Events - 2020

Friday, December 4, 2020 — 10:30 AM EST
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Canada changed forever on December 6, 1989 when 14 young women were murdered in a gender-based act of violence at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal. 
Monday, November 30, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST
Tom Rand, Author of "The case for climate capitalism", Waterloo Innovation summit keynote speaker
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST
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For Engineering staff and faculty

Take part in next week's online Faculty of Engineering Town Hall hosted by Mary Wells, who began serving as dean of Waterloo Engineering almost five months ago. 

Find out more about our new dean as we work together to guide the future of the Faculty. 

Questions may be submitted on the registration form or during the session.  A Zoom link to the town hall will be sent to registrants.

Register now! 

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST
Renison Workshop: Entrepreneurship 101

Interested in learning the essentials of entrepreneurship?

In partnership with Entrepreneurship Society and Renison University College, join us at a Renison Workshop: Entrepreneurship 101 session to learn how to find the right problem and right solution from Conrad School Lecturer, David Rose. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST
From Silos to Synergy, Presenters: Rob Horne, Michael Murray
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

If you are considering engineering graduate studies, register to join current grad students from each of our six departments as they share stories of their experiences and academic journey as an engineering grad student.

The panelists will also engage in an open Q&A session.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 — 1:00 PM EST

Rise of the Robots in a Post-Pandemic World

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 — 12:00 PM to Friday, November 27, 2020 — 1:15 PM EST

The Conrad School is hosting a Speakers' Series as part of the annual Women Entrepreneurship Week 2020 global awareness and celebration.

Join us virtually on any of the following dates and times:

Tuesday, November 24th, between 12:00 p.m. and 12:45 p.m.
Thursday, November 26th, between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 19, 2020 — 5:00 PM to Friday, November 20, 2020 — 7:00 PM EST

On the 19-20th November, 2020, the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) will host the “International Workshop on Nanotechnology for a Sustainable Future”.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 — 5:00 PM MST

There is a new Dean of Engineering at the University of Waterloo and we want you to meet her!

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 — 10:00 AM to Thursday, November 19, 2020 — 1:00 PM EST

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Future undergraduate engineering students are invited to join us for an admissions webinar that will focus on the admissions process and cover topics like how to apply, tips for your Admissions Information Form (AIF), and more!

Our panellists will include our Director/Associate Director of Admissions as well as current students who successfully went through the process themselves.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 — 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM EST
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This one-hour online webinar info session will focus on application and admission for international students. International academic equivalencies and English Language Proficiency (ELP) will be discussed in detail.

Monday, November 16, 2020 — 12:00 PM to Friday, November 20, 2020 — 12:45 PM EST

The Conrad School is hosting a lunch hour Speakers' Series as part of the annual Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020 global awareness and celebration. Please join us to hear 30-45-minute presentations covering entrepreneurship topics.

Thursday, November 12, 2020 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Students and alumni are invited to participate in an exclusive Office Hour with Waterloo Engineering alumnus Ivan Yuen (BASc '00, Computer Engineering), Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Wattpad.

Monday, November 2, 2020 — 6:00 PM to Monday, November 23, 2020 — 7:30 PM EST

Register for this FREE, 4-week Mental Toughness program (1 virtual workshop/week on Mondays 6:00-7:30 pm, starting November 2, 2020).  The program is tailored for women-identifying students, where you will learn how to cope with the stress and anxiety you face from living your life as a student, how to budget properly so that you can have financial freedom later, what skills you need to develop to become the leader you want to be (and how to develop them), and the truth behind health, nutrition and your body weight. 

Register now

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
Hult Prize 2021 Challenge, food for good

Get ready for Hult 2021! It’s been a unique year so far but that doesn’t stop us from bringing you the Hult Prize, a social entrepreneurship competition which challenges student teams around the globe to develop sustainable social ventures to address the world's most pressing issues—with a global grand prize of $1 million USD! Please register to join us at our Kick-Off event.

Thursday, October 29, 2020 — 1:00 PM EDT

Converting Crisis to Opportunity

"Never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." -Rahm Emanuel

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 — 5:25 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
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The Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) is a graduate entrepreneurship masters program that combines interdisciplinary courses with practical experiences in venture creation and commercialization. In MBET, students learn inside and outside the classroom. Networking, practical experience, and hands-on learning with like-minded people in the Waterloo entrepreneurship community that complement the core Masters-level courses inside the classroom.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 — 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM PDT

There is a new Dean of Engineering at the University of Waterloo and we want you to meet her!

Friday, October 23, 2020 — 5:00 PM to Saturday, October 24, 2020 — 4:45 PM EDT
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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, October 22, 2020 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

There is a new Dean of Engineering at the University of Waterloo and we want you to meet her!

Thursday, October 22, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
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The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) is pleased to present a Distinguished Lecture Series talk by Professor Liangbing (Bing) Hu, a distinguished professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Maryland.

Materials Innovations for Emerging Energy Technologies Abstract

In this seminar, Professor Hu will briefly discuss his group’s motivations, research overview, and selective achievements in the following two topics:

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 — 10:00 AM to Thursday, October 22, 2020 — 1:00 PM EDT

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Waterloo Engineering invites future undergraduate students to join us for an admissions-focused webinar to help determine which engineering program is right for you. The session will feature presentations from current students/program advisors and representatives from our admissions team will also be online to help answer your questions during the live Q&A.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 — 11:00 AM to Wednesday, October 21, 2020 — 6:00 PM EDT

Join our virtual graduate studies “Ask Me Anything” events for each of our six departments (plus Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business to learn about our MBET program) and have your questions about graduate studies answered by current students, faculty, and admissions experts!

Thursday, October 8, 2020 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Professor Rohini Bala Chandran from University of Michigan will give a talk titled "Transport and Chemical Phenomena in Solar Fuel Generators, Thermal Energy Storage and Wastewater Nutrient Recovery."
This lecture is will be accessible through this Webex link


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