Events - 2021

Thursday, August 19, 2021 — 12:00 PM EDT
Quantum Today poster

Join Twesh Upadhyaya, MSc student at the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and Department of Physics & Astronomy, in conversation with scientific outreach manager John Donohue. They’ll discuss his latest journal article entitled “Dimension Reductions in Quantum Key Distribution for Continuous- and Discrete-Variable Protocols” published in Physical Review X Quantum on May 24.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
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Each month, led by a member of our campus community, a book from the President's Anti-racism Task Force's (PART) carefully curated list will be reviewed and discussed. The book that will be discussed is "21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act: Helping Canadians Make Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples a Reality" by Bob Joseph.

Monday, August 16, 2021 — 8:30 AM to Friday, August 20, 2021 — 8:30 PM EDT
World Fuel Cell Conference poster


World Fuel Cell Conference (WFCC) is established under the auspice of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE) as an umbrella organization to lead and coordinate the information dissemination related to hydrogen and fuel cell R&D activities, development, advancement and education. The conference is organized by IAHE Fuel Cell Division, hosted by the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) and the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA).

Thursday, August 5, 2021 — 12:59 PM EDT

Fall 2021 innovation, coaching & networking opportunity for all UW undergraduate & graduate students at GreenHouse Social Impact Incubator. Apply to the Workplace Innovation Program if you’d like to make a meaningful impact within a team by tackling challenges with local organizations. Apply to the Social Innovators in Training Program if you have a problem or venture you’d like to work on. Deadline to apply is August 5th.

Thursday, July 8, 2021 — 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM EDT

The Library has a vast collection of online material available to you and your students, even while we’re all teaching, learning, and working off campus. This session provides a 15-minute overview of where to look for, and how to find, library materials for your classes, plus 15 minutes for your questions.

Thursday, July 8, 2021 — 12:00 PM EDT
Quantum Today poster

Join Luca Dellantonio, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), in conversation with scientific outreach manager John Donohue. They’ll discuss his latest journal article entitled A measurement-based variational quantum eigensolver published in Physical Review Letters on June 4.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 — 6:30 PM EDT

Did you know that not all Canadians have access to safe water or reliable clean energy? Our aging infrastructure present unique challenges and we need your help to overcome them!

Come join us for a 90-minute student led workshop where you will be introduced to the Canadian Engineering Grand Challenges (CEGC) and you will be provided an opportunity to explore how engineers can envision and develop a safe and sustainable world.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
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The Indigenous Initiatives Office invites you to honour and celebrate Indigenous History Month with keynote speaker the Honourable Murray Sinclair.

Thursday, June 24, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
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Calling all future consultants!

WatSolve has invited Conor Mlacak, VP of Technology at Loblaw Companies Limited, to answer questions about his career journey, work-life balance, mentorship, and consulting from the perspective of a C-Level Executive. The WatSolve Spring 2021 C-Suite Fireside chat will be happening on Thursday, June 24th, at 1:00 PM, all UW students are welcome to attend.

Monday, June 21, 2021 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Indigenous musicians in front of artistic collage of animals

Canada’s first and only Inuk professional classical singer, is a proud resident of Newfoundland and Labrador. She is a two-time Dora Award Nominated performer and is much in demand as a singer, actor, and collaborator in both Indigenous and non-Indigenous projects. She is also a member of the Canadian Opera Company’s Circle of Artists.  

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Indigenous musicians in front of artistic collage of animals

Join Alumni Tracy Primeau, BA ‘98, in a discussion about Indigenous Business and Leadership. Tracy Primeau is a shift manager at Bruce Power, and also member of many  organizations – she is a member of the Board of Directors of Women in Nuclear Canada, Chair of the Women’s House Serving Bruce and Grey, Executive of the Kincardine Bulldogs Hockey Club and sits on two Municipality of Kincardine Council committees.  

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 — 9:00 AM to Wednesday, June 30, 2021 — 5:00 PM EDT
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Join the Sustainability Office for Bike Month 2021! With the warm weather here to stay, hop on your bike to enjoy the many benefits that biking has to offer (and help the planet while you're at it!).

Monday, May 31, 2021 — 2:11 PM EDT
Rubik's cube

Rubik’s Cube: The math behind the best-selling puzzle toy of all time!

Join us at 9 AM (ET) on Saturday, June 5, for a special family-fun event that will put a Waterloo Faculty of Mathematics’ twist on the world’s best-selling puzzle toy!

Thursday, May 27, 2021 — 3:00 PM EDT
Picture a Scientist poster

Join Women in Engineering for a virtual screening of Picture A Scientist — a documentary raising visibility around gender bias and racism in science.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
Explorations of Asian identity, perceptions and belonging. May 25, 2021. 1 - 2:30 p.m. Virtual panel discussion.

In honour of Asian heritage month the President's Anti-Racism Taskforce (PART) invites you to attend Explorations of Asian Identity, Perceptions and Belonging. The event will feature a robust panel discussion that explores Asian-Canadian identity and anti-Asian racism, particularly in light of the rise in hate crimes over the past year.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Waterloo and Bordeaux campuses

The University of Bordeaux and the University of Waterloo are delighted to invite Waterloo staff, faculty, and students to attend a special virtual celebration of the 10th anniversary of our strategic partnership.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 — 12:00 PM EDT
Quantum Today poster

Quantum Today is an exciting new seminar series that pulls its themes from recently published scientific articles. Join us as we sit down in conversation with researchers to talk about their work, what’s the impact and where their research will lead to.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 — 11:45 AM EDT
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The second installment of the A Year of COVID-19 series is planned for Thursday, May 20 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Please visit the A Year of COVID-19 to register for one or more events in the series.

Thursday, March 25, 2021 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
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Join the virtual audience for the Winter 2021 Concept $5K Finals!

Thursday, August 26, 2021 — 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

This training teaches participants how to recognize and support someone who may be having thoughts of suicide. It is an education and awareness program that provides direction as to how to Question a person with thoughts of suicide, how to Persuade them to get help, and how to Refer the person to appropriate professional resources.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

This training teaches participants how navigate difficult student situations. Faculty and staff will discuss strategies and responses to support students who are experiencing difficulty de-escalating their emotions.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 — 2:00 PM EDT
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Write together, connect with others, and make progress on your work. Join any (or all) of our Virtual Writing Café sessions every week!

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 — 10:00 AM EDT
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Hey undergrads! Hate writing alone? Want to meet other undergrads, brainstorm and do some productive writing with a group? Then join WCC’s PJ-Friendly Writing Groups!

PS: If you attend
⁣3 sessions you’ll get a #WaterlooWrites mug!
5 sessions, we'll throw in some candy.
8 sessions, and we'll fill your mug to overflowing with edible treats!

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 — 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Tuesday, August 3, 2021 — 9:00 AM EDT
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Write together, connect with others, and make progress on your work. Join any (or all) of our Virtual Writing Café sessions every week!

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