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Monday, July 23, 2018 - 16:00 to 17:00
Coping Skills Seminars -

Learn the basics of self-care, mindfulness, meditation, and useful strategies for coping with anxiety and stress in our 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
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 09:00 to 12:00
Clare with snacks in hand in front of grads at a write-in

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

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 — 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

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:

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

This talk will focus on the three projects being pursued at the Walker Environmental landfill in Niagara Falls, Ontario through our landfill gas utilization partnership, Integrated Gas Recovery Services (IGRS). There will be a question and answer session at the end of this lecture.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
Professor Donna Chambers

Professor Donna Chambers examines female sex tourism in the post-colonial world through the lens of whiteness theory.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 17:15 to 18:15
A café with Conversation Café on the awning

Join us to informally discuss about a range of topics, including ones you suggest, or get some help composing your comments on the LEARN discussion boards. We’ll have coffee and tea available, so remember to bring a mug.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 — 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

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 problems on campus.

Registration is on LEADS.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 — 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
Velocity Fund Finals poster graphic

The Velocity Fund is a pitch competition, held three times a year, for startups and aspiring entrepreneurs to win a share of $130,000 in funding. Join us for the Velocity Fund Finals on July 25 from 11:00am – 3:00pm.

We encourage you to register to reserve your spot in the audience today!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
lunchtime yoga

This one-hour lunchtime session is suitable for beginners. Please bring your own yoga mat or contact us ( if you will need one provided.

This one-hour lunchtime session is suitable for all levels. W3 (Waterloo Women's Wednesdays) is a monthly gathering of women and non-binary grad students, post-docs, staff and faculty that (usually) meets on the last Wednesday of each month.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 14:00 to 16:30
Group writing in a classroom

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.