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Monday, October 1, 2018 (all day) to Tuesday, October 23, 2018 (all day)
Velocity Fund Apps open

The Velocity Fund is a non-equity grant program for startups that offers $390,000 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, four 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 November 27.

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 16:00 to 17:00
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.

Strengthening Motivation

Learn how to:

  • Solve problems more effectively
  • Set achievable goals
  • Overcome obstacles and increase chances for success
  • Relax using progressive muscle relaxation
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 10:00 to 12:30
Group sitting around table with drinks and laptops

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

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 14:00 to 16:30
Group sitting around table with drinks and laptops

Every Wednesday afternoon, we offer a dedicated writing space (with coffee, tea, and treats!) for faculty to write together. After the writing session you are welcome to stay to discuss writing goals, challenges and strategies with your colleagues.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 18:00 to 19:00
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
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Poster graphic for Co-op Rollercoaster workshop

Join us as we take a ride on the Co-op Rollercoaster. This event will show you the ups and downs of working for a startup company. Students who previously did a co-op term for a startup will explain their day to day activities and workplace realities from these business.

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

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 09:00 to 12:00
Group sitting around table with drinks and laptops

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

Fridays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Friday, October 26, 2018 — 9:30 AM to 12:00 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.

Friday, October 26, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Join Bryson McLachlan, BKI 2015, as he discusses why complexity is the greatest challenge facing you and the world you live in, and what you can do about it.

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 16:00 to 17:00
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.

Cultivating Thinking

Learn how to:

  • Identify unhelpful thinking patterns
  • Challenge and modify unhelpful thoughts
  • Think in a more balanced way
  • Relax using mindfulness strategies

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