Come learn more about international opportunities and how you can earn a Global Experience Certificate at the International Adventures Info Session on Wednesday, October 14, 12-1pm, SLC Multi-Purpose Room.
On October 9, 2015 Mr. Sebastian Rieder, the International Relations Manager from LaSalle Beauvais will visit Waterloo to discuss student exchanges in the fields of Geosciences, Geology, and Environmental Engineering. He will also discuss the possibility of research internships and research-related co-op possibilities.
Mr. Sebastian Rieder, International Relations Manager, LaSalle Beauvais
Don't miss your chance to talk to UWaterloo students who have been abroad and international students from partner universities about international study and volunteer opportunities at the Go Abroad Fair on Thursday, October 8, 10am-3pm in the SLC Great Hall.
On October 7-8, 2015 several delegates from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology will visit Waterloo to further their understanding of Waterloo’s co-op education program as well as learn about Waterloo’s entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Delegates from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology:
Prof. Tony Chan, President
Dr. Eden Woon, Vice-President for Institutional Advancement
Prof. Michael Sung, Director of Center for Industry Engagement and Internship (IEI); Associate Director of Entrepreneurship Center
On Friday, September 25, 2015 several delegates from Yonsei University will visit Waterloo to discuss both universities’ student mobility programs and introduce Yonsei University's international programs.
Dr. Jongryn Mo, Vice President, Office of International Affairs
Ms. Dongran Cho, Program Manager, Office of International Affairs
If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Suping Zhao for more information.
What will you be doing next summer?
Are you seeking adventure? Interested in Conservation?
On Wednesday, September 23rd at 12:30pm in Needles Hall 3001, Dr. Justin Hines of the field research organization Operation Wallacea will be giving a presentation about opportunities available for students next summer. Choice of location includes the cloud forests and coral reefs of Honduras, the lush tropical rainforest and immense coral reefs of Indonesia, the rivers and estuaries of the Peruvian Amazon, the bush of northeastern South Africa, and the coral reefs of Cuba. For 2016, we are also excited to introduce Greece and the Bahamas to our list of research sites!
Come learn more about international opportunities and how you can earn a Global Experience Certificate at the International Adventures Info Session on Tuesday, September 22, 12-1pm, DC 1302.
On Friday, September 18, 2015, Former Korean Minister of Education and a professor from the University of Toronto will be visiting the University of Waterloo to learn more about Waterloo’s leading co-op program, and Velocity, which is an entrepreneurship program unique to Waterloo.
On Wednesday, September 16, 2015, several delegates from California Polytechnic State University of the United States will visit Waterloo to understand more about the University’s co-operative education program and to learn more about Waterloo’s tri-semester system. Most universities do not offer three distinct semesters year-round and the delegates from California Polytechnic State University are interested in learning more about how Waterloo manages University operations for student housing and student facilities, classroom maintenance, as well as the operational requirements for space, without the benefit of a summer break from classes.
On Friday, September 11, 2015, the University of Waterloo will host a delegation from the Chinese Embassy and Chinese Consulate General. The delegation is visiting to demonstrate their support for and to learn more about Water, Nano and Quantum research, to exchange information and knowledge regarding government support for water research, innovation and entrepreneurship from both countries as well as to better facilitate joint funding opportunities.
On Thursday, September 10, 2015, delegates from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland will visit Waterloo to understand the University’s entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem, the University’s Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), as well as to learn more about UWaterloo’s enterprise and industry engagement.
Two delegations from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China will visit the University of Waterloo during the week of August 17, 2015.
From August 18 until August 20, the University of Waterloo will host several high-profile researchers from the XIN Centre of Tsinghua University as well as more than 10 undergraduate students who study Mechanics in an elite class at the Tsinghua University School of Aerospace.
The Association of Commonwealth Universities Summer School aims to provide a forum to bring together high quality students from every corner of the Commonwealth to discuss multidisciplinary issues of global importance.
On July 14th, 2015, Macquarie University Sydney will visit the University of Waterloo. Professor John Simons, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, of Macquarie University, will visit to understand Waterloo's practices regarding graduate employability including co-operative education as well as student innovation and entrepreneurship.
Move over Brubaker's, a new restaurant is coming to the Student Life Centre
Japanese Cafe (Konja Cafe) is a traditional Japanese Cafe that is going to be hosted on July 10, 2015 by the Konnichiwa Japan club (KonJa), one of the many Federation for Students (FEDs) cultural clubs. Konja wishes to promote unique aspects of Japanese culture by showing the UWaterloo community their “Japanese-Styled” cafe and their unique food and drink.
Celebrate the Japanese summer festival, Matsuri, on June 26th! The Federation of Students (FEDs) Cultural Club, Konnichiwa Japan, is hosting Matsuri for the UWaterloo campus community.
Enjoy some great activities and great company as UWaterloo celebrates Matsuri. There will be many booths set up with fun activities!
Are you a UWaterloo student interested in practicing your foreign-language speaking skills?
The University of Waterloo Culture and Language Exchange Club is offering several language tutoring sessions over the spring 2015 term. Any Waterloo student is welcome to attend and practise their foreign-language speaking skills with other students. These sessions are free of charge and will be offered weekly until August!
The Confucius Institute at the University of Waterloo will host a book and photo exhibition from May 30 to June 2 at Renison University College. The Chinese Book and Photo Exhibition to Commemorate the 70th Anniversary of World War II will showcase around 200 books and 100 photos that illustrate the heroic efforts of those involved in WWII. The exhibition will be open during select hours until June 2. Visit the CI Exhibition website to view their hours of operation.
The University of Waterloo Indian Connection has been hosting the Rang Barse: Colour fest every spring to celebrate the fun of Holi. Come out to enjoy music and play with fun colours. See event website for more details.
Are you ready to accept the challenge of Goldfish Scooping and maybe take home a new friend?
Goldfish scooping is coming to the University of Waterloo.
Goldfish scooping (金魚すくい, 金魚掬い Kingyo-sukui) is a
traditional Japanese game in which a player scoops goldfish with a special scooper. It is also called, "Scooping Goldfish", "Dipping for Goldfish" or "Snatching Goldfish". "Kingyo" means goldfish in Japanese and "sukui" means scooping.
Korean Consul General Kan Jeong-sik will deliver a lecture on “The Korean Peninsula and Korea’s Relations with its Neighbors” from 2:30 – 3:50 pm in REN 2106 on February 11, 2015. Students, staff, and faculty are more than welcome to attend this free lecture which promises to be very interesting with a unique perspective coming from the Consul General himself.
Renison University College is hosting an East Asian Food Fair following their information session on East Asian Studies. There will be authentic cuisine from China, Japan, and Korea for everyone to sample. There will also be door prizes that students, staff, or faculty can win at the end of the day.
Find out how an East Asian Studies minor can open doors around the world!
- how YOU can study abroad, with guest speaker Ron Champion
On February 10, delegates from Yeditepe University, located in Istanbul, Turkey, will visit the University of Waterloo to discuss potential collaboration opportunities in Medical and Neurological Sciences, Bio-Medical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and innovation.
Delegates of Yeditepe University:
Prof. Nuran Baç, Rector (President) of Yeditepe University, Chemical Engineering
Prof. Canan Aykut Bingöl, Head of the Board of Trustees, Yeditepe University, Medical Sciences and Neurological Sciences