Events - 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017 — 4:30 PM EST
Ancient foods

Join us for this year's Sally Weaver Award presentation and guest lecture! Guest speaker, Dr. Shanti Morell-Hart (Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, McMaster University) will be presenting a lecture titled: 

Saturday, November 18, 2017 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

As part of the third annual Waterloo Nanotechnology Conference (WNC), the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) presents a Distinguished Lecture by Professor Joanna Aizenberg, Professor of Materials Science, Chemistry, and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Lecture: 2:00-3:00pm

Friday, November 17, 2017 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Speaker: Valérie Gélinas

Really Banking Cool – How students are influencing the way we work

Disruption is everywhere with companies changing the way they do business to attract a new generation of consumers. This includes financial services companies and specifically, Canada’s big banks.  Find out how RBC is changing the way they approach business problems and disrupting themselves by harnessing the creative energy and innovative thinking of their student hires. It’s just one of the ways they are building the digitally enabled bank of the future.

Friday, November 17, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

What are the key ingredients to effective sustainability governance in cities? How can initiatives led by cities emerge as crucial actors in the complex transformation toward more sustainable development?

Friday, November 17, 2017 — 8:30 AM EST

The Need for a Spiritual Revolution in Residential Care

Presented by Kristine Theurer, MA (Gerontology), PhD Candidate, University of British Columbia

Thursday, November 16, 2017 — 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST
Dr. Matthew Lamanna

The Paul Karrow Lecture Series

Join us on Thursday November 16th for the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences annual Paul Karrow Lecture Series!

Paul F. Karrow is distinguished Professor Emeritus, Quaternary Geology. He is one of the founding members and first chair of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Waterloo.  This lecture series is related to soft rock geology.

Thursday, November 16, 2017 — 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST
Illustration of cheques for $5,000

Looking to see the next big thing? Join us at the Velocity Fund $5K Qualifiers to watch UWaterloo students pitch!

This is the second of two nights of $5K Qualifiers, you can watch either or both!

Thursday, November 16, 2017 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST
Tipping Points in Complex Systems

Yonatan Strauch

PhD Candidate, Social and Ecological Sustainability

Faculty of Environment

Thursday, November 16, 2017 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
Biomedical Discussion Group

Dr. Todd Hoare
Associate Professor and University Scholar, Department of Chemical Engineering, McMaster University
Canada Research Chair in Engineered Smart Materials (Tier 2)
 

Abstract:

Thursday, November 16, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM GMT

What is most important to you in a career? This workshop will help you explore your values and show how they can be used for ongoing career development.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 — 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST
Illustration of cheques for $5,000

Looking to see the next big thing? Join us at the Velocity Fund $5K Qualifiers to watch UWaterloo students pitch!

This is the first of two nights of $5K Qualifiers, you can watch either or both!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 — 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM EST
Mike Salvaris.

Mike Salvaris, Director of the Australian National Development Index, will discuss defining social progress "beyond GDP" and feature Australian initiatives informed by the Canadian Index of Wellbeing based at University of Waterloo.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 — 12:30 PM EST

Eviole [ay-vee-oh-lay] is a group of five musicians focusing on the music written in the 17th century (ish). The music from this time is astonishingly beautiful, grounded in text/poetry, deliciously intricate, and often quite cheeky.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
Enterprise Co-op student Erik Van Ees

Enterprise Co-op (E Co-op) allows students to pursue an entrepreneurial co-op option in which students start their own business while earning a co-op credit. Attend an info session to learn more! 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EST
President Hamdullahpur portrait

Every year, members of the University of Waterloo community get together for the President's Town Hall.

It's our campus community's signature, once-a-year opportunity to take a step back and look at the big picture, while engaging President Hamdullahpur and other senior administrators in a Q&A about the issues that matter to you.

The winning student design in the Celebration 2017 Legacy Project will be announced at the President’s Town Hall Meeting this year.

Monday, November 13, 2017 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST

For Senior
Graduating Students 
Theme - Accounting and Financial Auditing

PwC Bermuda is a CPA Training Office. SAF co-op and MAcc graduates can work at the firm's Hamilton, Bermuda practice and earn the required professional experience needed for the Canadian CPA designation.

Monday, November 13, 2017 — 7:00 PM EST
 Carl Skoggard

Join us at Open Sesame, downtown Kitchener's distinctive gift shop/gallery/book store, for a reading by Carl Skoggard, translator of the novel Georg by Siegfried Kracauer. Best remembered today for his exploration of early German cinema (From Caligari to Hitler: A Psychological Study of the German Film), Siegfried Kracauer (1889-1966, pictured left) was the editor for cultural affairs at Germany’s leading liberal newspaper during the Weimar Republic.

Monday, November 13, 2017 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST

For Bachelor
Co-op and Graduating Students 
Theme - Manufacturing and Process Engineering, Theme - Supply Chain Management and Logistics

Monday, November 13, 2017 — 4:45 PM to 6:00 PM EST
An Act of Genocide book

Dr. Karen Stote: "Colonialism and the Sterilization of Indigenous Women in Canada." Copies of Dr. Stote's book, An Act of Genocide, will be for sale prior to the talk. 

Monday, November 13, 2017 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) presents a seminar by Professor Wei Lu, from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

Monday, November 13, 2017 — 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EST

For Bachelor
Co-op and Graduating Students 
Theme - Manufacturing and Process Engineering, Theme - Supply Chain Management and Logistics

Saturday, November 11, 2017 — 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST
James Walker

The Department of History presents a one-day symposium to honour the scholarship of James Walker, as well as show the ways in which his teaching and his research has influenced the field of historical studies.

Friday, November 10, 2017 — 7:30 PM EST
Brave with Amanda Kind

BRAVE

A Concert Celebrating Courage, Compassion and Community
In support of Aurora House for victims of human trafficking

Join local performer Amanda Kind and fellow UW alumni and current students for an evening of meaningful music in a variety of styles in support of a great cause. Everything from classical and jazz to Broadway showtunes and pop hits is on this diverse and entertaining concert including "The Rain is Over and Gone," "Seasons of Love," "Man in the Mirror," "Imagine," "Brave" and more.

Featuring a small ensemble choir, voice instructor Stephanie Kramer, and many other guest vocalists!

Friday, November 10, 2017 — 5:00 PM to Sunday, November 12, 2017 — 7:30 PM EST
Hack4Health logo

Hack4Health (H4H) is a non-traditional hackathon with a focus on social impact and improving quality of life for those living with MS or dementia.

Friday, November 10, 2017 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Drawing on examples from popular culture including movies, television, comics and music videos, this presentation will explore the emergence of Afrofuturism as a literary and film genre, aesthetic movement and academic methodology.

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