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Conchies Speak: Ontario Mennonites in Alternative Service

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 8:30 AM to Friday, December 16, 2016 - 4:30 PM EST
Conchies Speak: Ontario Mennonites in Alternatives Service 1941-1946

During the Second World War, 2,600 Ontario Mennonite men served in conscientious objector work camps. Through archival records, this exhibit recovers their voices and stories. Free. Guided tours and additional programming available for groups if arranged in advance.

Stories in Art from Iraqi Kurdistan

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 8:30 AM to Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 4:30 PM EDT
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Stories in Art from Iraqi Kurdistan

This exhibit explores story-telling through art by people now living in Iraqi Kurdistan as a result of displacement.

Velocity Fund $25K Applications Open

Monday, May 30, 2016 - 9:00 AM to Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 11:59 PM EDT
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Velocity Fund $25K 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.

Three times a year, startups can apply to compete for $25,000 prizes, as well as an extra $10,000 in additional funding awarded to the most innovative hardware startup winner. The top applicants are invited to interview with a panel of Velocity leaders and alumni, and if selected, present their pitches at the Velocity Fund Finals on July 21st.

Bike Challenge

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 (all day) to Thursday, June 30, 2016 (all day)

Already bike to work? Interested in trying? Why not win some free stuff while you're at it and help Waterloo show off our cycling spirit!

Bike Month

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 (all day) to Thursday, June 30, 2016 (all day)
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June is Bike Month in Waterloo Region, which means it is time to pump up the tires, strap on your helmet, and enjoy a beautiful ride to campus!  

Nordic Pole Walking Instruction

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 12:00 PM to Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 12:45 PM EDT

Nordic Pole Walking is a low-impact exercise that provides great benefits for health, wellness and fitness for all ages and fitness levels. In this 4 week program, you will have the opportunity to work with an instructor to learn and adapt the proper technique so that you can optimize your fitness. Poles will be provided to participants at the weekly sessions.

Succession Planning

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

Ensuring sustainable leadership is the key to the long-term success of any club, group or organization. How adequately is your group prepared to fill existing or potential future vacancies in leadership? Are current members prepared to transition smoothly into a variety of roles and responsibilities? Do current leaders mentor others and 'give away leadership' to ensure the success of the club/group for the future?

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Global Intelligence

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM EDT

What does "global citizen" mean to you? This workshop will explore thinking globally and appreciating cultural diversity - factors important for future leaders and their ability to adapt to the ever-changing and challenging work/team environment. 

You can expect to set goals and connect to resources available at the University of Waterloo to discover more opportunities to enhance your global intelligence

Register to attend on LEADS

Communication for the workplace

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Knowledge about email etiquette, voice mail messages, taking meeting minutes, and social media is explored to help you effectively communicate at work. Learn the strategies and techniques to be a boss communicator in the workplace.   Register for the workshop through WCONLINE.

Creativity

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Why is creativity important? Are some people 'born' creative while others are not? What's the difference (or similarity) between creativity and innovation?

In this workshop you'll gain insight into:

Creativity through play Barriers to creativity Why creativity is important Exercises to discover unexpected relationships

Register to attend on LEADS

Grammar studio series

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 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.

Personality Dimensions

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

How do you approach a situation that is new to you or make decisions? Personality Dimensions ® (PD) is a self-discovery process which helps to explain what motivates behaviour in people with different personalities.

You can expect to:

Complete the PD® temperament self-assessment tool Discover what's great about you and others Gain a new appreciation for differences Improve your interpersonal communications

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Velocity Start presents Pitch Like A Pro

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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Join us this week at the free workshop, Pitch Like A Pro. How do you get people interested in your ideas? Learn what makes a good pitch and practice in a low pressure environment.

Register here for the workshop and free pizza!

Grad write-ins

Friday, July 1, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

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

Fridays 9am – 11am, SCH 228F

Canada Day Celebration

Friday, July 1, 2016 - 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
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Each year, the University of Waterloo and our Federation of Students thank our community for its partnership and mutual support by hosting Waterloo Region's flagship Canada Day Celebration.

Communication and Leadership Styles

Monday, July 4, 2016 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Leadership requires us to connect with others and every leader has their distinct way of adapting their communication. Do you have a variety of communication and leadership styles?

In this workshop, you will:

Explore and evaluate the different communication and leadership styles Learn which style you use most commonly in certain situations Delve into authentic listening Learn the value of building trust and asking smart questions

Register to attend on LEADS

Effective Meetings

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Many, many, many hours are spent in meetings - how can your meetings build relationships and achieve results?

In this workshop you'll gain insight into the:

Components of an effective team meeting Roles within a team - productive and unproductive Steps to plan a meeting and set an agenda Strategies to increase participation within your meetings

Register to attend on LEADS

Velocity Fund $5K Qualifier (Night 1)

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
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Have an idea you want to pitch? Looking to see the next big thing? Join us at the Velocity Fund $5K Qualifiers to pitch or watch others pitch!

This is the first of two nights of $5K Qualifiers. You can pitch at one, but watch either or both!

UW Farm Market - Spring 2016

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

Students at the University of Waterloo have teamed up with UW Food Services to create the campus’ first ever market. The UW Farm Market made a commitment to bring a local market to the campus. The new market opened in September 2006 and boasts 100% local produce as well as other products from the area, sourced mainly from the Elmira Produce Auction Cooperative.

Velocity Fund $5K Qualifier (Night 2)

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
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Have an idea you want to pitch? Looking to see the next big thing? Join us at the Velocity Fund $5K Qualifiers to pitch or watch others pitch!

This is the second of two nights of $5K Qualifiers. You can pitch at one, but watch either or both!

Grad write-ins

Friday, July 8, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

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

Fridays 9am – 11am, SCH 228F

Michael Klein: Live

Friday, July 8, 2016 - 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
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An evening of music and performance, “Michael Klein: Live!” invites our community out to both celebrate and support one of KW’s most important vital social institutions. All proceeds will go to support the Sexual Assault & Support Centre of Waterloo Region.

Engineering 101

Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

Register today and join us at Engineering 101 on Saturday, July 9 to learn how you can excel in your first year.

Motivating Others

Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

How does the power of diversity create better groups/teams? How are diversity and motivation linked? The purpose of this workshop is to explore these questions.

What are the necessary elements to create and sustain a motivating environment? What are some characteristics and/or actions that define people who are motivating? Does motivation come from within you or does motivation come from the group environment that is created?

Register to attend on LEADS

Presentation Skills

Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

What key elements make a speaker connect with an audience? Have you been in a situation where you have practiced and practiced what you were going to say and then felt after your presentation you hadn't related well to the audience? What's up?

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