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Saturday, October 27, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Science Open House 2018

beakers with coloured liquid, arranged in proper spectral orderJoin us on October 27th for an extravaganza of hands-on science discovery for school-age kids

From 10am to 4pm on Saturday we'll fill the Science Teaching Complex (STC) and EIT with opportunities for kids to explore science! This is a free event.

Thursday, November 22, 2018 5:30 pm - 5:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Four Chairs and a Beer: Alumni Get Together in Toronto

Grab a chair, sit by a Chair, and enjoy a cold one on us!

Ever wonder what our Department Chairs are like outside of the office?

Or maybe you've wanted to pick the brain of a top question marks
Canadian researcher about the newest developments and discoveries in your favourite science field? 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Gustav Bakos Observatory Tour (rescheduled)

Escape the mid-winter blahs and explore the dramatic lunar surface at the Observatory!

  • Presentation at 6:30 PM in RCH 302 (note the special room)
  • Telescope viewing at 7:00 PM (access from 3rd floor of PHY)

NOTE: this is a rescheduled tour from the previous week

Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Convocation Reception 2019

Waterloo Science hoods

The Department of Physics and Astronomy cordially invites you to attend our Convocation Reception to celebrate our new graduates.

Bring your convocation guests over to the IQC terrace, IQC 2101, after the convocation ceremony.

Monday, August 12, 2019 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Perseids Sky-watching Party and Cosmic Mirages Lecture

telescopes pointed at the skyExplore the night sky with astronomers from the Faculty of Science and Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. The Perseids meteor shower will be at its most spectacular, so let's gather to learn something and then enjoy the view!

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

New Faculty Lecture Series - meet our newest faculty members

The Faculty of Science is proud to announce a new, complimentary online lecture series that highlights the incredible new talent in our midst.  Over the coming months, we will be hosting a series of talks from a wide range of topics that introduce you to our latest lecturers, researchers and future stars of the Faculty.

Stay tuned as we release the names of future series speakers in the weeks ahead! These talks are open to alumni, friends, faculty, staff and the greater UW community.

Monday, March 8, 2021 3:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

International Women's Day High Tea Social

Grab your favourite afternoon drink, cozy up in your favourite chair and spend an hour with some truly inspirational women. Whether you'd like to just listen, or engage over text in the online chat forum, this virtual high tea social will be a lively commentary and round-table discussion about why women choose to challenge.