Events - 2017

Friday, May 26, 2017 — 4:30 PM to Sunday, May 28, 2017 — 7:00 PM EDT
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This event is an opportunity to make games, explore new game ideas, and interact with fellow game-lovers in an exciting and relaxed environment. Learn something, teach something, make something, and play something!

Friday, May 26, 2017 — 1:30 PM EDT
Girl in New York with a University of Waterloo brand umbrella

The University of Waterloo's strategic plan focuses on eight theme areas of strength. This Mini Town Hall will update on the theme of Global Prominence and Internationalization.

Friday, January 13, 2017 — 10:00 AM to Friday, February 10, 2017 — 4:30 PM EST

Do you know an exceptional Student Teacher (Graduate TA, Undergraduate TA, Lab Instructor, etc.)? Here’s your chance to recognize him or her with an award!

The nominations for the Amit and Meena Chakma Awards for Exceptional Teaching by a Student (AETS) are due on Friday, February 10, 2017. Submit yours today!

Friday, January 13, 2017 — 9:30 AM to Friday, February 3, 2017 — 4:30 PM EST

Do you know an outstanding teacher? How about nominating him or her for a teaching award? Nominations for the Distinguished Teacher Award (DTA) are due on Friday, February 3, 2017.

Friday, December 15, 2017 — 12:00 PM EST
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How is 21st Century technology affecting society?

Four researchers explain at the next Research Talks, a special panel discussion for Waterloo staff, faculty, and students:

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 — 7:00 PM EST
Jazz Vesper Service

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 — 7:00 PM EST
Free lecture series poster

The University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University are hosting a three-part lecture series for Canada 150, in partnership with the Waterloo Public Library and The City of Waterloo. As we recognize and celebrate 150 years of Confederation, this lecture series explores significant periods of Canadian history and their influence on Canada today. 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
w3 holiday party dec 12 2017

W3 warmly invites you to our holiday party potluck on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. 

Your W3 coordinators will provide one meat-based and one vegan main dish, plus cookies and cider, of course. The rest is up to you! There will also be a craft table for holiday card-making. Please join us to celebrate the year and connect with fellow Waterloo women and non-binary folks!

Friday, December 8, 2017 — 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST
IQC lab

Join us at the Research Advancement Centre 2 Open House.

Transformative Quantum Technologies (TQT) invites the University of Waterloo community to explore the Research Advancement Centre 2 (RAC 2) building and see first-hand where groundbreaking research in quantum information and science technology happens.

Friday, December 8, 2017 (all day) to Sunday, December 10, 2017 (all day)
Schrödinger's Class logo

Learn how to include quantum technology in your curriculum

Thursday, December 7, 2017 — 7:00 PM EST

Join us as we celebrate the launch of two publications, from two different authors:

11 Encounters with Mennonite Fiction, by Hildi Froese Tiessen, Professor Emerita at Conrad Grebel University College

Silentium: And Other Reflections on Memory, Sorrow, Place, and the Sacred, by Connie T. Braun

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

The Faculty Association (FAUW) Fall General Meeting will be held Wednesday, December 6 from 12:00 – 2:00pm in QNC 2502.

Lunch will be provided, and we'll be announcing the winners of our office contest (complete with slideshow and prizes).

General meetings are a big part of how we update members on the work we do – and how we hear from you about what we should be working on. Voting members of FAUW will be emailed an agenda with supporting materials one week in advance of the meeting.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 — 4:00 PM EST
Social Impact Showcase poster

Join St. Paul's GreenHouse for the Social Impact Showcase, where we will be celebrating our latest innovators and their journeys in social entrepreneurship. The Social Impact Fund winners will also present their social innovation projects, and this term, we will award a People's Choice prize.

Monday, December 4, 2017 — 7:30 PM EST

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe described chamber music (specifically, string quartet music) as "four rational people conversing". This conversational pattern–which refers to the way one instrument introduces a melody or motif and then other instruments subsequently "respond" with a similar motif–has been a thread woven through the history of chamber music composition from the end of the 18th century to the present. 

Come join us and hear accomplished UW student musicians play beautiful chamber music.  Free admission, followed by a reception.

Monday, December 4, 2017 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EST

CBB Annual General Meeting with Guest Speaker

Sunday, December 3, 2017 — 2:00 PM EST

A concert to cure those mid term blues featuring the uwaterloo Jazz Ensemble playing the music of the Gordon Goodwin’s  Big Phat Band, Sammy Nestico, Antonio Carlos Jobim and more …

The UWaterloo Jazz Ensemble is an accomplished group of approximately twenty student musicians, from many different faculties.  They perform a mix of jazz classics and modern pieces.  The director is Michael Wood, well known vibist and jazz director.
The concert lasts approximately 75 minutes, refreshments to follow.  Tickets available at the door.

Friday, December 1, 2017 — 7:30 PM EST

Benjamin Britten’s quirky cantata, Rejoice in the Lamb, set to the delightfully peculiar poetry of Christopher Smart is the feature work on the University of Waterloo Chamber Choir’s term-end concert.  Organist Jan Overduin joins the choir in this program at Knox Presbyterian Church, Waterloo.  Music by Jan Sandström, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Tim Corlis, Franz Biebl and others completes the program. The Chamber Choir is directed by Mark Vuorinen.  Tickets are available at the door.

Thursday, November 30, 2017 — 8:00 PM EST

"Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here."  JK Rowling
The orchestra@uwaterloo produces many such magical moments. Directed by Daniel Warren, students, staff, faculty and alumni from all faculties join together to play beautiful symphonic music.

This concert will feature the Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake Suite, Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, and Dvorak's Symphony No. 6 in D Major.

Free admission, tickets available at the door.

Thursday, November 30, 2017 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EST

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. This presentation will be most beneficial for students who have qualifying work experience under Federal Skilled Worker or Canadian Experience Class. Space is limited. 

Thursday, November 30, 2017 — 2:30 PM EST
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As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Professor John Hartig, Fulbright Scholar serving as the Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Global Governance at Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, presents, "Bringing Conservation to Cities: Lessons From Building the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge."

Light refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, November 30, 2017 — 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST
Velocity Fund Finals poster graphic

The Velocity Fund is a pitch competition, held three times a year, for startups and aspiring entrepreneurs to win a share of $125,000 in funding. Join us for the Velocity Fund Finals on November 30 from 11:00am – 3:00pm.

We encourage you to register to reserve your spot in the audience today!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 — 7:00 PM EST
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EST
poster detail with woman walking along road

Unfortunately, this Indigenous Speakers Series event is cancelled due to an unexpected, but important, engagement that has arisen for Marie Clements. Please mark your calendar for our next planned event on January 18, featuring writer and publisher Kateri Akiwenze-Damm, addressing issues of cultural appropriation.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 — 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
Winnetou, by Karl May

We're going back to the Wild West, German style, with Karl May's "Winnetou I" (1893). In this first, and perhaps most famous, instalment of the Winnetou trilogy, German Old Shatterhand meets and develops a deep friendship with Apache chief Winnetou.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

You Talked. We Listened.

After extensive consultation with WIN members, we are calling a Town Hall meeting to reflect on what we’ve heard and to further discuss and confirm what you’d like to see from WIN over the next 3 to 5 years

We look forward to hearing from you.


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