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April 2016

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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.

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.

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!

Thursday, March 17, 2016 — 12:00 PM to Saturday, April 9, 2016 — 5:00 PM EDT to Sat, 04/09/2016 - 17:00
Zenith logo

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.

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. 

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

Friday, April 1, 2016 — 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM EDT
SMF Research Symposium event poster and information

Since 2009, the SMF Department at St. Jerome’s University in Waterloo, Ontario has hosted a one-day research conference that highlights student and faculty research dealing generally with issues of social justice, personal/professional ethics, and responsible citizenship.

Friday, April 1, 2016 — 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
Webs Conference 2016 event poster

The Waterloo Environment & Business Students are excited to host their annual conference on April 1, 2016 at Conrad Grebel University College. This year's theme is "Rethinking Canada's Future" and we will focus on how companies and cities in Canada should act in order to adapt to today's issue of climate change.

Friday, April 1, 2016 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Research Talks logo

Current approaches to the role of trade in food security policy often become reduced to a binary understanding of the options: either opportunity or threat.

This session examines these debates and suggests ways in which opposing sides can move food security policy forward in constructive ways.

Friday, April 1, 2016 — 12:30 to 13:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
University of Waterloo, the Water Institute logo

The Water Institute is hosting a seminar by Prabhakar Clement, Professor and Groome Endowed Scholar of Civil Engineering, Auburn University.

He will speak on: Authorship and Author Rank - Misuses, Misunderstandings and a Meaningful Solution.

Friday, April 1, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

KI senior research projects: an exciting synthesis of the diverse disciplines the students have explored in this interdisciplinary program.

Friday, April 1, 2016 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
People playing an instrument called a gamelan

This evening's concert features thirty players from the UWaterloo Balinese Gamelan and Grebel Community Gamelan.

Saturday, April 2, 2016 — 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
UW Choir sitting in the shape of a peace sign


Reaching out: a unique exploration of cross-cultural and inter-cultural community song. The University choir will sing works from within our own community, originating in Estonia, Iran, Senegal, New Zealand, and Bali. Join us for a unique choral experience.

Sunday, April 3, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Two women playing the saxophone


Enjoy a break from winter, with delightful jazz classics.

Suitable for all ages. Reception to follow.

Sunday, April 3, 2016 — 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
The Chamber Choir performing


Chiaroscuro: Contrasts in Light and Dark. The University of Waterloo Chamber Choir sings music spanning five centuries, by composers R. Murray Schafer, James MacMillan, Joaquin des Prez, Carlo Gesualdo, Dolly Parton and others!

Monday, April 4, 2016 — 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

Come out and celebrate the end of the winter 2016 semester, LASA style! We will be hosting a pot luck - eat and enjoy our favourite Latin American dishes!

Monday, April 4, 2016 — 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
A brass group playing music


Enjoy a wide selection of classical music, from 6 different chamber groups. Includes one brass group as well. Bach, Schubert, and Weber are among the composers that will be featured.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 — 10:00 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Tenured faculty who are considering applying for promotion in 2016/2017 or in the near future are encouraged to attend. This workshop will walk you through the promotion process step by step and will provide explanations of formal policy as well as practical tips to help you succeed.
 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 — 12:00 to 13:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

The Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo, Academic Freedom & Tenure Committee presents four workshops annually to help faculty through key transitions in their academic career.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

Join us at the Social Impact Showcase, hosted by St. Paul's GreenHouse, where we will be celebrating the diversity of our social innovators and their journeys in social entrepreneurship.

The Dialogue Xchange will host a powerhouse panel of GreenHouse alumni who will share their lived experiences as founders of social ventures. We'll also be announcing grants for some early-stage, high-potential ideas, and the Social Impact Fund winners will present their projects.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 — 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM EDT

Learn more about UWaterloo's Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology program by attending a free, live, online information session.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 — 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

The Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience will be hosting their 10th annual Waterloo Brain Day. 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.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 — 10:00 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

The Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo, Academic Freedom & Tenure Committee presents four workshops annually to help faculty through key transitions in their academic career.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 — 11:30 to 11:30 AM EDT
University of Waterloo, the Water Institute logo

The Water Institute is pleased to host a seminar by Dr. Veena Srinivasan, Fellow, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment, India.

She will speak on: The case for problem-driven water research in the developing world: Lessons from India.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 — 12:30 to 14:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

Prepare for the UWaterloo pharmacy school admission interview by practising in small groups. Learn about the interview process, strategies to improve your performance, and tips on how to handle common admission questions. NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart for details

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

The Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo, Academic Freedom & Tenure Committee presents four workshops annually to help faculty through key transitions in their academic career.
 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

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, April 6, 2016 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
After the Sands Book Cover

Gordon Laxer is coming to Waterloo region to present a public lecture on his new book, After the Sands: Energy and Ecological Security for Canadians. Impeccably researched, After the Sands is critical reading for anyone concerned about rising sea levels, pipeline and tanker spills, climate change, and Canada’s future in a carbon restricted world. American political activist, Ralph Nader, hails it as “a myth-destroying blockbuster book.”  

Thursday, April 7, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

You are invited to participate in a special event with the Honourable Bill Morneau, Canada’s Minister of Finance, at the University of Waterloo. Minister Morneau will discuss the recent budget and the Government of Canada’s plan to grow the economy and support the middle class through investments in post-secondary education, research and innovation. 

The event will provide students with the unique opportunity to participate in an interactive discussion with Canada’s Minister of Finance.

Thursday, April 7, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

The last Philosophy talk of the Winter 2016 term. David Godden, Department of Philosophy, Michigan State University will be speaking on Corroborative Evidence. (Abstract)

Thursday, April 7, 2016 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

"Mitacs Programs and Funding Opportunities"

In partnership with companies, government and academia, Mitacs is supporting a new economy using Canada’s most valuable resource – its people.

This presentation will focus on the suite of programs offered by Mitacs fuelling the next generation of innovators in Canada.

Friday, April 8, 2016 — 11:00 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Dr. Leon Geffen.

The Hallman Lecture Series welcomes Dr. Leon Geffen, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa for an exploration of a novel psychosocial peer support program, modelled upon an existing HIV support program, for providing peer-to-peer companionship to other older adults. Initial outcomes of the study have shown that a peer support program is an effective approach to improve wellbeing of older persons living in disadvantaged communities.

Monday, April 11, 2016 — 12:00 to 12:00 PM EDT

Management Sciences will host Murat Kurt from the State University of Buffalo.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 — 10:30 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy

Teresa Jiang graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor’s in Applied Science. She has over 8 years of experience with testing and certification of building and construction products. She is the Business Development manager for Uponor Central Canada, and is responsible for educating the marketplace regarding the basic and complex properties of PEX-a in various commercial and residential construction applications.

Tuesday, April 12, 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. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

An effective LinkedIn profile is an essential component of any job search strategy. Learn how to develop a profile that will connect you with others and promote your greatest assets.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
watts up

Join REEP Green Solutions and the University of Waterloo Sustainability Coordinator for a fun lunch-time conversation on energy savings at home and at school.  

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
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The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) presents a Distinguished Lecture by Professor Lynden A. Archer, William C. Hooey Director and James A. Friend Family Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell University, United States.

Wednesday, April 13, 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. 

Thursday, April 14, 2016 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

“Nanostructured based Lab-on-chips for optical and electrical detection”

Sara Mahshid
Postdoc, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
University of Toronto

Thursday, April 14, 2016 — 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT


Join Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR) for an evening of networking and celebration of the local sustainability movement.  Join over 400 community, business, and government leaders in the largest sustainability-focused event in Waterloo Region.

Thursday, April 14, 2016 — 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM PDT to Fri, 04/15/2016 - 00:30
California Pitch Alumni Event

University of Waterloo President and Vice-Chancellor Feridun Hamdullahpur invites you to experience the excitement of Waterloo’s entrepreneurial ecosystem at the 2016 California Pitch Alumni Event featuring a live pitch competition! Alumni are invited to hear Velocity teams pitch their innovative software, hardware or life science startups and will play an interactive role in selecting competition winners. Networking opportunities with each company will follow.

Friday, April 15, 2016 — 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

The Analytics Day promotes analytics by bringing together researchers, students, and industry experts. The one-day event provides the opportunity to exchange ideas, share experiences, and discuss needs.

Saturday, April 16, 2016 — 10:00 to 13:00 AM to 1:00 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.

Sunday, April 17, 2016 (all day) to Saturday, April 23, 2016 (all day) to Sat, 04/23/2016 (All day)
Flowers made of pipe cleaners and paper

Artwork by Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge community members is on display in the children’s department of Idea Exchange, Queen’s Square from April 17 – 23. 

View art projects and fashion designs created by up-cycling resources, from aluminum cans to egg cartons.

Sunday, April 17, 2016 (all day) to Saturday, April 23, 2016 (all day) to Sat, 04/23/2016 (All day)
A regional discussion on energy choices

Hosted by the Waterloo Global Sciences Initiative, #PowerShiftWR is a week long series of events to advance the discussion about our local energy future.

Monday, April 18, 2016 — 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Light bulb with greenery

Presented by #PowerShiftWR Partner Waterloo Public Library

Speaker: Philip Drader, Home Energy Coach, REEP Green Solutions 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 — 10:30 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Find out more about Master of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology (MBET) program by attending a free, live, online information session where you will learn everything you need to know about the program—including program details, admissions requirements and tips, and success stories of alumni.

Wednesday, April 20, 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. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
WICI Lecture poster


Faced with the threat of climate change, some countries have managed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while in other countries emissions keep growing.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 — 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Globe

Presented by #PowerShiftWR Partner Waterloo Public Library

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 — 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
iPhone charging

Presented by #PowerShiftWR Partner Waterloo Public Library

Make your own device charger that will be powered by the sun. This program is for families with children in grade 4 to 6.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 — 12:01 to 12:01 PM EDT
University of Waterloo, the Water Institute logo

The Water Institute is pleased to host Dr. Trevor Birkenholtz, Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for a Brown Bag Seminar. He will be speaking on Surplus and Security: An Analysis of India’s National River-Linking Project.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 — 7:00 PM to Sunday, April 24, 2016 — 7:00 PM EDT to Sun, 04/24/2016 - 19:00
Mountains and clouds in the Yukon

Presented by #PowerShiftWR Partner Princess Cinemas

Off-grid isn’t about someone being out of touch, about a place that is hard to get to, or about a weekend spent offline. Officially, “off grid” refers to a home or town that is disconnected from the electricity and natural gas networks that serve a region. Living off-grid, therefore, means having to radically re-invent life as we know it.

Friday, April 22, 2016 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
20 Minute Makeover

Join the University of Waterloo's team as part of the City of Waterloo's 20-Minute Makeover! This annual event encourages members of the community to tidy up the natural environment on and around their place of work.

Friday, April 22, 2016 — 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Forest

Presented by #PowerShiftWR Partner rare Charitable Research Reserve

Looking for a way to get involved on Earth Day and make a positive environmental impact?

Come out to rare and celebrate by helping with our Earth Day clean-up. Gloves and bags provided.

Saturday, April 23, 2016 (all day)
Kids doing an electricity experiment

Presented by #PowerShiftWR Coordinator Waterloo Global Science Initiative

Join TREC Education (a leading provider of energy education programs) and local community partners for a family energy fair.

Saturday, April 23, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
Soren Hermansen

Presented by #PowerShiftWR Coordinator Waterloo Global Science Initiative

Søren Hermansen, a “world-class energy magician,” is on a mission to prove that going 100% renewable is a viable energy option for communities around the world.

Saturday, April 23, 2016 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Fractured Land

Presented by #PowerShiftWR Coordinator Waterloo Global Science Initiative

What would it be like to live alongside one of the shapers of human events, in their youth, before they transformed history?

Monday, April 25, 2016 (all day) to Tuesday, April 26, 2016 (all day) to Tue, 04/26/2016 (All day)

Come join us for a research symposium presented by current graduate students in the Vision Science program at the School of Optometry.

Monday, April 25, 2016 — 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Grand River Hospital’s Freeport Campus and presented by Grand River Hospital, the Centre for Biotechnology and Bioengineering at the University of Waterloo (CBB), and Communitech.

Monday, April 25, 2016 — 11:00 to 15:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
Pursuing Publication, Free lunch and 3 workshops, Monday April 25, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.

A series of three sessions on pursuing publication — covering issues of author's rights, publication ethics, and a special presentation on getting started on your first paper from Dr. Leon Cheng, editor of the journal Materials Chemistry and Physics, courtesy of Elsevier Publisher Connect.

Monday, April 25, 2016 — 7:00 PM to Wednesday, April 27, 2016 — 6:00 PM EDT to Wed, 04/27/2016 - 18:00

Change of location: Wed., Apr. 27, 2016 talks, including closing plenary address, will be held in HH 2104

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 — 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

Join us at St. Paul's University College for an enriching debrief with returning International Development students just back from eight-month field placements with World University Service of Canada’s partner organizations in Botswana, Malawi, Peru, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam.

In support of the HeForShe Campaign, students will be asked to reflect upon gender inequality in their placement countries and how they and their host organizations addressed gender-balance in development practice. 

Thursday, April 28, 2016 — 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM EDT
University of Waterloo, the Water Institute logo

The Water Institute's Research Symposium 2016 provides an opportunity for attendees to join researchers, students and Water Institute partners to explore the outstanding water-related research taking place at Waterloo.

Thursday, April 28, 2016 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

The Centre for Career Action will be hosting a panel for staff on Thursday April 28, titled You’re in charge: Excel in your career at Waterloo. Senior staff in different types of leadership roles will share their insights with colleagues at the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, April 28, 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, April 28, 2016 — 4:00 PM EDT
University of Waterloo, the Water Institute logo

The 2016 Water Institute RBC Distinguished Lecture features Dr. Jay Famiglietti, California Institute of Technology and University of California, Irvine, who will speak on the topic of Water and sustainability: 21st century realities and the global groundwater crisis.

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