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

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

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

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

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 Sunday, September 27, 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 Sunday, September 27, 2020 — 11:59 PM EDT to Sunday, September 27, 2020 (All day)
staying connected

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

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 — 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).

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.  

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 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Getaway Families Program

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

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: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87198340372#success

Contact Information: Ryan Connell, Manager, Student Experience 

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 — 9:00 PM to Sunday, September 27, 2020 — 11:59 PM EDT to Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 11:59 pm

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 crblair@uwaterloo.ca 

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: studyabroad@uwaterloo.ca

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.

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 — 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 — 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!

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

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!

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 — 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 — 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 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

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.

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.

Panelists:

Friday, September 25, 2020 — 4:12 PM EDT

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.

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!

Contact Information: icsn@wusa.ca  

Friday, September 25, 2020 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

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.

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  

Contact Information: alumni@uwaterloo.ca  

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

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.

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 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

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. 

Saturday, September 26, 2020 — 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM EDT

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.  

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 — 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Pow Wow Flier

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.

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 — 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 — 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 — 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 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.

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