Events - May 2019

Thursday, May 30, 2019 — 7:30 PM EDT
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Feeding the Colony, the Nation and the Market: Transported Foodways and New Crops in Latin American Mennonite Communities.” Join us on May 30th for a free public lecture from Ben Nobbs-Thiessen, J. Winfield Fretz Visiting Research Scholar in Mennonite Studies.

7:30pm in Conrad Grebel University College’s Chapel. Reception to follow.

Thursday, May 30, 2019 — 7:00 PM EDT

Have you been hearing about Velocity but don’t know what that is? Interested in entrepreneurship but aren’t sure where to start? Come out to this workshop to learn about Velocity and all the resources we have to offer, meet like-minded students, and start your entrepreneurial journey!

Join us for an introduction to Velocity, fun activities, and some tasty food! Register to reserve your spot and food. 

Thursday, May 30, 2019 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
Graduate Student Stress Management Group - Image of students working on computers
  • This group offers a safe, confidential space in which to talk about the stressors in graduate school and life, emotions (including problems with anxiety and depression), and relationships. This group can be attended on a drop-in basis - attendance at each session is not required.
  • Understand how to navigate issues in your academic and personal life.
  • Share your experience, obtain feedback, and explore new ways of coping with issues unique to graduate students in a safe and confidential context.
Thursday, May 30, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Academic integrity requires that you paraphrase and summarize other people’s work. Through hands-on practice, you will learn these skills and how to integrate your supporting research for improved credibility.

Register for the workshop through WCONLINE.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

This week our Start Coach, Phil Everson will take you through the ins and outs of business models, specifically the lean business canvas. Join us and walk away with the tools to create your own rockin’ business model!

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

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 — 7:30 PM EDT

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

  • Theme - Computing: Hardware
  • Theme - Manufacturing and Process Engineering
  • Computing: Software
  • Scientific Experimental Design and Laboratory Assistance

Getting Ready for Something Small - VueReal Info Session

MicroLED is a REVOLUTIONARY display technology that represents a significant improvement over the displays that dominate today's market.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 — 7:00 PM PDT
A busy desk

President and Vice-Chancellor, Feridun Hamdullahpur invites you to join fellow UWaterloo alumni at the new offices of Embark Technology as we bring together industry experts (who just happen to be former Waterloo students!) for a panel discussion on the challenges of “Building a Canadian Startup in California.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 — 3:00 PM EDT
GEOTAB logo

What is Geotab? Geotab is a global leader in telematics, providing open platform fleet management solutions to businesses of all sizes. Geotab’s intuitive, full-featured solutions help businesses better manage their drivers and vehicles by extracting accurate and actionable intelligence from real-time and historical trips data.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
W3 presents: The Screentime Question

Do you spend too much time on your digital devices? Do your kids? 

At the May 2019 W3 session, Megan Marie Honsberger, a recent graduate of the English department's Master of Arts in Experimental Digital Media, will provide an overview of issues related to being constantly connected and share some strategies and tools for mindful device use and parenting with devices. 

When: May 29, 12–1
Where: MC 5479
Food: Wraps and salad for the first 15–20 people

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 — 11:30 AM EDT

Student Level: Masters, Senior, Intermediate 
Student Type: Co-op 

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

You may remember us as AdRoll Inc., but come learn about our recent expansion in the AdTech/MarTech industry and why we are now AdRoll Group. New business units, new products, more building. It's an exciting time for us and we want you to be part of our growth!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 — 5:00 PM EDT

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

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 — 2:30 PM EDT

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

  • Finance and Investment
  • Computing: Software
  • Business Administration

Flipp Corporation Info Session

Flipp is a retail technology company that is reinventing the way people shop. We work with the largest retailers and brands in the world to help them transform their business to thrive in this digital age. Come find out what it is like to work at Flipp!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 — 11:30 AM EDT

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

  • Finance and Investment
  • Computing: Software
  • Computing: Information Systems
  • Marketing and Communication
  • Human Resources
  • Digital and Graphic Media; Web Site Design and Development
  • Sales and Business Development
  • Business Administration

BlackBerry Limited Information Session & Networking Event

Monday, May 27, 2019 — 5:00 PM EDT

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

  • Theme - Manufacturing and Process Engineering
  • Supply Chain Management and Logistics
  • Data Analytics, Statistical Analysis and Mathematical Optimization
Monday, May 27, 2019 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 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.

Thriving With Emotions

Monday, May 27, 2019 — 2:30 PM EDT

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

Monday, May 27, 2019 — 11:30 AM EDT

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

Monday, May 27, 2019 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

The best scientific writing is clear, concise and easily comprehended by its intended audience. Learn skills for writing in the sciences, including identifying and correcting common errors to write with precision and fluidity. We will work through several examples to apply the skills you learn in the workshop.

Register for the workshop through WCONLINE.

Monday, May 27, 2019 (all day) to Sunday, June 16, 2019 (all day)
Velocity Fund Apps open

Apply to pitch an early-stage startup idea to qualify for a chance to win one of four $5,000 grants. The top applicants will be invited to make a 3-minute pitch in front of a panel of judges at one of the Velocity Fund $5K Qualifiers Nights on July 3 and 4. All teams will get helpful feedback on their idea, and the top 10 teams from the Velocity Fund $5K Qualifiers will move on to pitch at the Velocity Fund Finals $5K on July 18 to compete for a share of $20,000. 

Saturday, May 25, 2019 — 11:30 AM EDT
a MBET class

Learn about the part-time Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) program at the Conrad School.

Saturday, May 25, 2019 — 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
Homemade electric car being driven

Hosted by Waterloo Engineering, the Waterloo High School Electric Vehicle (EV) Challenge encourages students to design and test their own electric car in an annual endurance competition. 

Friday, May 24, 2019 — 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

Fundamentals for Writing your Thesis is a full-day workshop that will guide early-stage graduate students through some of the first phases of planning and writing a thesis or dissertation.

Thursday, May 23, 2019 — 7:30 PM EDT

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

Thursday, May 23, 2019 — 7:00 PM EDT
Benedict Wells

German-Swiss author Benedict Wells has been making a name for himself with novels such as Becks letzter Sommer from 2008 (also a film starring Christian Ulmen) and Vom Ende der Einsamkeit from 2016. This latter novel won the 2016 European Union Prize for Literature and is his first book to appear in English (The End of Loneliness, translated by Charlotte Collins).

Thursday, May 23, 2019 — 5:00 PM EDT

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

  • Computing: Systems Security and Cryptography
  • Computing: Software
  • Computing: Quality Assurance
  • Computing: Information Systems
  • Digital and Graphic Media; Web Site Design and Development
  • Data Analytics, Statistical Analysis and Mathematical Optimization

EA Info Session

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