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.
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.
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!
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.
Join us for a trip down memory lane through Renison trivia. Details will be sent shortly. For more information, click here
Every year in the fall, the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre hosts a Pow Wow. A Pow Wow is a coming together of the first peoples to celebrate and honour our traditional teachings. We celebrate drumming, dancing, and other elements of Indigenous culture, and we invite everyone to join us virtually.
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
SnapTravel co-founders, Henry Shi and Hussein Fazal, sit down for a virtual fireside chat with Camelia Nunez, Director of Innovation and Research Partnerships, to talk about their recent COVID-19 turnaround. For more information, click here.
From AI to mathematical modelling to big data analysis, mathematics is powering a revolution in health care. It is enabling us to anticipate with unprecedented accuracy the spread of a virus, the mutation of a disease and the effectiveness of a drug. It is enabling us to discover new medicines faster, to improve the precision of delicate surgeries and to create smart medical devices that save lives. And it is helping us analyze massive amounts of data to make smarter decisions about the use of limited resources.
Calling the Class of 2020! It hasn't been too long since you were on campus, but we want to get you back together with your classmates and celebrate your "Zero Year Reunion". Catch up with your classmates and join us for some virtual fun! More details to come.
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
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This time of social distancing is necessary but difficult, putting a strain on people whose livelihoods depend on bringing people together. While musicians have been cancelling tours and plans daily, they still want to bring their art to the masses — and hopefully drum up some new fans the process. We're thrilled to use this online opportunity to showcase some amazing Waterloo friends & alumni and bring them direct to your living room.
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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Register now to share your research with other postdocs and faculty/staff attendees! Postdoc lightning talks are a great way to practice your research communication skills and are also a great option if you have just recently started your postdoc and don't have enough data for a full presentation.
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.
Join us for a conversation about the unique opportunities that lie in times of crisis. The year 2020 has been a trial for people across the globe. For many, this year’s crises have also inspired growth and motivation. In this virtual panel, the co-founders of Masks for Covid share how a global pandemic can influence motivation and spur innovation.
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.
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?
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.
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!
It's time to test how much random cultural and geographical knowledge you have, Warriors! Join us for some friendly competition at on Thursday September 24th for multiple chances to win a $20 to some of our favourite local, international restaurants! From the comfort of your own home, participate in 3 rounds of 25 questions each; the participant with the highest score in each round will win a gift card. Be online for 7 PM EST-- you want to be there for all the questions to increase your chance of winning!
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.
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.
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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