Events - 2015

Monday, October 26, 2015 — 12:00 PM to Friday, October 30, 2015 — 1:30 PM EDT
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The Department of Fine Art, East Campus Hall, is proud to present, FLUX, an art exhibition of outstanding art work created by our current 4th year honours students.

Monday, October 26, 2015 — 12:00 PM EDT

Seminar: Mike Kim

Management Sciences will host Mike Kim from the University of Toronto as he delivers his seminar: Approximate Learning Trajectories for Bayesian Bandits.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Sunday, October 25, 2015 — 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
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Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Perspectives on Peace and Justice: Part One

Each session will include presentations by Jewish, Christian, and Muslim speakers, dialogue with the panel and among participants.

Session One presentations by:

Friday, October 23, 2015 — 2:30 PM to 6:15 PM EDT

The Royal Society of Chemistry will visit the University of Waterloo during its Fall Roadshow in North America. This free-to-attend event welcomes everyone to participate including undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and librarians. Featured afternoon presentations on the topics below will be followed by a reception where attendees can ask questions and network with the publishing staff.


2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. - Open Access

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - How to get your work published in high quality journals

Friday, October 23, 2015 — 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT

For Intermediate, Senior

Co-op & Graduating Students

MATH - Statistics, MATH - Information Technology Management, MATH - Computer Science, MATH - Applied Mathematics, 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, October 22, 2015 — 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT

For Senior, Masters, PhD

Co-op & Graduating Students

MATH - Computer Science, MATH - Bioinformatics, 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, October 22, 2015 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

Arriscraft Lecture in Architecture: Mark West

TITLE: The illusion of Stasis in Structures - Recent Findings from Mark West and Pressure Building Laboratories.

Thursday, October 22, 2015 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

For Junior, Intermediate, Senior

Co-op and Graduating Students

MATH - Computer Science, ENG - System Design, ENG - Software, ENG - Mechatronics, ENG - Mechanical, ENG - Electrical, ENG - Computer, 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.

Thursday, October 22, 2015 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Biomedical Discussion Group Lecture - Dr. Cullen Buie

“Microfluidic Microbial Electrophenotyping for Applications in Biotechnology” by Dr. Cullen R. Buie, Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Career Development Chair and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, MIT

Thursday, October 22, 2015 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

For Junior, Intermediate, Senior, Masters

Co-op and Graduating Students

MATH - Mathematical Finance, MATH - Financial Analysis & Risk Management, MATH - Computer Science, MATH - Business Administration, ENG - Software, ENG - Electrical, ENG - Computer, ARTS - Arts & Business

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, October 22, 2015 — 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT

For Junior, Intermediate, Senior, Masters

Co-op & Graduating Students

ENG - System Design, ENG - Software, MATH - Computer Science, 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, October 22, 2015 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
The Power of Information

How can you be sure that the resources you’re using are appropriate for university-level assignments? This 50 minute workshop combines activities and discussions to guide you through the process of critically evaluating resources and authors to determine their credibility. 

By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

Thursday, October 22, 2015 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
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WISE Lecture Series - The Impact of "Energiewende" on Renewable Energy in Germany

The term ‘Energiewende’ refers to the current German effort to transition to renewable energy sources. To combat the long tradition of fossil fuel energy generation the German government established “The Renewable Energy Act” in 2000 and now offers incentives for renewable energy.
Dr. Pehlken will discuss the impact of these incentives with regards to best practice, the need for regulation and unexpected outcomes.

All are welcome, refreshments to follow. This is a free event.

Thursday, October 22, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT

The change of seasons often also brings an influenza outbreak. Although influenza activity generally peaks around January, it takes the body about two weeks after vaccination to develop antibodies that will protect against influenza virus infection. For that reason it's important to get vaccinated before the seasonal outbreak, especially if you fall into the high risk category. 

People in the following high risk categories are strongly encouraged to get the flu immunization:

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 — 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT

For Junior, Senior, Masters

Co-op Students

MATH - Applied Mathematics, ENG - System Design, ENG - Software, ENG - Mechatronics, ENG - Electrical, 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.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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You have a business idea - congratulations. But really, do people actually want your sh*t? Get feedback on your idea at this workshop, hosted by Velocity Director Mike Kirkup.

Register here for the workshop and free pizza!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

For Junior, Intermediate, Senior

Co-op & Graduating Students

MATH - Computer Science, 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.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Together: A Workshop on Global Development

St. Paul’s University College and the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development at the University of Waterloo, together with Aga Khan Foundation Canada, invite you to join a conversation about Canada’s role in reducing global poverty.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
The Power of Information

All peer reviewed papers resulting from NSERC, SSHRC, or CIHR grants awarded from May 1, 2015 on need to be freely available within one year of publication. Attend this 50 minute session for an overview of the new policy and to learn about resources that can help you comply. Hear firsthand experience of making an article Open Access and bring your questions!

Register for this workshop.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Summarizing and paraphrasing your research material is essential to academic integrity.  This collaborative effort between the Library and Writing Centre will teach you how to use RefWorks, a web-based citation and bibliography tool.  Get started on your research and avoid plagiarism.

Register for this workshop.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
The Power of Information

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, staff, and alumni.

By the end of this workshop, you will

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 — 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT

For Intermediate, Senior

Co-op Students

MATH - Computer Science, 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.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT

The change of seasons often also brings an influenza outbreak. Although influenza activity generally peaks around January, it takes the body about two weeks after vaccination to develop antibodies that will protect against influenza virus infection. For that reason it's important to get vaccinated before the seasonal outbreak, especially if you fall into the high risk category. 

People in the following high risk categories are strongly encouraged to get the flu immunization:

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 — 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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Mitacs Step Workshop: Time Management

Workshop Objectives

This workshop gives you real tools to measurably improve your productivity, performance and reduce stress within and outside the workplace.

Learn how to get your projects and activities done on time, what makes a successful action plan or to do list, and how to implement your plans effectively. Manage time thieves such as procrastination, distractions, interruptions and over-commitment. Discover effective time management tactics that work for our modern world.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 (all day)
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International Open Access (OA) Week 2015 is fast approaching. This year's theme, "Open for Collaboration," focuses on the collaborative possibilities of Open Access. The University of Waterloo Library will be hosting a day of events on Wednesday, October 21st in the Davis Centre Library, Room 1568.

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