Events - July 2016

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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Attend a panel of guest speakers for an AMA geared towards learning from common and frequent mistakes made during the startup journey. We will be joined by Danny Yaroslavski, Founder of Lightbot Inc., Alex Snyder, Co-founder of Site2Site and Jared Evans, Product Manager at MAJiK SystemsThese people have been there and done it all, so don't miss the opportunity to learn from their experience.  

Register here for the workshop and free pizza!

Wednesday, July 13, 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

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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From bench to business: Why having a multi-billion-dollar idea is only 5% of becoming a successful business. 

Speaking at this compelling talk is Miron Derchansky, an accomplished entrepreneur and strategist who will provide insightful wisdom into his experience developing a neuro-software startup and successfully raising $5M from Canadian investors.

Register here for the talk and free pizza!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 — 5:00 PM EDT

Join our Science Outreach volunteers at Kitchener City Hall each Tuesday evening in July for hands-on science activities at Discovery Square! 

This event features hands-on activities and demonstrations for children 5 to 12 focusing on science, technology, engineering, art and math. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 — 5:00 PM EDT

Join the Faculty of Science Outreach volunteers at Kitchener City Hall each Tuesday evening in July for hands-on science activities at Discovery Square! 


This event features hands-on activities and demonstrations for children 5 to 12 focusing on science, technology, engineering, art and math. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) presents a seminar by Professor Jesse Greener, from the Department of Chemistry at Laval University, Quebec.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Join us to celebrate the opening of the new Velocity Science lab, which has tripled in size to 2,500 sq.ft.!

Register here to attend the opening!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Join us to celebrate the opening of the new Velocity Science lab, which has tripled in size to 2,500 sq.ft.!

Velocity and the University of Waterloo Faculty of Science provides students interested in a science startup with the lab space, equipment, and mentorship needed to initiate and develop world-class science companies.

Refreshments provided.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 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

Saturday, July 9, 2016 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

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?

Saturday, July 9, 2016 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

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?

Register to attend on LEADS

Friday, July 8, 2016 — 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
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An evening of music and performance, “Michael Klein: Live!” invites our community out to both celebrate and support one of KW’s most important vital social institutions. All proceeds will go to support the Sexual Assault & Support Centre of Waterloo Region.

Thursday, July 7, 2016 — 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
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Have an idea you want to pitch? Looking to see the next big thing? Join us at the Velocity Fund $5K Qualifiers to pitch or watch others pitch!

This is the second of two nights of $5K Qualifiers. You can pitch at one, but watch either or both!

Thursday, July 7, 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, July 6, 2016 — 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
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Have an idea you want to pitch? Looking to see the next big thing? Join us at the Velocity Fund $5K Qualifiers to pitch or watch others pitch!

This is the first of two nights of $5K Qualifiers. You can pitch at one, but watch either or both!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

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 to attend on LEADS

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 — 5:00 PM EDT

Join our Science Outreach volunteers at Kitchener City Hall each Tuesday evening in July for hands-on science activities at Discovery Square! 

This event features hands-on activities and demonstrations for children 5 to 12 focusing on science, technology, engineering, art and math. 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 — 5:00 PM EDT

Join the Faculty of Science Outreach volunteers at Kitchener City Hall each Tuesday evening in July for hands-on science activities at Discovery Square! 


This event features hands-on activities and demonstrations for children 5 to 12 focusing on science, technology, engineering, art and math. 

Monday, July 4, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

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:

  • Explore and evaluate the different communication and leadership styles
  • Learn which style you use most commonly in certain situations
  • Delve into authentic listening
  • Learn the value of building trust and asking smart questions

Register to attend on LEADS

Friday, July 1, 2016 (all day) to Monday, February 20, 2017 (all day)
Girl touching piece of volcanic rock

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. 

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.

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.

Monday, May 23, 2016 — 8:30 AM to Saturday, August 13, 2016 — 4:30 PM EDT
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Stories in Art from Iraqi Kurdistan

This exhibit explores story-telling through art by people now living in Iraqi Kurdistan as a result of displacement.

Monday, January 11, 2016 — 8:30 AM to Friday, December 16, 2016 — 4:30 PM EST
Conchies Speak: Ontario Mennonites in Alternatives Service 1941-1946

During the Second World War, 2,600 Ontario Mennonite men served in conscientious objector work camps. Through archival records, this exhibit recovers their voices and stories. Free. Guided tours and additional programming available for groups if arranged in advance.

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