Thursday, February 15, 2018

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.

Monday, February 12, 2018 (all day) to Saturday, March 3, 2018 (all day) to Sat, 03/03/2018 (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 $375,000 each year to startups through its Velocity Fund $25K and Velocity Fund $5K programs.

The Velocity Fund $25K competition showcases 10 startups as they pitch for their chance to win one of four $25,000 prizes and space in one of the Velocity workspaces. For the Velocity Fund $5K competition, three student ideas or student-driven startups receive $5,000 to help them grow their ideas and start their businesses. The top applicants will present their pitches at the Velocity Fund Finals on March 28.

Thursday, February 15, 2018 — 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST

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:

Thursday, February 15, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Enhance your performance and become a better learner by attending the Learning How to Learn 2018 seminar series: Advanced learning strategies.

Thursday, February 15, 2018 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
Alfgeir Kristjansson.

Iceland began ‘upstream’ prevention initiatives in the mid 1990s and have seen massive reductions in the use of cannabis, alcohol and tobacco amongst youth. Professor Alfgeir Kristjansson of Reykjavik University discusses the key elements of their sustained success.

Thursday, February 15, 2018 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST
Hot air balloon with clouds behind and Alleviating Anxiety text written over it

This CBT and mindfulness-based seminar is designed to help you better understand anxiety, its causes, and the factors that maintain it.

Thursday, February 15, 2018 — 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST
Question marks

http://velocity.uwaterloo.ca/event/problem-pitch-competition-4/Be part of the Problem Pitch Competition by watching UWaterloo students pitch important industry problems they have identified. You’ll even get to have your say, with the audience deciding which team wins the People’s Choice Award!

Thursday, February 15, 2018 — 7:30 PM EST
Sawatsky lecture.

We live in a world of permanent tensions and contrasts:  poverty and wealth, terror and beauty, political strife, warfare and hope for peace.  How shall we sing, pray and live in such times?   The ancient psalms are, as they have been in every age, profound sources of insight and spirituality in response to this question.  By tracing the images and rhythms of lament and doxology in the Psalter, we encounter the mystery of God and the full stretch of humanity. How can Christians pray the Psalms with Jesus today? 

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