Events - 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013 — 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM EDT

We are having a reception to welcome our 2+2 and 1+1+ 1 students from China  to our Faculty. It is also our chance to celebrate the Moon Festival.

All staff and faculty are invited to take part in the reception to help provide a warm welcome to   our 2+2 and 1+1+1 students from China and Traditional Chinese Festival food - moon cakes with different flavors will be provided.


Friday, September 13, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Are you interested in pursuing a Master's or Doctoral (PhD) degree? Come learn about graduate studies at University of Waterloo!

Stop by and ask about:

Friday, September 13, 2013 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Are you thinking about graduate studies next fall?
Do you have some questions about graduate scholarships?

You are invited to attend a scholarship information session!

The major scholarship competitions occur in the fall term with results announced the following spring; you must apply one year in advance of holding your scholarship.

Monday, July 8, 2013 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Learn all about butterflies! Join Charlotte Moore and the Ecology Lab for an afternoon with butterflies!

Date: Monday July 8
Time: 1:30-3:30pm
Location: Ecology Lab EV1-134 and outside

We welcome all faculty, staff and students. This is meant to be an informal learning and sharing experience for everyone, no matter what level of expertise.

We will tour the campus grounds with nets in search of butterflies.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

Interested in learning about Community-University partnerships and their ability to facilitate healthy, sustainable community food systems?

Tune in to a webinar hosted by The Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE) project of Food Secure Canada and Carleton University

Wednesday June 26, 1-2pm EDT

 Sign up to receive call-in information

Saturday, June 1, 2013 (all day)
Ecofest flag

The Region of Waterloo is pleased to announce our 6th annual ECOFest event, to celebrate our community’s growing sustainable culture! We are pleased to extend a Request for Proposal of Interest to your organization to take part as an exhibitor in this year’s event:


Date: Saturday June 1, 2013

Location: Waterloo Regional Museum

Thursday, May 30, 2013 — 7:00 PM EDT
Pipeline snaking through hills in Alaska.

Pipelines through Paradise: a panel discussion on Alberta oil

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 — 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

This year’s International Development Student Symposium will feature presentations by 4th year International Development University of Waterloo students returning from their eight-month field placements in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Malawi, Nepal, Peru and Vietnam.  

Thursday, May 2, 2013 — 3:30 PM EDT
The Water Institute Logo

The Water Institute is pleased to announce our Distinguished Lecture 2013.  

Join us for our
Distinguished Lecture 2013
with Professor Asit K. Biswas

Distinguished Visiting Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore
Founder, Third World Centre for Water Management
Stockholm Water Prize Laueate, 2006

Thursday, April 18, 2013 — 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT

Retirement celebration for Edie Cardwell

Join us for an open house celebration to send off Edie in style. If you are unable to attend, you can email Edie a greeting at

For parking arrangements or more information please contact Angie Rohrbacher at ext.36564 or

Please note, open house will be closed for lunch 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Saturday, April 6, 2013 — 8:00 PM to Sunday, April 7, 2013 — 1:00 AM EDT
ESS Grad Ball Poster

Tickets will be sold in the ESS Office. EV1 - 138a

Join us for an appetizer reception, dancing and an all night cash bar.

All ages event.

Friday, April 5, 2013 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Campus Clean-up Crew
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 — 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
SEED Alumni Pub Night graphic

SEED Alumni in the GTA are invited to join professors Neil Craik, Steve Young and Jennifer Lynes for an informal Pub Night.

This is an opportunity enjoy a complimentary drink with former professors, share what you've been doing since graduation and let us know how we can help you with your professional and career development.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 — 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
3 Minute THesis logo

Please join the Faculty of Environment in congratulating graduate students, Ola Mousa, Planning MES, and Rubi Simhayov, Geography PhD, for winning the first Faculty of Environment Three Minute Thesis Competition this morning. Ola and Rubi’s memorable and engaging presentations covered the timely topics of Building Integrated Photvoltaic and oil Sands contaminants, respectively.

Thursday, March 21, 2013 — 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

The Jack Rosen Memorial Award was created to reward out-of-the-box thinking and encourage Environment students to innovate solutions to solve, mitigate or prevent environmental problems.

Join us for the exciting pitch session, where the top ten finalists will present their ideas 'Dragon's Den' style to a panel of judges. The winner will walk away with a cool $1000. An additional $500 People's Choice Award and an optional $500 Honorable Mention will also be awarded.

Friday, March 15, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Join us for a special seminar from Ruth Kwakwa, Dean of Student and Community Affairs, Ashesi University, Ghana.

What is your question, and has your quest begun?  How does design thinking inform your personal quest and question?

Friday, March 15, 2013
Environment 3, room 1408

Knowledge Integration seminar series Winter 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 — 3:00 PM EDT

Join us for a special talk with Kitchener Mayor Carl Zehr on the topic of: Municipalities: where to from here?

Main themes of talk: 

·    How a municipality should operate vs. how it does operate.

·    Party politics in municipalities

·    Infrastructure deficit & how to deal with it long term

·    Financing and forms of revenue

     Cooperation with all orders of government

Thursday, February 28, 2013 — 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM EST

Scott Vaughan: Commissioner for Environment and Sustainable Development

Highlights from the Commissioner for Environment and Sustainable Development’s most recent report to Parliament, on the relationship between the government’s resource development agenda and environmental safeguards.

Thursday, February 28, 2013 — 11:30 AM EST
swings logo

The management and use of water resources within a province and country is usually regulated by water laws set by that province and country. However, what happens when the water resource is international in nature and therefore governed by international water law? This raises a number of questions:

Friday, February 15, 2013 — 11:30 AM EST
Christ Hadfield in a Space Suit

In an exclusive event, the University of Waterloo will be hosting a live Q&A from the International Space Station with Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield. Students from all faculties will get a chance to ask the soon-to-be Commander a variety of cosmos-related questions.

Friday, February 15, 2013 — 11:30 AM EST
Chris Hadfield

A special event surrounding the downlink starts at 11:30 a.m. in the Humanities Theatre in Hagey Hall. The event will begin with a talk by Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen, followed by the University of Waterloo’s Richard Hughson.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 — 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST
year of the snake logo

All  Environment staff and faculty are invited to join the event to celebrate the Year of Snake together with our ENV 2+2 Programs  Chinese students. The Chinese traditional new year food - boiled dumplings and other food will be provided.

Looking forward to seeing you there on Feb 6, 2013!

Friday, February 1, 2013 — 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST
World wetlands day poster

A Celebration of World Wetlands Day: Seminar and Poster Session

Friday, February 1, 2013 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

As part of the INDEV 10 Speaker Series, please join us for a special talk by Mark Lukowski CEO of Christian Children’s Fund of Canada on: Positioning for Personal Success in International Development 

Free admission. All students and faculty welcome. To learn more about Christian Children’s Fund of Canada follow this link to their website.

Thursday, January 17, 2013 — 11:30 AM EST
Water Insititute Logo


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