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Monday, April 1, 2019 — 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 1-hour Coping Skills Seminars.

Register on LEADS. Sign up for one of the dates listed.

Challenging Thinking

Learn how to:

Identify unhelpful thinking patterns Challenge and modify unhelpful thoughts Think in a more balanced way Relax using mindfulness strategies
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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Write together. Connect to our grad writing community. Stay focused and motivated!

Tuesdays & Fridays  9 am –  12 pm, SCH 228F

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 — 11:00 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Slobodan Simonovic, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Western University, will present "Use of quantitative resilience in managing urban infrastructure response to natural hazards."

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
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Discover accessibility rights and resources for UW students and employees with a disability, medical condition or mental illness. Everyone welcome!

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 — 10:30 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM 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 3, 2019 — 12:30 to 14:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Students working on computers

The Centre for Career Action is asking first-year undergraduate co-op students to provide feedback on a new online tool called Ready for Co-op?. They want to learn about your user experience and if you find the tool effective.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Since January 2017, the Writing and Communication Centre has been hosting a weekly writing café for faculty. Every Wednesday afternoon, we offer a dedicated writing space (with coffee, tea, and treats!) for faculty to write together.

2 p.m.  to 4 p.m. in SCH 228F

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 — 6:30 PM to Thursday, April 4, 2019 — 9:30 PM EDT to Thu, 04/04/2019 - 21:30
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Wednesday, April 3, 2019 — 7:30 PM EDT
Balinese Gamelan Ensemble

Directed by Dr. Maisie Sum and featuring Grebel Artist-in-Residence I Dewa Made Suparta, the UW Balinese Gamelan and the Grebel Community Gamelan will perform a mix of contemporary pieces and traditional classics.  There will be a chance to try out the instrument for yourself after the concert.  Suitable for all ages.

Thursday, April 4, 2019 — 5:00 PM to Saturday, April 27, 2019 — 5:00 PM EDT to Sat, 04/27/2019 - 17:00
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Thursday, April 4, 2019 — 7:30 PM EDT
orchestra@uwaterloo

Repertoire includes the Brahms Piano Concerto #2 in Bb major, with Soloist Eric Liang (winner of the 2018 UW Concerto Competition) and Von Suppé ‘s Poet and Peasant Overture plus Bruckner’s  Overture in G minor.

Friday, April 5, 2019 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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Write together. Connect to our grad writing community. Stay focused and motivated!

Tuesdays & Fridays  9 am –  12 pm, SCH 228F

Friday, April 5, 2019 — 11:00 to 11:00 AM EDT

Learn about what successful applicants look like, find out how individuals with advanced degrees can persuasively frame their academic experiences, and ask whatever burning questions you might have about securing government employment

Friday, April 5, 2019 — 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.

Monday, April 8, 2019 — 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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Monday, April 8, 2019 — 9:30 AM EDT
row of beakers containing plant experiments

Mary Shelley’s famous invocation of human experimentation gone wrong is more than 200 years old, but remains as vibrant an analysis of the human implication of scientific insight as it did when it was first published; perhaps more so in an age on the verge of breakthroughs in both AI and bioengineering.  This conference will approach the intersections of intelligence, life, and the human from a

Monday, April 8, 2019 — 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM EDT
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Monday, April 8, 2019 — 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 1-hour Coping Skills Seminars.

Register on LEADS. Select one of the dates listed.

Thriving With Emotions

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 — 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!

Tuesdays & Fridays  9 am –  12 pm, SCH 228F

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Gentleman at a cross roads

Learn how to navigate the broad research landscape, and develop a dynamic research strategy by attending this workshop geared to early-career researchers (in the first three years of a tenure-track appointment). A variety of topics will be covered such as: grant writing, research ethics, funding strategies, and intellectual property.  Please register to reserve your spot. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 — 10:30 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM 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

Connecting to the Webinar

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 — 10:30 to 13:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Faculty Research Networking Event

What are the clinical applications of your medical imaging technologies (AI, diagnostics, treatments, analysis, etc.)?

Events are open to all faculty and post docs - please register to attend to ensure there is enough pizza for everyone!

The goals of the events are to: 

support faculty research networking provide an opportunity to create teams to apply for major grants under a given theme

Format:

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM EDT

Are you a masters, PhD, or postdoc looking to pursue a career in government? Attend this online question-and-answer session with Colin Code (Policy Manager), Madan Ghosh (Senior Advisor) and Philippe Descheneau (Economist) from Economic Analysis Directorate, Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Group sitting around table with drinks and laptops

Since January 2017, the Writing and Communication Centre has been hosting a weekly writing café for faculty. Every Wednesday afternoon, we offer a dedicated writing space (with coffee, tea, and treats!) for faculty to write together.

2 p.m.  to 4 p.m. in SCH 228F

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 — 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
2019 Single and Sexy Cast Photo

Single and Sexy, a play written and performed by University of Waterloo students, is known as the highlight of Orientation and addresses many situations that first-year students face when they live on their own for the first time.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 — 6:00 PM to 7:00 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 1-hour Coping Skills Seminars.

Register on LEADS. Select one of the dates listed.

Cultivating Resiliency

Learn how to:

Develop healthier self-care habits Shift unhelpful mindsets Deal with disappointment Motivate yourself after failure Relax using breathing techniques
Thursday, April 11, 2019 — 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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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 concerns on campus.

 

Registration is on LEADS.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 — 12:30 to 12:30 PM EDT
UWaterloo Intellectual Property Workshop Series

Thursday, April 11, 2019 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Alleviating Anxiety - uwaterloo.ca/campus-wellness

Learn strategies to manage stress and anxiety

Friday, April 12, 2019 — 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!

Tuesdays & Fridays  9 am –  12 pm, SCH 228F

Monday, April 15, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Pens

This training teaches students, staff, and faculty to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first-aid resources. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers learn to recognize these invitations and take action.

Training content:

Monday, April 15, 2019 — 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 1-hour Coping Skills Seminars.

Register on LEADS. Sign up for one of the dates listed.

Challenging Thinking

Learn how to:

Identify unhelpful thinking patterns Challenge and modify unhelpful thoughts Think in a more balanced way Relax using mindfulness strategies
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 — 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!

Tuesdays & Fridays  9 am –  12 pm, SCH 228F

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 — 12:30 to 16:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
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This program was designed by members of the working group on sexual and gender diversity under the Provost's Advisory Committee on Equity (PACE), in collaboration with The Glow Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, is an education workshop (2.5 hours) and registration event (1 hour).

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Group sitting around table with drinks and laptops

Since January 2017, the Writing and Communication Centre has been hosting a weekly writing café for faculty. Every Wednesday afternoon, we offer a dedicated writing space (with coffee, tea, and treats!) for faculty to write together.

2 p.m.  to 4 p.m. in SCH 228F

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 — 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT

The Ontario AMC is a joint partnership between the University of Waterloo, McMaster University and Western University. Funded by the province of Ontario, the AMC works with small, medium and large industry partners across a diverse range of markets to accelerate innovation and to uphold Ontario as a leading manufacturing region.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 — 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!

Tuesdays & Fridays  9 am –  12 pm, SCH 228F

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 — 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

See the next generation of health researchers

Come see elite high school science students from across Southwestern Ontario.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 — 11:45 to 13:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Research Talks

A panel presentation and discussion for Waterloo faculty, staff, and students examining virtual reality applications featuring:

Neil Randall (Arts): Understanding complex issues through virtual reality narratives 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 — 10:00 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
Tenure & promotion workshop series April 24-25

The Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo (FAUW) is pleased to offer this workshop for tenure-track faculty in their first probationary term. We will cover information to help you successfully navigate through to your reappointment, and offer clarity on university policy and procedures.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
W3 presents Canada’s Food Guide 2019: Building a healthy plate

Does your diet need a springtime renovation? Are you confused by conflicting advice on how to do it? Finding practical strategies for healthy eating just got easier with the revamped and research-backed  tools recently unveiled by Health Canada. Learn about the highlights and how you can integrate these into your daily routine.

When: April 24, 12–1
Where: B1 266
Food: Lunch is provided for the first 20 people or so.

About W3

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
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The Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy is pleased to host Umar Waqas, Director of Engineering Servies for Energy+ Inc. on April 24.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
Tenure & promotion workshop series April 24-25

The Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo (FAUW) is pleased to offer this workshop for tenure-track faculty. We will cover information to help you successfully navigate through to your reappointment, and offering clarity on university policy and procedures.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Group sitting around table with drinks and laptops

Since January 2017, the Writing and Communication Centre has been hosting a weekly writing café for faculty. Every Wednesday afternoon, we offer a dedicated writing space (with coffee, tea, and treats!) for faculty to write together.

2 p.m.  to 4 p.m. in SCH 228F

Thursday, April 25, 2019 — 10:00 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
Tenure & promotion workshop series April 24-25

The Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo (FAUW) is pleased to offer this workshop for tenure-track faculty. We will cover information to help you successfully navigate through the tenure process, and offering clarity on university policy and procedures.

Thursday, April 25, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
Tenure & promotion workshop series April 24-25

Thursday, April 25, 2019 — 6:30 PM to Saturday, April 27, 2019 — 1:30 PM EDT to Sat, 04/27/2019 - 13:30
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The University of Waterloo, Conestoga College and Wilfrid Laurier University are proud to host the 2019 Senior Women's Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) Conference in Waterloo Region! The 2019 conference will explore the importance of allyship in the institution. 

History of SWAAC  

Friday, April 26, 2019 — 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!

Tuesdays & Fridays  9 am –  12 pm, SCH 228F

Friday, April 26, 2019 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Monday, April 29, 2019 — 10:00 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
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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:

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 — 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!

Tuesdays & Fridays  9 am –  12 pm, SCH 228F

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 — 6:30 PM EDT
the first ever image of a black hole looks like a donut in space

You are invited to hear the once-in-a-lifetime story of how Avery Broderick, Professor, University of Waterloo, peered millions of light years across space to help solve one of the greatest mysteries in the cosmos — that black holes exist.

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