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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 — 10:00 to 11:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST

This workshop is your starting point for conducting research at the Library. Learn how to find books, journals, electronic resources and more. Discover hands-on how to locate resources, access course reserves, manage your library account, collect and export references, and set up alerts for search results.

Thursday, January 3, 2013 — 10:00 AM EST to Thursday, August 1, 2013 — 4:00 PM EDT to Thu, 08/01/2013 - 16:00

Free school, camp, club and group tours of the Earth Sciences Museum at the University of Waterloo!

Dinosaurs, a replica mine tunnel and hands on rock, mineral and fossil specimens. 

Book your tour by emailing Corina at corina.mcdonald@uwaterloo.ca or calling 519-888-4567 x35633

Monday, January 7, 2013 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 — 12:30 to 14:30 PM to 2:30 PM EST
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 — 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST

The Interstate Study Day will offer an opportunity for scholars, students and non-specialists to explore Greek and Roman antiquity through presentation and discussion of interdisciplinary work.

If you would like to attend, contact bschneeb@connect.uwaterloo.ca by Dec. 21, 2012

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 — 11:30 to 12:20 AM to 12:20 PM EST
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EST
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 — 8:00 PM EST

The Gustav Bakos Observatory, named in honour of the first astronomer at the University of Waterloo, houses a twelve-inch telescope, which is located on the roof of the Physics building. 

Thursday, January 10, 2013 — 10:30 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
Thursday, January 10, 2013 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EST
Thursday, January 10, 2013 — 4:30 PM to 5:20 PM EST
Thursday, January 10, 2013 — 5:00 PM EST to Wednesday, March 13, 2013 — 8:00 PM EDT to Wed, 03/13/2013 - 20:00

Eight artists who form the Nethermind collective bring their exhibit to the University of Waterloo Art Gallery, ECH 1239

Opening reception Jan. 10, 2013, 5 to 8 p.m.

For more information please contact:

519-888-4567 ext. 36741
uwag.uwaterloo.ca

Thursday, January 10, 2013 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST
Thursday, January 10, 2013 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST

Play an instrument? Like sports? Love playing instruments and watching sports?? Well then, Warriors Band may just be what you're looking for! Come out to the first Warriors Band practice of the term. There are no auditions and some instruments are provided! Don't worry if you can't make it this week, we practice every Thursday! Same time, same place all term. For more info: www.warriorsband.com

Thursday, January 10, 2013 — 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Thursday, January 10, 2013 — 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Thursday, January 10, 2013 — 7:00 PM EST

The new term of orchestra@uwaterloo starts with an open rehearsal.  If you want to play with the orchestra, come on out!  Please register ahead of time on our website http://www.orchestra.uwaterloo.ca/

Friday, January 11, 2013 — 11:30 to 13:30 AM to 1:30 PM EST
Friday, January 11, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EST

Speaker:  Anita Superson (University of Kentucky, Visiting Humphrey Professor at University of Waterloo)
Title of Talk:  Moral Bindingness
Co-host:  Women's Studies

Friday, January 11, 2013 — 4:00 PM to 11:30 PM EST
Sunday, January 13, 2013 — 10:00 to 17:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST
The University of Waterloo is proud to host the FIRST LEGO League's first-ever West Ontario Provincials. This year's challenge is "Senior Solutions", asking students to investigate new ways to help seniors stay independent, engaged, and connected. Winners will compete at the World Championships in St. Louis, Missouri or at one of the International Open Championships (held this year in Germany, Florida, and California).
Monday, January 14, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 — 10:00 to 11:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST

This session provides you with an overview of the Library's resources, locations, and services available to you as a faculty member or graduate student. It includes searching for books, browsing e-journals, selecting and using subject-specific and multidisciplinary databases, accessing articles using Get it @ Waterloo, and discovering who your liaison librarian is and how s/he can help you with your research.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 — 10:30 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 — 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM EST

What do you think of the Student Success Office and Writing Centre websites? Do they have the information and functionality you're looking for? What are we missing and what could we improve on? We want your feedback to help make both of these websites useful and informative for you. We'll even provide you with dinner.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 — 12:00 to 12:00 PM EST
Enjoy a free lunch hosted by your president, deans and other senior administration members.   
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EST

This session provides you with an overview of the Library's resources, locations, and services available to you as a faculty member or graduate student. It includes searching for books, browsing e-journals, selecting and using subject-specific and multidisciplinary databases, accessing articles using Get it @ Waterloo, and discovering who your liaison librarian is and how s/he can help you with your research.

Thursday, January 17, 2013 — 11:30 to 11:30 AM EST

Rick Everdell of OPG will talk about the Niagara Tunnel Project: Planning, design and construction. This recently completed tunnel will divert 500 m3/s of water from upstream of Niagara's Horseshoe Falls to the generating stations in Queenston - a distance of 10.2 km.

All are welcome.

Thursday, January 17, 2013 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST

On Thursday, January 17th 2013, Professor Hongjie Dai from Stanford University will deliver a lecture titled "Novel Materials for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology ". 

This lecture is free and open to the public and reception to follow in QNC 2841.

 

Thursday, January 17, 2013 — 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST

Join YCombinator and YC companies as they share stories on entrepreneurship and the startup lifestyle. Meet the minds behind - A Thinking Ape, Vidyard, SpinPunch, Upverter, Canopy Labs, AeroFS. Food and drinks provided.

Thursday, January 17, 2013 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST

Play an instrument? Like sports? Love playing instruments and
watching sports?? Well then, Warriors Band may just be what you're looking for! Come out to the Warriors Band's weekly practice. There are no auditions and some instruments are provided! Don't worry if you can't make it this week, we practice every Thursday! Same time, same place all term. For more info: www.warriorsband.com

Thursday, January 17, 2013 — 6:45 PM EST

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.

Friday, January 18, 2013 — 2:30 PM EST
Confucius Institute Logo

This program provides an amazing opportunity to explore Chinese language, culture, and society!

If you are interested in learning more come out to our information session where you will find out how to apply and have the opportunity to ask any
questions you might have about the program. Don’t miss out on this unique experience!!

Highlights

Friday, January 18, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Speaker: James Jensen 

How does someone end up making a career of creating exhibits?  Until recently, the paths for most people entering the museum exhibition field have been many and varied – and I’m no exception.  My hope with this discussion is to shed some light on the odd impact various interests and events from childhood to today have led me on this path, and the significant impact that serendipity has played.  Along the way, I’ll be making observations about museums and exhibitions based on my experiences “in the wild”.  And, I hope I’ll be able to shed some light on how the museum and exhibit theory imparted in the KI program reacts when it collides with reality (!).

Saturday, January 19, 2013 — 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EST

The Leadership Starts Here conference is the first of its kind will bring together 150 of Waterloo's student leaders to provide them with the opportunity to engage in individual, group and community development through activities, interactive workshops, networking and an inspirational keynote address.

Monday, January 21, 2013 — 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM EST
Monday, January 21, 2013 — 10:00 to 12:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

In recognition of Alzheimer Awareness Month, the Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP) is pleased to host Living Well with Dementia: public lecture and exhibition.

Living Well with Dementia and Challenging the Myths

Dr. Peter J. Whitehouse, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology, Case Western Reserve University, USA

Monday, January 21, 2013 — 10:00 AM to Friday, January 25, 2013 — 4:00 PM EST to Fri, 01/25/2013 - 16:00
stack of books

Looking for a good read? Renison's annual book sale will be held Monday, January 21, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside the Lusi Wong Library.

The sale continues daily until Friday, Janaury 24.

Proceeds from the book sale will help fund library accessibility enhancements.

Monday, January 21, 2013 — 12:00 to 13:30 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Monday, January 21, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST
Monday, January 21, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST

Building on the standard essay formula, this workshop will provide strategies both for composing unified and persuasive argument paragraphs and for developing a debatable and defensible thesis statement. Creating effective introductory and concluding paragraphs will also be explored.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

To some recruiters, cover letters are more important than resumes. Learn to write letters that highlight your key qualifications and entice the employer to keep reading.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Your resume can make or break your job search. This seminar will deliver step-by-step instructions for developing an outstanding resume.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

This workshop is your starting point for conducting research at the Library. Learn how to find books, journals, electronic resources and more. Discover hands-on how to locate resources, access course reserves, manage your library account, collect and export references, and set up alerts for search results.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 — 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST

Join a student design team!

Whether you're in Engineering, Arts, Applied Health Studies, Environment, Math, or Science, there's a place for you in the Student Design Centre.

While Waterloo's student design teams are primarily focused on engineering design, there are lots of opportunities for students from across the Waterloo campus to get involved, contributing to:

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 — 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST

The Student Design Centre is looking for Waterloo students
from ALL faculties to complement and enhance our student teams. Put your education to use and build your resume with hands-on experience in technical design, business, marketing, accounting, and fundraising. Meet the teams at our upcoming open house on January 22nd (E5-1st floor) and find out which ones are the right fit for you.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EST
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 — 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM EST

What should a Waterloo portal offer? Does uWaterloo need a portal? What should it look like? What should it include? How do you envision using it? The Student Success Office and the Student Technology teams wants to know your thoughts so we can create a useful and dynamic portal for you. Join us to chat: we'll provide dinner and add $10 on your WatCard.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST

Each year, the Arts Student Union invites a guest speaker to give a presentation on a subject of interest to the student body, especially those in the Faculty of Arts. This year we are fortunate and excited to have Susan Cain accept our invitation. She will be speaking along the lines of "Quiet Innovation" and related material to an undergraduate student body.

Topics of Relevance: Organizations, Individuals, Introverts/Extroverts, Students, Workplace environment, Community building, Leadership, Society & Culture

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 — 10:00 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

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, January 23, 2013 — 10:30 to 12:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 — 11:00 to 14:30 AM to 2:30 PM EST
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Topic:  Really Large Service Courses Session 0004

Please join us to discuss challenges and benefits related to teaching really large classes. Each session will involve a round-table discussion and/or a presentation. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 — 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST

Research Matters presents "Life in 2030 - Discuss the future with those who are creating it," a series of free public events in five cities across Ontario. Please register to attend the Kitchener-Waterloo event featuring:

Ajay Heble, University of Guelph "Improvisation will be at the core of sustainable communities and unprecedented change."

Amir Khajepour, University of Waterloo "Vehicles will prevent themselves from crashing."

Donna Kotsopoulos, Wilfrid Laurier University "Mathematics will make the difference between wealth and poverty."

Thursday, January 24, 2013 — 10:00 to 11:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST

Lecture by Mr. Chris Holly, Branch Head, Research &Technology Resource Development, Policy Division, Alberta Energy

Thursday, January 24, 2013 — 10:00 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST

Learn to construct searches that provide the information you need, rather than a million useless hits. In this hands-on session learn advanced techniques to locate books, journal articles, and web resources.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EST
Thursday, January 24, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST
Through discussion and hands-on activities, this session will increase your  understanding of the career decision-making process and put you in a better  position to make appropriate career choices.
Thursday, January 24, 2013 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST

This month the Critical Media Lab will host a series of exciting informal research sharing sessions. Our first CML salon of the Winter 2013 term will feature talks by UW English Professor BETH COLEMAN and UW PhD student STEVE WILCOX.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST
Prepare for professional school interviews by practicing in small groups.  Learn strategies to imp
Thursday, January 24, 2013 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST

Play an instrument? Like sports? Love playing instruments and watching sports?? Well then, Warriors Band may just be what you're looking for! Come out to the Warriors Band's weekly practice. There are no auditions and some instruments are provided! Don't worry if you can't make it this week, we practice every Thursday! Same time, same place all term. For more info visit www.warriorsband.com

Thursday, January 24, 2013 — 6:45 PM EST

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, January 24, 2013 — 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST

Susan Musgrave has been labelled everything from eco-feminist to anti-feminist, from stand-up comedian to poet of doom and gloom, from social and political commentator to wild sea-witch of Canada's northwest coast. Her latest book of poetry is Origami Dove (2011). A new novel, Given, and a book for children, Kiss, Tickle, Cuddle, Hug, were published in 2012. She has published over twenty-five books and has received awards in poetry, fiction, non-fiction, personal essay, children's writing and for her work as an editor.

Friday, January 25, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Speaker: Elissa Cressman, Beyond Borders

Beyond Borders is a three-credit academically centered international
service-learning experience designed to help students develop leadership
skills for a changing global society, become aware of and concerned about
social justice, and gain valuable experience volunteering with development organizations at home and abroad. The program consists of two terms of on-campus course work and one term of volunteer placement abroad.

Friday, January 25, 2013 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST
Monday, January 28, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST

Learn how to turn your first draft into elegant, succinct prose, following several strategies for condensing your sentences without sacrificing the sense. This workshop will also describe effective paraphrasing and summarizing strategies.

Monday, January 28, 2013 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EST
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, January 29, 2013 — 10:30 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
E ective 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 willbe facilitated by Erika Louie, Campus Recruiter, LinkedIn. NOTE: This workshop is intended for students who have limited knowledge of and/or experience with LinkedIn.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST
Knowing your skills and abilities AND being able to clearly and confi dently 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
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST
Explore the impact of culture and intercultural communication in the work  environment and find strategies for success in a different work culture.  This workshop is geared towards students who will go abroad to work  and international students who want to work in Canada
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 — 10:30 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
Are you feeling undecided about a major or thinking of changing your major?  Learn effective steps to find a major that fits with your interests, abilities,  and values
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 — 11:00 to 15:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST

Waterloo Housing department is hosting an Upper-Year Housing Fair on January 30th, 2013. This open house-style event in the Great Hall of the Student Life Centre is bringing over 20 landlords, on-campus residences, and important resource to students! On site will also be the City of Waterloo to help explain some details about the Waterloo Rental Housing Bylaw and how that relates to student accommodations in the city.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 — 12:15 to 13:15 PM to 1:15 PM EST

Food Services wants to know how well they are meeting your on-campus food needs. Come share your thoughts on what kinds of food should be available, what franchises are we missing, if you'd be interested in a roving campus food truck and what they could improve. Share your thoughts over a yummy catered lunch courtesy of Food Services. And we'll even add $10 to your WatCard.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST

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 10.1 program. You will learn how to add GIS data, how to create simple maps, and where to find GIS data and resources.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST

Speaker:  Renée Miller, University of Toronto

Title: Big Data Curation

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EST
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 — 6:00 PM EST
Join webcast host Catherine Burns, director of the university’s newly established Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology and systems design professor, as she discusses novel research and graduate study opportunities in bioengineering and biotechnology.
Thursday, January 31, 2013 — 10:30 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

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.

Thursday, January 31, 2013 — 11:30 to 13:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST

Devon Elliott, PhD Candidate at Western, has been using emerging digital fabrication and 3D technologies for his dissertation work that explores the history of stage magic, as well as in public history projects. He will introduce and demonstrate some of those technologies, and examine ways in which historians might put those technologies to use in their work.

Thursday, January 31, 2013 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Learn how to improve your performance in a job interview by out-preparing your competition and delivering great responses to the toughest questions.

Thursday, January 31, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST
Thursday, January 31, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST

Dr. Prema Kurien
Maxwell School of Syracuse University

This talk focuses on the political mobilization of Indian Americans and contributes to understanding the political incorporation of U.S. immigrants by examining how first- and second-generation immigrants mobilize advocacy organizations around ethnic, pan-ethnic, religious, and party-oriented identities. It also reveals how race and religion interact in complex ways to shape the political integration of immigrants.

Thursday, January 31, 2013 — 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EST

Nora Gould writes from east central Alberta where she ranches with her family and volunteers in wildlife rehabilitation with the Medicine River Wildlife Centre. She graduated from the University of Guelph in 1984 with a degree in veterinary medicine. Her first book of poetry I See my Love more Clearly from a Distance is published by Brick Books. This event generously supported by Brick Books and St Jerome's. The reading is free and open to the public.

Thursday, January 31, 2013 — 6:00 PM EST
Join webcast host Duane Cronin, executive director for the Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research and mechanical and mechatronics professor, as he explores exciting research opportunities in automotive engineering within the university’s expanding lab and testing facilities.
Thursday, January 31, 2013 — 6:45 PM EST

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. 

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