Events - 2013

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.

 

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 30, 2013 — 6:00 PM to 7:30 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.
Monday, September 30, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
Please join the School of Computer Science for an information on fourth-year and optional third-year courses.

The session will cover the following topics: 
 
  • Differences among courses explained
  • Advice on preparation for upper-year specialization (e.g. what courses to choose to prepare for graphics, AI, etc.)
Refreshments will be provided
Monday, September 30, 2013 — 1:00 PM EDT
Dr. Harry Zheng, Mathematical Finance Section, Department of Mathematics, Imperial College, London, presents a keynote presentation as part of WatRISQ entitled, “Smooth Optimal Value Function with Applications”. Dr. Zheng’s Research includes Stochastic Control and OptimizationFinancial Mathematics.
Monday, September 30, 2013 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Check out the Services Fair to learn about the important services available to you on campus. They can help you make the most of your time at Waterloo.
 
Learn about the great services uWaterloo has to offer and you have a chance to win a prize!
Monday, September 30, 2013 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

Check out the Services Fair to learn about the important services available to you on campus. They can help you make the most of your time at Waterloo.

Learn about the great services uWaterloo has to offer and you have a chance to win a prize!

Saturday, September 28, 2013 — 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
There's lots going on: Craft and food vendors, traditional storytelling, Indigenous artists, film screenings, demonstrations, and much more! Everyone's welcome to this free event.
 
  • Doors open at 10 am
  • Grand entry at noon
  • Closing ceremony at 5 pm

The Pow Wow will take place rain or shine.


Hosted by the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre (WAEC) at St. Paul's University College

Saturday, September 28, 2013 — 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT

Join Renison University College in celebrating and experiencing the vibrant cultures of China, Japan and Korea with live performances and demonstrations, music, food, and educational and interactive booths.  

Free admission. Fun for the whole family.

Games and activities will also be available with events to entertain all ages! 

A raffle will be held with some amazing prizes to be won.

Raffle prizes, activities and performance details coming soon.

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