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Wednesday, July 25, 2018 — 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
Velocity Fund Finals poster graphic

The Velocity Fund is a pitch competition, held three times a year, for startups and aspiring entrepreneurs to win a share of $130,000 in funding. Join us for the Velocity Fund Finals on July 25 from 11:00am – 3:00pm.

We encourage you to register to reserve your spot in the audience today!

Thursday, July 26, 2018 — 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Please join us at the SHAD Waterloo 2018 Open Day Exhibits and see exhibits and demonstrations of the design project solutions, lecture series, workshops, and recreation activities.

The design project theme this year is "How might we help Canadian communities be more resilient in a natural disaster?".

Friday, August 10, 2018 (all day) to Friday, August 17, 2018 (all day)
QCSYS logo

The Quantum Cryptography School for Young Students (QCSYS) is a unique, eight-day enrichment program for students hosted by the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo. QCSYS will run August 10-17, 2018 with students arriving August 9 and departing August 18.

The school offers an interesting blend of lectures, hands-on experiments and group work focused on quantum cryptography — a cutting-edge field that utilizes the fascinating laws of quantum mechanics to develop unbreakable encryption that protects communication.

Thursday, September 13, 2018 — 7:00 PM EDT
Entangled: The Series

Chris Ferrie will take you through a historical journey of his own coming of age with digital software and what that experience has granted him.

Saturday, September 15, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
Doors Open

Discover the University of Waterloo’s School of Architecture in Cambridge (former Riverside Silk Mill) and the Brubacher House Museum located at the University of Waterloo’s main campus in Waterloo at an open house as part of Doors Open Waterloo Region 2018.

Saturday, September 15, 2018 — 11:00 AM EDT
Doors Open

Cities are fundamental to our society, and more than half the world’s population now lives in urban areas. But cities are not static entities and change is one of their key constants. How did cities become so important to contemporary life, economics and culture?

Saturday, September 15, 2018 — 3:00 PM EDT
Doors Open

This illustrated talk will look at the 1850 Brubacher House in the context of the University of Waterloo’s 1000-acre campus, explaining its historical role as a Mennonite farmhouse, the reasons for its preservation, and the role of the Region of Waterloo, the University, and the Mennonite community in its restoration.

Monday, September 17, 2018 (all day) to Saturday, September 22, 2018 (all day)
Peach Week

Every year, on September 21, the world celebrates the International Day of Peace.

Peace Week began when Conrad Grebel University College initiated a series of community events for the week surrounding the International Day of Peace. Since 2017, we have been opening up this initiative to Kitchener-Waterloo and beyond.

Monday, September 24, 2018 — 5:00 PM EDT

The Water Institute is excited to announce the 2018 RBC Distinguished Lecture, presented by 2018 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate, Professor Mark van Loosdrecht. This is a free, public lecture.

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