Events - November 2019

Friday, November 29, 2019 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST
BME and SYDE first year showcase flyer

Want to see what our 1A Systems Design Engineering and Biomedical Engineering students have been up to all term? Come to our design showcase and find out!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 — 10:00 AM to Friday, November 29, 2019 — 3:00 PM EST
Donate blood flyer

Blood for Life

Cancer patients, transplant recipients, accident victims. For these people and so many more, a timely transfusion of blood can be the lifesaving difference. Half of all Canadians will either need blood or know someone who needs it. The need is constant. It’s something you can do today to ensure someone else is waking up healthy tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 — 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EST
AMC industry day poster

Monday, November 25, 2019 — 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM EST
graphic of weapon and information

**This event is SOLD OUT! Thank you for your interest, registration is now closed.**

Saturday, November 23, 2019 — 9:15 AM to Sunday, November 24, 2019 — 1:30 PM EST
WNC logo

On November 23 and 24, 2019, the Waterloo Nanotechnology Conference will celebrate its 5th anniversary bringing together students, employers, researchers, and entrepreneurs around a common interest in nanotechnology. Join us, as we expand into a two-day conference to explore how nanotechnology is used in industry, its advances in innovative research, and its use to power new ventures.

Thursday, November 21, 2019 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST
People sitting at table in restaurant

Join Professor Patrick Lam, Director of the Software Engineering Program, for a social evening with your fellow Software Engineering classmates at The Rich Uncle Tavern in Kitchener. Come to connect and expand your software engineering alumni network.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 — 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST
Concept $5k finals flyer

Ten student teams have practiced and perfected their pitches and are ready to compete at the finals! Join the audience for an exciting Concept $5K Finals where emerging student entrepreneurs pitch live for their share of $20K in funding. Each competitor has just 3 minutes to pitch their startup idea to a panel of esteemed judges.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 (all day) to Thursday, November 21, 2019 (all day)


To celebrate International Education Week, the Faculty of Engineering is hosting a series of events open to all faculty, staff and students. You are welcome to sign up for one or all events that appeal to you. The goal of this fair is to celebrate the diverse cultures, ethnicities and backgrounds that exist within the Faculty.

Monday, November 18, 2019 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST
Engineering Ambassadors Online Panel 3

Waterloo Engineering Student Ambassadors has partnered with the Coffee Chat Network to bring you a three-part series of informative online panels! Join us for an opportunity to explore engineering programs, interact with current engineering students, learn about their experiences, receive admission tips, and more!

To participate, tune in to Coffee Chat Network's Youtube or Facebook live at the time of the event. 

Monday, November 18, 2019 — 12:30 PM to Thursday, November 21, 2019 — 1:30 PM EST
Students mingling in Conrad School

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Speakers Series hosted by the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business.

The Conrad School is hosting a lunch hour Speakers' Series as part of the annual Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019 global awareness and celebration. Please join us to network and hear 20-minute presentations covering entrepreneurship topics. Lunch will be provided.

Monday, November 18, 2019 — 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM EST
water hands

You may not know that it takes 2,700 litres of water to make one t-shirt - enough for one person to drink for 900 days.

Now, a technology developed at the University of Waterloo, is making apparel production more sustainable by reducing the amount of water needed from 2700 litres to less than 100 litres.

Join us for a demonstration of this transformational technology and see how clothing manufacturing can take a step towards a more sustainable future.

Thursday, November 14, 2019 — 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST
Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch Competition

Teams have each chosen an important industry problem, and will now pitch their research to a panel of judges for a chance to win up to $30k in grant funding. The 5-minute pitches will demonstrate each competitor’s knowledge of their problem’s history, scope, and impact.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 — 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST
UW Data Science Club x Microsoft workshop poster

Accelerate your skills in Machine Learning and AI get ahead for the next wave of digital disruption. Amp up your productivity with the UWDSC x Microsoft: Machine Learning on Azure Workshop.

Saturday, November 9, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM EST
Young women in E7 event space

This full day conference for first and upper year engineer students will showcase a variety of guest speakers and workshops focused on helping participants navigate through both student life and career preparation. From planning out your next four years in undergrad to learning what to expect when you enter the workforce, this conference will help you gain the skills and knowledge needed to achieve your goals with confidence.

Thursday, November 7, 2019 — 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM EST
Pints with profs poster

This event is 19+.

A relaxing social event for profs, grad students, and undergrads in engineering. Have a beer, tell some tales, and get to know the people at the front of the room or behind the seats of the class!

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST
Omer Qadri (BASc 2011), MAX Youth Fellowship Program

Students and alumni are invited to participate in an exclusive Office Hour with engineering alumnus Omer Qadri (BASc '11, Electrical Engineering), Program Designer & Workshop Facilitator at the MAX Youth Fellowship Program.

During this Office Hour, Omer Qadri (BASc 2011, Electrical Engineering) Workshop Designer & Facilitator at the MAX Youth Fellowship Program, will talk about his career so far; what makes life fulfilling and how he worked towards discovering his "calling". He will elaborate on a big problem he is striving to solve in the field of education, focusing on underprivileged youth. If you are interested in learning more about leading a fulfilling life and solving a problem for others, join Omer during this Office Hour. RSVP in the Waterloo Engineering Hub. Please bring your questions! 

Friday, November 1, 2019 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Michele Romanow and Andrew D'Souza of Clearbanc

Join Michele Romanow (Dragon on CBC's Dragons' Den and President of Clearbanc) and Andrew D'Souza, BASc '08, SYDE, (CEO of Clearbanc, one of Canada's fastest-growing companies) for a captivating talk on how to accelerate your career after university. This lunchtime talk will have complimentary pizza, and is open to all Waterloo students, faculty, alumni and staff!

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.

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