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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.

Plan your event

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


Monday, March 4, 2024 12:00 am - 5:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Quantum for Environment Design Challenge (Application Deadline)

Transformative Quantum Technologies presents the Quantum for Environment Design Challenge (Q4Environment) to search for opportunities where quantum technology can impact the environment. This challenge is open to University of Waterloo undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Monday, March 4, 2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Accessibility Workshop: Communications, Marketing and Events

On March 4, join your fellow Waterloo communicators, event planners and marketers at the half-day Accessibility Workshop. Learn from accessibility visionary and inclusion leader, Sean Crump who will discuss the imperative for us to create more accessible and welcoming experiences within our work. Following his talk, you will hear from your Waterloo peers who will offer hands-on tactics and resources as we learn and grow together in this space of improving and implementing accessible best practices. 

Monday, March 4, 2024 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Equitable Recruitment and Selection

This one-hour mandatory Equitable Recruitment and Selection training supports faculty in helping them design equity-centered recruitment and selection practices while discussing accountability frameworks for equitable recruitment, selection, and retention.

Monday, March 4, 2024 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Velocity Presents - Startup 101: Incorporation & Cap Tables

Want to know what an entrepreneurship journey looks like? Need to find funding and unsure of where to start? Startup 101 will kickstart your business knowledge with our simple hour long (sometimes more) themed sessions. Hosted by founders for everyone. This session's focus is on how to get your business set up legally – incorporation, shareholder’s agreement, maintaining your cap table.

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Federal Government of Canada Employer Information Session

Virtual Information Session for all students interested in a co-op in the fields of IT, data science, artificial intelligence and cyber security. Representatives from different departments will discuss the types of interesting work their teams are doing and how students contribute to this important work. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

2024 TD Walter Bean Public Lecture

Dr. Denis Aheto will discuss a holistic approach to caring for the world’s oceans, lakes and rivers. Using examples from African countries, he will explore how the global community can transform the challenges facing our oceans into opportunities for growth to bolster sustainable development and stimulate socioeconomic transformation.

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.