Events - March 2016

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

  • Components of an effective team meeting
  • Roles within a team - productive and unproductive
  • Steps to plan a meeting and set an agenda
  • Strategies to increase participation within your meetings

Register on LEADS (using your Quest user ID)

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
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Join us at the Speaking Startup talk by Alexandra Longo, Owner of Cracked Coconut. She will share her insight into building a food-based business from scratch!

Register here for the talk and free pizza!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 — 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST
International Fair event information.

Do you love celebrating and learning about culture? Drop by the International Fair to learn about games, activities, traditions, and celebrations from different cultures! 

Hosted in partnership with the Federation of Students as part of International Celebrations Week, "BASE Rep" student volunteers from the Bridge to Academic Success in English (BASE) program will be participating in the International Fair open to all UWaterloo students on Wednesday, March 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Life Centre.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Learn how to improve your performance in job interviews by viewing and discussing recorded excerpts of actual interviews. NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart for details. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST
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Join us this week at the free workshop, Science Brainstorming. Meet other students to share great ideas, learn how to identify problems and solutions, and discuss resources for science startups.  

Register here for the workshop and free pizza!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST

Prepare for professional school interviews by practising in small groups. Learn strategies to improve performance and get tips on how to handle admission questions. NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart for details.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Learn how to apply successful networking strategies (in-person and online) to enhance your career opportunities. NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart for details.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 — 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Why is creativity important? Are some people 'born' creative while others are not? What's the difference (or similarity) between creativity and innovation? 

In this workshop you'll gain insight into:

  • Creativity through play
  • Barriers to creativity
  • Why creativity is important
  • Exercises to discover unexpected relationships

Register on LEADS (using your Quest user ID)

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Learn how to interpret job descriptions to identify your strongest and most relevant skills. Adopt the perspective of an employer when submitting your application for a position. NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart for details.

Monday, March 7, 2016 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST

For Junior
Co-op Students
MATH - Business Administration, ARTS - Financial Management, Chart Prof Acct (CPA) - (Arts/AFM, Math/CPA, Biotech/CPA)

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, March 7, 2016 — 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
Rainbow fists in the air

Glow Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity is celebrating its 45th anniversary! Come out to the Theatre Centre at Hagey Hall to listen to a variety of guest speakers. Topics will be related to the LGBTQ+ community and the history and anniversary of Glow. 

Monday, March 7, 2016 — 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EST

For PhD,Masters,Senior,Intermediate
Co-op and Graduating Students
MASTERS - Public Service, SCI - Chemistry, SCI - Biology, SCI - Biochemistry, MATH - Business Administration, ARTS - Political Science, AHS - Health Promotion, AHS - Health Studies & Gerontology

Also targeting Masters of Public Health.

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, March 7, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Increase your chances of success by taking a strategic approach to your work search. NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart for details.

Sunday, March 6, 2016 — 3:00 PM EST
Sir James MacMillan

Scotland's most celebrated composer, Sir James Macmillan will be the 2016 Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Visiting Scholar. His musical language is flooded with influences from his Scottish heritage, Catholic faith, social conscience and close connection with Celtic music, blended with influences from Far Eastern, Scandinavian and Eastern European music. 

Saturday, March 5, 2016 — 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM EST

Dr. Rob Moreland, MD, BSc, BA, will explore tactics for strengthening your med school applications, plus give you insights into whether a career in medicine is right for you.

Saturday, March 5, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EST

Think Like a Test Taker (The Princeton Review).

Think like a test taker: 10 tips and strategies that will work for every test situation and how to avoid the top 10 mistakes students make on standardized tests.

Saturday, March 5, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EST

Dr. Carolyn MacNeil, will talk about her experience as an optometrist.

Saturday, March 5, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EST

Learn how to find unique volunteer opportunities that provide you with hands-on career-related experience, and how to market these experiences effectively on your grad/professional school applications.

Saturday, March 5, 2016 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Think Like a Test Taker (The Princeton Review).

Think like a test taker: 10 tips and strategies that will work for every test situation and how to avoid the top 10 mistakes students make on standardized tests.

Saturday, March 5, 2016 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Career advisors will provide information and options for health-related careers, as well as tips on assessing your career fit within this broad field.

Saturday, March 5, 2016 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Ever shy away from a situation involving conflict? Unsure how best to handle the situation? Worried that the situation will escalate and get out of control? Conflict doesn't always have to be destructive. Conflicts can be opportunities to generate growth and strengthen relationships when approached in the right way.

In this workshop you will:

Saturday, March 5, 2016 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST

Mary Simpson-Jones, BA, BSc OT, Caitlin McArthur, BSc, MSc PT, and Jennifer Phillips, MHSc, SLP, will talk about the professions of occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology. A career advisor will provide information on what to consider if interested in audiology, and general admission information.

Saturday, March 5, 2016 — 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EST

Kevin Potvin, BScPhm, MScEpi (Pharm), will talk about his experience as a pharmacist, and the ideal attributes of competitive candidates for admission to pharmacy programs.

Saturday, March 5, 2016 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 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)

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

Speaker: Dr. Madhur Anand

I will give a talk that entwines poetic and scientific approaches to articulating current and impending crises. From climate change to marital strife, from deforestation to childhood polio, how might we better interrogate our world and learn to accept alternative stable states of coupled existence? The talk will follow an unusual trajectory of communicating both scientific and poetic discovery and touching upon their interrelationship.

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