Events - September 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013 — 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
To register for this workshop, please visit the Student Success
Office website. Knowing effective strategies to organize information
presented in lectures and textbooks will improve concentration, increase
recall and save time.  In this workshop you’ll explore several note-taking
and reading strategies. In addition you will identify your own note-taking
style, practice the SQ3R reading technique, and learn about the role
effective listening plays in your success.
Monday, September 30, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
Please join the School of Computer Science for an information on fourth-year and optional third-year courses.

The session will cover the following topics: 
 
  • Differences among courses explained
  • Advice on preparation for upper-year specialization (e.g. what courses to choose to prepare for graphics, AI, etc.)
Refreshments will be provided
Monday, September 30, 2013 — 1:00 PM EDT
Dr. Harry Zheng, Mathematical Finance Section, Department of Mathematics, Imperial College, London, presents a keynote presentation as part of WatRISQ entitled, “Smooth Optimal Value Function with Applications”. Dr. Zheng’s Research includes Stochastic Control and OptimizationFinancial Mathematics.
Monday, September 30, 2013 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Check out the Services Fair to learn about the important services available to you on campus. They can help you make the most of your time at Waterloo.
 
Learn about the great services uWaterloo has to offer and you have a chance to win a prize!
Monday, September 30, 2013 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

Check out the Services Fair to learn about the important services available to you on campus. They can help you make the most of your time at Waterloo.

Learn about the great services uWaterloo has to offer and you have a chance to win a prize!

Saturday, September 28, 2013 — 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
There's lots going on: Craft and food vendors, traditional storytelling, Indigenous artists, film screenings, demonstrations, and much more! Everyone's welcome to this free event.
 
  • Doors open at 10 am
  • Grand entry at noon
  • Closing ceremony at 5 pm

The Pow Wow will take place rain or shine.


Hosted by the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre (WAEC) at St. Paul's University College

Saturday, September 28, 2013 — 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT

Join Renison University College in celebrating and experiencing the vibrant cultures of China, Japan and Korea with live performances and demonstrations, music, food, and educational and interactive booths.  

Free admission. Fun for the whole family.

Games and activities will also be available with events to entertain all ages! 

A raffle will be held with some amazing prizes to be won.

Raffle prizes, activities and performance details coming soon.

Saturday, September 28, 2013 — 11:00 AM EDT

Be a special VIP at Reunion as the Waterloo Warriors football team takes on the Guelph Gryphons. Get your tickets today for VIP access to the Alumni Tent that will feature beer sampling from Grand River Brewery, lunch from West of Seoul food truck and live entertainment.

Tickets: $15.00, tax included.

Saturday, September 28, 2013 — 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

The Applied Health Sciences Fun Run is an annual event, held on Reunion (formerly Homecoming) weekend in September, for the University and wider community.

For over two decades, we've welcomed back our Alumni to join with students,faculty, staff and the community in this run to celebrate active, healthy living. They come in costume, high tech gear, or casual weekend wear with families and strollers in tow!

For details see AHS Fun Run 2013.

Saturday, September 28, 2013 — 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM EDT

Reunion 2013 plans are well under way and it will be here before you
know it.

Find out what events are in the works for you by selecting a faculty
or college or all alumni for events open to everyone.

Check back regularly as more details become available.

Friday, September 27, 2013 — 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EDT
The third talk from the series "Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship" - The significant components of a good business plan, and the complex relationship between the entrepreneurs and investors.
 
Friday, September 27, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Robert Stainton
University of Western Ontario

Non-Sentences Strike Back: Revisiting Logical Form and the Vernacular

Friday, September 27, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

In Spring 2013, Bachelor of Knowledge Integration students capped off their second year with a field trip to Barcelona to study museums. Now they're sharing their reflections with the Knowledge Integration community.

This seminar will also include a short presentation from the Waterloo
International Office about the Global Experience Certificate.

Thursday, September 26, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
To register for this workshop, please visit the Student Success
Office website.  Managing your money and finances is not always as simple as it may seem. Learning about your spending and saving can significantly reduce your stress and anxiety, allowing you to live a more balanced lifestyle. In this workshop you will learn the basics of budgeting as well as tips on how to control your impulse spending and better manage your money.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 — 7:15 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

The Wednesday Night Discussion Group (WNDG) has provided a safe and
confidential space for discussing sexual orientation and gender identity on
the University of Waterloo campus for four decades!

Need support? Have questions? Looking to socialize and meet new people? Come join members of the local rainbow community for an evening of engaging discussion.

Visit our webpage for details on the evening's topic of conversation.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
To register for this workshop, please visit the Student Success
Office website. Knowing effective strategies to organize information
presented in lectures and textbooks will improve concentration, increase
recall and save time.  In this workshop you’ll explore several note-taking
and reading strategies. In addition you will identify your own note-taking
style, practice the SQ3R reading technique, and learn about the role
effective listening plays in your success.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Professor Kelly Anthony, teaching Fellow, Applied Health Sciences,
UWaterloo
 
The University of Waterloo is pleased to participate in the Kitchener
Public Library's (KPL) Ideas and Issues Lecture Series.  Each week at 12 noon, a 50-minute lecture is presented by a Waterloo or Wilfrid Laurier university professor.  Pre-registration is not required to participate and there is no charge to attend.
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 — 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM EDT
The annual Career Fair, jointly organized by uWaterloo,
Conestoga College, Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Guelph is largest of its kind in Canada. The focus of Career Fair is on full-time
career opportunities for students following graduation and for alumni.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Hear briefly from the Office of Academic Integrity about why you need to reference your sources. Then learn how to manage your references, create bibliographies, and format your papers in a variety of citation styles from a Liaison Librarian using RefWorks, a web-based citation software freely available to all Waterloo students, faculty, and staff.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

The session is intended for instructors who have mastered the fundamentals of the LEARN environment and are looking for  ways to expedite tasks such as  marking quizzes, adding and editing course content, automating grade entry through rubrics and tool associations, keeping track of attendance and  at-a-glance release of course components.  Homepage tips and tricks will also be examined. Please bring your own laptop to this session.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 — 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM EDT

These sessions are like ‘office hours’ and are held in EV1-317. No need to register; just show up to ask questions you may have about LEARN’s ePortfolio. Please note these are not intended to be Introductory Workshop sessions. If you have not used LEARN’s ePortfolio, please consider attending the Hands-on Introduction:Using LEARN’s ePortfolio session.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
Pat Hanrahan from Stanford University presents, "People, Data and Analysis". 
 
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
To register for this workshop, please visit the Student Success
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

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.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 — 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

This two hour hands-on workshop will introduce TAs to Desire2Learn (D2L), our course management system known as LEARN. By the end of this session TAs will: be able to use the D2L environment to communicate with students; have basic knowledge of the tools available within D2L (e.g., discussion forums, drop boxes, quizzes); enter grades. TAs should be enrolled in the course they will be working in with the appropriate permissions, and should know the sorts of tasks that they will be asked to complete in that course to make best use of their time in the session.

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