Events - October 2013

Wednesday, October 9, 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, October 9, 2013 — 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Location: FLEX Lab (LIB329) Notes: This workshop is part of the Focus on Teaching Week offerings through CTE. Open to faculty (registration is required)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Professor Michel Fich, Department of Physics and Astronomy, 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, October 9, 2013 — 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

Knowing your skills and abilities AND being able to clearly and confidently 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.

 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

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 Library’s search tool, Primo.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 — 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

Location: FLEX Lab (LIB329) Notes: This workshop is part of the Focus on Teaching Week offerings through CTE. Open to faculty (registration is required)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 — 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
To register for this workshop, please visit the Student Success
Office website. Successful university students don’t just stick their nose
in the books, but think about how they remember, what material is on a test, and how to use their study time effectively. In this workshop you’ll
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 5:50 PM EDT
Speaker:

Department of Psychology
University of Toronto

Title: Physiology of Frontal-temporal Lobe Memory Network and Its Dysfunction in Early Stage Alzheimer’s Disease

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Location: FLEX Lab (LIB329) Notes: This workshop is part of the Focus on Teaching Week offerings through CTE. Open to faculty (registration is required)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM 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, October 8, 2013 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Would you like to create a map for your course assignment or research project but don’t know where to start? This workshop will teach you the basics with the popular Esri ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 program. You will learn how to add GIS data, how to create simple maps, and where to find GIS data and resources. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

Location: FLEX Lab (LIB329) Notes: This workshop is part of the Focus on Teaching Week offerings through CTE. Open to faculty (registration is required)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Make smart use of your time: better searching can lead to better marks. Learn to construct searches that provide the information you need, rather than a million useless hits. In this hands-on session learn advanced techniques to locate books, journal articles, and web resources.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Matthew Erickson (Conflict Management and Human Rights) will take you through a step-by-step process to plan and conduct effective conversations around difficult issues that you are experiencing with your supervisor.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 — 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

Location: FLEX Lab (LIB329) Notes: This workshop is part of the Focus on Teaching Week offerings through CTE. Open to faculty (registration is required)

Monday, October 7, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
To register for this workshop, please visit the Student Success
Office website. Successful university students don’t just stick their nose
in the books, but think about how they remember, what material is on a test, and how to use their study time effectively. In this workshop you’ll
Monday, October 7, 2013 — 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM EDT

Location: FLEX Lab (LIB329) Notes: This workshop is part of the Focus on Teaching Week offerings through CTE. Open to faculty (registration is required)

Monday, October 7, 2013 (all day) to Thursday, October 10, 2013 (all day)

See events being offered by the Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) below:

Friday, October 4, 2013 — 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EDT
The fourth talk from the series "Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship" - Why do we start businesses? What can/should we do to make our business successful? Is there, or should be such a thing as ethical behaviour in the business world? If yes, what is, or should be, that ethics based upon?
 
Friday, October 4, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Speaker: Vanessa Schweizer
 
This seminar will survey a number of projects that have applied and developed a formal technique for constructing and evaluating scenarios in climate change research. 

Friday, October 4, 2013 — 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Join WISE members and students for an enlightening day of energy research lectures, presentations, and discussions. Tour labs, meet researchers, make connections, and spend the day with the minds that help to make Waterloo the most innovative University in Canada.
 
Admission is free and open to the public. 
Thursday, October 3, 2013 — 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
To register for this workshop, please visit the Student Success
Thursday, October 3, 2013 — 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
Christian Campbell is a writer of Bahamian and Trinidadian heritage. His work is inspired by jazz and visual arts. His book of poetry, Running the Dusk, won the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize in 2010. He was a Rhodes Scholar and now teaches at the University of Toronto.
 
This year's Reading Series at St Jerome's is on the theme of Literartistry,
showcasing literature's dance with other artistic media.
All readings are free and open to the public.
 
Thursday, October 3, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Effective use of social media is key to job search and career success. Learn how LinkedIn, the professional social networking site, can help you to create an effective online presence, build professional networks, and search for jobs. NOTE: This workshop is intended for students who have limited knowledge of and/or experience with LinkedIn.

Thursday, October 3, 2013 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Attend this session to find out how your interests relate to specific career opportunities. 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 Strong Interest Inventory online. The online assessment must be completed at least 2 business days prior to the workshop.

 

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