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Friday, November 1, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Aliya Ramji

Beyond “Just”

At the cross section of economics and international trade lies the theory of comparative advantage. Comparative advantage is the ability of one country to produce a particular good or service at a lower cost over another country. Even if one country is more efficient in the production of all the goods in question over another country, both countries will still benefit by trading with one another so long as there is some margin of superiority.

Friday, November 1, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

 

James Beebe, University at Buffalo SUNY, presents a guest lecture entitled, "The Folk Conception of Weakness of Will". 
Friday, November 1, 2013 — 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EDT
From the series "Observations and Free Inquiries" - Why do we cheat? Why do we consider cheating and corruption unethical? Who are the bullies? Why there is physical and psychological violence? What is success? Why do we need to be successful? Can we be successful and ethical?  
Monday, November 4, 2013 — 12:00 to 15:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

The Grand River Community Métis Council & Infinite Reach is proud to
introduce the University of Waterloo to its Métis Community.

Come to this FREE CULTURAL EVENT to learn about your Métis community. Try your hand at Traditional Finger Weaving and listen to Métis Folk Music while you sip on some hot Cedar Tea, and taste some delicious Bannock.

This event is open to everyone.
 

Monday, November 4, 2013 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST

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

Monday, November 4, 2013 — 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST

Listen. Debate. Have your say.

Featuring University of Waterloo researcher, Chris Eliasmith, and researchers from Algoma University, McMaster University, University of Ottawa, and University of Toronto, this free event is open to the general public. Moderated by journalist and broadcaster, Piya Chattopadhyay, What Matters Now is part of a province-wide discussion series featuring researchers from Ontario's universities.

The event will also be webcast live.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
As part of the 2013-2014 History Speaker Series, the Department of History invites you attend “The Fine Print of “Never Again”: The Drafting of the UN Genocide Convention,” led by Dr. Yehonatan Alsheh, a postdoctoral fellow at the Balsillie School of International Affairs.    
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

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.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

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, November 5, 2013 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST

Prepare for professional school interviews by practising in small groups. Learn strategies to improve performance and get tips on how to handle admission questions.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 — 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
To register for this workshop, please visit the Student Success Office website. Managing your money and finances is not always as simple as it may seem. Learning about your spending and saving can significantly reduce your stress and anxiety, allowing you to live a more balanced lifestyle. In this workshop you will learn the basics of budgeting as well as tips on how to control your impulse spending and better manage your money.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST

A public lecture hosted by the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy

Featured speaker: Lynn Cooper, President, Canadian Pain Coalition

Health Care Panel:

Dr. Kim Moore, Physician, Centre for Family Medicine

Barbara Coulston, Pharmacist, Centre for Family Medicine Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy

Catherine Schill, Pharmacist, The Schill's Remedy's Rx, Adjunct
Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
Dr. Jennifer Lynes, Director, Environment & Business, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development 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, November 6, 2013 — 12:30 to 12:30 PM EST
Delightful jazz performed by Michael Wood and Jim Hodgkinson. Michael is a well known Canadian vibraphone player who teaches at Grebel, and Jim is a well known Canadian pianist.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST

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

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Bring a paper copy of your résumé to this hands-on workshop targeting a few of the most challenging areas of résumé writing for junior students. NOTE: We do not have the facilities to print off résumés at the start of the workshop. There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart for details.

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

A panel of experienced co-op students shares tips on finding and succeeding in your first co-op job.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 — 7:15 PM to 8:30 PM EST

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, November 7, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 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.

Thursday, November 7, 2013 — 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EST

Ann Shin's latest book of poetry, The Family China, explores the history held in china as a domestic art object, in all its fragility. Also an
award-winning filmmaker and new media producer, she recently directed and produced the documentary Defector: Escape from North Korea.

Thanks to Brick Books for their support.

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

All readings are free and open to the public.

Thursday, November 7, 2013 — 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 7 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.   Exhibit: November 7 - December 21, 2013

Kelly Richardson: This Island Earth

Gallery One + Two

Thursday, November 7, 2013 — 5:00 PM to Thursday, December 12, 2013 — 5:00 PM EST to Thu, 12/12/2013 - 17:00
Gallery One + Two Kelly Richardson This Island Earth   Kelly Richardson makes works that draw on cinema and the history of landscape painting as inspiration. Typically taking months to render, Richardson's images seamlessly integrate computer-generated imagery with footage shot in the natural wilderness to create haunting immersive landscapes. This Island Earth contrasts the high-definition video installations Orion Tide and The Last Frontier with a C-print of her landmark panorama Mariner 9.
Thursday, November 7, 2013 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST

Hockey players, figure skaters, families and first time skaters alike are invited to lace up, come out and take to the ice at Columbia Icefield Arena for the University of Waterloo Community Skate Night in support of our 2013 United Way Campaign.

Enjoy an open skate, meet & greet with Warrior greats, UWaterloo fan pack door prizes plus silent auction surprises!

When:     November 7, 2013 | 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Where:    Columbia Icefield Arena (CIF)

                University of Waterloo

Thursday, November 7, 2013 — 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
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, November 8, 2013 — 11:00 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
Come out and hear UK-based Canadian artist Kelly Richardson speak about her practice. After the talk, do take in her latest exhibition at UWAG, This Island Earth, which runs until December 21, 2013. You will not want to miss either event!  

Kelly Richardson: This Island Earth

Friday, November 8, 2013 — 12:00 to 12:00 PM EST
Renison University College presents their first Advertising Research Forum. This initiative will feature three guest speakers from Renison who will speak about "Knowledge Translation" and how to create strategies that move research from the laboratory, the research journal, and the academic conference into the hands of people and organizations who can put it to practical use. 
Friday, November 8, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

The reMaker Society: Technology and Technics for an Indigenous Modernity

Speaker: Steve Quilley, Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation
(WICI) Director of Development, Associate Professor in Social Innovation
Generation and the Department of Environment and Resource Studies in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo.

Friday, November 8, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST

From 10% to 40% Female CS Majors: The Harvey Mudd College Story

Speaker:

Maria Klawe, Harvey Mudd College

Friday, November 8, 2013 — 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST
From the series "Observations and Free Inquiries" - Why does our brain measure everything all the time? Why are rankings there? Why do we compare everything with everything all the time? Is a measuring mind capable of learning? What is the benchmarking process of these measurements? Has a measuring mind evolved at all?  
Monday, November 11, 2013 — 10:00 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST

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

Monday, November 11, 2013 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
Info session for undergraduate (1A,1B,2A) students who wish to internationalize their degree.
Monday, November 11, 2013 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

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.

Monday, November 11, 2013 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST
Our goal is to promote discussion about the evolution of Remembrance Day. Who does it include and exclude? Does its importance differ between generations, nationalities or other factors? How have opinions of this commemorative day changed over the years? Is Remembrance Day still relevant?   Speakers include:   Dr. James Skidmore, Germanic and Slavic Studies Dr. Nathan Funk, Peace and Conflict Studies Kirk W.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 — 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM EST

PLEASE NOTE: "Foundations of Project Management I: A Team-based Approach" is a pre-requisite for this workshop. Mitacs Step teaches you essential skills required to succeed in your future career. Please register at www.mitacs.ca for this workshop by clicking on "seminars & workshops

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Join us for a guest lecture with Peretz Lavie

The Honourable Kevin G. Lynch, Vice-Chair, BMO Financial Group and Feridun Hamdullahpur, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Waterloo, invite you to attend the guest lecture of Peretz Lavie, President of Technion.

Technion is one of the world’s top ten science and research universities dedicated to the creation of knowledge and the development of human capital and leadership, for the advancement of the State of Israel and all humanity.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM EST
Wondering what it's like to major in one of the 24 different disciplines offered in Arts?
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST

Are you feeling undecided about a major or thinking of changing your major? Learn effective steps to find a major that fits with your interests, abilities, and values.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST

Learn how to apply for Ontario rehab science programs (audiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy/physiotherapy, speech-language pathology). Topics include ideas on writing effective personal statements and the sketch, advice on reference letters, and information on the ORPAS process.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 — 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM EST

PLEASE NOTE: "Foundations of Project Management I: A Team-based Approach" is a pre-requisite for this workshop. Mitacs Step teaches you essential skills required to succeed in your future career. Please register at www.mitacs.ca for this workshop by clicking on "seminars & workshops

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 — 8:30 AM to Friday, November 15, 2013 — 8:00 PM EST to Fri, 11/15/2013 - 20:00
Waterloo Unlimited is a unique transdisciplinary high school enrichment program for high school students from across Canada at the University of Waterloo.   It's not quite like anything you've ever done before. It's about challenging the borders of scholarship and developing higher-order skills: communication, analysis, synthesis, initiative, curiosity, responsibility, leadership, teamwork and creativity. It's about open-ended learning. It's about you, and your love of learning.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 — 10:30 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

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, November 13, 2013 — 12:00 to 12:00 PM EST

The Keystone Campaign invites Faculty, Staff and retirees to a talk celebrating the power of philanthropy.

Inspired by a local healthcare professional's drive to improve child health in Nepal, two Waterloo students set out to make a difference.

When Kathmandu’s new International Friendship Children’s Hospital opened, these two students committed their time and energy to find the talent and equipment to help support the fledgling facility’s mission.

Join us to hear how BABU (a Nepali term of endearment) is helping to improve children’s healthcare in that country!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 — 5:00 PM EST
Winterloo is a program that runs during the December winter break (December 20, 2013 to January 3, 2014) for students who are not able to go home for the holidays. This program is open to all University of Waterloo students and their families. It's your opportunity to meet new friends, experience Canadian culture and participate in activities in the Waterloo community.   Attend this information session to find out more about the program and how you can take part in it this year.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 — 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
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.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 — 7:15 PM to 8:30 PM EST

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.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 — 8:00 PM to Saturday, November 16, 2013 — 8:00 PM EST to Sat, 11/16/2013 - 20:00

Re-imagined into our modern, media-driven world, the uWaterloo Drama
production of Shakespeare's Richard III presents a fresh take on the nature of power and the manner in which public discourse is deployed, distorted, and manipulated in our highly mediated society.

Thursday, November 14, 2013 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Hey students, the Student Success Office has created a new online community in LEARN called MyPATH

Students in Science and Arts are using this new tool now, but we want to hear from all students about how you think you might use a tool like this to navigate your path through university. What would be helpful to have in MyPATH? What is working well now? What are the key topics you would like to see?

Thursday, November 14, 2013 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST

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

Thursday, November 14, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EST

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.

Thursday, November 14, 2013 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST

The Program: May 3-June 18, 2014

Come and learn more about the Study in China Summer Program!

Students will take part in 5 weeks of classes at a top Chinese University plus 2 weeks traveling within China. Classes will be focused on Mandarin Chinese, plus lectures on topics including Chinese history, religion, political and economic systems, and comparisons between Chinese and Western cultures.

Thursday, November 14, 2013 — 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST
 

WE Innovate is the year's biggest showcase of Waterloo Engineering innovation. Our world-class researchers will be displaying emerging research in engineering - cutting edge technology that will shape the world of tomorrow.

This year WE Innovate will be held on Thursday, November 14 in the E5 Adel Sedra Student Design Centre. Presentations will be delivered to two audiences:

·       1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - UW undergraduate & high school students

Thursday, November 14, 2013 — 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
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, November 14, 2013 — 6:45 PM EST

Wondering where your Sociology degree could take you after graduation?

The Sociology Society is hosting an alumni event where four UW Sociology graduates will be coming in to speak about where their Sociology degree has led them! This event will provide the opportunity for Sociology students to participate in a comprehensive discussion panel. Students will also have the opportunity to ask questions and network one-on-one.

Panelists:

Thursday, November 14, 2013 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST

The Guelph Waterloo Physics Institute welcomes Dr. Herbert Levine of Rice University to present a public lecture titled, "Can physicists help defeat cancer? A story in the making."

For more information please visit uwaterloo.ca/science/events.

Friday, November 15, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST
Speaker: Terry Stewart, Centre for Theoretical Science   "What I cannot create, I do not understand".  That credo was deeply important to Richard Feynman, and I think it should be important for anyone trying to understand complex systems.  Here at the Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience at the University of Waterloo, we've been trying to apply this idea to understanding the human brain.  We have been making large-scale simulations of the human brain in order to test theories about how the brain works.
Friday, November 15, 2013 — 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST

Dr. Francis Cody, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology and Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto presented a guest lecture entitled, "The Light of Knowledge: Literacy Activism, Feminism, and the Social in Southern India".

Friday, November 15, 2013 — 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST
From the series "Observations and Free Inquiries" - What is freedom? Is freedom important? Do we want to be free?  
Saturday, November 16, 2013 — 8:30 AM to Sunday, November 17, 2013 — 4:00 PM EST to Sun, 11/17/2013 - 16:00
Thinking of a career in UX? Ready for an immersive learning experience in UX? uXperience Design Camp at the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus 2013 is experiential learning at its best. Working in teams you will create a viable, tangible solution to a given, real life problem using the five planes of UX. You can leverage the experience of Camp Leaders and Mentors throughout the process to ensure your team has a winning product - the top team gains extended mentorship support to commercialize their winning idea (valued at $10,000).
Saturday, November 16, 2013 — 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST
 

Mr. Bob Chodos, The Rev'd Glenda Meakin, and Dr. Timothy Gianotti explore the roots and branches of mysticism from the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim perspectives. This is the first of a two-part series. 

Cost is $10 per session, and includes refreshments.

Monday, November 18, 2013 — 9:00 AM to Friday, November 22, 2013 — 4:00 PM EST to Fri, 11/22/2013 - 16:00
Test your knowledge of international history and geography trivia for your chance to win a prize with Waterloo International's, 'Where is it?' contest.
Monday, November 18, 2013 — 11:00 to 12:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

An informative session for Environment students interested in
studying abroad.

Hosted by the Faculty of Environment International in partnership with Waterloo International.

Monday, November 18, 2013 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
Info session for undergraduate students who are interested in internationalizing their degree.
Monday, November 18, 2013 — 12:00 PM to Wednesday, November 20, 2013 — 1:00 PM EST to Wed, 11/20/2013 - 13:00
Renison University College will offer a range of events during International Education Week to help you learn more about international education and studying abroad.   Monday, November 18 Your Name Around the World Have your name written on a name card in different languages.  Tuesday, November 19 Guess That Object Come visit the showcase and guess the objects that people have collected from around the world. Wednesday, November 20
Monday, November 18, 2013 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST

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

Monday, November 18, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

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.

Monday, November 18, 2013 — 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST

Join the Faculty of Engineering in partnership with Waterloo
International for an informative session on exchange opportunities for
Engineering students to Germany.

Monday, November 18, 2013 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EST
An opportunity for Arts students who are interested in going on exchange to meet with previous Waterloo Arts students who have gone on exchange and with current exchange students who have come from other countries to study at Waterloo this term. Pre-registration is required.
Monday, November 18, 2013 — 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EST

Join the Faculty of Science in partnership with Waterloo International for an informative session on exchange opportunities for Engineering students to Germany.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 — 10:00 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST

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, November 19, 2013 — 10:00 to 23:30 AM to 11:30 PM EST

For individuals in Arts, AHS and Environment. Your 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.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 — 11:30 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Join the Faculty of Engineering in partnership with Waterloo
International for an informative session on exchange opportunities for
Engineering students.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 — 11:30 to 12:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

We live in a unique moment in human history when the age old questions of whether there are other worlds such as our own and whether they support life have been opened to direct scientific investigation. The formation of stars a few hundred million years after the big bang, and the subsequent appearance of planetary systems can be probed by the Hubble and Kepler space telescopes.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Did you know that Ghana was among the New York Times' top five
places to visit in 2013, or that it produces more than 50% of the world’s
cocoa for chocolate production? To learn more facts about the country and culture, join us for the Ghana Country Spotlight.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST

Glenn Yonemitsu, CEO of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants, will provide an overview of the management consulting industry, what management consultants do, what firms look for in prospective new hires, and the personality traits necessary for success. Come hear his insights on the benefits and challenges of this stimulating line of work.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST

Glenn Yonemitsu, CEO of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants, will provide an overview of the management consulting industry, what management consultants do, what firms look for in prospective new hires, and the personality traits necessary for success. Come hear his insights on the benefits and challenges of this stimulating line of work.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EST

My World Abroad (www.MyWorldAbroad.com) is a comprehensive online guide to the global workplace. 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, November 19, 2013 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

This is your opportunity to learn more about the Ontario/Jiangsu (OJS) exchange program. uWaterloo study abroad staff and David Wood from Ontario Universities International will be on-hand to share information and answer your questions about studying in the Jiangsu region

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
This workshop will introduce you to the main cultural differences in verbal and non-verbal communication styles. You will explore your own communication style and learn how differences in communication might influence your academic communication and your interactions with students, peers and faculty members. The workshop is aimed at graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who have not had any training in intercultural communication.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST

Explore the impact of culture and intercultural communication in the work environment and find strategies for success in a different work culture. This workshop is geared towards students who will go abroad to work and international students who want to work in Canada.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 — 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST
This class highlights a Latin style of dance that has grown in popularity worldwide: Merengue. Participants will learn a variety of sensational, skillful elements and turn patterns to the beat of dynamic, Latin music. Whether you are a complete beginner or a more experienced dancer, come and dance your heart out.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 — 10:00 to 12:30 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 help you better understand who you are and what you want in the world of work.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 — 12:00 to 12:50 PM to 12:50 PM EST
Dr. Daniela O'Neill, Founder & Director, Centre for Child Studies, University of Waterloo, presents a lecture titled, "Telling and listening to picture book stories: Links with complex thinking in the early years".    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, November 20, 2013 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Discover the unique features of each region, including environment, animals, specialty foods and day-to-day activities.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
Put your best foot forward with the November Employee Assistance Program Brown Bag Lunch & Learn. The goal of this session is to educate the audience about “all things footwear”.  Presented by Certified Pedorthists, Kimberly Rau & Associates, this session will touch on the function of the foot and the role of footwear.  No matter what the activity from standing to walking to running and other sports, it is important that footwear be comfortable and functional to prevent injury while enhancing performance.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

This is your opportunity to learn more about the Ontario/Rhône-Alpes (ORA) exchange program. uWaterloo study abroad staff and Louise Lewin from Ontario Universities International will be on-hand to share information and answer your questions about studying in the Rhône-Alpes region.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

What makes a good class schedule? Are breaks important between classes? What are some of the issues you have with your current schedule?

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 — 12:30 to 12:30 PM EST
Noon Hour Concert featuring: Ben Bolt-Martin, cello Andrew Chung, violin Julie Baumgartel, violin Josh Greenlaw, viola Factory Arts provide a unique blend of high energy performance and disarming audience interaction.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST

Learn from a panel of faculty members and graduate students about international research projects. Find out how they got started, what they learned, and hear about international funding agencies.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

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.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 — 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EST

Hey students, the Student Success Office has created a new online community in LEARN called MyPATH

Students in Science and Arts are using this new tool now, but we want to hear from all students about how you think you might use a tool like this to navigate your path through university. What would be helpful to have in MyPATH? What is working well now? What are the key topics you would like to see?

Come for a free meal and $10 on your Watcard and tell us what you think.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 — 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
Build connections by networking with professional geoscientists and learning more about their work in advancing the geoscience profession.   Guest Speaker:  Dr. Steven G. Evans  
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 — 6:30 PM EST

International Film Festival: Wed. Nov. 20th @ 6:30pm at the Princess Cinemas. Box office opens for ticket sales at 5:45pm.

Film: Partition - 2007.

Ticket Prices: $2.00 for UW faculty, staff and students who bring a canned food item for the Food Bank, or $5 for non UW attendees.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 — 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST

Description: How to build communities that can survive and thrive in an
interconnected, global world is an important question for all societies. As
the ecological, social and economic challenges we face are becoming
increasingly complex lessons from research on social innovation may help us develop our collective resilience.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 — 7:15 PM to 8:30 PM EST

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.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 — 7:30 PM EST

Ways of the Spirit: Celebrating Dialogue, Diversity & Spirituality

You're invited to attend the book launch for a new volume edited by Professor M. Darrol Bryant.

The new book contains writings by Ursula King, Rami Shapiro, Marcus Borg, Doboom Tulku, Casey Rock, Mary Pat Fisher, Val Larivier, Peter Phan, Kendra Smith and others, plus poems by Pamela O’Rourke.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 — 10:00 PM to 11:30 PM EST

For individuals in Science, Engineering and Math. Your 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.

Thursday, November 21, 2013 — 10:00 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST

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, November 21, 2013 — 10:00 to 15:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST

International Education Week and CECA are proud to present the 5th annual “Where in the World?” Photo Contest on Thursday November 21, 2013.

Drop by the Tatham Centre between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. to cast your ballot for your favorite student photo from their 2013 International & U.S. work terms! uWaterloo faculty, staff and students are welcome to cast a ballot – please be sure to bring your Waterloo ID card/WatCard in order to receive your ballot!

Thursday, November 21, 2013 — 10:00 to 15:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST

Come talk to current exchange students and Waterloo students who
have studied abroad. They will be there to give you first hand information
about their home/host university in an information fair style event.

Thursday, November 21, 2013 — 11:30 to 13:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST

For Graduating Students - ENG - Mechanical, ENG - Electrical, ENG - Mechatronics

We are seeking upcoming graduates in Electrical, Mechanical and Mechatronics engineering interested in pursuing a dynamic career in building services.

All interested students are invited to attend our career information session on Thurs. Nov. 21st starting at 11:30am in the Tatham Centre 2218 A and B.

Lunch will be provided.

Thursday, November 21, 2013 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

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

Thursday, November 21, 2013 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST

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, November 21, 2013 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
Professor Hong Guo, McGill University, will deliver a WIN seminar entitled, "Device Modeling from Atomistic First Principles".   This lecture is free and open to the public.
Thursday, November 21, 2013 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST

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, November 21, 2013 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art and health art. It is practiced for a variety of reasons including exercise, relaxation, martial art, and meditation. Tai chi movements focus on flow, balance, posture and flexibility. All of these attributes aid in developing a sense of body awareness which benefits all areas of life. The class will consist of a short warm up followed by foundations exercises, and form practice.   * This class is offered in Mandarin
Thursday, November 21, 2013 — 5:00 PM to 6:17 PM EST
This exotic class will focus on the dance vocabulary and muscle isolation used in belly dance. Learn the gentle movements of this ancient dance form and be introduced to some background on different styles of belly dance being practiced around the world.
Thursday, November 21, 2013 — 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST
Take a Walk in My Shoes: Understanding the educational journey of a student refugee.
Friday, November 22, 2013 — 10:30 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

An information session for Applied Health Sciences students interested in studying abroad.


Hosted by the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences in partnership with Waterloo International

Friday, November 22, 2013 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

5000 years of history has created the distinct food culture of China. Each of the eight distinct regions have their own styles and flavors.
Join us for a culinary journey as we experience the many flavors of China.

Friday, November 22, 2013 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
Information session for undergraduate students in 1A,1B & 2A who want to learn how to internationalize their degree!
Friday, November 22, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Travis Wheeler from the Janelia Farms research campus will discuss "Sensitive and fast DNA homology search with profile HMMs and the BWT"

Abstract:

Friday, November 22, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Hari Stirbet

The Creative Person

Friday, November 22, 2013 — 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST
From the series "Observations and Free Inquiries" - What is wisdom? Is philosophy serious about its inquiries?  
Friday, November 22, 2013 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST

The St. Jerome's University Bridges Lecture Series presents:

Friday, November 22, 2013 — 8:00 PM EST

Tickets are sold out

** but follow @uwaterloo using #UWaterlooGold for your chance to win one of 10 extra tickets and a copy of Without Their Permission.

Monday, November 25, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EST

November 22, 2013 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy (JFK), an event that continues to spark interest to this day. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 — 4:00 PM EST
WatRISQ and the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science present a guest lecture featuring Steven Kou, Provost’s Chair Professor of Mathematics, Director of the Centre for Quantitative Finance National University of Singapore titled, "Robust Measurement of Economic Tail Risk."   ABSTRACT: We prove that the only tail risk measure that satisfies a set of economic axioms proposed by Schmeidler (1989, Econometrica) and a statistical requirement called elicitability (i.e.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EST

Jennifer Saul, The University of Sheffield, presents a guest lecture entitled, "Generics, Implicit Communication and Political Manipulation". 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 — 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST

Listen. Debate. Have your say.

Featuring University of Waterloo researcher, Lorne Dawson, and researchers from Brock University, Western University, Wilfrid Laurier University, and University of Windsor, this free event is open to the general public. Moderated by broadcaster and journalist, Piya Chattopadhyay, What Matters Now is part of province-wide discussion
series featuring researchers from Ontario's universities.

The event will also be webcast live.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 — 10:30 to 12:30 AM to 12:30 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.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

How can the Registrar’s Office (RO) improve its communications with students?

The RO wants to hear your opinions on the best way to get in touch with you, how often we should communicate with you, and whether or not RO emails, print pieces, and webpages meet your needs.

Sign up to tell us you thoughts and we’ll provide you with a free lunch and $10 on your WatCard.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 — 12:30 to 12:30 PM EST
A gamelan is a traditional musical ensemble from Indonesia,including a variety of instruments such as metallophones, xylophones, drums and gongs.  Dr. Maisie Sum will demonstrate the instruments and provide some cultural context to the audience.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 — 7:15 PM to 8:30 PM EST

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, November 28, 2013 — 11:00 to 15:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST

Join VeloCity for two amazing events rolled into one day with over $100,000 to be won. 

Join us in the audience for the chance to win some sweet prizes!

We created a fast-paced, jam-packed event with unlimited value and entertainment for the attendees. We’re even providing free boxed lunches so you can refuel and be ready to roll for the second half of the event!   

Thursday, November 28, 2013 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Are you one of the many students who are managing multiple email accounts?

Thursday, November 28, 2013 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST

Feridun Hamdullahpur, President and Vice-Chancellor and Geoff McBoyle, Vice-President, Academic & Provost invite you to attend the 2013 Fall Town Hall Meeting.  

AGENDA 

Thursday, November 28, 2013 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST

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, November 28, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EST

Brant A. Peppley, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Fuel Cells, Department of Chemical Engineering and Queen's RMC Fuel Cell Research Centre, will deliver a seminar entitled, “The Nature of Breakthroughs from the Perspective of Progress in Fuel Cells”. 

Thursday, November 28, 2013 — 8:00 PM EST

"Brahms and the Lieutenant"

Brahms, Prokofiev, Dvorak played by the university orchestra

Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 1 Sergei Prokofiev Suite from Lieutenant Kijé Antonín Dvořák Slavonic Rhapsody No. 2

Free tickets from the Theatre Box Office: (519) 888-4908

Thursday, November 28, 2013 — 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST

Steve McCaffery, once a performer in the legendary sound poetry troupe The Four Horsemen, has long been at the forefront of experimental writing in Canada. He has published more than 40 books of poetry and criticism, and is now David Gray Chair Endowed Professor and Director of the Poetics Programme at SUNY Buffalo.

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

All readings are free and open to the public.

Friday, November 29, 2013 — 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST
The last talk from the series "Observations and Free Inquiries" - There are many Gods; there is only one God; there is no God. Why do we ask the God question? What is its relationship to our lives?  
Saturday, November 30, 2013 — 10:00 to 13:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST
Paintin’ Place Daycare has been in operation for more than 35 years!  We are sad to announce that we are preparing to shut the doors at Paintin’ Place forever.  We are coming together with Hildegard Marsden and Klemmer Farmhouse to form a new daycare called Bright Starts Cooperative Early Learning Centre Inc.  It is a brand new building and is located at the North end of campus behind the Optometry building.  The doors are expected to open in January 2014.   With this on the horizon we would like to invite as many alumni, past famili
Saturday, November 30, 2013 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Are you graduating soon and interested in solar energy as well as the solar industry here in Canada?

Saturday, November 30, 2013 — 8:00 PM EST
All three University Choirs (Chamber, Chapel, and University) will perform in honour of Grebel's 50th Anniversary.  The concert will include the World Premiere of a new setting of Psalm 150, composed by Timothy Corlis.

Admission $10, students/seniors $5

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