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University of Waterloo events

At Waterloo, we're proud to host a wide variety of events for the campus community and our larger community. Find out what's happening on campus, from free public lectures to workshops and information sessions.

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For support with your event, view our resources for event planners and contact community.relations@uwaterloo.ca.

Events

Friday, June 14, 2024 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Nengo Summer School Open House

We are excited to announce the open house for this year’s Nengo Summer School. The summer school is an event that brings researchers from all over the world to UW for two weeks to build models of neural systems and to program neuromorphic hardware systems. These researchers learn to use a software toolkit called Nengo, developed here in the UW Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience, to build state-of-the-art AI applications that run on neuromorphic computers. The open house will be an opportunity for the participants to demonstrate what they can build in a short period of time using Nengo and the neuromorphic hardware.
If you would like to know more about neuromorphic computing, theoretical neuroscience, and their applications, come join us!
Friday, June 14, 2024 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Poetry Reading Night

Would you like to read a poem you wrote? The Creative Writing Club is hosting a Poetry Reading Night where you can do just that.

The poetry reading night will be held on June 14, starting at 6PM in STC 0010. If you submit a poem, you have the choice to read it yourself or for one of the event hosts to read the poem for you. Poetry submissions and attendance is open to all, so feel free to invite your friends or family. Time permitting, there will also be an open mic session at the end of the event for anyone to come up and read poetry they would like to share.

Saturday, June 15, 2024 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Canadian Youth STEM Conference

The Canadian Youth STEM Conference (CYSC) is aimed at students in Grades 9-12 across Canada who want to fuel their passion in the field. Hosted at the University of Waterloo and streamed nation-wide in partnership with Shad Canada, the program features insightful talks delivered by leading experts on emerging technology, an innovation challenge, and opportunities to form new connections.

Monday, June 17, 2024 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Indigenous Community Concert | Sultans of String "Walking Through the Fire"

In celebration of National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day, the Office of Indigenous Relations is excited to host an Indigenous Community Concert featuring the Sultans of String. Light refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT (GMT -04:00)

WISE Public Lecture

WISE is pleased to announce a hybrid WISE Public Lecture (co-hosted with the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering) with Dr. Hong Chen, principal Engineer, PJM Interconnection, and Dr. Jay Liu, VP of Transformation, EXUS Management Partners. Please join us in-person or on Zoom for a discussion on the fundamentals of wholesale electricity market operation, focusing on integrated power system and electricity market operation, using PJM market as an example. Hot topics, such as uncertainty, gas-electric coordination, renewable, storage, Distributed Energy Resources (DER), and system operation under extreme weather, will also be discussed.

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Active Bystander Intervention Training for Staff and Faculty

Bystander Intervention Training is one way the Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Office (SVPRO) is helping to build consent culture on our campus. Participants will be provided with the skills and resources to intervene when they see harmful, or potentially harmful, behaviour which includes sexual violence, as well as other forms of harm.
 

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

How to Disconnect from Work: A Staff Panel Discussion

Step 1: Invite your whole team to this panel discussion.

Step 2: Get away from your desk and find somewhere comfy to sit for an hour.

Step 3: Listen to our panelists share their thoughts, experience, and advice about what work is, why we need breaks from it, and how we can help each other unplug.

Step 4: Talk about it with your colleagues!

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT (GMT -04:00)

Talking to Children about Consent

Talking to young children (age 0-6) about consent.

This virtual session will discuss and answer questions about the importance of talking to young children about consent, setting boundaries, and using the proper names for body parts to help build a culture of respect and consent.