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Thursday, April 28, 2016 — 4:00 PM EDT
University of Waterloo, the Water Institute logo

The 2016 Water Institute RBC Distinguished Lecture features Dr. Jay Famiglietti, California Institute of Technology and University of California, Irvine, who will speak on the topic of Water and sustainability: 21st century realities and the global groundwater crisis.

Thursday, April 28, 2016 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 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. 

Thursday, April 28, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

The Centre for Career Action will be hosting a panel for staff on Thursday April 28, titled You’re in charge: Excel in your career at Waterloo. Senior staff in different types of leadership roles will share their insights with colleagues at the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, April 28, 2016 — 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM EDT
University of Waterloo, the Water Institute logo

The Water Institute's Research Symposium 2016 provides an opportunity for attendees to join researchers, students and Water Institute partners to explore the outstanding water-related research taking place at Waterloo.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 — 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

Join us at St. Paul's University College for an enriching debrief with returning International Development students just back from eight-month field placements with World University Service of Canada’s partner organizations in Botswana, Malawi, Peru, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam.

In support of the HeForShe Campaign, students will be asked to reflect upon gender inequality in their placement countries and how they and their host organizations addressed gender-balance in development practice. 

Monday, April 25, 2016 — 7:00 PM to Wednesday, April 27, 2016 — 6:00 PM EDT

Change of location: Wed., Apr. 27, 2016 talks, including closing plenary address, will be held in HH 2104

Monday, April 25, 2016 — 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
Pursuing Publication, Free lunch and 3 workshops, Monday April 25, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.

A series of three sessions on pursuing publication — covering issues of author's rights, publication ethics, and a special presentation on getting started on your first paper from Dr. Leon Cheng, editor of the journal Materials Chemistry and Physics, courtesy of Elsevier Publisher Connect.

Monday, April 25, 2016 — 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Grand River Hospital’s Freeport Campus and presented by Grand River Hospital, the Centre for Biotechnology and Bioengineering at the University of Waterloo (CBB), and Communitech.

Monday, April 25, 2016 (all day) to Tuesday, April 26, 2016 (all day)

Come join us for a research symposium presented by current graduate students in the Vision Science program at the School of Optometry.

Saturday, April 23, 2016 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Fractured Land

Presented by #PowerShiftWR Coordinator Waterloo Global Science Initiative

What would it be like to live alongside one of the shapers of human events, in their youth, before they transformed history?

Saturday, April 23, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
Soren Hermansen

Presented by #PowerShiftWR Coordinator Waterloo Global Science Initiative

Søren Hermansen, a “world-class energy magician,” is on a mission to prove that going 100% renewable is a viable energy option for communities around the world.

Saturday, April 23, 2016 (all day)
Kids doing an electricity experiment

Presented by #PowerShiftWR Coordinator Waterloo Global Science Initiative

Join TREC Education (a leading provider of energy education programs) and local community partners for a family energy fair.

Friday, April 22, 2016 — 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Forest

Presented by #PowerShiftWR Partner rare Charitable Research Reserve

Looking for a way to get involved on Earth Day and make a positive environmental impact?

Come out to rare and celebrate by helping with our Earth Day clean-up. Gloves and bags provided.

Friday, April 22, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
20 Minute Makeover

Join the University of Waterloo's team as part of the City of Waterloo's 20-Minute Makeover! This annual event encourages members of the community to tidy up the natural environment on and around their place of work.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 — 7:00 PM to Sunday, April 24, 2016 — 7:00 PM EDT
Mountains and clouds in the Yukon

Presented by #PowerShiftWR Partner Princess Cinemas

Off-grid isn’t about someone being out of touch, about a place that is hard to get to, or about a weekend spent offline. Officially, “off grid” refers to a home or town that is disconnected from the electricity and natural gas networks that serve a region. Living off-grid, therefore, means having to radically re-invent life as we know it.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 — 12:01 PM EDT
University of Waterloo, the Water Institute logo

The Water Institute is pleased to host Dr. Trevor Birkenholtz, Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for a Brown Bag Seminar. He will be speaking on Surplus and Security: An Analysis of India’s National River-Linking Project.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 — 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Globe

Presented by #PowerShiftWR Partner Waterloo Public Library

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 — 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
iPhone charging

Presented by #PowerShiftWR Partner Waterloo Public Library

Make your own device charger that will be powered by the sun. This program is for families with children in grade 4 to 6.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
WICI Lecture poster


Faced with the threat of climate change, some countries have managed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while in other countries emissions keep growing.

Wednesday, April 20, 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. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Find out more about Master of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology (MBET) program by attending a free, live, online information session where you will learn everything you need to know about the program—including program details, admissions requirements and tips, and success stories of alumni.

Monday, April 18, 2016 — 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Light bulb with greenery

Presented by #PowerShiftWR Partner Waterloo Public Library

Speaker: Philip Drader, Home Energy Coach, REEP Green Solutions 

Sunday, April 17, 2016 (all day) to Saturday, April 23, 2016 (all day)
Flowers made of pipe cleaners and paper

Artwork by Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge community members is on display in the children’s department of Idea Exchange, Queen’s Square from April 17 – 23. 

View art projects and fashion designs created by up-cycling resources, from aluminum cans to egg cartons.

Sunday, April 17, 2016 (all day) to Saturday, April 23, 2016 (all day)
A regional discussion on energy choices

Hosted by the Waterloo Global Sciences Initiative, #PowerShiftWR is a week long series of events to advance the discussion about our local energy future.

Saturday, April 16, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

The University of Waterloo Brain Bee, hosted by the Department of Kinesiology, is a competition for students in grades 9 through 12 in the Region of Waterloo. Competitors answer questions about the brain and neuroscience, with the winner proceeding to the national brain bee competition. Registration is required.

For event details, including registration, directions and parking information, see University of Waterloo Brain Bee.

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