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WIN Seminar Series - Professor David Mitlin

Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

On Thursday, December 13th 2012, Professor David Mitlin of University of Alberta will deliver a lecture titled New Positive and Negative Nanomaterials and Architectures for Supercapacitor Electrodes.

This lecture is free and open to the public!

BLACKBERRY 101

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Want to learn how to Work Smarter with your BlackBerry Smartphone or
Playbook and maximize its potential for both personal and business use?
Then register now for a Rogers Trainer-to-Go program that provides customers with hands on device training including, but not limited to:
- Using the phone features, email messaging, address book and calendar
- Navigating on your BlackBerry device
- Personalizing your BlackBerry device
- BlackBerry device shortcuts and Tips and Tricks

Retirement Reception for Ian Fraser, Safety Office

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Safety Office invites you to a Retirement Open House for Ian Fraser. Ian will be retiring after 37 years at UW. Come, reminisce and share your wishes!!!   RSVP for reception by Friday, December 7, 2012 to sahurley@uwaterloo.ca or contact Sheila at extension 33587.

uWaterloo Alumni Event in Kingston

Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Alumni Affairs is extremely excited to invite you to the first University of Waterloo alumni event in Kingston. Here is your chance to meet and network with fellow alumni in your area. Take part in a speed networking session to help you meet the most alumni in the shortest amount of time and share your ideas with us for future events in the Kingston area.

WISE Lecture Series - Carbonaceous Adsorbents with Unique Bulk and Nanostructured Properties

Friday, December 7, 2012 - 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

An introduction about adsorption pertaining to air quality purification applications will begin the lecture. Currently used and new types of adsorbents will then be discussed, including their morphology, porosity, and composition. Air quality applications for adsorption will then be discussed, and in particular those technologies developed at the University of Illinois. Methods to improve adsorption for specific adsorbates will then be considered followed by a discussion about new materials to meet air quality engineering challenges of the future.

Democracy's Angels - Book Launch at Renison University College

Friday, December 7, 2012 - 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Book launch invitation

Social Development Studies and McGill-Queen’s University Press are pleased to announce the publication of

 Democracy’s Angels: The Work of Women Teachers                       by Kristina R. Llewellyn. 

Dr. Llewellyn is an Assistant Professor in Social Development Studies at Renison University College.

Friday, December 7, 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.

Waterloo Alumni at Toronto FC Training Facility

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Waterloo President Feridun Hamdullahpur invites you and a guest to experience the state of the art training facility for the Toronto Football Club ­ the KIA Training Ground­ and hear fellow alumnus Maria Soklis, (BA¹91 SDS, and proud recipient of Renison's Honorary Senior Fellowship from Renison University College) Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of KIA Canada talk about how she (and the Waterloo Way) are working to drive change in the automotive industry.

Opportunities for Canadians in EU Research Programs

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

You are invited to attend an Information Session Opportunities for Canadians in FP7 Research and Career Development Programs².

EAP Presents: Anything But Merry. Dealing with Grief Over the Holidays

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Anything But Merry

For those of us who are struggling with grief over the death of a loved one, the holiday season can be anything but merry. It can be a time of overwhelming emotions, new challenges and unrealistic expectations from family and friends.

Understanding Grief

Groundbreaking of Science Teaching Complex

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 9:30 am

Inventing the future in the heart of campus



Feridun Hamdullahpur, President and Vice-Chancellor and Terry McMahon, Dean of Science, University of Waterloo, invite you to celebrate the start of construction of Science’s newest building, the Science Teaching Complex.

Thursday, December 6, 2012 | 9:30 a.m.

Student Consultation Group - uWaterloolife blog

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Student Consultation Group - uWaterloolife blog Blogging is a great way to share stories, important information and have interesting conversations with students about what's happening at uWaterloo.

Are you interested in the SSO creating a blog about uWaterloolife? This is your chance to share what content you would like to see, what would inspire you to read it and how often we should post. Your feedback will help us create a meaningful and interesting blog you will find useful. (Did we mention there will be pizza?)

Memory, Technology, and Alzheimer's Research (MA English - Experimental Digital Media)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 6:00 pm

This term, the Critical Media Lab and XDM graduate students collaborated with the Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP), in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, to develop digital projects on the topic of "memory and techne." Projects include a "dementia simulator" app; a sensor-based game about memory and cognition; a visualization of how to improve language used to describe dementia; and a digital art therapy app for people living with Alzheimer's and their caregivers. Special thanks to MAREP collaborators Lisa Loiselle, Jessica Luh, and David B.

University of Waterloo Lecture Series

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

University of Waterloo Lecture Series
 

What's So Special about Science – and How Much Should We Spend on it?

William H. Press, University of Texas at Austin

Objects to Think With (Master of Digital Experience Innovation)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 1:00 pm

MDEI showcase: Digital Media - Design Principles and Practice

Showcasing exciting, new digital media projects created by uWaterloo Arts students in graduate courses taught this Fall by English Professor Marcel O'Gorman. These projects engaged the students in design fundamentals and problem-solving skills as they worked to create an "object-to-think-with" that embodies the philosophical subjects covered in class. What you will see is a series of blue-sky product demonstrations that fit somewhere between "killer app" and science fiction.

1pm - 3pm

Faith & the Feminine: Jewish, Christian and Muslim Perspectives

Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Reclaiming the feminine in our faith traditions

Explore the contributions of women in religious leadership and scholarship, including ways women of faith are reclaiming their history, redefining leadership, and responding to challenges posed by visible and invisible religious structures.

Country Superstar George Canyon at Humanities Theatre

Friday, November 30, 2012 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Prices vary on Seat Selection

Take a step back in time when award winning Country music star George Canyon performs at the Capitol Centre. George Canyon and his band perform all classic, country music favourites from his upcoming Classics II album! Staged with songs & stories, you will step back in time to those 'good old-time radio show' days, like the Grand Ole Opry

Jess Dobkin: This is My Work - a performative talk

Friday, November 30, 2012 - 8:00 pm
Poster for Jess Dobkin presentation

Canadian performance artist Jess Dobkin presents her recent work, with a focus on affect and abjection as they relate to her creative practice.

History Speaker Series: Exhibiting Animals, Displaying Society: The Berlin Zoo in German History

Friday, November 30, 2012 - 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Please join us for an informal talk by Dr. Gary Bruce:

"Exhibiting Animals, Displaying Society: The Berlin Zoo in German History"

Social Development Studies Round Table Series - Renison University College

Friday, November 30, 2012 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Dr. Kristina Llewellyn

“Loose Lips Sink Schools - The Threat of Teacher Talk to Democracy”

DR. KRISTINA LLEWELLYN, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT STUDIES, RENISON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 30TH, 2012 | 12:00 – 1:00 P.M. | DUNKER FAMILY LOUNGE

orchestra@uwaterloo concert

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 8:00 pm

Featuring Nat Leung, concerto competition winner playing Rachmaninoff's 2nd Piano Concerto.  Also on the program: Haydn's Symphony No. 99 and Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture.

Tickets are free and can be reserved by calling the Theatre Box Office in Hagey Hall, (519) 888-4908.

Book Launch - "Seeking Places of Peace"

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 4:30 pm

Come celebrate the book launch of the North American Mennonite history, the fifth and final volume in the Global Mennonite History Series sponsored by Mennonite World Conference. Seeking Places of Peace by Royden Loewen and Steven M. Nolt, has been overseen by historians John A.Lapp and C. Arnold Snyder. Snyder will provide a short overview of theproject and copies will be available. Contact 519-885-0220 x 24217 formore information.

History Speaker Series: Red China Blues: Paul Martin, Canadian Foreign Policy, and the China Problem, 1950-66.

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

2012-2013 History Speaker Series presents: 

Dr. Greg Donaghy, Senior historian Department of Foreign Affairs and

International Trade will speak on:

"RED CHINA BLUES: Paul Martin, Canadian Foreign Policy, and the China

Problem, 1950-66"

Thursday November 29th, 2012 @ Hagey Hall Room 117 (MacKirdy reading

room) from 3:30-5pm

Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology Seminar Series: Professor Giovanni Fanchini

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

On Thursday November 29th 2012, Professor Giovanni Fanchini in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and Chemistry at the University of Western Ontario will deliver a lecture titled "How to make puzzles with graphene platelets: transparent and conducting graphene thin films and graphene-RNA nanocomposites"

Success on the Job

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Are you ready to unleash your full potential to be successful at work? Learn how to seize every opportunity and turn your work, volunteer, or internship experience into a real experience -establishing strong work connections and networks for on the job, off the job, and after the job is over! Discuss responsibility, motivation, ethical dilemmas, first impressions, organization, reputations, and initiative in your daily life and in the workplace.

Your Social Media Strategy

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Gain an overview of how to use social media to conduct employer/industry research and build connections. Discuss effective social media branding tips and netiquette on popular platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

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