Events - 2021

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Ritcha Ranjan (BASc '99)

Ritcha Ranjan (BASc 1999, Systems Design Engineering), director of product management at Google is looking forward to hosting an exclusive virtual Office Hour for fellow alumni and current Waterloo Engineering students.

Saturday, June 5, 2021 (all day)
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The Waterloo Engineering alumni class reunion in 2021 is taking place on June 5, 2021 at Alumni Weekend. The engineering Classes of 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 and 2016 are invited to campus to celebrate this milestone in their engineering career.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Mohit Sharma (BASc '04)

Mohit Sharma (BASc ’04, Chemical Engineering), president and CEO of Zochem is looking forward to hosting an exclusive virtual Office Hour for fellow alumni and current Waterloo Engineering students.

Thursday, May 27, 2021 — 3:00 PM to Sunday, May 30, 2021 — 3:00 PM EDT
Picture a scientist

Join us for a virtual screening of Picture A Scientist - a documentary raising visibility around gender bias and racism in science.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
resilient warriors

The evening will feature a panel of past and present Warriors, moderated by Mike Farwell (BA '97) Host, 570 News, including Mandy Bujold, Dr. Kim Dawson, Tre Ford, and Garrett Rank.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 — 1:00 PM EDT
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ALUMNI SPEAKER SERIES
"Next Generation of Implants and Medical Devices: Exploring Additive Manufacturing’s New Biofabrication Frontiers""

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 — 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
Athletics and Recreation Virtual Open House

Learn more about what Athletics and Recreation has to offer this term!

Thursday, May 13, 2021 — 10:00 AM to Saturday, May 15, 2021 — 7:30 PM EDT
Canadian Biomaterials Society promotional flyer

The 36th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Biomaterials Society is a conference hosted by the CBS on Hopin that brings together students, faculty, and companies interested in the field of biomaterials. There will be impressive plenary speaker talks, symposiums/workshops, and engaging activities for participants to attend.

Registration pricing PDF

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Rob Otway (BASc '85)

Waterloo Engineering students and alumni are invited to participate in an exclusive virtual Office Hour with Waterloo Engineering alumnus Rob Otway (BASc 1985, Civil Engineering), Executive Vice President Buildings West at Bird Construction, who will discuss “Follow Your Own Path”.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Photo of Artem Avdacev (BSE 2011)

Waterloo Engineering students and alumni are invited to participate in an exclusive virtual Office Hour with alumnus Artem Avdacev (BSE 2011, Software Engineering), Co-Founder of SBX Robotics who will discuss the future of computer vision and robotics.

During this Office Hour, Artem will talk about his career journey from running Yelp’s Trust and Safety team to now teaching robots how to see using a virtual world at SBX Robotics. Join fellow alumni and students for this virtual Office Hour to gain access to Artem’s experience, career advice and view of the future of robotics.

Thursday, April 29, 2021 — 1:00 PM EDT
5G graphic purple

ALUMNI SPEAKER SERIES
Everything You Wanted to Know About 5G but Were Afraid to Ask

The fifth generation of technology for cellular networks, also known as 5G, is poised to change the way we connect and communicate: with other humans, with machines, and how machines communicate with each other. 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Mixed conducting oxides for sustainable energy conversion and chemical production a WIN seminar by professor XiaoYu Wu

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) is happy to welcome Professor XiaoYu Wu to the WIN family! Professor Wu will deliver a seminar in order to introduce himself and his research to our community. Please join WIN in giving him a warm welcome.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
GEDIx: A 30-minute Exchange - The Network Effect with Nuclear Innovation Institute, CEO-P2P and GEDI

A phenomenon by which the value of goods and/or services is increased by the number of people or participants involved. This is known as "The Network Effect". When properly utilized, this effect can lead to accelerating progress and commercial success.

Thursday, April 15, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Conrad School Connect: Ask-Me-Anything with Cassie Myers

Join us for an engaging Ask-Me-Anything session with University of Waterloo graduate, Conrad School alumni, and CEO & Founder of Lunaria Solutions, Cassie Myers. Cassie is an inclusion and equity advocate, who was recently recognized as a Top 50 Changemakers by Globe and Mail.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

Waterloo Engineering students and alumni are invited to participate in an exclusive virtual Office Hour with Waterloo Engineering alumni Shervin Shaffie (BASc 2000), Principal Technical Specialist at Microsoft, and Mohammed Samji (BASc 2000), Vice President, User Experience Platform Engineering at Oracle who will discuss “You’ve Got the Job - Now What? Tips to Fast Track Your Career!”.

Thursday, April 8, 2021 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

Waterloo Engineering students and alumni are invited to participate in an exclusive virtual Office Hour "Master Networking Skills to Launch Your Career" sponsored by Ten Thousand Coffees.

We all know the best time to network is when you have a job (instead of when you want to find a job). In today’s virtual reality, this is hard to do, particularly if you don’t know how. In addition, we know that fear and nerves can get in the way when trying to network at a first job or internship. But don't worry, we have you covered!

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 — 1:00 PM EDT
Esch finalists

10 Student Teams Battle It Out For $60k In Prize Money at the Esch Pitch Competition

Watch as 10 outstanding Capstone teams pitch to win one of six $10, 000 prizes. These teams were shortlisted from over 50 entries representing most programs in the Faculty of Engineering. The Esch Awards support creative and entrepreneurial students in the pursuit of research and development and its commercialization for the benefit of Canada.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 — 1:00 PM to Thursday, March 25, 2021 — 5:00 PM EDT
world graphic

Hosted by the School of Public Health and Health Systems (SPHHS), Network for Aging Research (NAR), and the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology (CBB), this free virtual event will take place over two afternoons and examine the promise and limits of technology to promote successful longevity by featuring a diverse group of leaders.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

Waterloo Engineering students and alumni are invited to participate in an exclusive virtual Office Hour with Brian Liou, Co-Founder of Ralph, who will discuss "How to Negotiate and Choose the Right Job Offer".

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
GEDIx: A 30-Minute Exchange Featuring Glove Systems and EXO Insights

Digital twins and augmented reality can be used for simulating physical objects and processes. This can be especially helpful for improving their design to better ensure the dependability of infrastructure and operations where lives might be at stake. With the use of such digital realities, one can also create a competitive edge to improve efficiency and advance capabilities.

Monday, March 22, 2021 — 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
UN World Water Day March 22. Why is water important to you? Learn more at www.worldwaterday.org

Join the Water Institute for an interactive event exploring what water means to different people, its true value, and how we can better protect this vital resource together.

Saturday, March 20, 2021 — 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
engineering 7 building

Join us on Saturday, March 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to learn more about the University of Waterloo! Drop in for specific sessions or join us for the entire time.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 — 11:45 AM to 1:15 PM EDT
Research Talks by the University of Waterloo

Join Research Talks, a panel discussion examining the future of additive manufacturing featuring:

Friday, March 5, 2021 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EST

Waterloo Engineering students and alumni are invited to participate in an exclusive virtual Office Hour "Challenging Workplace Norms for Better Roles & Opportunities".

Thursday, March 4, 2021 — 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST
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Future applicants, their family members and guidance counsellors are invited to join Waterloo Engineering on Thursday, March 4 from 6-7 pm ET for a webinar about preparing for an engineering education, our programs, and the process of applying to Engineering at Waterloo!

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