Events - September 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013 — 6:00 PM to 7:30 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.
Monday, September 23, 2013 — 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
The BSW Infomation Session will cover:
- Admission requirements
- Admission process
- BSW Academic and Field Education Program
Monday, September 23, 2013 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

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, September 23, 2013 — 12:00 PM to Thursday, October 10, 2013 — 4:00 PM EDT
Come learn more about Study Abroad opportunities and how you can earn a Global Experience Certificate, as well as volunteering and exploring Peru!
 
Information sessions will be held on the following days:
Monday, September 23 from 12-1pm
Wednesday, September 25 from 12-1pm
Friday, September 27 from 12-1pm
Monday, September 30 from 3-4pm
Wednesday, October 2 from 3-4pm
Friday, October 4 from 1:30-2:30pm
Tuesday, October 8 from 3-4pm
Wednesday, October 9 from 12-1pm
Saturday, September 21, 2013 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Scientists explain physics by telling stories: “When you shoot an arrow
where does it land?” But the stories to explain quantum physics tend to
sound like ghost stories: “A particle takes two paths at the same time;
spooky action at a distance changes the state of a distant object
instantly.”
 

Professor David Cory will explore how we can tell stories about the quantum world even when it seems out of this world and describe some ways that quantum devices are going to change the world.

Saturday, September 21, 2013 — 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

Doors Open Waterloo Region

FREE heritage and architecture tour. 

Discover the secret places of Waterloo Region, including several University of Waterloo sites!

Free admission, children's activities, music, drama presentations, walking
tours and other special events.

Pick up our 2013 map & guide at libraries, museums and tourism offices across Waterloo Region from July to September, or in the Waterloo Region Record on Saturday, September 14. 

Saturday, September 21, 2013 — 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT

Families are invited to visit their student on September 21 during Fall Family Day. Register now and look forward to spending a day on campus with your family This is a free event.

Friday, September 20, 2013 — 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EDT
The second talk from the series "Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship" - How are startups created? What are the most important steps in creating a startup? What are the most common mistakes, challenges and obstacles?
 
Friday, September 20, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Talk Title:

​"Warehouse-scale Computers: Opportunities but Challenges"
 
​Talk Abstract:
Web-service companies such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Yahoo, and Apple spend hundreds of millions of dollars to construct and operate Warehouse-scale Computers (WSC) which provide popular web-services such as search, social networking, webmail, video streaming, enterprise management tools, online maps, automatic translation, and online courses.

Friday, September 20, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Speaker: John McLevey, Centre for Knowledge Integration

The relationships between think tanks and their funders are central to theory and public discourse about the politics of policy knowledge, yet very little research systematically examines these relationships across cases.

In this talk, I use original data on funding for 30 think tanks from 2000 to
2011 to evaluate assumptions from elite, pluralist, and field theories. I

Friday, September 20, 2013 — 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

This is a time to drop by EV1 317 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.

Thursday, September 19, 2013 — 8:00 PM EDT
 Margaret MacMillan in a chair
Thursday, September 19, 2013 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Are you interested in pursuing a Master's or Doctoral (PhD) degree? Come learn about graduate studies at University of Waterloo!

Stop by and ask about:

  • Master's and PhD programs available
  • admission requirements
  • research opportunities
  • scholarship and award options

Refreshments will be served. No need to register.

Thursday, September 19, 2013 — 2:45 PM to 4:15 PM EDT

Are you thinking about graduate studies next fall?
Do you have some questions about graduate scholarships?

You are invited to attend a scholarship information session!

The major scholarship competitions occur in the fall term with results announced the following spring; you must apply one year in advance of holding your scholarship.

Thursday, September 19, 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.
Thursday, September 19, 2013 — 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
The Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology (CBB) will be hosting a
kick-off event on Thursday September 19, 2013 for National Biotechnology Week which runs September 20-27.  CBB will be highlighting and increasing the awareness of work that is being conducted in the biotech area through faculty lectures and presentations showcasing graduate student work.
 
Thursday, September 19, 2013 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 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.

Thursday, September 19, 2013 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM 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.

Thursday, September 19, 2013 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

This is a time to drop by EV1 317 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.

Thursday, September 19, 2013 — 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Waterloo Cases in Design Engineering (WCDE) will offer a
workshop on the use of engineering case studies in undergraduate teaching. This workshop is motivated by the interest that many faculty members from various departments have had in learning more about using case studies effectively. Please contact deffa@uwaterloo.ca or cheryl.pearce@uwaterloo.ca if you plan on attending. 
Wednesday, September 18, 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 18, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Are you thinking about graduate studies next fall?
Do you have some questions about graduate scholarships?

You are invited to attend a scholarship information session!

The major scholarship competitions occur in the fall term with results announced the following spring; you must apply one year in advance of holding your scholarship.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
To register for this workshop, please visit the Student Success
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM 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.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

Are you interested in pursuing a Master's or Doctoral (PhD) degree? Come learn about graduate studies at University of Waterloo!

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