Events - November 2021

Monday, November 29, 2021 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST
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Thursday, November 25, 2021 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST
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Meet graduate student researchers from science,
engineering, and mathematics and hear how they discovered quantum information
science found their way into research, and how the skills they gained in
their undergraduate studies are helping them develop the next generation of
quantum technology.

Thursday, November 25, 2021 — 12:00 AM to Sunday, December 12, 2021 — 11:59 PM EST

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that runs from November 25 to December 10.

This year, we have a variety of activities and events that you can do or attend to learn more about gender-based violence and what you can do to address it on campus and beyond.  Please join us to help make Engineering more inclusive for people of all genders.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 — 1:00 PM EST
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Re-Imagining Cities: Why your grandkids won’t drive and other ways engineers will save humanity 

Monday, November 22, 2021 — 11:45 AM to 1:15 PM EST
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Join Research Talks, a panel discussion and Q&A examining the future of
employment featuring:

Thursday, November 18, 2021 — 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST
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Join us for an exclusive beer tasting with Waterloo Engineering alumnus Jim Murphy (BASc ’95, Chemical Engineering), chief executive officer of Elora Brewing Company. Jim will be hosting an epic alumni virtual craft beer tasting event – and you’re invited!

Thursday, November 18, 2021 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Event/initiative description: Join Nadine Ibrahim, the Turkstra Chair in Urban Engineering, and Kam Mofid (BASc '91 Electrical Engineering) at the November Turkstra Talks. Turkstra Talks is a distinguished speaker series that brings cities into our classrooms to revitalize our urban perspectives and motivate our connections to cities. Kam, a Senior Executive in Solar Energy and Distributed Generation will be talking about how solar energy and energy storage are changing our cities and the world.

Thursday, November 18, 2021 — 2:00 PM EST
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The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences Proudly Presents:

Beth Parker, PhD, University of Guelph

Thursday, November 18, 2021 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EST

Waterloo Engineering alumni and current students are invited to participate in an exclusive virtual Office Hour "Ace the Interview and Land Your Dream Job" sponsored by Ten Thousand Coffees.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST

Whether we like it or not, whether we realize it or not, applications of Artificial Intelligence have quickly become a ubiquitous part of everyday life. The Google Maps we all rely on, your daily newsfeed, and the conversations you have with Alexa or Siri are all driven by AI. Some worry that over-smart AI-driven computers will one day control us, or that AI-driven social media apps threaten personal welfare, science-based truth and democracy.  Other observers maintain that AI will free people from mundane, repetitive tasks and rapidly facilitate rapid socioeconomic development.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 — 9:00 AM to Thursday, January 13, 2022 — 9:00 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.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EST
Alfred Lam (BASc '03)

Waterloo Engineering students and alumni are invited to participate in an exclusive virtual Office Hour with Waterloo Engineering alumnus Alfred Lam (BASc '03, Chemical Engineering), Partner at Chrysalix Venture Capital. 

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 — 1:00 PM EST
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We’ve all been taught the 3Rs from a young age: reduce, reuse, recycle. But we tend to focus too much on that last R. While recycling is important, less than 10% of plastics in Canada are recycled, which means it does little to reduce how much of it we consume. We may even use more because we think what we’re using is being recycled. This brings us to a missing “R”: reimagine.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST
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Oscar Nespoli will provide a review of successful pilot programming where interdisciplinary teams of students were immersed in international practice settings, finding, framing and constructing problems during their coop terms, while being coached virtually by tutors on campus.  Q & A session will follow a brief presentation on the main findings and possible future work.


Friday, November 12, 2021 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST
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As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Erin Mahoney,
Commissioner of Environmental Services for York Region and Douglas Wright
Engineer-in-Residence will present: York Region’s One Water Story…
recognizing the value of water in all its forms.

Co-hosted by the Water Institute and The Turkstra Chair in Urban Engineering.

Thursday, November 11, 2021 — 6:00 PM EST
 Praxes of Care Attention Annmarie Adams & David Theodore

Please join us for Caretaking, the fourth of five conversations on the theme
of attention, with speakers Annmarie Adams, McGill University, and David
Theodore, McGill University.  Their short presentations will be followed by a
discussion moderated by Fiona L. Kenney, PhD student, McGill School of

Monday, November 8, 2021 — 12:00 PM EST
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Friday, November 5, 2021 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Join us on November 5 as we welcome Alumni from our graduate programs to speak about the impact their graduate degree had on their career path. This is a great event to attend if you are curious about how a graduate degree in engineering can support you!

Date: Friday, November 5
Time: 12pm-1pm EDT

Register here:


Thursday, November 4, 2021 — 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Building a domestic revolution

Please join us for Building a domestic revolution, the third of five conversations on the theme of attention, with speakers Jennifer Chan, Department of Imaginary Affairs, Sakiko Sugawa, Centre for Reproductive Labor, and Melanie Escaño, FILMIS, FNV Migrant Domestic Workers Union. Their short presentations will be followed by a discussion moderated by Tara Bissett, University of Waterloo.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 — 9:00 AM to Thursday, November 4, 2021 — 9:00 PM EDT

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Waterloo Engineering invites guidance counsellors to join us for an admissions-focused webinar to help explain how to assist students applying to Waterloo Engineering and Waterloo Math.<--break->

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 — 11:00 AM to Thursday, November 4, 2021 — 4:00 PM EDT

What can a graduate degree do for you?

Join our engineering departments from November 2-4, 2021 as they host Ask me Anything events for graduate programs.

If you are considering a graduate degree, this is a great opportunity to:

Monday, November 1, 2021 — 2:00 PM EDT
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IQC presents Chanda Prescod-Weinstein in conversation with Kayleigh Platz In The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, & Dreams Deferred