Events - 2018

Thursday, December 6, 2018 — 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM EST

An event marking the twenty-ninth anniversary of the École Polytechnique de Montréal tragedy honouring the women who lost their lives and commemorating the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

Students, faculty, staff and community leaders will come together to reflect and commemorate the 14 young women whose lives were taken, and to continue the pursuit of justice, equity and opportunity for all.

Thursday, November 29, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) offers a variety of prestigious medals and awards recognizing outstanding achievements of Canadian researchers. It is a responsibility of Fellows of the RSC to nominate candidates for these honours, and they are explicitly invited to do so every year.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
Reddit AMA

Mark your calendars and prepare your questions! Ever wonder what life is like as an engineering student at UWaterloo? Trying to figure out which program is right for you? We're here to help.

Current engineering students will be live on Reddit to answer your questions from 3:00pm to 4:00pm on November 28th (questions will open starting at 2pm!) - this AMA will be hosted on the UWaterloo subreddit:

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 — 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM EST

We are very excited to have Marc Morin as our guest speaker for the CryptoWorks 21 Distinguished lecture series (3).  Marc will share with the audience his tremendous experience as a serial entrepreneur and seed investor in the local tech companies.  

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.

Stay tuned for more lectures in the coming months where other accomplished leaders in commercialization are invited to share their stories with us.

Monday, November 26, 2018 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Students and alumni are invited to participate in an exclusive Office Hour with engineering alumni Jim Vounassis (BASc '94), Chief Operating Officer at Bombardier Transportation!

During this Office Hour, Jim Vounassis will talk about his career and lessons learned, while sharing career advice and insights into the future of engineering, particularly in the transportation sector. Join fellow alumni and students for this virtual office hour to get advice on your career, ask questions, and get to know the COO of Bombardier Transportation. Please bring your questions!

Thursday, November 22, 2018 — 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST
3 Brewers

Join Dr. Vincent Gaudet, Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, for a special alumni-brewed beer tasting and reception at 3 Brewers Sparks to network and get a brief update about the Faculty of Engineering and the newest changes on campus. Join us in tapping casks of crafted beer by our very own Waterloo Engineering alumni and enjoy a selection of expertly paired appetizers, while beer ambassadors guide us through the beer tasting to complete the experience.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST

On the State of Freshwater Fish and Fisheries: Finding a Future for the Forgotten

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 — 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 — 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM EST

Hear from the President and engage with the University’s senior leadership at the President’s Town Hall Meeting.

Attend in person, or engage with us online.

Send your questions to or tweet to #UWth.

Thursday, November 15, 2018 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST
Katie O'Connor (portrait), Ten Thousand Coffees

Join Katie O'Connor of Ten Thousand Coffees as she shows you how to build your network to support you in your career development and your search for satisfying employment. Through exercises, stories and hands-on tips learn how to engage in effective conversations that lead to your career success.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 — 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM EST

During this lecture, Sam Emaminejad (BASc '09), Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering at UCLA, will discuss his research of biomarker monitoring platforms, his education and career path, and provide any advice he may have for students for their academics and careers.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 — 3:00 PM EST

At this fireside chat moderated by Professor Wayne Chang of the Conrad Centre, two of the four co-founders of Flipp Corporation will talk about how they started their company and grew it from four to 400 employees in 12 years, how they initially and successfully identified a problem and solved it for consumers, and how they recently

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

The Office of Research and Artificial Intelligence Institute are hosting a viewing of a webinar from The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. In this webinar presentation, professors Aarti Singh, Carnegie Mellon University, and Dave Donoho, Stanford University, will discuss the mathematics behind machine learning and how they enable predictive analyses. There will be a Q&A session following the presentation.

Please register using the link below. Light lunch will be provided. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 — 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Lecture abstract: A computer networking researcher traveling forward in time from 1985 to the present would be shocked by many things – not the least of which is the fact that people are still doing computer  networking research over 30 years later. While some of the terminology would sound familiar, the networks themselves and what we use them for would be totally unrecognizable – yet quite impressive. For those of us who could not afford a time machine, we have observed a more gradual evolution interspersed with the occasional shocking development. This will be the highly personal story of my journey through these decades of change in the computer networking field. I will attempt to answer these very deep questions: What were the biggest surprises along the way?  What came first: the Internet or content services? Were there any discernible evolutionary patterns? Is there anything left to do in networking? Are we having fun yet?

Saturday, November 10, 2018 — 10:30 AM to 7:30 PM EST
Saturday, November 10, 2018 — 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM EST

We invite you to explore possibilities in the nanoscale.

WNC is a student-organized conference that provides an opportunity for students, employers, and entrepreneurs to learn from one another, strengthening our mutual understanding about how nanotechnology is taught and how it is used in industry, in innovative research, and how it is powering new ventures.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST

In partnership with the Waterloo Public Library, WISE is pleased to present this second opportunity to attend a free public lecture with Land Art Generator Initiative Co-Founders Elizabeth Monoian & Robert Ferry.


Thursday, November 8, 2018 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST

WISE invites you to delve into the work of Elizabeth Monoian and Robert Ferry, Founding Co-Directors of the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI). Rather than ask the public to sacrifice the aesthetic of our cities to a monoculture of solar panels and wind turbines, LAGI presents new energy infrastructures that are expressions of local culture and that strive to enhance the beauty of cities and landscapes.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 — 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

In 2002, the Canadian Rivers Institute initiated its annual lecture series by conferring of an Honorary Doctoral Degree to Dr. H.B.N. Hynes.

Dr. H.B. Noel Hynes is the world’s most renowned freshwater biologist and a Distinguished Emeritus Professor at the University of Waterloo. Referred to as "the father of running water ecology", he has published extensively, including his definitive textbook on river ecology, The Ecology of Running Waters.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 — 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST

Join us for this important event, bringing together policy makers, technology innovators, leading researchers and entrepreneurs!

Forum Goals and Objectives:

- The goal of the Forum is to explore the effect of emerging technologies on the distribution sector business models.

Saturday, November 3, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

Attend the Waterloo Engineering Open House as part of the campus-wide Fall Open House. Sit in on department specific presentations, take department lab tours, speak with students and faculty members or attend a general admissions and co-op information session.

Thursday, November 1, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Gregory Baird, President of The Water Finance Research Foundation, will present, "Perspectives on the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Challenge: Engineering, Technology or Financial Crisis."

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 — 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

Buildings constitute a major component of end-use energy. Next generation technologies embedded in “smart” buildings will remain key to a low carbon energy future. This is a ‘meet-up’ of academic, industry & government experts who have come together to share insights & new ideas for our energy future.

Panel presentations, posters & discussions will focus on:

- The Business of Future Low-Carbon Buildings

Monday, October 29, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
students with e7 sign

Engineering 7 Grand Opening

Please join us on Monday, October 29, 2018 for the Official Grand Opening of Engineering 7, as we celebrate this significant addition to Waterloo Engineering and the successful completion of our Educating the Engineer of the Future campaign.

Monday, October 29, 2018 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Hemi Thaker
MASC 1988, Electrical Engineering

During his talk, Hemi Thaker will describe how he and his colleagues built a multi-million dollar tech company, and how he earned his title of ‘accidental entrepreneur’ through thinking differently and learning lessons along the way.


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