Events - March 2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 — 10:00 PM to 11:30 PM EDT
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Professor Ian Taylor takes a critical look at prevalent Africa rising discourses, arguing that such commentaries neglect the historical roots of the continent’s underdevelopment.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 — 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
poster for the play "The Widow"

Get a taste of Toronto theatre right here on campus - get your tickets for "The Widow", a play that debuted in Toronto last summer to rave reviews from NOW magazine and Torontoist. It tells the story of Nour, a widow from the 2003 Iraq War who initiates an affair with Samir, an outspoken young teacher. After receiving threats from a religious militia group, Samir flees Iraq, leaving Nour to deal with all of the consequences.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 — 2:00 PM EDT
Telling stories: An intergenerational dialogue on housing

Tell us your story!

This dialogue, moderated by the School of Planning's Dr. Markus Moos, aims to bring together secondary students, university students, and community residents of all ages to foster inter-generational dialogue; and learn about current and past housing issues in our community and beyond.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Discover the projects of our Global Business & Digital Arts and Digital Experience Innovation Program students – they are eager to show you what they've been working on.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 — 11:45 AM to 1:15 PM EDT

Location: NH 3001 Notes: Open to faculty (registration is required).

Monday, March 30, 2015 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

Join us as the finalists will pitch their big idea on health and wellbeing on issues that encompass: aging, mental health, nutrition, fitness, physical assault, and much more.  

Monday, March 30, 2015 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Learn from Nina Juncewicz, U.S. Immigration Attorney, about options available to graduating students interested in working in the U.S.

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

Sunday, March 29, 2015 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

Each Instrumental Chamber Ensemble consists of two to seven players, playing selected pieces from great composers. Sometimes we have classical guitars or brass groups, but the most common grouping is stringed instruments with a piano accompaniment.

Sunday, March 29, 2015 — 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
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*Evening show starts at 7:30 PM

University of Waterloo's famous a cappella groups (some of whom recently went to the ICCA competition - yes, the very same one from Pitch Perfect!) will be putting their big end-of-term concert! This is a concert you do not want to miss!

Sunday, March 29, 2015 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

The UW Jazz Ensemble will perform a selection of classic jazz pieces.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 — 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT

The University Choir, directed by Dr. Gerard Yun, will perform a selection of pieces from operas and musical theatre. This 90 voice choir, including UW students, alumni, and staff, is a delight to hear.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Join Conrad Grebel University College's Institute for Anabaptist Mennonite Studies and the Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario to celebrate the release of Sam Steiner's new book, In Search of Promised Lands. 

Saturday, March 28, 2015 — 1:00 PM to Sunday, March 29, 2015 — 6:30 PM EDT

Conrad Grebel Student Council presents Fiddler on the Roof - an all-student cast and orchestra production! Tickets are on sale for this tale of family, love, human struggle, and faith.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 — 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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DesignJam Toronto is an all-day innovation jamboree -- a curated open space guiding more than a hundred design leaders & design learners, sharing ideas, tools & perspectives, to better understand & address a complex problem. Nicknamed "TrafficJam," DesignJam Toronto gathers young leaders, mentors, teams and aspiring entrepreneurs to conceive innovative user experiences and activate ideas to improve mobility in the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area.

Friday, March 27, 2015 — 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT

Elizabeth Dreyer argues that the four women doctors of the church enrich the community with wisdom and invite us to become ‘grassroots’ theologians.

Friday, March 27, 2015 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

KI senior research projects: an exciting synthesis of the diverse disciplines the students have explored in this interdisciplinary program.

Friday, March 27, 2015 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

The Cheriton School of Computer Science Distinguished Lecture Series presents Prof. Laurie Hendren (McGill University) speaking on "Compiler Tools and Techniques for MATLAB".

Friday, March 27, 2015 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
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"A Wide-Angle View of Vaccine R&D and Manufacturing"

Friday, March 27, 2015 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
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At the height of the massive financial crisis, many anticipated major reforms to global financial governance. Faculty of Arts Chair in International Political Economy Eric Helleiner discusses whether these expectations have been realized.

Opening remarks by University of Waterloo President Feridun Hamdullahpur.

Feel free to bring your lunch — light refreshments will be provided.

Friday, March 27, 2015 — 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

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. 

Friday, March 27, 2015 — 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

Mitacs Step teaches you essential skills required to succeed in your future career. NOTE: Please register at for this workshop by clicking on 'The Workshops'.

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

Thursday, March 26, 2015 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) presents a seminar by Dr. Alexandre Brolo, Director of the Centre of Advanced Materials and Related Technology (CAMTEC) and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Victoria, BC, Canada, on "Golden Times for Nanotechnology: Plasmonic Materials and their Applications".

Thursday, March 26, 2015 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

This talk by Dr. Anthony Peirce, Professor, Department of Mathematics University of British Columbia, describes an implicit level set algorithm (ILSA) suitable for modeling multi-scale behavior in planar hydraulic fractures propagating in three dimensional elastic media.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 — 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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Watch some great pitches as Velocity gives out over $125,000 in grants to emerging startups. Sign up to reserve your spot today!

Thursday, March 26, 2015 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

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, and internship experiences. Discuss responsibility, motivation, ethical dilemmas, first impressions, reputation, and tactics for staying organized.

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


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