Events - 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014 — 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST

The art of engaging an audience when communicating your point is key to workplace success. This workshop will help build your presentation skills and confidence in a supportive environment. There will be time to practice these skills and receive on-the-spot professional advice. Even if you are a seasoned presenter, this workshop offers a worthwhile opportunity to re-examine your methods.

Sunday, November 16, 2014 — 1:30 PM EST

A 5000-year-old civilization is revealed through The Egyptian Dialogues, a thought-provoking series exploring the mysteries of ancient Egypt. Examining its greatest icons, its world-renowned achievements, and its unmistakeable culture, The Egyptian Dialogues vigorously animates an ancient civilization that still has the power to awe.

Saturday, November 15, 2014 — 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST

What makes a place “sacred” and what insights into each tradition does this give us?

Friday, November 14, 2014 — 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM EST

Veteran religion writer David Gibson argues that Pope Francis helps us to understand media as a carrier of public meaning as well as a business.

Friday, November 14, 2014 — 7:30 PM EST

Dr. Jeff Gundy will be presenting the Bechtel lectures this year on Thursday and Friday November 13th and 14th. Reception to follow the lecture on Thursday.

Friday, November 14, 2014 — 7:30 PM EST

Bechtel Lectures in Anabaptist and Mennonite Studies with Jeff Gundy from Bluffton University. The Friday lecture will also be part of the New Mennonite's Writing series.

Friday, November 14, 2014 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Can Smart Homes be part of a Smart Future?

Speaker: Prof. Ian Rowlands, Environment and Resource Studies, Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy

Friday, November 14, 2014 — 2:30 PM to 3:20 PM EST

Biology seminar series

"Examining Determinants of Population Viability and Implications for the Management of Threats to Freshwater Fish"

Speaker: Marten Koops, Great Lakes Laboratory for Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Fishers and Oceans Canada, Government of Canada

 

Friday, November 14, 2014 — 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST

This year’s speaker is Dr. Kenneth Pargament, an internationally renowned researcher in the area of spirituality and health.  In particular his research has explored religion, spirituality and coping during times of loss and crisis.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 — 7:30 PM to Saturday, November 15, 2014 — 7:30 PM EST

Written by Oscar Wilde

Directed by Stewart Arnott

Performances: November 13 - 15th, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

High School Student Matinees: November 12th & 14th at 12 p.m. Optional seminar at 10:00. Contact Janelle Rainville jrainvil@uwaterloo.ca to book.

Venue: Theatre of the Arts, Modern Languages Building

This wonderfully absurd farce is still considered one of the truly great comedies in the English language almost 120 years after its debut in London. Oscar Wilde's masterpiece, which he called “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People”, is a subversive and cockeyed mirror held up to English society in the late Victorian era that still manages to reflect back on us in the 21st century.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 — 7:30 PM EST

Bechtel Lectures in Anabaptist and Mennonite Studies with Jeff Gundy from Bluffton University.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 — 7:30 PM EST

Dr. Jeff Gundy will be presenting the Bechtel lectures this year on Thursday and Friday November 13th and 14th. Reception to follow the lecture on Thursday.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST
Professor Paul Spagnuolo

Cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide. Dietary supplements are consumed by three out of every four healthy Canadians. Although there is a lot of media attention on the use of dietary supplements, many questions remain.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST
(Please be advised that signing a NDA will be required for attending this seminar)

“Genetic and Metabolic Engineering of Clostridium pasteurianum for Production of Butanol as a Renewable Biofuel”

Michael Pyne, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Waterloo

ABSTRACT

Thursday, November 13, 2014 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 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 
to best present yourself.
 
Please RSVP on the event web page, if you plan on attending.
Thursday, November 13, 2014 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

On Thursday, November 13th, 2014, 3-4pm at QNC 1501, Dr Mario Leclerc, Canada Research Chair in Electroactive and Photoactive Polymers, and Professor at Université Laval, Canada, will deliver a seminar entitled "New Polymerization Methods for Plastic Electronics".

Thursday, November 13, 2014 — 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM EST
Improve your performance in an academic job interview by practising
in a small group setting.
 
Please RSVP on the event web page, if you plan on attending.
Thursday, November 13, 2014 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 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.
 
Please RSVP on the event web page, if you plan on attending.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 — 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM EST

Hear a compelling story by ZIauddin Yousafzai about the Land of Rumi, Bacha Khan and Malala. ZIauddin Yousafzai is the father of Malala, the co-recipient of the 2014 Peace Nobel Prize.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 — 7:15 PM to 8:30 PM EST

This week's discussion will focus on how to meet new friends and partners in the rainbow (LGBTQ) community.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST

The 2014-15 History Speaker Series continues with this special presentation jointly hosted with the Geospatial Centre at Dana Porter Library.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

According to geographer Waldo Tobler, “Everything is related to everything else, but near things are more related than distant things”. But how? Come discover the various relationships among your data and see how new information and insights are derived. This workshop builds on the skills learned in “Getting Started with ArcGIS” (a recommended prerequisite for those with no previous GIS experience) and introduces users to several common methods of data analysis using ArcGIS.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EST
Are you feeling undecided about a major or thinking of changing your 
major? Learn effective steps to find a major that fits with your interests, 
abilities, and values.
 
Please RSVP on the event web page, if you plan on attending.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 — 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM EST
Presented by Jean-Marc Hachey.
 
Learn about international careers from best-selling author Jean-Marc 
Hachey (MyWorldAbroad.com). Discover what skills are required to 
be successful, as well as long-term career strategies, how to gain 
international experience, and how to build an “International I.Q.” Find 
out why you need global career skills to thrive in the today’s workplace. 
 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST

Location: EV1 241

The Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) invites you to attend a Fall 2014 Integrative and Experiential Education session.

These sessions are sponsored by the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic

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