Thursday, September 24, 2020 — 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

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!

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 

Contact Information:

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!

Event location:

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
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Join us for a workshop and panel discussion on how to make the most of your postdoc. Hear from a postdoc career advisor and several former postdocs who are now in full-time careers (as faculty and beyond). There will be plenty of time for you to ask the panelists questions about their career during and after their postdoctoral fellowships.

Register Here!

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 — 9:00 AM EDT
presidential chat

Presented by Waterloo International, this free virtual webinar is an opportunity to hear experiences from the University of Waterloo and the University of Bordeaux Presidents discuss the benefits of internationalization of research and strengthening global cooperation. Click here to join.  

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.

Monday, September 21, 2020 — 12:00 AM to Sunday, September 27, 2020 — 11:59 PM EDT
staying connected
Monday, September 21, 2020 (all day) to Sunday, September 27, 2020 (all day)

Learning an additional language provides an opportunity to explore the diverse world around you. The Culture and Language Studies department offers a diverse range of language courses. Throughout the week, you’ll hear from our students on how language learning has helped them become active participants in a multilingual world. Check our Instagram @renisoncollege to view videos throughout the week!

Monday, September 21, 2020 — 12:00 AM to Friday, September 25, 2020 — 12:00 PM EDT

Some Engineering students have created a 3:00 – 5:00 minute video vignette sharing their experience on an international exchange. Students will share ‘The global perspective they’ve gained through travel, study, and/or work abroad’ which is the theme of the photo contest as well. Topics covered in the video may include: Where they went, highlights of their experience and what they learned. Videos will be shared through Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, etc. Videos will be shared on September 21, 22 and 24, 2020.

Monday, September 21, 2020 (all day) to Friday, September 25, 2020 (all day)

Join the University of Waterloo Library on this week-long literary adventure around the world! Click on the interactive map to find out about authors from around the world and suggested readings! 

Contact Information: Mary Lynne Bartlett, Student Engagement Coordinator & Caitlyn Sageman, Library Clerk 

Monday, September 21, 2020 (all day) to Friday, September 25, 2020 (all day)

Follow the Centre for Career Action's Instagram to learn about students’ international work, volunteer, or internship experiences. Hear about their highlights, what skills they gained, and the tips they have for you.

Contact Information: Laura Ashfield, Career Advisor 

Saturday, September 19, 2020 (all day) to Saturday, September 26, 2020 (all day)

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Fun Run. While there have been many changes over the years, this event still remains a favourite among alumni and the UWaterloo community. Despite current circumstances, we still want to bring you a fun opportunity to be active, show off your Waterloo pride, and connect with the UWaterloo community. So, for the first time ever, our Fun Run will be happening virtually! We invite alumni and all community members to participate in our Virtual Fun Run anytime from September 19 to 12 p.m.

Thursday, September 17, 2020 (all day) to Friday, September 25, 2020 (all day)

Waterloo Engineering is celebrating International Education Week from September 21 to 25. Three of our students share what they learned from spending an academic or co-operative exchange term overseas last year. Hear the highlights of their experiences from embracing a new culture to discovering a new favourite cheese.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 — 10:13 AM EDT

Contact Information: Study abroad 

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 — 9:42 AM EDT

Contact Information: Annette Dietrich, Assistant to the Associate Dean International 


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