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Thursday, September 12, 2013 — 5:00 PM to Saturday, October 26, 2013 — 5:00 PM EDT to Sat, 10/26/2013 - 17:00
The University of Waterloo Art Gallery launches Season Four with the exhibitions "When Things Collide" by Derrick Piens and "HEAVY: Black Paintings" by Nicole Collins. Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 12:00-5:00 p.m. or by appointment. Exhibitions and events are free and open to both the campus community and general public.
Monday, September 23, 2013 — 12:00 PM to Thursday, October 10, 2013 — 4:00 PM EDT to Thu, 10/10/2013 - 16:00
Come learn more about Study Abroad opportunities and how you can earn a Global Experience Certificate, as well as volunteering and exploring Peru!   Information sessions will be held on the following days: Monday, September 23 from 12-1pm Wednesday, September 25 from 12-1pm Friday, September 27 from 12-1pm Monday, September 30 from 3-4pm Wednesday, October 2 from 3-4pm Friday, October 4 from 1:30-2:30pm Tuesday, October 8 from 3-4pm Wednesday, October 9 from 12-1pm Thu
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 — 12:00 to 13:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Location: FLEX Lab (LIB329) Notes: Open to faculty (registration is required).

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 — 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM 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.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
To register for this workshop, please visit the Student Success Office website. Knowing effective strategies to organize information presented in lectures and textbooks will improve concentration, increase recall and save time.  In this workshop you’ll explore several note-taking and reading strategies. In addition you will identify your own note-taking style, practice the SQ3R reading technique, and learn about the role effective listening plays in your success.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Location: MC 2018B Notes: Open to faculty (registration is required).

This session will focus on working with the gradebook and associated gradebook items, including:

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 — 3:34 PM EDT

Location: EV1 241 Notes: Open to faculty (registration is required).

What do an apron, a necklace, a wooden birthing stool, a traditional wedding ceremony, and an Early Modern European witch trial and “burning at the stake” enactment have in common?

They are all artifacts created by students as part of a semester long project in Greta Kroeker’s History 347 “Witches, Wives and Whores” course, a course that examines the lives of women during the time period from 1450 to 1750.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 — 9:00 AM to Friday, October 4, 2013 — 5:00 PM EDT to Fri, 10/04/2013 - 17:00

The new rules of engagement

October 2 – 4th, 2013, University of Waterloo, Stratford, Ontario

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 — 10:00 to 11:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

Dr.-Ing. Joachim U. Knebel, Chief Science Officer of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

The talk discusses the challenges of the German Energiewende both in a national and a European context, gives some successful examples - from the fields described above - on how research results help to realise a new energy supply system. Finally, requirements and next steps are formulated which take into account the complex system context and the political and societal issues involved.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 — 10:00 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Page Burton, Technical Writer, Engineering Research, 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.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 — 12:30 to 14:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

Dr. Justin Hines, of the field research organization Operation Wallacea, will
present opportunities  for students next summer. Choice of location includes the cloud forests and coral reefs of Honduras, the lush tropical rainforest and immense coral reefs of Indonesia, the rivers and estuaries of the Peruvian Amazon, the bush of northeastern South Africa, and the coral reefs of Cuba. For 2014, we are very excited to announce our new project in Romania!

There are over 40 projects available for research assistants and over 150

Wednesday, October 2, 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, October 2, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
To register for this workshop, please visit the Student Success Office website. Successful university students don’t just stick their nose in the books, but think about how they remember, what material is on a test, and how to use their study time effectively.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Do you have the right stuff to work at tech giants or the hottest little startup? You might think so, but if you can’t pass the technical interview no one else will ever know! Learn how to navigate the technical interview challenge with Development Manager Waiki Lee from Desire2Learn.

 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 — 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM EDT

A DELICATE BALANCE: Fighting poverty in the age of climate change

Please join us October 2nd for a free public lecture by TD Walter Bean visiting professor, Diana Liverman

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 — 7:15 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

The Wednesday Night Discussion Group (WNDG) has provided a safe and
confidential space for discussing sexual orientation and gender identity on
the University of Waterloo campus for four decades!

Need support? Have questions? Looking to socialize and meet new people? Come join members of the local rainbow community for an evening of engaging discussion.

Visit our webpage for details on the evening's topic of conversation.

Thursday, October 3, 2013 — 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 this workshop by clicking on ‘seminars & workshops’.

 

Thursday, October 3, 2013 — 10:00 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 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.

Thursday, October 3, 2013 — 10:30 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 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 assessment must be completed at least 2 business days prior to the workshop.

 

Thursday, October 3, 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.

Thursday, October 3, 2013 — 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
Christian Campbell is a writer of Bahamian and Trinidadian heritage. His work is inspired by jazz and visual arts. His book of poetry, Running the Dusk, won the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize in 2010.
Thursday, October 3, 2013 — 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
To register for this workshop, please visit the Student Success Office website. Are you tired of trying new time management strategies at the beginning of the term, just to find by week three you have fallen back into your old habits? You are in luck, this workshop is for you. We will discuss how to break your old habits, how you may be sabotaging your time management efforts, realistic time management strategies and how to maintain them throughout your entire semester.
Friday, October 4, 2013 — 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Join WISE members and students for an enlightening day of energy research lectures, presentations, and discussions. Tour labs, meet researchers, make connections, and spend the day with the minds that help to make Waterloo the most innovative University in Canada.   Admission is free and open to the public. 
Friday, October 4, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Speaker: Vanessa Schweizer   This seminar will survey a number of projects that have applied and developed a formal technique for constructing and evaluating scenarios in climate change research. 

Friday, October 4, 2013 — 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EDT
The fourth talk from the series "Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship" - Why do we start businesses? What can/should we do to make our business successful? Is there, or should be such a thing as ethical behaviour in the business world? If yes, what is, or should be, that ethics based upon?  
Monday, October 7, 2013 (all day) to Thursday, October 10, 2013 (all day) to Thu, 10/10/2013 (All day)

See events being offered by the Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) below:

Monday, October 7, 2013 — 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM EDT

Location: FLEX Lab (LIB329) Notes: This workshop is part of the Focus on Teaching Week offerings through CTE. Open to faculty (registration is required)

Monday, October 7, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
To register for this workshop, please visit the Student Success Office website. Successful university students don’t just stick their nose in the books, but think about how they remember, what material is on a test, and how to use their study time effectively.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 — 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

Location: FLEX Lab (LIB329) Notes: This workshop is part of the Focus on Teaching Week offerings through CTE. Open to faculty (registration is required)

Tuesday, October 8, 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, October 8, 2013 — 10:00 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Matthew Erickson (Conflict Management and Human Rights) will take you through a step-by-step process to plan and conduct effective conversations around difficult issues that you are experiencing with your supervisor.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

Location: FLEX Lab (LIB329) Notes: This workshop is part of the Focus on Teaching Week offerings through CTE. Open to faculty (registration is required)

Tuesday, October 8, 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. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 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.

 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Location: FLEX Lab (LIB329) Notes: This workshop is part of the Focus on Teaching Week offerings through CTE. Open to faculty (registration is required)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 5:50 PM EDT
Speaker: Kaori Nishiuchi-Takehara

Department of Psychology
University of Toronto

Title: Physiology of Frontal-temporal Lobe Memory Network and Its Dysfunction in Early Stage Alzheimer’s Disease

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 — 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
To register for this workshop, please visit the Student Success Office website. Successful university students don’t just stick their nose in the books, but think about how they remember, what material is on a test, and how to use their study time effectively.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 — 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

Location: FLEX Lab (LIB329) Notes: This workshop is part of the Focus on Teaching Week offerings through CTE. Open to faculty (registration is required)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 — 10:30 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM 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.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 — 10:30 to 12:30 AM to 12:30 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.

 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Professor Michel Fich, Department of Physics and Astronomy, uWaterloo   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 a Waterloo or Wilfrid Laurier university professor.  Pre-registration is not required to participate and there is no charge to attend.  
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 — 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Location: FLEX Lab (LIB329) Notes: This workshop is part of the Focus on Teaching Week offerings through CTE. Open to faculty (registration is required)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 — 7:15 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

The Wednesday Night Discussion Group (WNDG) has provided a safe and
confidential space for discussing sexual orientation and gender identity on
the University of Waterloo campus for four decades!

Need support? Have questions? Looking to socialize and meet new people? Come join members of the local rainbow community for an evening of engaging discussion.

Visit our webpage for details on the evening's topic of conversation.

Thursday, October 10, 2013 — 10:00 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Location: FLEX Lab (LIB329) Notes: This workshop is part of the Focus on Teaching Week offerings through CTE. Open to faculty (registration is required)

Thursday, October 10, 2013 — 10:30 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 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 assessment must be completed at least 2 business days prior to the workshop.

Thursday, October 10, 2013 — 10:30 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 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, October 10, 2013 — 10:30 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
To register for this workshop, please visit the Student Success Office website.  Successful university students don’t just stick their nose in the books, but think about how they remember, what material is on a test, and how to use their study time effectively.
Thursday, October 10, 2013 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

Location: FLEX Lab (LIB329) Notes: This workshop is part of the Focus on Teaching Week offerings through CTE. Open to faculty (registration is required)

Thursday, October 10, 2013 — 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.

Thursday, October 10, 2013 — 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM 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.

Thursday, October 10, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Learn about on-campus resources for second (or foreign) language learning and teaching, such as the Applied Language Studies option and the ACE-TESOL Certificate Program.

Thursday, October 10, 2013 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 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.

Thursday, October 10, 2013 — 7:00 PM EDT
Universe

Join us for an evening with Dr. Karl Gebhardt, a Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Texas, Austin. He studies various ‘dark’ aspects of galaxies, and has measured more black hole masses than anyone in the world.

Sunday, October 13, 2013 — 7:30 PM EDT

Featuring Susan Schultz Huxman, President of Conrad Grebel University College

‘Speaking Truth to Power:’ Profiles in Rhetorical Courage for Church and Society

The Benjamin Eby Lecture is an annual lecture that presents the research of a faculty member at Conrad Grebel University College. It is named after Benjamin Eby (1785-1853), an early educator and Mennonite church leader in Waterloo County.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 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.

 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 — 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT

October is Mental Health Wellness Month at uWaterloo!

We'll be showing the movie "Silver Linings Playbook" (2012), which
addresses the issue of Bipolar Disorder

Free snacks will be provided.
Enter our raffle draw to win a wellness basket!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 — 10:30 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 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.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 — 10:30 AM to Thursday, October 17, 2013 — 1:30 PM EDT to Thu, 10/17/2013 - 13:30
Professional School & Post-Degree Days Poster

Speak to representatives from over 90 institutions from North America, Europe and Australia to learn about career options, graduate school admission requirements, program specifics, and the procedures / deadlines for application.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

This workshop has been cancelled.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Employers are looking for candidates with experience, but how do you gain it? Learn why volunteer work matters to employers, how it builds skills related to work that interests you, and where to find unique opportunities. You will also hear first-hand how volunteering increased career opportunities for a fellow uWaterloo student.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 — 7:15 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

The Wednesday Night Discussion Group (WNDG) has provided a safe and
confidential space for discussing sexual orientation and gender identity on
the University of Waterloo campus for four decades!

Need support? Have questions? Looking to socialize and meet new people? Come join members of the local rainbow community for an evening of engaging discussion.

Visit our webpage for details on the evening's topic of conversation.

Thursday, October 17, 2013 — 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 assessment must be completed at least 2 business days prior to the workshop.

Thursday, October 17, 2013 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM 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.

Thursday, October 17, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 5:30 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.

 

Thursday, October 17, 2013 — 8:00 PM to Saturday, October 19, 2013 — 7:00 PM EDT to Sat, 10/19/2013 - 19:00

PJSA 2013 Student Conference

Friday, October 18, 2013 — 10:00 to 10:00 AM EDT
Dr. Kim Nasmyth

Professor Kim Nasmyth: My scientific journey; a lecture for young scientists.

Friday, October 18, 2013 — 10:30 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 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 KML and CSV files in ArcGIS.com.

Friday, October 18, 2013 — 1:00 PM EDT
chromosome DNA ladders

Professor Kim Nasmyth: How are chromosomes held together?


Intended audience: Faculty, staff, grad students, and third or fourth-year undergraduate students.

Learn about Professor Nasmyth’s discovery of the mechanism by which the DNA in our chromosomes is held together. This has profound importance for our understanding of cell division and how errors occur that can cause cancer and other genetic diseases. 

Register by Monday, October 14.

Friday, October 18, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Julie Timmermans

Transitions and Thresholds: An Integrative Approach to Understanding Learning Development

Friday, October 18, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Alan Richardson
University of British Columbia

The Social Virtue of Science: Motivating the Structural Objectivity of Early Logical Empiricism

Friday, October 18, 2013 — 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EDT
From the series "Observations and Free Inquiries" - After million years of evolution, and in spite of amazing technological advancement, the human society is still full of suffering, poverty, violence, chaos, conflicts, and depressions. Why?  
Friday, October 18, 2013 — 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT

This community event will discuss the major implications of academia's
treatment of critical perspectives on 9/11 by exploring forms of
institutional resistance and the usage of thought-stoppers in academic
discourse (such as "conspiracy theory").

The event will include a screening of the documentary "9/11 in the Academic Community", a Winner of the University of Toronto Film Festival which received endorsements from prominent academics including the President & Vice-Chancellor Emeritus of McMaster University.

Saturday, October 19, 2013 — 9:00 AM 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.  Go Eng Girl 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".

Admission is free! 

Saturday, October 19, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 11:30 PM EDT

Help welcome a new generation of Pokemon at our movie marathon! Join us for a day of the original Pokemon movies, as well as Pokemon gaming.

Saturday, October 19, 2013 — 3:45 PM EDT

A heritage train ride from Waterloo to St. Jacobs and beyond.

Come in your favourite costume - wizards, ghosts, cowboys and ballerinas are welcome. This may be the last chance for the Express!

Arrive at Gate 9¾ by 3:30 pm at the Waterloo Train Station

Monday, October 21, 2013 — 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

On Monday, October 21st, 2013, Professor C.N.R. Rao, National Research Professor, Linus Pauling Research Professor & Honorary President of Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore, India, will deliver a lecture entitled "Inorganic Graphene Analogues and Related Materials".

The lecture is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend; there will be a reception to follow. 

Monday, October 21, 2013 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

A games night to provide a way to de-stress from midterms and
promote mental wellness for Mental Health Wellness Month (October)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 — 12:15 AM to 1:15 AM EDT

Hey students, we want your feedback on the student portal project, which is currently in development. Join a small group who will look at the portal dev site for both desktop and mobile, and give us feedback on the features, functionality and design in advance of a small beta test later this term.

Your feedback will help inform the first version of the student portal.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 — 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 to make the most of your work, volunteer, or internship experience! Discuss responsibility, motivation, ethical dilemmas, first impressions, organization, reputation, and initiative.

 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 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 22, 2013 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Prof. Matt van der Meer, Faculty of Science, will describe the steps to successfully plan for PhD career opportunities in an academic environment.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 — 10:30 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 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 assessment must be completed at least 2 business days prior to the workshop.

 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Professor Ken Stark, Ph.D. Canada Research Chair in Nutritional Lipidomics, Department of Kinesiology, UW   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 a Waterloo or Wilfrid Laurier university professor.  Pre-registration is not required to participate and there is no charge to attend.  
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Beth Esenbergs, Small 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!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Never underestimate the power of volunteer experiences! If you have significant volunteer experience, attend this workshop to learn how to market your volunteer work effectively and professionally to prospective employers throughout your résumé and during interviews.

 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 — 5:00 PM to 6:15 PM EDT
Larry Smith in tuxedo, standing behind Award statue

Come listen to Economics professor Larry Smith of TedxUW fame talk about how to be an entrepreneurial star in the workplace using modern research techniques and actionable methods.

Registration required 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 — 7:15 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

The Wednesday Night Discussion Group (WNDG) has provided a safe and
confidential space for discussing sexual orientation and gender identity on
the University of Waterloo campus for four decades!

Need support? Have questions? Looking to socialize and meet new people? Come join members of the local rainbow community for an evening of engaging discussion.

Visit our webpage for details on the evening's topic of conversation.

Thursday, October 24, 2013 — 8:00 AM EDT

On Thursday, October 24, 2013, faculty and staff will be wearing orange t-shirts to mark Mental Health Wellness Day. The purpose of the day is clear - we want our students to know:

1 in 5 Canadians will be affected by mental illness in their lifetime uWaterloo is a caring community and is  a safe place to ask for help We have the resources to help you.
Thursday, October 24, 2013 — 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

On your way to class or to study on campus?  The Off-Campus Housing Office (SLC 0134) would like to welcome you to campus after your commute and provide you with a beverage and a healthy snack to help you tackle the day ahead.

While you're stopping by, take a useful info card to learn more about the
services we offer to students and also take the time to share some challenges you face as a commuter student.

You will see our welcoming faces in the Davis Center foyer, wearing our
bright Mental Health Wellness Day t-shirts too.

Thursday, October 24, 2013 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Location:  EV1 242 Notes: Open to faculty (registration is required)

Have you been thinking about using ePortfolios in your course or program? Now might be a good time to consider this option- beginning this Fall 2013, all incoming first year students will be introduced to ePortfolios through the MY PATH community group in LEARN.

Thursday, October 24, 2013 — 10:00 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 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.

Thursday, October 24, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 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.

Thursday, October 24, 2013 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Prof. Pascal van Hentenryck, NICTA, Australia, presents a guest lecture entitled, "Approximations and Relaxations of Power Flow Equations"

Thursday, October 24, 2013 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Professor Jennifer Hunter, University of Rochester, presents a Physics and Astronomy Colloquium entitled, "Seeing cells in the living eye: Pushing the limits of high-resolution retinal imaging".

Thursday, October 24, 2013 — 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

M. NourbeSe Philip is an un-embedded poet, essayist, novelist, playwright and former lawyer who lives in the space-time of the City of Toronto. She is a Guggenheim Fellow (USA) and the recipient of many awards including the Casa de las Americas prize (Cuba).

Her most recent work, Zong!, is a genre-breaking poem, which engages with the law, history and memory as they relate to the transatlantic slave trade.

This year's Reading Series at St Jerome's is on the theme of Literartistry,
showcasing literature's dance with other artistic media.

Thursday, October 24, 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. NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart for details.

Friday, October 25, 2013 — 10:00 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM 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.

 

Friday, October 25, 2013 — 10:00 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Looking to publish for the first time? This workshop provides an overview of things to consider when selecting journals to target for publication.

Friday, October 25, 2013 — 12:00 PM to Saturday, October 26, 2013 — 5:00 PM EDT to Sat, 10/26/2013 - 17:00

Gem and Mineral Show and Sale
Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26:

Friday, October 25 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm and Saturday, October 26 10:00am - 5:00 pm in the Centre for Environmental and Information Technology (EIT).

Mineral and gem dealers will be present along with activities for kids, a regional water display, demonstrations and much more!

Friday, October 25, 2013 — 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EDT
From the series "Observations and Free Inquiries" -  Should we rely on what we perceive or on what we think? What is the difference? Why has thought become so important in the human society? Can perception replace thinking? What are their limitations?
Friday, October 25, 2013 — 7:00 PM EDT

The 2013 Jakob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm Lecture will be given by Harvard film scholar Eric Rentschler. Professor Rentschler, who will also be receiving an honorary doctorate from the University of Waterloo for his leading scholarship in film studies, will be speaking on the film The Lives of Others / Das Leben der Anderen, winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2007.

Please join us for what will surely be an insightful lecture.  And be sure to stay for the reception afterwards!

Saturday, October 26, 2013 — 10:00 to 16:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
Child looking through microscope

The uWaterloo Science Open House will be held on October 26. This free event is the result of a collaborative effort that brings together activities from all uWaterloo Science departments to introduce the wonders of science to kids!

Monday, October 28, 2013 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Prepare for the optometry school admission interview (standard and MMI). Learn about the interview process, strategies to improve your performance and tips on how to handle common admission questions. A practice standard interview and MMI will be held within the workshop. This workshop is sponsored by the uWaterloo Pre-Optometry Club.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 — 10:00 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM 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.

 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 — 11:30 to 12:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

Join us for an informative session on the Ontario-Baden-Württemberg Student Exchange. David Darby, Academic Director of the OBW through Ontario Universities International, will be joining us to inform, educate and advise students on the options available to them through this consortia of German Universities.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 — 12:00 to 12:00 PM EDT

Special presentation by Richard Hughson, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences on Aging & Astronauts

Tickets:

$28 each for UWRA members, spouses and guests $30 for non-members

For information, please call 519-888-0334
 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 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, October 29, 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.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Dr. Ron Dembo, Founder and CEO of Zerofootprint, Founder and former
CEO of Algorithmics, will be speaking about hidden opportunity for
sustainability at WISE Lecture

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Beth Esenbergs, Small 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 29, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Surya Ganguli, Stanford University, presents a guest lecture entitled, "Title of talk: A Theory of Neural Dimensionality and Dynamics". 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 — 10:00 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

The academic job market is tight. Prepare early for your academic career by starting to think like a hiring committee. This workshop will explore the academic labour market and factors tied to success, and provide an overview of how best to promote yourself.

 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 — 10:00 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Have you invented something? Do you need to know what technology a company has invented? Find out what patents are about, what a search can do for you, and how to do your own search. Not for the faint of heart; some searching experience will help.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 — 12:30 to 12:30 PM EDT
The Story of Hagar, told in a creative way with video, live piano music, and song. Performed by Cheryl Pauls.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 — 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.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 — 7:15 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

The Wednesday Night Discussion Group (WNDG) has provided a safe and
confidential space for discussing sexual orientation and gender identity on
the University of Waterloo campus for four decades!

Need support? Have questions? Looking to socialize and meet new people? Come join members of the local rainbow community for an evening of engaging discussion.

Visit our webpage for details on the evening's topic of conversation.

Thursday, October 31, 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. NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart for details.

Friday, November 1, 2013 (all day)

University of Waterloo Random Act of Kindness Day

The University of Waterloo, the Federation of Students and the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation have partnered to offer the first-ever, campus-wide Random Act of Kindness Day! This event will inspire our campus to practice kindness and pass it on to others.

Waterloo this is our opportunity to demonstrate that our campus cares and contributes to our community and helps to strengthen the community-at-large. 

Volunteers Needed

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