Events - 2020

Thursday, March 5, 2020 — 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
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Check out this pitch!

This is your opportunity to be in the audience for a night full of awesome pitches from future UWaterloo startups! You will get a chance to hear pitches from student led teams working on turning their concepts into reality as well as feedback from a distinguished panel of judges. The top 5 finalists from Night 1 will move on to the Concept $5K Finals competition happening on Tuesday, March 24th in the SLC Great Hall.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 — 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
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Pitch, please!

This is your opportunity to be in the audience for a night full of awesome pitches from future UWaterloo startups! You will get a chance to hear pitches from student led teams working on turning their concepts into reality as well as feedback from a distinguished panel of judges. The top 5 finalists from Night 1 will move on to the Concept $5K Finals competition happening on Tuesday, March 24th in the SLC Great Hall.

Register now to reserve a spot in the audience and to get your free pizza. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 — 1:00 PM EDT
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Panel Discussion

Speakers: Eric Luvisotto and a panel of Watco clients

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Beyond the headlines


Part of our Beyond The Headlines Online  series

Join the University of Waterloo in partnership with CBC Kitchener-Waterloo as we go Beyond The Headlines to discuss the realities unfolding in our post-COVID world. 

Thursday, July 9, 2020 — 1:00 PM EDT
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Did you know that the top five most valuable brands in the world in 2018 are all technology companies?

According to Forbes the most valuable brand in the world in 2018 was Apple (#1) with an estimated value of nearly $183 Billion dollars. By comparison, Coca-Cola's (#6) brand value in 2018 was over $57 Billion.

Come to the Trademark presentation and learn how to use this form of Intellectual Property (IP) protection to build the brand value of your technology or Start-Up.

Monday, June 29, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
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The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) is comprised of many talented faculty members, students and researchers from various backgrounds of study. We wanted to showcase their incredible work through our Member Seminar Series! Each month a professor and 2 of their researchers will present their research to our community. This series is an opportunity for our WIN community to come together, learn about ongoing research and potentially foster new partnerships between students, faculty and labs.

Thursday, June 25, 2020 — 1:00 PM EDT
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Graduate students do a lot of academic writing within their disciplines, be it journal articles, conference presentations, or seminar papers. But what if you’d like to communicate your findings to an audience beyond your peers or professors?

Thursday, June 25, 2020 — 1:00 PM EDT
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COVID-19 has shaken the world, challenging societies and altering life as we know it. But from this crisis, opportunities have emerged calling us to action as we prepare to reboot from the COVID-19 lockdown.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
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Now more than ever, wellness is at the forefront of everyone’s mind. With most of the campus community studying or working virtually, challenges present themselves to stay connected, balance priorities, and establish healthy coping mechanisms through times of uncertainty.

Thursday, June 18, 2020 — 1:00 PM EDT
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COVID-19 has shaken the world, challenging societies and altering life as we know it. But from this crisis, opportunities have emerged calling us to action as we prepare to reboot from the COVID-19 lockdown.

Thursday, June 18, 2020 — 1:00 PM EDT
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We’re all online teachers now. And this scares us a bit, because online teaching has a reputation for being technology-heavy and difficult to master. This webinar will help us dial back some of that anxiety.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 — 2:00 PM EDT
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Online translation devices such as Google Translate (GT) are an annoyance in the second language classroom. Students often rely heavily on GT in class or when completing homework assignments, rather than, for example, putting in the time required to learn vocabulary. Although many language instructors explicitly ban GT from their courses, students continue using it. The truth is, GT will not go away, and its functionality will only improve.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Beyond the headlines


Part of our Beyond The Headlines Online  series

Join the University of Waterloo in partnership with CBC Kitchener-Waterloo as we go Beyond The Headlines to discuss the realities unfolding in our post-COVID world. 

Monday, June 15, 2020 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
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The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology is pleased to present a Seminar Series talk by current UWaterloo graduate student Nathaniel Smith and McMaster University teaching Professor Matthew Jordan.

Friday, June 12, 2020 — 1:00 PM EDT
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Did you know that software code is protected by Copyright? Have you paid someone to write code for you? If so did you ask them to waive their Moral rights to the code?

Come to the Copyright talk and learn about the different forms of Copyright protection, how to use it to commercialize your technology, and how it may affect you and your software.

Thursday, June 11, 2020 — 1:00 PM EDT
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COVID-19 has shaken the world, challenging societies and altering life as we know it. But from this crisis, opportunities have emerged calling us to action as we prepare to reboot from the COVID-19 lockdown.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 — 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
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Join us for a one-hour webinar about the Full-time Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) program with our special guests - current part-time MBET students!

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 — 1:30 PM EDT
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We will start the series with an introduction to entrepreneurship support resources available to graduate students on the UW campus and in the Region of Waterloo. You will learn more about on-campus program called CONCEPT from our guest speaker, Carly. You will hear the story behind the creation of Mirexus Biotechnology Inc., and finally, you will learn some basic concepts of entrepreneurial business analysis from Oleg Stukalov.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 12:40 PM EDT
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Part of our COVID-19: Ask our experts community talks

There’s a global race to produce a vaccine that will be effective in protecting people from COVID-19. Right here at the University of Waterloo, Professor Roderick Slavcev and his team are working on a DNA-based option. Professor Slavcev will discuss his work, talk about why finding a vaccine is so important, and answer your questions about how COVID-19 will be managed moving forward.

Friday, June 5, 2020 — 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM EDT
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Last time this year, we saw our 40,000th alumnus cross the stage and we got to celebrate every graduate. Unfortunately, we don’t get to do that with the Class of 2020. This year’s graduation will be like no other we’ve ever had because it’s virtual and we hope to hold an in-person ceremony as soon as we are able. But our nearly 1,200 students conferring still deserve a memorable end to their time in the Faculty of Mathematics.

Thursday, June 4, 2020 — 1:00 PM EDT
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A case study which explores aspects of how to use the main forms of Intellectual Property (IP) protection to commercialize technology.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 12:40 PM EDT
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Part of our COVID-19: Ask our experts community talks

There’s a finite amount of binge-watching that people can tolerate. While many of us are at home, what are the other things we can do to pass the time? Professor James Danckert will share his work about the boredom people experienced during SARS and answer your questions about what to do with your time while you’re waiting for stay-at-home orders to be lifted.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 — 1:00 PM EDT
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COVID-19 has shaken the world, challenging societies and altering life as we know it. But from this crisis, opportunities have emerged calling us to action as we prepare to reboot from the COVID-19 lockdown.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 — 7:00 PM EDT
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On Wednesday, May 27 at 7:00pm EST. Attend this live virtual event for a tour of Grebel's residence life and academic programs, online! Register to receive your webinar link.

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