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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 — 9:00 AM to Tuesday, May 15, 2018 — 9:00 PM EDT to Tue, 05/15/2018 - 21:00

Interested in singing or playing an musical instrument during Spring Term, either for credit or as an extra-curricular activity?  We have four choices for you:

Tuesday, May 1, 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:

Heather Douglas (Associate Professor, Philosophy, Associate Director, Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy, and Waterloo Chair in Science and Society): Responsible innovation

Sebastian Fischmeister (Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering): Safety and security of real-time software and autonomous driving

Thursday, May 3, 2018 — 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Large crowd of people under a tent.

Engineering Explorations is an opportunity to come and discover Waterloo Engineering and
get hands-on with family focused engineering activities for students from Gr. 1-8.

Friday, May 4, 2018 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Group sitting around table with drinks and laptops

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

Fridays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Friday, May 4, 2018 — 11:30 to 13:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
For Senior, Intermediate Co-op and Graduating Students 
Monday, May 7, 2018 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
For Junior,Intermediate Co-op Students 
Theme - Computing: Hardware, Theme - Computing: Systems Security and Cryptography , Theme - Computing: Software, Theme - Computing: Quality Assurance , Theme - Computing: Information Systems , Theme - Information Science and Data Management , Theme - Data Analytics, Statistical Analysis and Mathematical Optimization

We're hiring Software Engineer Analysts!

Monday, May 7, 2018 — 6:30 PM EDT

To celebrate the launch of SDSN Canada, we are pleased to announce that Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), will deliver a keynote lecture at the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
For Masters,PhD,Senior Co-op and Graduating Students 
Theme - Computing: Hardware, Theme - Manufacturing and Process Engineering, Theme - Computing: Software
Are you a tech enthusiast? Do you want to join a fast growing high-tech company? What about working on cutting-edge nano technologies for real life applications?

Join our info session to learn more about our revolutionary technology and how you can take your co-op placement to the next level.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 — 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
For Senior,Masters,Intermediate,Junior,PhD Co-op and Graduating Students 
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 — 11:30 to 13:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
For Intermediate, Senior, Junior Co-op and Graduating Students 
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Alleviating Anxiety - uwaterloo.ca/campus-wellness

Learn strategies to manage stress and anxiety

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
For Senior, Intermediate, PhD, Masters Co-op and Graduating Students 
Theme - Computing: Systems Security and Cryptography , Theme - Computing: Software
Come for the Poutine Bar & stay for some great conversation with TunnelBear's Engineering Team!

We'll be located in the Fishbowl on January 9th from 2:30pm-4:30pm.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
For Senior, Intermediate, Masters Co-op and Graduating Students 
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

Join a panel of  experts in digital media and game studies as they discuss the cultural, educational, social, and political role of games and gameplay in our lives.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 — 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
For Intermediate, Masters, PhD, Senior Co-op and Graduating Students 
Thursday, May 10, 2018 — 11:30 to 13:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
For Intermediate, Junior, Senior Co-op Students 
Thursday, May 10, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
For Senior, Intermediate, Masters Co-op Students 
Thursday, May 10, 2018 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
For Senior, Masters, Intermediate, Junior, PhD Co-op and Graduating Students 
Friday, May 11, 2018 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Group sitting around table with drinks and laptops

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

Fridays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Friday, May 11, 2018 — 11:30 to 13:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
For Senior, Intermediate Co-op and Graduating Students 
Theme - Computing: Software

Reinventing Global Trade with Flexport

Flexport is the freight forwarder for the internet age. Our goal is to create a world where anyone can freely trade regardless of geographic, cultural, regulatory, and logistical boundaries.

Monday, May 14, 2018 — 11:30 to 13:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
For Senior,Masters,Intermediate Co-op and Graduating Students 
Monday, May 14, 2018 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Coping Skills Seminars - uwaterloo.ca/campus-wellness

Learn the basics of self-care, mindfulness, meditation, and useful strategies for coping with anxiety and stress in our Coping Skills Seminars.

Register on LEADS.

Strengthening Motivation

Learn how to:

Solve problems more effectively Set achievable goals Overcome obstacles and increase chances for success Relax using progressive muscle relaxation
Monday, May 14, 2018 — 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
For Intermediate,Junior,Senior,Masters Co-op and Graduating Students 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 — 11:30 to 13:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
For Senior, Intermediate Co-op Students 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 3:30 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.

Registration is on LEADS.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
Cracking the Coding Interview

Presented by Indigo Fair's co-founder and CTO, Marcelo Cortes (fmr Square, Google). Marcelo has interviewed over 1500 candidates at some of the toughest software companies.

Learn what to expect and how to perform well when interviewing at the top companies. Uncover the details and hints in a problem statement; break the problem down into chunks; develop techniques for how to unblock yourself; review the most common types of computer science problems.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 — 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
For Senior,Junior, Intermediate, Masters Co-op Students 
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 — 11:30 to 13:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
For Senior, Masters, Intermediate Co-op and Graduating Students 
Wednesday, May 16, 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, May 16, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Developing Your Compassionate Mind - uwaterloo.ca/campus-wellness/events

Why practice self-compassion?

Through research, self-compassion has been linked to positive well-being in the reduction of negative mind states, including anxiety, depression, perfectionism and shame. In addition, it has been associated with improved emotional coping and greater resilience.  

Having compassion for oneself is really no different than having compassion for others. In this workshop, you will be given the opportunity to explore self-compassion by participating in reflection and writing exercises, meditations, and open discussions.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
For Intermediate,Senior,PhD,Masters Co-op and Graduating Students 
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
For Masters, Senior, Intermediate, PhD, Junior Co-op and Graduating Students 
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
For Junior, Intermediate, Senior Co-op Students 
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Poster graphic for Startup Rollercoaster workshop

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 three entrepreneurs that have been there and done that, so don't miss the opportunity to learn from their experience.  

We encourage you to register for the workshop and free pizza!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 — 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
For Masters,Senior,Intermediate, Junior Co-op Students 
Thursday, May 17, 2018 — 11:30 to 13:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
For Senior, Intermediate, Junior Co-op Students 
Thursday, May 17, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
For Senior, Masters, Intermediate Co-op Students 
Thursday, May 17, 2018 — 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
For Senior, Junior,Intermediate, Masters, PhD Co-op and Graduating Students 
Thursday, May 17, 2018 — 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
For Intermediate, Junior, Masters,Senior Co-op Students 
Friday, May 18, 2018 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Group sitting around table with drinks and laptops

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

Fridays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Friday, May 18, 2018 — 11:30 to 13:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
For Senior, Masters, Intermediate Co-op Students 
Friday, May 18, 2018 — 2:30 PM EDT

In Bali, the Gamelan is traditionally played out of doors.  In that spirit, our Spring concert will take place at Waterloo Town Square.  The music is suitable for all ages.

Friday, May 18, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
For Intermediate,Junior,Masters,Senior Co-op and Graduating Students 
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 — 11:30 to 13:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
For Masters,Junior,Senior,PhD,Intermediate Co-op and Graduating Students 
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Coping Skills Seminars - uwaterloo.ca/campus-wellness

Learn the basics of self-care, mindfulness, meditation, and useful strategies for coping with anxiety and stress in our Coping Skills Seminars.

Register on LEADS.

Strengthening Motivation

Learn how to:

Solve problems more effectively Set achievable goals Overcome obstacles and increase chances for success Relax using progressive muscle relaxation
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Mindfulness Meditation - uwaterloo.ca/campus-wellness/events

Learn and practice mind-body awareness skills designed to:

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 — 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
For Senior,Intermediate Co-op and Graduating Students 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 — 11:30 to 13:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
For Senior,Junior,Intermediate Co-op and Graduating Students 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
For Senior,Masters,Intermediate,Junior Co-op Students 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Illustration of puzzle pieces to convey problem solving.

A startup needs to address a real problem. What problem are you solving? Join us for this free workshop with the legendary Larry Smith!

We encourage you to register for the workshop and free pizza!

Thursday, May 24, 2018 — 11:30 to 13:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
For Masters,Junior,Senior,PhD,Intermediate Co-op and Graduating Students 
Thursday, May 24, 2018 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
For Intermediate,PhD,Senior,Masters Co-op and Graduating Students 
Friday, May 25, 2018 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Group sitting around table with drinks and laptops

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

Fridays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Monday, May 28, 2018 (all day) to Friday, June 8, 2018 (all day) to Fri, 06/08/2018 (All day)
USEQIP logo

USEQIP is a two-week program on the theoretical and experimental study of quantum information aimed primarily at students one year away from completing their undergraduate studies. The lectures and experiments are geared toward students in engineering, physics, chemistry, mathematics and computer science, though all interested students are invited to apply.

Monday, May 28, 2018 (all day) to Tuesday, June 19, 2018 (all day) to Tue, 06/19/2018 (All day)
Velocity Fund Apps open

Velocity Fund $25K and $5K applications are open! The Velocity Fund is a non-equity grant program for startups that offers $390,000 each year to startups through its Velocity Fund $25K and Velocity Fund $5K programs.

Monday, May 28, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
For Masters,Junior,Senior,Intermediate Co-op Students 
Monday, May 28, 2018 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
For PhD,Senior,Junior,Intermediate,Masters Co-op and Graduating Students 
Monday, May 28, 2018 — 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT

For Junior, Senior, Masters, Intermediate, PhD Co-op and Graduating Students 
Theme - Computing: Software

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 — 11:30 to 13:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
For Senior, Intermediate, Junior, Masters Co-op Students 
Theme - Computing: Software, Theme - Computing: Quality Assurance , Theme - Computing: Information Systems
Come join our info session to learn more about our 20+ co-op opportunities.

Check out our Glassdoor and LinkedIn pages to learn more about what makes PointClickCare one of the top places to work.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 — 11:30 to 13:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
For Junior, Senior, Intermediate Co-op Students 
Theme - Computing: Information Systems , Theme - Information Science and Data Management , Theme - Business Administration, Theme - Data Analytics, Statistical Analysis and Mathematical Optimization, Theme - Computing: Software, Theme - Finance and Investment , Theme - Computing: Hardware
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
What is animal hoarding?

While you're probably aware of the "cat lady" stereotype, animal hoarding is poorly understood and under-recognized. At this meeting of Waterloo Women's Wednesdays, Dr. Arshi Shaikh will be sharing her research on animal hoarding, bringing a social work perspective to this under-recognized issue.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Preventing Depression Relapse - uwaterloo.ca/campus-wellness

Do you cycle into low mood and depression?

This skills-based group offers evidence-based therapy that helps sustain recovery from depression and decrease risk of relapse.

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an empirically validated group treatment program that is specifically designed to help individuals who have recovered from depression, to avoid future relapse. The primary prevention skills are mindfulness-based practices and the focus of therapy is in prevention of relapses.

Who can join this group?

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Building a Kickass Team poster graphic

This event will help you build the best team for you and your business. Come meet other eager entrepreneurs, Velocity Startup Coach, Phil Everson and Co-founder of Grobo, Bjorn Dawson.

We encourage you to register online for the workshop and free pizza!

Thursday, May 31, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
For Senior, Junior, Intermediate, Masters Co-op Students 
Thursday, May 31, 2018 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

For Intermediate,Senior Co-op and Graduating Students 
Theme - Computing: Software

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