Events - February 2014

Wednesday, February 5, 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.


Wednesday, February 5, 2014 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

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 ornon-academic career.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 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.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

A talk by Dr. Sharon Roberts, Assistant Professor in Social Development Studies (in association with the Eating Disorder Foundation of Canada).

"Thin is a ubiquitous message in Western culture as a social construction of beauty and success. Phrases such as never being "too rich or too thin," a saying credited to Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, have laid the foundation for much of popular culture in the 20th and 21st centuries," says Dr. Roberts.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 — 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Attend this session to find out how your interests relate to specific career opportunities. 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 Strong Interest Inventory online. The online assessment must be completed at least 2 business days prior to the workshop.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 — 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EST

Prepare for professional school interviews by practising in small groups. Learn strategies to improve performance and get tips on how to handle admission questions. The first hour will focus on MMI; the second hour on Standard. NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart for details.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 — 4:00 PM EST

WATRISQ presents a guest seminar featuring Ivan Sergienko, Director, CCR Measurement, Risk & Capital Analytics Scotiabank, Toronto, Ontario entitled, "Counterparty Credit Risk in Financial Institutions."

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST

Never underestimate the power of volunteer experiences! If you have significant volunteer experience, attend this workshop to learn how to market your volunteer work effectively and professionally to prospective employers throughout your résumé and during interviews.

Tuesday, February 4, 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 4, 2014 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Learn to navigate the world of government information! Improve your government documents searching skills and ability to find various formats of government publications. Discover how to access Canadian federal and Ontario provincial government paper and electronic documents.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Explore the impact of culture and intercultural communication in the work environment and find strategies for success in a different work culture. This workshop is geared towards students who will go abroad to work and international students who want to work in Canada.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 — 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Hillel Waterloo would like to welcome one and all to discover the newest and most exciting travel and study abroad opportunities happening in Israel!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

At 12 years old, two things happened that changed Kadi's life forever - a diabetes diagnosis, and an increasing self-awareness of body image.

For the next two years, it was anorexia that dominated her quest to achieve the ideal body shape, but at 14, she began to deliberately give herself less insulin than she needed in order to lose even more weight. In high school, she started to skip the needles altogether.

Hear about Kadi's battle in her own words, and find out her journey to overcome such a devastating illness.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 — 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Matthew Erickson (Conflict Management and Human Rights) will take you through a step-by-step process to plan and conduct effective conversations around difficult issues that you may be experiencing with your supervisor.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 — 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM EST

Why should you attend?

  • To network with potential employers
  • To investigate and research career options
  • To obtain information from employers on:
    • Career opportunities
    • Educational requirements
    • Salary expectations
    • Corporate cultures
    • Job requirements
    • Industry growth
    • Industry trends
    • Skills and qualifications
Monday, February 3, 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 for details.

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

Get tips for having a successful experience at the February 5th Job Fair, including how to prepare, what to wear, and how to make the most of your time at the Fair.

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