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Thursday, March 31, 2016 — 11:00 to 15:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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Watch some great pitches as Velocity gives out $125,000 in grants to emerging startups. Sign up to reserve your spot today!

Thursday, October 15, 2015 — 10:00 AM to Monday, March 28, 2016 — 4:00 PM EDT to Mon, 03/28/2016 - 16:00
people spelling the word light

Revel in art and technology while learning about the value of light through interactive installations at THEMUSEUM presented in partnership by the University of Waterloo, UWaterloo’s student chapter of The Optical Society, and the Institute for Quantum Computing.

Monday, January 11, 2016 — 8:30 AM EST to Saturday, April 23, 2016 — 5:00 PM EDT to Sat, 04/23/2016 - 17:00
Women sewing

The MSCU Centre for Peace Advancement is excited to announce our Winter 2016 Grebel Gallery exhibit, As the women sew: Community quilts of Mampuján, Colombia.

Monday, January 11, 2016 — 8:30 AM to Friday, December 16, 2016 — 4:30 PM EST to Fri, 12/16/2016 - 16:30
Conchies Speak: Ontario Mennonites in Alternatives Service 1941-1946

During the Second World War, 2,600 Ontario Mennonite men served in conscientious objector work camps. Through archival records, this exhibit recovers their voices and stories. Free. Guided tours and additional programming available for groups if arranged in advance.

Thursday, January 14, 2016 — 12:00 PM to Saturday, March 5, 2016 — 5:00 PM EST to Sat, 03/05/2016 - 17:00
Person standing on a rock near a lake, holding a gun. Photograph is by Elinor Whiddon.

Join UWAG for the opening reception of their new Winter Exhibitions on Thursday, January 14, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 (all day) to Tuesday, March 29, 2016 (all day) to Tue, 03/29/2016 (All day)
Waterloo Warriors logo built with cans.

UWaterloo Canbuild is more than just a typical food drive: it strives to raise awareness about hunger on campus and in the community. 

CanBuild engages our campus community to develop teams, collaborate with colleagues and put their creative skills to work by building structures from the food donations they collect. 

Monday, February 8, 2016 (all day) to Sunday, March 6, 2016 (all day) to Sun, 03/06/2016 (All day)
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$25K Velocity Fund Applications are open! The Velocity Fund is a non-equity grant program for startups that offers $375,000 each year to startups through its Velocity Fund $25K and Velocity Fund $5K programs.

Three times a year, startups can apply to compete for $25,000 prizes, as well as an extra $10,000 in additional funding awarded to the most innovative hardware startup winner. The top applicants are invited to interview with a panel of Velocity leaders and alumni, and if selected, present their pitches at the Velocity Fund Finals on March 31st.

Monday, February 29, 2016 — 6:30 PM EST to Sunday, April 10, 2016 — 4:30 PM EDT to Sun, 04/10/2016 - 16:30
Architecture drawing from the Drawing Ambience collection


The first public museum exhibition of architectural drawings from the private collection of the noted educator Alvin Boyarsky.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 — 11:00 to 13:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST

In this seminar, we will explore how the most common words that have been used to refer to people in recent HCI literature are received by non-experts. While we may intend the language that we use to be neutral, our method can be used to help determine whether this is the case. We offer an increased understanding of the perception of HCI’s people words and discuss the challenges this poses in striving toward gender inclusiveness. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 — 12:30 to 13:30 PM to 1:30 PM EST

Attend this session if you are preparing for professional school interviews. We will answer your last minute questions. Pop in anytime during the hour. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Ensuring sustainable leadership is the key to the long-term success of any club, group or organization. How adequately is your group prepared to fill existing or potential future vacancies in leadership? Are current members prepared to transition smoothly into a variety of roles and responsibilities? Do current leaders mentor others and 'give away leadership' to ensure the success of the club/group for the future?

This workshop will look at:

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 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.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 — 4:00 PM EST

Assessing Capital Investment Strategy under Ambiguity

The uncertainty of the business environment is increasing more and more. Firms’ managers face complex business environments and the difficulty of predicting likely future outcomes. How they treat uncertainty is important in business decision making, such as investing in capital stock. In this paper, we consider a firm’s investment problem under uncertainty.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST

WatRISQ Seminar

Speaker:
Motoh Tsujimura
Associate Professor of Operations Research
Faculty of Commerce
Doshisha University, Japan

Topic:
“Assessing Capital Investment Strategy under Ambiguity”

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 — 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM EST

Leadership requires us to connect with others and every leader has their distinct way of adapting their communication. Do you have a variety of communication and leadership styles?

In this workshop, you will:

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 — 7:30 PM EST
Sir James MacMillan

Scotland's most celebrated composer, Sir James Macmillan will be the 2016 Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Visiting Scholar. His musical language is flooded with influences from his Scottish heritage, Catholic faith, social conscience and close connection with Celtic music, blended with influences from Far Eastern, Scandinavian and Eastern European music. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST
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Join us at the free workshop "The World's Top Ten Commercial Problems", as Larry Smith, Adjunct Associate Professor, presents the top commercial problems that need solving. While there are hundreds of commercially important problems, some of these problems are of paramount importance. They are the kinds of problems whose influence is systemic, underlying many areas of enterprise. Solving them would have exceptional impact and could serve as the foundation of empire.

Register here for the workshop and free pizza!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 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. NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart for details

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Have you ever written a test or exam and then are surprised at the mark you received? Do you try and memorize the material for your courses and not actually learn it? This workshop is for you! You will learn how to approach reviewing and test taking more effectively and we will discuss blooms taxonomy of learning, a variety of test formats as well as different strategies for learning and reviewing.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST

Have you ever written a test or exam and then are surprised at the mark you received? Do you try and memorize the material for your courses and not actually learn it? This workshop is for you! You will learn how to approach reviewing and test taking more effectively and we will discuss blooms taxonomy of learning, a variety of test formats as well as different strategies for learning and reviewing.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST
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Join Mike Kirkup, Director of Velocity, at the free workshop "How to Find Your Customers Online" as he shares his expertise in conducting business on the internet. Learn when you should, and shouldn't do online market research while developing the skills to do so. 

Register here for the workshop and free pizza!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 — 8:45 PM to 9:45 PM EST

Join us for a presentation on Canada’s 3rd largest campus housing operation – spanning more than ¼ of all space on campus.

Thursday, March 3, 2016 — 12:30 to 13:30 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night Over the Rhone

A trio consisting of Catherine Robertson (piano), Andrew Chung (violin), and Ben Bolt-Martin (cello), will be performing.

Pieces include: 

E. Bloch 3 Nocturnes G. Faure Trio op. 120
Thursday, March 3, 2016 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST

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. 

Friday, March 4, 2016 — 9:01 AM EST to Friday, April 22, 2016 — 3:59 PM EDT to Fri, 04/22/2016 - 15:59

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

Friday, March 4, 2016 — 10:30 to 12:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

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.

Friday, March 4, 2016 — 11:30 to 13:30 AM to 1:30 PM EST

For Intermediate, Senior
Co-op and Graduating Students
SCI - Science & Business, MATH - Information Technology Management, ENG - System Design, ENG - Software, ENG - Computer, ARTS - Financial Management, ARTS - Economics, ARTS - Arts & Business

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.

Friday, March 4, 2016 — 12:00 to 14:30 PM to 2:30 PM EST

How do you approach a situation that is new to you or make decisions? Personality Dimensions ® (PD) is a self-discovery process which helps to explain what motivates behaviour in people with different personalities.

You can expect to:

Complete the PD® temperament self-assessment tool Discover what's great about you and others Gain a new appreciation for differences Improve your interpersonal communications

Register on LEADS (using your Quest user ID)

Friday, March 4, 2016 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 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

Friday, March 4, 2016 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Speaker: Dr. Madhur Anand

I will give a talk that entwines poetic and scientific approaches to articulating current and impending crises. From climate change to marital strife, from deforestation to childhood polio, how might we better interrogate our world and learn to accept alternative stable states of coupled existence? The talk will follow an unusual trajectory of communicating both scientific and poetic discovery and touching upon their interrelationship.

Saturday, March 5, 2016 — 11:00 to 13:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST

What qualities make the best leader? Have you ever wanted to be the type of leader others admire? Learn how to develop your credibility and your 'authentic' leadership potential.

In this workshop, you'll explore:

Your personal credibility through self-assessment Leading with integrity and authenticity How word choices, actions and avoidances influence personal credibility Qualities of admired leaders

Register on LEADS (using your Quest user ID)

Saturday, March 5, 2016 — 11:30 to 13:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST

Kevin Potvin, BScPhm, MScEpi (Pharm), will talk about his experience as a pharmacist, and the ideal attributes of competitive candidates for admission to pharmacy programs.

Saturday, March 5, 2016 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST

Mary Simpson-Jones, BA, BSc OT, Caitlin McArthur, BSc, MSc PT, and Jennifer Phillips, MHSc, SLP, will talk about the professions of occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology. A career advisor will provide information on what to consider if interested in audiology, and general admission information.

Saturday, March 5, 2016 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Ever shy away from a situation involving conflict? Unsure how best to handle the situation? Worried that the situation will escalate and get out of control? Conflict doesn't always have to be destructive. Conflicts can be opportunities to generate growth and strengthen relationships when approached in the right way.

In this workshop you will:

Saturday, March 5, 2016 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Think Like a Test Taker (The Princeton Review).

Think like a test taker: 10 tips and strategies that will work for every test situation and how to avoid the top 10 mistakes students make on standardized tests.

Saturday, March 5, 2016 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Career advisors will provide information and options for health-related careers, as well as tips on assessing your career fit within this broad field.

Saturday, March 5, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EST

Think Like a Test Taker (The Princeton Review).

Think like a test taker: 10 tips and strategies that will work for every test situation and how to avoid the top 10 mistakes students make on standardized tests.

Saturday, March 5, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EST

Dr. Carolyn MacNeil, will talk about her experience as an optometrist.

Saturday, March 5, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EST

Learn how to find unique volunteer opportunities that provide you with hands-on career-related experience, and how to market these experiences effectively on your grad/professional school applications.

Saturday, March 5, 2016 — 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM EST

Dr. Rob Moreland, MD, BSc, BA, will explore tactics for strengthening your med school applications, plus give you insights into whether a career in medicine is right for you.

Sunday, March 6, 2016 — 3:00 PM EST
Sir James MacMillan

Scotland's most celebrated composer, Sir James Macmillan will be the 2016 Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Visiting Scholar. His musical language is flooded with influences from his Scottish heritage, Catholic faith, social conscience and close connection with Celtic music, blended with influences from Far Eastern, Scandinavian and Eastern European music. 

Monday, March 7, 2016 — 10:00 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

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.

Monday, March 7, 2016 — 11:30 to 13:30 AM to 1:30 PM EST

For PhD,Masters,Senior,Intermediate
Co-op and Graduating Students
MASTERS - Public Service, SCI - Chemistry, SCI - Biology, SCI - Biochemistry, MATH - Business Administration, ARTS - Political Science, AHS - Health Promotion, AHS - Health Studies & Gerontology

Also targeting Masters of Public Health.

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.

Monday, March 7, 2016 — 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
Rainbow fists in the air

Glow Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity is celebrating its 45th anniversary! Come out to the Theatre Centre at Hagey Hall to listen to a variety of guest speakers. Topics will be related to the LGBTQ+ community and the history and anniversary of Glow. 

Monday, March 7, 2016 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST

For Junior
Co-op Students
MATH - Business Administration, ARTS - Financial Management, Chart Prof Acct (CPA) - (Arts/AFM, Math/CPA, Biotech/CPA)

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, March 8, 2016 — 10:30 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Learn how to interpret job descriptions to identify your strongest and most relevant skills. 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.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 — 10:30 to 12:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Why is creativity important? Are some people 'born' creative while others are not? What's the difference (or similarity) between creativity and innovation? 

In this workshop you'll gain insight into:

Creativity through play Barriers to creativity Why creativity is important Exercises to discover unexpected relationships

Register on LEADS (using your Quest user ID)

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Learn how to apply successful networking strategies (in-person and online) to enhance your career opportunities. NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart for details.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 — 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. NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart for details.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST
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Join us this week at the free workshop, Science Brainstorming. Meet other students to share great ideas, learn how to identify problems and solutions, and discuss resources for science startups.  

Register here for the workshop and free pizza!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 — 10:30 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

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. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 — 11:00 to 14:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST
International Fair event information.

Do you love celebrating and learning about culture? Drop by the International Fair to learn about games, activities, traditions, and celebrations from different cultures! 

Hosted in partnership with the Federation of Students as part of International Celebrations Week, "BASE Rep" student volunteers from the Bridge to Academic Success in English (BASE) program will be participating in the International Fair open to all UWaterloo students on Wednesday, March 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Life Centre.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
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Join us at the Speaking Startup talk by Alexandra Longo, Owner of Cracked Coconut. She will share her insight into building a food-based business from scratch!

Register here for the talk and free pizza!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 — 12:00 to 14:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

Many, many, many hours are spent in meetings - how can your meetings build relationships and achieve results?

In this workshop you'll gain insight into the:

Components of an effective team meeting Roles within a team - productive and unproductive Steps to plan a meeting and set an agenda Strategies to increase participation within your meetings

Register on LEADS (using your Quest user ID)

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 — 12:30 to 13:30 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Canadian bass clarinetist, Kathryn Ladano and percussionist Richard Burrows

Kathryn Ladano, bass clarinet and Richard Burrows, percussion.

As an award-winning Canadian bass clarinetist, Kathryn Ladano specializes in contemporary music and free improvisation in solo and chamber settings.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 — 12:30 to 14:00 PM to 2:00 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, March 9, 2016 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST

Experienced co-op students share their job search and work term experiences and challenges, as well as tips on finding and succeeding in junior co-op jobs

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST
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Join us this week at the free workshop, Pitch Like A Pro. How do you get people interested in your ideas? Learn what makes a good pitch and practice in a low pressure environment.

Register here for the workshop and free pizza!

Thursday, March 10, 2016 — 10:30 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Learn how to create an effective online presence, build professional networks, and search for jobs. 

Thursday, March 10, 2016 — 11:00 to 13:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST

Commitment to a shared vision or goal. Open and honest communication. Mutual respect and trust. Most would agree that these are all qualities and characteristics of an effective team - but what if team members are new - what leadership style is needed?

This workshop will look at:

Principles of teamwork and collaboration Stages of group development Leadership action plan for team development

Register on LEADS (using your Quest user ID)

Thursday, March 10, 2016 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

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. 

Thursday, March 10, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST

Are you an international student that had income in 2015 and are filing your own income tax return this year? We will explain the basics of how to file a Canadian income tax return as you work through your income tax return yourself.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 — 4:45 PM EST
Wilton Littlechild

The Department of Sociology and Legal Studies is very pleased to present a lecture by Chief Wilton (Willie) Littlechild, commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, former Member of Parliament, and respected lawyer. 

Thursday, March 10, 2016 — 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST

Looking for ways to get involved in legal studies related community work? The Legal Studies Society and Centre for Career Action are hosting an information panel on local volunteering opportunities. Hear from organizations about what they are looking for in applicants and the process to get involved.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 — 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM EST
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The Games Institute, UW International Game Development Association (IGDA), and UW Game Development Club invites you to the GI Showcase on March 10th!

This event is open to anyone with interests in gaming culture and community or who would like to learn more about it.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 — 7:00 PM EST
Mosquito biting someone. The Science Behind the Zika Virus

Join us for a public lecture as Waterloo researchers from the faculties of ScienceEngineering, and Applied Health Sciences discuss the science behind the Zika virus.

Friday, March 11, 2016 — 10:30 to 12:30 AM to 12:30 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 Myers-Briggs Type Indicator results to explore potential careers. 

Friday, March 11, 2016 — 1:00 PM EST

The School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability and the Water Institute are pleased to co-host an exciting talk by Eric Peterson, founder and Executive Director of the Hakai Institute. The talk is titled Wired Watershed: Hakai's Critical Zone Observatory on BC's Coastal Margin

Friday, March 11, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

What key elements make a speaker connect with an audience? Have you been in a situation where you have practiced and practiced what you were going to say and then felt after your presentation you hadn't related well to the audience? What's up?

Friday, March 11, 2016 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Speaker: Chris Lau

Friday, March 11, 2016 — 7:30 PM EST

The Bridges Lecture Series presents Nathan Selikoff (Orlando) and Dmitri Tymoczko (Princeton) in "Mathematics, Music, and Visual Art".

Saturday, March 12, 2016 — 10:00 to 19:00 AM to 7:00 PM EST
Portal Hackathon image

YOU are: a natural problem solver, someone who loves to code, interested in enhancing the student portal, and looking to make your life at UWaterloo a bit easier.

WE are: testing our student portal development framework and are looking for enthusiastic developers to code away.

Saturday, March 12, 2016 — 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST
Baruch Spinoza

A seminar on German philosopher Spinoza, who believed in the unity of nature and spirit, along with the unity of all that exists.

Saturday, March 12, 2016 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Leadership has been described as 'evolving self-discovery' – we LEARN leadership through experience, feedback, reflection, role models, theory and discovering our passions and goals. Within this session leadership will be explored as a capacity that all members within a group possess.

Topics include:

Saturday, March 12, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST

Leadership requires us to connect with others and every leader has their distinct way of adapting their communication. Do you have a variety of communication and leadership styles?

In this workshop, you will:

Monday, March 14, 2016 (all day) to Friday, March 18, 2016 (all day) to Fri, 03/18/2016 (All day)
Waterloo Unlimited logo

Waterloo Unlimited is a unique enrichment opportunity for high school students in grades 10, 11, and 12. Offered during the school year, Unlimited brings together curious, motivated, well-rounded teens from across the country.

Monday, March 14, 2016 (all day) to Saturday, March 19, 2016 (all day) to Sat, 03/19/2016 (All day)

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

Monday, March 14, 2016 — 12:00 to 14:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

"Great achievements are not born from a single vision, but from the combination of many viewpoints." 
Author unknown

How does the power of diversity create better groups/teams? How are diversity and motivation linked? The purpose of this workshop is to explore these questions.

What are the necessary elements to create and sustain a motivating environment? What are some characteristics and/or actions that define people who are motivating? Does motivation come from within you or does motivation come from the group environment that is created?

Monday, March 14, 2016 — 12:30 to 13:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Attend this session if you are preparing for professional school interviews. We will answer your last minute questions. Pop in anytime during the hour. 

Monday, March 14, 2016 — 5:00 PM EDT

Explore the many worlds of Engineering!

What to expect: Displays and tours to highlight a few of the interesting problems that society asks engineers to solve.

Monday, March 14, 2016 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Do you have difficulty planning ahead for your exams? Do you find that you study really well for your first exam and the others do not get enough attention? If any of these statements describe you, come out to a workshop that will help you ‘Organize Your Time for Exams’. You will learn how to make sufficient time to study for all of your exams, how to minimize your stress around planning for exams and how to create your own organizational study plan.

 

Register on LEADS (using your Quest user ID)

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 — 10:30 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

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

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Jac van Beek, CEO of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants, will provide an overview of management consulting as an industry, the specifics of the role, what firms look for in their applicants, and the personality traits necessary for success. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 — 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

Many, many, many hours are spent in meetings - how can your meetings build relationships and achieve results?

In this workshop you'll gain insight into the:

Components of an effective team meeting Roles within a team - productive and unproductive Steps to plan a meeting and set an agenda Strategies to increase participation within your meetings

Register on LEADS (using your Quest user ID)

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

This session will be conducted as a mock MMI. You will practise by moving through a series of stations and answering interview questions. Following the session, you will receive both personal and general feedback. NOTE: Registration is limited. To be eligible for this session you must attend “Professional School Interviews (MMI)” or a Professional School Mock Interview prior to the session. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
refugees waiting on railway tracks

The Faculty of Arts, UWaterloo Community Relations, and Kitchener Public Library present a panel discussion featuring experts in three fields. From Canada’s history of refugee reception, to refugees currently in limbo abroad, to local settlement challenges and opportunities, the discussion will cover topics that affect us all in a globalized world.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Robert J. Sawyer Quantum Night book cover

The only Canadian today who has won all three of science fiction’s top awards for best novel of the year, Robert J. Sawyer will be discussing his latest book Quantum Night on March 15 at  
7 p.m. in QNC Room 0101.

This author event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP as seats are limited.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 — 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT

ome and explore Management Engineering's Capstone Design Symposium!

List of 2016 student projects

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 — 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

Come and explore Software Engineering's Capstone Design Symposium!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 — 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EDT

Come and explore Nanotechnology Engineering's Capstone Design Symposium!

List of 2016 student projects

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 — 10:30 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Find out how your interests relate to different work environments and career opportunities.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Explore the impacts of culture and inter-cultural communications on the work environment, and identify strategies for success in a new work culture. This workshop is geared both toward students who will go abroad to work and students who want to work in Canada. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 — 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
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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!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 — 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Poster image for UpStart festival with red telephone booth, blue rocket and green box

The 2016 UpStart Festival is the latest edition in the University of Waterloo’s bi-annual one-act play festival, and features three new scripts written, developed, directed and designed by Theatre and Performance students working under faculty supervision.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 — 7:30 PM to Saturday, March 19, 2016 — 10:00 PM EDT to Sat, 03/19/2016 - 22:00
Upstart Festival 2016 Event Information

The 2016 UpStart Festival is the latest edition in the University of Waterloo’s bi-annual one-act play festival, and features three new scripts written, developed, directed and designed by Theatre and Performance students working under faculty supervision.

Thursday, March 17, 2016 — 10:00 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
Blue sky with clouds

Climate change is increasing risks to the health of Canadians through impacts from indoor and outdoor air quality, extreme weather hazards, and changing patterns of disease-carrying pests.

Thursday, March 17, 2016 — 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. 

Thursday, March 17, 2016 — 12:00 PM to Saturday, April 9, 2016 — 5:00 PM EDT to Sat, 04/09/2016 - 17:00
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The Department of Fine Arts and University of Waterloo Art Gallery present ZENITH The 42nd Annual Senior Undergraduate Exhibition. The show features recent artworks by fourth year honours students completing the Fine Arts undergraduate program at the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, March 17, 2016 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 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.

Thursday, March 17, 2016 — 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
The dialogue Xchange, The Gender Equity Dialogue

The Gender Equity Dialogue is our very first event as part of The Dialogue Xchange, in the spirit of tackling the lack of engaged dialogue in the region!
Thursday, March 17, 2016 — 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
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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!

Thursday, March 17, 2016 — 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Poster image for UpStart festival with red telephone booth, blue rocket and green box

The 2016 UpStart Festival is the latest edition in the University of Waterloo’s bi-annual one-act play festival, and features three new scripts written, developed, directed and designed by Theatre and Performance students working under faculty supervision.

Friday, March 18, 2016 — 10:00 AM to Saturday, March 19, 2016 — 5:00 PM EDT to Sat, 03/19/2016 - 17:00

The PGSA (Philosophy Graduate Student Association) will be holding their 23rd annual conference on March 18 & 19, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in J. G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities (HH), Room 373.

Friday, March 18, 2016 — 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 results to explore potential careers. 

Friday, March 18, 2016 — 12:30 to 13:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Attacca Quartet

This is the final of the "68" Haydn String Quartet concerts. The title refers to the 68 string quartets that Haydn wrote over the course of his life. Each exhibits its own unique characteristics and compositional techniques.

Friday, March 18, 2016 — 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Come and explore Mechatronics Engineering's Capstone Design Symposium!

List of 2016 student projects

Friday, March 18, 2016 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Speaker: Ed Jernigan

Friday, March 18, 2016 — 7:30 PM EDT

University of Waterloo's a cappella groups (most of whom went to the ICCA competition this year - yes, the very same one from Pitch Perfect!) will be putting their big end-of-term concert on Friday, March 18th and Saturday, March 19th at 7:30pm! Join us for a fun, breathtaking, and spectacular night of a cappella for all ages!

Friday, March 18, 2016 — 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Poster image for UpStart festival with red telephone booth, blue rocket and green box

The 2016 UpStart Festival is the latest edition in the University of Waterloo’s bi-annual one-act play festival, and features three new scripts written, developed, directed and designed by Theatre and Performance students working under faculty supervision.

Friday, March 18, 2016 — 7:30 PM to Saturday, March 19, 2016 — 9:45 PM EDT to Sat, 03/19/2016 - 21:45
A Cappella Concert Event Poster

University of Waterloo's A Cappella groups (most of whom went to the ICCA competition this year - yes, the very same one from Pitch Perfect!) will be putting their big end-of-term concert on Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. 

Join us for a fun, breathtaking, and spectacular night of a cappella for all ages!

Saturday, March 19, 2016 — 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Poster image for UpStart festival with red telephone booth, blue rocket and green box

The 2016 UpStart Festival is the latest edition in the University of Waterloo’s bi-annual one-act play festival, and features three new scripts written, developed, directed and designed by Theatre and Performance students working under faculty supervision.

Monday, March 21, 2016 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Come and explore Chemical Engineering's Capstone Design Symposium!

List of 2016 student projects

Monday, March 21, 2016 — 9:24 AM EDT
Saturn and Jupiter


Science Outreach at the University of Waterloo is pleased to invite you to a public lecture on Friday, April 1 at the University of Guelph. The Guelph-Waterloo Physics Institute is hosting Professor David Ceperley to discuss how we can find out what is inside Jupiter and Saturn.

Monday, March 21, 2016 — 11:00 to 13:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

Ensuring sustainable leadership is the key to the long-term success of any club, group or organization. How adequately is your group prepared to fill existing or potential future vacancies in leadership? Are current members prepared to transition smoothly into a variety of roles and responsibilities? Do current leaders mentor others and 'give away leadership' to ensure the success of the club/group for the future?

This workshop will look at:

Monday, March 21, 2016 — 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Come and explore Mechanical Engineering's Capstone Design Symposium!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 — 11:00 to 17:30 AM to 5:30 PM EDT
UN Water World Water Day, 22 March 2016 - Water and Jobs

The 7th Annual Graduate Research Fair and Water Celebration co-hosted by the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University marks UN World Water Day, March 22nd.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 — 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Come and explore Civil, Environmental & Geological Engineering's Capstone Design Symposium!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 — 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Come and explore Systems Design Engineering's Capstone Design Symposium!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM EDT

How do you approach a situation that is new to you or make decisions? Personality Dimensions ® (PD) is a self-discovery process which helps to explain what motivates behaviour in people with different personalities.

You can expect to:

Complete the PD® temperament self-assessment tool Discover what's great about you and others Gain a new appreciation for differences Improve your interpersonal communications

Register on LEADS (using your Quest user ID)

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 — 10:30 PM to 11:30 PM EDT

The Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) program has been designed to combine academic learning with real-world experience to offer a dynamic and unique entrepreneurial business education.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 — 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EDT
ENVigorate 2016 poster

With its first year being a big success, we’re excited to bring ENVigorate back to the Faculty of Environment for its second year! The festival aims to bring students, staff and community members together in a learning experience that spans beyond your usual academic environment. The combination of food, music, workshops and presenters allows us to appreciate the rich community surrounding us.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 — 12:00 to 13:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Join us at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, for a presentation by Consul-General Yasunori Nakayama​. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 — 12:30 to 13:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Colin Ainsworth

Canadian tenor Colin Ainsworth has distinguished himself with his exceptional singing, remarkable diction, and diverse repertoire stretching from the Baroque to modern music.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
kishonna gray smiling in office

The Department of Drama and Speech Communication, along with campus partners, presents this distinguished lecture on race and gaming by visiting professor Kishonna Gray.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 — 4:45 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

The 10th Annual Aftab Patla Memorial Cup will be held Wednesday March 23, 2016.

Puck Drop, Columbia Icefields Arena: 4:45 p.m.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 — 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Watch the relevant You Tube videos first on medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, and audiology. The videos cover: GPA, admission tests, relevant health-related experience, pre-reqs, references, personal statements, and interviews. Then attend a Q&A session so we can answer your specific questions. Pop in anytime during the hour. NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart for details.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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Join a panel of guest speakers for an AMA geared towards learning from common and frequent mistakes made during the startup journey. We will be joined by Laura Smith, Co-Founder of Pout IncOmar Qureshi, CEO & Co-founder of Prospect, and Meti Basiri, Co-founder & Chief Marketing Officer of ApplyBoard. These people have been there and done it all, so don't miss the opportunity to learn from their experience.  

Register here for the workshop and free pizza!

Thursday, March 24, 2016 — 10:00 to 17:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

Come and explore Electrical & Computer Engineering's Capstone Design Symposium!

List of 2016 student projects.

Thursday, March 24, 2016 — 11:00 to 11:00 AM EDT

The Water Institute is pleased to host Peter Mollinga, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, for a seminar discussing publishing in the journal Water Alternatives.

Thursday, March 24, 2016 — 2:30 PM EDT
University of Waterloo, the Water Institute logo

The Water Institute is pleased to host a seminar by Peter Mollinga, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.  He will speak about Downstream of the Dam: Farmers, pipelines and capitalist development in the Sardar Sarovar project.

Thursday, March 24, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Are you an international student that did not have income in 2015 and are filing your own income tax return this year?

Thursday, March 24, 2016 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

For Senior,Intermediate,Junior
Co-op Students 
Chart Prof Acct (CPA) - (Arts/AFM, Math/CPA, Biotech/CPA)

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.

Monday, March 28, 2016 (all day) to Friday, April 22, 2016 (all day) to Fri, 04/22/2016 (All day)
1000 acts of Green event poster

Join the #1000GreenUW Challenge!

What’s an Act of Green?  You tell us!  Throughout April, we want you to join in the 1000 Acts of Green challenge across campus. 

Monday, March 28, 2016 — 10:00 to 10:00 AM EDT
University of Waterloo, the Water Institute logo

The Water Institute is hosting a seminar by Bejoy Thomas, Fellow, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE).  He will speak on Resilience, vulnerability and environmental change: insights from the rapidly urbanizing Arkavathy sub-basin, India.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 — 12:30 to 13:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Let's Talk Climate Action! event poster



Are you interested in climate change? Want to learn more about actions being taken locally and around the world? How about getting involved on campus to support climate action? All of these opportunities will be available to you at a special lunch hour film screening. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Discover the project of our Global Business & Digital Arts and Digital Experience Innovation Program students - they are eager to show you what they've been working on. 

Join us for an open exhibition where various student projects will be on display. You'll also have the chance to meet the students and discuss their work with them.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

In January, Waterloo librarians Tim Ireland and Tony Tin presented Master of Digital Experience Innovation (MDEI) students in Paul Doherty’s Project Management class with a challenge: How can this tool for online information literacy be improved?

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Do you have difficulty planning ahead for your exams? Do you find that you study really well for your first exam and the others do not get enough attention? If any of these statements describe you, come out to a workshop that will help you ‘Organize Your Time for Midterms and Exams.’ You will learn how to make sufficient time to study for all of your exams, how to minimize your stress around planning for exams and how to create your own organizational study plan.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
Back Mechanic Author event poster

Faculty, staff, students and the general public are invited to join Professor Stuart McGill on March 29, 2016 at the UW bookstore at 4 p.m. for a book signing and discussion of his new book, Back Mechanic.  

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
MBET Info Session, March 29, 2016, 5:30 p.m.


Learn more about UWaterloo's Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) program at our information session on March 29, 2016. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 (all day) to Saturday, April 2, 2016 (all day) to Sat, 04/02/2016 (All day)

Join us for the FIRST Robotics Competition, Waterloo Regional, hosted at the University of Waterloo in the Physical Activities Complex. Thirty-two high-school teams from across Ontario and the US will converge on the University of Waterloo for the three-day competition, where they will demonstrate their robot in this year's challenge, FIRST Stronghold.

The event is open to the public and admittance is free. Final rounds will occur on Saturday afternoon.

Schedule

Thursday

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 — 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM EDT
Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy #EnergyDay2016


The Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy invites you to attend Energy Day 2016 featuring an enlightening day of energy research presentations, poster displays, networking opportunities, interesting discussions with researchers, AND a video contest to win prizes!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 — 10:30 to 15:30 AM to 3:30 PM EDT

RESEARCH MATTERS: copyright, intellectual property, responsible research conduct, research ethics, and commercialization

GRADventure presents Research matters, a half-day event for postdocs and graduate students only. Register for all four sessions, or choose those most relevant to you and your research program.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

University of Waterloo faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend this free lecture delivered by Dr. Jennifer Berdahl, from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.

The lecture titled "From fixing the women to liberating the men" will take place in STJ 3014 beginning at 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 — 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EDT
Women of Impact book cover

Join us as we welcome Anne Millar and Mary Wells as they discuss their book Women of Impact, a record of the experience and career accomplishments of a diverse group of women in materials, metallurgy, and mining fields across Canada. 

Thursday, March 31, 2016 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

For Bachelor
Graduating Students
MATH - Mathematical Finance, MATH - Mathematical Economics, MATH - Financial Analysis & Risk Management, MATH - Computing & Financial Management, MATH - Business Administration, MATH - Applied Mathematics, MATH - Actuarial Science, Chart Prof Acct (CPA) - (Arts/AFM, Math/CPA, Biotech/CPA)

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, March 31, 2016 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

For Bachelor
Graduating Students
MATH - Mathematical Finance, MATH - Mathematical Economics, MATH - Financial Analysis & Risk Management, MATH - Computing & Financial Management, MATH - Business Administration, MATH - Applied Mathematics, MATH - Actuarial Science, Chart Prof Acct (CPA) - (Arts/AFM, Math/CPA, Biotech/CPA)

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, March 31, 2016 — 2:30 PM EDT
Water Institute Watertalks.

The final of the 2015-16 Water Institute WaterTalks lecturers is Dr. Prabhakar Clement, Harold Vince Groome Professor of Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Auburn University.

Thursday, March 31, 2016 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 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 31, 2016 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Attend this session if you are preparing for professional school interviews. We will answer your last minute questions. Pop in anytime during the hour. 

Thursday, March 31, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
Gordon Harrison Author Event poster

Waterloo Alumnus Gordon Harrison visits the Bookstore for a talk, photographic display and book signing of his latest book, My Cousin & Me: And Other Animals.

Thursday, March 31, 2016 — 7:30 PM EDT
Troy Osborne

Our 2016 Benjamin Eby lecture will feature Troy Osborne.​

Join us on March 31, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel at Conrad Grebel University College.

Thursday, March 31, 2016 — 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT

The orchestra's end of term concert will feature Kara Sojung Park, piano, winner of the 2016 Concerto and Aria Competition, playing Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto. Also on the program: Barber's Adagio for Strings, and Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances.

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