Events - March 2020

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 — 12:30 PM EDT
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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. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
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You've spent years mastering your research topic, now what? Professor Larry Smith, Director of The Problem Lab, author and TED speaker shares how you can use your research skills and ideas to stand out in a crowd of job applicants.

Register on WaterlooWorks.

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

Join us for the screening of Post Mortem, the fourth film of the 2020 Latin American Film Festival, at the Kitchener Public Library's Main branch, 85 Queen St., Kitchener.

Learn more about the Festival

Watch the trailer here: 

Monday, March 9, 2020 — 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
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Entrepreneurship @ Environment invites you to attend the 2020 World's Challenge Challenge Pitch Competition!

The World’s Challenge Challenge at the University of Waterloo is a pitch competition where students pick one of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (also known as the Global Goals) and propose a solution. Sign up at the link below to watch a diverse set of teams present their innovative solutions to some of the world's most pressing environmental problems!

Monday, March 9, 2020 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
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GE Week and Waterloo’s EWB chapter will be co-hosting a Podcast and Discussion Circle to discuss the Climate Crisis.
The Discussion Circle will highlighting the current impacts and potential solutions to the issues caused by climate change. We want to hear YOUR perspective!
Delegates from other student clubs will be joining us for the podcast prior to this event.
 

Saturday, March 7, 2020 — 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST
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Planning for your career can be challenging in today's fast-paced, ever-changing and complex world. While you can't predict the future, you can position yourself for career success by first understanding who you are, and then stepping forward to create new life-shaping experiences. In the first ever Career-a-thon for undergraduate students, you'll be guided through the career planning process and hear about career paths from a panel of Waterloo alumni. Lunch provided. Material fee: $12.

Register on WaterlooWorks.

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.

Friday, March 6, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST

Join Michelle Metzger, Service Learning Program Coordinator, St. Jerome's University, as she explores the question: what does it really mean to be a socially responsible and active citizen in the world today?

Thursday, March 5, 2020 — 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM EST
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Hosted by the University of Waterloo's Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3), join us for an evening of hope and action: a screening of Beyond Crisis, Q&A with the film's director, followed by a reception with student groups and colleagues!

This event is open to undergraduate/graduate students, staff and faculty. Refreshments will be served after the screening.

Thursday, March 5, 2020 — 5:00 PM EST
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Learn more about Enterprise Co-op (E Co-op), a program that allows students to start their own business while earning a co-op credit.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 — 6:30 PM EST
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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

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST
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We're going to tell you everything you wanted to know about getting promoted and building a thriving career but were too afraid to ask. Professor Larry Smith, Director of The Problem Lab, author and TED speaker, guides you through valuable lessons on creating the career you've always wanted.

Register on WaterlooWorks.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 — 11:15 AM to 12:30 PM EST
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The explosive progress of Artificial Intelligence and deep learning systems have given rise to numerous applications in the health care space. Cancer diagnosis, drug discovery and biometric tracking are but some of the areas being tackled through second wave AI. Such applications, however, are fraught with challenging questions around patient privacy, data bias, and ethical decision-making: to what extent are engineers responsible for the behaviour of the life-and-death applications they design?

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Instructors are increasingly including open educational resources in their teaching material. Copyright, licensing, sourcing, and selection of OERs will be discussed Tuesday, March 3, 2020 between 10am and 12pm in LIB 323.

Please contact kblair@uwaterloo.ca or kdweaver@uwaterloo.ca  to register by February 28, 2020.

Monday, March 2, 2020 — 7:00 PM EST
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BEYOND The Headlines is hosted by the University of Waterloo in partnership with CBC Kitchener-Waterloo

Friday, February 28, 2020 — 5:00 PM to Sunday, March 1, 2020 — 5:30 PM EST
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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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