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TA nominations for the Sandford Fleming Fdn. Award

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 (All day) to Friday, April 24, 2015 (All day)

Engineering Students ... please nominate your most deserving TA for the SFF Award. Please see class rep. for details. Additional ballots available online, in CPH 1320 or in EngSoc.

YES! 41st Annual Senior Undergraduate Exhibition

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 12:00 pm to Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 5:00 pm
Year end show 2015 logo

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 19 from 5:00-8:00 pm

Gallery is open Monday - Saturday

The Department of Fine Arts and UWAG present YES! The 41st Annual Senior Undergraduate Exhibition.

Documenting Your Teaching for Tenure and Promotion (CTE908)

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 -
11:45 am to 1:15 pm

Location: NH 3001 Notes: Open to faculty (registration is required).

2015 Project Showcase & Reception

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 -
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Discover the projects of our Global Business & Digital Arts and Digital Experience Innovation Program students – they are eager to show you what they've been working on.

Telling stories: An intergenerational dialogue on housing

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 2:00 pm
Telling stories: An intergenerational dialogue on housing

Tell us your story!

This dialogue, moderated by the School of Planning's Dr. Markus Moos, aims to bring together secondary students, university students, and community residents of all ages to foster inter-generational dialogue; and learn about current and past housing issues in our community and beyond.

The Widow: A portrait of love and upheaval in Iraq

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 -
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
poster for the play "The Widow"

Get a taste of Toronto theatre right here on campus - get your tickets for "The Widow", a play that debuted in Toronto last summer to rave reviews from NOW magazine and Torontoist. It tells the story of Nour, a widow from the 2003 Iraq War who initiates an affair with Samir, an outspoken young teacher. After receiving threats from a religious militia group, Samir flees Iraq, leaving Nour to deal with all of the consequences.

Why Africa is not rising: History reproducing?

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 -
10:00 pm to 11:30 pm
Arise banner

Professor Ian Taylor takes a critical look at prevalent Africa rising discourses, arguing that such commentaries neglect the historical roots of the continent’s underdevelopment.

Noon Hour Concert: The Western Collective

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 -
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

The Western Collective is a group of faculty members from the University of Western Ontario. They will be performing the Sextet by Krystof Penderecki. The Sextet is Penderecki's most important chamber piece, featuring an almost continuous descending chromatic scale which dominates both movements.

The Case Against Patents: 2015 Waterloo Arts Distinguished Lecture in Economics

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 -
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Are patents essential for thriving innovation and prosperity?

Philosophy Colloquium

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 -
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Heidi Grasswick, Middlebury University

"Scientists as Experts: Understanding Trustworthiness Across Communities"

Fine Arts Life Drawing

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 -
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Fine Arts offers free life drawing sessions. Supervised, non-instructional drawing sessions with the unclothed model. Bring your own drawing board and paper. Easels are provided.

Biomedical Discussion Group Lecture - Dr. Dirk Duncker

Thursday, April 2, 2015 -
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

“Exercise Training in Adverse Cardiac Remodeling”

Dirk J. Duncker, PhD
Professor of Experimental Cardiology at Erasmus University, Netherlands

University of Waterloo 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) final competition

Thursday, April 2, 2015 -
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

3 Minutes Thesis (3MT) finalists from across 6 University of Waterloo faculties will compete to win money and advance to the 3MT Provincial Finals!

Competitors will have 1 static slide and 3 minutes to present the breadth and significance of their graduate research to a non-specialist panel of judges.

Be part of the action by selecting the People’s Choice award winner; no need to register.  First come, first seated.

orchestra@uwaterloo Spring Concert

Thursday, April 2, 2015 -
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Spring concert featuring Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony, Rimsky-Korsakov's Russian Easter Festival Overtures, and others.

St. Matthew Passion by J.S. Bach

Friday, April 3, 2015 -
7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Together with the Grand Philharmonic Choir and the KW Symphony, the UW Chamber Choir will perform Bach's St. Matthew Passion at the Centre in the Square. First performed in Leipzig on Good Friday in 1727, the St. Matthew Passion is widely regarded as one of the masterpieces of sacred classical music.

Global, Colonial, and Transnational Paths: Thinking through Francophone Spaces in World War II and Beyond

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 -
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Jennings block cut

"The French colonial edifice, like so many others, was an empire of exceptions, achieved by slow aggregation. If we take up Frederick Cooper’s invitation, itself inspired by James Scott, to 'think like an Empire,' then we also have to grapple with the differentiation that empires presented, and its legacies."

GreenHouse Social Innovation Showcase

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 -
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Join us in celebrating the culture of youth-led social entrepreneurship on campus at the University of Waterloo as we showcase GreenHouse students who will receive grants from the Social Innovation Fund.

9th Annual Brain Day

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 -
8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience (CTN) presents their 9th Annual Brain Day. Speakers include: Thomas Griffiths (U of California, Berkeley), Valerie Hardcastle (U of Cincinnati), Mriganka Sur (MIT), Kenneth Miller (Columbia)

9th Annual Waterloo Brain Day

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 -
8:30 am to 5:00 pm

The brain is a horrendously complex and poorly understood system that poses both an immense challenge -- and possibly rich rewards -- to neuroscientists, psychologists, philosophers, and computer scientists. To celebrate Waterloo's Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience, which integrates these approaches to the brain, and to highlight the already established Cognitive Science Program, we have invited four internationally renowned speakers to present generally accessible lectures from each of these perspectives.

Fine Arts Life Drawing

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 -
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Fine Arts offers free life drawing sessions. Supervised, non-instructional drawing sessions with the unclothed model. Bring your own drawing board and paper. Easels are provided.

Clicker (CTE726)

Thursday, April 9, 2015 -
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Location: MC 4040 Notes: registration is required.

2015 University of Waterloo TD Discovery Day in Health Sciences

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 8:00 am

University of Waterloo TD Discovery Day in Health Sciences, presented in partnership with The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, is a day of hands-on workshops to help grade 10 and 11 high school students explore the wide variety of careers in the field of health sciences.

This year’s event features a keynote lecture from Dr. Jan Christilaw.

The day wraps up with a "Health Pros Tell All" career panel featuring Waterloo alumni, staff, and faculty working in the field of health sciences.

UWRA Spring Luncheon

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 -
11:30 am to 2:00 pm

2015 UW Retirees Association Spring Luncheon

LEARN Instructor User Group (CTE686)

Thursday, April 16, 2015 -
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Location: EV1 241 Notes: Open to faculty (registration is required).

Description: The Learn User Group event provides an opportunity for instructors to see examples of innovative ways that other faculty members are using LEARN on campus. Two instructors will present activities that they have created for their students in LEARN. They will discuss why incorporating the activities into an online environment enhanced the learning experience for their students and share their own experiences of creating and facilitating these activities.

WISE Public Lecture Series: A Practical Framework for the Implementation of the Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Concept

Friday, April 17, 2015 -
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
George Gross public lecture notice. Content in accompanying text.

Speaker

George Gross, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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