Events - March 2016

Monday, March 14, 2016 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Attend this session if you are preparing for professional school interviews. We will answer your last minute questions. Pop in anytime during the hour. 

Monday, March 14, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

"Great achievements are not born from a single vision, but from the combination of many viewpoints." 
Author unknown

How does the power of diversity create better groups/teams? How are diversity and motivation linked? The purpose of this workshop is to explore these questions.

What are the necessary elements to create and sustain a motivating environment? What are some characteristics and/or actions that define people who are motivating? Does motivation come from within you or does motivation come from the group environment that is created?

Monday, March 14, 2016 (all day) to Saturday, March 19, 2016 (all day)

The students of the Berlin cohort in the Knowledge Integration program invite you to experience the culmination of our third-year design project: The Museum Course.

Monday, March 14, 2016 (all day) to Friday, March 18, 2016 (all day)
Waterloo Unlimited logo

Waterloo Unlimited is a unique enrichment opportunity for high school students in grades 10, 11, and 12. Offered during the school year, Unlimited brings together curious, motivated, well-rounded teens from across the country.

Saturday, March 12, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST

Leadership requires us to connect with others and every leader has their distinct way of adapting their communication. Do you have a variety of communication and leadership styles?

In this workshop, you will:

Saturday, March 12, 2016 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 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, March 12, 2016 — 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST
Baruch Spinoza

A seminar on German philosopher Spinoza, who believed in the unity of nature and spirit, along with the unity of all that exists.

Saturday, March 12, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM EST
Portal Hackathon image

YOU are: a natural problem solver, someone who loves to code, interested in enhancing the student portal, and looking to make your life at UWaterloo a bit easier.

WE are: testing our student portal development framework and are looking for enthusiastic developers to code away.

Friday, March 11, 2016 — 7:30 PM EST

The Bridges Lecture Series presents Nathan Selikoff (Orlando) and Dmitri Tymoczko (Princeton) in "Mathematics, Music, and Visual Art".

Friday, March 11, 2016 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Speaker: Chris Lau

Friday, March 11, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

What key elements make a speaker connect with an audience? Have you been in a situation where you have practiced and practiced what you were going to say and then felt after your presentation you hadn't related well to the audience? What's up?

Friday, March 11, 2016 — 1:00 PM EST

The School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability and the Water Institute are pleased to co-host an exciting talk by Eric Peterson, founder and Executive Director of the Hakai Institute. The talk is titled Wired Watershed: Hakai's Critical Zone Observatory on BC's Coastal Margin

Friday, March 11, 2016 — 10:30 AM to 12:30 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. 

Thursday, March 10, 2016 — 7:00 PM EST
Mosquito biting someone. The Science Behind the Zika Virus

Join us for a public lecture as Waterloo researchers from the faculties of ScienceEngineering, and Applied Health Sciences discuss the science behind the Zika virus.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 — 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM EST
GI-IGDA 2016 Poster - information is in the accompanying content

The Games Institute, UW International Game Development Association (IGDA), and UW Game Development Club invites you to the GI Showcase on March 10th!

This event is open to anyone with interests in gaming culture and community or who would like to learn more about it.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 — 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST

Looking for ways to get involved in legal studies related community work? The Legal Studies Society and Centre for Career Action are hosting an information panel on local volunteering opportunities. Hear from organizations about what they are looking for in applicants and the process to get involved.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 — 4:45 PM EST
Wilton Littlechild

The Department of Sociology and Legal Studies is very pleased to present a lecture by Chief Wilton (Willie) Littlechild, commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, former Member of Parliament, and respected lawyer. 

Thursday, March 10, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST

Are you an international student that had income in 2015 and are filing your own income tax return this year? We will explain the basics of how to file a Canadian income tax return as you work through your income tax return yourself.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Proper etiquette is crucial to a successful job search and your career. This workshop covers appropriate behaviour at interviews, employer receptions, and other networking activities, as well as dining etiquette. 

Thursday, March 10, 2016 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 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, March 10, 2016 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Learn how to create an effective online presence, build professional networks, and search for jobs. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST
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Join us this week at the free workshop, Pitch Like A Pro. How do you get people interested in your ideas? Learn what makes a good pitch and practice in a low pressure environment.

Register here for the workshop and free pizza!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST

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

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 — 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM EST

In order to receive that job offer, you must prove your skills in the interview. Here is your opportunity to practise and improve. NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart for details

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Canadian bass clarinetist, Kathryn Ladano and percussionist Richard Burrows

Kathryn Ladano, bass clarinet and Richard Burrows, percussion.

As an award-winning Canadian bass clarinetist, Kathryn Ladano specializes in contemporary music and free improvisation in solo and chamber settings.

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