Events - September 2020

Saturday, September 26, 2020 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

With June’s in-person convocation celebration postponed, we know commencement was bittersweet for many of our new Environment alumni. The class of 2020 is invited to a live virtual Reunion/Convocation 2.0 on Saturday, September 26th from 2pm – 4pm EST.

Join your classmates and profs for a celebration in honor of your accomplishments. Event details to follow.

Saturday, September 26, 2020 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

The Nanotechnology Engineering program is celebrating their 15th anniversary, with ten years of graduating classes! This virtual event will include remarks from the Director of the Nanotechnology program, VIPs and a panel of Nanotechnology alumni who will speak about their careers, advice they may have for students and alumni, their experiences and any mentorship opportunities they offer. All alumni are welcome to join in on this event.

Saturday, September 26, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

Hosted by your Class Rep, grab a beer or your favourite beverage, and join your classmates for a virtual happy hour (optional). Connect with your classmates from your year and program who you may not have seen since graduation - those who are close by or far across the country and the world. Stay as long as you like. Have a toast to Waterloo and everyone’s health!

Please register to indicate your interest in participating in this optional event - we’re still working out the details!

Saturday, September 26, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Join the Faculty of Arts for Reunion Trivia from the comfort of your home!

Round 1 at 1:30pm: General Trivia + 1960s at University of Waterloo
Round 2 at 2:00pm: General Trivia + 1970s at University of Waterloo
Round 3 at 2:30pm: General Trivia + 1990s at University of Waterloo

Grab a drink or snack and join the chat room open at 1pm.

Saturday, September 26, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

Join us for a trip down memory lane through Renison trivia. Details will be sent shortly. For more information, click here   


Saturday, September 26, 2020 — 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM EDT

Tune in to the Waterloo Engineering YouTube Channel on September 26 starting at 11:30 am for a live broadcast. You can hear the Dean's Lecture, reminisce and enjoy the slideshow over lunch and then tune in to the famous Back-to-the-classroom lecture with Prof. Larry Smith.

You will even have the opportunity to join some of your classmates and fellow alumni for virtual beers at 2 pm.

11:30 am – 12:15 pm Dean’s Lecture with Dean of Engineering Mary Wells

Saturday, September 26, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM EDT

Join the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences for a quick, fun workout to get your Alumni Black and Gold Day off to a great start. Led by an AHS alumnus, this AHSome workout will be fun for the whole family. For more information, click here

Saturday, September 26, 2020 — 8:30 AM to 9:15 AM EDT

Meet the newly appointed Dean as he shares the present strengths of the Faculty of Mathematics and his vision for the future. For more information, click here  

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Friday, September 25, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

Join the International and Canadian Student Network in testing your knowledge about International Representation and Services at UW and getting around the city of Waterloo. 

The top three winners of our Trivia will win $15-$20 Amazon e-gift cards!

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Friday, September 25, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

What are the contributions that international development can make in addressing COVID-19? What does the future hold for international development? Please join us for a conversation between international development practitioners and policy makers on the implications the global community faces in the COVID-19 era, the security challenges, and the future of international development projects during a global pandemic.


Friday, September 25, 2020 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

Take a Virtual Stroll down Memory Lane. Details to come.

We will send you details in early September about how to attend this event. In the meantime, if you have questions or old photos/memorabilia you would like to share, please contact Alison Enns.

Friday, September 25, 2020 — 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

As COVID-19 continues to hit our urban areas hardest, what makes our cities attractive also makes them most vulnerable to the virus. Mass transit, the concentration of people and capital, and planned density all aid in the spread of the virus. In a rush to interpret an uncertain future, some theorists have suggested 70-years of rapid global urbanization might be over. But has the death of cities been greatly exaggerated?

Friday, September 25, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

Join us virtually for the fifth annual Waterloo Pharmacy Reunion CE Saturday – it’s a great opportunity to connect with former classmates, faculty, and staff while hearing about the latest hot topics in pharmacy practice.Registration is free and includes a half-day of continuing education on current and emerging trends in the pharmacy world.

Registration required.

Friday, September 25, 2020 — 9:00 AM to Sunday, September 27, 2020 — 3:00 PM EDT

Calling all alumni and current students to compete in the first AMAZING SCIENCE RACE! Register to join us for a race around the world of science including special guest video appearances from faculty, alumni and MORE! Each mission will be assigned a unique number of points based on the difficulty of the question or challenge. All missions can be completed virtually from around the world! The Race will begin at 9AM on Friday September 25th and run until Sunday, September 27th to allow for alumni and students across the globe to compete!

Thursday, September 24, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

Want to add an international twist to your usual dinnertime routine? Learn how to cook an international dish from the comfort of your own home with Renison’s Chef, Tim Farley, who will be teaching you how to make a Thai green mango and papaya salad with spicy somtom dressing.

Contact Information: Louann Inhan & Tim Farley 

Thursday, September 24, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

A successful international work experience requires careful planning for it to be a satisfying and fulfilling experience for you. In an average year, Co-operative Education facilitates ~1000 international co-op work term across 55+ countries. Based on our experience in supporting students with their international aspirations, we have developed some best practices and resources that we would like to share to help you plan your dreams systematically. Experts from the Office of Research will also share their tips on pursuing research experiences abroad.

Thursday, September 24, 2020 (all day)

Join returned exchange students, Subhan, Katelyn, Dorothy and Connor, to find out what it's really like to live and learn in Europe, Asia and Australia. They’ll answer your questions, tell you what it’s like to live and learn in another culture (and maybe language!) and share the challenges and benefits of pursuing an exchange. 

Host: Hope Salese, Global Learning Coordinator 

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Thursday, September 24, 2020 (all day)

Whether you're a new postdoc or a continuing postdoc at the University of Waterloo, be sure to attend the Postdoc Services Fair! Hear directly from those who provide postdoc services, ranging from writing, career and research support to human resources, athletics, immigration and health services. A link to the virtual services fair will be sent to all postdocs on Thursday, September 24. No registration is required.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 — 9:00 PM to Sunday, September 27, 2020 — 11:59 PM EDT

Join the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre’s Chloe Blair and Waterloo International’s Aisha Shibli in a discussion of the history and protocols of traditional pow wows, the dos, and don’ts when attending a pow wow, and the history of WISC at the University of Waterloo. Click here to watch the discussion.

Contact Information: Chloe Blair, Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre Assistant 

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Join the Sustainability Office for an interactive discussion on how to practice sustainable living, wherever you are. Students will leave with tangible takeaways and resources for topics like zero waste living, healthy food choices, connecting with nature, and more! 

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Join us for a fun cultural sharing experience as we learn about many students’ hometowns from around the globe. We will also be joined by Waterloo Regional Tourism who will take you on a virtual tour of Waterloo Region!

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Contact Information: Ryan Connell, Manager, Student Experience 

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 (all day)

We can’t share the details yet…it’s a surprise! Stay tuned!

For information, please visit here.

contact information:  Annette Dietrich, Assistant to the Associate Dean International

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Getaway Families Program
Monday, September 21, 2020 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

Grab some basic watercolor paint supplies, your spouse and kids, and log in for a special virtual postdoc paint nite class, led by local artist Candice Leyland. Learn to paint a starry sky featuring the aurora borealis in watercolour. Great for a variety of skill levels including absolute beginners. You'll need a few supplies (most of which can be gathered from a dollar store or your local art store).

Monday, September 21, 2020 — 12:00 AM to Friday, October 2, 2020 — 11:59 PM EDT

As a thank you for all of your hard work as a valued postdoctoral fellow, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs is pleased to offer you the opportunity to pick up a free gift: a postdoc t-shirt from the Waterloo store. Supplies are limited and must be picked up in-person at the W Store Essentials pick up spot in the Student Life Centre between September 21 and October 2. We will keep some t-shirts aside for those unable to travel to campus during COVID-19 and will allow you to pick them up once the campus is fully operational. Unfortunately, we are unable to ship these items.


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