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April 2015

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 (all day) to Friday, April 24, 2015 (all day) to Fri, 04/24/2015 (All day)

Engineering Students ... please nominate your most deserving TA for the SFF Award. Please see class rep. for details. Additional ballots available online, in CPH 1320 or in EngSoc.

Thursday, March 19, 2015 — 12:00 PM to Saturday, April 4, 2015 — 5:00 PM EDT to Sat, 04/04/2015 - 17:00
Year end show 2015 logo

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 19 from 5:00-8:00 pm

Gallery is open Monday - Saturday

The Department of Fine Arts and UWAG present YES! The 41st Annual Senior Undergraduate Exhibition.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 — 12:30 to 13:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

The Western Collective is a group of faculty members from the University of Western Ontario. They will be performing the Sextet by Krystof Penderecki. The Sextet is Penderecki's most important chamber piece, featuring an almost continuous descending chromatic scale which dominates both movements.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Are patents essential for thriving innovation and prosperity?

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Heidi Grasswick, Middlebury University

"Scientists as Experts: Understanding Trustworthiness Across Communities"

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 — 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

Fine Arts offers free life drawing sessions. Supervised, non-instructional drawing sessions with the unclothed model. Bring your own drawing board and paper. Easels are provided.

Thursday, April 2, 2015 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

“Exercise Training in Adverse Cardiac Remodeling”

Dirk J. Duncker, PhD
Professor of Experimental Cardiology at Erasmus University, Netherlands

Thursday, April 2, 2015 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) presents a seminar by Dr. Godfrey Gumbs, Distinguished Professor of Physics at Hunter College of the City University of New York, USA.

Thursday, April 2, 2015 — 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT

Spring concert featuring Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony, Rimsky-Korsakov's Russian Easter Festival Overtures, and others.

Friday, April 3, 2015 — 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM EDT

Together with the Grand Philharmonic Choir and the KW Symphony, the UW Chamber Choir will perform Bach's St. Matthew Passion at the Centre in the Square. First performed in Leipzig on Good Friday in 1727, the St. Matthew Passion is widely regarded as one of the masterpieces of sacred classical music.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 — 10:30 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Jennings block cut

"The French colonial edifice, like so many others, was an empire of exceptions, achieved by slow aggregation. If we take up Frederick Cooper’s invitation, itself inspired by James Scott, to 'think like an Empire,' then we also have to grapple with the differentiation that empires presented, and its legacies."

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

Join us in celebrating the culture of youth-led social entrepreneurship on campus at the University of Waterloo as we showcase GreenHouse students who will receive grants from the Social Innovation Fund.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 — 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

The brain is a horrendously complex and poorly understood system that poses both an immense challenge -- and possibly rich rewards -- to neuroscientists, psychologists, philosophers, and computer scientists. To celebrate Waterloo's Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience, which integrates these approaches to the brain, and to highlight the already established Cognitive Science Program, we have invited four internationally renowned speakers to present generally accessible lectures from each of these perspectives.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 — 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

Fine Arts offers free life drawing sessions. Supervised, non-instructional drawing sessions with the unclothed model. Bring your own drawing board and paper. Easels are provided.

Thursday, April 9, 2015 — 12:00 to 12:00 PM EDT

Guest Lecture

James Miller is Professor of Chinese Religions and Director of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University, Kingston.

Thursday, April 9, 2015 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Location: MC 4040 Notes: registration is required.

Thursday, April 9, 2015 — 12:00 PM to Saturday, May 2, 2015 — 5:00 PM EDT to Sat, 05/02/2015 - 17:00
The University of Waterloo Fine Arts and the University of Waterloo Art Gallery (UWAG) present MFA THESIS 2015, featuring graduate thesis exhibitions "Sift" by Sarah Kernohan and "Small Worlds" by Liz Little.
Friday, April 10, 2015 — 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
detail from event poster with title of event

The University of Waterloo's Department of English Language and Literature presents: Feedback, Fedback, Feedforward, the first annual exhibition and symposium of the Experimental Digital Media graduate program.

Monday, April 13, 2015 — 8:30 AM to Tuesday, April 14, 2015 — 12:30 PM EDT to Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:30

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 — 8:00 AM EDT

University of Waterloo TD Discovery Day in Health Sciences, presented in partnership with The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, is a day of hands-on workshops to help grade 10 and 11 high school students explore the wide variety of careers in the field of health sciences.

This year’s event features a keynote lecture from Dr. Jan Christilaw.

The day wraps up with a "Health Pros Tell All" career panel featuring Waterloo alumni, staff, and faculty working in the field of health sciences.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 — 10:00 AM to Friday, August 14, 2015 — 5:00 PM EDT to Fri, 08/14/2015 - 17:00
Barn raising photo

Grebel’s Hunsberger photo exhibit

Photo exhibit featuring David L. Hunsberger's iconic photos, providing glimpses into the experiences of community within Ontario Mennonites in the 50s and 60s.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 — 11:30 to 14:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT

2015 UW Retirees Association Spring Luncheon

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 — 12:30 to 13:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Please join us for a free screening and discussion of MISFIT!

Thursday, April 16, 2015 — 12:30 to 13:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Location: EV1 241

Description: The Learn User Group event provides an opportunity for instructors to see examples of innovative ways that other faculty members are using LEARN on campus. Two instructors will present activities that they have created for their students in LEARN. They will discuss why incorporating the activities into an online environment enhanced the learning experience for their students and share their own experiences of creating and facilitating these activities.

Friday, April 17, 2015 — 11:30 to 13:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
poster for research forum

A panel of media and academia experts will speak at an upcoming research forum organized by the Renison Research Committee.

Speakers include: 

Friday, April 17, 2015 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
George Gross public lecture notice. Content in accompanying text.

Speaker

George Gross, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 — 11:30 to 13:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

Looking for a mid-day break?  

As we celebrate Earth Week, join a team from the University of Waterloo  to give our natural areas north of campus a little makeover. We will take a walk along the Laurel Trail, pick up garbage from a "litter hot spot" around Old Albert Park, and have a light lunch when we get back.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Computational Improvements/Adaptive Rearrangement Algorithm

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 — 7:00 PM EDT

The University of Waterloo, in partnership with the Kitchener Public Library, invites you to a public lecture discussing climate change with three leading researchers.

Friday, April 24, 2015 — 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM EDT
Let's Talk Science logo

The Let’s Talk Science Challenge is a competition that is run across Canada by various Let’s Talk Science sites, spearheaded by the Let’s Talk Science National Office.

This year the University of Waterloo will be welcoming 60 teams of grade 6-8 students registered to compete in a fun day of science challenges.

Friday, April 24, 2015 — 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT

We must enter into dialogue with contemporary cultures, science, non-believers, and other religious traditions, argues Bishop Donald Bolen.

Monday, April 27, 2015 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Seminar Speaker: Professor Xinfu Chen, Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh

Thursday, April 30, 2015 — 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM EDT

The Water Institute is pleased to be hosting our 3rd annual Research Symposium. This year’s symposium will be held April 30, 2015 and will showcase the breadth of Waterloo’s water research and provide an opportunity for organizations and individuals to interact with researchers and students.

Thursday, April 30, 2015 — 4:00 PM EDT
   

The Water Institute is pleased to host Dr. Sunita Narain, Director General of the Centre for Science and Environment, India, as the Water Institute RBC Distinguished Lecturer.

Thursday, April 30, 2015 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Dr. Sajeev John

Join us for the next Quantum Frontiers Distinguished Lecture Series when Dr. Sajeev John will talk about light-trapping crystals.

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