Events - March 2015

Thursday, March 12, 2015 — 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

This session will be conducted as a mock MMI. NOTE: MMIs are held for professional school interviews. You will practise your skills by moving through a series of stations and answering interview questions. Following the session, you will receive both personal and general feedback.

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

Thursday, March 12, 2015 — 5:30 PM EDT
The 2015 TD Walter Bean Lecture featuring Dr. Tom Stohlgren, "Invasions from Inner Space: Species Invasions and Extinction".

Invasive species may be the number one environmental threat of the 21st century. Invasions from Inner Space: Species Invasions and Extinctions will examine creepy stories of biological invasions in your backyard from Asian carp to the emerald ash borer, zebra mussels and giant hogweed. 

Thursday, March 12, 2015 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Workshop for graduate students and post docs - This workshop will teach you how to prepare an effective curriculum vitae and cover letter for your academic job search.

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

Thursday, March 12, 2015 — 2:30 PM EDT

The Water Institute is pleased to host a lecture by Dr. Charles Vörösmarty, Director, CUNY Environmental CrossRoads Initiative, City University of New York; Department of Civil Engineering, City College of New York.

Dr. Vörösmarty's lecture is titled:Water in the 21st Century: Sources of Pessimism, Sources of Optimism.

Thursday, March 12, 2015 — 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT

For Co-op and Graduating Students - MATH - Pure Mathematics, MATH - Mathematical Studies, MATH - Computer Science, MATH - Computational Mathematics, MATH - Applied Mathematics, ENG - System Design, ENG - Software, ENG – Computer

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 12, 2015 — 9:00 AM to Friday, March 13, 2015 — 5:00 PM EDT

PGSA: Philosophy Graduate Student Association 22nd Annual Conference
Keynote speaker: Gillian Russell, Washington University in St. Louis

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 — 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
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Have an idea you want to pitch? Looking to see the next big thing? Join us at the Velocity Fund $5K Qualifiers to pitch or watch others pitch!

This is the first of two nights of $5K Qualifiers. You can pitch at one, but watch either or both!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 — 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

Fine Arts offers free life drawing sessions. Supervised, non-instructional drawing sessions with the unclothed model. Bring your own drawing board and paper. Easels are provided.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 — 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EDT

Experienced co-op students share their job search and work term experiences and challenges, as well as tips on finding and succeeding in junior co-op jobs.

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

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Attend this session to find out how your interests relate to specific career opportunities. NOTE: There is a materials charge to students of $10 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 Strong Interest Inventory online. The assessment must be completed at least 2 business days prior to the workshop.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 — 2:00 PM EDT

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is pleased to host Professor Tom Johnson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:

"Tracing groundwater contaminant transformation, immobilization and transport (and doing some other fun redox geochemistry) using Cr, U, and Se isotope ratios."

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 2:20 PM EDT

Finding conference proceedings can be tricky! This hands-on session will introduce you to deciphering conference proceedings citations and provide you with the tools to navigate the often complicated search process.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Winner of 24 piano competitions, Mauro Bertoli is a well-known Italian/Canadian pianist who is currently based at Carleton University in Ottawa. He is both a solo performer and an accomplished chamber musician.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 — 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT

For Summer Students - AHS - Recreation & Leisure Studies, AHS - Recreation & Business Management, AHS – Kinesiology

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.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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Are you the next entrepreneur from the Faculty of Science? Test your idea at our next Velocity Science event. All ideas welcome! 

Register here for the workshop and free pizza!
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 — 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

Public Lecture by Michele Mosca, Institute for Quantum Computing


Tuesday, March 10, 2015 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

For Co-op and Graduating Students - SCI - Physics, SCI - Chemistry, SCI - Biology, ENG - Nanotechnology, ENG - Mechanical, ENG – Chemical, ENG - Biomedical

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.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

by Prof. Tim Boonen, University of AmsterdamSummary

Seminar discusses optimal risk redistribution between firms, such as banks and insurance companies.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 — 4:00 PM EDT
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A lecture by Dr. Jackson Katz

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

An effective job search requires a strategic approach. Increase your chance of success by practicing key communication strategies.NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see linked chart

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Speaker: Dr. Lewis Dartnell

The success of Lewis Dartnell’s book "The Knowledge: How To Rebuild Our World From Scratch" speaks to long standing anxieties about the specialization of knowledge and technical know-how.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

This session provides you with an overview of ODESI, the platform for searching and downloading Statistics Canada datasets made available through the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI). Basic knowledge of data analysis is presumed.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 — 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT

For Graduating Students - 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.

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

This workshop will give you the tools to effectively lead and participate in team initiatives in order to quickly turn ideas into measurable results—a key skill sought by employers. By working on team-simulated exercises, you will benefit from real-time expert guidance and can then apply these skills directly to your career. 

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

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.

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