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Thursday, January 18, 2018 — 8:30 AM EST to Friday, April 13, 2018 — 5:00 PM EDT to Fri, 04/13/2018 - 17:00

Conrad Grebel University College’s Peace and Conflict Studies program (PACS) at the University of Waterloo was the first peace studies program in Canada, and has remained a leader in peace education for 40 years. With PACS’ innovative approach to learning, students can choose arts-based assignment options in many courses.

Saturday, March 24, 2018 — 8:00 AM to Sunday, April 22, 2018 — 11:59 PM EDT to Sun, 04/22/2018 - 23:59
Students walking across a bridge

Take part in our Earth Month Photo Contest and share your sustainable photos with us! Go on a fun eco-adventure, make a trip to the market, or share a photo of yourself enjoying the outdoors. We're looking for any photos related to sustainability! Post your photo using #sustainableuwaterloo and follow us on that social media account to be entered in a draw to win some great prizes!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Want to launch a tech start up?

Join fellow entrepreneurs, programmers, environmentalists and other creative minds on April 3, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. in RCH 306 for food, drinks and information about AquaHacking 2018. Meet last year's winners, learn about the competition and this year's format, and meet like-minded individuals. 

Register today!

What is AquaHacking?

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 — 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM EDT
Project Showcase logo

We are celebrating our students' talents and accomplishments in our most exciting Project Showcase yet! Meet our students, mingle with our faculty, industry and community partners and see what incredible work is coming out of the Stratford Campus.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Students picking up garbage on campus

The annual 20 Minute Makeover is happening again on the University of Waterloo campus! For Earth Month 2018, help to make our campus cleaner by grabbing a bag, gloves, and a couple friends to pick up garbage on campus!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

In this session, participants will be introduced to copyright concepts as they apply to the writing and publication of their thesis on UWSpace. This session will cover:

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 — 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.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 — 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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At this panel discussion with local founders and University of Waterloo professors, learn how the skills and research gained through your graduate studies can enable you to be a great entrepreneur.

Thursday, April 5, 2018 — 8:30 AM to Friday, April 6, 2018 — 4:00 PM EDT to Fri, 04/06/2018 - 16:00
Waterloo Staff Conference- Organizational and Human Development

2018 Waterloo Staff Conference - two days of personal and professional development, featuring world-class keynotes as well as workshops designed by your own campus colleagues.

Thursday, April 5, 2018 — 10:00 AM to Friday, April 6, 2018 — 2:30 PM EDT to Fri, 04/06/2018 - 14:30

The Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo (FAUW) is pleased to offer four workshops to help faculty through key transitions in their academic career. These workshops are designed to provide critical information to successfully navigate through the tenure and promotion process including gaining clarity on expectations and on university policy.

Thursday, April 5, 2018 — 11:45 to 13:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

Join four researchers at the next Research Talks for a panel discussion about knowledge, history, and research for Waterloo staff, faculty, and students:

Thursday, April 5, 2018 — 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM EDT

This training teaches students, staff, and faculty how to recognize and support someone who may be having thoughts of suicide. QPR is an education and awareness program that provides direction as to how to Question a person with thoughts of suicide, how to Persuade them to get help, and how to Refer the person to appropriate professional resources.

Training content

Thursday, April 5, 2018 — 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

On Thursday April 5 from 4-7 pm Bojana Videkanic and Jessica Thompson are presenting an exhibition of final projects from FINE 392 Performance Art and FINE 204 Wearable Media in the Artery.

Friday, April 6, 2018 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Clare with snacks in hand in front of grads at a write-in

Write together. Connect to our grad writing community to stay focused and motivated!

Friday, April 6, 2018 — 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Anne Martin-Matthews.

Anne Martin-Matthews, PhD, OC

Acting Vice-President, Research, Knowledge Translation, and Ethics, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Professor, Sociology, University of British Columbia

Friday, April 6, 2018 — 11:30 to 13:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

Join us as we present results from a recent study exploring why pre-tenure women at the University of Waterloo do not access leaves and accommodations.

Saturday, April 7, 2018 — 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
Brain Bee logo.

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.

Monday, April 9, 2018 — 11:00 to 11:00 AM EDT

The Promise of Artificial Intelligence in Process Systems Engineering: Is it here, finally?

Venkat Venkatasubramanian
Samuel Ruben-Peter G. Viele Professor of Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027

ABSTRACT

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 — 12:30 to 14:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

Series Information: [Poster]

Tuesday January 16 - 12:30-2:30 pm – IP 101 and Commercialization 

Tuesday February 13 - 12:30-2:00 pm – IP Case Study

Tuesday March 13 - 12:30-2:00 pm – Copyright and Software

Tuesday April 10 - 12:30-2:00 pm – Trademarks

This workshop is supported by the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology (CBB) and the Games Institute at the University of Waterloo

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
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As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Sharon Megdal, Director of The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center, presents, "Groundwater governance and management research: Connecting researchers and practitioners."

Light refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 — 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM EDT
An audience of a lecture.

Learn about the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology (MBET) program by attending our live online information session.

Friday, April 13, 2018 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Clare with snacks in hand in front of grads at a write-in

Write together. Connect to our grad writing community to stay focused and motivated!

Monday, April 16, 2018 — 11:00 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM AST

Graham McKinnon, co-founder of Carbon Patent Group, discusses stories of CRISPR IP and patenting life as well as 101 rejections for USPTO.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Cutting and Packing problems are hard combinatorial optimization problems that arise in the context of several manufacturing and process industries or in their supply chains. In this talk the several Cutting and Packing problems will be characterized and exemplified, based on Gerhard Wäscher’s typology (2007), allowing non-specialists to have a broad view over the area.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 — 5:00 PM EDT

Join us as Deputy Minister Janet Menard discusses why we need new approaches to social policy and the importance of leadership in helping us get there.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 — 12:00 to 12:30 PM to 12:30 PM EDT

This session will provide a simple overview of copyright, and the implications it has in your teaching. By the end of this session you will be better prepared to:

Use copyright protected works in the classroom, LEARN, or through Course Reserves, and Choose alternate options for using materials, if necessary
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 — 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

This training consists of a facilitated discussion of the online More Feet on the Ground mental health education program. This program uses those online materials, as well as vignettes to teach students, staff, and faculty how to Recognize, Respond, and Refer individuals experiencing mental health problems on campus.

Register on LEADS.

Friday, April 20, 2018 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Clare with snacks in hand in front of grads at a write-in

Write together. Connect to our grad writing community to stay focused and motivated!

Friday, April 20, 2018 — 6:00 PM EDT

Join us as we celebrate 40 years of peace education.

Monday, April 23, 2018 — 10:00 AM to Tuesday, April 24, 2018 — 6:00 PM EDT to Tue, 04/24/2018 - 18:00

You are invited to attend the 2018 Vision Science Graduate Research Conference, taking place on April 23rd and 24th in OPT 1129. 

Monday, April 23, 2018 — 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is a division of the Ontario government responsible for the growth of the agri-food sector, enforcement & improvement of food safety as well as the continuous sustainability of agriculture. OMAFRA currently invests about $60 million in its research programs, which are focused on certain themes, to promote research and innovation in the agri-food sector.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 — 10:00 to 10:00 AM EDT
Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy logo

Use of Once Through Steam Generators (OTSG) in power plants offers several unique advantages over traditional drum boilers which include smaller footprint, high turndown, fast start and simplified operator control. Commonly OTSGs are equipped with duct burners for additional steam capacity and emissions control equipment.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 — 2:00 PM EDT
Ricard Solé photograph

Join us for Dr. Ricard Solé's WICI Talk: "Synthetic evolutionary transitions: from cells to brains and ecosystems"

Dr. Ricard Solé is a Professor, at the Complex Systems Lab, in Barcelona Biomedical Research Park, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.   He will present on April 24th, 2018, in DC 1302 at 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 — 9:00 AM to Thursday, April 26, 2018 — 12:00 PM EDT to Thu, 04/26/2018 - 12:00
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In keeping with WICI’s goals, the aim of the workshop is to draw expertise from across campus together to build capacity to find solutions to our biggest challenges related to human and planetary health. 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Meet UWaterloo’s Sexual Violence Response Coordinator to discuss her role on campus, Policy 42 (Prevention and Response to Sexual Violence), what is sexual violence, and how someone’s experience of sexual violence can be impacted in a variety of ways.

Thursday, April 26, 2018 — 9:00 AM to Friday, April 27, 2018 — 1:30 PM EDT to Fri, 04/27/2018 - 13:30

The 25th Graduate Student Leisure Research Symposium is an interdisciplinary research symposium where student scholars conducting recreation, leisure, sport, and tourism research will present and discuss their work.

Thursday, April 26, 2018 — 7:00 PM EDT
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Chad Orzal
Union College

Friday, April 27, 2018 — 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM EDT

Ron Zernicke, PhD, DSc (University of Michigan) will be presenting a Hallman lecture entitled Skeletal Adaptation: Synthesis and Beyond.

Friday, April 27, 2018 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Clare with snacks in hand in front of grads at a write-in

Write together. Connect to our grad writing community to stay focused and motivated!

Friday, April 27, 2018 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
Google logo

Dr. Shumin Zhai from Google Inc. will be giving a talk on Mobile Keyboard as an example of large scale novel interface based on both classic human factors and modern machine intelligence.

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