Events - 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013 — 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

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.

Thursday, October 24, 2013 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Prof. Pascal van Hentenryck, NICTA, Australia, presents a guest lecture entitled, "Approximations and Relaxations of Power Flow Equations"

Thursday, October 24, 2013 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Professor Jennifer Hunter, University of Rochester, presents a Physics and Astronomy Colloquium entitled, "Seeing cells in the living eye: Pushing the limits of high-resolution retinal imaging".

Thursday, October 24, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

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.

Thursday, October 24, 2013 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

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.

Thursday, October 24, 2013 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

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.

Thursday, October 24, 2013 — 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

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.

Thursday, October 24, 2013 — 8:00 AM EDT

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.
Wednesday, October 23, 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 23, 2013 — 5:00 PM to 6:15 PM EDT
Larry Smith in tuxedo, standing behind Award statue

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.

Registration required 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

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.


Wednesday, October 23, 2013 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

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!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Professor Ken Stark, Ph.D. Canada Research Chair in Nutritional
Lipidomics, Department of Kinesiology, UW
The University of Waterloo is pleased to participate in the Kitchener
Public Library's (KPL) Ideas and Issues Lecture Series.  Each week at 12 noon, a 50-minute lecture is presented by a Waterloo or Wilfrid Laurier university professor.  Pre-registration is not required to participate and there is no charge to attend.
Wednesday, October 23, 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.


Tuesday, October 22, 2013 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

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.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Prof. Matt van der Meer, Faculty of Science, will describe the steps to successfully plan for PhD career opportunities in an academic environment.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

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.


Tuesday, October 22, 2013 — 12:15 AM to 1:15 AM EDT

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.

Monday, October 21, 2013 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

A games night to provide a way to de-stress from midterms and
promote mental wellness for Mental Health Wellness Month (October)

Monday, October 21, 2013 — 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

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. 

Saturday, October 19, 2013 — 3:45 PM EDT

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  by 3:30 pm at the Waterloo Train Station

Saturday, October 19, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 11:30 PM EDT

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.

Saturday, October 19, 2013 — 9:00 AM EDT

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! 

Friday, October 18, 2013 — 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT

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.

Friday, October 18, 2013 — 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EDT
From the series "Observations and Free Inquiries" - After million years of evolution, and in spite of amazing technological advancement, the human society is still full of suffering, poverty, violence, chaos, conflicts, and depressions. Why?


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