Events - November 2013

Saturday, November 30, 2013 — 8:00 PM EST
All three University Choirs (Chamber, Chapel, and University) will perform in honour of Grebel's 50th Anniversary.  The concert will include the World Premiere of a new setting of Psalm 150, composed by Timothy Corlis.

Admission $10, students/seniors $5
Saturday, November 30, 2013 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Are you graduating soon and interested in solar energy as well as the solar industry here in Canada?

Saturday, November 30, 2013 — 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST
Paintin’ Place Daycare has been in operation for more than 35 years!  We
are sad to announce that we are preparing to shut the doors at Paintin’
Place forever.  We are coming together with Hildegard Marsden and Klemmer Farmhouse to form a new daycare called Bright Starts Cooperative Early Learning Centre Inc.  It is a brand new building and is located at the North end of campus behind the Optometry building.  The doors are expected to open in January 2014.
 
With this on the horizon we would like to invite as many alumni, past
Friday, November 29, 2013 — 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST
The last talk from the series "Observations and Free
Inquiries" - There are many Gods; there is only one God; there is no God. Why do we ask the God question? What is its relationship to our lives?
 
Thursday, November 28, 2013 — 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST

Steve McCaffery, once a performer in the legendary sound poetry troupe The Four Horsemen, has long been at the forefront of experimental writing in Canada. He has published more than 40 books of poetry and criticism, and is now David Gray Chair Endowed Professor and Director of the Poetics Programme at SUNY Buffalo.

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, November 28, 2013 — 8:00 PM EST

"Brahms and the Lieutenant"

Brahms, Prokofiev, Dvorak played by the university orchestra

  • Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 1
  • Sergei Prokofiev Suite from Lieutenant Kijé
  • Antonín Dvořák Slavonic Rhapsody No. 2

Free tickets from the Theatre Box Office: (519) 888-4908

Thursday, November 28, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EST

Brant A. Peppley, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Fuel Cells, Department of Chemical Engineering and Queen's RMC Fuel Cell Research Centre, will deliver a seminar entitled, “The Nature of Breakthroughs from the Perspective of Progress in Fuel Cells”. 

Thursday, November 28, 2013 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST

Two-session workshop: attend the first 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 2 business days prior to the workshop.

Thursday, November 28, 2013 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST

Feridun Hamdullahpur, President and Vice-Chancellor and Geoff McBoyleVice-President, Academic & Provost invite you to attend the 2013 Fall Town Hall Meeting.  

AGENDA 

Thursday, November 28, 2013 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Are you one of the many students who are managing multiple email accounts?

Thursday, November 28, 2013 — 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST

Join VeloCity for two amazing events rolled into one day with over $100,000 to be won. 

Join us in the audience for the chance to win some sweet prizes!

We created a fast-paced, jam-packed event with unlimited value and entertainment for the attendees. We’re even providing free boxed lunches so you can refuel and be ready to roll for the second half of the event!   

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 — 7:15 PM to 8:30 PM EST

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, November 27, 2013 — 12:30 PM EST
A gamelan is a traditional musical ensemble from
Indonesia,including a variety of instruments such as metallophones,
xylophones, drums and gongs.  Dr. Maisie Sum will demonstrate the instruments and provide some cultural context to the audience.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

How can the Registrar’s Office (RO) improve its communications with students?

The RO wants to hear your opinions on the best way to get in touch with you, how often we should communicate with you, and whether or not RO emails, print pieces, and webpages meet your needs.

Sign up to tell us you thoughts and we’ll provide you with a free lunch and $10 on your WatCard.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 — 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

In order to receive that job offer, 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.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 — 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST

Listen. Debate. Have your say.

Featuring University of Waterloo researcher, Lorne Dawson, and researchers from Brock University, Western University, Wilfrid Laurier University, and University of Windsor, this free event is open to the general public. Moderated by broadcaster and journalist, Piya Chattopadhyay, What Matters Now is part of province-wide discussion
series featuring researchers from Ontario's universities.

The event will also be webcast live.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EST

Jennifer Saul, The University of Sheffield, presents a guest lecture entitled, "Generics, Implicit Communication and Political Manipulation". 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 — 4:00 PM EST
WatRISQ and the Department of Statistics and Actuarial
Science present a guest lecture featuring Steven Kou, Provost’s Chair Professor of Mathematics, Director of the Centre for Quantitative Finance
National University of Singapore titled, "Robust Measurement of Economic Tail Risk."
 
ABSTRACT:
We prove that the only tail risk measure that satisfies a set of economic
axioms proposed by Schmeidler (1989, Econometrica) and a statistical
Monday, November 25, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EST

November 22, 2013 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy (JFK), an event that continues to spark interest to this day. 

Friday, November 22, 2013 — 8:00 PM EST

Tickets are sold out

** but follow @uwaterloo using #UWaterlooGold for your chance to win one of 10 extra tickets and a copy of Without Their Permission.

Friday, November 22, 2013 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST

The St. Jerome's University Bridges Lecture Series presents:

Friday, November 22, 2013 — 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST
From the series "Observations and Free Inquiries" - What is wisdom? Is philosophy serious about its inquiries?
 
Friday, November 22, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Hari Stirbet

The Creative Person

In a society that is specializing more and more, is there a place for the Homo Universalis?

Friday, November 22, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Travis Wheeler from the Janelia Farms research campus will discuss "Sensitive and fast DNA homology search with profile HMMs and the BWT"

Abstract:

Friday, November 22, 2013 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

5000 years of history has created the distinct food culture of China. Each of the eight distinct regions have their own styles and flavors.
Join us for a culinary journey as we experience the many flavors of China.

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