Events - 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Speaker: Dr. Jatin Nathwani

Affordable energy remains a central feature of human development goals and its linkage to water, food, security, health and well-being is as strong as it is pervasive.

Our aspiration is to achieve energy affordability on a global scale. Through ‘AE4H’ – A Global Change Initiative, we bring into sharp focus the need for the development of a cleaner, low carbon energy system that is as responsive to the threat of climate change as it is to the needs of those who have very little access to energy.

Friday, November 4, 2016 — 2:30 PM EDT

INTEG 10 is a seminar on transdisciplinary topics and integrative practices which are of special interest to Knowledge Integration students.  This is the "living room" of the program; a place where ideas come together.

We welcome friends and visitors!

Friday, November 4, 2016 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

For Junior Co-op Students 

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.

Friday, November 4, 2016 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 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. In addition, you can expect to set goals and connect to resources available at UW to discover more opportunities to enhance your global intelligence.

By the end of this workshop, you will have the ability to:

Friday, November 4, 2016 — 10:30 AM EDT

Dr. John Katsaras

Senior Scientist Biological Systems
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Friday, November 4, 2016
10:30 a.m.
C2 361

Friday, November 4, 2016 (all day)
Random Act of Kindness Day

Make kindness a priority! No act of kindness however small is ever wasted.

Thursday, November 3, 2016 — 7:30 PM EDT

Jeremy Bergen will present the Benjamin Eby Lecture on “Christians Killing Christians: Martyrdom and the Disunity of the Church.” This lecture will examine whether and how narratives of Christian martyrs may advance Christian unity and further the work of reconciliation more broadly.

Thursday, November 3, 2016 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) presents a seminar by Professor Ayse Turak, from the Department of Engineering Physics, McMaster University Ontario, Canada

Solution processed nanoparticles for interfacial engineering in organic photovoltaics


Thursday, November 3, 2016 — 2:30 PM to 3:50 PM EDT

Web-based reproducible data analysis: A workshop using the MIRACLE cloud computing platform for the analysis and archiving of computer model output cloud computing, and new standards for reproducibility, are changing the way we do science with models. It is changing best practices and what is required to get published. 

Thursday, November 3, 2016 — 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM EDT

As part of the Lake Ontario Waterkeeper Literacy Tour, environmental lawyer Mark Mattson will present "Help ensure a swimmable, drinkable, fishable Canada."

Thursday, November 3, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Big data and big health: Personalized health as a paradigm shift

Thursday, November 3, 2016 — 12:00 PM EDT to Saturday, December 17, 2016 — 5:00 PM EST

Echo of the Unknown stems from the artist’s memories of her grandfather's struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Centering on the four-channel video installation Can't Find My Way Home, the exhibition addresses the challenges of maintaining a sense of self in the face of physical and psychological extremes. This exhibition has been organized by Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Velocity Start How to Find Your Customers Online

Join us for a free workshop on "How to Find Your Customers Online". Learn how social media, landing pages, and other tools can help you find where your customers are hiding, and how to reach them at this interactive workshop.

Register here for the workshop and free pizza!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 — 7:15 PM EDT
battle of waterloo

The Battle of Waterloo at the Kitchener Auditorium features cross-town rivals Waterloo Warriors and Laurier Golden Hawks on Wednesday, November 2 at 7:15 p.m.  

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

 A public lecture hosted by the Department of Religious Studies.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Brianna Wu promotional image

Brianna Wu became one of the most high-profile women in the tech industry after standing up to Gamergate, a hate group targeting advocates for inclusion in the game industry. In this talk, she discusses how tech became so hostile to women and how we can fix it.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 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.

By the end of this workshop, you will have the ability to:

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

“Persuasive systems design for health

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

This workshop provides you with an overview of the Statistics Canada website, including effective techniques for uncovering the vast amount of statistical information available.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Award-winning German author Christopher Kloeble will be reading from his North American debut "Almost Everything Very Fast" in English.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

"Game-based Learning & Situational Awareness Support in Outbreak Management, and Personalized Visualizations & Persuasive Coaching for Healthy Lifestyle Support"

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 — 10:00 AM to Wednesday, November 2, 2016 — 6:00 PM EDT

The Waterloo Store will be opening a Pop Up Shop in the SLC Multi-Purpose Room on November 1st and 2nd. The Pop Up Shop will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on both days! Make sure to come and check out some of the new Warrior Gear we have on sale!

Monday, October 31, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Piper Harron never wanted to be liberated. She would have much preferred to be conventionally successful, living by other people’s standards. Though she tried, she couldn’t make herself fit. You could say she has some complaints. Now she has a story to tell. A story of failure and how sometimes failure is the same as leadership.

Monday, October 31, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Playful Thinking Event Poster

Join this panel of experts as they discuss the social, political, cultural, and pedagogical role of games and play in the 21st century. Topics include studying, creating, and critiquing games and the importance of play in developing critical thinking and digital literacy skills.

Watch the livestream at Oct. 31st 12pm-1pm @


Sunday, October 30, 2016 — 2:00 PM EDT to Sunday, December 11, 2016 — 2:00 PM EST

Workshop Series

Organized by the Renison Institute of Ministry, Studies in Islam, and the Centre for Dialogue and Spirituality in the World Religions.


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