Events - 2019

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 (all day) to Saturday, November 2, 2019 (all day)
ROMA XL celebration logo

The University of Waterloo School of Architecture will mark the fortieth anniversary of its Rome Programme with a four-day celebration that will allow alumni to recall their time in the eternal city and experience some of the many changes that have taken place recently. The events take place in Rome starting with a reception at the Waterloo Studio on Wednesday October 30, finishing with a gala dinner on evening of Saturday November 2. In between you can select tours to Tivoli and walks in Rome, as well as a symposium, a concert and an evening reception on a terrace overlooking the Imperial Fora. We are expecting a large crowd and do have limited capacity in some events, so please book early and choose the events you wish to attend.

Saturday, October 26, 2019 (all day)
The official mace

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

Thursday, October 10, 2019 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Past event with sign and people milling about

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Waterloo Engineering students are invited to say THANK YOU to our generous donors who make what we do at Waterloo possible, every day.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 — 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
wish logo

Waterloo Engineering alumni living or working in the greater Toronto and surrounding area are invited to an after-work reception at the Wish offices in Toronto. Speakers include Wish CEO and Co-founder Peter Szulczewski, with campus updates from the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, October 3, 2019 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Group of alumni at a networking reception

Alumni of the Faculty of Engineering are invited to a 5 à 7 casual gathering in Montreal. Feel free to drop-in for a drink and refreshments during this casual 5 à 7 at 3 Brasseurs Crecent after work to hear the latest news from your alma mater and to connect with classmates.

Thursday, October 3, 2019 — 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Large group of students at the Waterloo consortium event

Discover the value of engineering graduate studies

If you are thinking about graduate school, this is your opportunity to connect with representatives from Canada's top engineering schools!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 — 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
people sitting in bar

Waterloo Engineering alumni living or working in the Ottawa area are invited to meet-up with other engineering alumni at this casual event to reminisce about the University of Waterloo, network with classmates and hear the latest news from your alma mater. Join us and other alumni based in the Ottawa area at Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen + Bar for drinks and refreshments after work.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
drink glasses and hands

Waterloo Engineering alumni living or working in the Boston area are invited to meet and catch up with fellow engineering and math alumni for happy hour at Beerworks No. 3. Reminisce about the University of Waterloo, network with classmates and hear the latest news from your alma mater.

Thursday, September 26, 2019 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM PDT

Waterloo Engineering alumni living or working in the Seattle area are invited to meet and catch up with fellow alumni for an after-work reception at the Brave Horse Tavern. Drinks and appetizers will be provided with complimentary registration.

This event is jointly hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Math.

Thursday, September 26, 2019 — 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
WISE energy day

Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) invites you to Energy Day: a chance to meet and mingle with WISE researchers; connect the dots and get energized by talented young entrepreneurs and emerging leaders at the most innovative University in Canada; join academic, industry & government experts who have come together to share insights & new ideas for our energy future.

Saturday, September 21, 2019 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
WaterTalk poster

Weather gone wild: What can we do to limit home and community-level flood risk?

This WaterTalk will be presented at 10:30am and repeats at 11:30am.

In partnership with Waterloo Region’s Doors Open 2019, the Water Institute hosts this WaterTalk featuring Dr. Blair Feltmate. Dr. Feltmate is the Head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation (Intact Centre), and a professor at University of Waterloo's School of Environment, Enterprise and Development.

Thursday, September 19, 2019 — 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

This event brings together instructors, alumni, entrepreneurs, and industry with 3rd and 4th year students as you enter your capstone projects.

EngCon is a "one stop shop" for you to learn about industrial tools and suppliers. In addition, EngCon will give you an opportunity to meet professionals, expand your professional networks, to seek help, or generate ideas for your projects.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
WiE Welcome BBQ

Women in Engineering (WiE) welcomes all students, staff and faculty to Waterloo Engineering on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019. All are welcome!

The BBQ will start at 11 am and will go until around 1 pm. You can pop in whenever you get a bit of time! 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Come out and show off your trash/recycling/compost sorting skills and enter to win great prizes!

Monday, September 16, 2019 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Come out and show off your trash/recycling/compost sorting skills and enter to win great prizes!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 — 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Conrad Students

Join us in-person at the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business for an information session and panel discussion with part-time MBET students.

Monday, August 12, 2019 — 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
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Join us for a dialogue exchange on exploring mutual advocacy for a brighter Engineering community

Let’s create safe space to discuss stigma we experience and how we can enable mutual advocacy through our shared wisdom. Join us for a dialogue exchange. Here we will collaboratively engage in a sharing circle modeled from indigenous practices and guided by a trained facilitator. Come hold some space with us. Space is limited! Light refreshments provided. All Engineering Graduate Students welcome.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
uwaft talks event logo

UWAFT Talks is an industry and networking event joined by industry leader, FleetCarma (a division of GeoTab), for a discussion on the emerging areas of automotive technology and sustainability, the diverse automotive ecosystem that exists here in Waterloo, and opportunities for local students to gain job and volunteer experience in this exciting and innovative industry!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 — 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
ice cream social

Come join a social brought to you by WiE and WiCS Grad teams. Enjoy ice cream and dance away to celebrate the end of the term!

Register online!

Monday, July 29, 2019 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

There is an increasing trend in the electric utilities to perform real-time simulation of power systems to test their protection and control hardware. The real-time simulation can become prohibitively expensive for large power systems. A solution to this is to divide the system into an internal system where all details are important and an external system (the rest of the system) where some details are not important.

Monday, July 29, 2019 — 11:30 AM to Thursday, August 1, 2019 — 5:00 PM EDT
Collage of solar panel, canola flower, wind turbines and powerline

The Tsinghua-Waterloo Joint Forum on Advances in Energy and Environmental Technologies will bring together leading experts in the fields of sustainable energy management, novel energy production, biofuels, pollution mitigation, fuel cells, and next-generation rechargeable energy systems. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 — 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

After our successful workshop on power system protection, we have decided to organize a tour of EATON's manufacturing plant.

The event will take about 2 hours and it will include a presentation, shop tour and Q&A session.  

Friday, July 19, 2019 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
Watertalks signage

Because of massive urban expansion in China during the past three decades, China is confronted with a major challenge on how to wisely manage water within a complex urban system. An integrated water systems approach will be presented for tackling tough urbanization problems, such as waterlogging, black and odorous water, and ecosystem degradation within a large urban region.

Thursday, July 18, 2019 — 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM EDT
velocity finals stick man

10 early-stage startups have practiced and perfected their 3-minute pitches and are ready to compete at the finals! Join us for an exciting Velocity Fund Finals $5K where emerging student entrepreneurs pitch live for their share of $20K in funding. Each competitor has just 3 minutes to pitch their early-stage startup to a panel of esteemed judges.

Saturday, July 13, 2019 — 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
Elora Quarry

Elora Quarry is a swimming spot only half an hour from Waterloo! Buy a ticket for a day of fun on the beach and in the water. Your ticket includes transportation from the University of Waterloo to Elora Quarry and back, as well as admission to the park! All proceeds from this event go towards the It Takes a Village campaign, which supports social enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa.


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