Events - September 2018

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Group sitting around table with drinks and laptops

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

Monday, September 17, 2018 — 7:30 PM EDT

Student Level: Senior, Intermediate 
Student Type: Co-op and Graduating 

  • Computing: Software
  • Information Science and Data Management
  • Data Analytics, Statistical Analysis and Mathematical Optimization

Capital One (Tech)

Monday, September 17, 2018 — 5:00 PM EDT

Student Level: Masters, Intermediate, Senior, Junior, PhD 
Student Type: Co-op and Graduating 

  • Theme - Insurance and Risk Management
  • Data Analytics, Statistical Analysis and Mathematical Optimization

Desjardins Insurance Information Session - With a Chance to Win a Google Home Mini

Are you interested in pursuing a career as a P&C actuary in one of Canada's largest insurance companies?

Monday, September 17, 2018 — 5:00 PM EDT

Student Level: Senior, Junior, Intermediate, Masters 
Student Type: Co-op and Graduating 

  • Theme - Computing: Hardware
  • Computing: Systems Security and Cryptography
  • Computing: Software
  • Computing: Quality Assurance
  • Computing: Information Systems
  • Digital and Graphic Media; Web Site Design and Development
  • Sales and Business Development
  • Business Administration
Monday, September 17, 2018 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Coping Skills Seminars - uwaterloo.ca/campus-wellness

Learn the basics of self-care, mindfulness, meditation, and useful strategies for coping with anxiety and stress in our 1-hour Coping Skills Seminars.

Register on LEADS. Sign up for one of the dates listed.

Strengthening Motivation

Learn how to:

  • Solve problems more effectively
  • Set achievable goals
  • Overcome obstacles and increase chances for success
  • Relax using progressive muscle relaxation
Monday, September 17, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Alleviating Anxiety - uwaterloo.ca/campus-wellness

Learn strategies to manage stress and anxiety

Monday, September 17, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Knowledge about email etiquette, voice mail messages, taking meeting minutes, and social media is explored to help you effectively communicate at work. Learn the strategies and techniques to be a boss communicator in the workplace.
 
Register for the workshop through WCONLINE.
Monday, September 17, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

This consultation session is open to all members of the University of Waterloo. The strategic plan consultations will gather input and feedback on what we need to achieve by 2025 and what success looks like.

Register for this consultation session

Monday, September 17, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Facilitated by previous tri-agency award recipients, this workshop addresses how to plan and write the critical research proposal portions of your SSHRC, NSERC, or CIHR application. Discuss the key components of research proposals. Learn how to communicate your research plan and your credentials with confidence and clarity. The workshop component will last for approximately two hours, but facilitators will remain for the final thirty minutes to answer specific questions and give brief feedback.

Monday, September 17, 2018 (all day) to Saturday, September 22, 2018 (all day)
Peach Week

Every year, on September 21, the world celebrates the International Day of Peace.

Peace Week began when Conrad Grebel University College initiated a series of community events for the week surrounding the International Day of Peace. Since 2017, we have been opening up this initiative to Kitchener-Waterloo and beyond.

Saturday, September 15, 2018 — 3:00 PM EDT
Doors Open

This illustrated talk will look at the 1850 Brubacher House in the context of the University of Waterloo’s 1000-acre campus, explaining its historical role as a Mennonite farmhouse, the reasons for its preservation, and the role of the Region of Waterloo, the University, and the Mennonite community in its restoration.

Saturday, September 15, 2018 — 11:00 AM EDT
Doors Open

Cities are fundamental to our society, and more than half the world’s population now lives in urban areas. But cities are not static entities and change is one of their key constants. How did cities become so important to contemporary life, economics and culture?

Saturday, September 15, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
Doors Open

Discover the University of Waterloo’s School of Architecture in Cambridge (former Riverside Silk Mill) and the Brubacher House Museum located at the University of Waterloo’s main campus in Waterloo at an open house as part of Doors Open Waterloo Region 2018.

Friday, September 14, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Join Eric Kennedy, BKI 2012, as he discusses five questions that are surprisingly vexing. They’re all subjects where many experts would readily pronounce a simple answer – but reality couldn’t be more different. And, second, they’re all ultimately questions that drew him as a KI grad to studying something entirely unlikely, but highly integrative: wildfire.

Friday, September 14, 2018 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

This consultation session is open to all members of the University of Waterloo. The strategic plan consultations will gather input and feedback on what we need to achieve by 2025 and what success looks like.

Register for this consultation session.

Friday, September 14, 2018 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Group sitting around table with drinks and laptops

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

Fridays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Thursday, September 13, 2018 — 7:00 PM EDT
Entangled: The Series

Chris Ferrie will take you through a historical journey of his own coming of age with digital software and what that experience has granted him.

Thursday, September 13, 2018 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

This consultation session is open to all University of Waterloo graduate students. The strategic plan consultations will gather input and feedback on what we need to achieve by 2025 and what success looks like.

Register for this consultation session.

Thursday, September 13, 2018 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

This consultation session is open to all members of the University of Waterloo. The strategic plan consultations will gather input and feedback on what we need to achieve by 2025 and what success looks like.

Register for this consultation session

Thursday, September 13, 2018 — 12:00 PM EDT
Girl lying down with hand against chin

The Impossible Blue Rose is a multidisciplinary video installation by Calgary-based artist Lisa Lipton on display until October 27.

Thursday, September 13, 2018 — 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Notebook with pens

This training consists of a facilitated discussion of the online More Feet on the Ground mental health education program. This program uses those online materials, as well as vignettes to teach students, staff, and faculty how to Recognize, Respond, and Refer individuals experiencing mental health concerns on campus.

Registration is on LEADS.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 — 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Coping Skills Seminars - uwaterloo.ca/campus-wellness

Learn the basics of self-care, mindfulness, meditation, and useful strategies for coping with anxiety and stress in our 1-hour Coping Skills Seminars.

Register on LEADS. Select one of the dates listed.

Cultivating Resiliency

Learn how to:

  • Identify emotional triggers
  • Regulate emotions with self-soothing, coping thoughts, and grounding
  • Increase pleasurable activities
  • Relax using guided imagery visualization
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 — 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
Group sitting around table with drinks and laptops

Every Wednesday afternoon, we offer a dedicated writing space (with coffee, tea, and treats!) for faculty to write together. After the writing session you are welcome to stay to discuss writing goals, challenges and strategies with your colleagues.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 — 4:00 PM EDT

1-hour support group for anyone struggling with disordered eating or issues with food

  • All students are welcome to drop-in at any session to speak in a friendly, informal and confidential space
  • The group will be facilitated by a student volunteer and a Campus Wellness clinician
  • Sessions will run every 2nd Tuesday and 4th Wednesday of the month
  • Sign up is available on LEADS or drop-in to any session
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

This workshop offers graduate students an introduction to the world of academic publishing. You will learn about the steps in the publication process, including revising course work before submitting it to journals, communicating effectively with journal editors, and handling comments from reviewers.

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