Events - March 2015

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 — 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

Graduate and Post Docs Workshop - Please register at step.mitacs.ca for this workshop by clicking on 'The Workshops'. 

If you plan to attend this workshop, please register on the event web page.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 — 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

Workshop for graduate students and post docs - Please register at step.mitacs.ca for this workshop by clicking on 'The Workshops'. 

If you plan to attend this workshop, please register on the event web page.

Monday, March 9, 2015 — 6:00 PM EDT
milky way

Duke University Professor Hubert Bray will present two public lectures. These events are free of charge, and everyone is welcome.

Bray public lectures poster

Monday, March 9, 2015 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Learn the 5 characteristics of an A+ résumé, and how to interpret the job description to identify your strongest and most relevant skills. Learn how to adopt the perspective of an employer when submitting your application for a position.
 
If you plan to attend this workshop, please register on the event web page.
Monday, March 9, 2015 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Students provide a one (1) minute summary of their work related to either climate change or invasive species (or both!) for faculty and this year's Walter Bean visiting fellow is Tom Stohlgren, an invasive species expert from U. Colorado. Audience participation will be encouraged.

Monday, March 9, 2015 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

The Oxford Questions – and some answers

Monday, March 9, 2015 — 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

This interactive workshop will provide key information and practical guidance to cleantech entrepreneurs who want to apply for SDTC funding.

Saturday, March 7, 2015 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST
University of Waterloo Alternative Fuels Team logo

Featuring UWAFT Alumni! Future engineers can see relevance of school skills to future careers. Come out and ask questions about UWAFT or career tips!

Friday, March 6, 2015 — 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST

Join us and distinguished guest speaker Jo Atlee, Professor, School of Computer Science, as we recognize and celebrate International Women's Day 2015.

Friday, March 6, 2015 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EST

"Makayla's Choice: Ethics and the Aboriginal Right to Pursue Traditional Medicine" presented by Christopher Lowry, Assistant Professor and Andria Bianchi, PhD candidate from the Philosophy department.

Friday, March 6, 2015 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Cultural Translation

How do culturally diverse contemporary artists operate within the context of the West? What are the translational activities that occur in such art practices?

Friday, March 6, 2015 — 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EST

For Co-op Students - ENG - Mechanical, ENG - Environmental, ENG - Civil, ENG – Chemical

Please register if you will be attending this session or cancel the session if you have registered for this and no longer want to attend it.

Thursday, March 5, 2015 — 7:15 PM to 9:30 PM EST

Clinical ethicist, Dr. Hazel Harkwell, and local palliative care specialist, Dr. Donna Ward, discuss the complexity of end-of-life care.

Thursday, March 5, 2015 — 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 linked chart

Thursday, March 5, 2015 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Learn how to apply successful networking strategies to your daily life in order to enhance your career opportunities. NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see linked chart

If you plan to attend this workshop, please register on the event web page.

Thursday, March 5, 2015 — 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM EST

Location: EV1 241 Notes: Open to faculty (registration is required)

Thursday, March 5, 2015 — 2:30 PM EST

The Water Institute is pleased to host a lecture by Dr. John P. Smol, Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Lab (PEARL) and Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change, Department of Biology, Queen's University.


Dr. Smol's lecture is titled: Exploring the past to protect our future: Using lake sediments to study water quality issues.


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Thursday, March 5, 2015 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of the University of
Waterloo, invites you to attend the guest lecture of Dr. Edmund S. Phelps.
Among his many accolades, Dr. Edmund S. Phelps is a Nobel Prize-winning economist. His latest publication, Mass Flourishing: How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge, and Change, has received wide-spread global recognition.

Thursday, March 5, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST

This workshop provides you with an overview of the Statistics Canada website, including effective techniques for uncovering the vast amount of statistical information available.

Thursday, March 5, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM EST

Location: EV1 241 Notes: Open to faculty (registration is required)

Thursday, March 5, 2015 — 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM EST

Location: EV1 241 Notes: Open to faculty (registration is required)

Thursday, March 5, 2015 — 10:30 AM to 12:30 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.

If you plan to attend this workshop, please register on the event web page.

Thursday, March 5, 2015 — 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM EST

Location: EV1 241 Notes: Open to faculty (registration is required)

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST
Event poster - see accompanying text for details

Learn how to pitch your startup like a pro at this Velocity Alpha workshop!

Register here for the workshop and free pizza.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 — 7:30 PM EST

Are you interested in hearing significant Canadian writers talk about how their writing sensibilities, their careers, and their Mennonite heritage intersect? Conrad Grebel University College is pleased to present “Mennonite/s Writing 2014-2015,” a seven session reading series showcasing new work by some of the most prominent authors in the field, including: Rudy Wiebe, Jeff Gundy, Miriam Toews, Patrick Friesen, Di Brandt, David Bergen, and Carrie Snyder. 

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