Events - February 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 — 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EST

What is the IT world like outside Silicon Valley? Come hear from IT leaders about the range of opportunities and projects available, plus learn about the mobility and professional development opportunities associated with an industry with real longevity.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 — 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM EST

Join us for a talk and an exclusive screening of the new documentary The Cola Road, featuring the work of University of Waterloo Applied Health Studies alumnus Rohit Ramchandani (BSc '04).

The film is about how Zambia has become the first African country to embrace ColaLife, an innovative team of social entrepreneurs that aims to use the Cola Supply chain to deliver life-saving medicines to far-flung, rural communities.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 — 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST

This session will be conducted as a mock MMI. You will practise your skills by moving through a series of stations and answering interview questions. Following the session, you will receive both personal and general feedback. NOTE: Registration is limited. To be eligible for this session you must attend “Professional school Interviews”, MMI and provide a copy of your 2014 med school MMI invitation to waechter@uwaterloo.ca.

Tuesday, February 11, 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 11, 2014 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

In the last twenty years, researchers have come to the conclusion that we cannot study the evolution of societies separately from those of their environments. Over time, the two have become closely intertwined, so that we can now speak of the ‘Anthropocene’ ­ the period in which humans have such an impact on their environment that the latter no longer follows its own dynamics.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Knowing your skills and abilities AND being able to clearly and confidently convey them to employers is critical to your success in the employment process. Learn how to identify and articulate your strengths and discover potential areas of growth. You will also devise a plan to enhance these skills.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM 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.

Monday, February 10, 2014 — 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM EST

Information on all fourth-year and optional third-year courses. Differences among courses explained. Advice on preparation for upper-year specialization (e.g. what course to choose to prepare for graphics, AI, etc.). 

Monday, February 10, 2014 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Employers are looking for candidates with experience, but how do you gain it? Learn why volunteer work matters to employers, how it builds skills related to work that interests you, and where to find unique opportunities. You will also hear first-hand how volunteering increased career opportunities for a fellow UWaterloo student.

Saturday, February 8, 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 14features a wide range of performance styles including comedy, drama, movement-based theatre and commedia dell’arte.


Saturday, February 8, 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 14features a wide range of performance styles including comedy, drama, movement-based theatre and commedia dell’arte.


Friday, February 7, 2014 — 7:00 PM EST

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 7, 2014 — 3:30 PM EST

Abstract

Forest-grassland mosaic ecosystems can exhibit alternative stables states, whereby under the same environmental conditions, the ecosystem could equally well reside either in one state or another, depending on the initial conditions. We develop a mathematical model that couples a simplified forest-grassland mosaic model to a dynamic model of opinions about conservation priorities in a population, based on perceptions of ecosystem rarity. Weak human influence increases the region of parameter space where alternative stable states are possible. However, strong human influence precludes bistability, such that forest and grassland either co-exist at a single, stable equilibrium, or their relative abundance oscillates.

Moreover, a perturbation can shift the system from a stable state to an oscillatory state. We conclude that human-environment interactions can qualitatively alter the composition of forest-grassland mosaic ecosystems. The human role in such systems should be viewed as dynamic, responsive element rather than as a fixed, unchanging entity.

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

Near-Living Architecture

In November Rob travelled to Seoul and spent 12 days installing a new commission in the South Korean National Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art, for the inaugural exhibition in its new Seoul location. In this talk, he will spend some time describing (and showing beauty shots of) that installation.

Rob will also highlight several of the research streams that emanate from and support this ongoing endeavour that is Near-Living Architecture.

Friday, February 7, 2014 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
  • What are the community issues and social causes that matter to students? 
  • What types of volunteer experiences are students looking to have in their community? 
  • How can the University mobilize our student body in new ways to give back through charities? 
  • How do we make sure that students are better connected to activities and events off campus? 
Thursday, February 6, 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 14features a wide range of performance styles including comedy, drama, movement-based theatre and commedia dell’arte.


Thursday, February 6, 2014 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 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 6, 2014 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Would you like to create a map for your course assignment or research project but don’t know where to start? This workshop will teach you the basics with the popular Esri ArcGIS Desktop 10.2 program. You will learn how to add GIS data, how to create simple maps, and where to find GIS data and resources.

Thursday, February 6, 2014 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Gain an overview of how to use social media to build connections. Discuss quick and effective social media branding tips and netiquette on popular platforms including LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

Thursday, February 6, 2014 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Learn how to prepare your personal statement/letter of intent and résumé/CV, choose your references, and complete a sketch for professional/grad programs. Strategies will be provided on how best to present yourself.

Thursday, February 6, 2014 — 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Professor Miguel Jose Yacaman, Chair of the Physics & Astronomy Department at The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA, will deliver a seminar entitled "What is Next in High Resolution Electron Microscopy in Nanotechnology?"

This seminar is free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 6, 2014 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Angela Roorda, Research Development Officer, Faculty of Arts, will review the main parts of the typical grant or fellowship application, discuss how the adjudication process works and what that means for you, and suggest strategies to help you pitch your project to your best advantage. This workshop is open only to Masters and PhD students and Post Docs.

Thursday, February 6, 2014 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 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.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST

Penny Goldsmith, the 2014 Carold Institute Visiting Fellow at St. Paul's University College, will make a presentation on how digital activism is about the people who use it and benefit from it, not the technology itself.

Goldsmith is the founder and CEO of PovNet, an online anti-poverty community that leverages the power of passionate people to make poverty history.

Wednesday, February 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
conversation.

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