It’s time to flex your trivia muscles in our first-ever Applied Health Sciences- (AHS-) wide virtual trivia night! The questions will be a fun combination of AHS-specific and other historical facts, pop culture references, and include a special focus on mental health and well-being for THRIVE week. Get ready for an AHSome evening with your AHS community for a chance to win prizes and to learn how you can THRIVE all year long!
This trivia event is open to all AHS students, staff, and faculty.
How to participate
Registration is now closed. Registrants will receive team information and participation instructions by email before Thursday's event.
- Register below with a team or as an individual by Tuesday, November 3 at noon (EDT).
- In order to compete for prizes, teams need a minimum of three players and a maximum of five players
- Participants that sign up as individuals will be added to a team by our event volunteers
- If you are registering a team and have space, you can indicate on your form if you would like us to add additional players to your team- yay new friends!
- Teams and individuals that are registered by the deadline will be sent an instructional email with necessary links to participate 24 hours prior to the event date
This event will be hosted on Webex and incorporate the use of breakout rooms for team socialization and brainstorming. Volunteers will be available to support each team and depending on the flow of gameplay, the event will include two-three rounds of trivia. Questions about this event can be emailed to Shelby McManus.
Self-care gift cards have been donated by the AHS Advisory Committee on Health and Well-being for our winning trivia participants. Winners will be contacted following the event to select their choice of gift cards from the following options: Skip the Dishes, President’s Choice (groceries) or Shopper’s Drug Mart.
Prizes will be awarded to:
- The team with the most points at the end of the night - $25 prize per winning participant
- The team with the most spirit (a submitted team photo is required and will be selected at random after the event) - $10 prize per winning participant. See rules below for more details.
Winning teams will also be featured on our AHS social media channels following the event.
- This event is only open to University of Waterloo Faculty of Applied Health Sciences undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff. Teammates from outside of this group will not be eligible to participate.
- Team names may not contain profanity, anti-competition messages, or material that violates the rights of third parties.
- Teams and all individuals must be registered by the deadline in order to participate. Adjustments to teams cannot be made by participants after this deadline.
- To win the trivia prize for the team with the most points, a team must also have complied with all of the trivia rules and participation guidelines in order to be eligible. The winning team will be announced shortly after the event and will be featured on our social media channels.
- To win the team spirit prize, one person from a participating team must send a team photo (i.e. a screenshot in a breakout room, wearing a team uniform, etc.) to Krystal Kowalski, AHS Social Media Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org within two hours of the conclusion of the trivia event on Thursday, November 5. A winning team that shows creativity and spirit will be randomly selected for the prize and featured on our social media channels.
Point and marking system
- For every trivia question, the host will identify how many points each question is worth.
- AHS Trivia Night questions and answers are selected by the AHS Trivia Team (composed of a diversity of AHS students and staff volunteers). Answers used in the competition are the most commonly accepted answers.
- If you feel your team was scored incorrectly, please notify your room host as soon as possible.
- If the pre-determined correct answer is disputed during the round the question was presented in, the AHS Trivia Team will review the question and remark submissions. If the answer initially thought to be correct by the AHS Trivia Team is proved to be incorrect, points will be awarded to both the initial answer given by the AHS Trivia Team and the factual answer.
- The host, in consultation with the answer checkers and AHS Trivia Team, will have the final say on any disputed answers.
- In the event of a tie at the end of the final round, a tie-breaker question between all tied teams will be used to determine the winner.
- Correct spelling on the answer documents is not always required; however, the judges must be able to recognize your answers. A set of acceptable alternative answers will be provided by the AHS Trivia Team.
- You must have complete answers; no partial credit will be given for partial answers. Submitting general descriptions will be scored as incorrect.
- Each question has only one correct answer (including the acceptable alternatives set by the AHS Trivia Team). In the case that a team submits more answers than required for a single question, only the first required number of answers will be considered.
- For example, if the host asks for the name of five NBA teams, and a team submits six names, only the first five names given will be considered for points.
- Answer documents must be turned into the room monitors at the end of each round by the time specified.
- Answers cannot be changed once answer documents have been turned in.
Participation and behavioural guidelines
- All team members must be current AHS members.
- Participants may not enter a breakout room that is not their designated breakout room during a trivia round.
- Collaborating with other teams is not allowed.
- Electronic devices or other resource materials (e.g. cell phones or laptops for researching answers) are strictly prohibited for use during the trivia games. Teams found to be violating this rule will forfeit the ability to win prizes.
- Be respectful to your teammates and other teams. Playful banter is allowed, but please be patient with one another and avoid inappropriate language, negative comments, gestures, etc.
- Listen to and respect the host and your room monitors and other trivia volunteers.
- Ask questions if you’re unsure.
- Individuals that are found to be acting in a disrespectful manner towards other participants, teams or volunteers and/or ignoring the given guidelines, will be removed from game play. Given individuals will not be eligible to win a prize, even if their team wins after they are removed.
- Most importantly, have fun!