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Tuesday, August 1, 2017 — 6:15 PM EDT
People shopping in mall.

After a busy first day of classes, it's time to go out for some shopping!

Students in the English For Success (EFS) program and Exploring Waterloo program will experience browsing 120 stores (including brand name) at the Fairview Park Mall in Kitchener, Ontario. 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 — 4:00 PM EDT

Join us on our weekly iBASE Rep Team meeting. It is a chance for iBASE students to practise their English skills with native speakers and plan an event for iBASE students!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 — 7:00 PM EDT
Mountain climbers helping each other.

Who knew that building your leadership skills could be so fun?

Students from the English For Success (EFS) and Exploring Waterloo program will partake in some high-energy challenges that will involve communication, teamwork, and competition!

Thursday, August 3, 2017 — 12:00 to 12:00 PM EDT
Woman in engineering

Women in Engineering (WiE) at the University of Waterloo exists to support current female engineers and university students, while encouraging the next generation of women to pursue careers in engineering. 

Thursday, August 3, 2017 — 6:15 PM EDT
Bowling pin, bowling ball, and bowling shoes.

It's a strike!

Students in the English For Success (EFS) and Exploring Waterloo program will be going bowling in Kitchener!

Experience this fun past-time with your fellow classmates. Who's going to get the highest score?

Thursday, August 3, 2017 — 6:15 PM EDT
People shopping in mall.

After a busy first day of classes, it's time to go out for some shopping!

Students in the Business Leadership Program (BLP) will experience browsing 120 stores (including brand name) at the Fairview Park Mall in Kitchener, Ontario. 

Friday, August 4, 2017 — 8:00 PM EDT
People sitting around a bonfire.

Let's relax, have a bonfire, and make some new friends!

Our bonfire will be a great way for our English for Success (EFS) and Exploring Waterloo, & Business Leadership Program (BLP) students to mingle and meet one another and other UWaterloo students!

Saturday, August 5, 2017 — 8:15 AM EDT
Niagara falls.

Experience one of Canada's most majestic sights - Niagara Falls!

Students from the 2+2 program will take a bus trip to experience Niagara Falls, Ontario for the day.  Students will be provided a boxed lunch.

Saturday, August 5, 2017 — 8:15 AM EDT
Toronto Skyline.

We couldn't let you leave Canada without experiencing our country's largest city!

Saturday, August 5, 2017 — 11:15 to 11:15 AM EDT
People walking in St Jacobs farmers market.

Experience Canada's largest year-round farmers' market in the beautiful town of St. Jacobs.

Sunday, August 6, 2017 — 8:15 AM EDT
Niagara falls.

Experience one of Canada's most majestic sights - Niagara Falls!

Students from the EFS & Exploring Waterloo program will take a bus trip to experience Niagara Falls, Ontario for the day.  Students will be provided a boxed lunch.

Sunday, August 6, 2017 — 10:45 to 10:45 AM EDT
Grand bend beach.

Let's go to the beach!

Students from the Business Leadership Program will take a bus trip to experience Grand Bend Beach for the day. Students will get to enjoy the beach and spend a fun day in the sun!

Bus leaves at 10:45am!

Monday, August 7, 2017 — 6:15 PM EDT
Father and daughter walking in Waterloo park.

Waterloo Park is the premier park in the City of Waterloo. Often called the "jewel of the city", Waterloo Park boasts 45 hectares (111 acres) of prime parkland, with a multitude of active and passive uses.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 — 9:00 AM EDT
Google sign.

iBASE Engineer students will get to visit the Google building in Kitchener, ON. This is Canada's Google Headquarters and a wonderful opportunity for iBASE Engineer students to see the amazing things Google does. 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 — 6:15 PM EDT
People jumping on trampolines.

Jump around to your hearts content! 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 — 8:00 PM EDT
Picture of man looking through telescope.

Take some time to gaze at the stars!

Our Business Leadership Program (BLP) students will have the opportunity to attend the Gustav Bakos Observatory

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 — 4:00 PM EDT

Join us on our weekly iBASE Rep Team meeting. It is a chance for iBASE students to practise their English skills with native speakers and plan an event for iBASE students!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 — 8:00 PM EDT
Picture of man looking through telescope.

Take some time to gaze at the stars!

Our English for Success (EFS) and Exploring Waterloo students will have the opportunity to attend the Gustav Bakos Observatory

Thursday, August 10, 2017 — 10:00 to 10:00 AM EDT

Join your iBASE Reps in their Event on Campus for Stress-Relief!

Thursday, August 10, 2017 — 10:00 to 14:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
Stress Away

The examination period for Waterloo students is almost coming to a close for this term, and students in our iBASE program want to help you shed the 'stress away'!

Thursday, August 10, 2017 — 7:00 PM EDT
Friends laughing.

The name of the event says it all - fun with dons!

English For Success (EFS), Exploring Waterloo, and Business Leadership Programs Dons, Danielle, Faye, Jake, Alexander, & Phillip, will be planning some great activities for EFS students in Residence.

Friday, August 11, 2017 — 6:00 PM EDT

iBASE students, practise your elevator pitch and make a friend while doing so! 

Meet from 6-8pm in the Dunker Family Lounge. 

Friday, August 11, 2017 — 7:00 PM EDT
Friends playing Jenga.

Our Program Assistants, Charmaine, Ceci, & Sapphire, will be hosting a games event for our English for Success (EFS), Exploring Waterloo, and Business Leadership Program students!

Participate in some fun activities with your PA's and spend some time with your friends!

Saturday, August 12, 2017 — 8:15 AM EDT
Toronto Skyline.

We couldn't let you leave Canada without experiencing our country's largest city!

Saturday, August 12, 2017 — 9:00 PM EDT
Perseid Meteor Shower

According to NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke, the Perseids are perhaps the most popular meteor shower of the year. Typical rates are about 80 meteors an hour, but in outburst years (such as in 2016) the rate can be between 150-200 meteors an hour.

Come watch the Meteor Shower at Columbia Lake at 9:00 pm.

Sunday, August 13, 2017 — 1:00 AM EDT
Toronto Premium Outlets

Brand name shopping at affordable prices!

Toronto Premium Outlets is an outdoor mall located in Halton Hill, ON. There are more than 80 stores that are from 25% to 65% off daily! There is definitely something for everyone.

Sunday, August 13, 2017 — 11:15 to 11:15 AM EDT
Friends on a rafting boat.

Experience the beautiful waters of the Grand River in the Region of Waterloo!

English For Success (EFS) students can enjoy a rafting trip along the Grand River, which runs through the cities of Kitchener, Cambridge and Waterloo.

Monday, August 14, 2017 — 4:00 PM EDT

For iBASE students, sign up for this Presentation Skills workshop held by the Student Leadership Program. It is a great way to learn and practise your presentation abilities. Attending 12 of these will credit you to a certificate at the end of your degree, and this will count towards those 12!

Monday, August 14, 2017 — 6:15 PM EDT
Laser Quest

Zap, zap! Zap, zap!

Our Business Leadership Program (BLP) students will be visiting Laser Quest in Kitchener to play a rousing round of laser tag!

The bus leaves at 6:15pm from Renison University College to visit Laser Quest. Students should meet in the Cafeteria to attend.

Monday, August 14, 2017 — 7:00 PM EDT
Columbia ice field.

Come on and get active with us!

Our English for Success (EFS) and the Business Leadership Program (BLP) students have the opportunity to join us in a fun filled evening with a lot of active games.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 — 4:00 PM EDT
Group of students discussing.

Entrepreneurship Day includes a talk from Alan Quarry and Entrepreneurship Society.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 — 6:15 PM EDT
People playing laser tag.

Zap, zap! Zap, zap!

Our English For Success (EFS) students will be visiting Laser Quest in Kitchener to play a rousing round of laser tag!

The bus leaves at 6:15pm from Renison University College to visit Laser Quest. Students should meet in the Cafeteria to attend.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 — 4:00 PM EDT

Join us on our weekly iBASE Rep Team meeting. It is a chance for iBASE students to practise their English skills with native speakers and plan an event for iBASE students!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 — 4:15 PM EDT

For EFAS Science 2+2 students; learn about Academic Integrity and what it means at UWaterloo! This will be very important for you, especially as you enter your courses in September. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 — 7:00 PM EDT
Woman juggling three balls.

Are you a good juggler? Would you like to learn?

Students from the University of Waterloo's Juggling Club will be teaching our English For Success (EFS) and Business Leaderhip Program (BLP) students how to enjoy the mindful skill of juggling. It's easier than you may think!

Thursday, August 17, 2017 — 7:00 PM EDT
Friends laughing.

The name of the event says it all - fun with dons!

English For Success (EFS) Dons, Danielle, Faye, Jake, Alexander, & Phillip, will be planning some great activities for EFS students in Residence.

Meet the Dons in the Renison Cafeteria at 6:30pm, and get ready for some great fun!

Friday, August 18, 2017 — 7:00 PM EDT
Friends playing Jenga.

Our Program Assistants, Charmaine, Ceci, & Sapphire, will be hosting a games event for our English for Success (EFS) students!

Participate in some fun activities with your PA's and spend some time with your friends!

Saturday, August 19, 2017 — 8:15 AM EDT
Canada's wonderland ride, wind seeker.

Experience Canada's largest amusement park, Canada's Wonderland!

Saturday, August 19, 2017 — 11:15 to 11:15 AM EDT
People walking in St Jacobs farmers market.

Experience Canada's largest year-round farmers' market in the beautiful town of St. Jacobs.

Students from the Business Leadership Program (BLP) will take a bus on June 10 from Renison to the St Jacobs Farmers' Market

Sunday, August 20, 2017 — 11:00 to 11:00 AM EDT
Grand bend beach.

Summer time is here- that means it is time to head to the beach!

Enjoy a beautiful day on the Grand Bend beach in Grand Bend, Ontario with the Program Assistants!

Monday, August 21, 2017 — 6:00 PM EDT

Business Leaderhip Program (BLP) students, come join us for a wonderful farewell dinner!

Tima is TBA. 

Monday, August 21, 2017 — 7:00 PM EDT
Friends playing Jenga.

Our Program Assistants, Charmaine, Ceci, & Sapphire, will be hosting a games event for our English for Success (EFS) students!

Participate in some fun activities with your PA's and spend some time with your friends!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 — 5:15 PM EDT
Person on a zip-line.

We hope you're not afraid of heights!

English For Success (EFS) students will get to experience new heights by going zip lining at Chicopee Tube Park!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 — 4:00 AM EDT
Uwaterloo students

iBASE students have the opportunity to meet with upper-year UWaterloo students and learn more about the UWaterloo life!

Meet in the Renison Atrium at 4:00 pm.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 — 7:00 PM EDT
Friends laughing.

The name of the event says it all - fun with dons!

English For Success (EFS) Dons, Danielle, Faye, Jake, Alexander, & Phillip, will be planning some great activities for EFS students in Residence.

Meet the Dons in the Renison Cafeteria at 6:30pm, and get ready for some great fun!

Thursday, August 24, 2017 — 7:00 PM EDT
Students performing a skit.

You've been practicing all month in your classes for this month, English For Success (EFS)! It's Skit Night & Talent Show!

Join your classmates for a great night of entertainment provided by your peers. EFS students will produce short skits that can consist of plays, musical performances, dances, comedy routines, and much more!

Let's enjoy each other's company and have a great night full of applause and laughs!

Meet in the Renison Cafeteria at 7pm to begin the show.

Friday, August 25, 2017 — 7:00 PM EDT
Ferris wheel at night.

The Sun Life Financial Waterloo Busker Carnival is a not-for-profit, volunteer operated busker festival in Waterloo, Ontario where families from Waterloo, Kitchener, Guelph, Cambridge, and communities in the Region of Waterloo are treated to street performances by buskers from Canada and around the world.

Saturday, August 26, 2017 — 11:15 to 11:15 AM EDT
People walking in St Jacobs farmers market.

Experience Canada's largest year-round farmers' market in the beautiful town of St. Jacobs.

Sunday, August 27, 2017 — 8:15 AM EDT
Niagara falls.

Experience one of Canada's most majestic sights - Niagara Falls!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 — 6:15 PM EDT
Bowling pin, bowling ball, and bowling shoes.

It's a strike!

Students in the English For Success (EFS) program will be going bowling in Kitchener!

Experience this fun past-time with your fellow classmates. Who's going to get the highest score?

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 — 7:00 PM EDT
Friends playing Jenga.

Our Program Assistants, Charmaine, Ceci, & Sapphire, will be hosting a games event for our English for Success (EFS) students!

Participate in some fun activities with your PA's and spend some time with your friends!

Thursday, August 31, 2017 — 8:00 PM EDT
People sitting around a bonfire.

Let's relax, have a bonfire, and make some new friends!

Our bonfire will be a great way for our English for Success (EFS) and students to mingle and meet one another and other UWaterloo students!

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