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July 2015

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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.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
dinosaur bone display

Learn about dinosaurs! Meet Albertosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Tyrannosaurus and the rest of their friends. You will see full sized skeletons and be able to touch real dinosaur fossils. Afterwards, you are welcome to wander the museum and check out the rest of our displays.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 — 4:00 PM to 10:30 PM AST

On July 1st, the University of Waterloo invites you to Waterloo Region’s largest Canada Day Celebration!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Columbia Lake Fields

Thursday, July 2, 2015 — 10:30 to 12:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

Knowing your skills and abilities AND being able to clearly and confidently convey them to employers are critical to your success in the employment process. Learn how to identify and articulate your strengths, plus discover potential areas of growth. You will also devise a plan to enhance these skills.

If you plan to attend this workshop, please register on the event web page.

Thursday, July 2, 2015 — 11:30 to 13:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT

For Junior, Intermediate, Senior, Masters

Co-op Students

ENG - Mechatronics, ENG - Mechanical, ENG – Electrical

Please register if you will be attending this session or cancel the session if you have registered for this and no longer want to attend it.

Thursday, July 2, 2015 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Learn the five characteristics of an A+ résumé and how to interpret the job description to identify your strongest and most relevant skills. Learn how to adopt the perspective of an employer when submitting your application for a position. NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart for details.

Thursday, July 2, 2015 — 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM AST

Would you be willing to go hungry for a day so someone else doesn't have to? Fast from sunrise to sunset and then join us for a free dinner.

Our second annual Fast-a-Thon is here. Muslims worldwide fast during the entire month of Ramadan every year. But on July 2nd, 2015, we’re asking ALL OF YOU to fast ONE day to raise awareness for hunger and raise money for the needy!

Monday, July 6, 2015 — 10:30 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Prepare early for your academic career by starting to think like a hiring committee member. This workshop will explore the academic labour market, factors tied to success, and how best to promote yourself.

If you plan to attend this workshop, please register on the event web page.

Monday, July 6, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Increase the odds of getting what you want when negotiating salary and other details related to a job offer. NOTE: This workshop is geared toward graduating students.

If you plan to attend this workshop, please register on the event web page.

Monday, July 6, 2015 — 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

Building a new generation of innovators!

Join our Faculty of Science Outreach volunteers at Kitchener City Hall each Tuesday evening in July for hands-on science activities at Discovery Square! 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 — 10:30 to 12:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

Two-session workshop: attend the first session to learn about your personality type and preferences for learning and decision making. In the second session, discover how to apply your Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to explore potential careers. NOTE: There is a student materials charge of $10 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 assessment online. The assessment must be completed at least 2 business days prior to the workshop.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
FemPhys Logo

A safe space to hang out and chat with the FemPhys community!

You bring a cup - we'll provide iced tea.

FemPhys is a club for women in physics at the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Increase your chances of success by taking a strategic approach to your work search.

If you plan to attend this workshop, please register on the event web page.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 — 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM AST

Denis Bekkering, a Ph.D. candidate in Religious Studies, will defend his thesis "Drag Queens and Farting Preachers: American Televangelism, Participatory Media, and Unfaithful Fandoms"

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 — 10:00 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Do you need the highest, most accurate citation counts of your work for academic advancement documentation, job applications or grant proposals? Do you find one research database doesn’t capture all your publications or citations of your publications?

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 — 10:30 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Learn how to create an effective online presence, build professional networks, and search for jobs. NOTE: This workshop is intended for students who have limited experience with LinkedIn.

If you plan to attend this workshop, please register on the event web page.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
dinosaur bone display

Learn about dinosaurs! Meet Albertosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Tyrannosaurus and the rest of their friends. You will see full sized skeletons and be able to touch real dinosaur fossils. Afterwards, you are welcome to wander the museum and check out the rest of our displays.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Learn how to seize every opportunity to make the most of your work, volunteer, and internship experiences. Discuss responsibility, motivation, ethical dilemmas, first impressions, reputation, and tactics for staying organized.

If you plan to attend this workshop, please register on the event web page.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 — 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Event poster - see accompanying text for details

Have an idea you want to pitch? Looking to see the next big thing? Join us at the Velocity Fund $5K Qualifiers to pitch or watch others pitch!

This is the first of two nights of $5K Qualifiers. You can pitch at one, but watch either or both!

Thursday, July 9, 2015 (all day)

Engineering students: now is the time to nominate your most deserving TA for the Sandford Fleming Award.

See class rep. for further details. Completed ballots to be dropped off at CPH 1320 reception before the end of term.

Additional ballots at CPH 1320, Eng. Soc. OR online.

Thursday, July 9, 2015 — 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

Students at the University of Waterloo have teamed up with UW Food Services to create the campus’ first ever market. The UW Farm Market made a commitment to bring a local market to the campus. The new market opened in September 2006 and boasts 100% local produce as well as other products from the area, sourced mainly from the Elmira Produce Auction Cooperative.

Thursday, July 9, 2015 — 10:30 to 12:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

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

If you plan to attend this workshop, please register on the event web page.

Thursday, July 9, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM AST

Writing an essay exam requires a special method of preparation. This workshop covers a range of strategies and components to help you: including how to manage your time, how to organize your ideas, and what is required in an essay exam. Join us for fun and practice.

Thursday, July 9, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Learn how to improve your performance in job interviews by viewing and discussing recorded excerpts of actual interviews. NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart for details. 

If you plan to attend this workshop, please register on the event web page.

Thursday, July 9, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Searching by subject is often the most common way to find relevant information on your topic. But there is more to subject searching than meets the eye. Delve deeper into discovering the relationships between subject, keywords, controlled vocabularies, and classification systems.

Thursday, July 9, 2015 — 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Event poster - see accompanying text for details

Have an idea you want to pitch? Looking to see the next big thing? Join us at the Velocity Fund $5K Qualifiers to pitch or watch others pitch!

This is the second of two nights of $5K Qualifiers. You can pitch at one, but watch either or both!

Monday, July 13, 2015 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Learn how to prepare an effective curriculum vitae and cover letter for your academic job search.

If you plan to attend this workshop, please register on the event web page.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 (all day)

Engineering students: now is the time to nominate your most deserving TA for the Sandford Fleming Award.

See class rep. for further details. Completed ballots to be dropped off at CPH 1320 reception before the end of term.

Additional ballots at CPH 1320, Eng. Soc. OR online.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 — 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

In this workshop, you will learn the best practices of successful project managers, from inspiring a project team to meeting those crucial deadlines. These are the skills needed to take a project from beginning to end successfully. You will be given time to practice these skills in a supportive learning environment before transferring them to the workplace. NOTE: This is a 2-day workshop. Please register online at Mitacs registration.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 — 10:30 to 12:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

Two-session workshop: attend the first session to learn about your personality type and preferences for learning and decision making. In the second session, discover how to apply your Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to explore potential careers. NOTE: There is a student materials charge of $10 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 assessment online. The assessment must be completed at least 2 business days prior to the workshop.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
FemPhys Logo

A safe space to hang out and chat with the FemPhys community!

You bring a cup - we'll provide iced tea.

FemPhys is a club for women in physics at the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Learn how the skills developed in your graduate program can be transferred to non-academic roles.

If you plan to attend this workshop, please register on the event web page.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 — 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

Building a new generation of innovators!

Join our Faculty of Science Outreach volunteers at Kitchener City Hall each Tuesday evening in July for hands-on science activities at Discovery Square! 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Event poster - see accompanying text for details

Interested in science startups? This workshop is for you.

Register here for the workshop and free pizza!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 — 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

In this workshop, you will learn the best practices of successful project managers, from inspiring a project team to meeting those crucial deadlines. These are the skills needed to take a project from beginning to end successfully. You will be given time to practice these skills in a supportive learning environment before transferring them to the workplace. NOTE: This is a 2-day workshop. Please register online at Mitacs registration.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
dinosaur bone display

Learn about dinosaurs! Meet Albertosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Tyrannosaurus and the rest of their friends. You will see full sized skeletons and be able to touch real dinosaur fossils. Afterwards, you are welcome to wander the museum and check out the rest of our displays.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Attend this session to find out how your interests relate to specific career opportunities. NOTE: There is a student materials charge of $10 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 assessment must be completed at least 2 business days prior to the workshop.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 — 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

Graduating in 2015? Learn about uWaterloo initiatives to maximize your employment opportunities upon graduation, and hear about the many services and benefits offered by Career Action and Alumni Relations that remain available to you after you graduate.

If you plan to attend this workshop, please register on the event web page.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Event poster - see accompanying text for details

We all learn from experience. Save yourself a step and learn from the hard mistakes of others!

Register here for the workshop and free pizza!

Thursday, July 16, 2015 (all day)

Engineering students: now is the time to nominate your most deserving TA for the Sandford Fleming Award.

See class rep. for further details. Completed ballots to be dropped off at CPH 1320 reception before the end of term.

Additional ballots at CPH 1320, Eng. Soc. OR online.

Thursday, July 16, 2015 — 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

Students at the University of Waterloo have teamed up with UW Food Services to create the campus’ first ever market. The UW Farm Market made a commitment to bring a local market to the campus. The new market opened in September 2006 and boasts 100% local produce as well as other products from the area, sourced mainly from the Elmira Produce Auction Cooperative.

Thursday, July 16, 2015 — 10:30 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Increase your chances of success by taking a strategic approach to your work search. NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart for details.

If you plan to attend this workshop, please register on the event web page.

Thursday, July 16, 2015 — 11:30 to 12:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

Graduating in 2015? Learn about uWaterloo initiatives to maximize your employment opportunities upon graduation, and hear about the many services and benefits offered by Career Action and Alumni Relations that remain available to you after you graduate.

If you plan to attend this workshop, please register on the event web page.

Thursday, July 16, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

In order to receive that job offer, you must prove your skills in the interview. Here is your opportunity to practise and improve. NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart for details.

If you plan to attend this workshop, please register on the event web page.

Saturday, July 18, 2015 — 11:00 to 11:00 AM AST

Move over pokey Google self-driving cars, here comes a pack of robot cars racing around an outdoor track in a bid to see which one is the fastest. The race is the annual International Autonomous Robot Racing Competition (IARRC), hosted by the University of Waterloo.

This year's event will take place on a large track in the parking lot of Engineering 5. All races are open to the public and begin at 11 a.m. In case of rain, the main competition will be held in the Sedra Student Design Centre (Engineering 5) on Sunday, July 19. 

Saturday, July 18, 2015 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

Discover the unique and beautiful works of University Choir's interpretations of bluegrass music!

Sunday, July 19, 2015 — 10:00 to 18:00 AM to 6:00 PM AST

Head down to Ontario’s Celebration Zone at the Toronto Harbourfront Centre during the Pan Am Games to take part in the University of Waterloo’s Engineering Science Quest Experience. Children of all ages will have the chance to learn through interactive hands-on activities.


Monday, July 20, 2015 — 10:30 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Learn strategies for working successfully in Canadian culture. Topics covered will include cultural intelligence, communication styles, and workplace professionalism.

If you plan to attend this workshop, please register on the event web page.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 (all day)

Engineering students: now is the time to nominate your most deserving TA for the Sandford Fleming Award.

See class rep. for further details. Completed ballots to be dropped off at CPH 1320 reception before the end of term.

Additional ballots at CPH 1320, Eng. Soc. OR online.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 — 10:30 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Proper etiquette is crucial to a successful job search and your career. This workshop covers appropriate behaviour at interviews, employer receptions, and other networking activities, as well as dining etiquette.

If you plan to attend this workshop, please register on the event web page.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
FemPhys Logo

A safe space to hang out and chat with the FemPhys community!

You bring a cup - we'll provide iced tea.

FemPhys is a club for women in physics at the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

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

If you plan to attend this workshop, please register on the event web page.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

For Junior, Intermediate, Senior, Masters, PhD

Graduating,Co-op Students

ENG - System Design, ENG - Software, ENG - Nanotechnology, ENG - Mechatronics, ENG - Mechanical, ENG - Management, ENG - Electrical, ENG - Computer

Please register if you will be attending this session or cancel the session if you have registered for this and no longer want to attend it.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 — 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

Building a new generation of innovators!

Join our Faculty of Science Outreach volunteers at Kitchener City Hall each Tuesday evening in July for hands-on science activities at Discovery Square! 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

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

If you plan to attend this workshop, please register on the event web page.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
dinosaur bone display

Learn about dinosaurs! Meet Albertosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Tyrannosaurus and the rest of their friends. You will see full sized skeletons and be able to touch real dinosaur fossils. Afterwards, you are welcome to wander the museum and check out the rest of our displays.

Thursday, July 23, 2015 (all day)

Engineering students: now is the time to nominate your most deserving TA for the Sandford Fleming Award.

See class rep. for further details. Completed ballots to be dropped off at CPH 1320 reception before the end of term.

Additional ballots at CPH 1320, Eng. Soc. OR online.

Thursday, July 23, 2015 — 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

Students at the University of Waterloo have teamed up with UW Food Services to create the campus’ first ever market. The UW Farm Market made a commitment to bring a local market to the campus. The new market opened in September 2006 and boasts 100% local produce as well as other products from the area, sourced mainly from the Elmira Produce Auction Cooperative.

Thursday, July 23, 2015 — 11:00 to 15:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
Event poster - see accompanying text for details

Watch some great pitches as Velocity gives out over $125,000 in grants to emerging startups. Sign up to reserve your spot today!

Thursday, July 23, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM AST

1B Mechanical Engineering students are showing their end-of-term projects. Come and see what they have designed, built, and programmed using their creativity and a Lego NXT robot. You can challenge a robot to Tic-Tac-Toe or practice your ping pong skills against a robot.

Thursday, July 23, 2015 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Increase the odds of achieving your goals when negotiating salary and other details related to the academic job offer.

If you plan to attend this workshop, please register on the event web page.

Thursday, July 23, 2015 — 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

Learn about the Ontario medical school application process. Topics include writing effective personal statements and the sketch, advice on reference letters, and information on the OMSAS process.

If you plan to attend this workshop, please register on the event web page.

Friday, July 24, 2015 — 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM AST

University of Waterloo's a cappella groups will be putting their big end-of-term concert on Friday, July 24th and Saturday, July 25th at 7:30pm!

Saturday, July 25, 2015 — 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM AST

University of Waterloo's a cappella groups will be putting their big end-of-term concert on Friday, July 24th and Saturday, July 25th at 7:30pm!

Sunday, July 26, 2015 — 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM AST

The UW Concert Band Club is holding its end-of-term concert and would love you, your friends and family to come! The concert will feature our concert band and brass ensemble playing a variety of pieces, including Second Suite in F and other great pieces!

Admission is free. See you in the SLC Great Hall!

Sunday, July 26, 2015 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

Come join us for a wonderful Sunday evening concert, with delicious Grebel refreshments to follow. This term we have three different chamber groups, playing pieces by Beethoven, Khachaturian, and Bruch respectively.

Monday, July 27, 2015 — 8:00 AM to Friday, July 31, 2015 — 5:00 PM EDT to Fri, 07/31/2015 - 17:00

Join us at the NanoMRI Conference to discuss the varied approaches to imaging spins on the nanometer scale. We will explore applications to the physical and biological science as well as quantum information.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 (all day)

Engineering students: now is the time to nominate your most deserving TA for the Sandford Fleming Award.

See class rep. for further details. Completed ballots to be dropped off at CPH 1320 reception before the end of term.

Additional ballots at CPH 1320, Eng. Soc. OR online.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
FemPhys Logo

A safe space to hang out and chat with the FemPhys community!

You bring a cup - we'll provide iced tea.

FemPhys is a club for women in physics at the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 — 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

Building a new generation of innovators!

Join our Faculty of Science Outreach volunteers at Kitchener City Hall each Tuesday evening in July for hands-on science activities at Discovery Square! 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 — 12:00 to 14:00 PM to 2:00 PM AST

For the final UW CON-SNP documentary screening of this school year we will be watching TED talks and going bouldering at the PAC (bring your running shoes or climbing shoes). Please join us for either or both parts of this event! There will also be lunch provided! Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
dinosaur bone display

Learn about dinosaurs! Meet Albertosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Tyrannosaurus and the rest of their friends. You will see full sized skeletons and be able to touch real dinosaur fossils. Afterwards, you are welcome to wander the museum and check out the rest of our displays.

Thursday, July 30, 2015 (all day)

Engineering students: now is the time to nominate your most deserving TA for the Sandford Fleming Award.

See class rep. for further details. Completed ballots to be dropped off at CPH 1320 reception before the end of term.

Additional ballots at CPH 1320, Eng. Soc. OR online.

Thursday, July 30, 2015 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM AST

Join us for an inspiring afternoon as members of our social innovation community showcase their ideas and how they are making a difference. We’ll also be announcing grants for some early-stage, high-potential ideas.

The following startups will be featured at the Showcase:

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