Events - March 2020

Thursday, March 26, 2020 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM 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. WIN wants to showcase their incredible work through a Member Seminar Series! Each month this Winter term a professor and 2 of their researchers will present to our community. This series is an opportunity for the UWaterloo community to come together, learn about ongoing research and potentially foster new partnerships between students, faculty and labs.

Saturday, March 21, 2020 — 10:00 AM EDT
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Come and see what Grebel and University of Waterloo have to offer! This open house is for students looking to attend UWaterloo in Fall 2020 or beyond!

At Conrad Grebel, from 10:00am – 5:00pm we will be available to answer your questions, take you on a tour and show you what our residence and/or academic programs have to offer! Plan to stay for lunch – we will be offering a special $5 all-you-can-eat meal ticket for prospective students and their families. We are also offering free parking - start and/or end your day with us here at Grebel!

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 — 6:30 PM EDT
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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! He will introduce important problems facing this world with solutions worth billions of dollars. Come out to learn about the problems you should be focused on solving!

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 — 12:30 PM EDT
Sergei Prokofiev

Sergei Prokofiev wrote the story and composed the music for Peter and the Wolf in 1936. It was written in two weeks for a children's theatre in Moscow. He wrote the music as a child's introduction to the orchestra with each character being represented by an instrument or group of instruments. Peter and the Wolf was an immediate success and continues to be enjoyed today by children all over the world.

Narrated by Mark Vuorinen, the following musicians will perform the piece:
Wendy Wagler (flute), Sarah Cardwell (oboe), Barbara Hankins (clarinet), Cedric Coleman (bassoon), Trevor Wagler (horn).  Suitable for all ages, perfect for a March Break event.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 — 12:00 PM EDT
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If entrepreneurship is in your future, let us help you get there.

Join us in-person at the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business for an information session and Q&A with current MBET students and alumni. Learn more about the MBET program, have lunch, and get to know us.

Monday, March 16, 2020 — 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

See URL below.

Friday, March 13, 2020 — 6:00 PM EDT
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The topic of technology and how it is used continues to be prevalent to this age range. Grebel feels particularly well-equipped to engage with this topic. We are thrilled to be able to host our third technology themed youth event. This year’s youth event will have a focus on our call to be peacemakers and asks what role technology plays in that calling.

The event details in summary:

Date - March 13, 2020, 6:00pm – 10:00 pm.
There is a $5 charge per participant
A pizza dinner will be provided

Thursday, March 12, 2020 — 7:30 PM EDT
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"Where Moth and Rust Destroy: Archives and the Contest over Anabaptist Information"
David Neufeld stands in the grebel atriumArchives set the parameters of what we can know about early Anabaptists. Examination of archives’ own histories shows that, far from neutral repositories of historical evidence, these collections intensified conflict between early Anabaptists and their opponents. The management of information about nonconformists contributed to their repression, while Anabaptists’ documentary response supported their efforts to survive.

Thursday, March 12, 2020 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

How do you choose a quality journal? What are predatory journals? How do I avoid publishing in a predatory journal? If you are curious about answers to these questions, this workshop is for you.

By the end of this workshop, you will:

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 — 6:30 PM EDT
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“No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens.” – Michelle Obama

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 — 12:30 PM EDT
Ben Sung, violinist

The name Paganini conjures as much myth as history for musicians and violinists.  Portraits reveal a gaunt, ghostly man, and much of the music he composed asks for seemingly impossible feats of time and distance.  Join violinist Benjamin Sung for a performance of Paganini's Opus 1: the 24 Caprices for violin solo.  Taken together, these works are a testament to the potential of human achievement - in creativity, in expression, in technique, and in art. 

Monday, March 9, 2020 — 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

See URL below

Friday, March 6, 2020 — 7:00 PM EST
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Invitation to TMTC jazz fundraiserJoin the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre in this fundraising event held at the Hirut Cafe and Restaurant located on the Danforth, on Friday, March 6th, 2020. Enjoy a jazz performance by the Tom Reynolds Trio, and delicious Ethiopian food while connecting with others in support of the TMTC mission.

Monday, March 2, 2020 — 7:00 PM EST
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Beyond the headlines hosted by the University of Waterloo
Comprises of two public community lectures held at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex in Waterloo and at the Idea Exchange, Old Post Office in Cambridge. The goal of this lecture suite is to engage the local community in conversation and to bridge the gaps between academic research and news headlines on current affairs.

Friday, February 28, 2020 — 5:00 PM to Sunday, March 1, 2020 — 5:30 PM EST
"Hack the Plastics" banner next to a plastic water bottle

Have you ever wanted to join a hackathon, but thought it was only for coders? Well, Hack the Plastics wants you! Hack the Plastics is a broad skilled hackathon that does not require a coding based final product and will happen from 28th Feb – 1st March, 2020 at the University of Waterloo. You will be tackling ways to fight single use plastic pollution using microbes and producing a technical solution, business plan, and pitch.

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