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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
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!