Events - March 2018

Friday, March 9, 2018 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
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 8, 2018 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST
Alleviating Anxiety -
Thursday, March 8, 2018 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST

OCTOPUZ is a growing company in an industry that is booming. We have a number of available full time and co-op positions available and want to hear from you! Oh and by the way, we are just a short walk from the school!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST
Event poster graphic for for Pitch to Win workshop

Join us this week for the free workshop, Pitch to Win. How do you get people interested in your ideas? Learn what makes a good pitch and practice in a low-pressure environment.

We encourage you to register for the workshop and free pizza!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum Nano Centre

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) is pleased to present a Distinguished Lecture Series talk by Dr. Zhong Lin Wang, from the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Altanta, GA, United States.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 — 12:30 PM EST

EVA is a trio featuring cellist Vesa Norilo, kantele player, Anna-Karin Korhonen and soprano Essi Wuorela (Rajaton), all hailing from Helsinki, Finland. Their repertoire consists of traditional Finnish folk music as well as original music composed by members of EVA. Each member of the group brings a wealth of musical experience, having studied a wide range of styles from classical to jazz and folk.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 — 10:00 AM EST to Sunday, March 18, 2018 — 8:00 PM EDT

The University of Waterloo’s Accounting and Finance Student Association (AFSA) is running its annual Tax Clinic for 2018! 
The Tax Clinic is an opportunity for the UW student volunteers to help and file the community’s income tax returns for absolutely free. This project is aimed towards students and low-middle income families who require any assistance in the tax-filing process.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST
Developing Your Compassionate Mind -

Why practice self-compassion?

Through research, self-compassion has been linked to positive well-being in the reduction of negative mind states, including anxiety, depression, perfectionism and shame. In addition, it has been associated with improved emotional coping and greater resilience.  

Having compassion for oneself is really no different than having compassion for others. In this workshop, you will be given the opportunity to explore self-compassion by participating in reflection and writing exercises, meditations, and open discussions.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Would you like to use material that is Creative Commons-licensed?

Would you like to create material and make it available under a Creative Commons license?

This workshop will help you understand licenses (e.g., writing citations, and accessibility and funding implications).

Please RSVP to Kathryn Blair, CEL, Copyright Specialist at

Friday, March 2, 2018 — 7:30 PM EST

Dr. David Weaver-Zercher in a panel discussion with Sherri Klassen, Katie Steckly, Sam Steiner, Johnny Wideman and moderator Dr. Marlene Epp.

What is it like to be a creator of Mennonite media content today? What are the challenges of telling Mennonite stories? Who gets to tell Mennonite stories? How do we respond when the “non-Mennonite media” gets it “wrong”?

Friday, March 2, 2018 — 5:45 PM to 10:00 PM EST

Join Waterloo Warriors Football family and friends, including Head Coach Chris Bertoia, the coaching staff and student-athletes, for a great night of stories, tributes and celebrations in support of Waterloo Warriors Football.

Friday, March 2, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

(aka Dr.Strangejob – or how I learned to stop worrying and love my job)

Join Paola Borin to explore directions of possible integration and the interesting and unexpected paths where integration can lead.

Friday, March 2, 2018 — 2:00 PM EST

This talk will provide specific examples of how integrated molecular microbiological approaches, including sequencing and quantitative PCR, are being used to shed insight into microbial functioning in Ontario agricultural soils. This integrated approach will help address the challenge of linking agricultural practice change to both productivity gains and beneficial ecosystem outcomes.

Friday, March 2, 2018 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
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 1, 2018 — 7:30 PM EST
Bechtel Lecture.

Anabaptists have long worried that they won’t succeed in passing their faith to the next generation. Why then regale their teenagers with stories that correlate Anabaptist faith with social shame and physical torture? Thieleman van Braght’s seventeenth-century martyrology, Martyrs Mirror (originally called The Bloody Theatre) has been put to many uses over the years, but few have been as common as the spiritual formation and education of young adults.

Thursday, March 1, 2018 — 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST
Globe illustration

The World’s Challenge Challenge at the University of Waterloo is a competition where teams of three diverse students picked United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (also known as Global Goals), and will propose a solution. Teams will make a 5-7 minute presentation to a panel of judges, with Q&A.

Thursday, March 1, 2018 — 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM EST
People on a boat called "Sea Shepherd"

University of Waterloo's Animal Rights Society presents a FREE screening of the 2016 documentary ‘Sea of Life’, featuring a talk/Q&A by representatives of Sea Shepherd and the film’s director, Julia Barnes! This award-winning film explores the wonders of ocean ecosystems, as well as the threats these ecosystems face due to environmental changes.

Thursday, March 1, 2018 — 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM EST

This training teaches students, staff, and faculty how to recognize and support someone who may be having thoughts of suicide. QPR is an education and awareness program that provides direction as to how to Question a person with thoughts of suicide, how to Persuade them to get help, and how to Refer the person to appropriate professional resources.

Monday, February 12, 2018 (all day) to Saturday, March 3, 2018 (all day)
Velocity Fund Apps open

Velocity Fund $25K and $5K applications are open! The Velocity Fund is a non-equity grant program for startups that offers $375,000 each year to startups through its Velocity Fund $25K and Velocity Fund $5K programs.

The Velocity Fund $25K competition showcases 10 startups as they pitch for their chance to win one of four $25,000 prizes and space in one of the Velocity workspaces. For the Velocity Fund $5K competition, three student ideas or student-driven startups receive $5,000 to help them grow their ideas and start their businesses. The top applicants will present their pitches at the Velocity Fund Finals on March 28.

Thursday, January 18, 2018 — 8:30 AM EST to Friday, April 13, 2018 — 5:00 PM EDT

Conrad Grebel University College’s Peace and Conflict Studies program (PACS) at the University of Waterloo was the first peace studies program in Canada, and has remained a leader in peace education for 40 years. With PACS’ innovative approach to learning, students can choose arts-based assignment options in many courses.


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