Events - January 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST

This workshop is your starting point for conducting research at the Library. Learn how to find books, journals, electronic resources and more. Discover hands-on how to locate resources, access course reserves, manage your library account, collect and export references, and set up alerts for search results.

Thursday, January 31, 2013 — 6:45 PM EST

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. It is intent on seeing what might happen next – in building, in engineering, in development, and in design. 

Thursday, January 31, 2013 — 6:00 PM EST
Join webcast host Duane Cronin, executive director for the Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research and mechanical and mechatronics professor, as he explores exciting research opportunities in automotive engineering within the university’s expanding lab and testing facilities.
Thursday, January 31, 2013 — 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EST

Nora Gould writes from east central Alberta where she ranches with her family and volunteers in wildlife rehabilitation with the Medicine River Wildlife Centre. She graduated from the University of Guelph in 1984 with a degree in veterinary medicine. Her first book of poetry I See my Love more Clearly from a Distance is published by Brick Books. This event generously supported by Brick Books and St Jerome's. The reading is free and open to the public.

Thursday, January 31, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST
Thursday, January 31, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST

Dr. Prema Kurien
Maxwell School of Syracuse University

This talk focuses on the political mobilization of Indian Americans and contributes to understanding the political incorporation of U.S. immigrants by examining how first- and second-generation immigrants mobilize advocacy organizations around ethnic, pan-ethnic, religious, and party-oriented identities. It also reveals how race and religion interact in complex ways to shape the political integration of immigrants.

Thursday, January 31, 2013 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Learn how to improve your performance in a job interview by out-preparing your competition and delivering great responses to the toughest questions.

Thursday, January 31, 2013 — 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EST

Devon Elliott, PhD Candidate at Western, has been using emerging digital fabrication and 3D technologies for his dissertation work that explores the history of stage magic, as well as in public history projects. He will introduce and demonstrate some of those technologies, and examine ways in which historians might put those technologies to use in their work.

Thursday, January 31, 2013 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Learn to navigate the world of government information! Improve your government documents searching skills and ability to find various formats of government publications. Discover how to access Canadian federal and Ontario provincial government paper and electronic documents.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 — 6:00 PM EST
Join webcast host Catherine Burns, director of the university’s newly established Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology and systems design professor, as she discusses novel research and graduate study opportunities in bioengineering and biotechnology.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EST
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST

Speaker:  Renée Miller, University of Toronto

Title: Big Data Curation

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Would you like to create a map for your course assignment or research project but don't know where to start? This workshop will teach you the basics with the popular Esri ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 program. You will learn how to add GIS data, how to create simple maps, and where to find GIS data and resources.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 — 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM EST

Food Services wants to know how well they are meeting your on-campus food needs. Come share your thoughts on what kinds of food should be available, what franchises are we missing, if you'd be interested in a roving campus food truck and what they could improve. Share your thoughts over a yummy catered lunch courtesy of Food Services. And we'll even add $10 to your WatCard.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 — 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST

Waterloo Housing department is hosting an Upper-Year Housing Fair on January 30th, 2013. This open house-style event in the Great Hall of the Student Life Centre is bringing over 20 landlords, on-campus residences, and important resource to students! On site will also be the City of Waterloo to help explain some details about the Waterloo Rental Housing Bylaw and how that relates to student accommodations in the city.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EST
Are you feeling undecided about a major or thinking of changing your major? 
Learn effective steps to find a major that fits with your interests, abilities, 
and values
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST
Explore the impact of culture and intercultural communication in the work 
environment and find strategies for success in a different work culture. 
This workshop is geared towards students who will go abroad to work 
and international students who want to work in Canada
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST
Knowing your skills and abilities AND being able to clearly and confi dently
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
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EST
E ective use of social media is key to job search and career success. Learn how LinkedIn, the professional social networking site, can help you to create an effective online presence, build professional networks, and search for jobs. This session willbe facilitated by Erika Louie, Campus Recruiter, LinkedIn.
NOTE: This workshop is intended for students who have limited knowledge of and/or experience with LinkedIn.
Monday, January 28, 2013 — 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
Monday, January 28, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST

Learn how to turn your first draft into elegant, succinct prose, following several strategies for condensing your sentences without sacrificing the sense. This workshop will also describe effective paraphrasing and summarizing strategies.

Friday, January 25, 2013 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST
Friday, January 25, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Speaker: Elissa Cressman, Beyond Borders

Beyond Borders is a three-credit academically centered international
service-learning experience designed to help students develop leadership
skills for a changing global society, become aware of and concerned about
social justice, and gain valuable experience volunteering with development organizations at home and abroad. The program consists of two terms of on-campus course work and one term of volunteer placement abroad.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 — 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST

Susan Musgrave has been labelled everything from eco-feminist to anti-feminist, from stand-up comedian to poet of doom and gloom, from social and political commentator to wild sea-witch of Canada's northwest coast. Her latest book of poetry is Origami Dove (2011). A new novel, Given, and a book for children, Kiss, Tickle, Cuddle, Hug, were published in 2012. She has published over twenty-five books and has received awards in poetry, fiction, non-fiction, personal essay, children's writing and for her work as an editor.

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