Events - October 2013

Thursday, October 3, 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.

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

Mitacs Step teaches you essential skills required to succeed in your future career. NOTE: Please register at www.mitacs.ca for this workshop by clicking on ‘seminars & workshops’.

 

Wednesday, October 2, 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 2, 2013 — 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM EDT

A DELICATE BALANCE: Fighting poverty in the age of climate change

Please join us October 2nd for a free public lecture by TD Walter Bean visiting professor, Diana Liverman

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Do you have the right stuff to work at tech giants or the hottest little startup? You might think so, but if you can’t pass the technical interview no one else will ever know! Learn how to navigate the technical interview challenge with Development Manager Waiki Lee from Desire2Learn.

 

Wednesday, October 2, 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
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM 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.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 — 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

Dr. Justin Hines, of the field research organization Operation Wallacea, will
present opportunities  for students next summer. Choice of location includes the cloud forests and coral reefs of Honduras, the lush tropical rainforest and immense coral reefs of Indonesia, the rivers and estuaries of the Peruvian Amazon, the bush of northeastern South Africa, and the coral reefs of Cuba. For 2014, we are very excited to announce our new project in Romania!

There are over 40 projects available for research assistants and over 150

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Page Burton, Technical Writer, Engineering Research, 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.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

Dr.-Ing. Joachim U. Knebel, Chief Science Officer of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

The talk discusses the challenges of the German Energiewende both in a national and a European context, gives some successful examples - from the fields described above - on how research results help to realise a new energy supply system. Finally, requirements and next steps are formulated which take into account the complex system context and the political and societal issues involved.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 — 9:00 AM to Friday, October 4, 2013 — 5:00 PM EDT

The new rules of engagement

October 2 – 4th, 2013, University of Waterloo, Stratford, Ontario

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 — 3:34 PM EDT

Location: EV1 241 Notes: Open to faculty (registration is required).

What do an apron, a necklace, a wooden birthing stool, a traditional wedding ceremony, and an Early Modern European witch trial and “burning at the stake” enactment have in common?

They are all artifacts created by students as part of a semester long project in Greta Kroeker’s History 347 “Witches, Wives and Whores” course, a course that examines the lives of women during the time period from 1450 to 1750.

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

Location: MC 2018B Notes: Open to faculty (registration is required).

This session will focus on working with the gradebook and associated gradebook items, including:

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

As a game player in this innovative approach to self-assessment, you will gain insights into your interests, values, abilities, and personality as they relate to your career decision making. During the game, you will develop a Career Profile to help you better understand who you are and what you want in the world of work.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Location: FLEX Lab (LIB329) Notes: Open to faculty (registration is required).

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
Thursday, September 12, 2013 — 5:00 PM to Saturday, October 26, 2013 — 5:00 PM EDT
The University of Waterloo Art Gallery launches Season Four with
the exhibitions "When Things Collide" by Derrick Piens and "HEAVY: Black
Paintings" by Nicole Collins. Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from
12:00-5:00 p.m. or by appointment. Exhibitions and events are free and open to both the campus community and general public.

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