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Monday, October 1, 2012 — 11:30 to 13:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT

Employer information session for Co-op and Graduating Students in: Systems Design Engineering, Statistics, Software Engineering, Science, Pharmacy, Nanotechnology, Mechatronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Management Engineering, Geological Engineering, Environmental Studies, Environmental Engineering, Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Economics, Computing and Financial Management, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Business, Arts, Applied Health Science, Actuarial Science, and Accounting

Monday, October 1, 2012 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

In this hands-on session, you will learn advanced search strategies for effectively locating books, journal articles, and internet resources. Discover how to make better use of your time and find good sources for your papers and assignments.

Monday, October 1, 2012 — 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Lecture featuring Xavier Vallvé, International Consultant and Partner Trama TecnoAmbiental, Barcelona – Spain
Monday, October 1, 2012 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Employer information session for Graduating Students in: Science, Mathematics, Environmental Studies, Engineering, Economics,and Business.

Monday, October 1, 2012 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

Employer information session for Graduating Students: Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Chemical Engineering.

Monday, October 1, 2012 — 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT

Employer information session for Co-op Students in: Computer Science, and Actuarial Science.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 — 10:00 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

The focus of this workshop clarifies the most frustrating and confusing library issues! Library terminology, locations, material types and search options make sense once you know what they mean. Join us to discover how to navigate the library domain, and effectively find – and get – what you need when you need it.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 — 11:30 to 13:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT

Employer information session for Co-op and Graduating Students in: Mechatronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 — 12:30 to 13:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Employer information session for Co-op and Graduating Students:  Statistics, Mathematics, Management Engineering, Economics, Computing and Financial Management, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Business, Arts, and Systems Design Engineering.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 — 1:45 PM to 3:15 PM EDT

Want to play with Google Earth for fun? Never used Google Earth to create a map? This workshop will teach you the basics of the popular Google Earth. You will learn how to create placemarks, how to create a walking tour, how to record a Google Street View tour and how to create and share a map.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

International students will learn best approaches to search for work while studying at uWaterloo as well as after graduating. NOTE: First hour of the session covers general work search strategies; last half hour deals with visa requirements. There is a prerequisite for this workshop.

Please see chart for details.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Employer information session for Co-op and Graduating Students: Statistics, and Actuarial Science.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Employer information session for Graduating Students in Engineering.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

Employer information session for Graduating Students in: Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, and Software Engineering.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 — 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

Come to the SLC Great Hall, enjoy fresh, local foods! Please be kind and bring your own bag.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 — 10:30 to 12:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

Learn how to improve your performance in the job interview by viewing and discussing taped excerpts of actual interviews. NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart for details.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 — 12:30 to 12:30 PM EDT

Dr. Justin Hines, Director of Operations, Operation Wallacea Canada (Opwall) will present OpWall¹s conservation research summer programmes.


Operation Wallacea is a network of academics from European and North American universities, who design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research programmes. Research is supported by students who join the programme, to strengthen their CV or resume, gain course credit, or collect data for a dissertation or thesis.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 — 12:30 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Interested in teaching English as a second language (ESL)? Certifications are varied and information is scattered but this workshop will provide clear information about the different levels of certification and which ones you will need to teach ESL abroad, in Canada and in Ontario.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 — 12:30 to 13:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Dr. Maurice Dusseault, Professor, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Waterloo, will present a seminar titled: "Water demands for hydraulic fracturing and shale gas development."
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

The current job market requires an assertive approach to finding work. Increase your chances of success by practising key communication strategies. NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart for details.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Begin to develop your teaching philosophy statement and tie it to forms of evidence. No prior experience with this form of writing is necessary. Led by Svitlana Taraban-Gordon, Senior Instructional Developer and a Grad Instructional Developer (CTE).

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Effective use of social media is key to job search and career success. Learn how LinkedIn, the professional social networking site, can help you to create an effective online presence, build professional networks, and search for jobs. This session will be facilitated by Erika Louie, Campus Recruiter, LinkedIn. NOTE: This workshop is intended for students who have limited knowledge of and/or experience with LinkedIn.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 — 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Effective use of social media is key to job search and career success. Learn how LinkedIn, the professional social networking site, can help you to create an effective online presence, build professional networks, and search for jobs. . This session will be facilitated by Erika Louie, Campus Recruiter, LinkedIn. NOTE: This workshop is intended for students who have some experience using LinkedIn.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Employer information session for Graduating Students in Engineering. Co-op students are welcome to learn more about AMEC NSS; however, this session will focus on the Graduate Trainee Program.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

Employer information session for Co-op Students: Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Software Engineering, and Systems Design Engineering.

Thursday, October 4, 2012 — 10:00 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Learn how to manage your references, create bibliographies, and format your papers in a variety of citation styles using RefWorks, a web-based citation software freely available to all Waterloo students, faculty, and staff.

Thursday, October 4, 2012 — 11:00 to 12:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

Interested in a career in academia or research? This workshop will show you how to prepare an effective curriculum vitae and cover letter.

Thursday, October 4, 2012 — 1:45 PM to 3:15 PM EDT

Would you like to create a map for your course assignment or research project but don’t know where to start? This workshop will teach you the basics with the popular Esri ArcGIS Desktop 10 program. You will learn how to add GIS data, how to create simple maps, and where to find GIS data and resources.

Thursday, October 4, 2012 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Employer information session for Co-op and Graduating Students in: Management Engineering, Engineering, Economics, and Business.

Thursday, October 4, 2012 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Lecture by Heather Andreas, Dalhousie University ­ Nova Scotia

 

Thursday, October 4, 2012 — 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

Knowing your skills and abilities AND being able to clearly and confidently convey them to employers is critical to your success in the employment process. Learn how to identify and articulate your strengths and discover potential areas of growth. You will also devise a plan to enhance these skills.

Thursday, October 4, 2012 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Come out and hear from our expert employer panel on such topics as résumés, interview techniques, work search strategies and workplace integrity and success. Bring your own questions too! Participating employers include Desire2Learn, Electronic Arts, Enflick, and Economical Insurance.

Thursday, October 4, 2012 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Employer information session for Co-op and Graduating Students in: Accounting, Electrical Engineering, Management Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

Thursday, October 4, 2012 — 6:45 PM EDT

Arriscraft Lecture Series – Architecture Outside the Lines – investigates the edge of professional architecture, where architects, clients, planners, and other participants in the building world talk about particular aspects of their work outside of the conventional boundaries of the architectural profession. 

Thursday, October 4, 2012 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

Employer information session for Co-op Students in: Computer Science, Computing and Financial Management, and Engineering.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 — 10:00 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

In this hands-on session, you will learn advanced search strategies for effectively locating books, journal articles, and internet resources. Discover how to make better use of your time and find good sources for your papers and assignments.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 — 11:30 to 13:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

Employer information session for Co-op and Graduating Students in: Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, and Software Engineering.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 — 11:30 to 16:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

View live talks through a weblink on October 9, 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. or afterwards. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/laurier-career-centre

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Learn how to automate your searches for new and relevant research by having search results and journal tables of contents sent to you on a regular basis. Find out about the alerting services available in Web of Science and CSA databases, RSS feeds, and the Library’s search tool, Primo.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Lecture featuring Prof. Jian Yang Associate Professor of Finance The Business School, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA

Credit Risk Spillovers among Financial Institutions around the Global Credit Crisis: Firm-Level Evidence

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 — 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

Employer information session for Co-op Students in: Accounting, Actuarial Science, Applied Health Science, Arts, Business, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Computing and Financial Management, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Geological Engineering, Management Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Nanotechnology, Pharmacy, Science, Software Engineering, Statistics, and Systems Design Engineering.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Employer information session for Co-op and Graduating Students in: Software Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Computer Engineering.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

Employer information session for Co-op and Graduating Students in: Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Software Engineering.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 — 11:30 to 13:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT

Employer information session for Co-op and Graduating Students in: Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 — 12:00 to 13:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Learn about Ontario's Faculty of Education application process. Topics include how to prepare an effective application, general requirements, and information on the TEAS process.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 — 12:30 to 13:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

"Duo Antik"

Justyna Szajna, piano 
Lance Ouellette, violin

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Employer information session for Co-op and Graduating Students in Engineering.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

Employer information session for Co-op and Graduating Students in Engineering.

Thursday, October 11, 2012 — 11:30 to 13:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT

Employer information session for Co-op and Graduating Students in Computer Engineering.

Thursday, October 11, 2012 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Proper etiquette is crucial to a successful job search - and to your career.

This workshop covers dining etiquette as well as appropriate behaviour at interviews, employer receptions, and other networking activities.

Thursday, October 11, 2012 — 3:30 PM to Friday, October 12, 2012 — 6:00 PM EDT to Fri, 10/12/2012 - 18:00

Nanotechnology is a key enabling technology and a driver of Ontario's priority economic sectors. The 3rd annual nano ontario Conference builds on the successful 2010 and 2011 events and brings together an outstanding group of keynote speakers ­  all leaders in their fields ­ and participants coming from the academic, industry and government research, development and innovation communities to discuss advances, successes and challenges in nanotechnology.

Thursday, October 11, 2012 — 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EDT

Employer information session for Co-op and Graduating Students in: Systems Design Engineering, Software Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Computer Engineering.

Thursday, October 11, 2012 — 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Dr. André Roy cordially invites alumni, friends, faculty and students for this annual celebration of the Faculty of Environment and its amazing alumni.  Meet with old friends and professors, discover who will win the prestigious 2012 Alumni Achievement Award and enjoy a special presentation by guest speaker, author and eco-activist Tzeporah Berman.
Thursday, October 11, 2012 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Come out to "Delicious Food, Student Budget," a Roundtable event hosted by the Waterloo Banking Project. Share and hear ideas about good and healthy food on a student budget!

Thursday, October 11, 2012 — 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

Employer information session for Co-op and Graduating Students in: Systems Design Engineering, Software Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Computer Engineering.

Thursday, October 11, 2012 — 7:30 PM EDT
Come out and watch the Waterloo Warriors Men's Hockey Team take on the Laurier Golden Hawks in our home opener for the season!
Friday, October 12, 2012 — 10:00 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Learn to navigate the world of government information!  Improve your government documents searching skills and ability to find various formats of government publications. Discover how to access Canadian federal and Ontario provincial government paper and electronic documents.

Friday, October 12, 2012 — 11:00 to 13:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

The Office of Research is hosting a TUITA Asscessory sale on Friday. Their will be several accessories on desplay for purchase, with a portion of the total sales going to the United Way.

Friday, October 12, 2012 — 11:30 to 13:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

Catch Pebble Founder Eric Migicovsky during his Tech Talk at The University of Waterloo, co-hosted by Waterloo Co-Operative Education.

Hear how this Waterloo alum's Velocity project became a $10 million startup and Kickstarter's most funded venture of all time. We're looking for talented engineers and developers during this event. If you know folks who are in Waterloo this Friday, pass it along!

Friday, October 12, 2012 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Speaker: Gary Klassen

Engineering, problem solving and product development is often more creative than engineering organizations like to admit and the great ideas that lead to key innovations often don't look so great at first.  I'd like to share some of my experiences with what it takes to move ideas from concept to product within existing organizations and the ways the organizations can build environments where ideas thrive.

Friday, October 12, 2012 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Lecture featuring Joshua Knobe, Yale University Title of Talk: "Person as Scientist, Person as Moralist"

Event Co-hosted by: 2012 Gudrun & Hari Sharma Lecture

Saturday, October 13, 2012 — 8:00 AM to 11:30 PM EDT

Employer event for Co-op and Graduating Students in: Mechatronics Engineering, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, and Systems Design Engineering.

Please register and check out https://sap.interviewstreet.com/challenges/ for more information.

Saturday, October 13, 2012 — 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
The IS 2012 Reunion Steering Committeee is meeting now to increase our contacts with alumni and to plan outstanding events for the IS 2012 Reunion.

Saturday, October 13, 2012 — 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM EDT
Explore the exciting field of engineering through this special event for girls!  Meet women currently studying engineering, learn about some of the amazing things women engineers are doing, and participate in a cool hands-on activity.  GoEngGirl is an exciting opportunity for Grade 7 - 10 girls across Ontario to visit their local university to learn about the wonderful world of engineering: "A Caring Profession".
Saturday, October 13, 2012 — 2:00 PM EDT
Waterloo's Women's Hockey team takes on Toronto in their Home Opener at RIM Park.
Sunday, October 14, 2012 — 8:45 AM to Thursday, October 18, 2012 — 5:00 PM EDT to Thu, 10/18/2012 - 17:00

ICANN 45 is a high-level meeting of key Internet policy decision-makers from around the world to help define the future of the Internet and how it will be governed.

Attendance is free! Be a part of the future of the Internet and get involved!

Monday, October 15, 2012 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

How do you promote a deep approach to learning in your courses?

The session leaders will facilitate a discussion on ways to encourage students to take a deep approach to learning and will present some activities from our Instructor Resources Repository in LEARN and demonstrate how they can be used, reused and modified to meet the learning outcomes of your course. You will have the opportunity to share ideas for developing a blended learning activity for your course.

Monday, October 15, 2012 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

The notion of the “flipped classroom” has been surfacing in teaching and learning listservs and publications for the last couple of years. The term  refers to courses where the traditional components (lectures and  homework) are reversed; that is, course content is delivered outside of class time (for example, via lectures delivered as podcasts or screencasts) leaving class time free for active learning activities (such as discussions, debates, demonstrations, and so on).

Monday, October 15, 2012 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Employer information session for Graduating Students in: Actuarial Science, Business, Computer Science, and Engineering.

Monday, October 15, 2012 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

Employer information session for Co-op and Graduating Students in Engineering.

Monday, October 15, 2012 — 8:30 PM EDT

Global Youth Volunteer Network is an international, grass-roots organization working to educate and mobilize young people towards making positive change.

This year, we will be hosting four volunteer abroad trips to Mizoram, India, Northern Saskatchewan, and Morocco. You will travel with a team of 11-15 members for the entire month of May!  We are also offering a two week trip to Venezuela at the end of August. If you are interested in volunteering and connecting with new people around the world, then these trips are for you!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 — 10:00 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Learn how to automate your searches for new and relevant research by having search results and journal tables of contents sent to you on a regular basis. Find out about the alerting services available in Web of Science and CSA databases, RSS feeds, and the Library’s search tool, Primo.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 — 10:00 to 15:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT

TBA

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 — 11:00 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Join us for the grand opening of the new home of the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus. Feridun Hamdullahpur, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Waterloo, and Douglas Peers, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, invite you to an open house celebration including building tours and digital media displays for the new Stratford Campus.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 — 12:00 to 13:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

The spring of 2012 witnessed the first graduating class of Bachelor of Knowledge Integration (BKI) Program.  Students in the BKI program are expected to engage meaningfully in an area of concentration that may lie within a discipline anywhere on campus.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 — 12:00 to 13:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Are you interested in pursuing your Master of Social Work? Have some questions that need to be answered? Join us on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 in the Dunker Family Lounge at Renison University College.

Representatives from various Master of Social Work programs (including Renison's own School of Social Work representatives) will be presenting information regarding MSW program overviews, admission processes, and admission requirements for their respective schools.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 — 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EDT

Employer information session for Co-op Students in: Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Economics, Computing and Financial Management, Computer Science, Business, Arts, and Accounting.

  

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Employer information session for Graduating Students in: Business, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Software Engineering.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

How can we determine if students are taking a deep or surface approach to their understanding of the course material we deliver?  Are our students digging deep or skimming the surface of their learning? Furthermore, how do our students know for themselves if they are developing lasting understanding of key concepts? In this workshop we will discuss some definitions of deep, surface and strategic approaches to learning as presented in the literature. We will then introduce and consider some methods and tools that can be used to effectively measure student learning.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Employer information session for Co-op and Graduating Students in: Systems Design Engineering, Statistics, Software Engineering, Engineering, Economics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Business.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 — 6:00 PM EDT

"Last Call at the Oasis" is a documentary film which presents a powerful argument for why the global water crisis will be the central issue facing our world this century. It illuminates the vital role water plays in our lives, exposing the defects in the current system and depicting communities already struggling with its ill-effects. This film was originally released in May 2012 to only a select number of theatres.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

Employer information session for Graduating Students in: Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Computer Engineering.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

Employer information session for Co-op and Graduating Students in: Software Engineering, and Computer Engineering.

Thursday, October 18, 2012 — 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Nothing aids one's intellectual development, so much as a period of independent study Kropotkin (1899). Independence is not the absence of guidance, but the outcome of a process of learning that enables learners to work with such guidance as they wish to take Knight (1996)

Thursday, October 18, 2012 — 1:45 PM to 3:15 PM EDT

Interested in making an interactive map to showcase your study or research locations online but don’t know how to start? This workshop will show how easy it is to create an interactive map online. You will learn how to import a CSV file into Google Drive and display it on ArcGIS.com.

Thursday, October 18, 2012 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Employer information session for Co-op and Graduating Students in: Statistics, Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Computer Engineering.

Thursday, October 18, 2012 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Employer information session for Co-op and Graduating Students in Actuarial Science.

Thursday, October 18, 2012 — 6:45 PM EDT

Arriscraft Lecture Series – ARCHITECTURE OUTSIDE THE LINES – investigates the edge of professional architecture, where architects, clients, planners, and other participants in the building world talk about particular aspects of their work outside of the conventional boundaries of the architectural profession. In considering this work, by some of the remarkable individuals engaged in new forms of architecture and new forms of architectural enterprise – all in the Greater Toronto Area – the series mounts a constructive critique of the detached, professional model of architectural practice. It is intent on seeing what might happen next – in building, in engineering, in development, and in design. 

Thursday, October 18, 2012 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Photo of Brazil Ambassador

WATERLOO'S PREMIER FORUM FOR GLOBAL AFFAIRS

Organized by the University of Waterloo, presented at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, CIGI Campus

H.E. Ambassador Piragibe Dos Santos Tarragô, Ambassador of Brazil to Canada, will present a lecture entitled, "Brazil and its Prospects for the Future". 

Tickets, visit http://ambbrazil.eventbrite.ca or call 519-885-2444, ext. 7379. 

Thursday, October 18, 2012 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

Employer information session for Graduating Students in Engineering.

Thursday, October 18, 2012 — 7:30 PM EDT

Global Youth Volunteer Network is an international, grass-roots organization working to educate and mobilize young people towards making positive change.

This year, we will be hosting four volunteer abroad trips to Mizoram, India, Northern Saskatchewan, and Morocco. You will travel with a team of 11-15 members for the entire month of May!  We are also offering a two week trip to Venezuela at the end of August. If you are interested in volunteering and connecting with new people around the world, then these trips are for you!

Friday, October 19, 2012 — 10:00 to 15:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT

TBA

Friday, October 19, 2012 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Jeffery Donaldson is an Associate Professor in the English department at
McMaster University, where he teaches poetry and American literature along with learner-based Inquiry in the Humanities.  Author of four volumes of poetry, he has recently completed his ten year labour of love, Missing
Link:  the Evolution of Metaphor and the Metaphor of Evolution.  He has
taught Inquiry at McMaster since the late 1990s, a course in which he has sought to bring the powers of metaphoric mind and associative thinking to multidisciplinary studies.

Saturday, October 20, 2012 — 4:00 PM EDT

Public lecture by Claire Kramsch (UC Berkeley), University of Waterloo 2012 Honorary Doctor of Letters

Sunday, October 21, 2012 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Sunday, October 21: Understanding the Feminine in our Scriptures, 3-5 PM

Saturday, November 10: Examining the social and cultural meaning of the feminine in our scriptures, 3-5 PM

Saturday, December 1: Reclaiming the Feminine in our Faith Traditions, 3-5 PM

Monday, October 22, 2012 — 8:00 AM to Friday, October 26, 2012 — 3:00 PM EDT to Fri, 10/26/2012 - 15:00

The Centre for Extended Learning will be holding 50/50 draw this week with all proceeds going to the United Way Kitchener Waterloo & Area.

Tickets are $2 each, or 3 for $5.

Stop by the lunch/breakroom at CEL or see Valerie in CEL (extension 34935) to buy tickets.

Monday, October 22, 2012 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Roy Weber, Business Advisor with the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre, will explain best strategies and steps on how to successfully start your own business. Bring your great ideas!

Monday, October 22, 2012 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

The current job market requires an assertive approach to finding work. Increase your chances of success by practising key communication strategies. NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart for details.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 — 10:30 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
Dr. Michael Rosbash
The Gairdner Foundation is dedicated to recognizing the world’s most creative and accomplished biomedical scientists. Grade 10-12 high school students are invited to hear Dr. Rosbash, recipient of the 2012 Canada Gairdner International Award, speak about his research and discovery concerning the biological clock responsible for circadian rhythms.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
Dr. Michael Rosbash
The Gairdner Foundation is dedicated to recognizing the world’s most creative and accomplished biomedical scientists. The University and local community are invited to join Dr. Rosbash, recipient of the 2012 Canada Gairdner International Award, for this free presentation on his pioneering discoveries concerning the biological clock responsible for circadian rhythms.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Angela Roorda, Research Development Officer in the Faculty of Arts, will review the main parts of the typical grant or fellowship application, discuss how the adjudication process works and what that means for you, and suggest strategies to help you pitch your project to your best advantage.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Attend this session to find out how your interests relate to specific career opportunities. NOTE: There is a materials charge of $10.00 payable at the Centre for Career Action prior to the session. Once you have registered and paid, you will be given information on how to complete the Strong Interest Inventory online. The online test must be completed at least 2 business days prior to the workshop.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 — 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 — 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

This Information Session will cover the following:

- Admission Requirements
- Admission Process
- BSW Academic and Field Education Program

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 — 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Featuring Dr. Jason Blackstock, Institute for Science, Innovation and Society University of Oxford

The struggle to halt the buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has been the defining issue of climate politics for the last two decades. But even as the search continues for an international framework to effectively constrain global carbon emissions, the landscape of interconnected issues crowding the climate agenda is rapidly evolving:

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 — 7:30 PM EDT

Global Youth Volunteer Network is an international, grass-roots organization working to educate and mobilize young people towards making positive change.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 — 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

Mitacs Step teaches you essential skills required to succeed in your future career. Note: Please register at www.mitacs.ca for these workshops by clicking on "seminars & workshops". NOTE: This workshop is open only to Masters and PhD students and Post Docs. NOTE: Please register at www.mitacs.ca by clicking on "seminars & workshops".

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 — 10:30 to 12:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

Two-session workshop: attend the first session to learn about your personality type and preferences for learning and decision making. In the second session, discover how to apply your MBTI type to explore potential careers. NOTE: There is a materials charge of $10.00 payable at the Centre for Career Action prior to the session. Once you have registered and paid, you will be given information on how to complete the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) online. The online test must be completed at least 2 business days prior to the workshop.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 — 12:00 to 13:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

The GRE is required for admission to some graduate and MBA programs. This webinar will focus on the format, timing, and scoring of the GRE. You will see examples of the most common types of questions and learn some great test-day strategies. Presented by a GRE Kaplan instructor.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 — 12:30 to 13:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Canadian Music for Saxophone & Piano

Willem Moolenbeek, saxophone
Cheryl Duvall, piano

Three works for tenor saxophone and piano by Clare Stewart, Leonard Enns and Boyd McDonald

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 — 12:30 to 13:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Canadian Music for Saxophone & Piano.  Works by Leonard Enns, Boyd McDonald, and E. Clare Stewart performed by Willem Moolenbeek (saxophone) and Cheryl Duvall (piano).

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Learn about what to consider when applying to graduate programs.

Topics include GPA, pre-requisites, admission tests and exam scores, funding, research experience, letter of intent, and reference letters.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 — 5:00 PM to Thursday, October 25, 2012 — 6:00 PM EDT to Thu, 10/25/2012 - 18:00

Join the Student Success Office and the Student Technology Team in a discussion about what students would like to see in mobile applications for Waterloo - to enhance the student experience.

Tell us what features you would like to see and share good examples. At this session you will have the opportunity to try out a couple of sample applications.

P.S. You don't need to be a techy to attend. The focus will be on features and user experience rather than app development.

Hope you can join us.

Student Success Office
Multi-purpose room
5-6pm

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

Waterloo Lecture
Of Chapbooks, Artists and Writers
Judith Miller

Stratford Public Library
19 St. Andrew St., Stratford, ON

www.stratfordcampus.uwaterloo.ca

Contact: Brandi Gillett bgillett@uwaterloo.ca
 

Thursday, October 25, 2012 — 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

Mitacs Step teaches you essential skills required to succeed in your future career. Note: Please register at www.mitacs.ca for these workshops by clicking on "seminars & workshops". NOTE: This workshop is open only to Masters and PhD students and Post Docs. NOTE: Please register at www.mitacs.ca by clicking on "seminars & workshops".

Thursday, October 25, 2012 — 8:00 AM to Friday, October 26, 2012 — 3:00 PM EDT to Fri, 10/26/2012 - 15:00

The Centre for Extended Learning is hosting a 50/50 Draw in support of the uWaterloo United Way Campaign.

Tickets are only 1 for $2 or 3 for $5.  Stop by the Centre for Extended Learning at 335 Gage Street, Kitchener to get your ticket and support this great cause.

Thursday, October 25, 2012 — 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

The Office of Research will being having a Baked Goods sale fund raiser for the United Way on Thursday, October 25th, from 8:30 to 12:30 on the first floor Needles Hall.  A table will be setup just outside the Office of Research front door at the bottom on the stairs.

Thursday, October 25, 2012 — 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

Faculty and staff will be wearing orange t-shirts to show their support for uWaterloo's Mental Health Wellness Day, Thursday, Oct. 25. The purpose is to show students Waterloo is a caring community where you can talk about mental health concerns and that Waterloo has the resources to help you.

Thursday, October 25, 2012 — 12:00 to 13:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Your graduate studies can lead to many satisfying careers outside academia. Learn how to transfer your skills from an academic to a business or government environment. Plus, discover how to successfully use your network.

Thursday, October 25, 2012 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

On Thursday, October 25th, 2012, Dr. Martin Moskovits, Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will deliver a lecture titled Putting Plasmons to Work: Electronic and Solar Conversion Opportunities.

This lecture is free and open to the public!

Thursday, October 25, 2012 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

Speaker:  Mark B. Brown, California State University, Sacramento Talk:  "Who Speaks for the Global Climate? Institutional Pluralism and Democratic Representation".

Thursday, October 25, 2012 — 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

Part of the Reading Series at St Jeromes -- our theme for this year, Metaphoriment, where science meets literature, where metaphor meets experiment. All readings are free and open to the public. Shane Neilson is a doctor and a poet in Guelph, Ontario. Complete Physical was nominated for the Trillium Poetry Award in 2011, and his latest book is Gunmetal Blue: A Memoir.

Friday, October 26, 2012 — 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

Mitacs Step teaches you essential skills required to succeed in your future career. Note: Please register at www.mitacs.ca for these workshops by clicking on "seminars & workshops". NOTE: This workshop is open only to Masters and PhD students and Post Docs. NOTE: Please register at www.mitacs.ca by clicking on "seminars & workshops".

Friday, October 26, 2012 — 11:00 to 12:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

Planning your career and identifying your skills don't have to be overwhelming processes. Get some simple and practical steps that you can implement now to begin preparing for your academic or non-academic career.

NOTE: This workshop is open only to Masters and PhD students and Post Docs.

Friday, October 26, 2012 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

Featuring Dr. J.C. Blokhuis, Assistant Professor, Social Development Studies, this talk will examine the question: How have judges interpreting and applying the Parens Patriae doctrine in the distinct constitutional contexts of Canada, the US, and the UK conceptualised public educational duties and the corresponding education rights of children?

Friday, October 26, 2012 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Join Dr. Jennifer Lynes, Director, Environment and Business, as she discusses how to develop a good elevator pitch, with topics such as green marketing and advertising. She will also be going through an exercise of creating your own pitch for an idea, and how to effectively present it to your audience.

Friday, October 26, 2012 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Speaker:  Mark B. Brown, California State University, Sacramento

Title of Talk:  "What Does It Mean to Politicize Science? " Co-hosted by:  Science and Technology in Society Collaboration

Saturday, October 27, 2012 — 10:00 to 16:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
This free event is the result of a collaborative effort that brings together activities from all science departments to introduce the wonders of science to kids of all ages!   Erin Bresser science@uwaterloo.ca
Saturday, October 27, 2012 — 12:00 PM to Sunday, October 28, 2012 — 12:00 AM EDT to Sun, 10/28/2012 - 00:00

The University of Waterloo's Club That Really Likes Anime is celebrating its twentieth year with public screenings of anime dedicated to the history and growth of the anime culture. Anime ranging from the famous to the niche, this event will include a cosplay cafe, games, anime-themed activities, tournaments, contests, music, food, and family-friendly fun. Open to the public, and free admission.

Saturday, October 27, 2012 — 5:00 PM EDT
Women's Volleyball Home Opener VS. Ottawa. Come out with your residence and win some Halloween prizes for being the best dressed fan out there!
Saturday, October 27, 2012 — 7:00 PM EDT
Join alumni from the other colleges “across the creek” for an evening of fun at The Matchmaker. Join us for a pre-curtain reception prior to the show at 7:00 p.m. with Professor Ted McGee from St. Jerome’s University for his take on this classic comedy. Tickets are $75.
Monday, October 29, 2012 — 8:30 AM to Wednesday, October 31, 2012 — 3:00 PM EDT to Wed, 10/31/2012 - 15:00

The Centre for Extended Learning is hosting their annual Silent Auction in support of the uWaterloo 2012 United Way Campaign. More than 15 items are available to the highest bidder including:

LUSCIOUS LUNCH: Come one! Come all!!

Putting a twist on the infamous Management Team catered lunch is this year’s version!  ALL those who are interested have an opportunity to participate and indulge in this feast. Minimum bid of $10 each.

•               An outstanding culinary experience is promised!

•               Lunch to be served on Tuesday, November 13

Monday, October 29, 2012 — 11:30 to 13:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT

The Dean of Arts office and the Arts Undergraduate and Graduate officies will be holding a used book sale and silent auction. All the proceeds will go the United Way Kicthener WAterloo & Area.Prices will range from .50 to 1.00 unless there are some really spectacular finds donated and those will be priced accordingly. If you would like to donate books please drop them off in PAS 2401 with Sherilee.

Monday, October 29, 2012 — 11:30 to 13:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT

The Dean of Arts office and the Arts Undergraduate Office invite you to take part in our United Way Fundraiser on October 29th.  We are holding a used book sale from 11:30am until 1:30pm.  All books will be extremely reasonably priced (.50- 1.00) and at 1:00pm any books left will be reduced to .25!   Our event is being held in PAS2438.  Book donations can be dropped off at PAS2438 the morning of the sale. (no textbooks please, non-academic only).

Monday, October 29, 2012 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

During this two-session workshop, learn how to apply successful networking strategies in your daily life in order to enhance your career opportunities.

NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart for details.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 — 10:30 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Are you ready to unleash your full potential to be successful at work? Learn how to seize every opportunity and turn your work, volunteer, or internship experience into a real experience -establishing strong work connections and networks for on the job, off the job, and after the job is over! Discuss responsibility, motivation, ethical dilemmas, first impressions, organization, reputations, and initiative in your daily life and in the workplace.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 — 12:00 to 13:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Learn best strategies to prepare for your next academic interview and hear from professors about what they are looking for in candidates.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Roy Weber, Business Advisor with the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre, will explain best strategies and steps on how to successfully start your own business. Bring your great ideas!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 — 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

Learn how to improve your performance in the job interview by viewing and discussing taped excerpts of actual interviews. NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart for details.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 — 10:00 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

The workshop provides a hands-on learning environment to explore using RefWorks (or other bibliographic management software) and any research database, with citation tracking and search alert capabilities, to maintain an accurate list of your own publications and track and collect citations of your work. The process will help you to identify the best citation tracking sources for your field, uses multiple sources to ensure all your work is tracked and maximizes citation counts. The workshop does not delve into author focused impact factors (e.g. h-index etc).

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 — 10:00 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Join us for our annual Library Day event! Stop by library locations between 10:00 am - 12:00 pm for refreshments, to say hello to library staff, and to take part in the day's activities. Of special note this year, the Geospatial Centre (located on the 3rd floor of the Dana Porter Library) will be having its public open house during Library Day. Visit the Centre for a range of Halloween and geo-inspired activities!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 — 10:30 to 12:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

In order to receive that job offer, you must prove your skills in the interview. Here is your opportunity to practise and improve.

NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart for details.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 — 12:30 to 13:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

The current job market requires an assertive approach to finding work. Increase your chances of success by learning relevant networking and communication approaches.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 — 12:30 to 13:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

"Courage for Lydia": A program of newly-composed music dedicated to Lydia Herrle and her ongoing recovery.  Music by Carol Ann Weaver & Joanne Bender.

Performed by Meaghan McCracken, flute; Willem Moolenbeek, saxophone; Ben Bolt-Martin, cello; Marianne Wiens, violin; Joanne Bender & Carol Ann Weaver, piano.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Learn how to manage your references, create bibliographies, and format your papers in a variety of citation styles using RefWorks, a web-based citation software freely available to all Waterloo students, faculty, and staff.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 — 5:00 PM EDT

Any five donors who give to the uWaterloo United Way campaign have a chance to win lunch with Feridun Hamdullahpur!

Submit a pledge form to the United Way Office in DC 3620 and be entered to win. For more information visit our website; www.uwaterloo.ca/united-way/

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