Events - 2012

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 — 10:00 AM to Thursday, November 8, 2012 — 4:00 PM EST

Help Google Maps create complete and accurate maps of the uWaterloo campuses and beyond!

Come join us for two days of map making, and a lot of fun! This is an opportunity for anyone interested in mapping to contribute and share about the places they know and love, all through maps. The Google MapUp is a place to collaborate and exchange ideas, while adding schools, businesses, points of interest, roads, trails, and other place related things to the map.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EST

Please join us for a presentation by our guests from York University Library of the Portuguese Canadian History Project: Preserving the Collective Memory of Immigrants in Canada, Democratizing Access to Historical Knowledge.

Part of the History Speaker Series 2012 - 2013

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EST

Please join us for a guest presentation from York University of the Portuguese Canadian History Project: Preserving the Collective Memory of Immigrants in Canada, Democratizing Access to Historical Knowledge.

Part of the History Speaker Series 2012/13.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EST

Increase the odds of getting what you want when negotiating salary and other details related to the job offer. NOTE: This workshop is geared towards graduating students.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Abstract: We all know that humans are part of the so-called Environment, but the collapse of human-dominated ecosystems in not so distant and recent times suggests that we don't have a good understanding of human-environment systems. What are some of the belief and values that humans introduce into their interactions with ecosystems and how do these in turn affect sustainability? I will address these questions and give an example of an approach to coupling human-environment systems from our recent work on mathematical modeling of human influence on forest-grassland mosaic dynamics.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

On Tuesday, November 6th, 2012, Professor Alireza Nojeh of the University of British Columbia will deliver a lecture titled Sleeping Carbon Nanotubes, Photons and Electrons: Still Full of Surprises After Two Decades of Research

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 — 12:30 PM EST

The Water Institute is pleased to have Dr. John B. Czarnecki, U.S. Geological Survey, deliver a seminar titled: "Assessing groundwater sustainable yield in Arkansas."

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST

Interested in a career in academia or research? This workshop will show you how to prepare an effective curriculum vitae and cover letter.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 — 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST

COAT and JACKET Sale

Student Life Centre Multi-purpose room

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

11:00 - 3:00

Cash only - All proceeds to United Way

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 — 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST

Coat and jacket sale on Tuesday November 6 from 11:00 - 3:00 come out to the Student Life Centre - Multi Purpose Room. CASH ONLY. All proceeds to the United Way.

If you have winter coats and jackets in good, clean condition that you would like to donate call 519-888-4567 Sue (E5) at  ext. 38032, Lori (EV1) at ext. 36574 or Bonnie (HH) at ext. 35618 for pick-up.

 
Donations will be excepted until November 2nd.

Items not sold are donated to a charity clothing drive.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 — 5:00 AM to 7:30 PM EST

The Office of Alumni Affairs invites you to an exclusive alumni networking event at the Courtyard Restaurant in Ottawa.

Do you dread “small talk” or opening conversations with false compliments? Register for the FREE Networking Warm-up where participants will come away with concrete ideas for starting and closing conversations, as well as an approach to networking that relies on being genuine and helpful.

Monday, November 5, 2012 — 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM WITA

Rub shoulders with top university leaders at this years’ Beijing Alumni Chapter Reception. Join the new Vice-President Advancement, Ken McGillivray, and Interim Associate Vice-President International, Jean-Jacques Van Vlasselaer, for an evening of networking and memory sharing with Waterloo alumni.

Pre-reception, attend a technology seminar presented by Ling Loerchner and Scott Inwood from the Waterloo Commercialization Office (Watco) to learn about the ideas and  technologies being developed by University of Waterloo Faculty and students.

Monday, November 5, 2012 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EST

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 at https://uwaterloo.ca/career-action/workshop-prerequisite-chart.

Monday, November 5, 2012 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 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.

Friday, November 2, 2012 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

A panel of Knowledge Integration (KI) students will reflect on their summer experiences, and how they applied their KI learning.

Aidan Coward, Amsterdam 2 cohort (the first-year KI class), sold bikes at two very different stores, and reflected on the differences, and about why being able to fix things is important.

Bryson McLachlan, Copenhagen cohort (third-year class), worked at Treehaus Collaborative Workspace using collaboration, innovation, and creativity to build and foster a coworking community.

Friday, November 2, 2012 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

In this hands-on session, you will learn advanced search strategies for effectively locating books, journal articles, and internet resources. Discover how to make better use of your time and find good sources for your papers and assignments.

Friday, November 2, 2012 — 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

As a game player in this innovative approach to self assessment, you will gain insights into your interests, values, abilities, and personality as they relate to your career decision making. During the game, you will develop a Career Profile to assist you in better understanding who you are and what you want in the world of work.

Thursday, November 1, 2012 — 6:45 PM EDT

Arriscraft Lecture Series – ARCHITECTURE OUTSIDE THE LINES – investigates the edge of professional architecture, where architects, clients, planners, and other participants in the building world talk about particular aspects of their work outside of the conventional boundaries of the architectural profession. In considering this work, by some of the remarkable individuals engaged in new forms of architecture and new forms of architectural enterprise – all in the Greater Toronto Area – the series mounts a constructive critique of the detached, professional model of architectural practice.

Thursday, November 1, 2012 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

The Canadian Obesity Network - Student and New Professional, University of Waterloo Chapter welcomes graduate students and faculty on November 1 at 5:00 pm for the inaugural launch of CON-SNP Waterloo. Hear form New Professionals in the field of obesity research, meet your 2012-2013 executive members and find out about monthly journal clubs, attendance at national conferences and opportunities to be involved in community outreach initiatives. Afterwards, mix and mingle with fellow researchers, enjoy free food and sign up for the CON-SNP monthly newsletter.

Thursday, November 1, 2012 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Finance is an area rich with career options. Hear from professionals about a range of financial services careers and the skills needed for success. Please note that panelists will not address how to obtain jobs, but will discuss career options you might choose from. Panelists

include: Investment Technology Group (ITG), Manulife Financial and Scotiabank.

Thursday, November 1, 2012 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

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.

Thursday, November 1, 2012 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

On Thursday, November 1st, 2012, Professor Steven Holdcroft of Simon Fraser University will deliver a lecture titled “Sleeping Policemen on the Hydrogen Highway: Addressing Challenges in PEM Fuel Cell Technology through Basic Research”.

This lecture is free and open to the public!

Thursday, November 1, 2012 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Improve your performance in an academic job interview by practicing in a small group setting.

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.

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