Events - October 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 — 5:00 PM EDT

Any five donors who give to the uWaterloo United Way campaign have a chance to win lunch with Feridun Hamdullahpur!

Submit a pledge form to the United Way Office in DC 3620 and be entered to win. For more information visit our website; www.uwaterloo.ca/united-way/

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Learn how to manage your references, create bibliographies, and format your papers in a variety of citation styles using RefWorks, a web-based citation software freely available to all Waterloo students, faculty, and staff.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

The current job market requires an assertive approach to finding work. Increase your chances of success by learning relevant networking and communication approaches.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

"Courage for Lydia": A program of newly-composed music dedicated to Lydia Herrle and her ongoing recovery.  Music by Carol Ann Weaver & Joanne Bender.

Performed by Meaghan McCracken, flute; Willem Moolenbeek, saxophone; Ben Bolt-Martin, cello; Marianne Wiens, violin; Joanne Bender & Carol Ann Weaver, piano.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 — 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

In order to receive that job offer, you must prove your skills in the interview. Here is your opportunity to practise and improve.

NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart for details.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Join us for our annual Library Day event! Stop by library locations between 10:00 am - 12:00 pm for refreshments, to say hello to library staff, and to take part in the day's activities. Of special note this year, the Geospatial Centre (located on the 3rd floor of the Dana Porter Library) will be having its public open house during Library Day. Visit the Centre for a range of Halloween and geo-inspired activities!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

The workshop provides a hands-on learning environment to explore using RefWorks (or other bibliographic management software) and any research database, with citation tracking and search alert capabilities, to maintain an accurate list of your own publications and track and collect citations of your work. The process will help you to identify the best citation tracking sources for your field, uses multiple sources to ensure all your work is tracked and maximizes citation counts. The workshop does not delve into author focused impact factors (e.g. h-index etc).

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 — 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

Learn how to improve your performance in the job interview by viewing and discussing taped excerpts of actual interviews. NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart for details.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Roy Weber, Business Advisor with the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre, will explain best strategies and steps on how to successfully start your own business. Bring your great ideas!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Learn best strategies to prepare for your next academic interview and hear from professors about what they are looking for in candidates.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

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.

Monday, October 29, 2012 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

During this two-session workshop, learn how to apply successful networking strategies in your daily life in order to enhance your career opportunities.

NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart for details.

Monday, October 29, 2012 — 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT

The Dean of Arts office and the Arts Undergraduate and Graduate officies will be holding a used book sale and silent auction. All the proceeds will go the United Way Kicthener WAterloo & Area.Prices will range from .50 to 1.00 unless there are some really spectacular finds donated and those will be priced accordingly. If you would like to donate books please drop them off in PAS 2401 with Sherilee.

Monday, October 29, 2012 — 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT

The Dean of Arts office and the Arts Undergraduate Office invite you to take part in our United Way Fundraiser on October 29th.  We are holding a used book sale from 11:30am until 1:30pm.  All books will be extremely reasonably priced (.50- 1.00) and at 1:00pm any books left will be reduced to .25!   Our event is being held in PAS2438.  Book donations can be dropped off at PAS2438 the morning of the sale. (no textbooks please, non-academic only).

Monday, October 29, 2012 — 8:30 AM to Wednesday, October 31, 2012 — 3:00 PM EDT

The Centre for Extended Learning is hosting their annual Silent Auction in support of the uWaterloo 2012 United Way Campaign. More than 15 items are available to the highest bidder including:

LUSCIOUS LUNCH: Come one! Come all!!

Putting a twist on the infamous Management Team catered lunch is this year’s version!  ALL those who are interested have an opportunity to participate and indulge in this feast. Minimum bid of $10 each.

•               An outstanding culinary experience is promised!

•               Lunch to be served on Tuesday, November 13

Saturday, October 27, 2012 — 7:00 PM EDT
Join alumni from the other colleges “across the creek” for an evening of
fun at The Matchmaker. Join us for a pre-curtain reception prior to the show at 7:00 p.m. with Professor Ted McGee from St. Jerome’s University for his take on this classic comedy. Tickets are $75.
Saturday, October 27, 2012 — 5:00 PM EDT
Women's Volleyball Home Opener VS. Ottawa. Come out with your
residence and win some Halloween prizes for being the best dressed fan out there!
Saturday, October 27, 2012 — 12:00 PM to Sunday, October 28, 2012 — 12:00 AM EDT

The University of Waterloo's Club That Really Likes Anime is celebrating its twentieth year with public screenings of anime dedicated to the history and growth of the anime culture. Anime ranging from the famous to the niche, this event will include a cosplay cafe, games, anime-themed activities, tournaments, contests, music, food, and family-friendly fun. Open to the public, and free admission.

Saturday, October 27, 2012 — 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
This free event is the result of a collaborative effort that
brings together activities from all science departments to introduce the
wonders of science to kids of all ages!
 
Erin Bresser
Friday, October 26, 2012 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Speaker:  Mark B. Brown, California State University, Sacramento

Title of Talk:  "What Does It Mean to Politicize Science? " Co-hosted by:  Science and Technology in Society Collaboration

Friday, October 26, 2012 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Join Dr. Jennifer Lynes, Director, Environment and Business, as she discusses how to develop a good elevator pitch, with topics such as green marketing and advertising. She will also be going through an exercise of creating your own pitch for an idea, and how to effectively present it to your audience.

Friday, October 26, 2012 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

Featuring Dr. J.C. Blokhuis, Assistant Professor, Social Development Studies, this talk will examine the question: How have judges interpreting and applying the Parens Patriae doctrine in the distinct constitutional contexts of Canada, the US, and the UK conceptualised public educational duties and the corresponding education rights of children?

Friday, October 26, 2012 — 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

Planning your career and identifying your skills don't have to be overwhelming processes. Get some simple and practical steps that you can implement now to begin preparing for your academic or non-academic career.

NOTE: This workshop is open only to Masters and PhD students and Post Docs.

Friday, October 26, 2012 — 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

Mitacs Step teaches you essential skills required to succeed in your future career. Note: Please register at www.mitacs.ca for these workshops by clicking on "seminars & workshops". NOTE: This workshop is open only to Masters and PhD students and Post Docs. NOTE: Please register at www.mitacs.ca by clicking on "seminars & workshops".

Thursday, October 25, 2012 — 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

Part of the Reading Series at St Jeromes -- our theme for this year, Metaphoriment, where science meets literature, where metaphor meets experiment. All readings are free and open to the public. Shane Neilson is a doctor and a poet in Guelph, Ontario. Complete Physical was nominated for the Trillium Poetry Award in 2011, and his latest book is Gunmetal Blue: A Memoir.

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