Events - January 2014

Friday, January 31, 2014 — 9:00 PM to Saturday, February 1, 2014 — 2:00 AM EST

Fashion For Change invites you to the Premiere Gala!

We will be releasing the theme for the 2014 Annual Charity Fashion Show on January 31, 2014!

Come out to the Bombshelter Pub for a night of glamour, dancing, good food and a great DJ!

Tickets are available through your Fashion For Change Board of Directors.

Early bird: $15, at the door: $20.

Friday, January 31, 2014 — 3:30 PM EST

Troy Day, Queens University, presents: "Insights into drug resistance evolution from simple mathematical models".

The evolution of resistance to drugs used for combating infectious diseases has become one of the most serious public health problems in modern medicine.

Friday, January 31, 2014 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Ever wonder what life will be like after you graduate?

So did we! Ask us anything about transitioning out of your undergraduate degree. The panel will contain BKI alumni working in multiple disciplines and completing graduate degrees.

Friday, January 31, 2014 — 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST

EVENT UPDATE: Thank you for your interest in our World Wetlands Day event! We have seen such a swift and positive response that registration is now officially closed. Note, however, that we are still accepting registrations for posters.

Thursday, January 30, 2014 — 5:30 PM EST

Why do we start businesses?

What can/should we do to make our business successful?

Is there, or should be such a thing as ethical behavior in the business world? If yes, what is, or should be, that ethics based upon?

Thursday, January 30, 2014 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Would you like to learn how to use other sources of information besides Google? Come prepared with 3 – 5 research questions and learn how to match up the information you need with the library’s resources.

Thursday, January 30, 2014 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Learn how to improve your performance in the job interview by viewing and discussing taped excerpts of actual interviews.NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart at

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 — 11:30 PM EST
Conrad Grebel Noon Hour Concert features Mary Petrich, a well known American saxophonist from Arizona.
Wednesday, January 29, 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, January 29, 2014 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Interested in teaching English as a second language (ESL)? Certifications are varied and information is scattered, but this workshop will provide clear information about the different levels of certification, plus which ones you will need to teach ESL abroad, in Canada, and in Ontario.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Proper etiquette is crucial to a successful job search and to your career. This workshop covers dining etiquette as well as appropriate behaviour at interviews, employer receptions, and other networking activities.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 — 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST

Join the Department of Housing and Residences in the Student Life Centre Great Hall to compare over 20 accommodations and learn what it's like to live off campus or in an upper-year residence community. The event is geared towards students searching for new accommodations, and January tends to be a peak time for students to search for off-campus housing. This open house-style event will bring together landlords, on-campus residences, and important resources to help students with their search.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST

Make smart use of your time: better searching can lead to better marks. Learn to construct searches that provide the information you need, rather than a million useless hits. In this hands-on session learn advanced techniques to locate books, journal articles, and web resources.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST

Interested in a career in academia or research? This workshop will show you how to prepare an effective curriculum vitae and cover letter. This workshop is open only to Masters and PhD students and Post Docs.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 — 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM EST

Economics Professor Larry Smith shares his stories of social change and entrepreneurship, with a talk called, “So you want to change the world?” By identifying the most important social and environmental problems, Waterloo students can work on the ideas that have the highest impact.  

If you truly want to change the world, ask yourself, “What’s the most important thing you can do?”

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST
WATRISQ presents a guest seminar featuring Hua Chen, Assistant Professor of Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management, Temple University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA entitled, "Multi-Population Mortality Models: A Factor Copula Approach."
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST
In order to receive that job offer, you must prove your skills in the interview. Here is your opportunity to practise and improve.NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart at
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

This workshop is your starting point for conducting research at the library. Learn how to find books, journals, electronic resources, and more. Discover hands-on how to locate resources, access course reserves, manage your library account, collect and export references, and set up alerts for search results.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 — 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Hear briefly from the Office of Academic Integrity about why you need to reference your sources. Then learn how to manage your references, create bibliographies, and format your papers in a variety of citation styles from a liaison librarian using RefWorks, a web-based citation software freely available to all UWaterloo students, faculty, and staff.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Effective use of social media is key to job search and career success. Learn how LinkedIn, the professional social networking site, can help you to create an effective online presence, build professional networks, and search for jobs. NOTE: This workshop is intended for students who have limited experience with LinkedIn.

Monday, January 27, 2014 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EST

During this two-session workshop, learn how to apply successful networking strategies in your daily life in order to enhance your career opportunities. NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart at

Monday, January 27, 2014 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
Dr Jin-Shan Wang, Founder, Chairman and CEO of First Advanced
Materials, Inc., China, will deliver a seminar entitled, "OLED Lighting".

This seminar is free and open to the public.

Monday, January 27, 2014 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Beth Esenbergs, Business Advisor with the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre, will explain best strategies and tips on how to successfully start your own business. Bring your great ideas and questions!

Saturday, January 25, 2014 — 8:00 AM EST

The Leadership Starts Here Conference is a one-day conference run by students for students at the University of Waterloo. This year's conference will take place on Saturday, January 25, 2014. 

Participation is free, but spots are limited. Register on LEADS today if you’d like to attend, and stay tuned as we add more information on this year’s roster of speakers.

Friday, January 24, 2014 — 8:00 PM EST

Gabe Foreman's slyly observed portraits resemble a skilled cartoonist's
caricatures. A Complete Encyclopedia of Different Types of People received the A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry. His poems have appeared most recently in The Walrus, and have aired on CBC radio (Daybreak).

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.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.


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