Events - February 2016

Monday, February 29, 2016 — 6:30 PM EST to Sunday, April 10, 2016 — 4:30 PM EDT
Architecture drawing from the Drawing Ambience collection

The first public museum exhibition of architectural drawings from the private collection of the noted educator Alvin Boyarsky.

Monday, February 29, 2016 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EST

Do you find note taking in class to be difficult, boring, or perhaps you don't get anything out of your notes after the fact? Knowing effective strategies to organize information presented in lectures and textbooks can help to improve your concentration, increase your recall and save you time in the long run! 

Monday, February 29, 2016 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 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 Myers-Briggs Type Indicator results to explore potential careers. 

Monday, February 29, 2016 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST

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.

Monday, February 29, 2016 — 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EST

For Bachelor, Masters
Graduating Students
MATH - Scientific Computation, MATH - Computer Science, MATH - Computational Mathematics, 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.

Monday, February 29, 2016 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST

What does "global citizen" mean to you? This workshop will explore thinking globally and appreciating cultural diversity - factors important for future leaders and their ability to adapt to the ever-changing and challenging work/team environment.

You can expect to set goals and connect to resources available at the University of Waterloo to discover more opportunities to enhance your global intelligence.


Register using LEADS (using your Quest user ID)

Monday, February 29, 2016 — 10:00 AM EST

Do you have a very common last name? Do you use the same format for your name for all of your papers? Is your work being attributed to someone else? Can others find your work easily?

Monday, February 29, 2016 (all day)
Signup Poster- see text for details.

$5K Velocity Fund sign ups are open! The Velocity Fund is a non-equity grant program for startups that offers $375,000 each year to startups through its Velocity Fund $25K and Velocity Fund $5K programs.

Three times a year, startups can sign up to compete for $5,000 prizes.This is your chance to pitch your idea 
to a panel of experienced judges at the Velocity Fund $5K Qualifiers, March 16, and March 17! The top 5 finalists from each night will move on to the Velocity Fund Finals $5K pitch competition, happening on March 31 in the SLC Great Hall.

Saturday, February 27, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST

Many, many, many hours are spent in meetings - how can your meetings build relationships and achieve results? 

In this workshop you'll gain insight into the:

Saturday, February 27, 2016 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Ensuring sustainable leadership is the key to the long-term success of any club, group or organization. How adequately is your group prepared to fill existing or potential future vacancies in leadership? Are current members prepared to transition smoothly into a variety of roles and responsibilities? Do current leaders mentor others and 'give away leadership' to ensure the success of the club/group for the future?

This workshop will look at:

Saturday, February 27, 2016 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST

Leadership has been described as 'evolving self-discovery' – we LEARN leadership through experience, feedback, reflection, role models, theory and discovering our passions and goals. Within this session leadership will be explored as a capacity that all members within a group possess.

Topics include:

Saturday, February 27, 2016 — 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST
Redefining approaches to address global health challenges towards significant positive change.
Friday, February 26, 2016 — 7:30 PM EST

The Bridges Lecture Series presents Anita Chowdry (London) and John Baez (UC Riverside) in "The Harmonograph".

A harmonograph is a drawing machine powered by pendulums. It was first invented in the 1840s - the heyday of the industrial revolution, whose sensibilities are now celebrated by the "Steampunk" movement.

Friday, February 26, 2016 — 6:00 PM to Sunday, February 28, 2016 — 4:30 PM EST
Game Design Camp Stratford information

The Game Design Camp - Stratford will provide an immersive hands-on experience in the realm of Game Design and Commercialization. This inspiring event will bring together students, game designers, developers, educators and industry leaders for a weekend of exploration, creativity and play!

Friday, February 26, 2016 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Speaker: Dr. Ashley Rose Kelly

Friday, February 26, 2016 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EST

Is there a researcher whose work you would like to follow? Who else is interested in the research papers relevant to your research? Could they be potential collaborators or competitors?

Friday, February 26, 2016 — 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EST

For Bachelor, Masters
Graduating Students
MATH - Information Technology Management, MATH - Financial Analysis & Risk Management, MATH - Computing & Financial Management, MATH - Computer Science, MATH - Computational Mathematics, ENG - Software, 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.

Friday, February 26, 2016 — 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EST

At the sixth annual International Development conference, titled Urbanized: New Frontiers of Development, we will explore the challenges and opportunities our developing cities face, while simultaneously confronting the way we think about, and approach, these issues.

Thursday, February 25, 2016 — 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST

Daniel D’Oca is an urban planner. He is Principal and co-founder of the New York City-based architecture, planning, and research firm Interboro Partners, and Design Critic in Urban Planning and Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. At Harvard, Daniel has taught interdisciplinary US-based studios about age-friendly design and planning, suburban poverty and segregation, and other contemporary problems faced by the built environment in the United States. Prior to teaching at the GSD Daniel was Assistant Professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where he produced an award-winning public exhibition about racial segregation in Baltimore. With Interboro, Daniel has won many awards for Interboro’s innovative projects, including the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program, the Architectural League’s Emerging Voices and Young Architects Awards, and the New Practices Award from the AIA New York Chapter. Most recently, Interboro was one of ten firms selected by the U.S. department of Housing and Urban Development to work on its pioneering "Rebuild by Design" initiative. Interboro’s book The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion is an encyclopedia about accessibility and the built environment that will be published by Actar in 2015.

Thursday, February 25, 2016 — 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EST

What qualities make the best leader? Have you ever wanted to be the type of leader others admire? Learn how to develop your credibility and your 'authentic' leadership potential.

In this workshop, you'll explore:

  • Your personal credibility through self-assessment
  • Leading with integrity and authenticity
  • How word choices, actions and avoidances influence personal credibility
  • Qualities of admired leaders

Register on LEADS (using your Quest user ID)

Thursday, February 25, 2016 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST

This session will be conducted as a mock MMI. You will practise by moving through a series of stations and answering interview questions. Following the session, you will receive both personal and general feedback. NOTE: Registration is limited. To be eligible for this session you must attend “Professional School Interviews (MMI)” or a Professional School Mock Interview prior to the session. 

Thursday, February 25, 2016 — 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST
Powershift lecture poster with lecture topic information

Are you a student who wants to use your design and engineering skills to make a difference? Join an interactive discussion and design session with experts and innovators about the exciting opportunities available in this emerging field.

Thursday, February 25, 2016 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST

Commitment to a shared vision or goal. Open and honest communication. Mutual respect and trust. Most would agree that these are all qualities and characteristics of an effective team - but what if team members are new - what leadership style is needed?

This workshop will look at:

  • Principles of teamwork and collaboration
  • Stages of group development
  • Leadership action plan for team development

Register on LEADS (using your Quest user ID)

Thursday, February 25, 2016 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Learn why volunteer work matters to employers, how to build skills related to work that interests you, and where to find volunteer opportunities. This workshop will also teach you how to effectively and professionally market your volunteer work to prospective employers both in your résumé and during interviews. 

Thursday, February 25, 2016 — 2:30 PM EST
Water Institute Watertalks.

The fourth lecture in the Water Institute's WaterTalks Lecture Series features Dr. Susan Hubbard, Associate Lab Director for Earth and Environmental Sciences, and Senior Scientist, Berkeley Laboratory.

Susan Hubbard's lecture is titled Geophysical approaches for quantifying watershed structure and function.


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