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Monday, May 27, 2019 (all day) to Sunday, June 16, 2019 (all day) to Sun, 06/16/2019 (All day)
Velocity Fund Apps open

Apply to pitch an early-stage startup idea to qualify for a chance to win one of four $5,000 grants. The top applicants will be invited to make a 3-minute pitch in front of a panel of judges at one of the Velocity Fund $5K Qualifiers Nights on July 3 and 4. All teams will get helpful feedback on their idea, and the top 10 teams from the Velocity Fund $5K Qualifiers will move on to pitch at the Velocity Fund Finals $5K on July 18 to compete for a share of $20,000. 

Saturday, June 1, 2019 — 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
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Monday, June 3, 2019 — 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

W Store Summer Reading Sale 
Monday, June 3 – Wednesday, June 5
9:30 am – 4:30 pm | SCH Concourse 

Check out our huge selection of new and bestselling books, all at 25% off!

Monday, June 3, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Explore the ways that words and phrases fit together. Build simple and complex sentences. Make your paragraphs shine.

This four-part summer series welcomes undergraduate and graduate students at all levels of experience to explore the mechanics of English, experiment with how its pieces fit together, and practice proofreading and editing.

Monday, June 3, 2019 — 5:00 PM EDT

Student Level: Masters, PhD, Senior 
Student Type: Co-op and Graduating 

Theme - Computing: Hardware Computing: Systems Security and Cryptography Computing: Information Systems

Arista Networks is heralding in a new age of networking, by combining EOS, the most advanced networking operating system in the world, with the most cutting edge silicon commercially available. This given Arista the ability to fuel the explosive growth of data centers required by modern cloud computing.

Monday, June 3, 2019 — 5:30 PM EDT
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Learn from Larry Smith (Director of The Problem Lab, Adjunct Associate Professor of Economics, Author, TED Speaker) as he presents on how to identify the challenges your employer is facing using advanced Google and YouTube searches to become a promotable employee.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 — 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
LGBTQ+ Making Spaces logo

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).

Participants learn more about gender identity/expression, sexual identity, homophobia, heterosexism, bi-phobia, transphobia and how these intersect with other identities.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 — 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

W Store Summer Reading Sale 
Monday, June 3 – Wednesday, June 5
9:30 am – 4:30 pm | SCH Concourse 

Check out our huge selection of new and bestselling books, all at 25% off!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 — 2:30 PM EDT

Student Level: Masters, Intermediate, Senior 
Student Type: Co-op 

Computing: Software
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 — 5:00 PM EDT

Student Level: Intermediate, Junior, Senior 
Student Type: Co-op and Graduating 

Computing: Software Computing: Quality Assurance Computing: Information Systems
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 — 5:30 PM EDT
Event poster

Learn from Larry Smith (Director of The Problem Lab, Adjunct Associate Professor of Economics, Author, TED Speaker) as he presents on how to identify the challenges your employer is facing using advanced Google and YouTube searches to become a promotable employee.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 — 7:30 PM EDT

Student Level: Junior, Intermediate, Senior 
Student Type: Co-op 

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 — 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

W Store Summer Reading Sale 
Monday, June 3 – Wednesday, June 5
9:30 am – 4:30 pm | SCH Concourse 

Check out our huge selection of new and bestselling books, all at 25% off!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 — 10:00 to 11:00 AM to 11:00 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, June 5, 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.

Cultivating Resiliency

Learn how to:

Develop healthier self-care habits Shift unhelpful mindsets Deal with disappointment Motivate yourself after failure Relax using breathing techniques
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 — 5:00 PM EDT

Student Level: Junior, Masters, Intermediate, Senior, PhD 
Student Type: Co-op and Graduating 

Computing: Software

Snowflake is building the Data Warehouse built for the cloud. Learn about full-time and co-op/intern opportunities in our Silicon Valley, CA and Seattle, WA locations.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Building a Kickass Team poster graphic

Join us this week for the “Building a Kick A$$ Team” workshop! This event will help you brainstorm ideas that allow you to build the best team for you and your business! This is a great opporunity to network and mingle with other people who want to Kick A$$.

You’ll also be hearing from some fantastic speakers:

Thursday, June 6, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

This workshop will provide tips and practical experience on how to write an annotated bibliography and how it can be used as part of the writing process for a literature review or thesis. Strategies for using RefWorks to assist in its creation will also be discussed. A RefWorks account and basic knowledge of/experience with RefWorks is expected. This workshop is targeted at upper-year undergraduate students and graduate students.

Register for the workshop through WCONLINE.

Thursday, June 6, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Explore the ways that words and phrases fit together. Build simple and complex sentences. Make your paragraphs shine.

This four-part summer series welcomes undergraduate and graduate students at all levels of experience to explore the mechanics of English, experiment with how its pieces fit together, and practice proofreading and editing.

Thursday, June 6, 2019 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
Graduate Student Stress Management Group - Image of students working on computers
This group offers a safe, confidential space in which to talk about the stressors in graduate school and life, emotions (including problems with anxiety and depression), and relationships.
Thursday, June 6, 2019 — 7:30 PM EDT

Student Level: Intermediate, Senior, Masters 
Student Type: Co-op 

Theme - Computing: Hardware Computing: Systems Security and Cryptography Computing: Software Data Analytics, Statistical Analysis and Mathematical Optimization

Verkada info session + puzzle challenge

Friday, June 7, 2019 — 11:30 to 11:30 AM EDT

Student Level: Senior, PhD, Masters, Intermediate 
Student Type: Co-op and Graduating 

Computing: Software Computing: Information Systems

How Pixlee Powers Authentic Marketing

Join us to learn about how Pixlee is changing visual marketing through the use of machine learning, computer vision, and other exciting technologies!

Food and Pixlee swag will be provided.

Sunday, June 9, 2019 — 2:00 PM EDT

Soapbox Science is coming to Kitchener-Waterloo! On June 9, 2019 from 2-5pm, Kitchener’s Victoria Park will transform into a hub of scientific learning and discussion, as some of our leading scientists take to their soapboxes to showcase their science to the general public. The event’s mission: to help eliminate gender inequality in science by raising the profile, and challenging the public’s view, of women and non-binary people in science. These interactive, engaging talks encourage everyone to learn more about science. Questions are encouraged!

Monday, June 10, 2019 — 9:00 AM to Tuesday, June 11, 2019 — 5:00 PM EDT to Tue, 06/11/2019 - 17:00
Advanced Nursing Research banner with a picture of Germany

Earn CE credits from our Nursing Conferences USA, Nursing Education Conferences Asia, Nursing Practice Conferences Europe.

Monday, June 10, 2019 — 9:00 AM to Tuesday, June 11, 2019 — 5:00 PM EDT to Tue, 06/11/2019 - 17:00
information banner for the world congress

Earn CE credits from our Nursing Conferences USA, Nursing Education Conferences Asia.

Monday, June 10, 2019 — 10:00 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Effectively communicating your research findings is an important skill that crosses disciplines. Learn the basic structure and organization of a lab report and how these create the building blocks for writing a successful research-based thesis. In this workshop we will review how to write: clear research objectives and methodologies, descriptive results, and effective discussions. This workshop is for students who have no prior experience with writing lab-reports, and students who want to refine their writing skills in order to prepare for a research-based thesis.

Monday, June 10, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Explore the ways that words and phrases fit together. Build simple and complex sentences. Make your paragraphs shine.

This four-part summer series welcomes undergraduate and graduate students at all levels of experience to explore the mechanics of English, experiment with how its pieces fit together, and practice proofreading and editing.

Monday, June 10, 2019 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Coping Skills Seminars - uwaterloo.ca/campus-wellness

Learn about the habit loop; the stages of change cycle; how to re-shape or change habits; strategies to increase motivation, overcome obstacles and increase chances for success; and how to relax using progressive muscle relaxation.

Register on LEADS.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 — 1:01 PM EDT
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The Equity Office and the Research, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council invite you to attend a unique opportunity to hear from UWaterloo women identified Deans and Senior Administrators, as they share details about their path to leadership, the ways they overcame barriers and what they wished they had known along the way.

There will be a breakout opportunity for attendees to speak to the panelists individually, engage in dialogue and ask questions about more specific topics.

Panelists:

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 — 4:00 PM EDT

1-hour support group for anyone struggling with disordered eating or issues with food

All students are welcome to drop-in at any session to speak in a friendly, informal and confidential space The group will be facilitated by a student volunteer and a Campus Wellness clinician Sessions will run every 2nd Tuesday and 4th Wednesday of the month Sign up is available on LEADS or drop-in to any session
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 — 7:30 PM EDT

Student Level: Intermediate, Junior 
Student Type: Co-op 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Alleviating Anxiety - uwaterloo.ca/campus-wellness

Learn strategies to manage stress and anxiety

Wednesday, June 12, 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.

Challenging Thinking

Learn how to:

Identify unhelpful thinking patterns Challenge and modify unhelpful thoughts Think in a more balanced way Relax using mindfulness strategies
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 — 7:00 PM EDT
A group of MBET students

The part-time Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) program is a 3-year graduate business degree designed for individuals who want to develop the skills to lead change and launch new ideas while balancing full-time work.

Course material will be delivered in weekend sessions over three years, with the next cohort starting classes in September 2019. In MBET, students learn inside and outside the classroom. Core business courses are integrated with practical experience, networking, and hands-on learning in the most entrepreneurial community in Canada.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Event poster graphic

Come on out to this incredible workshop to learn about topics relating to market validation. By the end of the night you’ll be an expert yourself in interacting with the right people and asking the right questions to determine whether your idea could be a viable business. You’ll also appreciate the value of getting honest feedback. Don’t miss out on this event!

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

Thursday, June 13, 2019 — 8:00 AM EDT
excellence illustration

Join us on Thursday, June 13th for a day of captivating discussions presented by faculty and alumni.

WES GRAHAM RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

8:00 am - 10:00 am (DC 1302)
Presentations by: Jesse Hoey, Moojan Ghafurian, and Bin Ma

TURING SYMPOSIUM & CELEBRATING WOMEN IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

Thursday, June 13, 2019 — 10:00 AM to Friday, June 14, 2019 — 4:30 PM EDT to Fri, 06/14/2019 - 16:30
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You are invited to a time of learning, reflection, and self-care.

We can find ourselves in new territory where much is unknown as we face challenges and difficulties in illness, in the aging process, and in dying. In the same way the grit inside an oyster transforms into a pearl, we wonder if our fear and frustration can be transformed into something just as beautiful in us.

Thursday, June 13, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Explore the ways that words and phrases fit together. Build simple and complex sentences. Make your paragraphs shine.

This four-part summer series welcomes undergraduate and graduate students at all levels of experience to explore the mechanics of English, experiment with how its pieces fit together, and practice proofreading and editing.

Thursday, June 13, 2019 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
Graduate Student Stress Management Group - Image of students working on computers
This group offers a safe, confidential space in which to talk about the stressors in graduate school and life, emotions (including problems with anxiety and depression), and relationships.
Friday, June 14, 2019 — 7:00 PM EDT

The  UWaterloo Balinese Gamelan is meant to be heard outdoors, so please join us at Waterloo Town Square for a terrific evening concert.  Free admission.  Take time to try out some of the instruments after the concert.  This ensemble is directed by noted gamelan composer I Dewa Made Suparta and Dr. Maisie Sum.

Monday, June 17, 2019 (all day) to Tuesday, June 18, 2019 (all day) to Tue, 06/18/2019 (All day)
Dentist performing dentistry on a patient
Monday, June 17, 2019 — 5:00 PM EDT

Student Level: Senior, Junior 
Student Type: Co-op and Graduating 

Theme - Computing: Hardware Computing: Systems Security and Cryptography Computing: Software Computing: Quality Assurance Computing: Information Systems Data Analytics, Statistical Analysis and Mathematical Optimization

Lifion by ADP Employer Information Session

Monday, June 17, 2019 — 6:30 PM EDT
A group of people in conversation

Please join us for a cybersecurity panel discussion and networking event with Engineering and Math alumni and friends in London. Dean of Math Stephen Watt will be moderating the panel, which will include experts in this area as well as policy experts.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 — 11:30 to 11:30 AM EDT

Student Level: PhD, Masters, Junior, Intermediate, Senior 
Student Type: Co-op and Graduating 

Theme - Computing: Hardware Computing: Systems Security and Cryptography Computing: Software Computing: Quality Assurance Computing: Information Systems

Solving the Mass Data Fragmentation with Cohesity

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
Alex Mihailidis.

Professor Alex Mihailidis' research is focused on the development of intelligent home systems for elder care and wellness, and adaptive tools for nurses and clinical applications. Hosted by the Network for Aging Research, this second annual lecture is presented in honour of William Forbes, a pioneer in the field of gerontology and the founding director of the Gerontology program at the University of Waterloo.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 — 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Notebook with pens

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.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 — 5:30 PM EDT
word cloud featuring ethics and moral

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

This week is all about perfecting your pitch! We will show you the different components of a pitch, and you will have the chance to practice informally with your peers. Learn from experienced and winning pitch coaches, Patrick Martinson; Campus Lead Mentor, Velocity, and Phil Everson; Velocity Startup Coach.

 You will walk away from this workshop ready to create the perfect pitch.

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

Thursday, June 20, 2019 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
Graduate Student Stress Management Group - Image of students working on computers
This group offers a safe, confidential space in which to talk about the stressors in graduate school and life, emotions (including problems with anxiety and depression), and relationships.
Friday, June 21, 2019 — 10:00 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
File folders

Waterloo researchers are invited to attend a workshop on Friday, June 21, hosted by NSERC, to learn about the new Alliance Grants. The Alliance Grants program supports collaboration between university researchers and partner organizations within the private, public, or not-for-profit sectors. The Alliance Grants program will be the cornerstone of NSERC’s collaborative-research funding vehicles, replacing familiar grants such as IRC, CRD, Strategic, Engage, and Connect.

Friday, June 21, 2019 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Chris Eliasmith and colleagues at whiteboard

Waterloo’s Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience invites everyone to an open house, the culmination of a two-week workshop that teaches researchers how to build sophisticated brain models. These international experts will demonstrate brain models running on laptops, robots, and specialized brain-like computers while simulating neural functions. Among the brain-like computers used at the summer school is Loihi, a new neuromorphic chip developed Intel Labs.

Monday, June 24, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

This workshop offers graduate students an introduction to the world of academic publishing. You will learn about the steps in the publication process, including revising course work before submitting it to journals, communicating effectively with journal editors, and handling comments from reviewers.

Register for the workshop through WCONLINE.

Monday, June 24, 2019 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 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.

Thriving With Emotions

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 — 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
People collaborating in a meeting room

The Wellness Collaborative is the cross-campus partnership to move the Okanagan Charter and Healthy Workplace Statement into action. All members of the University of Waterloo community are invited to attend this free event. The agenda runs 9:00 am - 11:30 am with informal networking and refreshments starting at 8:30.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 — 5:00 PM EDT
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On June 25th Entrepreneurship @ Environment is hosting Equal Entrepreneurs - women's voices on ideation, inspiration, and navigating entrepreneurship. Take this opportunity to engage with a panel of women on topics around entrepreneurship, overcoming and embracing obstacles, and the opportunity for women to use entrepreneurship to address social/environmental challenges.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 — 5:00 PM EDT

Student Level: Masters, Senior, Junior, Intermediate, PhD 
Student Type: Co-op and Graduating 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Pilates is a toning and body alignment class that concentrates on strengthening the body with an emphasis on core strength. Pilates helps to build long, lean muscles and works the abdominals, back, butt, legs, and arms.

The benefits of Pilates includes toning muscles and enhancing posture, functional ability and body awareness. Pilates is a great addition to other exercise programs and helps to improve general fitness and overall well-being.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Notebook with pencil

This training teaches participants 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:

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 — 3:00 PM EDT
Logo for Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy

The Waterloo Insitute for Sustainable Energy is pleased to host Mohamed Elkadragy, a renewable energy scientist for an interactive public lecture that welcomes individuals from all faculties to join the conversation.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 — 4:00 PM EDT

1-hour support group for anyone struggling with disordered eating or issues with food

All students are welcome to drop-in at any session to speak in a friendly, informal and confidential space The group will be facilitated by a student volunteer and a Campus Wellness clinician Sessions will run every 2nd Tuesday and 4th Wednesday of the month Sign up is available on LEADS or drop-in to any session
Wednesday, June 26, 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

Cultivating Resiliency

Learn how to:

Develop healthier self-care habits Shift unhelpful mindsets Deal with disappointment Motivate yourself after failure Relax using breathing techniques
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

COME OUT TO VELOCITY START AND BYSB!

Come join us to learn about the basics of setting up your startups brand and the online platforms available to help you! Learn about the importance of establishing a brand, how to establish a brand, and the tools available to help you establish your brand.

Thursday, June 27, 2019 — 10:00 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Preparing and delivering dynamic presentations takes practice. Explore how to organize your information, create powerful visual aids, and connect to your audience. Join us for fun and practice that will help take the fear out of presenting.

Register for the workshop through WCONLINE.

Thursday, June 27, 2019 — 10:00 AM to Friday, June 28, 2019 — 6:00 PM EDT to Fri, 06/28/2019 - 18:00

The Patient Safety 2019 is a platform for nursing students, faculty, deans, researchers, and leaders to collaborate on topics affecting nursing education.

Thursday, June 27, 2019 — 10:30 to 11:45 AM to 11:45 AM EDT
Summer 2019 Indigenization reading circle June 27 and July 25, 10:30–11:45, HH235

Would you like to know more about Indigenization and reconciliation in the university context? Join us in the FAUW Indigenization Reading Circle. Your area of expertise doesn’t matter because there are no prerequisites! Together we will work at hearing Indigenous voices and contemplate what respect for Indigenous ways of knowing and being means for universities. 

All members of the UW community are welcome.

Summer 2019 sessions are:

June 27: "Rethinking the Practice and Performance of Indigenous Land Acknowledgement"

Thursday, June 27, 2019 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
Graduate Student Stress Management Group - Image of students working on computers
This group offers a safe, confidential space in which to talk about the stressors in graduate school and life, emotions (including problems with anxiety and depression), and relationships.
Thursday, June 27, 2019 — 5:35 PM EDT
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We are excited to welcome speaker, serial entrepreneur, multiple awards winner, and investor - Janét Aizenstros. Janét will deliver a talk entitled "Pioneer Adventures in Entrepreneurship and Business" followed by a fireside chat.

Please register and join us in the Conrad School Hub on June 27 at 5:35 p.m. for an inspiring and enlightening eventing with a dynamic and mult-factected Canadian entrepreneur.

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