Events

Friday, February 28, 2020 — 5:00 PM to Sunday, March 1, 2020 — 5:30 PM EST
Hack the Plastics poster

Have you ever wanted to join a hackathon, but thought it was only for coders? Well, Hack the Plastics wants you! Hack the Plastics is a broad skilled hackathon that does not require a coding based final product and will happen from 28th Feb – 1st March, 2020 at the University of Waterloo. You will be tackling ways to fight single use plastic pollution using microbes and producing a technical solution, business plan, and pitch.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 — 11:15 AM to 12:30 PM EST
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Join us for a panel discussion between three health care and artificial intelligence experts – Helen Chen (PhD 1998), the Associate Director of Professional Practice Center in Health Systems at UWaterloo; Richa Mittal, Practicing Radiologist at Guelph General Hospital; and Linda Wang (BASc 2018, MASc candidate), Machine Learning Researcher at DarwinAI - moderated by Sheldon Fernandez (BASc 2001), the CEO of DarwinAI. The panel discussion titled Artificial Intelligence, Ethics and Healthcare: the Need for Diverse Perspectives will explore questions around patient privacy, data bias and ethical decision-making.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 — 1:00 PM EST
3MT poster

Architecture students will present their research in 3 minutes using 1 slide in this 3MT Engineering heat.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST
Highlighting Entrepreneurial Women #IWD2020  banner

This International Women’s Day we celebrate the contributions women make to our world, with a panel discussion between five incredibly entrepreneurial women, who are ready to share their entrepreneurial journeys with you.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 — 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
AI and big data poster

This panel will bring together global thought leaders from business, tech, political science, and the non-profit sector to discuss the opportunities for AI in global development and the role of different sectors in implementing sustainable solutions.

Thursday, March 12, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Student team standing beside project table

Biomedical Engineering's Capstone Design Symposium will showcase the latest biomedical innovations from final year Engineering students. Students will present and discuss their research from 1:00pm to 4:00pm with visual aids and tactile materials or prototypes to illustrate their research.

Thursday, March 12, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Student team standing beside project table

For more information on all the research projects that will be presented, please see the 2020 Systems Design Engineering Capstone Design Projects page and discover the symposium for yourself on March 12 in Engineering 7. 

Thursday, March 12, 2020 — 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch Banner

The Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch Finals are almost here!

Register for the pitch finals to come out and watch the teams pitch their problems to a panel of judges. The top teams will earn R&D funding to support the development of a solution to the problems they pitched.

Teams will have 5 minutes to pitch their problem, followed by Q&A from the judges. Come out and watch student pitch their research on some important problems facing industries and organizations.

Friday, March 13, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Student team standing beside project table

Discover dozens of innovations from final year student research teams at Mechatronics Engineering's Capstone Design Symposium. 

For more information on all the research projects that will be presented, please see the 2020 Mechatronics Engineering Capstone Design Projects page.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 — 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
Student team standing beside project table

For more information on this year's projects, see the 2020 Electrical and Computer Engineering Capstone Design Projects page.