski or snowboard at this exclusive and beautiful private resort! Once again this year, we are partnering with the Faculty of Science and Science alumni will join us on the hills.

Thursday, January 18, 2018 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Dr. Sheroz Khan, Post-doctoral researcher at the Intelligent Assistive Technology and Systems Lab, University of Toronto

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Dr. Christopher Moraes, Canada Research Chair in Advanced Cellular Microenvironments; Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering; Associate member, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering; Goodman Cancer Research Center, McGill University

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 — 5:00 PM EST
keep calm and be an exchange student poster

Attention all 1B and 2A engineering students!

How would you like to study for a term or two at another university while earning credits toward your Waterloo degree?

The Faculty of Engineering has exchange agreements with about 80 leading universities in 30 countries around the world!

Tuesday, January 16, 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

Thursday, January 11, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

University Professor Barbara Sherwood Lollar
University of Toronto

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 — 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST

We are very honored to have Sherry Shannon-Vanstone to give the kick-off lecture.  The evening lecture series is to complement the more curriculum-based IP Management lunch-and-learn series that CryptoWorks 21 hosts monthly.

There will be more lectures in the coming months where other accomplished leaders in commercialization are invited to share their stories with the audience. 

Light reception to follow after the lecture.

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.