Events - March 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 — 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Through discussion and hands-on activities, this session will increase your understanding of the career decision-making process and put you in a better position to make career choices.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 — 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Gain an overview of how to use social media to conduct employer/industry research and build connections. Discuss effective social media branding tips and netiquette on popular platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Google+

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 — 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM EST

Session 0009 - This six-hour workshop introduces the principles of sound course design to faculty and teaching staff with little or no prior teaching experience running courses of their own. By the end of the session, participants will have considered learning outcomes, assessments, activities and their alignment in disciplinary and logistical contexts.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST

Join the students from the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus as they discuss their experiences in the ground breaking new program, the Master of Digital Experience Innovation.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST

Prepare for the pharmacy admission interview (standard & MMI). Learn about the interview process, strategies to improve your performance and tips on how to handle common admission questions. A practise standard interview and MMI will be held within the workshop. This workshop is sponsored by the UW Pre-Pharmacy Club.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST

Competitors from the Faculty of Appliled Health Sciences 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, March 5, 2013 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST

A screencast is a way of delivering key content to your students via a narrated video. A screencast differs from, and is more effective than, a videotaped lecture because a screencast focuses not on the presenter but rather on his or her material (such as PowerPoint slides, images, or other digital media). Screencasts can benefit students in two ways.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 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, March 5, 2013 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST

The notion of the "flipped classroom" has been surfacing in teaching and learning listservs and publications for the last couple of years. The term  refers to courses where the traditional components (lectures and  homework) are reversed; that is, course content is delivered outside of class time (for example, via lectures delivered as podcasts or screencasts) leaving class time free for active learning activities (such as discussions, debates, demonstrations, and so on).

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST

Speaker’s panel: faculty members in attendance. Learn best strategies to prepare for your next academic interview and hear from professors about what they are looking for in candidates

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM 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, March 5, 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.

Monday, March 4, 2013 — 2:30 PM EST

Ilana Landsberg-Lewis is fiercely dedicated to the lives of the women and girls she serves. Her lifelong commitment to equity, social justice, racial inclusiveness and progressive causes is evident in every step of her personal and professional path.

Monday, March 4, 2013 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST

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.

Monday, March 4, 2013 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST

Research has shown that students are motivated to learn when they perceive course concepts and theories to be relevant to real-life. Providing students with opportunities to apply concepts and theories learned through coursework is an excellent way to help make course content more meaningful and more easily understood. Experiential learning can help expose and clear up misconceptions, and can facilitate the transfer of classroom learning to problem-solving in different contexts.

Monday, March 4, 2013 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Are you confused by what to buy at the supermarket and looking for ideas on how to put simple but tasty meals on the table?

If so, you're not alone: research shows that most Canadians struggle with making healthier food choices in the grocery store.

Saturday, March 2, 2013 — 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST

The University of Waterloo Brain Bee, hosted by the Department of Kinesiology, is a competition for students in grades 9 through 12 in the Region of Waterloo. Competitors answer questions about the brain and neuroscience, with the winner proceeding to the national brain bee competition.

Friday, March 1, 2013 — 11:59 PM EST

We invite you to enter Statistics Contest 2012/13 to invent and design your own approach to master the concepts of probability and statistics presented in our university courses STAT 230 and 231.

This contest seeks to generate new, outside-the-box ideas for presenting, understanding and participating with the concepts underlying basic probability and statistics courses.

Friday, March 1, 2013 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST

St. Jerome's Bridges Lecture Series presents:

"In time & out of tune: Some perspectives on consonance and dissonance"

Speakers: Ian Quinn, Yale (Music) Thomas Ivey, College of Charleston (Mathematics)

Friday, March 1, 2013 — 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST

Author of Emerging Evangelicals: Faith, Modernity, and the Desire for Authenticity (2011) and Words upon the Word: An Ethnography of an Evangelical Bible Study (2009).

In his fieldwork with the Emerging Church movement, Dr. Bielo was struck by the hope and redemptive power these individuals and communities invested in intentional relocation and settlement in specific places and neighbourhoods.

Friday, March 1, 2013 — 7:00 PM to Saturday, March 2, 2013 — 11:45 PM EST

The Fusion Conference Team is proud to present Fusion Conference 2013 "Ignite Your Passion: The Driving Force Behind Business", currently scheduled for Friday March 1st, 2013 and Saturday March 2nd, 2013.

This years theme explores the diverse motivations that drive students and businesses to achieve their goals and realize their potential.

Explore. Discover. Connect.

Friday, March 1, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EST

Visiting Humphrey Professor in Feminist Philosophy at uWloo

Speaker: Anita Superson (University of Kentucky) 

Title of Talk: "Honky Tonk Women: The Right to Bodily Autonomy and Prostitution" Co-hosted with Women's Studies

Friday, March 1, 2013 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST

Competitors from the Faculty of Mathematics 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.

Friday, March 1, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Knowledge integration across disciplinary, cultural and geographic divides

Speaker:  Yu-Ling Cheng

Friday, March 1, 2013 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Professor Eric Jennings will talk about The Alps in Indochina, or a Case of Colonial Cloning.

This paper draws on Dr. Jennings's most recent book, Imperial Heights: Dalat and the Making and Undoing of France in Indochina.

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