Events - February 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 — 10:00 AM EST

The Graduate Student Group of the Water Institute (SWIGS) presents Dr. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux, Vice-Provost (Aboriginal Initiatives), Lakehead University, to deliver the seminar: How we can "IdleKNOWmore" and change policy in Canada.

Dr. Wesley-Esquimaux will speak to the IdleNoMore movement and how Canadian Youth can KNOW more about what is happening in their country when it comes to Indigenous issues, and how those issues are directly related to their own lives. We all live on planet earth, how can we work together to ensure a sustainable future?

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EST

Come out and hear from our expert employer panel on such topics as résumés, interview techniques, and work search tools. Bring your own questions too!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST

Are you using RefWorks but are encountering difficulties such as:

  • formatting issues,
  • problems downloading Write-N-Cite,
  • strange error codes, and
  • difficulties importing from a particular database?

These sessions offer you one-on-one assistance with our knowledgeable staff. If possible, bring the device you are using. Registration is not required. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Stay current in your field of research! Learn how to automate your searches for new and relevant research by having search results and journal tables of contents sent to you on a regular basis. Find out about the alerting services available in Web of Science and CSA databases, RSS feeds, and the library’s search tool, Primo.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 — 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Join us for our first Professor Profile featuring Dr. Andrew Hunt.

History and Fiction: Two Ways of Getting at the Past

Author of several history books and the Tony Hillerman Prize-winning mystery novel City of Saints and its sequel, Destroying Angels, Professor Hunt will speak about the ways in which writers and filmmakers have used and misused history over the years in trying to recreate the past. His talk will draw on his own love of literature and cinema, as well as his experiences as a writer of both fiction and nonfiction books.

Free snacks will be provided.

Monday, February 24, 2014 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST

Michael Boehringer, Faculty of Arts, will describe the steps to successfully plan for PhD career opportunities in an academic environment. This workshop is open only to Masters and PhD students and Post Docs.

Monday, February 24, 2014 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST

The academic job market is tight. Prepare early for your academic career by starting to think like a hiring committee member. This workshop will explore the academic labour market and factors tied to success, and provide an overview of how best to promote yourself. This workshop is open only to Masters and PhD students and Post Docs.

Wednesday, February 19, 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
conversation.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 — 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST

Are you interested in working in or partnering with the Pharma Industry? Plan to attend this workshop designed for Waterloo graduate students and faculty. Topics to be covered include:

  • drug development
  • drug manufacturing and validation
  • quality and regulatory affairs
  • collaboration

Lunch is provided. Space is limited.

Please RSVP to sarah.rae@uwaterloo.ca

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST

Are you using RefWorks but are encountering difficulties such as:

  • formatting issues,
  • problems downloading Write-N-Cite,
  • strange error codes, and
  • difficulties importing from a particular database?

These sessions offer you one-on-one assistance with our knowledgeable staff. If possible, bring the device you are using. Registration is not required.

Saturday, February 15, 2014 — 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST

UpStart 14: Festival of Innovative Theatre

February 6-7 and 13-14, 2014 at 7 pm
February 8 and 15, 2014 at 2 pm & 8 pm

Studio 180, Hagey Hall

Tickets                                                 

  • $8 students/seniors
  • $12 general audience

Box Office: 519.888.4908

The Upstart Festival is a bi-annual one act play festival run by uWaterloo Drama students presenting original and innovative works of theatre. This year all 8 shows have been produced, directed and acted by uWaterloo students with seven out of the eight plays being original works. Upstart 14 features a wide range of performance styles including comedy, drama, movement-based theatre and commedia dell’arte.


Saturday, February 15, 2014 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

UpStart 14: Festival of Innovative Theatre

February 6-7 and 13-14, 2014 at 7 pm
February 8 and 15, 2014 at 2 pm & 8 pm

Studio 180, Hagey Hall

Tickets                                                 

  • $8 students/seniors
  • $12 general audience

Box Office: 519.888.4908

The Upstart Festival is a bi-annual one act play festival run by uWaterloo Drama students presenting original and innovative works of theatre. This year all 8 shows have been produced, directed and acted by uWaterloo students with seven out of the eight plays being original works. Upstart 14 features a wide range of performance styles including comedy, drama, movement-based theatre and commedia dell’arte.


Friday, February 14, 2014 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST

UpStart 14: Festival of Innovative Theatre

February 6-7 and 13-14, 2014 at 7 pm
February 8 and 15, 2014 at 2 pm & 8 pm

Studio 180, Hagey Hall

Tickets                                                 

  • $8 students/seniors
  • $12 general audience

Box Office: 519.888.4908

The Upstart Festival is a bi-annual one act play festival run by uWaterloo Drama students presenting original and innovative works of theatre. This year all 8 shows have been produced, directed and acted by uWaterloo students with seven out of the eight plays being original works. Upstart 14 features a wide range of performance styles including comedy, drama, movement-based theatre and commedia dell’arte.


Thursday, February 13, 2014 — 8:00 PM EST

Join Grebel alumni, students, and friends for an intimate evening with Bruce Cockburn, a musician and social activist who has inspired many generations of Grebel students and alumni.

Get your tickets from the Theatre Centre Box Office in person or by phone: 519-888-4908. Mention the code GREBEL50 for ticket purchase before November 20th.

Thursday, February 13, 2014 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST

UpStart 14: Festival of Innovative Theatre

February 6-7 and 13-14, 2014 at 7 pm
February 8 and 15, 2014 at 2 pm & 8 pm

Studio 180, Hagey Hall

Tickets                                                 

  • $8 students/seniors
  • $12 general audience

Box Office: 519.888.4908

The Upstart Festival is a bi-annual one act play festival run by uWaterloo Drama students presenting original and innovative works of theatre. This year all 8 shows have been produced, directed and acted by uWaterloo students with seven out of the eight plays being original works. Upstart 14 features a wide range of performance styles including comedy, drama, movement-based theatre and commedia dell’arte.


Thursday, February 13, 2014 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST

Two-session workshop: attend the first session to learn about your personality type and preferences for learning and decision making. In the second session, discover how to apply your MBTI type to explore potential careers. NOTE: There is a materials charge of $10.00 payable at the Centre for Career Action prior to the session. Once you have registered and paid, you will be given information on how to complete the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) online.

Thursday, February 13, 2014 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Interested in making an interactive map to showcase your study or research locations online but don’t know how to start? This workshop will show how easy it is to create an interactive map online. You will learn how to create dynamic maps in both ArcGIS Online and GeoCommons.

Thursday, February 13, 2014 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EST

The current job market requires an assertive approach to finding work. Increase your chances of success by learning relevant networking and communication techniques.

Wednesday, February 12, 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
conversation.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 — 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST

Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy presents a guest lecture by Dr. Brenda Kenny, President and CEO of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA).

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST

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 for details.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EST

Darwin Day Lecture: In the footsteps of Darwin

Please join the Department of Biology and the Faculty of Science in a celebration of the works and life of Charles Darwin! Dr. Alan Morgan, Professor Emeritus, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Waterloo will use his expertise in photography to provide a visual exploration of some of the scenes in the areas known and visited by Charles Darwin.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EST

This workshop provides you with an overview of the Statistics Canada web site, including effective techniques for uncovering the vast amount of statistical information available.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Increase the odds of getting what you want when negotiating salary and other details related to the job offer. NOTE: This workshop is geared towards graduating students.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 — 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EST

Mitacs Step teaches you essential skills required to succeed in your future career. NOTE: Please register at www.mitacs.ca for this workshop by clicking on ‘seminars & workshops’. This workshop is open only to Masters and PhD students and Post Docs.

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