Events - March 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

P. Whitney Lackenbauer will moderate a discussion between fellow historians Patrice Dutil, Daniel Heidt, Marcel Martel, Robert Wardhaugh and political scientist Jacqueline Krikorian, around the major political agreements, battles and conflicting visions that surrounded each province’s entry into Confederation between 1865 and 1949.

Friday, March 31, 2017 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

KI senior research projects: an exciting synthesis of the diverse disciplines the students have explored in this interdisciplinary program.

Friday, March 31, 2017 — 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Clare with snacks in front of grads attending a write-in

Write together. Connect to our grad writing community to stay focused and motivated!

Fridays 9 – 11 a.m., SCH 228F

Thursday, March 30, 2017 — 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT

Featuring George Fan, saxophone, a winner of the orchestra's Concerto and Aria Competition, in concertos by Glazunov and Ibert.

Ben Bolt-Martin conducts Tchaikovsky's Capriccio Italien.  Daniel Warren conducts Borodin's Symphony No. 2.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 — 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM EDT
Measuring climate change: Science or Politics?

Doctoral students explore one research theme from interdisciplinary perspectives.

Casey Remmer

PhD Candidate in
Biology - Water,
Faculty of Science

Casey Remmer examines the importance of long term records in interpreting environmental change and in attributing stakeholder responsibility.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
Joan Rose

When examining water quality goals associated with sewage discharges and/or reuse potential, there is a need for understanding pathogen concentrations in wastewater and removal through secondary treatment process and other advanced processes. This is critical to the development of protective, science based public health criteria and to maximize removal credits for existing treatme

Thursday, March 30, 2017 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Joan B. Rose, the winner of the 2016 Stockholm Water Prize and Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research at Michigan State University, presents "Monitoring Pathogen Concentrations in Sewage to Inform Treatment Goals and Public Health Risks."

Register today.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 — 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
Velocity Fund Finals

Watch some great pitches as Velocity gives out $125,000 in grants to emerging startups. Sign up to reserve your spot today!

Thursday, March 30, 2017 — 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy

Join us March 30 in Federation Hall for an enlightening day of energy research panel presentations, posters and discussions. Meet researchers, make connections and spend the day with the minds that help to make Waterloo the most innovative University in Canada. The event will see academic, industry and government experts come together to share their insights and optimism for the future.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 — 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM EDT

Research Matters: Getting Published is a full-day event for postdoctoral and graduate students only.

Register for all the sessions or choose those most relevant to you and your research program. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP and attend at least one workshop.

This event will cover a wide variety of publication issues and will specifically host the following workshops:

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 — 7:30 PM EDT

The UWaterloo Balinese Gamelan Ensemble will be performing a selection of classical Balinese music. The Grebel Community Gamelan will also be performing.  Come join us and hear our new instruments, direct from Bali. After the performance, you will have the opportunity to try the instruments yourself.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 — 6:00 PM EDT

Understanding the road ahead to self-driving cars

60th Anniversary Community Lecture Series

Rapid advancements in technology will soon make autonomous transportation options a reality. In fact, many autonomous options exist today. Come learn about self-driving vehicles and how convergence of the automotive and information technology sectors is fast tracking advancements in how we move.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 — 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM EDT

Join us on March 29, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Centre for Environmental and Information Technology (EIT) Atrium at the University of Waterloo for food, drinks and information about AquaHacking 2017. Learn about the competition, have your questions answered, learn about past winners and find out how you can be a part of this innovative movement!

Register for the mixer

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 — 4:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 — 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT

How do you think about stress? How might the way you think about stress influence your ability to perform under stressful or pressure situations?

At the next W3, Sue Grant from OHD will lead us in a discussion about women and stress over lunch (bring or buy your own). We will meet from 11:30 to 1:30, upstairs at the Grad House, with a discussion starting around 12:00.

The discussion will be based on these two resources, which provide new science about stress and brain chemistry—particularly new data on the female brain.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Presented by:
Eric Luvisotto, Technology Transfer Officer, University of Waterloo, Waterloo Commercialization Office

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 — 5:00 PM EDT
TD Walter Bean Lecture in Environment

The Faculty of Environment is proud to welcome world-renowned professor of economics Dr. Jeffrey D. Sachs as the 2017 TD Walter Bean Visiting Professor. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Discover the projects of our Global Business & Digital Arts and Digital Experience Innovation Program students – they are eager to show you what they’ve been working on.

Join us for an open exhibition where various student projects will be on display. You’ll also have the chance to meet the students and discuss their work with them.

Register now!

Monday, March 27, 2017 — 6:30 PM EDT

In collaboration with the Arab Canadian Theatre KW, Studies in Islam at Renison University College presents: 

Lost in Translation

This is a theatrical experience where audience members become active participants in the unfolding drama. By utilizing Augusto Boal’s Forum Theatre techniques, the play addresses issues of oppression and discrimination through a simple scenario of a daughter and her dad buying coffee at a cafe.

Come and play your part in the drama!

Monday, March 27, 2017 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

A representative from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will be presenting on the requirements to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada through the Express Entry system.

Monday, March 27, 2017 — 9:30 AM to Wednesday, March 29, 2017 — 5:00 PM EDT

At waterloostore we show our school spirit with all the uWaterloo colours. Whether you are a first year or graduating student, staff or faculty member, our store has something for everyone.

Monday, March 27, 2017 (all day) to Friday, March 31, 2017 (all day)
Woman looking into mirror at reflection

The #DistractinglyHonest exhibit uses interactive displays to highlight female scientists in visually stunning images. The main theme is the challenges and successes of being a woman in STEM by sharing research on sexism in science in a unique way.

Sunday, March 26, 2017 — 3:00 PM EDT

The Instrumental Chamber Ensembles are groups of talented students playing a wide selection of classical chamber pieces, from Dvorak to Beethoven.  We have 5 different groups this term, split between two concerts.

Refreshments will be available after the concert.

Saturday, March 25, 2017 — 7:30 PM EDT
UWaterloo Chamber Choir

In celebration of Canada’s 150th, we have chosen music written by Canadian composers and inspired by the country’s landscape and wildlife, and by the various cultural heritages of its indigenous and immigrant peoples.  You will hear both tender and rollicking versions of Newfoundland and prairie folksongs, along with gentle and glorious music by our established and emerging composers, inspired by their own cultural heritages and by their Canadian home.  We even tip our hat to what should be our national bird (sorry, Gray Jay) --  the mosquito!

Saturday, March 25, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM EDT
Further Education poster
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