Events - February 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018 (all day)
SDGs

Do you have a solution to a major global problem?

The World’s Challenge Challenge at the University of Waterloo is a competition where teams of three diverse students pick one of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (also known as Global Goals), and propose a solution. Teams will be selected for interviews occurring on February 14, and six teams will be selected to make a 5-7 minute presentation on March 1, proposing a solution to a panel of judges, with Q&A.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST

Have you ever considered being your own boss and growing a consulting business? Learn about the ins and outs of launching an expert consulting business. Refreshments will be served at the event, please bring your own mug for hot beverages.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 — 2:00 PM EST
Dr. Carla Restrepo

Dr. Carla Restrepo is a Professor at the College of Natural Sciences, Biology, UPR, Puerto Rico.

She will be presenting her WICI Talk : "From sandpiles to real mountains - Complex dynamics of tropical mountainscapes mediated by landslides" on February 27, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the Davis Centre Rm.1302.  

Monday, February 12, 2018 — 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
Join us on Monday, February 12th, 2018 for Business, Uncensored with Mandy Rennehan, Blue Collar CEO & Founder, Freshco (not the

Join us on Monday, February 12th, 2018 for Business, Uncensored with Mandy Rennehan, Blue Collar CEO & Founder, Freshco (not the grocery store!)

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 — 7:00 PM EST

We live in the age of the algorithm. In theory, this should lead to greater fairness: Everyone is judged according to the same rules, and bias is eliminated. But as mathematician and author Cathy O’Neil reveals, the opposite is true. The models being used today are opaque, unregulated, and uncontestable, even when they’re wrong. Models are propping up the lucky and punishing the downtrodden, creating a “toxic cocktail for democracy.”

Welcome to the dark side of Big Data.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST

The Association of Graduate Planners' (AGP) Speaker Series features: Martine August on Wednesday, January 31 and Jeremy Pittman on Wednesday, February 7.

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