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Friday, February 28, 2014 — 5:00 PM to Sunday, March 2, 2014 — 5:00 PM EST to Sun, 03/02/2014 - 17:00

CODE is the first national Open Data hackathon in Canada – a 48 hour competition where participants compete to build the best app utilizing federal government data from the Canadian Open Data Portal (http://www.data.gc.ca).

Free busing (from Waterloo) and food will be provided throughout the competition to registered participants.

Register today! https://www.canadianopendataexperience.com/ and select the University of Waterloo as your hub location.

Saturday, March 1, 2014 — 7:00 PM EST

ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE.

Each year the organizers choose a local benefactor who deals with oppressed women in their community. This year all the proceeds from The Vagina Monologues will go to THE WATERLOO WOMEN'S CRISIS CENTRE.

For more information about the Waterloo Women's Crisis Centre visit:
http://www.wcswr.org/
https://www.facebook.com/womenscrisisSWR

Show dates are:
Saturday, March 1st @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, March 2nd @ 2:00 pm
Sunday, March 2nd @ 7:00 pm.

Admission is $10.00 at the door

All other donations are appreciated.

Monday, March 3, 2014 — 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM 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 UWaterloo students, faculty, and staff.

Monday, March 3, 2014 — 2:30 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.

Monday, March 3, 2014 — 5:30 PM EST

Are you a landlord? Rental property owner in Stratford?

Join us for an information session to learn about the student rental landscape!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 — 10:30 to 13:00 AM to 1:00 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.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST

Want to learn more about a being a History major?

Drop-in to chat with faculty and other History students. Find out more about career paths in History and why you should become part of our department!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST

When you need critical reviews, peer-reviewed articles, authoritative data or stats and time is of the essence, then power searching is a well-earned skill to learn.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 — 10:30 to 12:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Through discussion and hands-on activities, this session will increase your understanding of the career decision-making process and put you in a better position to make appropriate career choices. 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 — 10:30 to 12:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Through discussion and hands-on activities, this session will increase  your understanding of the career decision-making process and put you  in a better position to make appropriate career choices.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 — 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?

The University would like to hear your thoughts on class schedules as the Registrar's Office leads an on-campus committee to help enhance the way the University schedules its classes. Software has been purchased to integrate with Quest and allow us to build schedules based on student demand and instructor teaching requirements, giving students timely access to courses they need, and minimize or eliminate space shortages.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 — 12:30 to 12:30 PM EST

Conrad Grebel University College presents Performance Art & Song.

Come listen to contemporary music featuring Jason White (piano) and Pam Patel (vocals).

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 — 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM EST

Do you have complaints about your CS Undergrad Program?

Don't just complain on reddit. Come and complain to the CS Undergrad administration.

We will also talk about some changes to the CS Program, which may impact first and second year students, as well as incoming students. We want your opinion.

Also, we have cake.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 — 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EST

Rob McLennan is the author of more than twenty books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. He won the John Newlove Poetry Award in 2011 for the chapbook Miss Canada. An editor and publisher, he energetically runs several presses and journals, and regularly posts reviews, essays, interviews and other notices at robmclennan.blogspot.com.

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.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 — 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST

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

The Emerging Leader for Solar Energy (ELSE) program, which is a part of the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) has partnered with the UW midgnight Sun racing team to host a information & speakers session at UWaterloo on Wed, March 5, from 6:30pm-8:30pm for students and recent entrants to the labour force who are passionate about solar energy, sustainability and the environment.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 — 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 location and other details on the evening's topic of conversation.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 — 10:00 to 15:30 AM to 3:30 PM EST

The Sikh Students Association at UWaterloo will be tying turbans on students, faculty, staff and anyone else who wants to get the experience of wearing a turban. 

Come join this free event designed to raise awareness about the Sikh community. 

Thursday, March 6, 2014 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Join us in person or via webcast for a special series of Mini Town Halls to learn what it will take to move Waterloo’s eight strategic priorities from paper to practice.

Hosted by Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of University of Waterloo, each town hall offers the opportunity to:

Thursday, March 6, 2014 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST

The UW Political Science Students Association (PSSA) presents an exciting discussion panel on recent political developments in Ukraine, including ongoing issues in the Crimea region.

This week's interdisciplinary panel will feature dynamic speakers from UW's Political Science, Germanic & Slavic Studies, and History departments Dr. John Jaworsky, Dr. Tetyana Reichert, and Dr. Alexander Statiev.

Thursday, March 6, 2014 — 5:30 PM EST

Why do we compete with each other?

Is competition necessary to excel?

Is competition natural? What is the effect of competition on individuals and the society?

Can the right education be based on competition?

Thursday, March 6, 2014 — 7:00 PM EST

One in a series of five lectures being given by candidates for the endowed Diefenbaker Memorial Chair in German Literary Studies.

Thursday, March 6, 2014 — 7:30 PM EST

Dr. Steven Nolt is Professor of History at Goshen College in Indiana. He has published and presented widely on the Amish in the United States, past and present. He most recent co-authored book is The Amish, published by Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.

Friday, March 7, 2014 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

We'll share what we do at The Working Centre and explore how the needs of the community validate what Knowledge Integration students are learning.

Speakers: Devin Howard & Nathan Stretch

Friday, March 7, 2014 — 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM EST

Join the University of Waterloo as we recognize and celebrate International Women's Day 2014

Welcome remarks:

Feridun Hamdullahpur, President and Vice-chancellor, University of Waterloo Douglas Peers, Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Waterloo 

Distinguished guest speaker: 

Friday, March 7, 2014 — 6:00 PM EST

In honour of Father Hugh MacKinnon, the History Society presents the 30th Annual MacKinnon dinner.

This event takes place on March 7th, 2014 at St. George Banquet Hall in Waterloo. Cocktails start at 6:00pm and dinner served at 7:00pm.

This year's guest speaker is notable historian and Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Dr. John English.

Friday, March 7, 2014 — 7:30 PM EST

Dr. Royden Loewen is Chair in Mennonite Studies and Professor of History at the University of Winnipeg in Manitoba. He is a prolific researcher and author on Mennonite history, immigration history, and rural history in North and South America. His most recent book is Village Among Nations: 'Canadian' Mennonites in a Transnational World, 1916-2006, published by University of Toronto Press, 2013.

Saturday, March 8, 2014 — 8:30 AM to 9:30 PM EST
Further Education Boot camp poster
  This boot camp is open to students and alumni with an interest in further education.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 — 6:45 PM to 11:00 PM EST

Come out and enjoy a free night of entertainment at Blackforest 2014. Doors open at 6:30pm, the coffeehouse begins at 7:00pm.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Monday, March 10, 2014 — 8:30 AM to Friday, March 14, 2014 — 8:30 PM EDT to Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:30
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.

Monday, March 10, 2014 — 12:00 PM to Wednesday, March 12, 2014 — 6:00 PM EDT to Wed, 03/12/2014 - 18:00

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

In building our exhibits, we have moved beyond the traditional projects and assignments typical of an undergraduate experience. The creation process allowed us to be self-directed and enabled us to incorporate skills from many different disciplines.

Monday, March 10, 2014 — 5:00 PM EDT

EXPLORATIONS 2014 provides the public with an opportunity to see what we do at the Faculty of Engineering, to spark an interest in students of grades 6, 7 and 8, their parents, friends and siblings by taking them on tours of Engineering Displays (lasting about an hour and half).

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Join The Games Institute and Scott Nicholson for an exploration of meaningful gamification and how to use a gameful or playful layer to motivate user engagement.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 — 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

Come and explore the Capstone Design Symposium for Chemical Engineering!

Capstone Design is the culmination of the undergraduate student experience, creating a blueprint for innovation in engineering design.

Student projects are often trademarked and steered toward commercialization during the Capstone Design phase, even before the students have completed their degrees.

Information on all 2014 Capstone Design Symposiums

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 — 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

Special screening of Pandora's Promise from SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL with an introduction by Dr. Peter Poruks, Ph. D., Manager of Regulatory Affairs of the Canadian Nuclear Association.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 — 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

WISE will host a special screening of Panodora's Promise 5:30 to 7:30 on Tuesday March 11, 2014 in RCH 302 at the University of Waterloo.

There will be a short introduction by Dr. Peter Poruks, Ph.D., Manager of Regulatory Affairs, the Canadian Nuclear Association, who will also be available for questions following the screening.

This screening is open to all students and the public.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 — 11:30 to 11:30 AM EDT

The Water Institute is please to host a seminar by Dr. Mike Stone, Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo. His seminar is titled: Long term impacts of large scale land disturbance by wildfire on water quality in the Oldman River basin, Alberta.

All are welcome.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 — 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 location and other details on the evening's topic of conversation.
Thursday, March 13, 2014 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

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.

Thursday, March 13, 2014 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Drop in to the Student Life Centre from Monday to Thursday between 1-3pm and get extra tips on researching and writing papers.

We can help with:

Database searching Essay organization Citations Topic development Thesis statements Grammar

Support provided in partnership between the Writing Centre and the Library.

Thursday, March 13, 2014 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

On Thursday, March 13th, 2014, 3-4pm, Professor Dion Vlachos of University of Delaware, will deliver a seminar entitled "Heteroepitaxial Materials: Self-assembly, Control, and Emergent Properties".

This lecture is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

Thursday, March 13, 2014 — 5:30 PM EDT

Why do we bully each other as individuals/groups/countries?

What is the source of psychological/physical violence?

Can education ignore violence?

Thursday, March 13, 2014 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

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

Thursday, March 13, 2014 — 7:00 PM EDT

One in a series of five lectures being given by candidates for the endowed Diefenbaker Memorial Chair in German Literary Studies.

Friday, March 14, 2014 — 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Come and explore the Capstone Design Symposium for Mechatronics Engineering!

Mechatronics Design Projects (PDF)

Information on all 2014 Capstone Design Symposiums

Friday, March 14, 2014 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

MathSoc celebrates the number Pi.

Come out for free Pi(e), a Pi(e) eating contest and much more!

Open to all students, staff and Faculty!

Friday, March 14, 2014 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Professor Jennifer Clapp speaks about the challenge of embedding equity and sustainability into the global food system.

Friday, March 14, 2014 — 3:30 PM EDT

Mathematical models are central to making ecological prediction. However, most applied ecological fields including invasion biology, we are challenged by limited information, limited resources and limited time. As such, to be relevant for policy and provide advice in a timely manner, we must make predictions using the data available. I will focus on invasion biology - a global driver of environmental change and one which costs billions to society annually. I will present models and results for forecasting biological invasions, given data limitations and the inherent uncertainty.

Friday, March 14, 2014 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Speaker: Elijah Millgram, University of Utah

Title of Talk: Who was the author of Neitzsche's Zarathustra?

Friday, March 14, 2014 — 4:30 PM EDT

Fashion for Change is proud to hold our fourth annual charity fashion show this Friday, March 14!

Friday, March 14, 2014 — 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

Using the coverage in the U.S. newspapers post September 11, 2001, this talk will uncover the multifaceted use of the term, "Islamophobia". Even though the term Islamophobia was used commonly in the U.S. press after 9/11, Dr. Mohamed argues that, owing to its multiple definitions, Islamophobia became an ambiguous term.

Saturday, March 15, 2014 — 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

TEDxUW

For the fifth time in as many years, the city of Waterloo will be hosting a TEDx platform. A satellite project of the popular TED movement, TEDx is designed to bring the experience of TED’s unique conference format to smaller communities, putting them in contact and conversation with the 300 million-plus viewers who comprise TED’s global audience. 

Monday, March 17, 2014 — 10:00 to 16:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

Come and explore the Capstone Design Symposium for Systems Design Engineering!

Monday, March 17, 2014 — 10:00 to 22:00 AM to 10:00 to 22:00 PM EDT

AFSA Tax Clinic - Free Canadian Tax Return Filing

The Accounting and Finance Student¹s Association will soon be hosting its annual Tax Clinic. The purpose of this event is to serve low to middle income families and individuals in the Waterloo-Kitchener area, as well as university students, by helping them file free Canadian income tax returns. Please see our website for eligibility.

Monday, March 17, 2014 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Drop in to the Student Life Centre from Monday to Thursday between 1-3pm and get extra tips on researching and writing papers.

We can help with:

Database searching Essay organization Citations Topic development Thesis statements Grammar

Support provided in partnership between the Writing Centre and the Library.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 — 10:30 to 12:30 AM to 12:30 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.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 — 10:30 to 16:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

Come and explore the Capstone Design Symposium for Civil Engineering!

Times and locations

Morning

Afternoon

10:30am - 1:00pm 2:00pm - 4:30pm Room 3602, Carl Pollock Hall Room 2350, Engineering 2

University of Waterloo campus map

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 — 12:00 to 12:00 PM EDT

Tatham Centre: end of the building fee celebration

The end of a student fee? It’s unheard of! So it’s time to celebrate!

Peggy Jarvie, Executive Director, Co-operative Education & Career Action, and Adam Garcia, Vice President, Education, Federation of Students want to say a big thank you to the students who have contributed to the construction of the Tatham Centre, and invite all co-op students to join them for cake to celebrate the end of the TC building fee.

Join us anytime from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

A brief history

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Drop in to the Student Life Centre from Monday to Thursday between 1-3pm and get extra tips on researching and writing papers.

We can help with:

Database searching Essay organization Citations Topic development Thesis statements Grammar

Support provided in partnership between the Writing Centre and the Library.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

The History department presents "From Terrorism to Heroism: The Extreme Right in the French Resistance" by Dr. Valerie Deacon, Assistant Professor, New York University.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Join us in person or via webcast for a special series of Mini Town Halls to learn what it will take to move Waterloo’s eight strategic priorities from paper to practice.

Hosted by Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of University of Waterloo, each town hall offers the opportunity to:

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

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

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Dr Mikhail Patrashin, Senior Researcher of Terahertz and Millimeter wave ICT Laboratory, Japan, will deliver a seminar entitled "Antimonide-based Semiconductor Nanostructures for Terahertz and Millimeter-wave Devices".

This lecture is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

CTN (Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience) Colloquium Series

Speaker: Richard Zemel, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto Title of talk: Neural Representations in a Dynamic Uncertain World

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 — 4:00 PM EDT

WatRISQ Seminar: Estimating the Markov-switching GARCH Model with a Deterministic

Guest Speaker:  Prof. Maciej Augustyniak

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 — 5:30 PM to Thursday, March 20, 2014 — 10:00 PM EDT to Thu, 03/20/2014 - 22:00

A conference open to ALL UW students regardless of faculty or major with professionals from assorted backgrounds and careers.

Each night features different professionals from assorted backgrounds and careers who are here to give you an idea of "what's next". Alongside these industry experts will be some of our very own Economics professors who want to show how their course materials can directly benefit you in your career endeavours.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 — 10:00 to 17:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

Come and explore the Capstone Design Symposium for Electrical and Computer Engineering!

ECE design project abstracts (PDF)

Information on Software Engineering's Capstone Design Symposium

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 — 12:00 to 12:00 PM EDT

Tatham Centre: end of the building fee celebration

The end of a student fee? It’s unheard of! So it’s time to celebrate!

Peggy Jarvie, Executive Director, Co-operative Education & Career Action, and Adam Garcia, Vice President, Education, Federation of Students want to say a big thank you to the students who have contributed to the construction of the Tatham Centre, and invite all co-op students to join them for cake to celebrate the end of the TC building fee.

Join us anytime from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

A brief history

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Join us at the Communitech Hub to learn about the Master of Digital Experience Innovation offered only at the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus. Available on a full-time and part-time basis, this course-based, industry focused Master's comes complete with the educational portion of the Project Management Professional® certification.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Drop in to the Student Life Centre from Monday to Thursday between 1-3pm and get extra tips on researching and writing papers.

We can help with:

Database searching Essay organization Citations Topic development Thesis statements Grammar

Support provided in partnership between the Writing Centre and the Library.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

Are you wondering how your History degree relates to your career direction? Attend our Careers in History workshop!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

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

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 — 4:00 PM EDT

Dr. A. Calcagno (Philosophy and Religious Studies, King's University College, at Western University) will give a public lecture entitled: 

"On the Possibility of Reconciling Edith Stein's Early and Later Accounts of Community"

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 — 7:00 PM EDT

Dr. Douglas Cowan, Professor, Religious Studies, will be giving a talk entitled, "Why Atheism Matters."

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

Topic: Cutting carbon emissions in the aviation industry

Lecturer: Walter Palmer, Author, Pilot

Walter will be speaking about the sustainable development of alternative fuels for the airline industry.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 — 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 location and other details on the evening's topic of conversation.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 — 8:00 PM EDT

The University of Waterloo Drama department presents From Solitary to Solidarity: Unravelling the Ligatures of Ashley Smith, a new project exploring issues of mental health in the context of the troubling story of Ashley Smith, a teenager who died at Grand Valley Institution for Women in 2007. The inquest on the circumstances surrounding her incarceration and eventual death recently declared her death a homicide. Ashley's story has sparked a great deal of attention for its shocking exposure of Canada's prison system and neglect of those suffering from mental illness.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 — 8:00 PM EDT
Poster for From Solitary to Solidarity

The Department of Drama and Speech Communication presents a new project exploring issues of mental health in the context of the troubling, and still emerging, story of Ashley Smith, a teenager who died at Grand Valley Institution for Women in 2007.

Thursday, March 20, 2014 — 10:00 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

The workshop provides a hands-on learning environment to explore using RefWorks (or other bibliographic management software) and any research database, with citation tracking and search alert capabilities, to maintain an accurate list of your own publications and track and collect citations of your work. The process will help you to identify the best citation tracking sources for your field, uses multiple sources to ensure all your work is tracked and maximizes citation counts. The workshop does not delve into author focused impact factors (e.g. h-index etc).

Thursday, March 20, 2014 — 12:00 to 12:00 PM EDT

Tatham Centre: end of the building fee celebration

The end of a student fee? It’s unheard of! So it’s time to celebrate!

Peggy Jarvie, Executive Director, Co-operative Education & Career Action, and Adam Garcia, Vice President, Education, Federation of Students want to say a big thank you to the students who have contributed to the construction of the Tatham Centre, and invite all co-op students to join them for cake to celebrate the end of the TC building fee.

Join us anytime from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

A brief history

Thursday, March 20, 2014 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Drop in to the Student Life Centre from Monday to Thursday between 1-3pm and get extra tips on researching and writing papers.

We can help with:

Database searching Essay organization Citations Topic development Thesis statements Grammar

Support provided in partnership between the Writing Centre and the Library.

Thursday, March 20, 2014 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

John R. Kirtley, Stanford University

Scanning SQUID Microscopy of Topological Insulators

Thursday, March 20, 2014 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

A Look Ahead: Panel on the Future of Energy Decarbonization in Canada presented by Climate Action Project and WISE.

Thursday, March 20, 2014 — 5:00 PM to Saturday, April 5, 2014 — 5:00 PM EDT to Sat, 04/05/2014 - 17:00

UWaterloo Fine Arts presents Blank Slate, the 40th Annual Fourth Year Honours Undergraduate Exhibition, featuring artworks in various media by 33 students completing the fourth year studio course. Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday March 20 from 5:00­- 8:00 pm.

Thursday, March 20, 2014 — 5:30 PM EDT

What is good and evil?

Is ethics necessary? Why have all ethical paradigms fail to create a “good” society?

Do we need to be ethical at all?

Why do we cheat?

What is integrity?

Do we cheat because we are not ethical?

Thursday, March 20, 2014 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Play an instrument?

Like sports?

Love playing instruments and watching sports?

Well then, Warriors Band may just be what you're looking for. Come out to the Warriors Band's weekly practice. There are no auditions and some instruments are provided!

Don't worry if you can't make it this week, we practice every Thursday.

Same time, same place all term. PAC 1001 @ 5:30-7PM.

For more info: www.warriorsband.com

Thursday, March 20, 2014 — 7:00 PM EDT

One in a series of five lectures being given by candidates for the endowed Diefenbaker Memorial Chair in German Literary Studies.

Thursday, March 20, 2014 — 8:00 PM EDT
Poster for From Solitary to Solidarity

The Department of Drama and Speech Communication presents a new project exploring issues of mental health in the context of the troubling, and still emerging, story of Ashley Smith, a teenager who died at Grand Valley Institution for Women in 2007.

Friday, March 21, 2014 — 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

On Friday, March 21st, students from the Software Engineering Program at the University of Waterloo will present their design projects at the 5th Annual Capstone Design Project Symposium. 

More than 90 students will present 21 design project prototypes that solve problems in the general areas of software including brain simulation, mobile apps, cloud computing, entertainment, music, security, and artificial intelligence.

Friday, March 21, 2014 — 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

Come and explore the Capstone Design Symposium for Management Engineering!

Information about the various management engineering projects.

Have any questions about the event? Please contact the Coordinator.

Friday, March 21, 2014 — 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM EDT

Come and explore the Capstone Design Symposium for Nanotechnology Engineering!

2014 Nanotechnology Engineering Symposium Schedule and Abstracts (PDF)

Friday, March 21, 2014 — 10:30 to 17:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

A special event to mark UN World Water Day that includes a poster exhibition, two keynote speakers and a career fair.

Keynote speakers are the CRI's Water Grandmother Cecelia Brookes and Dr. Monique Dube.

Friday, March 21, 2014 — 11:00 to 11:00 AM EDT

The World Water Day Celebration's morning Keynote Lecture is by Cecelia Brooks, Water Grandmother, Canadian Rivers Institute. The lecture is titled: Water Grandmother - Integrating Science with Indigenous Knowledge.

Friday, March 21, 2014 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Alex Pak’s seminar aims to increase your skills and confidence in understanding change, planning for change, and leading or managing change.

Friday, March 21, 2014 — 3:30 PM EDT

Dr Monique Dube, Shell Heavy Oil; Science Director, Canadian Rivers Institute, delivers afternoon keynote: Water and Energy in the Canadian Oil Sands: a Paradigm Shift for Environmental Performance Improvement.

Saturday, March 22, 2014 — 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

Please join us for this year's Tri-University History Conference. The conference provides an opportunity for students and faculty to share exciting new insights into the past. This year's theme is Histories and Communities, and in celebration of the conference's 20th anniversary, we have some special events lined up for the day, including live Reggae music!

Our keynote panel explores this relationship between community and history and includes alumni from the University of Waterloo, Laurier University, and the University of Guelph:

Saturday, March 22, 2014 — 10:00 to 14:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT

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

For event details, including registration, directions and parking information, see University of Waterloo Brain Bee.

Saturday, March 22, 2014 — 8:00 PM EDT
Poster for From Solitary to Solidarity

The Department of Drama and Speech Communication presents a new project exploring issues of mental health in the context of the troubling, and still emerging, story of Ashley Smith, a teenager who died at Grand Valley Institution for Women in 2007.

Monday, March 24, 2014 — 10:30 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

The current job market requires an assertive approach to finding work. Increase your chances of success by practising key communication strategies. NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart at https://uwaterloo.ca/career-action/workshop-prerequisite-chart.

Monday, March 24, 2014 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Drop in to the Student Life Centre from Monday to Thursday between 1-3pm and get extra tips on researching and writing papers.

We can help with:

Database searching Essay organization Citations Topic development Thesis statements Grammar

Support provided in partnership between the Writing Centre and the Library.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 — 12:30 to 13:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

The history and politics of Indigenous heritage sites in Canada

Dr. Roy will discuss moments in Canadian history when Indigenous "heritage" has come into conflict with resource/urban development. She will focus on an ancient burial site of the Musqueam First Nation located in what is now Vancouver.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Drop in to the Student Life Centre from Monday to Thursday between 1-3pm and get extra tips on researching and writing papers.

We can help with:

Database searching Essay organization Citations Topic development Thesis statements Grammar

Support provided in partnership between the Writing Centre and the Library.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Earlier this year, York University sociology professor Paul Grayson went public with a student’s request for religious accommodation, outlining the case as a conflict between “parochial religious rights” and universal human rights. He later affirmed his support for Quebec’s Charter of Values. This talk looks at the relationship of religion, human rights, secularism, and multiculturalism in Canadian public life.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Featuring a reading from his poetry collection "Send My Roots Rain". Reading will be followed by Q&A and an informal meet and greet.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

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

The University would like to hear your thoughts on class schedules as the Registrar's Office leads an on-campus committee to help enhance the way the University schedules its classes. Software has been purchased to integrate with Quest and allow us to build schedules based on student demand and instructor teaching requirements, giving students timely access to courses they need, and minimize or eliminate space shortages.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 — 12:00 to 13:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Come out to our monthly pizza party!

Drop in to the Reading Room anytime between 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month to mingle with professors, meet other History students, and enjoy some free food!

We want to get to know our students and for our students to get to know us.

Come early before the pizza is gone!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Drop in to the Student Life Centre from Monday to Thursday between 1-3pm and get extra tips on researching and writing papers.

We can help with:

Database searching Essay organization Citations Topic development Thesis statements Grammar

Support provided in partnership between the Writing Centre and the Library.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 — 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 location and other details on the evening's topic of conversation.
Thursday, March 27, 2014 — 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

Come and explore the Capstone Design Symposium for Environmental and Geological Engineering!

Thursday, March 27, 2014 — 9:30 AM to Friday, March 28, 2014 — 5:00 PM EDT to Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:00

This year's keynote speaker will be James Dreier, Brown University.

History of the Philosophy Graduate Student Association (PGSA) Conference

Thursday, March 27, 2014 — 11:00 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Professor Guojun Liu of Queen's University, will deliver a seminar entitled "Designer Nano- and Micro-Architectural Materials for Block Copolymers".

This lecture is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

Thursday, March 27, 2014 — 11:00 to 15:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT

Join Velocity for an unforgettable, action-packed day with over $100,000 to be won!

We created a fast-paced, jam-packed event with unlimited value and entertainment for everyone.

The morning begins with our $1K pitches, where University of Waterloo students pitch their fresh ideas for a chance to win one of three $1,000 prizes.

The afternoon is for University of Waterloo startup companies to pitch their seasoned ideas for a chance to win one of four $25K prizes!

Thursday, March 27, 2014 — 12:30 to 17:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Come and explore the Capstone Design Symposium for Environmental and Geological Engineering!

Where: Room 401, Optometry & Vision Science Building

University of Waterloo campus map

Information on all 2014 Capstone Design Symposiums

Thursday, March 27, 2014 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Drop in to the Student Life Centre from Monday to Thursday between 1-3pm and get extra tips on researching and writing papers.

We can help with:

Database searching Essay organization Citations Topic development Thesis statements Grammar

Support provided in partnership between the Writing Centre and the Library.

Thursday, March 27, 2014 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Join us for a guest lecture with President Ed Byrne

Feridun Hamdullahpur, President and Vice–Chancellor of the University of Waterloo, invites you to attend a guest lecture with Ed Byrne, Vice-Chancellor and President of Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. 

University of Waterloo proudly welcomes this global leader to our campus. Join Professor Byrne as he shares challenges and opportunities that leading research universities face in their dedication to the creation of knowledge and human capital.

Beverage refreshments will be provided.  

Thursday, March 27, 2014 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

The purpose of the MAB is to discuss the effectiveness of current marketing initiatives, as well as the ways we can improve upon them.

Thursday, March 27, 2014 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

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

Competitors will have 1 static slide and 3 minutes to present the breadth and significance of their graduate research to a non-specialist panel of judges.

Be part of the action by selecting the People’s Choice award winner; no need to register.  First come, first seated.

Thursday, March 27, 2014 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Chemical Engineering presents: "Using the Transmission Line Impedance Model to Monitor Degradation Pathways in Fuel Cell Catalyst Layers" by E. Bradley Easton, Associate Professor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Thursday, March 27, 2014 — 4:00 PM EDT

In this presentation, Neil will explore the sometimes surprising factors that influenced the rapid increase in life expectancy over the past century, and analyze future potential drivers of life expectancy such as regenerative medicine. He'll also provide his views on the practical implications of increasing life expectancy, including its impact on society and on the financial services industry.

Complimentary reception to follow in EIT atrium.

Thursday, March 27, 2014 — 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

Daniel David Moses is a Delaware Indian of the Six Nations lands along the Grand River. He is the author of several plays and poetry collections,
including A Small Essay on the Largeness of Light and Other Poems (2012) and Almighty Voice and His Wife (2009), and a CD of poetry and music entitled River Range, Poems (2009). He teaches playwrighting at Queen's University.

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, March 27, 2014 — 5:30 PM EDT

What should the relationship between educator and the student be based on? 

Is education about the educator?

Who is a good educator?

Can an educator seek fulfillment in his work?

Can an egoist person be a good educator?

Is being an educator a job?

Thursday, March 27, 2014 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Play an instrument?

Like sports?

Love playing instruments and watching sports?

Well then, Warriors Band may just be what you're looking for. Come out to the Warriors Band's weekly practice. There are no auditions and some instruments are provided!

Don't worry if you can't make it this week, we practice every Thursday.

Same time, same place all term. PAC 1001 @ 5:30-7PM.

For more info: www.warriorsband.com

Friday, March 28, 2014 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

4th year KI students produced accessible materials on the theory and practice of interdisciplinary collaboration, and will share them at this seminar.

Friday, March 28, 2014 — 3:00 PM EDT

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science will be hosting a memorial event to pay tribute to Professor David Sprott, who passed away on December 13, 2013. Professor Sprott played a fundamental role for our department and faculty, serving both as our founding chair starting in 1967, and also as the founding dean of the Faculty of Mathematics.

Friday, March 28, 2014 — 5:00 PM EDT

This fun and entertaining fund-raising hockey game began in 2007 to commemorate our colleague and mentor who died after a courageous battle with cancer. Dr. Aftab Patla was a professor of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo for 25 years with a research interest in health, aging and human movement.

Friday, March 28, 2014 — 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

An exploration on how the religious right in the subcontinent have always had a hold on street level populism and fostered a narrative of being the choice of "strength" during times of socioeconomic and political crisis.

Friday, March 28, 2014 — 8:00 PM EDT

A night full of passionate singing and exciting performances by ACE, AcaBellas, Waterboys, the Unaccompanied Minors, and other acappella groups.

Saturday, March 29, 2014 — 8:30 AM to 9:30 PM EDT

Where will you be during the hour of darkness?

How will you reflect and think about what climate change means to you?

This year, stand up with your community and join the Earth Hour celebration at the University of Waterloo, hosted by Sustainable Campus Initiative.

Saturday, March 29, 2014 — 8:00 PM EDT

A night full of passionate singing and exciting performances by ACE, AcaBellas, Waterboys, the Unaccompanied Minors, and other acappella groups.

Monday, March 31, 2014 — 12:00 to 13:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Student Consultation - Experiential Education (Student Leaders)

Please note: only undergraduate student leaders (dons, Orientation leaders, peer mentors, society members etc.) can register for this session.

Monday, March 31, 2014 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Drop in to the Student Life Centre from Monday to Thursday between 1-3pm and get extra tips on researching and writing papers.

We can help with:

Database searching Essay organization Citations Topic development Thesis statements Grammar

Support provided in partnership between the Writing Centre and the Library.

Monday, March 31, 2014 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Dr. Mireille E. Broucke will be visiting the University of Waterloo to discuss reach control problems.

Monday, March 31, 2014 — 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

Join St. Paul's GreenHouse and the Faculty of Environment's International Development program in celebrating the culture of youth-led social entrepreneurship on campus at the University of Waterloo.

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