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Friday, October 18, 2019 — 8:00 AM to Saturday, October 19, 2019 — 5:00 PM EDT
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This two day conference will provide graduate students in statistics, actuarial science and finance with the opportunity to share their research results and experiences, discuss career opportunities, and network with prominent researchers and fellow graduate students. 

If you are a graduate student or a postdoctoral research fellow and are interested in providing a talk on your research, be sure to submit your abstract on the registration page. 

Friday, October 25, 2019 — 7:03 PM EDT
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Changing and Challenging Material Definitions

Despite thousands of years of history, glass still challenges our perceptions and definitions.

In this lecture, Drs. Charbonneau and Larson tackle “the glass problem”, to explore and understand the mutable properties of a material which is, by definition, disorderly.

Friday, November 8, 2019 — 7:30 PM EST
zombie images

What is it that makes us so scared of, and yet so attracted to, the living dead? Why is it that shambling or sprinting corpses still retain such relentless power?

Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg presents a whirlwind look back at 100 years of cinematic zombies and their evolution into a modern pop culture icon, with special attention to the ways in which Night of the Living Dead permanently impacted the media landscape.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
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Elevator Pitches: Overview, advantages and framework

Join Anita Layton, Associate Dean of Research, in a curated lunch series exclusively for Postdocs.

For the first lunch series on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, join Anita Layton as she explores why every postdoc needs to be ready with a 2-minute research synopsis.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
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How to network in academia

Join Anita Layton, Associate Dean of Research, in a curated lunch series exclusively for Postdocs.

Learn tips and tricks from our resident experts at the Centre for Career Action about how to use in-person opportunities, online platforms, and social media to maximize your network. 

Friday, February 7, 2020 — 7:30 PM EST
Spaceship taking off into space

Fifty years after the first lunar landing again we find the exploration of space to be inviting.

Our quest to open new spaces that extend wider and further than ever before promises immense scientific and technological milestones to be met. It is also an occasion to converse about vexing and relatively unexplored socio-political issues which such discoveries entail. Does an expansion into space carve opportunities to improve or, rather, exacerbate our currently polarizing Earth-related physical and social difficulties?

Friday, March 13, 2020 — 7:30 PM EDT
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After rapidly presenting how symmetries play an interesting role in nature, art, and science, François Bergeron and Members of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony will explain and illustrate how Bach mathematical symmetries in writing the scores for his music. This will partly be done via an interplay between a pictoral description of the symmetries of the scores, and a live rendition by musicians of the result for the audience.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
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Academia vs. industry career panel

Join Anita Layton, Associate Dean of Research, in a curated lunch series exclusively for Postdocs.

Anita will moderate the conversation with a panel consisting of PhD educated professionals working in both the private and public sector. 

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