Events - March 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Join The Games Institute and Scott Nicholson for an exploration of meaningful gamification and how to use a gameful or playful layer to motivate user engagement.

Monday, March 10, 2014 — 5:00 PM EDT

EXPLORATIONS 2014 provides the public with an opportunity to see what we do at the Faculty of Engineering, to spark an interest in students of grades 6, 7 and 8, their parents, friends and siblings by taking them on tours of Engineering Displays (lasting about an hour and half).

Monday, March 10, 2014 — 12:00 PM to Wednesday, March 12, 2014 — 6:00 PM EDT

The students of the Barcelona 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.

In building our exhibits, we have moved beyond the traditional projects and assignments typical of an undergraduate experience. The creation process allowed us to be self-directed and enabled us to incorporate skills from many different disciplines.

Monday, March 10, 2014 — 8:30 AM to Friday, March 14, 2014 — 8:30 PM EDT
Waterloo Unlimited is a unique transdisciplinary high school enrichment
program for high school students from across Canada at the University of
It's not quite like anything you've ever done before. It's about challenging
Saturday, March 8, 2014 — 6:45 PM to 11:00 PM EST

Come out and enjoy a free night of entertainment at Blackforest 2014. Doors open at 6:30pm, the coffeehouse begins at 7:00pm.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Saturday, March 8, 2014 — 8:30 AM to 9:30 PM EST
Further Education Boot camp poster
This boot camp is open to students and alumni with an interest in further
education. Workshops (attend as many as you like!) will be facilitated by
Centre for Career Action staff along with guest speakers who have extensive experience in their fields.
Workshops offered this term are:
Friday, March 7, 2014 — 7:30 PM EST

Dr. Royden Loewen is Chair in Mennonite Studies and Professor of History at the University of Winnipeg in Manitoba. He is a prolific researcher and author on Mennonite history, immigration history, and rural history in North and South America. His most recent book is Village Among Nations: 'Canadian' Mennonites in a Transnational World, 1916-2006, published by University of Toronto Press, 2013.

Friday, March 7, 2014 — 6:00 PM EST

In honour of Father Hugh MacKinnon, the History Society presents the 30th Annual MacKinnon dinner.

This event takes place on March 7th, 2014 at St. George Banquet Hall in Waterloo. Cocktails start at 6:00pm and dinner served at 7:00pm.

This year's guest speaker is notable historian and Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Dr. John English.

Friday, March 7, 2014 — 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM EST

Join the University of Waterloo as we recognize and celebrate International Women's Day 2014

Welcome remarks:

  • Feridun Hamdullahpur, President and Vice-chancellor, University of Waterloo
  • Douglas Peers, Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Waterloo 

Distinguished guest speaker: 

Friday, March 7, 2014 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

We'll share what we do at The Working Centre and explore how the needs of the community validate what Knowledge Integration students are learning.

Speakers: Devin Howard & Nathan Stretch

Thursday, March 6, 2014 — 7:30 PM EST

Dr. Steven Nolt is Professor of History at Goshen College in Indiana. He has published and presented widely on the Amish in the United States, past and present. He most recent co-authored book is The Amish, published by Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.

Thursday, March 6, 2014 — 7:00 PM EST

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

Thursday, March 6, 2014 — 5:30 PM EST

Why do we compete with each other?

Is competition necessary to excel?

Is competition natural? What is the effect of competition on individuals and the society?

Can the right education be based on competition?

Thursday, March 6, 2014 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST

The UW Political Science Students Association (PSSA) presents an exciting discussion panel on recent political developments in Ukraine, including ongoing issues in the Crimea region.

This week's interdisciplinary panel will feature dynamic speakers from UW's Political Science, Germanic & Slavic Studies, and History departments Dr. John Jaworsky, Dr. Tetyana Reichert, and Dr. Alexander Statiev.

Thursday, March 6, 2014 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Join us in person or via webcast for a special series of Mini Town Halls to learn what it will take to move Waterloo’s eight strategic priorities from paper to practice.

Hosted by Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of University of Waterloo, each town hall offers the opportunity to:

Thursday, March 6, 2014 — 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM EST

The Sikh Students Association at UWaterloo will be tying turbans on students, faculty, staff and anyone else who wants to get the experience of wearing a turban. 

Come join this free event designed to raise awareness about the Sikh community. 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 — 7:15 PM to 8:30 PM EST
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
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 — 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST

Are you graduating soon and interested in solar energy as well as a career in the solar industry here in Canada?

The Emerging Leader for Solar Energy (ELSE) program, which is a part of the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) has partnered with the UW midgnight Sun racing team to host a information & speakers session at UWaterloo on Wed, March 5, from 6:30pm-8:30pm for students and recent entrants to the labour force who are passionate about solar energy, sustainability and the environment.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 — 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EST

Rob McLennan is the author of more than twenty books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. He won the John Newlove Poetry Award in 2011 for the chapbook Miss Canada. An editor and publisher, he energetically runs several presses and journals, and regularly posts reviews, essays, interviews and other notices at

This year's Reading Series at St Jerome's is on the theme of Literartistry,
showcasing literature's dance with other artistic media.

All readings are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 — 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM EST

Do you have complaints about your CS Undergrad Program?

Don't just complain on reddit. Come and complain to the CS Undergrad administration.

We will also talk about some changes to the CS Program, which may impact first and second year students, as well as incoming students. We want your opinion.

Also, we have cake.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 — 12:30 PM EST

Conrad Grebel University College presents Performance Art & Song.

Come listen to contemporary music featuring Jason White (piano) and Pam Patel (vocals).

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

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.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 — 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Through discussion and hands-on activities, this session will increase your understanding of the career decision-making process and put you in a better position to make appropriate career choices. 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 — 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Through discussion and hands-on activities, this session will increase  your understanding of the career decision-making process and put you  in a better position to make appropriate career choices.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST

When you need critical reviews, peer-reviewed articles, authoritative data or stats and time is of the essence, then power searching is a well-earned skill to learn.


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