University of Waterloo Events
At the University of Waterloo, we're proud to host a wide variety of events for the campus community and our larger community.
Find out what's happening on campus, from free public lectures to workshops and information sessions.
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- Feb. 12 to Mar. 3, 2018
Velocity Fund $25K and $5K applications are open! The Velocity Fund is a non-equity grant program for startups that offers $375,000 each year to startups through its Velocity Fund $25K and Velocity Fund $5K programs.
The Velocity Fund $25K competition showcases 10 startups as they pitch for their chance to win one of four $25,000 prizes and space in one of the Velocity workspaces. For the Velocity Fund $5K competition, three student ideas or student-driven startups receive $5,000 to help them grow their ideas and start their businesses. The top applicants will present their pitches at the Velocity Fund Finals on March 28.
- Feb. 21, 2018
Every Wednesday afternoon, we offer a dedicated writing space (with coffee, tea, and treats!) for faculty to write together. After the writing session you are welcome to stay to discuss writing goals, challenges and strategies with your colleagues.
- Feb. 22, 2018
You’re about to finish your course work or comprehensive exams and have started to think about writing your thesis or dissertation. Where do you begin?
Fundamentals for Writing your Thesis is a full-day workshop that will guide early stage graduate students through some of the first phases of planning and writing a thesis or dissertation.