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.
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.
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?
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.
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 https://uwaterloo.ca/career-action/workshop-prerequisite-chart.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?”
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.
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.
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.
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 https://uwaterloo.ca/career-action/workshop-prerequisite-chart.
This seminar is free and open to the public.
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!
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.
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.
University of Chicago
Harmonic Ethics: Ptolemy’s Virtue Ethics for the Mathematician
Speaker: Dan McCarthy
This talk traces my journey of transformative, systems-based, transdisciplinary, community-based research over my academic career thus far.
It highlights several iterations of transformative learning through systems and complexity-based thinking, community-based experience with environmental NGO¹s in southern Ontario and Indigenst research with several First Nations communities across Ontario. I will try to document key insights for other transdisciplinary, community-based researchers and how I've used these insights to inform my teaching.