Events - February 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST

A professor's journey teaching Western Philosophy in Nanjing, China. Will Canadian students benefit from the lessons learned?

Thursday, February 28, 2013 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST

Play an instrument? Like sports? Love playing instruments and watching sports?

Well then, Warriors Band may just be what you're looking for!

Come out to the Warriors Band's weekly practice. There are no auditions and some instruments are provided! Don't worry if you can't make it this week, we practice every Thursday! Same time, same place all term.

For more info: www.warriorsband.com

Thursday, February 28, 2013 — 4:00 PM EST

The Department of English is excited to welcome acclaimed writer, poet and historian Wade Compton, who will be performing "The Reinventing Wheel: On Blending The Poetry Of Cultures Through Hip Hop Turntablism". 

Free and open to public

Thursday, February 28, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM EST

The Canadian Obesity Network - Student and New Professional University of Waterloo Chapter (CON-SNP UW) is hosting an action-packed PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT team challenge to raise funds in support of obesity research, education, treatment and management in Canada.

Register your team by emailing CONSNP.Waterloo@gmail.com

Who: Teams up to 10 people or sign up as a Free Agent

When: Thursday February 28, 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013 — 12:00 PM EST

The current job market requires an assertive approach to finding work.

Increase your chances of success by learning relevant networking and

communication techniques. 

Thursday, February 28, 2013 — 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Michael Azulay will deliver a seminar on the area of International Water Law. The key principles of international water law will be introduced and explored through a variety of case studies from around the world.

Thursday, February 28, 2013 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

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.

Thursday, February 28, 2013 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Basic sentence structure will be explained. Find out how to make your sentences interesting and varied.  Learn how to avoid common sentence structure errors such as dangling and misplaced modifiers, fragments, lack of parallel structure, and awkward constructions.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 — 5:00 PM EST

This workshop will help you prepare for a dental admission interview through practice in a small group setting. It will focus on the CDA-style interview and standard interview format. Get tips on how to handle these interview styles and admission questions

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST

Competitors from the Faculty of Arts will have 1 static slide and 3 minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their graduate research to a non-specialist audience. Winners of the faculty-based 3MT heats will advance to the university-wide 3MT finals, March 27, 2013. It's free!
It's fun! All are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST

Come on out and celebrate Therapeutic Recreation Awareness Month with AHS and your Canadian Paralympic Athletes.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Stay current in your field of research! Learn how to automate your searches for new and relevant research by having search results and journal tables of contents sent to you on a regular basis. Find out about the alerting services available in Web of Science and CSA databases, RSS feeds, and the Library¹s search tool, Primo.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 — 12:00 PM EST

Your graduate studies can lead to many satisfying careers outside

academia. Learn how to transfer your skills from an academic to

a business or government environment. Plus, discover how to

respectfully draw on your network.

* geared towards individuals in Arts, ENV, and AHS. 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 — 10:30 AM EST

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

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 — 5:00 PM EST

Prepare for professional school interviews by practising in small groups.

Learn strategies to improve performance and get tips on how to handle

admission questions

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST

Competitors from the Faculty of Arts will have 1 static slide and 3 minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their graduate research to a non-specialist audience. Winners of the faculty-based 3MT heats will advance to the university-wide 3MT finals, March 27, 2013. It's free! It's fun! All are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 — 2:30 PM EST

Two-session workshop: attend the fi rst 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.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 — 12:00 PM EST

Your graduate studies can lead to many satisfying careers outside

academia. Learn how to transfer your skills from an academic to

a business or government environment. Plus, discover how to

respectfully draw on your network.

* geared towards individuals in Science, Engineering, and Math. 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 — 10:30 AM EST

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, February 26, 2013 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Would you like to learn how to use other sources of information besides Google? Come prepared with 3 ­ 5 research questions and learn how to match up the information you need with the library's resources.

Monday, February 25, 2013 — 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST

GWPI Distinguished Lecturer Series presents Dr. Xiao-Gang Wen of Perimeter Institute, “Light in the 21st Century: Waves, Particles and Noodles”.

Monday, February 25, 2013 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST

Competitors from the Faculty of Arts will have 1 static slide and 3 minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their graduate research to a non-specialist audience.  Winners of the faculty-based 3MT heats will advance to the university-wide 3MT finals, March 27, 2013. It's free!  It's fun!  All are welcome to attend.

Monday, February 25, 2013 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Digital curation is the practice of collecting useful web-based resources. The bookmark feature in your web browser is a simple digital curation tool. More sophisticated tools (such as Diigo) allow you to annotate those resources, organize them, and share them. Some digital curation tools (such as Scoop.It or Paper.Li) even automate that process: you indicate the key words or sources that are of interest to you, and the tool will generate an attractive online “newspaper” that features relevant resources. In this workshop, the presenter (Dr.

Monday, February 25, 2013 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM 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.

Monday, February 25, 2013 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

To some recruiters, cover letters are more important than resumes. Learn to write letters that highlight your key qualifications and entice the employer to keep reading.

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