Events - 2017

Friday, December 15, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
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How is 21st Century technology affecting society?

Four researchers explain at the next Research Talks, a special panel discussion for Waterloo staff, faculty, and students:

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST

Faculty and staff are welcome to attend a drop-in training session to learn about Unit 4 research reporting.

There will be a one-hour presentation covering the following:

Friday, November 17, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
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Transitions toward more sustainable development pathways in cities emerge out of a complex constellation of actors, policy initiatives, socio-economic and political pressures, and technological innovations.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST

Faculty and staff are welcome to attend one of two drop-in training sessions to learn about Unit 4 research reporting.

The sessions will be held on:

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

and

Tuesday, November 14, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

A one-hour presentation will cover the following:

Friday, November 10, 2017 — 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST

Exploring intersections between the defence industry and cybersecurity community

Presented by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev) and the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Growth (MEDG) will showcase some of the top minds and influencers form Canada and around the world, specializing in areas including:

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Faculty and staff are welcome to attend one of two drop-in training sessions to learn about Unit 4 research reporting.

The sessions will be held on:

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

and

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

A one-hour presentation will cover the following:

Friday, October 27, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
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Payments for watershed services (PWS) are a new water policy instrument that aim to ensure that the providers of non-marketed water services are paid for their efforts.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 — 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

Join the library to celebrate International Open Access Week, learn more about Open Access, and explore strategies to make 'open' part of your teaching, learning, and research processes.

Register for all the sessions or just those that interest you. Sessions include:  

Friday, October 6, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
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A healthy cardiovascular system lies at the core of quality of life in the aging population. Healthy aging could mean stiffening in the large arteries, causing an increase in blood pressure that could potentially damage the delicate blood vessels in the brain.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

How can we enhance the health and wellbeing of our aging population? 

Join Beyond 60: Health, Aging and Well-Being for GRADtalks, featuring Kaylen Pfisterer, PhD Candidate in Systems Design Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Samantha Biglieri, PhD Candidate in Planning, Faculty of Environment.

Please register to attend on Thursday, September 28 at 4 p.m. for wine and cheese, followed by GRADtalks from 4:45 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

What will you be doing next summer?

Are you seeking adventure? Interested in Conservation?

Friday, September 15, 2017 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

The Water Institute begins its 2017-2018 WaterTalks lecture series with Günter Blöschl, head of the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management and professor of Hydrology and Water Resources at Vienna University of Technology, who is presenting "Emerging outcomes from a cross-disciplinary doctoral programme on water resource systems."

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

RSVP to uwnserc@uwaterloo.ca

Light refreshment will be served.

The same information is being presented at the session on September 6.

Please only plan on attending one session.

Monday, September 11, 2017 — 3:40 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

The 2017 Water Institute RBC distinguished lecturer, Quentin Grafton, will present Innovation, Incentives and Infrastructure in the Blue Economy as part of  Elsevier's fourth International Water Research Conference, hosted by the Water Institute. 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 — 10:49 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

RSVP to uwnserc@uwaterloo.ca

Light refreshment will be served.

The same information will be presented at the session on September 12. 

Please only plan on attending one session.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

As part of our WaterTalk lecture series professor Max Maurer, head of the Urban Water Management Department at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science & Technology  (Eawag), presents, "Data instead of concrete? Exploring the potential of digitalization in urban drainage." 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

This symposium is devoted to research and quality improvement in the Waterloo-Wellington region. It brings together local students, clinicians, professionals, and researchers who are working to improve the clinical care in our region.

This annual event allows local clinical trainees, non-clinical trainees, clinicians, professionals, and researchers to showcase their research and quality improvement work and receive recognition for their clinical and scientific excellence.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Jeremy Schmidt, lecturer of Human Geography at Durham University, United Kingdom, presents: Water: Abundance, Scarcity, and Security in the Age of Humanity.

Coffee and light refreshments provided.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Join Zhanfeng Cui for his presentation on regenerative medical technology - from fundamental research to commercial bio-manufacture.

Two case studies will be discussed to demonstrate how development in technology and engineering can help to advance fundamental scientific research and to bio-manufacture of regenerative medical products.

Thursday, April 6, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

This special event for staff and faculty will demonstrate how nominating exceptional researchers for prestigious awards early in their career, especially at the national level, is the key to boosting Canada’s research profile globally.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 — 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM EDT
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Doctoral students explore one research theme from interdisciplinary perspectives.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Joan B. Rose, winner of the 2016 Stockholm Water Prize and Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research at Michigan State University, presents: Monitoring Pathogen Concentrations in Sewage to Inform Treatment Goals and Public Health Risks.

Paid parking is available in several lots. Lot C is recommended and should have availability.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

The top three most valuable brands in the world in 2016 (according to Forbes) were Apple ($154.1 billion), Google ($82.5 billion), and Microsoft ($75.2 billion). Learn how to create and protect your brand's value by attending the free trademark presentation.

Friday, March 24, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
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Discover how large area, multi-spectral digital X-ray machines are driving medical imaging into the 21st century with Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Karim S. Karim.

Feel free to bring your lunch — light refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 — 3:00 PM EDT

The Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition is a free event open to the public.

Watch the 2017 University of Waterloo finalists compete for first place and a spot in the provincial final. Have your say by voting for your favourite 3MT competitor using your smart phone - decide who should win the people's choice award!

Winners will be announced at the competition, after a short deliberation period by the judges.

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