As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Dr. Cayelan Carey, Professor of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech, will present: Advancing our understanding and management of freshwaters with near-term forecasting. This event is in person in DC 1302 with a lunch reception to follow in DC 1301 (The Fishbowl).

Monday, April 22, 2024 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)


Please join us in person or on Zoom for a discussion on the multifaceted world of Virtual Power Plants (VPPs), covering a range of critical topics to provide a comprehensive understanding of their operation and potential. The talk will explore the major technologies that underpin VPPs, emphasizing the pivotal role of forecasting and optimization in their effective management.

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 (all day)

Brain Day 2024

Join the Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience for a day of talks by four internationally renowned speakers on neuroscience, computational neuroscience, psychology and philosophy on the ideas of mind, brain, theories and models.

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Open Quantum Computing, One Atom at a Time

Quantum computing promises to advance our computational abilities significantly in many high-impact research areas. In this period of rapid development, the experimental capabilities needed to build quantum computing devices and prototypes are highly specialized and often difficult to access. In this public talk, we'll discuss how to build quantum computing devices one atom a time using the ion-trap approach.

Monday, March 18, 2024 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Devising Freedom: Lessons from Palestinian Theatre

The Department of Communication Arts is excited to present Professor Samer Al-Saber as the featured speaker for the 2024 Silversides Theatre Artist Series. This talk entitled Devising Freedom: Lessons from Palestinian Theatre is co-sponsored by the Study of Palestine Research Support Fund, Peace and Conflict Studies, and Studies in Islamic and Arab Cultures.

Friday, March 22, 2024 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Critical Tech Talk 8: Humility in Engineering and Design

Critical Tech Talk 8 will feature Professor Kari Zacharias from University of Manitoba in conversation with Dr. Jenny Howcraft and PhD Candidate Naomi Paul, both from Systems Design Engineering. The title of the talk is "Humility in Engineering and Design." Dean Mary Wells will provide a special introduction. Now in its second year, Critical Tech Talk promotes "honest talk about innovation," drawing on support from all 6 faculties at University of Waterloo and organized by Critical Media Lab.

As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Dr. Patricia Chow-Fraser, Professor, Department of Biology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, will present: Déjà vu or Jamais vu? Using a 20-y record to discern how coastal wetlands of eastern and northern Georgian Bay responds to climate-induced water-level disturbances.

Friday, March 15, 2024 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

2024 Mackinnon Dinner

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming annual MacKinnon Dinner on March 15th, 2024, at 6:00 pm. This event, steeped in tradition, is an unforgettable experience for all attendees and is a time to come together to honour one of the department's most influential figures, esteemed professor, Father Hugh MacKinnon, and celebrate the wider University of Waterloo History community.

Thursday, February 29, 2024 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Designing Exergames for Patients with Osteoporosis

 Eléa Thuiliera, a PhD student at the university of Galway (Ireland), will be presenting a guest lecture on February 29th. Eléa's research aims to design active games (exergames) to increase engagement while improving physical health, and fitting to a population at risk of fall and fracture.