Events - 2019

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 (all day) to Sunday, June 2, 2019 (all day)
Problem Pitch poster

Co-operative Education and The Problem Lab are pleased to offer students the opportunity to win one of two scholarship awards of up to $1,500!

The Co-op Problem Award is earned by providing the best analysis of an important problem relevant to a co-op employer or the employer’s industry.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 (all day) to Sunday, June 2, 2019 (all day)
Problem Pitch poster

The Problem Lab presents the Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch. The competition invites teams of up to four students to choose an important industry problem and thoroughly research its history, scope, and impact. Students pitch their findings to a panel of judges on July 11th to compete for a share of up to $30,000 in funding.

Thursday, May 16, 2019 — 12:30 PM EDT
UWaterloo Intellectual Property Workshop Series

Thursday, May 9, 2019 — 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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The success of Smile, OMERS Ventures and Shopify have been serendipitously linked. In this panel discussion, we'll explore these connections and dive-deeper into the growing power of the Toronto-Waterloo ecosystem.

On the evening of May 9, join us at in Kitchener to hear from five high potential startups and an interesting panel of speakers. 

Thursday, May 9, 2019 — 2:34 PM EDT
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Interested in technology and passionate about innovation? We'd love to meet you!

You're exclusively invited to meet with RBC Technology Professionals, Co-op Student Alumni, Recruiters and Campus Ambassadors to discuss the impacts of the latest tech trends on the banking industry!

  • Sign up before May 12 
  • When: May 21, 2019 - Doors open at 5:30pm with event starting at 6:00pm
  • Where: RBC's Toronto Office

Event Schedule:

5:15 - 6:00pm - Registration & Snacks

Thursday, May 2, 2019 — 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

UW Formula Motorsports is proud to unveil our 2019 formula-style race car!

Our car will be competition-ready and on display from 12pm-6pm. The event has an open schedule so you can drop by any time during the 6 hours! Come check out the car speak to the team about all the hard work they've put in!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 (all day)

The deadline for faculty members to disclose Intellectual Property (IP) and commercialization information using the Electronic IP Disclosure Form has been extended to April 30, 2019.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
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The Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy is pleased to host Umar Waqas, Director of Engineering Services for Energy+ Inc. on April 24.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 — 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
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A panel presentation and discussion for Waterloo faculty, staff, and students examining virtual reality applications.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 — 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
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The Ontario AMC is a joint partnership between the University of Waterloo, McMaster University and Western University. Funded by the province of Ontario, the AMC works with small, medium and large industry partners across a diverse range of markets to accelerate innovation and to uphold Ontario as a leading manufacturing region.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 — 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT

In the first symposium of the Waterloo Symposium on Technology & Society series, Martin Ford explores the ways in which AI and automation (aka, “robots”) are outpacing humans in a range of sectors, from education to law, agriculture to healthcare, management and beyond. He offers a realistic view of what the future of work—and your place in it—will look like.

Monday, April 15, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

This session will be of interest to graduate students who are getting ready to teach their first course as instructors during the Winter 2019 or Spring 2019 terms. It will include a series of panel presentations by graduate students, who successfully taught their first course at Waterloo, as well as group discussions of common scenarios from the classroom. By the end of the session, participants will have discussed common challenges faced by first-time instructors, identified strategies for addressing them and developed ideas for getting their courses off to a great start.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 — 12:30 PM EDT
UWaterloo Intellectual Property Workshop Series

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 — 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM MDT
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Join us for an after-work networking reception at Matrix Solutions to connect and network with local Waterloo Engineering alumni in Calgary. Hear a brief update about the Faculty of Engineering and the latest changes on campus including a look at the newest engineering building on campus: Engineering 7. 

Thursday, April 4, 2019 — 7:30 PM EDT
Richard Yim, Co-Founder & CEO, Demine Robotics

Demine Robotics is bringing their robotic solution into the Cambodian minefields to clear explosives and needs your support!

Please join Demine Robotics on International Mine Awareness Day, Thursday, April 4th and be a part of the journey of building robots with a humanitarian mission.

Meet the Waterloo alumnus who is innovating a future free of landmines, Co-Founder and CEO Richard Yim, to hear about their progress and kick-off their crowdfunding and fundraising campaign.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 — 7:00 PM EDT
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Graduating Students - Class of 2019
Engineering Alumni Affairs cordially invites all engineering students graduating in 2019 to the Dean's toast to the Class of 2019 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.  The champagne toast will be at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 — 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series Slobodan Simonovic, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Western University, will present "Use of quantitative resilience in managing urban infrastructure response to natural hazards."

Register today

Thursday, March 28, 2019 — 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
Software Engineering capstone team

Software Engineering's Capstone Design Symposium will feature 25 unique software projects involving everything from food and sports to lane detection and breast cancer research.

For more information on all the research projects that will be presented, please see the 2019 Software Engineering Capstone Design Projects page and discover the symposium for yourself on March 28 in Engineering 7. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Mike Lee (BASc '88), President of and R&D Partners

Students and alumni are invited to participate in an exclusive Office Hour with engineering alumnus Mike Lee (BASc '88, Mechanical Engineering), the president of and president of R&D Partners.

During this office hour, Mike Lee will outline his career path from Waterloo Engineering to and R&D Partners by way of KPMG Consulting and BCE. He will talk about current and future funding opportunities for start-ups, as well as the state of future start-up funding in Canada. Join fellow alumni and students for this virtual Office Hour to get advice on your career, ask questions, and get to know an executive at an award-winning online funding company. Please bring your questions! 

Friday, March 22, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
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Come learn about additive manufacturing (3D printing) at UWaterloo. Tour state-of-the-art labs and create your own 3D design.

The registration is limited to 25 early birds.

This event is only open for University of Waterloo Students and Post Docs

Friday, March 22, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Mechanical capstone design

With over 40 distinct research projects on display, Mechanical Engineering's Capstone Design Symposium is sure to impress. Research projects range from a self-cooling firefighter suit to an at-home device for extracting THC from marijuana and everything in between. View all 2019 Mechanical Engineering Capstone Design Projects for more information.

Friday, March 22, 2019 — 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
Management Sciences Capstone Design Team

Management Engineering's Capstone Design Symposium will showcase thoughtful and business savvy projects, both geared towards the individual (e.g. Gymy assists individuals with meeting their fitness goals), and towards the corporate customer (e.g. TestToad helps companies find willing test subjects within their desired demographic). There are many projects to discover, take a look at the 2019 Management Engineering Capstone Design Projects.

Friday, March 22, 2019 — 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
Nanotechnology Capstone Design team

Discover innovations from final year student research teams at Nanotechnology Engineering's Capstone Design Symposium. Students will demonstrate nano-sized solutions that deliver a big impact to global problems.

For more information on all the research projects that will be presented, please see the 2019 Nanotechnology Engineering Capstone Design Projects page.

Friday, March 22, 2019 — 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
water for all

Join the Water Institute for a full day of activities as we explore togetherhow to find viable solutions for marginalized people living without safewater.

Thursday, March 21, 2019 — 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
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Need to start thinking about a Capstone Design project idea? Interested in solving the personal mobility problems of the future alongside General Motors?


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