Events - March 2013

Thursday, March 14, 2013 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

Increase the odds of getting what you want when negotiating salary and other details related to the academic job offer. 

Thursday, March 14, 2013 — 10:30 AM to 12:30 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.

Thursday, March 14, 2013 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Learn how to turn your first draft into elegant, succinct prose, following several strategies for condensing your sentences without sacrificing the sense. This workshop will also describe effective paraphrasing and summarizing strategies.

Thursday, March 14, 2013 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

This session provides you with an overview of ODESI, the platform for searching and downloading Statistics Canada datasets made available through the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI). Basic knowledge of data analysis is presumed.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 — 9:00 PM EDT

The Gustav Bakos Observatory, named in honour of the first astronomer at the University of Waterloo, houses a twelve-inch telescope, which is located on the roof of the Physics building. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 — 8:00 PM to Saturday, March 16, 2013 — 10:00 PM EDT

A contemporary play put on by University of Waterloo's very own Drama
department!

Top Girls takes place during Margaret Thatcher's first term as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. It tells the story of Marlene, an up-and-coming executive at the Top Girls Employment Agency and the difficulties she has to overcome in order to achieve career “success”.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 — 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT

Join us for the VeloCity Pitch Night Social #1 and hear teams pitch their idea's to our distinguished panel of judges.

The top teams will compete for $1,000 on Demo Day!

Come out, eat some free pizza and support uWaterloo talent!

Who are this year's judges?

  • Larry Smith, Associate Professor, University of Waterloo 
  • Michael Mahon, Director, Strategic Investments & Initiatives, BDC Venture Capital 
  • Ian McDonald, VP Product Marketing, Aeryon
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 — 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

Competitors from the Faculty of Engineering will have 1 static
slide and 3 minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their graduate research to a non-specialist audience. Winners of the faculty-based 3MT heats will advance to the university-wide 3MT finals, March 27, 2013. It's free! It's fun! All are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, March 13, 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.

Wednesday, March 13, 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, March 13, 2013 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Want to learn how to Work Smarter with your BlackBerry Smartphone or
Playbook and maximize its potential for both personal and business use?
Then register now for a Rogers Trainer-to-Go program that provides customers with hands on device training including, but not limited to:
- Using the phone features, email messaging, address book and calendar
- Navigating on your BlackBerry device
- Personalizing your BlackBerry device
- BlackBerry device shortcuts and Tips and Tricks

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 — 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

Interested in a career in academia or research? This workshop will show you how to prepare an effective curriculum vitae and cover letter.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Two-session workshop: attend the fi rst 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. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 — 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

Competitors from the Faculty of Engineering will have 1 static slide and 3
minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their graduate research to a non-specialist audience. Winners of the faculty-based 3MT heats will
advance to the university-wide 3MT finals, March 27, 2013. It's free! It's
fun! All are welcome to attend.

* Note this session runs concurrently with another 3MT Engineering heat in CPH 3604

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 — 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

Competitors from the Faculty of Engineering will have 1 static slide and 3
minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their graduate research to a non-specialist audience. Winners of the faculty-based 3MT heats will
advance to the university-wide 3MT finals, March 27, 2013. It's free! It's
fun!

*Note this session runs concurrently with another 3MT Engineering heat in CPH 3602

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Increase the odds of getting what you want when negotiating salary and other details related to the job offer. NOTE: This workshop is geared towards graduating students.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 — 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

Improve your performance in an academic job interview by practising in a small group setting. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Become a power RefWorks user! If you are already using RefWorks and Write N Cite but you would like to take better advantage of these powerful tools, this workshop is for you.

Monday, March 11, 2013 — 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

Competitors from the Faculty of Engineering will have 1 static slide and 3
minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their graduate research to a non-specialist audience. Winners of the faculty-based 3MT heats will
advance to the university-wide 3MT finals, March 27, 2013. It's free! It's
fun! All are welcome to attend.

* Note this session runs concurrently with another 3MT Engineering heat in RCH 309

Monday, March 11, 2013 — 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

Competitors from the Faculty of Engineering will have 1 static slide and 3
minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their graduate research to a non-specialist audience. Winners of the faculty-based 3MT heats will
advance to the university-wide 3MT finals, March 27, 2013. It's free! It's
fun!

*Note this session runs concurrently with another 3MT Engineering heat in RCH 305

Monday, March 11, 2013 — 4:45 PM EDT

Explore the many worlds of engineering

Join us for 1.5 hours of displays and tours to highlight a few of the interesting problems that society asks engineers to solve.  Admission is free! Past displays have included:

Monday, March 11, 2013 — 12:00 PM to Wednesday, March 13, 2013 — 6:00 PM EDT

The students of the Copenhagen cohort in the Knowledge Integration program at the University of Waterloo invite you to experience the culmination of our third-year design project: The Museum Course.

Monday, March 11, 2013 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

International students will learn best approaches to search for work while studying at uWaterloo as well as after graduating.

NOTE: First hour of the session covers general work search strategies; last half hour deals with visa requirements. There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart for details.

Monday, March 11, 2013 — 8:30 AM to Friday, April 12, 2013 — 4:15 PM EDT

Engineering students ...we want you...to nominate your most deserving TA for this award.

Please contact your class rep. for more details.

Ballots can be obtained from Eng. Soc., Engineering U/G Office or on the SFF website. 

Please drop off your completed ballot/s to CPH 1320 reception before the end of lectures!

Monday, March 11, 2013 — 8:30 AM to Friday, March 15, 2013 — 7:30 PM EDT

From engineering and the environment to science fiction and virtual reality, students will spend a week exploring the theme of design with a community of like-minded peers.

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