Events - April 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 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, April 30, 2014 — 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

Looking at how the Canadian Index of Wellbeing can track the wellbeing of Ontarians to ensure better health and quality of life outcomes for all.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 — 11:15 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

You are invited to attend:

Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) Grants and Fellowships: “Living on the edge: scientific careers at the frontiers of research”

A briefing by:

Carmen Gervais, Director of Fellowships and Career Development Awards, HFSPO

Friday, April 25, 2014 — 9:00 AM to Monday, June 2, 2014 — 3:30 PM EDT

We are now registering students, faculty and staff for a variety of workshops hosted by Counselling and Psychological Services. These workshops range from stress reduction and relapse prevention to attaining helpful skills in time management.

Visit the counselling services website for details.

Wednesday, April 23, 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.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

Join University of Waterloo Professors Maurice Dusseault and Steve Evans for an informed talk on the nature of risk associated with different sources of energy. Please register for a ticket to this free event.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

On Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014, Professor Fernando Galembeck, Director of Laboratório Nacional de Nanotecnologia (LNNano) at ​O Centro Nacional de Pesquisa em Energia e Materiais (CNPEM), Brazil, will deliver a WIN Distinguished Lecture on "Nano Solutions for Centuries-Old Problems: Electrostatics, Explosions and Friction".

This lecture is free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

Saturday, April 19, 2014 — 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT

This is an exciting Earth Day event that is held at the Waterloo Summit Centre for the Environment. The workshop is open to all ages and will involve a Rotary Club BBQ lunch break, where the winner of the Huntsville High School Creative Sustainability Contest will be announced 

There are four hands on workshops for the public to take part in. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Chemical Engineering Seminar - "Use of Synchrotron X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy in Catalysis Study for CO2 Reforming of CH4" by Hui Wang, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK.

Thursday, April 17, 2014 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

R. Srikant of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA, will deliver a Distinguished Lecture Seminar entitled "Resource Allocation and Networking in Clouds and Data Centers."

This lecture is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

Thursday, April 17, 2014 — 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

This is a 35 minute focused breathing and movement sequence to re-set your mind and body so you can THINK, REMEMBER and PROBLEM-SOLVE! no previous experience necessary, wear comfortable clothing.

Free Drop-in times. ­ No registration required. Open to all students.

Wednesday, April 16, 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, April 16, 2014 — 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

This is a 35 minute focused breathing and movement sequence to re-set your mind and body so you can THINK, REMEMBER and PROBLEM-SOLVE! no previous experience necessary, wear comfortable clothing.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

Reading from "Stolen Life: The Journey of a Cree Woman" followed by Q&A.

Interview with Rudy Wiebe.

Both days will have door prizes, books for sale and refreshments.

Event Sponsors:

GSEF (Graduate Studies Endowment Fund), Department of English Language and Literature, UWaterloo Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, Conrad Grebel Department of History, University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Chemical Engineering presents: "Engineering Injectable Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications" by Todd Hoare, Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, McMaster University.

Saturday, April 12, 2014 — 7:00 PM EDT

Lecture by John Paul Lederach.

John Paul Lederach, widely known for his work on conflict transformation, will speak on his latest work, which reflects on compassion. He will explore the question: how do you accompany, alleviate suffering and create space for the creative emergence of the person again after tremendous loss?

Thursday, April 10, 2014 — 5:00 PM to Saturday, April 26, 2014 — 5:00 PM EDT

UW Fine Arts and the UWAG present MFA THESIS 1 featuring the exhibitions "Turf & Twig" by Amanda Rhodenizer in Gallery One and "The Jackalope in the Room" by Megan Green in Gallery Two.

Please join us for the public reception on Thursday, April 10 from 5:00-8:00 pm.

Thursday, April 10, 2014 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Featuring a reading from her forthcoming novel "The Stone Boatmen" Reading followed by Q&A, signing and refreshments.

Thursday, April 10, 2014 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Oleg Gang of Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA, will deliver a seminar entitled "Programmable Nanoparticle Assembly: From Exploration to Design".

This lecture is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

Wednesday, April 9, 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, April 9, 2014 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

Computational Mathematics Colloquium

Speaker: Manuel Kauers Research Institute for Symbolic Computation (RISC) Hohanners Kepler University, Linz, Austria

Tuesday, April 8, 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.

Monday, April 7, 2014 — 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

Join graduate students from the department of Germanic and Slavic Studies for their one-day conference on topics in applied linguistics.

Monday, April 7, 2014 — 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

The brain is a horrendously complex and poorly understood system that poses both an immense challenge -- and possibly rich rewards -- to neuroscientists, psychologists, philosophers, and computer scientists.

To celebrate Waterloo's establishment of the Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience (CTN), which integrates these approaches to the brain, and to highlight the already established Cognitive Science Program, we have invited four internationally renowned speakers to present generally accessible lectures from each of these perspectives.

Saturday, April 5, 2014 — 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Students can learn the ancient art of Origami immersed in a fully Japanese-speaking environment! Run by the Sakura Japanese Language School, this is an excellent opportunity to test-drive a class with your kids! Class is open for students age 4-9.

Registration is required. Please e-mail kkunizane@uwaterloo.ca if you would like to register.

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