Events - March 2018

Friday, March 30, 2018 — 7:30 PM EDT

Dramatic, tragic and yet indescribably beautiful -- Bach's eloquent St. John Passion, with brilliant tenor Lawrence Wiliford as the Evangelist. Don't miss this Good Friday tradition! Presented by the Grand Philharmonic Choir and the UWaterloo Chamber Choir.  Directed by Dr. Mark Vuorinen.

Friday, March 30, 2018 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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Write together. Connect to our grad writing community to stay focused and motivated!

Thursday, March 29, 2018 — 7:30 PM EDT

Directed by Daniel Warren, students, staff, faculty, and alumni from all faculties join together to play beautiful symphonic music.

Selections include Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 (The Unfinished); Smetana’s The Moldau; Brahms’ "Academic Festival Overture"; Saint Saëns’ "Bacchanale" from Samson and Delilah;  Massenet’s "Meditation" from Thaïs (violin soloist Lila Huang); Mahler’s Adagietto, from Symphony No. 5.

Thursday, March 29, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
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As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Jay Austin, professor and department head in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at University of Minnesota Duluth, presents, "Winter Conditions, Ice, and Climate Change on Lake Superior."

Light refreshments will be provided.

Register today

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 — 7:00 PM to Thursday, March 29, 2018 — 8:00 PM EDT
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University of Waterloo's Global Engagement Seminar Program is pleased to invite you to the Global Populism and Democratic Futures Summit on March 28 & March 29. The aim of the Summit is to showcase projects developed by the Global Engagement Seminar Program’s students, as well as to engage the broader community in important conversations about the global rise of populist movements.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
W3 is having a conversation about mental health at UW, March 28, noon, in MC 5501

In addition to lunch, W3 is providing a space and time for you to talk about your experiences with mental health and illness at the University of Waterloo.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 — 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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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 March 28 from 11:00am – 3:00pm.

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

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 — 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT

Come celebrate UW Coffee 'N Code's first successful term at Shopify Plus on Tuesday, March 27!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 — 6:00 PM EDT
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Canada’s health care system was built on a promise we can all be proud of: the promise of access to services based on need, rather than the ability to pay. We can continue to be proud of that promise, but to deliver on it, health care needs to be improved.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Join us for the Waterloo Institute for Complexity & Innovation [WICI] Poetry & Complexity event!

Poetry and Complexity: readings and conversation between Madhur Anand (Director of WICI & poet), Roald Hoffmann (Nobel prize-winning scientist & poet), and Rae Armantrout (Pulitzer prize-winning poet).  Moderated by Dr. Sarah Tolmie (Associate Professor of English, WICI Affiliate Member, & Poet)

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Experience our firm in a different light at our 'Deloitte Day' event on UW Campus! Here you'll get the 411 on aspects of our professional services firm that you may not know about.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
For Bachelor, Summer and Graduating Students 
Theme - Agricultural Science and Food Processing, Theme - Insurance and Risk Management , Theme - Quality Assurance and Control , Theme - Public Policy, Public Service and Government Relations, Theme - Information Science and Data Management , Theme - Scientific Experimental Design and Laboratory Assistance, Theme - Health Care: Policy Development , Theme - Health Care: Public Health and Wellness
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 — 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Meet and mingle with our researchers. Connect the dots and get energized by our talented young entrepreneurs and emerging leaders at the most innovative University in Canada. This is a ‘meet-up’ of academic, industry & government experts who have come together to share insights & new ideas for our energy future!

Sunday, March 25, 2018 — 7:30 PM EDT

Five different Chamber Ensembles, and sixteen talented musicians using 5 different instruments.  A lovely way to spend a Winter evening.  Directed by Ben Bolt-Martin.  Free Admission, reception to follow.

Sunday, March 25, 2018 — 2:00 PM EDT

The UWaterloo Jazz Ensemble will perform a mix of jazz standards from Gordon Goodwin, Count Basie, Wayne Shorter, Duke Ellington, and more.  Directed by well know percussionist Michael Wood, the ensemble consists of 15 UW jazz aficionados. 
Reception afterwards, complimentary parking for event.

Saturday, March 24, 2018 — 7:30 PM EDT

Gloria! Songs of Joy. Sometimes known as the Hymn of Angels, the Latin Gloria is one of the most exuberant and ecstatic of sacred texts. Join the UW Choir in a fusion of Medieval, Classical, Jazz, and Global Musics in an exploration of musical joy. Includes works by Bach, Mozart, Poulenc, Esenvalds, and a host of others. The perfect balm for the Canadian Winter blues.

Saturday, March 24, 2018 — 6:07 PM EDT
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Join us for an interactive day that brings together the worlds of design and business. With a truly diverse range of speakers and attendees, BLND will spark unexpected ideas, exceptional conversations and valuable connections through a series of talks, workshops and an after party in the charming City of Stratford.

Saturday, March 24, 2018 — 8:00 AM to Sunday, April 22, 2018 — 11:59 PM EDT
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Take part in our Earth Month Photo Contest and share your sustainable photos with us! Go on a fun eco-adventure, make a trip to the market, or share a photo of yourself enjoying the outdoors. We're looking for any photos related to sustainability! Post your photo using #sustainableuwaterloo and follow us on that social media account to be entered in a draw to win some great prizes!

Friday, March 23, 2018 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Clare with snacks in hand in front of grads at a write-in

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

Thursday, March 22, 2018 — 7:30 PM EDT

Directed by Dr. Maisie Sum and featuring Grebel Artist-in-Residence I Dewa Made Suparta, the UW Balinese Gamelan and the Grebel Community Gamelan will perform a mix of contemporary pieces and traditional classics.  Come find out why people who love music are fascinated by the gamelan.

Free admission, and a chance to try the gamelan yourself after the concert.

Thursday, March 22, 2018 — 7:00 PM EDT

In this talk, David Crane, the founding prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone will speak about his experience in prosecuting the first sitting head of state for war crimes and crimes against humanity, Charles Taylor.

Thursday, March 22, 2018 — 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT, developer of the EOS open source blockchain operating system, has made an initial commitment to deploy $1 billion to support the development of dapps designed for EOS blockchain technology. Learn about this incredible opportunity and how is blazing a trail into mainstream applications.

Thursday, March 22, 2018 — 6:00 PM EDT
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Join us at ConradConnect Live for candid conversations with real entrepreneurs, and casual networking with entrepreneurial students and members of the local ecosystem.

Thursday, March 22, 2018 — 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
Calming the Panic: Practical Skills to Reduce Anxiety

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • Facts about panic/anxiety attacks
  • Common symptoms of panic attacks
  • Practical coping strategies for calming down your mind and body

Register on LEADS.

Thursday, March 22, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Enhance your performance and become a better learner by attending the Learning How to Learn 2018 seminar series: Getting help.


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