Events - May 2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Professor Art Owen from Stanford University will be giving the inaugural David Sprott Distinguished Lecture entitled 'Empirical Likelihood'.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Interested in a career in academia or research? This workshop will show 
you how to prepare an effective curriculum vitae and cover letter.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 — 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

Seminar by Benoît H. Lessard, PhD, B.ENG, M.ENG, NSERC Banting Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Toronto Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, entitled Controlling Microstructure: From the Synthesis of Novel Smart Polymers to the Crystal Engineering of Phthalocyanines for use in Organic Electronics.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 — 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT

Learn more about UWaterloo services and how you can get involved on campus.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

For Co-op Students - ALL - MATH faculty, ENG - Software

Please join Lillian Ma, Product Quality Engineer at Palantir Technologies. Lillian will be discussing what makes Quality Engineering at Palantir unique - the diversity of responsibilities, ranging from deep server-side infrastructure to on-site client product analysis. Come see the kind of impact that you can bring across a wide range of teams and products. Enter our raffle to win a prize!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

For Co-op and Graduating Students - MATH - Computer Science, ENG - System Design, ENG - Software, ENG - Electrical, ENG - Computer

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

The WIN Nano Graduate Student Seminar Series provides an opportunity for nanotechnology graduate students of WIN members to present and discuss their research, to help foster knowledge exchange and dialogue between researchers and across disciplines.

Every Tuesday, 12:30-1:30pm, in the QNC 1501 seminar room, two students will each give a 20 minute talk, followed by a 10 minute discussion on each presentation.

This seminar is free and open to the public. Please note, there will be no session on May 20 due to the Victoria Day holiday. 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 — 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT

For Co-op Students - ALL - MATH faculty, ENG - System Design, ENG - Software, ENG - Management, ENG - Computer

Please RSVP if you will be attending this session or cancel the session if you have registered for this and no longer want to attend it.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Planning your career and identifying your skills don’t have to be 
overwhelming processes. Get some simple and practical tips that 
you can implement now to begin preparing for your academic or 
non-academic career.
Monday, May 12, 2014 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

For Co-op Students - ALL - MATH faculty, ALL - ENG faculty

What better way to get into the game industry than by working as an EA intern or co-op? EA offers paid internships or co-op positions (pay ranges vary depending on location, experience and skills), so you can actually get paid for working on game. We will also include your name in the game credits - how cool is that? Better yet, an EA internship or co-op just might lead to a career with EA after your graduation.

Monday, May 12, 2014 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

The goal of two-party cryptography is to enable Alice and Bob to solve tasks in cooperation even if they do not trust each other. Examples of such tasks include bit commitment, coin flipping and oblivious transfer. Unfortunately, it has been shown that even using quantum communication, none of these tasks can be implemented when the adversary is completely general.

Monday, May 12, 2014 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

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:

Monday, May 12, 2014 — 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT

For Co-op and Graduating Students - ALL - MATH faculty, ALL - ENG faculty

Sunday, May 11, 2014 — 8:30 AM to Thursday, May 15, 2014 — 8:00 PM EDT
Waterloo Unlimited is a unique transdisciplinary high school enrichment
program for high school students from across Canada at the University of
Waterloo.
 
It's not quite like anything you've ever done before. It's about
challenging the borders of scholarship and developing higher-order skills:
communication, analysis, synthesis, initiative, curiosity, responsibility,
leadership, teamwork and creativity. It's about open-ended learning. It's
Saturday, May 10, 2014 — 4:00 PM EDT

The play raises questions about the predominant discourse of loss that defines current conceptions of dementia, and the dehumanizing care practices that still prevail in institutional care settings.

Friday, May 9, 2014 — 12:00 PM EDT
Cracked: New Light on Dementia is an innovative research-based theatre production that casts a critical light on society’s one-dimensional view of dementia as an unmitigated tragedy.
Friday, May 9, 2014 — 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
For Co-op and Graduating Students - ALL - ENG faculty
The Unconventional Venture Capitalist
Co-op & Career Opportunities with
The Social + Capital Partnership portfolio of companies
Friday, May 9, 2014
E5 - Sedra Student Design Centre
11:30 am Networking Lunch
11:50 am Tech Talk by Chamath Palihapitiya
12:30 pm Q & A Session
Thursday, May 8, 2014 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

For Co-op Students - ALL - MATH faculty, ALL - ENG faculty

Please RSVP if you will be attending this session or cancel the session if you have registered for this and no longer want to attend it.

Thursday, May 8, 2014 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

For Co-op and Graduating Students - MATH - Pure Mathematics, MATH - Computer Science, ENG - Software, ENG - Mechanical, ENG - Computer

Tech Talk:

  • Building Top Grossing Mobile Games A Talk By Eric Diep, uWaterloo Alumnus + ATA Co-Founder
  • Co-op Life At A Thinking Ape A Talk By Daniyal Khan uWaterloo CS Student + Former ATA Co-op

Pizza & Swag will be provided

Please RSVP if you will be attending this session or cancel the session if you have registered for this and no longer want to attend it.

Thursday, May 8, 2014 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

The Department of Chemical Engineering presents a seminar by Byungchan Han, Ph.D., Professor of the Department of Energy Systems Engineering, DGIST, Korea (Republic of).

Entitled “First Principles Screening of High Functional Catalysts Towards Oxygen Reduction Reactions for Designing of Efficient Renewable Energy Devices”.

Thursday, May 8, 2014 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
The current job market requires an assertive approach to finding work. 
Increase your chance of success by practising key communication 
strategies.
 
NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop called Work Search.
Thursday, May 8, 2014 — 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT

For Co-op and Graduating Students - ALL - MATH faculty, ENG - Nanotechnology, ALL - ENG faculty

Ready to grow wildly fast? SpinPunch is a Y Combinator startup founded by Waterloo and Stanford alum. We make infrastructure for next generation video games, and co-ops play a pivotal role in producing real-time strategy titles for millions of players in over 80 countries.

Please RSVP if you will be attending this session or cancel the session if you have registered for this and no longer want to attend it.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 — 9:00 PM EDT

The Observatory is open for public tours usually on the first Wednesday of each month, offering a chance to look through the university's telescope. This will be preceded by a short talk on astronomy (around 30 minutes) plus an opportunity to ask questions, followed by a tour of the dome.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

For Co-op and Graduating Students - MATH - Pure Mathematics, MATH - Computer Science, ENG - System Design, ENG - Software, ENG - Mechanical

Attendance:       26

Please RSVP if you will be attending this session or cancel the session if you have registered for this and no longer want to attend it.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

For Co-op and Graduating Students - ALL - MATH faculty, ALL - ENG faculty

Noom creates fun and easy-to-use mobile apps that provide intelligent nutrition and exercise coaching. Our apps also provide users with recipes, weight loss tips, and the latest in health and fitness.

Please RSVP if you will be attending this session or cancel the session if you have registered for this and no longer want to attend it.

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