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Thursday, July 21, 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!

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, May 23, 2016 — 8:30 AM to Saturday, August 13, 2016 — 4:30 PM EDT to Sat, 08/13/2016 - 16:30
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Stories in Art from Iraqi Kurdistan

This exhibit explores story-telling through art by people now living in Iraqi Kurdistan as a result of displacement.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 — 12:00 PM to Tuesday, July 12, 2016 — 12:45 PM EDT to Tue, 07/12/2016 - 12:45

Nordic Pole Walking is a low-impact exercise that provides great benefits for health, wellness and fitness for all ages and fitness levels. In this 4 week program, you will have the opportunity to work with an instructor to learn and adapt the proper technique so that you can optimize your fitness. Poles will be provided to participants at the weekly sessions.

Sunday, June 26, 2016 — 9:00 AM to Monday, August 22, 2016 — 4:00 PM EDT to Mon, 08/22/2016 - 16:00

Engineering Students - Nominate your best TA for the SFF TA award. Please see class rep. for details. Ballots available on the SFF website at Eng. Soc. and in CPH 1320. Ballots due before the end of term.

Friday, July 1, 2016 (all day) to Monday, February 20, 2017 (all day) to Mon, 02/20/2017 (All day)
Girl touching piece of volcanic rock

Join us at THEMUSEUM’s newest exhibit Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters.  We invite guests of all ages to come learn about tornadoes, volcanoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes through interactive displays. 

Monday, July 4, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

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:

Explore and evaluate the different communication and leadership styles Learn which style you use most commonly in certain situations Delve into authentic listening Learn the value of building trust and asking smart questions

Register to attend on LEADS

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 — 5:00 PM EDT

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

This event features hands-on activities and demonstrations for children 5 to 12 focusing on science, technology, engineering, art and math. 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 — 5:00 PM EDT

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

This event features hands-on activities and demonstrations for children 5 to 12 focusing on science, technology, engineering, art and math. 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 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 to attend on LEADS

Wednesday, July 6, 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!

Thursday, July 7, 2016 — 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 7, 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!

Friday, July 8, 2016 — 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
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An evening of music and performance, “Michael Klein: Live!” invites our community out to both celebrate and support one of KW’s most important vital social institutions. All proceeds will go to support the Sexual Assault & Support Centre of Waterloo Region.

Saturday, July 9, 2016 — 11:00 to 13:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

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?

Register to attend on LEADS

Saturday, July 9, 2016 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

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?

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 — 11:00 to 13:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

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 to attend on LEADS

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Join us to celebrate the opening of the new Velocity Science lab, which has tripled in size to 2,500 sq.ft.!

Register here to attend the opening!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Join us to celebrate the opening of the new Velocity Science lab, which has tripled in size to 2,500 sq.ft.!

Velocity and the University of Waterloo Faculty of Science provides students interested in a science startup with the lab space, equipment, and mentorship needed to initiate and develop world-class science companies.

Refreshments provided.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) presents a seminar by Professor Jesse Greener, from the Department of Chemistry at Laval University, Quebec.

Bacterial Biofilm Research Renaissance by Combining Nanoscience and Microfluidics

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016 — 5:00 PM EDT

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

This event features hands-on activities and demonstrations for children 5 to 12 focusing on science, technology, engineering, art and math. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 — 5:00 PM EDT

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

This event features hands-on activities and demonstrations for children 5 to 12 focusing on science, technology, engineering, art and math. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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From bench to business: Why having a multi-billion-dollar idea is only 5% of becoming a successful business. 

Speaking at this compelling talk is Miron Derchansky, an accomplished entrepreneur and strategist who will provide insightful wisdom into his experience developing a neuro-software startup and successfully raising $5M from Canadian investors.

Register here for the talk and free pizza!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 — 12:00 to 14:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

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 to attend on LEADS

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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Attend 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 Danny Yaroslavski, Founder of Lightbot Inc., Alex Snyder, Co-founder of Site2Site and Jared Evans, Product Manager at MAJiK Systems. 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, July 14, 2016 — 11:00 to 13:30 AM to 1:30 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 to attend on LEADS

Thursday, July 14, 2016 — 7:00 PM EDT
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orchestra@uwaterloo, the orchestra for UW students, staff, faculty, & alumni, will perform some shorter classics: Copland, Beethoven, Dvorak, Rimsky-Korsakov, Khachaturian.

Saturday, July 16, 2016 — 11:00 to 13:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

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:

Leadership theories and their evolution Self-assessment and principles of leadership Discovering your passions and setting extreme goal

Register to attend on LEADS

Saturday, July 16, 2016 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 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:

Saturday, July 16, 2016 — 7:30 PM EDT
University Choir in peace symbol shape

Music of Joy and Peace is a collaborative, interactive performance with Mini Ode Kwewak N’gamowak (the Good Hearted Women Singers). Members of the University of Waterloo Choir have spent several seasons working in global, community musics, engaging in song-sharings, collaborative compositions, and improvisation sessions with one another and guest artists. This collaboration is their first direct First Nations teaching facilitated by traditional song keepers.

Monday, July 18, 2016 — 1:30 AM to 3:30 PM EDT

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?

Register to attend on LEADS

Monday, July 18, 2016 — 9:30 AM to Tuesday, July 19, 2016 — 4:30 PM EDT to Tue, 07/19/2016 - 16:30
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Beat the heat, the Bookstore’s summer reading sale can’t be beat! From July 18th-19th the Bookstore will be having its annual summer sale in the concourse of South Campus Hall. Big savings on books from all genres!

Tuesday, July 19, 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 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 to attend on LEADS

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 — 5:00 PM EDT

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

This event features hands-on activities and demonstrations for children 5 to 12 focusing on science, technology, engineering, art and math. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 — 5:00 PM EDT

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

This event features hands-on activities and demonstrations for children 5 to 12 focusing on science, technology, engineering, art and math. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

This workshop will go through the basics of Photoshop to get you started editing photos and making graphics. Perfect for developing marketing materials, developing your pitchdeck or creating a portfolio.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Do you find yourself panicking the night before an exam? Do you find that you forget everything you have studied when you start an exam? This workshop can help you establish a good test taking routine and reduce your test anxiety. We will also discuss how to create a final review and how to cram effectively.

Register to attend on LEADS

Thursday, July 21, 2016 — 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 21, 2016 — 11:00 to 13:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

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?

Thursday, July 21, 2016 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) and the Department of Chemical Engineering present a Distinguished Lecture by Professor Jacob Israelachvili, in the Chemical Engineering Department of the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), United States.

Friday, July 22, 2016 — 10:30 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
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Almita has led the industry in the research and development of screw piles and has pioneered their use through a growing number of applications. Initially supported by the needs of projects in the Alberta Oilsands, Almita has expanded its capability to provide solutions across the energy and renewable energy industries.

Friday, July 22, 2016 — 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM EDT

The UW ACC Spring 2016 End of Term Concert is a fun, breathtaking, and spectacular night of a cappella. The concert will feature the five main groups in UWACC: The Water Boys, the AcaBellas, the Musical Interdudes, ACE, and the Unaccompanied Minors, as well as 6 guest small groups.

Sunday, July 24, 2016 — 7:30 PM EDT
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Three amazing student musician Chamber groups perform classical music selections.  Pieces include the following:

         

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 — 12:00 to 12:00 PM EDT

In Enterprise Co-op, experience entrepreneurship and build your business while earning a co-op credit.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 — 5:00 PM EDT

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

This event features hands-on activities and demonstrations for children 5 to 12 focusing on science, technology, engineering, art and math. 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 — 5:00 PM EDT

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

This event features hands-on activities and demonstrations for children 5 to 12 focusing on science, technology, engineering, art and math. 

Thursday, July 28, 2016 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) and the Department of Applied Mathematics presents a joint seminar by Professor Duncan J. Mowbray, Juan de la Cierva Research Fellow, from the Nano-Bio Spectroscopy Group at Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU), Centro Joxe Mari Korta, Donostia - San Sebastián, Spain.

Thursday, July 28, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
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Join us for the Spring 2016 Social Impact Showcase, where we will be celebrating the achievements of our GreenHouse Fellows.

These Big Ideas Challenge winners have made tremendous strides and will be sharing their progress. Select Fellows also will be awarded Social Impact Fund grants for their next steps.

Friday, July 29, 2016 — 11:00 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) presents a seminar by Professor Naoki Sugimoto, from Frontier Institute for Biomolecular Engineering Research (FIBER), Graduate School of Frontiers of Innovative Research in Science and Technology (FIRST) at Konan University, Kobe, Japan.

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