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International orientation

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 9:00 AM to Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 3:00 PM EDT

International Orientation takes place Friday, September 4 to Sunday, September 6. This is the weekend before Waterloo Orientation so that you can also attend Waterloo Orientation.

During International Orientation, you will:

Fall orientation 2015

Sunday, September 6, 2015 (all day) to Saturday, September 12, 2015 (all day)

Fall Orientation 2015 runs from Sunday, September 6 to Saturday, September 12, 2015.

Join us for first-year Orientation if you are:

Lean in Higher Education Conference

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 9:00 AM to Friday, September 11, 2015 - 4:30 PM EDT

"Driving Lean Change in Higher Education"

Making Exam Marking Easier

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Crowdmark vs. paper

The Faculty of Mathematics has contracted with Crowdmark Inc. to provide campus-wide on-line midterm/exam marking and results distribution starting Fall 2015 for all course instructors who are interested. Students write exam papers with Crowdmark-generated QR codes on each page. Exams are later scanned and uploaded to Crowdmark for marking. Benefits include: faster marking (no paper handling/shuffling!), no mark transcription errors, faster feedback to students, no class time for hand-back and the ability to mark from anywhere at anytime.

Take Back the Night 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

On Thursday, September 17th, Students, staff, and faculty are invited to join together and represent the University of Waterloo in the annual Take Back the Night march. From 6 – 9 p.m., the Kitchener-Waterloo community meets at Kitchener City Hall to march.

Why do we march?

Quiet Research, Loud Results!

Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT

An interactive open house to showcase the work of local researchers at the University of Waterloo that are currently or previously funded by the HSF and bring an awareness to how this research is used to create survivors.

Ontario Universities' Fair (OUF)

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 10:00 AM to Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 5:00 PM EDT

High school students and their parents can talk personally with students, professors and university reps, get answers about programs, admission requirements, student life and much more. Don’t miss out on the largest educational fair in Canada!

The birth of homeopathy out of the spirit of 1800: Medicine as cultural history

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM EDT

Alice Kuzniar, Professor of German and English, will look at the notion in Romantic science of a “vital life force” and how it informed homeopathy’s concepts of healing.

Hack4Health

Saturday, September 26, 2015 (all day) to Sunday, September 27, 2015 (all day)
Word cloud in the shape of a persons head with words describing the symptoms of Dementia and Multiple Sclerosis.

Hosted by the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and the Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP), Hack4Health will provide an exciting space for the creation of practical applications (software, hardware, and social solutions) for people living with MS or Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The application(s) that emerge from this productive 2-day event will benefit people affected by and/or living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, enhance the profile of both conditions, inspire cutting-edge research at the University of Waterloo, and provide an invaluable platform for social innovation. 

Annual traditional Pow Wow

Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Join us for the 12th Annual Traditional Pow Wow, hosted by the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre at St. Paul's University College.

There will be traditional drum groups, dancers, and craft and food vendors.

Everyone is welcome, whether Aboriginal or not!

The Pow Wow will take place rain or shine.

40th Mathematics Reunion - Class of 1975

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 7:00 PM to Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 6:30 PM EDT
We want you to come back to campus and Celebrate 40 Years!

AHS Fun Run 2015

Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 8:30 AM EDT

The 30th Annual Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) Fun Run takes place on Saturday, October 3, 2015 and is the longest-standing Reunion tradition at the University of Waterloo. The run (or jog or walk), takes place on Waterloo’s Ring Road, and promotes a healthy, dynamic lifestyle and encourages participants to be physically active across the lifespan – a mission of all AHS teaching and research activities!

The event is open to all ages and we attract well over 400 alumni, students, staff, faculty, and members of the Waterloo Region community to join in the fun. Participants have the option of a 2.5 km or 5 km run, jog, or walk.

Reunion 2015

Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

Join us for a full day of free activities for the whole family including a lecture by Institute for Quantum Computing Executive Director Raymond Laflamme, a charity run, Warrior football match, East Asian Festival, traditional Aboriginal Pow Wow, and interactive learning experiences in a number of our buildings.

70's Era reunion

Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Conrad Grebel 70's Era Reunion. Hot hor d’oeuvres, beverages, cash bar and live entertainment.

CBB visionary lecture series: Tackling grand challenges in global health & development

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

The world’s challenges and targets for their solutions have recently been captured in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) which are intended to guide global action from 2015‐2030. Now, the focus is shifting from the strategy of developing and forging consensus around these goals to questions of implementation and execution regarding how these goals will be reached. In addressing this question, it is clear that innovation will be critical to reaching the SDGs.

Dragon challenge quidditch tournament

Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM EDT

The University of Waterloo hosts its inaugural inter-university quidditch tournament on V1 Green.

Polar Data Forum II: International Collaboration for Advancing Polar Data Access and Preservation

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 (all day) to Thursday, October 29, 2015 (all day)
Polar Data Forum II: International Collaboration for Advancing Polar Data Access and Preservation

The second international Polar Data Forum (PDF II) will be held at the University of Waterloo in October of this year. The Forum will provide a critically important venue for showcasing polar data initiatives, to learn from global partners and work collaboratively to continue developing an international vision and action plan.

Professional and Post-degree Day

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 10:30 AM EDT

The University is hosting a Professional and Post-degree (PPD) Day. Topics include career options, graduate school admission requirements, program specifics, and application procedures and deadlines.

The first session at 10:30 a.m. will focus on education, health, pharmacy, optometry, social work, and college post-degree/certificate programs.

The second session at 1:30 p.m. will focus on MBA, law, veterinary, engineering/technologies, and graduate studies.

2015 Farvolden Lecture - A Renaissance in Regional Hydrogeology

Friday, October 30, 2015 - 2:00 PM EDT
Robert Farvolden

​Prof. David RudolphProfessor, Faculty of Science, University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo warriors youth basketball day

Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM AST

Come cheer on your Waterloo Warriors Women's and Men's Basketball teams as they face off against the cross town rival Laurier Golden Hawks.

Women tip off at 1:00 p.m. followed by the men at 3:00 p.m. All Youth league players to wear their jerseys will receive free admission. Don't miss out on the autograph session with the Warriors post game.

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