Events - November 2019

Saturday, November 30, 2019 — 7:30 PM EST

The University of Waterloo Balinese Gamelan ensemble consists of 20 students who have learned to play the gamelan without prior experience and without notation.  Learning to strike with one hand and dampen with the other is difficult, but you will be impressed by how well the Gamelan Ensemble plays.  Directed by Dewa Made Suparta, this concert will transport you

Saturday, November 30, 2019 — 9:30 AM to Monday, December 2, 2019 — 3:00 PM EST
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Join us for three days at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) for Schrödinger's Class November 30 – Decemeber 2, 2018. You will have the opportunity to attend lectures and engage in hands-on activities focused on the integration of quantum technology into the current teaching curriculum. We will discuss quantum information science and technology to give you a deeper understanding of quantum mechanics.

The deadline to apply is Monday, October 22, 2018.

Friday, November 29, 2019 — 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM EST

Would you like to know more about Indigenization and reconciliation in the university context? Join us in the FAUW Indigenization Reading Circle. All are welcome and no experience or prior knowledge is necessary. Selected readings and discussions cycle through recurring themes to effect a spiral of learning where novices can hop in at any time—you won't get lost if you can't attend every meeting.

Thursday, November 28, 2019 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

SOSCIP is a collaborative R&D consortium that connects Ontario’s research-intensive post-secondary institutions and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the province. Our mission is to bring together industrial partners and academic researchers and provide them with sophisticated advanced computing technologies and expertise to solve social, technical and business challenges across sectors and drive economic growth.

Thursday, November 28, 2019 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

With our increasingly plugged-in lives, it's important to establish expectations and set boundaries around email and work time for weekends, evenings, and vacations. Come out and learn how others successfully disconnect and unplug without making things worse. 

Who is this for? Faculty members who suffer from overwork, struggle to set boundaries between work and home life, want to spend less time staring at a screen, and/or feel guilty when they actually take time off.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Please join Awards Officer Thomas Barber and 2019 Trudeau Fellow Aimée Morrison, as they take you through the Myths and Realities of applying for Academic Awards and Prizes. Aimée will share the myths she battled in the process of applying for the revamped Trudeau Foundation Fellowship and Tom will take you behind the green curtain to expose the great and powerful A.H.D. (awards, honours, and distinctions).

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 — 11:30 AM EST

Student Level: Masters, Bachelor
Student Type: Graduating

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
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Research Ethics will be offering drop-in sessions throughout September, October, November, and December to answer questions related to the ethics process, including submitting, renewing, and amending an application. Come prepared with your questions and a laptop.

These sessions are for faculty and students and will take place in the Dana Porter Library (study booth on the main floor) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday, beginning September 11 and ending December 18, 2019.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 — 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EST
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Tuesday, November 26, 2019 — 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST
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In partnership with the Volunteer Action Centre, we invite you to participate in the Future of Volunteering Discovery Lab hosted by GreenHouse. During the lab, you will have a facilitated discussion around the future of volunteering in our community.

Monday, November 25, 2019 — 7:30 PM EST

Join us to celebrate Dr. Anne Innis Dagg's recent honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Science. We are thrilled to offer a free screening of "The Woman Who Loved Giraffes", a documentary about her life and research, and an audience Q&A with Dr. Innis Dagg, moderated by Dr. Barb Katzenback. Registration required:

Monday, November 25, 2019 — 12:15 PM EST
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Join Darwin AI CEO Sheldon Fernandez (BASc 2001, Computer Engineering) for this timely talk on misinformation in the digital age. Pizza lunch will be provided at 12:15pm, with the talk following at 12:30pm. All students, alumni, staff and faculty are welcome to register for this free event using the registration link below.

Saturday, November 23, 2019 — 7:30 PM EST
Friday, November 22, 2019 — 11:00 AM EST

BIOSCAN: Progress Towards Planetary Biosurveillance

Paul Hebert, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics & Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph

Date/time: 11am on November 22, 2019

Location: DC 1302

Thursday, November 21, 2019 — 7:30 PM EST

The orchestra@uwaterloo is a group of approximately 60 students, staff, faculty, and alumni from the University of Waterloo.  Directed by noted local conductor Daniel Warren, the orchestra will be playing the following pieces:
Vaughan Williams, Fantasie on the theme of Thomas Tallis
Mendelssohn “Hebrides Overture”

Thursday, November 21, 2019 — 5:30 PM EST
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Thursday, November 21, 2019 — 5:00 PM EST

Student Level: Masters, PhD
Student Type: Graduating

  • Theme - Computing: Hardware
  • Computing: Systems Security and Cryptography
  • Computing: Software
  • Computing: Quality Assurance
  • Computing: Information Systems
  • Information Science and Data Management
  • Scientific Experimental Design and Laboratory Assistance
  • Data Analytics, Statistical Analysis and Mathematical Optimization
Thursday, November 21, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST
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Thursday, November 21, 2019 — 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM EST
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A panel presentation and discussion for Waterloo faculty, staff, and students exploring climate-related risks and responses

Kathryn Bakos (Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation): Climate focused investment strategies that minimize risk

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST
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There are BILLIONS of reasons to come to this workshop!

Join us for the “Billion Dollar Briefing” talk with the legendary Larry Smith, an economics professor at UWaterloo! Trust us, this is a workshop you do NOT want to miss!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 — 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EST
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Wednesday, November 20, 2019 — 5:30 PM EST

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

  • Accounting and Financial Auditing

Deloitte Information Session (Our Journey Begins)

Deloitte is the largest private professional services network in the world. We aim to build a stronger tomorrow by breaking down barriers to education, employment, and inclusion for future generations.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 — 12:30 PM EST
Eviole in barn

Eviole (pronounced ay-vee-oh-lay) is a group of musicians who perform music from in and around the 17th century that was composed for female singers. Music from this time period is very beautiful and poetic, often cheeky, and always delightful.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 — 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST
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10 student teams have perfected their 3-minute pitches and are ready to compete!

Join us for an exciting Concept $5K Finals, previously known as the Velocity Fund Finals $5K, where emerging student entrepreneurs pitch live for their share of $20K in funding. Each competitor has just 3 minutes to pitch their startup idea to a panel of judges.


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