M. NourbeSe Philip is an un-embedded poet, essayist, novelist, playwright and former lawyer who lives in the space-time of the City of Toronto. She is a Guggenheim Fellow (USA) and the recipient of many awards including the Casa de las Americas prize (Cuba).
Her most recent work, Zong!, is a genre-breaking poem, which engages with the law, history and memory as they relate to the transatlantic slave trade.
This year's Reading Series at St Jerome's is on the theme of Literartistry,
showcasing literature's dance with other artistic media.
Prof. Pascal van Hentenryck, NICTA, Australia, presents a guest lecture entitled, "Approximations and Relaxations of Power Flow Equations"
Learn how to prepare your personal statement/letter of intent and résumé/CV, choose your references, and complete a sketch. Strategies will be provided on how to best present yourself. Time will be given in the workshop to get started on these areas, so bring your application documents.
Gain an overview of how to use social media to conduct employer/industry research and build connections. Discuss effective social media branding tips and netiquette on popular platforms including LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.
Location: EV1 242 Notes: Open to faculty (registration is required)
Have you been thinking about using ePortfolios in your course or program? Now might be a good time to consider this option- beginning this Fall 2013, all incoming first year students will be introduced to ePortfolios through the MY PATH community group in LEARN.
On your way to class or to study on campus? The Off-Campus Housing Office (SLC 0134) would like to welcome you to campus after your commute and provide you with a beverage and a healthy snack to help you tackle the day ahead.
While you're stopping by, take a useful info card to learn more about the
services we offer to students and also take the time to share some challenges you face as a commuter student.
You will see our welcoming faces in the Davis Center foyer, wearing our
bright Mental Health Wellness Day t-shirts too.
On Thursday, October 24, 2013, faculty and staff will be wearing orange t-shirts to mark Mental Health Wellness Day. The purpose of the day is clear - we want our students to know:
- 1 in 5 Canadians will be affected by mental illness in their lifetime
- uWaterloo is a caring community and is a safe place to ask for help
- We have the resources to help you.
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.
Come listen to Economics professor Larry Smith of TedxUW fame talk about how to be an entrepreneurial star in the workplace using modern research techniques and actionable methods.
Never underestimate the power of volunteer experiences! If you have significant volunteer experience, attend this workshop to learn how to market your volunteer work effectively and professionally to prospective employers throughout your résumé and during interviews.
Beth Esenbergs, Small Business Advisor with the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre, will explain best strategies and steps on how to successfully start your own business. Bring your great ideas!
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.
Want to play with Google Earth for fun? Never used Google Earth to create a map? This workshop will teach you the basics of the popular Google Earth. You will learn how to create placemarks, how to create a walking tour, how to record a Google Street View tour and how to create and share a map.
Prof. Matt van der Meer, Faculty of Science, will describe the steps to successfully plan for PhD career opportunities in an academic environment.
Are you ready to unleash your full potential to be successful at work? Learn how to seize every opportunity to make the most of your work, volunteer, or internship experience! Discuss responsibility, motivation, ethical dilemmas, first impressions, organization, reputation, and initiative.
Hey students, we want your feedback on the student portal project, which is currently in development. Join a small group who will look at the portal dev site for both desktop and mobile, and give us feedback on the features, functionality and design in advance of a small beta test later this term.
Your feedback will help inform the first version of the student portal.
A games night to provide a way to de-stress from midterms and
promote mental wellness for Mental Health Wellness Month (October)
On Monday, October 21st, 2013, Professor C.N.R. Rao, National Research Professor, Linus Pauling Research Professor & Honorary President of Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore, India, will deliver a lecture entitled "Inorganic Graphene Analogues and Related Materials".
The lecture is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend; there will be a reception to follow.
A heritage train ride from Waterloo to St. Jacobs and beyond.
Come in your favourite costume - wizards, ghosts, cowboys and ballerinas are welcome. This may be the last chance for the Express!
Arrive at Gate 9¾ by 3:30 pm at the Waterloo Train Station
Help welcome a new generation of Pokemon at our movie marathon! Join us for a day of the original Pokemon movies, as well as Pokemon gaming.
Explore the exciting field of engineering through this special event for girls! Meet women currently studying engineering, learn about some of the amazing things women engineers are doing, and participate in a cool hands-on activity. Go Eng Girl is an exciting opportunity for Grade 7 - 10 girls across Ontario to visit their local university to learn about the wonderful world of engineering: "A Caring Profession".
Admission is free!
This community event will discuss the major implications of academia's
treatment of critical perspectives on 9/11 by exploring forms of
institutional resistance and the usage of thought-stoppers in academic
discourse (such as "conspiracy theory").
The event will include a screening of the documentary "9/11 in the Academic Community", a Winner of the University of Toronto Film Festival which received endorsements from prominent academics including the President & Vice-Chancellor Emeritus of McMaster University.