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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.


Sunday, June 2, 2024 11:59 pm - 11:59 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Velocity Pitch Competition (Application Deadline)

Applications open until June 2nd @ 11:59PM.

Held each term, the Velocity pitch competition offers the opportunity for University of Waterloo student-led teams with innovative solutions and high potential business ideas to showcase their hard work and compete for their share of $20K in grant funding. Participants receive valuable feedback, pitching experience, and idea validation from a network of experienced entrepreneurs and Velocity Coaches.

Monday, June 3, 2024 8:45 am - 9:45 am EDT (GMT -04:00)

Pride Month 2024 Flag Raising Ceremony

Please join us at a special flag-raising event to kick-off and celebrate Pride Month. This event marks an important moment for our campus community as we re-raise two flags: the Intersex-Inclusive Progress flag and the Two-Spirit Pride flag. These flags are a symbolic gesture of our commitment to nurturing an inclusive and welcoming campus culture where all individuals feel seen, valued, and respected.

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Engineering Graduate Studies Fair

Are you interested in pursuing a Master’s or PhD and want to learn more about the Engineering Graduate programs offered at Waterloo? Register to join us on Wednesday, June 5 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. for our in-person Graduate Studies Fair to have all of your questions answered by faculty members, current grad students and admission experts from each department!

Thursday, June 6, 2024 11:30 am - 2:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Inert Atmosphere Fabrication and RAC Capabilities – Open House

The Quantum Nano Fabrication and Characterization Facility (QNFCF) and Transformative Quantum Technologies (TQT) will be hosting an open house at the Research Advancement Centre (RAC) to celebrate the opening of the Inert Atmosphere Fabrication Lab (IAFL). Join us as we showcase the shared lab equipment available to our academic community and industry partners. This event will feature a motivating talk by Adam Wei Tsen, IQC Associate Professor, on the research that this new 2D material device fabrication lab will enable. Lab tours and talks about tool capabilities will follow.

Friday, June 7, 2024 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

WISE Public Lecture

WISE is pleased to announce a hybrid WISE Public Lecture with Danielle LaCroix. Please join us in person or on Zoom for a discussion on Nuclear Power. As Ontario’s economy grows and shifts from fossil fuels to electric-powered systems in the transportation and industrial sectors, electricity demand is forecast to continue to increase over the next three decades. Nuclear power will play a critical role in supporting this growth while ensuring a reliable grid and maintaining Ontario’s clean energy advantage.

Through the power of his own story and the inspiration he’s found in others, Rick Hansen shares his vision and inspires audiences to join his journey to create an accessible, healthy and inclusive world, where people of all abilities can fully participate and contribute. By reflecting on our own actions and beliefs, we can challenge existing standards and dream up new ones – ones that foster hope, inspiration and acceptance. Hansen encourages us all to fight for accessibility as a human right.