Events - 2014

Friday, January 24, 2014 — 2:30 PM EST

Dr. Eliasmith, director, Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience at the University of Waterloo and Canada Research Chair in Theoretical Neuroscience presents "How to build a brain?"

Friday, January 24, 2014 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST

The Faculty of Environment is proud to announce an exciting new free two-part lecture series presented by Dean André Roy.

Lectures:

"Changing climate, choices, and consequences: Science as sentinel" by Vanessa Schweizer - Centre for Knowledge Integration

"Short-lived climate forcers: why global dimming could bite us in the behind" by Chris Fletcher - Department of Geography and Environmental Management

Friday, January 24, 2014 — 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

In order to receive that job offer, you must prove your skills in the interview. Here is your opportunity to practise and improve.NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart at https://uwaterloo.ca/career-action/workshop-prerequisite-chart.

Thursday, January 23, 2014 — 5:30 PM EST

The significant components of a good business plan, and the complex relationship between the entrepreneurs and investors.

Thursday, January 23, 2014 — 2:00 PM to 5:00 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.

Thursday, January 23, 2014 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Through discussion and hands-on activities, this session will increase your understanding of the career decision-making process and put you in a better position to make appropriate career choices. 

Thursday, January 23, 2014 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Through discussion and hands-on activities, this session will increase your understanding of the career decision-making process and put you in a better position to make appropriate career choices.

Thursday, January 23, 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.

Thursday, January 23, 2014 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

Internationalize your degree! Waterloo International and St. Jerome's University invite students to an information session to learn more about the Global Experience Certificate and the Beyond Borders program.

Thursday, January 23, 2014 — 10:30 AM to 12:30 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. The online assessment must be completed at least 2 business days prior to the workshop.

Wednesday, January 22, 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, January 22, 2014 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EST
Introductory Remarks: Mayor Brenda Halloran, City of Waterloo

Guest Presentation: Ted McKechnie, President & CEO,  Canada’s Technology For Food (CTFF)
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Internationalize your degree! Waterloo International and St. Jerome's University invite students to an information session to learn more about the Global Experience Certificate and the Beyond Borders program.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Dreaming of going abroad to study or work? Find out how to make your dream a reality and how to make the most of your international experience. Information on the Global Experience Certificate and Beyond Borders program will be included. Information on the Co-op Japan and CANEU programs will be presented during the last 15 minutes of the workshop.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST

This fair is designed to introduce our diverse group of the winter intake of students (first year, transfer, graduate, international, exchange and study abroad) to the many services and resources that are available to them at uWaterloo.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Are you ready to unleash your full potential to be successful at work? Learn how to seize every opportunity to make the most of your work, volunteer, or internship experience! Discuss responsibility, motivation, ethical dilemmas, first impressions, organization, reputation, and initiative.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM 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.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 — 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST

How well do you know your History? Come out and test your knowledge!

Join us for an evening of socializing, snacking and skill-sharpening with fellow History students and professors! Watch as students and your favourite History professors battle it out in our first trivia night!

There can only be one winning team...who will it be?

Tuesday, January 21, 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.

Monday, January 20, 2014 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

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.

Monday, January 20, 2014 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Speaker: Martin Cooke, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Legal Studies, School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo

Monday, January 20, 2014 — 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Waterloo International and St. Jerome's University invite students to an information session to learn more about the Global Experience Certificate and the Beyond Borders program.

Come and learn how you can internationalize your degree! 

Monday, January 20, 2014 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST

My World Abroad (www.MyWorldAbroad.com) is a comprehensive online guide to the global workplace. Learn how to use this guide to build global career skills, gain practical tips to develop your international credentials, and better understand worldwide job search strategies. It is also an excellent tool for international students to prepare for the Canadian labour market.

Friday, January 17, 2014 — 5:00 PM to Sunday, January 19, 2014 — 5:00 PM EST

University of Waterloo student entrepreneurs and innovators are invited to participate in the Great Canadian Appathon (GCA), a 48-hour national competition open to Canadian college and university students. Aspiring game developers and designers will race against the clock to develop the next hit mobile game.Participants have the opportunity to take home more than $35,000 in cash and prizes. 

Friday, January 17, 2014 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EST

Peter Distelzweig
Western Michigan University

“Mechanics” and Mechanism in William Harvey’s Anatomy: Varieties and Limits

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