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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

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

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 — 5:00 PM EST to Tuesday, April 2, 2013 — 7:00 PM EDT to Tue, 04/02/2013 - 19:00

Do you want to learn Turkish? Join the Turkish class for beginners.

Class starts Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. and takes place every Tuesday. For registration and info, email : tsawaterloo@gmail.com

Class schedule is subject to change according to students's availability. Class is open to everyone who is interested.

Friday, March 1, 2013 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Professor Eric Jennings will talk about The Alps in Indochina, or a Case of Colonial Cloning.

This paper draws on Dr. Jennings's most recent book, Imperial Heights: Dalat and the Making and Undoing of France in Indochina.

Friday, March 1, 2013 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Cross Cultural Insights from teaching Chinese Traditional Culture

With visiting professor Wang Xiaohua

Dr. Xiaohua will discuss teaching practices for curses in Chinese Traditional Culture, with an ultimate goal to enhance intercultural communications and mutual understanding.

Light refreshments will be served.

 

 

Friday, March 1, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Knowledge integration across disciplinary, cultural and geographic divides

Speaker:  Yu-Ling Cheng

Friday, March 1, 2013 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST

Competitors from the Faculty of Mathematics will have 1 static slide and 3 minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their graduate
research to a non-specialist audience. Winners of the faculty-based 3MT heats will advance to the university-wide 3MT finals, March 27, 2013. It's free! It's fun! All are welcome to attend.

Friday, March 1, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EST

Visiting Humphrey Professor in Feminist Philosophy at uWloo

Speaker: Anita Superson (University of Kentucky) 

Title of Talk: "Honky Tonk Women: The Right to Bodily Autonomy and Prostitution" Co-hosted with Women's Studies

Friday, March 1, 2013 — 7:00 PM to Saturday, March 2, 2013 — 11:45 PM EST to Sat, 03/02/2013 - 23:45

The Fusion Conference Team is proud to present Fusion Conference 2013 "Ignite Your Passion: The Driving Force Behind Business", currently scheduled for Friday March 1st, 2013 and Saturday March 2nd, 2013.

This years theme explores the diverse motivations that drive students and businesses to achieve their goals and realize their potential.

Explore. Discover. Connect.

Friday, March 1, 2013 — 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST

Author of Emerging Evangelicals: Faith, Modernity, and the Desire for Authenticity (2011) and Words upon the Word: An Ethnography of an Evangelical Bible Study (2009).

In his fieldwork with the Emerging Church movement, Dr. Bielo was struck by the hope and redemptive power these individuals and communities invested in intentional relocation and settlement in specific places and neighbourhoods.

Friday, March 1, 2013 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST

St. Jerome's Bridges Lecture Series presents:

"In time & out of tune: Some perspectives on consonance and dissonance"

Speakers: Ian Quinn, Yale (Music) Thomas Ivey, College of Charleston (Mathematics)

Friday, March 1, 2013 — 11:59 PM EST

We invite you to enter Statistics Contest 2012/13 to invent and design your own approach to master the concepts of probability and statistics presented in our university courses STAT 230 and 231.

This contest seeks to generate new, outside-the-box ideas for presenting, understanding and participating with the concepts underlying basic probability and statistics courses.

Saturday, March 2, 2013 — 10:00 to 14:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST

The University of Waterloo Brain Bee, hosted by the Department of Kinesiology, is a competition for students in grades 9 through 12 in the Region of Waterloo. Competitors answer questions about the brain and neuroscience, with the winner proceeding to the national brain bee competition.

Monday, March 4, 2013 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Are you confused by what to buy at the supermarket and looking for ideas on how to put simple but tasty meals on the table?

If so, you're not alone: research shows that most Canadians struggle with making healthier food choices in the grocery store.

Monday, March 4, 2013 — 12:00 to 13:30 PM to 1:30 PM EST

Research has shown that students are motivated to learn when they perceive course concepts and theories to be relevant to real-life. Providing students with opportunities to apply concepts and theories learned through coursework is an excellent way to help make course content more meaningful and more easily understood. Experiential learning can help expose and clear up misconceptions, and can facilitate the transfer of classroom learning to problem-solving in different contexts.

Monday, March 4, 2013 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST

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.

Monday, March 4, 2013 — 2:30 PM EST

Ilana Landsberg-Lewis is fiercely dedicated to the lives of the women and girls she serves. Her lifelong commitment to equity, social justice, racial inclusiveness and progressive causes is evident in every step of her personal and professional path.

Tuesday, March 5, 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.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 — 10:30 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

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.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 — 12:00 to 13:30 PM to 1:30 PM EST

Speaker’s panel: faculty members in attendance. Learn best strategies to prepare for your next academic interview and hear from professors about what they are looking for in candidates

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST

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).

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST

Two-session workshop: attend the fi rst 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. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST

A screencast is a way of delivering key content to your students via a narrated video. A screencast differs from, and is more effective than, a videotaped lecture because a screencast focuses not on the presenter but rather on his or her material (such as PowerPoint slides, images, or other digital media). Screencasts can benefit students in two ways.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST

Competitors from the Faculty of Appliled Health Sciences will have 1 static slide and 3 minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their graduate research to a non-specialist audience. Winners of the
faculty-based 3MT heats will advance to the university-wide 3MT finals, March 27, 2013. It's free! It's fun! All are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST

Prepare for the pharmacy admission interview (standard & MMI). Learn about the interview process, strategies to improve your performance and tips on how to handle common admission questions. A practise standard interview and MMI will be held within the workshop. This workshop is sponsored by the UW Pre-Pharmacy Club.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST

Join the students from the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus as they discuss their experiences in the ground breaking new program, the Master of Digital Experience Innovation.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 — 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM EST

Session 0009 - This six-hour workshop introduces the principles of sound course design to faculty and teaching staff with little or no prior teaching experience running courses of their own. By the end of the session, participants will have considered learning outcomes, assessments, activities and their alignment in disciplinary and logistical contexts.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 — 10:30 to 12:30 AM to 12:30 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 career choices.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 — 10:30 to 12:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Gain an overview of how to use social media to conduct employer/industry research and build connections. Discuss effective social media branding tips and netiquette on popular platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Google+

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 — 12:00 to 12:50 PM to 12:50 PM EST

The University of Waterloo is pleased to participate in the Kitchener Public Library's (KPL) Ideas and Issues Lecture Series. Each week at 12 noon, a 50-minute lecture is presented by University of Waterloo professors, alternating with Wilfrid Laurier University professors. Pre-registration is not required to participate and there is no charge for participants.

The 2012-2013 lecture series will be held at:

Forest Heights Community Library

251 Fischer-Hallman Road

Kitchener, ON  N2M 4X8

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Become a power RefWorks user! If you are already using RefWorks and Write N Cite but you would like to take better advantage of these powerful tools, this workshop is for you.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Session 0006

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, March 6, 2013 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST

Explore health-related career options beyond practicing medicine as an MD, pharmacist, or optometrist. While this event is geared to Science and Applied Health Sciences students, all students are welcome.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 — 7:00 PM EST

Come join for a special community screening of Status Quo?, a new documentary by Karen Cho, offered to chapters of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW).

The film addresses the issue of feminism in modern Canadian society by taking a hard look at three key concerns – violence against women, access to abortion and universal childcare. By opening the film with a look back at our history, Cho begins with the assumption that feminism has shaped the society we live in, but then questions just how far we’ve come.

Thursday, March 7, 2013 — 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

As a game player in this innovative approach to self-assessment, you will gain insights into your interests, values, abilities, and personality as they relate to your career decision making. During the game, you will develop a Career Profile to assist you in better understanding who you are and what you want in the world of work. 

Thursday, March 7, 2013 — 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM EST

Session 0010 - This six-hour workshop introduces the principles of sound course design to faculty and teaching staff with little or no prior teaching experience running courses of their own. By the end of the session, participants will have considered learning outcomes, assessments, activities and their alignment in disciplinary and logistical contexts.

Thursday, March 7, 2013 — 10:00 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST

This workshop provides you with an overview of the Statistics Canada website, including effective techniques for uncovering the vast amount of statistical information available.

Thursday, March 7, 2013 — 10:00 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 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.

Thursday, March 7, 2013 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Designed specifically for staff who want to expand their knowledge and/or enhance their work opportunities, this seminar will inform attendees about program options, admission requirements, the application process, as well as the staff tuition benefit.

Thursday, March 7, 2013 — 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST

As a game player in this innovative approach to self assessment, you will gain insights into your interests, values, abilities, and personality as they relate to your career decision making. During the game, you will develop a Career Profi le to help you better understand who you are and what you want in the world of work. 

Thursday, March 7, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST

SPEAKER:   Maneesh Agrawala, University of California, Berkeley

TITLE:        Storytelling Tools

ROOM:       DC 1302

Thursday, March 7, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM EST

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, March 7, 2013 — 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EST

Brian Henderson is the author of 10 collections of poetry, one of which, Nerve Language (Pedlar Press 2007), was a finalist for the Governor General's Award. His latest, Sharawadji (Brick Books), was released in May 2011. He has published articles, reviews, and poetry in many literary magazines, has a PhD in Canadian Literature and is the director of WLUPress. The reading is free and all are welcome. We are grateful for the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and St Jerome's University.

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

Seminar Series: "Observations and Free Inquiries"

Thursday, March 7, 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 information, please visit: www.warriorsband.com

Follow Us! @UW_WarriorsBand

 

Thursday, March 7, 2013 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST

The University of Waterloo Finance Association will be hosting the 5th Annual Economic Discussion Panel.

This year, a panel of industry professionals and local professors will speak and undoubtedly foster an educated discussion on the intricacies of the global economy and current state of international markets.

This event promises to be one that is both thought provoking as well as informative on how the views of academia and the industry both interconnect and diverge.

Friday, March 8, 2013 — 10:00 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
CTE702 Encouraging Deep Approaches to Learning through Universal Design   As instructors, we strive to provide students with the opportunity to move beyond simply memorizing what will “be on the test” and to think critically about what and how they are learning. By applying the principles of universal design, we can design instruction that not only encourages these deeper approaches to learning but, most importantly, enhances learning for all learners.
Friday, March 8, 2013 — 10:00 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Session 0001

Friday, March 8, 2013 — 11:00 to 16:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST

Did you know that pharmacists are the medication experts, and so much more?

Friday, March 8, 2013 — 11:30 to 15:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST

Come out to SLC (Great Hall) on Friday March 8th between 12pm - 3pm to learn more about health education and lifestyle options.

The Canadian Association of Pharmacy Students and Interns (CAPSI) is hosting a Health and Wellness Fair as part of our Pharmacist Awareness Week (PAW) to raise awareness for the pharmacy profession.

On Friday March 8, 2013 from 12pm - 3pm, health advocacy groups and student group booths will be set up in the Great Hall in SLC promoting a healthy lifestyle and providing health education.

Friday, March 8, 2013 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

You are invited to hear Dr. Lynne Taylor, Associate Professor in the history department, tell us the story of these children.

Friday, March 8, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Talk to the Hand (And the Rest of the Body While You're at It)

In a hyper-connected world drowning in information and distraction, how do you connect to create breakthrough moments? Breakthroughs that spark questions, help people understand their world better, engage with it and best of all - have some laughs along the way? In a talk as interactive as where he works, Kevin will share lessons learned at science centres worldwide that can apply to anyone interested in the communication - and integration - of knowledge.

Friday, March 8, 2013 — 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST

The Women's Studies Program at the University of Waterloo invites you to join us in our celebration of International Women's Day!

Dr. Wendy Mitchinson, Canada Research Chair in Gender and Medical History at the University of Waterloo will be our speaker. She will discuss, "Fighting Fat: Mother-Blaming in Canada, 1920-80."

Friday, March 8, 2013 — 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST

Nearly 800 years after St. Francis met Egypt's Sultan Malik al-Kamil during the Fifth Crusade, their peaceful encounter suggests a path toward improved Christian-Muslim relations. Their story is told in Paul Moses's book "The Saint and the Sultan: The Crusades, Islam and Francis of Assisi's Mission of Peace", which won the 2010 Catholic Press Association award for best history book. Moses writes that in a violent era, Francis recovered the Christian traditions of nonviolence and of befriending enemies.

Monday, March 11, 2013 — 8:30 AM to Friday, March 15, 2013 — 7:30 PM EDT to Fri, 03/15/2013 - 19:30

From engineering and the environment to science fiction and virtual reality, students will spend a week exploring the theme of design with a community of like-minded peers.

Monday, March 11, 2013 — 8:30 AM to Friday, April 12, 2013 — 4:15 PM EDT to Fri, 04/12/2013 - 16:15

Engineering students ...we want you...to nominate your most deserving TA for this award.

Please contact your class rep. for more details.

Ballots can be obtained from Eng. Soc., Engineering U/G Office or on the SFF website. 

Please drop off your completed ballot/s to CPH 1320 reception before the end of lectures!

Monday, March 11, 2013 — 10:30 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 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.

Monday, March 11, 2013 — 12:00 PM to Wednesday, March 13, 2013 — 6:00 PM EDT to Wed, 03/13/2013 - 18:00

The students of the Copenhagen cohort in the Knowledge Integration program at the University of Waterloo invite you to experience the culmination of our third-year design project: The Museum Course.

Monday, March 11, 2013 — 4:45 PM EDT

Explore the many worlds of engineering

Join us for 1.5 hours of displays and tours to highlight a few of the interesting problems that society asks engineers to solve.  Admission is free! Past displays have included:

Monday, March 11, 2013 — 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

Competitors from the Faculty of Engineering will have 1 static slide and 3
minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their graduate research to a non-specialist audience. Winners of the faculty-based 3MT heats will
advance to the university-wide 3MT finals, March 27, 2013. It's free! It's
fun! All are welcome to attend.

* Note this session runs concurrently with another 3MT Engineering heat in RCH 309

Monday, March 11, 2013 — 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

Competitors from the Faculty of Engineering will have 1 static slide and 3
minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their graduate research to a non-specialist audience. Winners of the faculty-based 3MT heats will
advance to the university-wide 3MT finals, March 27, 2013. It's free! It's
fun!

*Note this session runs concurrently with another 3MT Engineering heat in RCH 305

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 — 10:00 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Become a power RefWorks user! If you are already using RefWorks and Write N Cite but you would like to take better advantage of these powerful tools, this workshop is for you.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 — 12:30 to 14:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

Improve your performance in an academic job interview by practising in a small group setting. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Increase the odds of getting what you want when negotiating salary and other details related to the job offer. NOTE: This workshop is geared towards graduating students.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 — 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

Competitors from the Faculty of Engineering will have 1 static slide and 3
minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their graduate research to a non-specialist audience. Winners of the faculty-based 3MT heats will
advance to the university-wide 3MT finals, March 27, 2013. It's free! It's
fun! All are welcome to attend.

* Note this session runs concurrently with another 3MT Engineering heat in CPH 3604

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 — 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

Competitors from the Faculty of Engineering will have 1 static slide and 3
minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their graduate research to a non-specialist audience. Winners of the faculty-based 3MT heats will
advance to the university-wide 3MT finals, March 27, 2013. It's free! It's
fun!

*Note this session runs concurrently with another 3MT Engineering heat in CPH 3602

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 — 10:30 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Two-session workshop: attend the fi rst 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. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 — 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.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Want to learn how to Work Smarter with your BlackBerry Smartphone or
Playbook and maximize its potential for both personal and business use?
Then register now for a Rogers Trainer-to-Go program that provides customers with hands on device training including, but not limited to:
- Using the phone features, email messaging, address book and calendar
- Navigating on your BlackBerry device
- Personalizing your BlackBerry device
- BlackBerry device shortcuts and Tips and Tricks

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Make smart use of your time: better searching can lead to better marks. 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.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 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.

NOTE: This workshop is intended for students who have limited knowledge of and/or experience with LinkedIn.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 — 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

Competitors from the Faculty of Engineering will have 1 static
slide and 3 minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their graduate research to a non-specialist audience. Winners of the faculty-based 3MT heats will advance to the university-wide 3MT finals, March 27, 2013. It's free! It's fun! All are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 — 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT

Join us for the VeloCity Pitch Night Social #1 and hear teams pitch their idea's to our distinguished panel of judges.

The top teams will compete for $1,000 on Demo Day!

Come out, eat some free pizza and support uWaterloo talent!

Who are this year's judges?

Larry Smith, Associate Professor, University of Waterloo  Michael Mahon, Director, Strategic Investments & Initiatives, BDC Venture Capital  Ian McDonald, VP Product Marketing, Aeryon
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 — 8:00 PM to Saturday, March 16, 2013 — 10:00 PM EDT to Sat, 03/16/2013 - 22:00

A contemporary play put on by University of Waterloo's very own Drama
department!

Top Girls takes place during Margaret Thatcher's first term as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. It tells the story of Marlene, an up-and-coming executive at the Top Girls Employment Agency and the difficulties she has to overcome in order to achieve career “success”.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 — 9:00 PM EDT

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, March 14, 2013 — 10:00 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

This session provides you with an overview of ODESI, the platform for searching and downloading Statistics Canada datasets made available through the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI). Basic knowledge of data analysis is presumed.

Thursday, March 14, 2013 — 10:00 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

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.

Thursday, March 14, 2013 — 10:30 to 12:30 AM to 12:30 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, March 14, 2013 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

Increase the odds of getting what you want when negotiating salary and other details related to the academic job offer. 

Thursday, March 14, 2013 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

A retirement celebration Open House for June Lowe, in the Festival Room located in South Campus Hall. 

To recognize June's 42+ years of service to our students, the Faculty of Engineering would like to establish an entrance scholarship in her honour.

To make a gift today, contact Prachi Surti, Senior Development Officer, ext. 36212 or psurti@uwaterloo.ca.

Thursday, March 14, 2013 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Join fellow University of Waterloo alumni, family and fans at an off-ice gathering in support of the Waterloo Warriors men's hockey team. Hear from coach Brian Bourque about the exciting 2012-2013 men's hockey season and enjoy some hors d'oeuvres and drinks with the team.

Thursday, March 14, 2013 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Weekly Seminar Series, Winter 2013 

Observations and Free Inquires 

Thursday, March 14, 2013 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

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, March 14, 2013 — 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT

Join us for the VeloCity Pitch Night Social #2 and hear teams pitch their idea's to our distinguished panel of judges.

The top teams will compete for $1,000 on Demo Day!

Come out, eat some free pizza and support uWaterloo talent!

Who are this year's judges?

Brock Hart, Partner, Overlap Associates  Steve Currie, VP Venture Services, Communitech Matt Roberts, IT Venture Fund Analyst, BDC Venture Capital
Friday, March 15, 2013 — 10:00 to 16:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

Third and fourth year students from Systems Design Engineering will be presenting their design projects at the Davis Centre on March 15th from 10:00am-4:30pm.  

All are welcome to browse the interactive displays and meet with our students during the symposium.  

Attendance is free and all are welcome to attend.

Friday, March 15, 2013 — 11:00 to 17:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

Water 4 Life is an awareness raising event, hosted by uWaterloo Free the Children, where participating teams will run a relay around BHM Green carrying jugs of water, all in an effort to bring attention to critical water issues that affect communities around the world. 

Team registration takes place February 26, 27 and 28 in the SLC from 9am - 5pm.

The team that raises the most money will win an exclusive new Android smartphone, equipped with a one year plan.

Friday, March 15, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

A Quest and a Question

Speaker: Ruth Kwakwa, Dean of Student and Community Affairs, Ashesi University, Ghana

Dr. Kwakwa shares her career ranging from international development, advertising, branding and social marketing in the US, South Africa and Ghana, and now Education on the outskirts of Accra, Ghana.

 

Saturday, March 16, 2013 — 9:30 AM to Sunday, March 17, 2013 — 4:00 PM EDT to Sun, 03/17/2013 - 16:00

The Waterloo Juggling Festival is celebrating it's 21st year with all day juggling on March 16th and 17th, held at the Student Life Center.

There will be open juggling, workshops, competitions, and an evening performance from both local and international performers.

With special guests Joe Showers and Michael Falkov, the festival will showcase some amazing talent. The festival schedule will include workshops ranging from ball juggling, hoop, kendama, and much more.

Monday, March 18, 2013 (all day) to Friday, March 22, 2013 (all day) to Fri, 03/22/2013 (All day)

CAFCE presents the National Co-op Week Social Media Contest!

National Co-op Week, presented by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE), is an annual celebration of the long history of co-operative education in Canada and the continuing growth and job development that is so crucial to all of Canada’s co-op programs.  

Monday, March 18, 2013 — 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

The 5th Annual Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering Design Symposium welcomes the public to view innovative projects like intelligent assistive devices for the visually impaired, 3D printing of chocolate and portable water purification system designed for bicyclists.

The symposium will have a total of 26 exhibits covering a wide range of topics including Education Systems, Robotics, Reconfigurable Service Systems, Medical Equipment and Environmental Recognition and Mapping.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 — 8:00 AM to 4:00 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”. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 — 10:30 to 12:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

Attend this session to fi nd out how your interests relate to specifi c 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 assessment must be completed at least 2 business days prior to the workshop.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Designed specifically for staff who want to expand their knowledge and/or enhance their work opportunities, this seminar will inform attendees about program options, admission requirements, the application process, as well as the staff tuition benefit.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Finding conference proceedings can be tricky! This hands-on session will introduce you to deciphering conference proceedings citations and provide you with the tools to navigate the often complicated search process.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 — 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. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 — 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

Vincent Lam is a practicing physician whose first book, Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures, won the 2006 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

His much anticipated next book, The Headmaster's Wager, was released in April 2012, and nominated for the Governor General's Award.

The reading is free and all are welcome.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 — 8:00 AM to 2:00 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”. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 — 8:30 AM EDT

This one day course will provide a high level background on vegetation inventory and monitoring in the contents of settled and developed landscapes.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 — 9:30 AM to 8:00 PM EDT

On Wednesday, March 20th, students from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Waterloo will present their design projects at the 13th Annual Design Project Symposium.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 — 10:30 to 12:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

Two-session workshop: attend the fi rst 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. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 — 12:00 to 12:50 PM to 12:50 PM EDT

The University of Waterloo is pleased to participate in the Kitchener Public Library's (KPL) Ideas and Issues Lecture Series. Each week at 12 noon, a 50-minute lecture is presented by University of Waterloo professors, alternating with Wilfrid Laurier University professors. Pre-registration is not required to participate and there is no charge for participants.

The 2012-2013 lecture series will be held at:

Forest Heights Community Library

251 Fischer-Hallman Road

Kitchener, ON  N2M 4X8

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Are you ready to unleash your full potential to be successful at work? Learn how to seize every opportunity to make the most from your work, volunteer, or internship experience! Discuss responsibility, motivation, ethical dilemmas, first impressions, organization, reputation and initiative.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

The University of Waterloo Stratford Campus is holding an information session so that you can find out more about the Master of Digital Experience Innovation Program.

The program is available on a full-time and part-time basis with convenient early-evening classes. You can even complete the educational portion or the Project Management Professional certification.

Bring your lunch and learn more!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

While multicultural teams have the potential for exceptional innovation and creativity, they face many challenges due to clashing values, norms, and expectations about how teams work.

Thursday, March 21, 2013 — 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

Learn how to leverage your strengths to overcome obstacles and gain higher levels of job satisfaction and achievement. You will be required to complete the Strengths-Finder 2.0 assessment before attending; directions will be sent prior to the session.

Thursday, March 21, 2013 — 10:00 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Punctuation marks are like math symbols; they perform certain functions. This workshop will teach the correct use of commas, semi-colons, colons and other forms of punctuation.

Thursday, March 21, 2013 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Learn from Nina Juncewicz, U.S. Immigration Attorney, about options available to graduating students to work in the U.S. 

Thursday, March 21, 2013 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 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.

Thursday, March 21, 2013 — 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!

Thursday, March 21, 2013 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

On Thursday March 21st 2013, Professor Bill Milne from the University of Cambridge will deliver a lecture titled Electronic Applications of Carbon Nanotubes- a Realistic Appraisal.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Reception to follow!

Thursday, March 21, 2013 — 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

University of Waterloo Department of Fine Arts Presents The 39th Annual Fourth Year Undergraduate Exhibition: Cadenza

March 21-April 6, 2012
University of Waterloo Art Gallery

Opening Reception:  
Thursday, March 21 from 5:00-8:00 pm

Thursday, March 21, 2013 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Weekly Seminar Series, Winter 2013

Observations and Free Inquiries 

Thursday, March 21, 2013 — 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

Join uWaterloo Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences faculty Maurice Dusseault and Steve Evans for a discussion on current oil concerns. We will look at how oil is formed, why there is so much in Canada, Venezuela and the Persian Gulf, and discuss the ongoing impact of technology development on available oil resources.

 

 

Friday, March 22, 2013 — 8:30 AM to Saturday, March 23, 2013 — 5:00 PM EDT to Sat, 03/23/2013 - 17:00

FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is an international program for high school students which was started in 1992 with 28 teams in a New Hampshire high-school gym and has grown in the last 20 years to include over 2,000 teams in landmark stadiums all competing and networking to make the FIRST Community even stronger.

Friday, March 22, 2013 — 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EDT

On Friday, March 22nd, students from the Software Engineering Program at the University of Waterloo will present their design projects at the 4th Annual Design Project Symposium.

More than 70 students will present 20 design project prototypes that solve problems in the general areas of software including cloud computing, entertainment, music, robotics, security, sensors and devices, and user input.

Friday, March 22, 2013 — 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM EDT

On Friday, March 22nd, students from the University of Waterloo's Nanotechnology Engineering program will present their projects at the annual Waterloo Engineering Design Symposium.

Twenty-one project teams will present their prototypes, which include two unique approaches to water purification and a variety of products made from low-cost, flexible materials, such as a solar cell, glucose meter, and transparent display.

Friday, March 22, 2013 — 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM EDT

Senior Management Engineering students will showcase 12 designs spanning applied operations research and the design and management of information systems. The design projects provide innovative solutions to problems in the general areas of manufacturing, entertainment, health care, finance, project management, personal motivation,  travel, and energy. Examples include a software application that helps users set and achieve goals, a predictive tool that helps companies lower their energy costs, and an automated trading program.

Friday, March 22, 2013 — 10:30 AM to Saturday, March 23, 2013 — 5:30 PM EDT to Sat, 03/23/2013 - 17:30

Keynote speaker: Nomy Arpaly, Brown University

Saturday, March 23, 2013 (all day)
Further Education Bootcamp poster

Further Education Boot Camp

Saturday, March 23: Tatham Centre

This boot camp is open to students and alumni with an interest in further education. Workshops (attend as many as you like!) will be facilitated by Centre for Career Action staff along with guest speakers who have extensive experience in their fields. 

Workshops Offered:

Saturday, March 23, 2013 — 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT

Earth Hour is the single, largest, symbolic mass participation event in the world. Born out of a hope that we could mobilize our communities to take action on climate change by asking people to switch their lights off for an hour as a massive show of concern for the environment.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 — 10:30 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 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, March 26, 2013 — 11:00 to 14:30 AM to 2:30 PM EDT

Join VeloCity for two amazing events rolled into one action-packed day with over $100,000 to be won! Attendee's have the chance to win one of four bean bag FatBoys! 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Topic: Coordinating Really Large (500+ Students) Classes Session 0006

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.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 — 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. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 — 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM EDT

As first-year students at uWaterloo, we know that your parents can sometimes be your best friend or a big cause of stress. We want you to tell us how your parents and family have been helpful (or not so helpful) in supporting you in your first-year. Did they call you too much or not enough? What does support mean to you? What do parents of first-year students need to know about the transition to university life?

Your feedback and insight will help us teach next year's class of parents how they can best support their student in their first year.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 — 11:45 to 13:15 AM to 1:15 PM EDT

Tenure and promotion are critical milestones in a faculty member's career. You need to collect evidence and document your successes in research, teaching, and service for various individuals and committees to assess. Although many faculty are well prepared to document their research and even service, evidence of good teaching can be more difficult to provide.You will learn about best practices used at other institutions - primarily the teaching dossier - for you to use or adapt in relation to the criteria identified by your Department Chair or School Director.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 — 12:00 to 15:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

3 Minutes Thesis (3MT) finalists from across 6 University of Waterloo faculties will compete to win money and advance to the 3MT Provincial Finals!

Thursday, March 28, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Description by:

John Helliker, Director, Screen Industries Research and Training Centre (SIRT), Sheridan College

and 

Seelan Vamatheva, Software Development Lead, SIRT Centre

Abstract

Thursday, March 28, 2013 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

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.warrirosband.com

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