Events - June 2016

Friday, July 1, 2016 (all day) to Monday, February 20, 2017 (all day)
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Join us at THEMUSEUM’s newest exhibit Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters.  We invite guests of all ages to come learn about tornadoes, volcanoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes through interactive displays. 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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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, June 29, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

How do you approach a situation that is new to you or make decisions? Personality Dimensions ® (PD) is a self-discovery process which helps to explain what motivates behaviour in people with different personalities.

You can expect to:

  • Complete the PD® temperament self-assessment tool
  • Discover what's great about you and others
  • Gain a new appreciation for differences
  • Improve your interpersonal communications

Register to attend on LEADS

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

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 to attend on LEADS

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 — 10:30 AM EDT
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Forest bioenergy has been touted as an important option for reducing GHG emissions from the energy sector. With its abundant supply of potential feedstock, Ontario has recently embraced this technology option by retrofitting coal-fired power plants to use wood pellets.

Monday, June 27, 2016 — 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM EDT

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 to attend on LEADS

Monday, June 27, 2016 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

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:

Sunday, June 26, 2016 — 9:00 AM to Monday, August 22, 2016 — 4:00 PM EDT

Engineering Students - Nominate your best TA for the SFF TA award. Please see class rep. for details. Ballots available on the SFF website at Eng. Soc. and in CPH 1320. Ballots due before the end of term.

Thursday, June 23, 2016 — 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
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Would you be willing to go hungry for a day so someone else doesn't have to? Fast from sunrise to sunset and then join us for a free dinner, and donate the money you would have spent on food that day to charity.

Thursday, June 23, 2016 — 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
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MOTUS is a collaborative performance between visual arts, literary arts, music, dance and digital technologies. Aptly named, MOTUS meaning 'movement', we are a dynamically fluid ensemble which welcomes new as well as returning artists.  MOTUS showcases University of Waterloo Fine Arts student's talent.

Thursday, June 23, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

This conference explores the relationship between demographic aging and asset values, developing empirical tools to explain the relationship in-depth.

Thursday, June 23, 2016 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) and the Department of Chemical Engineering presents a seminar by Professor Fu-Ming Wang, from the Graduate Institute of Applied Science and Technology and National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan.

Failure Evaluation of Li-Rich Cathode Li-Rich Cathode (Li[NixLi(1-2x)/3Mn(2-x)/3]O2) Materials in Novel in-Situ Electrochemical Mass Studies of Lithium Ion Battery

Thursday, June 23, 2016 — 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

Students at the University of Waterloo have teamed up with UW Food Services to create the campus’ first ever market. The UW Farm Market made a commitment to bring a local market to the campus. The new market opened in September 2006 and boasts 100% local produce as well as other products from the area, sourced mainly from the Elmira Produce Auction Cooperative.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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Join Amad Abdullah, Co-founder & CEO of Oneset, at the free workshop "How to Find Your Customers Online" as he shares his expertise in conducting business on the internet. Learn when you should, and shouldn't do online market research. 

Register here for the workshop and free pizza!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 — 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

Join us for a public lecture by Bill Unruh from The University of British Columbia.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 — 12:00 PM EDT

Find out what type of work might give you the greatest satisfaction.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 — 12:00 PM to Tuesday, July 12, 2016 — 12:45 PM EDT

Nordic Pole Walking is a low-impact exercise that provides great benefits for health, wellness and fitness for all ages and fitness levels. In this 4 week program, you will have the opportunity to work with an instructor to learn and adapt the proper technique so that you can optimize your fitness. Poles will be provided to participants at the weekly sessions.

Sunday, June 19, 2016 — 7:00 PM EDT

Science and religion are often thought of as distinct, even contradictory forces. Yet, according to a new book by Andrew Briggs and Roger Wagner, they both complement and benefit from one another. The Penultimate Curiosity (Oxford University Press, 2016) explores the complex interplay between science and religion over a period of 30,000 years — from cave paintings to quantum physics.

Sunday, June 19, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

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, June 18, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM EDT
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Tutoring Beyond Boarders: Exam Cram

Tutoring Beyond Borders is a local charity that offers free tutoring for Gr. 7-12 students in Waterloo Region. At the end of each school semester, TBB provides free exam review sessions for Grades 9-12 students just before exams start.

The Exam Cram is structured like small group tutoring sessions. Stations for each subject area will be set up with several tutors at each one. Students may sit down for help at one station the entire time, or may choose to move to another station should he or she need help with several subjects.

Saturday, June 18, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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Film Premiere: The last Objectors

The story of Canada’s conscientious Objectors of the Second World War.

Friday, June 17, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
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Waterloo's Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience invites everyone to an open house, the culmination of a two-week workshop that teaches researchers how to build sophisticated brain models. These international experts will demonstrate large-scale brain models running on laptops, robots, and specialized brain-like computers while simulating neural functions.

Friday, June 17, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

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 to attend on LEADS

Friday, June 17, 2016 — 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

The panel discussion will be focused on guiding UW researchers on how to engage with hospitals and how to succeed with clinical/academic partnerships. Specifically, the discussion will be centered on an overview of best practices when engaging hospitals, what clinicians are looking for in terms of collaboration, and how get the ball rolling. Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, June 16, 2016 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

For Intermediate, Senior, Masters, PhD Co-op and Graduating Students

MATH - Scientific Computation, MATH - Pure Mathematics, MATH - Mathematical Economics, MATH - Computing & Financial Management, MATH - Computer Science, MATH - Combinatorics & Optimization, ENG - Software

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.


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