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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

Monday, June 3, 2013 — 2:30 PM EDT

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.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 — 10:00 to 10:00 AM EDT

Dreaming of going abroad to study or work? Find out how to make your dream a reality and how to make the most of your international experience. Information on the Global Experience Certificate and Beyond Borders program will be included.

Information on the Co-op Japan and CANEU programs will be presented during the last 15 minutes of the workshop.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 — 10:00 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Stay current in your field of research! 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, June 4, 2013 — 1:30 PM EDT

My World Abroad is a comprehensive online guide to the global work place. Learn how to use this guide to build global career skills, gain practical tips to develop your international credentials, and better understand worldwide job search strategies. It is also an excellent tool for international students to prepare for the Canadian labour market.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 — 2:30 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. The online assessment must be completed at least 2 business days prior to the workshop.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 — 5:00 PM to Thursday, June 6, 2013 — 3:00 PM EDT to Thu, 06/06/2013 - 15:00

The 70th Eastern Snow Conference (ESC) will be held at the Waterloo Summit Centre for the Environment in Huntsville, Ontario, Canada, June 4-6, 2013. The scientific program is open to sessions on theoretical, experimental, and operational studies of snow, ice, and winter hydrology.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 — 4:30 AM 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.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 — 10:30 to 10:30 AM EDT

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 help you better understand who you are and what you want in the world of work.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 — 12:30 to 12:30 PM EDT

Your Arts graduate studies can lead to many satisfying careers outside academia. Learn how to transfer your skills from academic to business and government environments. Plus, discover how to respectfully draw on your network.

This workshop is for Arts grad students.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 — 2:15 PM EDT

What networking strategies and tactics are associated with advancing one’s career? Learn how to build an effective professional self-introduction and practise it with your peers. This workshop is for Arts grad students.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Learn about exciting career options and network with professionals – right here on campus.

This is an opportunity to “sign out” individuals with advanced Arts degrees for 15-minute conversations about career path possibilities.

Individuals with an array of Arts specialties and work backgrounds will be in attendance – see their bios below. Please note that there is limit of 60 students for this event.

Some of the professionals participating in the Living Library:

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Join VeloCity Campus for a Business Model Generation Workshop with Aditya Sharma, Co-Founder & CEO of the start-up Togethr!   Learn why you should consider developing a lean business model canvas instead of a traditional business plan Learn about the key elements of the lean business model canvas and how they relate to each other Walk away with your first draft of a business model canvas for your specific business Don't forget there will be free pizza!
Thursday, June 6, 2013 — 10:00 to 10:00 AM 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.

Thursday, June 6, 2013 — 1:30 PM EDT

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

Thursday, June 6, 2013 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

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, June 6, 2013 — 7:00 PM EDT
Join us for an evening with David H. Levy, internationally renowned Canadian astronomer and science writer, famous for his co-discovery in 1993 of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, which collided with the planet Jupiter in 1994.   Dr. Levy will be sharing his lecture "A Nightwatchman's Journey", discussing his experiences and observations in astronomy.   Weather permitting, we will have telescopes set up afterwards for a star-gazing party.  
Friday, June 7, 2013 — 11:30 to 13:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT

WATERLOO FACULTY, STAFF and RETIREES

Help us celebrate the achievements of the campus community at our annual

Keystone Picnic
Friday, June 7, 2013
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Davis Centre Quad

Monday, June 10, 2013 — 7:00 PM EDT
Dr. Laura Ferrarese from the National Research Council and University of Victoria explores "Black Holes: Into the Heart of Darkness".
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 — 9:30 AM EDT

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.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 — 10:00 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM 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.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
The St. Jerome's Library Book Club will be reading "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein. Books and snacks are provided, and everyone is welcome!  
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Frans Kaashoek

The Multicore Evolution and Operating System

Multicore chips with hundreds of cores will likely be available soon. Although many applications have significant inherent parallelism (e.g., mail servers), their scalability on many cores can be limited by the underlying operating system. Several kernels (Corey, Linux, and xv6) have been built or modified to explore OS designs that scale with increasing number of cores.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 — 10:00 to 10:00 AM EDT

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 LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

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

Waterloo is exploring a student portal to make the student experience even better. We’ll explain what a portal is and you can tell us what features would you like to see in a uWaterloo portal? How could a portal make your life easier? Come speak to the development team; they’ll share their progress, show you new features and discuss what else you’d like to see in a uWaterloo portal. We’ll provide lunch and add $10 to your WatCard as a thank you for participating.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

Hear briefly from the Office of Academic Integrity about why you need to reference your sources. Then learn how to manage your references, create bibliographies, and format your papers in a variety of citation styles from a Liaison Librarian using RefWorks, a web-based citation software freely available to all Waterloo students, faculty, and staff. Co-sponsored by the Library and the Office of Academic Integrity.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 — 3:30 PM EDT

International students will learn the 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.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 — 7:00 PM EDT
The Waterloo Summit Centre for the Environment, in partnership with Education Huntsville, is hosting an Environment Lecture Series that is open to the public, relating to Canada's changing environment, we hope that you will join us on May 15, 29, June 12, 26, and July 3.   The third lecture in the series, Muskoka's Logging and Tanning Industries, features lecturer Andrew Watson on June 12, 2013.   Andrew Watson is a PhD. Candidate in the history department at York University in Toronto.
Thursday, June 13, 2013 — 10:30 to 10:30 AM 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. The online assessment must be completed at least 2 business days prior to the workshop.

Thursday, June 13, 2013 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Would you like to learn how to use other sources of information besides Google? Come prepared with 3 – 5 research questions and learn how to match up the information you need with the library’s resources.

Thursday, June 13, 2013 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Would you like to learn how to use other sources of information besides Google? Come prepared with 3-5 research questions and learn how to match up the information you need with the library's resources.  

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

Thursday, June 13, 2013 — 2:30 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 of your work, volunteer, or internship experience! Discuss responsibility, motivation, ethical dilemmas, first impressions, organization, reputation, and initiative.

Monday, June 17, 2013 — 8:00 AM to Tuesday, June 18, 2013 — 6:00 PM EDT to Tue, 06/18/2013 - 18:00

In 2013, the CVRS meeting will be held for the first time in North America. This is an exciting new venture for CVRS as it will be the first time the conference is held outside of Europe.

Delegates who have been attending CVRS for many years will be brought together with researchers in pediatric vision from North America.

The event will foster new sharing of research and ideas; as well as new links and opportunities for networking.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 — 9:00 AM to Thursday, June 20, 2013 — 3:00 PM EDT to Thu, 06/20/2013 - 15:00

The University of Waterloo will host a Ontario Benthos Biomonitoring Network training course in Huntsville, Ontario at the Waterloo Summit Centre for the Environment on June 18-20, 2013.

The Ontario Benthos Biomonitoring Network (OBBN), which is coordinated by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority, is an aquatic macroinvertebrate biomonitoring network for Ontario's lakes, streams and wetlands.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 — 11:00 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Professor Peter Smereka from the University of Michigan will deliver a seminar entitled "Fast Simulation of Strained Heteroepitaxial Growth using Kinetic Monte Carlo". This seminar is free and open to the public.
 
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 — 1:30 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.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Discover the projects of our Master of Digital Experience Innovation (MDEI) students – they're eager to show you what they've been working on.

During this gallery-style walking tour through the campus you can view various student projects on display. You'll also have the chance to meet the students and discuss their work with them. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 — 2:30 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.

Thursday, June 20, 2013 — 10:30 to 10:30 AM 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. The online assessment must be completed at least 2 business days prior to the workshop.

Thursday, June 20, 2013 — 2:30 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.

Friday, June 21, 2013 — 12:00 to 14:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

Friday June 21st is National Aboriginal Day. Come Celebrate at the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre (WAEC). Students, staff and faculty are invited from 12-2pm to meet the WAEC Team, learn about the programs and services offered while indulging in traditional soup and bannock.

We will be featuring traditional hand drumming as well as an opportunity to put your name into a draw for an Art Print by renowned First Nation Artist, Maxine Noel.

Everyone is welcome.

Miigwetch (Thank you).

Friday, June 21, 2013 — 1:30 PM EDT

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

Friday, June 21, 2013 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Join the School of Pharmacy, our alumni and some close friends for a reception at the OPA conference in Toronto. We will be welcoming all Alumni who will be in the Greater Toronto Area on June 21, from 5:00 p.m-7:00 p.m. Even if you are not planning to attend the conference, please join us at the reception.   If you plan on attending, please RSVP with Tracy Jacobs by June 12th, tracy.jacobs@uwaterloo.ca,  519-888-4499.  
Monday, June 24, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

David Sankoff
University of Ottawa

​"Computational genomics of flowering plant evolution"

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 — 10:30 to 10:30 AM 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. 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

The University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University are hosting a social event for Postdoctoral fellows and their families!

There will be food; there will be games and there will be the opportunity to network with others.

Details about the event, including registration information is online.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 — 5:00 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.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 — 10:30 to 10:30 AM 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, June 26, 2013 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 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 10.1 program. You will learn how to add GIS data, how to create simple maps, and where to find GIS data and resources.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 — 2:30 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.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 — 5:00 PM EDT

Learn how to prepare your personal statement/letter of intent and résumé/CV, choose your references, and complete a sketch. Strategies will be provided on how to best present yourself.

Time will be given in the workshop to get started on these areas so bring your application documents.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 — 7:00 PM EDT
The Waterloo Summit Centre for the Environment, in partnership with Education Huntsville, is hosting an Environment Lecture Series that is open to the public, relating to Canada's changing environment, we hope that you will join us on May 15, 29, June 12, 26, and July 3.   The fourth lecture in the series, What Have We Learned From 100 Years of Community Forestry in Ontario?, features lecturer Ryan Bullock on June 26, 2013.   Ryan Bullock received a bachelor of Arts (honours) in Geography from Laurentian University; he then completed
Thursday, June 27, 2013 — 5:00 AM 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.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 — 10:00 to 10:00 AM 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. 

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