Events - March 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 — 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 location and other details on the evening's topic of
conversation.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Drop in to the Student Life Centre from Monday to Thursday between 1-3pm and get extra tips on researching and writing papers.

We can help with:

  • Database searching
  • Essay organization
  • Citations
  • Topic development
  • Thesis statements
  • Grammar

Support provided in partnership between the Writing Centre and the Library.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Come out to our monthly pizza party!

Drop in to the Reading Room anytime between 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month to mingle with professors, meet other History students, and enjoy some free food!

We want to get to know our students and for our students to get to know us.

Come early before the pizza is gone!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

What makes a good class schedule? Are breaks important between classes? What are some of the issues you have with your current schedule?

The University would like to hear your thoughts on class schedules as the Registrar's Office leads an on-campus committee to help enhance the way the University schedules its classes. Software has been purchased to integrate with Quest and allow us to build schedules based on student demand and instructor teaching requirements, giving students timely access to courses they need, and minimize or eliminate space shortages.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Featuring a reading from his poetry collection "Send My Roots Rain". Reading will be followed by Q&A and an informal meet and greet.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Earlier this year, York University sociology professor Paul Grayson went public with a student’s request for religious accommodation, outlining the case as a conflict between “parochial religious rights” and universal human rights. He later affirmed his support for Quebec’s Charter of Values. This talk looks at the relationship of religion, human rights, secularism, and multiculturalism in Canadian public life.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Drop in to the Student Life Centre from Monday to Thursday between 1-3pm and get extra tips on researching and writing papers.

We can help with:

  • Database searching
  • Essay organization
  • Citations
  • Topic development
  • Thesis statements
  • Grammar

Support provided in partnership between the Writing Centre and the Library.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

The history and politics of Indigenous heritage sites in Canada

Dr. Roy will discuss moments in Canadian history when Indigenous "heritage" has come into conflict with resource/urban development. She will focus on an ancient burial site of the Musqueam First Nation located in what is now Vancouver.

Monday, March 24, 2014 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Drop in to the Student Life Centre from Monday to Thursday between 1-3pm and get extra tips on researching and writing papers.

We can help with:

  • Database searching
  • Essay organization
  • Citations
  • Topic development
  • Thesis statements
  • Grammar

Support provided in partnership between the Writing Centre and the Library.

Monday, March 24, 2014 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

The current job market requires an assertive approach to finding work. Increase your chances of success by practising key communication strategies. NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart at https://uwaterloo.ca/career-action/workshop-prerequisite-chart.

Saturday, March 22, 2014 — 8:00 PM EDT
Poster for From Solitary to Solidarity

The Department of Drama and Speech Communication presents a new project exploring issues of mental health in the context of the troubling, and still emerging, story of Ashley Smith, a teenager who died at Grand Valley Institution for Women in 2007.

Saturday, March 22, 2014 — 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT

The University of Waterloo Brain Bee, hosted by the Department of Kinesiology, is a competition for students in grades 9 through 12 in the Region of Waterloo. Competitors answer questions about the brain and neuroscience, with the winner proceeding to the national brain bee competition. Registration is required.

For event details, including registration, directions and parking information, see University of Waterloo Brain Bee.

Saturday, March 22, 2014 — 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

Please join us for this year's Tri-University History Conference. The conference provides an opportunity for students and faculty to share exciting new insights into the past. This year's theme is Histories and Communities, and in celebration of the conference's 20th anniversary, we have some special events lined up for the day, including live Reggae music!

Our keynote panel explores this relationship between community and history and includes alumni from the University of Waterloo, Laurier University, and the University of Guelph:

Friday, March 21, 2014 — 3:30 PM EDT

Dr Monique Dube, Shell Heavy Oil; Science Director, Canadian Rivers Institute, delivers afternoon keynote: Water and Energy in the Canadian Oil Sands: a Paradigm Shift for Environmental Performance Improvement.

Friday, March 21, 2014 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Alex Pak’s seminar aims to increase your skills and confidence in understanding change, planning for change, and leading or managing change.

Friday, March 21, 2014 — 11:00 AM EDT

The World Water Day Celebration's morning Keynote Lecture is by Cecelia Brooks, Water Grandmother, Canadian Rivers Institute. The lecture is titled: Water Grandmother - Integrating Science with Indigenous Knowledge.

Friday, March 21, 2014 — 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

A special event to mark UN World Water Day that includes a poster exhibition, two keynote speakers and a career fair.

Keynote speakers are the CRI's Water Grandmother Cecelia Brookes and Dr. Monique Dube.

Friday, March 21, 2014 — 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM EDT

Come and explore the Capstone Design Symposium for Nanotechnology Engineering!

2014 Nanotechnology Engineering Symposium Schedule and Abstracts (PDF)

Friday, March 21, 2014 — 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

Come and explore the Capstone Design Symposium for Management Engineering!

Information about the various management engineering projects.

Have any questions about the event? Please contact the Coordinator.

Friday, March 21, 2014 — 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

On Friday, March 21st, students from the Software Engineering Program at the University of Waterloo will present their design projects at the 5th Annual Capstone Design Project Symposium. 

More than 90 students will present 21 design project prototypes that solve problems in the general areas of software including brain simulation, mobile apps, cloud computing, entertainment, music, security, and artificial intelligence.

Thursday, March 20, 2014 — 8:00 PM EDT
Poster for From Solitary to Solidarity

The Department of Drama and Speech Communication presents a new project exploring issues of mental health in the context of the troubling, and still emerging, story of Ashley Smith, a teenager who died at Grand Valley Institution for Women in 2007.

Thursday, March 20, 2014 — 7:00 PM EDT

One in a series of five lectures being given by candidates for the endowed Diefenbaker Memorial Chair in German Literary Studies.

Thursday, March 20, 2014 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Play an instrument?

Like sports?

Love playing instruments and watching sports?

Well then, Warriors Band may just be what you're looking for. Come out to the Warriors Band's weekly practice. There are no auditions and some instruments are provided!

Don't worry if you can't make it this week, we practice every Thursday.

Same time, same place all term. PAC 1001 @ 5:30-7PM.

For more info: www.warriorsband.com

Thursday, March 20, 2014 — 5:30 PM EDT

What is good and evil?

Is ethics necessary? Why have all ethical paradigms fail to create a “good” society?

Do we need to be ethical at all?

Why do we cheat?

What is integrity?

Do we cheat because we are not ethical?

Thursday, March 20, 2014 — 5:00 PM to Saturday, April 5, 2014 — 5:00 PM EDT

UWaterloo Fine Arts presents Blank Slate, the 40th Annual Fourth Year Honours Undergraduate Exhibition, featuring artworks in various media by 33 students completing the fourth year studio course. Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday March 20 from 5:00­- 8:00 pm.

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