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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

Thursday, July 25, 2024 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Velocity Pitch Competition Finals

Eight student-led teams will pitch to a panel of judges in hopes of winning their share of $20,000 for their ambitious idea!

The finalists will take the stage on July 25th in the Theatre of the Arts, Modern Languages Building at 12 – 2:30 pm. Doors open at 11:30 am.

Be there to cheer them on! Everyone welcome. Refreshments provided.

Thursday, July 25, 2024 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Afternoon Art Social

Join us for an afternoon of creativity and community at the Afternoon Art Social! This event has been designed to provide a relaxed atmosphere where students can meet new people and make connections while having fun with art. It’s the perfect opportunity to connect with other students, share ideas, and form lasting connections.
Thursday, July 25, 2024 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

WICI World Café: Intro to Complex Systems

Interested in Complex Systems? Join us for a short introduction to systems thinking followed by a group networking and round table discussion. Share your ideas, learn from others, and connect with other systems thinkers on campus!

Thursday, August 1, 2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

WICI Workshop: People Need People - A Warm Data Lab Approach

In this workshop, participants will take part in the online version of the Warm Data Lab approach. We start with a story, and through context-spanning conversation we explore together what emerges, keeping in mind Nora's question "Who can I be when I am with you?" as we explore how people need people.

Sunday, August 11, 2024 9:00 am - Friday, August 23, 2024 9:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Ontario Mennonite Music Camp

Ontario Mennonite Music Camp (OMMC) is a place where youth develop and enrich relationships, faith, musicality, and leadership in a fun and supportive summer camp environment. OMMC provides an exciting summer opportunity, pairing exceptional musical instruction with traditional camp activities!

Monday, August 19, 2024 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT (GMT -04:00)

WICI Speaker Series: Embracing Complexity in Sustainability Transitions

Dr. Enayat Moallemi, Principal Research Scientist at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), applies a holistic view of system interactions with modelling tools and knowledge co-production methods to design and evaluate decisions for sustainability transitions in an uncertain future.

Saturday, September 21, 2024 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Centre for Peace Advancement 10th Anniversary

The Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement will celebrate it's 10-year anniversary on International Day of Peace, September 21st. This also marks the kick-off for Peace Week 2024.

Come reconnect with friends and colleagues from your time at the CPA and learn about current projects and future directions. The event will be interactive and family friendly, with more details come closer to the date.

Saturday, October 5, 2024 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

News Feast of St. Jerome | Annual Fundraiser for Student Scholarships

We pride ourselves on giving all of our first-year students an entrance scholarship. This commitment demonstrates to our students that they are becoming part of a community where all are welcome and supported to ensure their success. By removing a portion of the financial barrier first-year students often face, St. Jerome's University actively commits to their academic success as they start their journey at the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, November 14, 2024 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Paint as Protest | Benjamin Eby Lecture

Reading socio-political experiences through graffiti and street art in conflict-affected societies.

Street art and graffiti can provide socio-political commentary and rich insight into societies, cultures, social issues, trends, political discourse, and spatial and territorial identities and claims. Through his field research in Cyprus, Northern Ireland, and Canada, Dr. Eric Lepp will engage with graffiti as a spatial and temporal resource in societies undergoing social and political transformation.