Events - May 2013

Friday, May 31, 2013 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Speaker: Dr. Sonja Martens, Project Manager Ketzin, Centre for Geological Storage, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam
The GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences runs Europe's longest
operating on-shore CO2 storage site at the town of Ketzin/Havel near
Berlin. The Ketzin pilot site was the first and is still the only active CO2
Thursday, May 30, 2013 — 7:00 PM EDT
Not a week goes by without pipelines making headlines -
whether it's a new spill, an unexpectedly slow and expensive clean-up, or an ongoing controversy over new or proposed pipelines.
Thursday, May 30, 2013 — 1:30 PM EDT

Angela Roorda, Research Development Officer in the Faculty of

Arts, will review the main parts of the typical grant or fellowship

application, discuss how the adjudication process works and what

that means for you, and suggest strategies to help you pitch your

project to your best advantage. 

Thursday, May 30, 2013 — 10:30 AM EDT

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.

Thursday, May 30, 2013 — 10:00 AM EDT

Planning your career and identifying your skills don’t have to be

overwhelming processes. Get some simple and practical steps that

you can implement now to begin preparing for your academic or

non-academic career.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Join VeloCity Campus and guest speaker Linda Carson for a workshop on:
Idea Generation: A crash course in the fundamentals of creative thinking
Linda Carson,
Centre for Knowledge Integration

Linda Carson teaches INTEG 251 Creative Thinking and she's bringing you a one-hour crash course in the fundamentals of reliable, sustainable idea generation:
  • the four-stage creative process
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 — 7:00 PM EDT
The Waterloo Summit Centre for the Environment, in partnership with
Education Huntsville, is hosting an Environment Lecture Series that is open to the public, relating to Canada's changing environment, we hope that you will join us on May 15, 29, June 12, 26, and July 3.
The second lecture in the series, Winnie-the-Pooh to Spring Hunting: the
History of Ontario's Black Bears, features lecturer Mike Commito on May
29, 2013.
In this session of the Environment Lecture Series, you will learn about
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 — 5:30 PM EDT

The Canadian Osteopathic Medical Student Association (COMSA) and

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSU-COM)

will present information on osteopathic medicine. Learn what makes

osteopathic medicine unique, academic requirements, what schools look

for in an application, how to shadow DOs in Canada, and the process of

returning to Canada to practice as a licensed physician.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 — 4:30 PM EDT

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.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 — 2:30 PM EDT

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. The online assessment must be completed at least

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 — 1:30 PM EDT

Prof Bruce Frayne, Faculty of Environment, will describe the

steps to successfully plan for PhD career opportunities in an

academic environment.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 — 10:30 AM EDT

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.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 — 9:30 AM to Friday, May 31, 2013 — 3:30 PM EDT

The Instructional Skills Workshop is a 24 hour series of microteaching sessions (held over 3 or 4 days) with peer feedback. It leads to a widely-recognized Certificate and includes instruction in learning theories as well as considerable application and practice.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 — 9:00 AM to Thursday, May 30, 2013 — 3:00 PM EDT

The University of Waterloo will host a Ontario Benthos Biomonitoring Network training course in Huntsville, Ontario at the Waterloo Summit Centre for the Environment on May 28th to 30th, 2013.

The course will also be offered for a 2nd time on June 18-20, 2013.

The Ontario Benthos Biomonitoring Network (OBBN), which is coordinated by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority, is an aquatic macroinvertebrate biomonitoring network for Ontario's lakes, streams and wetlands.

Monday, May 27, 2013 — 3:30 PM EDT

In order to receive that job oœffer, 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. 

Saturday, May 25, 2013 — 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Bangladesh Cultural Society (BCS)@KW, together with Bangladeshi Students’ Association (BSA)@UW, is organizing a fund-raising cultural event 'Chetonay Bangladesh' (Bangladesh in conscience) on the 25th May, Saturday at 5 PM Support building collapse victims and their families in Bangladesh.
Donations will be collected through Friends of CRP-Canada Society, the public foundation of a Canadian Registered Charity (Business Number 83494 1809 Rr0001). A receipt  will be mailed as soon as possible (usually 7 to 10 days)
Saturday, May 25, 2013 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

Celebrating the Music and Legacy of Iannis Xenakis.

The Institute for Quantum Computing, together with the Perimeter Institute and the Fields Institute present a two-day festival of contemporary string quartet, percussion, and electroacoustic music, together with lectures and discussion on the impact of Xenakis's work.

IQC will be hosting Grains of Sound: A Concert of Electroacoustics, Video and Robotics Performers.


Saturday, May 25, 2013 — 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM EDT

The Faculty of Engineering’s Student Design Centre, in cooperation with Engineering Outreach (WE Connect), the Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research (WatCAR) and Toyota will be hosting the second annual Electric Vehicle Challenge on Saturday May 25, 2013.

The challenge will feature 2 races in the 12 and 24 volt classes and an Engineering Design Award competition.

Saturday, May 25, 2013 — 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM EDT

Attention lake association members, researchers, interested citizens and those who care about the health of our lakes and watersheds, this workshop is for you.

The Lessons Learned workshop provides an educational and sharing opportunity for those interested in learning about, protecting and caring for our Central Ontario lakes and watersheds. The theme for this workshop is Working Towards Effective Lake Stewardship.

While this workshop will be geared towards lake associations in Central Ontario, those with interests in other Ontario watersheds are encouraged to attend.

Friday, May 24, 2013 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

This session provides an overview of the Library’s key services & resources, with specific focus on you as a new faculty member or graduate student. It covers borrowing policies, requesting local & interlibrary loan document delivery, key resources by discipline, accessing articles from databases, remote access to library’s online resources, getting help, and more.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 — 2:30 PM EDT

International students will learn the best approaches to search for work

while studying at uWaterloo as well as after graduating. NOTE: First hour

of the session covers general work search strategies; last half hour deals

with visa requirements. There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please

see chart for details.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Presented by: Dr. Jiujun Zhang, Principle Research Officer, National Research Council Canada, Vancouver, BC
The current status of globe fossil energy and renewable energy will be
reviewed in terms of their reserves, exhaustion rates, and future usage
strategies. Among sustainable energy storage and conversion technologies, electrochemical technologies are believed to be the most feasible and effective. PEM Fuel cells, supercapacitors, and their coupling are believed to be the long-term sustainable option for automobile applications.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 — 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EDT

The IEEE Student Branch is hosting a talk entitled "How To Outsmart Business People" presented by Ian Tien. 

If engineering and math are the most intellectually challenging academic programs, why are business people running organizations?  This talk shares how anyone who is bright and motivated can move into business and management roles without any experience.

The speaker is a former UW IEEE student chair who became a manager at
Microsoft, and then founded a Y Combinator-backed startup in Silicon Valley while completing his MBA at Stanford.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 — 3:30 PM EDT

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. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

This is a time to drop by EV1 242 to ask questions about the use of LEARN (version 10. 1). Two CTE Faculty liaisons will be available to answer your questions and help you determine the best way to organize your course content and set up learning activities.  If you are new to LEARN, consider taking a “Getting Started in LEARN” session before attending a drop-in. Please bring your own laptop to work on. There is no need to register for this session – first come, first served.


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