Events - November 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST

The 2012 Staff Recognition Reception will recognize those who have been with the University of Waterloo for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years.

Please register online at

Thursday, November 22, 2012 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST

Attend this session to find out how your interests relate to specific career opportunities. NOTE: There is a materials charge of $10.00 payable at the Centre for Career Action prior to the session. Once you have registered and paid, you will be given information on how to complete the Strong Interest Inventory online. The online test must be completed at least

2 business days prior to the workshop.

Thursday, November 22, 2012 — 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Proper etiquette is crucial to a successful job search - and to your career. This workshop covers dining etiquette as well as appropriate behaviour at interviews, employer receptions, and other networking activities.

Thursday, November 22, 2012 — 9:00 AM to Friday, December 14, 2012 — 4:00 PM EST

Engineering Students ... you only have until the end of lectures to nominate your most deserving TA for this award. Nomination forms can be obtained at: Eng. Soc., Engineering U/G Office - CPH 1320 and on the S.F.F. web-site. See your class rep. OR come in to see us in CPH 1320, for more details. Nominations to be dropped off at reception in CPH 1320 until December 14th.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST

Waterloo Lecture
Lost Explorers of Arctic Canada
Robert W. Park

Stratford Public Library
19 St. Andrew St.
Stratford, ON

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 — 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST

Register by sending an email to with

Information session in the subject line. Only students who register

will be able to attend this event.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 — 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST

We know that email is one of the main ways that uWaterloo communicates with you. We want you to tell us what makes a good email and what makes you want to read it. This is your chance to share what kinds of information you want to receive by email, what makes email readable, what is the right length and what would make you click on links. Your feedback will help us discover how to create email content that you will want to read. (Did we mention there will be pizza?)

Student Success Office

Multi-purpose room


We'll provide dinner.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EST

You are invited to the History Faculty Showcase, hosted by the Waterloo bookstore on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.

This event provides an opportunity to hear History professors discuss their latest publications.

Speakers include James Blight and janet Lang, Dan Gorman, Geoff Hayes, Greta Kroeker, Doug Peers and John Sbardellati.

Refreshments available.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Become a power RefWorks user!  If you are already using RefWorks and Write N Cite but you would like to take better advantage of these powerful tools, this workshop is for you.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EST

Red Chamber: Chinese Traditional Music

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 — 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM EST

The University of Waterloo is pleased to participate in the Kitchener Public Library's (KPL) Ideas and Issues Lecture Series. Each week at 12 noon, a 50-minute lecture is presented by University of Waterloo professors, alternating with Wilfrid Laurier University professors. Pre-registration is not required to participate and there is no charge for participants.

The 2012-2013 lecture series will be held at:

Forest Heights Community Library

251 Fischer-Hallman Road

Kitchener, ON  N2M 4X8

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 — 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST

For Co-op Students - Statistics, Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Economics, Computing and Financial Management, Computer Science, Business, Arts, Accounting

This session is for Summer students and co-op students who are available for the spring/summer work term

RSVP to with 'Information session' in the subject line - only those who register and receive confirmation will be able to attend.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 — 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Knowing your skills and abilities AND being able to clearly and confidently convey them to employers is critical to your success in the employment process. Learn how to identify and articulate your strengths and discover potential areas of growth. You will also devise a plan to enhance these skills.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 — 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM EST

Take 5 with a BMO Campus Recruiter

We are here to answer your questions!

10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Student Life Centre

Drop-ins welcome!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST

This session provides you with an overview of ODESI, the platform for searching and downloading Statistics Canada datasets made available through the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI). Basic knowledge of data analysis is presumed.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST
Feridun Hamdullahpur, President & Vice-Chancellor, and Sallie Ann Keller,
Vice-President, Academic & Provost, invite you to participate in the Fall
2012 Town Hall meeting.
The president, together with the provost and vice-presidents, will deliver a report on the university's strategic planning activities, its
internationalization agenda and key campus updates.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST

Two-session workshop: attend the first session to learn about your personality type and preferences for learning and decision making. In the second session, discover how to apply your MBTI type to explore potential careers. NOTE: There is a materials charge of $10.00 payable at the Centre for Career Action prior to the session. Once you have registered and paid, you will be given information on how to complete the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) online. The online test must be completed at least 2 business days prior to the workshop.

Saturday, November 17, 2012 — 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST

About TEDxUW

TEDx was created in the spirit of TED's mission, "ideas worth
spreading." The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. At TEDx events, unique talks given by live speakers combine with TEDTalks videos to spark deep conversation and connections.

Saturday, November 17, 2012 — 9:00 AM EST

TEDxUW On-Campus Livestream Event: Build Your Edge

Saturday, November 17, 2012 — 7:00 AM EST
Celebrate Think Pink with the University of Waterloo and help
raise money to support breast cancer. This years goal is to raise $25,000!
Friday, November 16, 2012 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Speaker: Ginny Dybenko

Digital Media has already had a significant impact on the way the world

operates socially, commercially and politically.  But it is only the

beginning. Come prepared to engage in an active dialogue regarding

likely outcomes, global impacts and what skills you might need to

achieve your personal goals in future.

Ginny Dybenko is the Executive Director of the new University of

Waterloo Stratford Campus. Before that she was the Dean of the Wilfrid

Friday, November 16, 2012 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

China with its 5,000-year history, the oldest, most populous nation on earth has become one of the extraordinary countries in the world. Exploring where tradition meets modernity, civilization meets futuristic landscape, you will follow us to experience the fascinating history and culture as well as the impressed contemporary life of this extraordinary country. This event is part of International Education Week.

Friday, November 16, 2012 — 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM EST

Whether you're a novice or experienced TA, this session is a great opportunity to learn from your peers at Waterloo. As part of this session, several international TAs will showcase their teaching skills by teaching a basic concept from their disciplines as they would teach it to undergraduates.  Live teaching showcase will be followed by a discussion and exchange of ideas about teaching as an international TA.

Friday, November 16, 2012 — 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST

Waterloo International is holding a contest  to test your knowledge and geography skills. Waterloo International will name a place and contestants will have to guess where it. The winner will receive a $150 Retail Services gift certificate. This event is open to students, staff and faculty. This event is part of International Education Week.

Friday, November 16, 2012 — 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM EST

You're invited to the Spirituality and Aging Lecture with Dr. Susan & Rev. John McFadden as they speak on Spirituality, Friendship, and Community in Late Life. For more information and to register visit or or 519-885-0220 x24264. $50 registration (Reduced fee for seniors, students and underemployed individuals.)


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