Events - September 2019

Monday, September 30, 2019 — 9:00 AM to Monday, October 21, 2019 — 12:55 PM EDT
Concept $5k grant application flyer

From a doodle in your notebook to a pitch on stage. Applications are now open for the Concept $5K Grant!

Previously known as the Velocity Fund $5K, the Concept $5K Grant provides funding in a way that is impactful to students by incorporating pitch experience into its funding program. Students are eligible to apply to pitch an early-stage startup idea to qualify for a chance to win one of four $5,000 grants.

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 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
Sociohydrology WaterTalk with Dr. Sivapalan

Sociohydrology: “Imagineering” Not Just Engineering Needed to Solve Water Security Challenges

This WaterTalk will be presented at 2:30pm.

The Water Institute hosts this WaterTalk featuring Dr. Murugesu Sivapalan. Dr. Sivapalan is Chester & Helen Siess Endowed Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois, and a professor of Geography and Geographical Information Science.

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!

Monday, September 9, 2019 — 12:00 AM to Sunday, October 6, 2019 — 11:55 PM EDT
Co-op problem award flyer

Co-operative Education and The Problem Lab are pleased to offer students on their work term the opportunity to win a First Prize Tuition Scholarship of $1,500 or Second Prize Tuition Scholarship of $750, applicable to your next academic term. The Co-op Problem Lab Award is earned by providing the best analysis of an important problem relevant to a co-op employer or the employer’s industry.

Monday, September 9, 2019 — 12:00 AM to Monday, September 30, 2019 — 11:55 PM EDT
Problem pitch competition flyer

The competition invites teams of up to 4 students to choose an important industry problem, and thoroughly research its history, scope, and impact, before pitching the findings to a panel of judges on November 14th to compete for a share of up to $30,000 in funding. To learn more and apply online, visit The Problem Lab website.