Events - September 2020

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 — 12:30 PM EDT
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Tuesday, September 29, 2020 — 8:00 AM to Thursday, October 1, 2020 — 9:30 AM EDT
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A Water Institute Conference Covering Five Continents Over Three Days

Water Institute Water Research Conference

Does the coronavirus pandemic doom the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Or does it present an opportunity to make significant progress against the SDGs? How can water research contribute?

Monday, September 28, 2020 (all day) to Sunday, October 18, 2020 (all day)
Concept $5K applications open

The Concept $5K is a pitch competition that awards grant funding to student-led projects with startup potential. Apply with your innovative idea for a chance to compete in the Concept $5K Semi-Finals and pitch alongside fellow entrepreneurial UWaterloo Students. The top 10 teams as selected by our judges will advance to the Concept $5K Finals where four teams will take home $5K grants to help turn their concepts into reality. 

Friday, September 25, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

Join Zainab Ramahi, BKI'15, as she explores the idea of objectivity in the law, seeking to challenge objectivity as an ideal, and creating a case for perhaps rejecting it, altogether.

Friday, September 25, 2020 — 12:00 PM to Saturday, September 26, 2020 — 7:30 PM EDT
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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the University of Waterloo is taking steps to limit the spread and risks of the disease in our community. With caution and concern for our alumni, we have made the difficult decision to move Alumni Weekend and Alumni Black and Gold Day events online.

Thursday, September 24, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
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Join us for this webinar event, featuring a keynote by World Wildlife Fund Canada President and CEO, Megan Leslie, and panel discussion with UWaterloo's Zahid Butt and Goretty Dias. Our speakers will share their expertise as they discuss climate change and its impact on the environment, food systems and our health.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 — 5:00 PM EDT
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You should have no problem coming to learn from Larry! Come out (virtually) and answer the age-old question, What’s Your Problem? Hosted by the legendary Larry Smith, an economics professor at UWaterloo, you will get his insightful take on how to find and solve killer problems. Trust us, this is a workshop you do NOT want to miss!

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
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The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) is pleased to present a Distinguished Lecture Series talk by Professor Joseph Heremans, an Ohio Eminent Scholar and distinguished professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the Ohio State University.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 — 12:30 PM EDT to Wednesday, November 25, 2020 — 12:30 PM EST
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Enjoy noon hour recitals by professional musicians from the comfort of home, courtesy of Conrad Grebel University College.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 — 12:30 PM EDT

hands on pianoFew groups have been as impacted by Covid-19 as professional musicians, who have lost live performing opportunities. This concert series is an opportunity for them to shine in front of an audience.
Watch an engaging discussion between Professor Karen Sunabacka, a renowned Canadian composer, and Professor Mark Vuorinen, who also directs the Grand Philharmonic Choir and the Elora Festival Singers.  

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Get a preview of our exciting
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Thursday, September 17, 2020 — 1:00 PM EDT
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Join us for a webinar on the future of work and your talent pipeline as we launch the University of Waterloo’s Work-Learn Institute. Learn more about the Work-Learn Institute and access leading research insights and student/employer perspectives that highlight what is changing in the world of work. This webinar is also accredited for HRPA Continuing Professional Development hours and co-hosted by HRD Canada.

Thursday, September 17, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
Dr. Dianne Saxe

How to Inform Policy with Science

Dr. Dianne Saxe
President, Saxe Facts
Former Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (2015 – 2019)

For those who make public policy, science is useful, but neither necessary nor sufficient. Based on 45 years of lived experience at Canada’s battlefront between the economy, the environment, law and government, learn:

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 — 5:00 PM EDT
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This session covers the basics of Intellectual Property (IP) protection with a focus on patents.

You'll learn about the different types of IP protection available and some of the most common pitfalls to avoid.

Learn about the resources available to you at the University of Waterloo, including the Waterloo Commercialization Office (WatCo).

Hear how IP is used to commercialize technology through licensing or start-up creation.

Monday, September 14, 2020 — 4:00 PM EDT
Michele Mosca, Scott Vanstone, Alfred Menezes

The profound impact of early discovery, experimentation, and disruption through research and invention.

Researchers today build on the knowledge and discoveries made by those who have come before them. How can today’s researchers light the early pathways and curiosities for the research breakthroughs of the future? How can we demonstrate the impact and potential of the yet-to-be known? And, what if any, role does academia, industry, the Faculty of Mathematics, and Canada play in increasing the discovery journey to these new frontiers?

Friday, September 11, 2020 — 8:00 AM to Friday, September 18, 2020 — 5:00 PM EDT
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DBC combines workshops with writing time and consultations to help thesis and dissertation writers set goals and make progress in their work.

Apply by September 18, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 — 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM EDT
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The part-time Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) program is a 3-year graduate business degree designed for individuals who want to develop the skills to lead change and launch new ideas while balancing full-time work.

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