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Thursday, December 1, 2016 — 11:00 to 15:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST
Velocity Fund Finals Fall 2016

Watch some great pitches as Velocity gives out $125,000 in grants to emerging startups. Register 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.

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. 

Friday, September 30, 2016 — 7:00 PM EDT to Sunday, December 11, 2016 — 7:00 PM EST to Sun, 12/11/2016 - 19:00

A Series of Challenging Inter-Faith Conversations       

Sunday, October 30, 2016 — 2:00 PM EDT to Sunday, December 11, 2016 — 2:00 PM EST to Sun, 12/11/2016 - 14:00
Thursday, November 3, 2016 — 12:00 PM EDT to Saturday, December 17, 2016 — 5:00 PM EST to Sat, 12/17/2016 - 17:00

Echo of the Unknown stems from the artist’s memories of her grandfather's struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Centering on the four-channel video installation Can't Find My Way Home, the exhibition addresses the challenges of maintaining a sense of self in the face of physical and psychological extremes. This exhibition has been organized by Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston.

Thursday, December 1, 2016 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) presents a Distinguished Lecture by Professor Judith L. Macmanus-Driscoll, Department of Materials Science, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Thursday, December 1, 2016 — 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST
Concert "Farewell, Maestro," featuring Concerto Competition winner Fred Xu, in Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1.
Friday, December 2, 2016 — 2:30 PM EST

INTEG 10 is a seminar on transdisciplinary topics and integrative practices which are of special interest to Knowledge Integration students.  This is the "living room" of the program; a place where ideas come together.

We welcome friends and visitors!

Saturday, December 3, 2016 — 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM EST
This eighty voice choir will be performing two of the most famous works in the choral literature, namely The Symphony of Psalms by Stravinsky and Bach's Magnificat.
Saturday, December 3, 2016 — 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM EST



The University of Waterloo A Cappella Club proudly presents their Fall 2016 End of Term Concert! Come watch us sing and perform songs with pure vocals, featuring UW's very own a cappella groups, many of which had the opportunity to compete in this year's ICCA's (yes, the one from Pitch Perfect). Join us for a fun, breathtaking, and spectacular night of a cappella!

Featuring:

Sunday, December 4, 2016 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST
Four different instrumental chamber trios will perform a selection of music from Mozart, Glick, Bach, Ibert, Handel, and Tartini. Free admission, with refreshments to follow.
Monday, December 5, 2016 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EST

Join professors from the departments of Political Science and History for a forum dissecting events surrounding the 2016 US Election. Q and A and discussion will follow the speakers' opening remarks.

Speakers 

Monday, December 5, 2016 — 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM EST
Ron Broglio will pursue what animal studies can push against in terms of the animal “rights” movement.
Monday, December 5, 2016 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST
Three different student chamber music groups will perform pieces by Handel, Koechlin, and other composers. Free admission, reception to follow.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 — 10:30 to 10:30 AM EST

December 6th is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. Students, faculty, staff and community leaders will come together to reflect and commemorate the 14 young women whose lives were taken.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
Join us for snacks and an info session on the Study in China Summer Program 2017!
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EST
St. Paul's GreenHouse students hamming it up

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

We will be announcing grants for some early-stage, high-potential ideas, and the Social Impact Fund winners will present their projects.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 — 5:30 PM EST
Are you right for MBET?

Learn more about the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology (MBET) program at UWaterloo by attending a free, live, online information session. The webinar delves into the details of this innovative program, including admissions requirements, alumni stories, and information about the practicum.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 — 12:00 to 12:30 PM to 12:30 PM EST

This quick workshop will introduce you to the basics of copyright and licensing for your teaching.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST



The racist joke. The sexist slur. The stereotype. The response "it was only a joke" when the impact of a comment is named. In this interactive workshop, we will explore ways to constructively address disrespectful communication, whether it was directed at ourselves or others.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 — 12:30 to 14:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

The Faculty Association Lecturers Committee invites all lecturers at Waterloo to attend a town hall meeting.

Please come share your experiences and meet other lecturers from across campus.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 — 3:00 PM to 5:20 PM EST
A group of scholars will reflect on their research. "Confessors" from computer science, linguistics, neuroscience and psychology will be presenting.
Thursday, December 8, 2016 — 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Calling all male University of Waterloo students! Through interactive exercises, this three hour workshop will provide men with the tools to become better versions of themselves.

Friday, December 9, 2016 — 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM EST
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 — 10:30 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST

On Tuesday November 24 WISE is pleased to host Daniela Roeper, Founder of Borealis Wind. Borealis Wind has designed a wind turbine blade de-icing retrofit (the “Borealis De-icing System”).

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 — 10:30 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST

On Tuesday November 24 WISE is pleased to host Daniela Roeper, Founder of Borealis Wind. Borealis Wind has designed a wind turbine blade de-icing retrofit (the “Borealis De-icing System”). This system is an internal hot-air heating system designed as a retrofit for wind turbine blades.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 — 11:30 to 13:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST
Madhur Anand December 13 Gender & Equity Scholarship Series

Part of the Gender and Equity Scholarship Series

SpeakerMadhur Anand (Waterloo Institute for Complexity & Innovation)

Thursday, December 15, 2016 — 10:30 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST

On December 15th, WISE is pleased to host Sankaran Ramalingam, President, Energy and Fuel Users Association of India (ENFUSE) for a public lecture entitled, 'Energy Economics - Towards Sustainable Development & A Green GDP'. Current methods of calculating economic growth fail to account for environmental depletion, degradation and loss of biodiversity.

Thursday, December 15, 2016 — 10:30 to 12:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

On December 15th, 10:30am, Julie Robillard, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia will be giving a public lecture on how technology can assist us with aging and dementia.

Friday, December 16, 2016 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST

Please join us in bidding a fond farewell to interim Vice President, Advancement Erin Sargeant Greenwood, to celebrate her strategic leadership of Waterloo's Advancement teams, before she begins her new role as Vice-President of Advancement at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 — 10:30 to 10:30 AM EST
Are you right for MBET?

Learn more about the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology (MBET) program at UWaterloo by attending a free, live, online information session. The webinar delves into the details of this innovative program, including admissions requirements, alumni stories, and information about the practicum.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 — 12:00 to 12:00 PM EST
W3 holiday luncheon

W3 (Waterloo Women's Wednesdays) is a monthly gathering of woman-identified and non-binary grad students, post-docs, staff and faculty that (usually) meets on the last Wednesday of each month from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Grad House.

Each December, W3 also hosts a holiday luncheon at the University Club.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 — 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST

You are welcome to a mid-week moment of musical reflection and inspiration in the Chapel at Conrad Grebel University College. The musical guests for the evening are Paul Fehderau, Linden Gossen, Brad Moggach, Greg Prior, and Tom Cummings.

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