Events - 2019

Saturday, October 5, 2019 — 8:00 AM to Sunday, October 6, 2019 — 5:00 PM GMT
Lock

Blockchain technologies will greatly impact all aspects of business, government, and society. Before blockchains can be widely adopted and accepted however, academia and industry need to consider and address the security challenges associated with blockchain technologies. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 (all day)
Digitized lock

There is a growing need for cybersecurity and privacy solutions as the digital economy grows. To create world-leading cryptography and privacy technologies, academia, industry, and government are drawing on transformational research and collaborative energy.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 (all day)
Cybercity Conference

The CyberCity Conference is planned for October 1.

The goal of the conference is to bring companies and professionals in the region to share a common passion and help put Waterloo Region on the map as Canada's CyberCity.

With the growing shortage of cybersecurity professionals, the conference will showcase Waterloo Region as a cybersecurity hub of talent to attract more professionals and cybersecurity companies to the region. The conference will also highlight cybersecurity as a challenging and rewarding career path to entice more people to join it.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Research Ethics will be offering drop-in sessions throughout May, June, and July to answer questions related to the ethics process, including submitting, renewing, and amending an application. Come prepared with your questions and a laptop.

Sessions will take place in the Dana Porter Library (study booth on the main floor) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday, starting May 15th and ending July 31, 2019.

Thursday, July 25, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM GMT
Individual writing a report

Waterloo faculty members (both emerging and established scholars) are invited to learn more about tools and strategies to help improve their SSHRC grant applications. Hosted by the Office of Research, these SSHRC Tools and Resources Training (START) workshops will cover the most challenging sections of the typical SSHRC grant application.

78% of 2018 START attendees who applied for the SSHRC Insight Grant were successful.  This is 34% higher than the national success rate.

All sessions will run from 1- 3 p.m. in Hagey Hall, 373

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Research Ethics will be offering drop-in sessions throughout May, June, and July to answer questions related to the ethics process, including submitting, renewing, and amending an application. Come prepared with your questions and a laptop.

Sessions will take place in the Dana Porter Library (study booth on the main floor) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday, starting May 15th and ending July 31, 2019.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Research Ethics will be offering drop-in sessions throughout May, June, and July to answer questions related to the ethics process, including submitting, renewing, and amending an application. Come prepared with your questions and a laptop.

Sessions will take place in the Dana Porter Library (study booth on the main floor) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday, starting May 15th and ending July 31, 2019.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Research Ethics will be offering drop-in sessions throughout May, June, and July to answer questions related to the ethics process, including submitting, renewing, and amending an application. Come prepared with your questions and a laptop.

Sessions will take place in the Dana Porter Library (study booth on the main floor) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday, starting May 15th and ending July 31, 2019.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Research Ethics will be offering drop-in sessions throughout May, June, and July to answer questions related to the ethics process, including submitting, renewing, and amending an application. Come prepared with your questions and a laptop.

Sessions will take place in the Dana Porter Library (study booth on the main floor) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday, starting May 15th and ending July 31, 2019.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Research Ethics will be offering drop-in sessions throughout May, June, and July to answer questions related to the ethics process, including submitting, renewing, and amending an application. Come prepared with your questions and a laptop.

Sessions will take place in the Dana Porter Library (study booth on the main floor) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday, starting May 15th and ending July 31, 2019.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Research Ethics will be offering drop-in sessions throughout May, June, and July to answer questions related to the ethics process, including submitting, renewing, and amending an application. Come prepared with your questions and a laptop.

Sessions will take place in the Dana Porter Library (study booth on the main floor) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday, starting May 15th and ending July 31, 2019.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Research Ethics will be offering drop-in sessions throughout May, June, and July to answer questions related to the ethics process, including submitting, renewing, and amending an application. Come prepared with your questions and a laptop.

Sessions will take place in the Dana Porter Library (study booth on the main floor) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday, starting May 15th and ending July 31, 2019.

Friday, June 7, 2019 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Individual writing a report

To prepare for the next Discovery Grant competition, NSERC will be hosting an information session for faculty members on Friday, June 7, 2019. During this session, NSERC representatives will outline the following:

  • Current NSERC news related to new programs and policy updates
  • 2019 Discovery Grant results
  • Tips and tricks for preparing successful NSERC Discovery Grant applications
  • Competition timeline and associated deliberations 

Please RSVP to reserve your spot by Monday, June 3, 2019.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Research Ethics will be offering drop-in sessions throughout May, June, and July to answer questions related to the ethics process, including submitting, renewing, and amending an application. Come prepared with your questions and a laptop.

Sessions will take place in the Dana Porter Library (study booth on the main floor) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday, starting May 15th and ending July 31, 2019.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Research Ethics will be offering drop-in sessions throughout May, June, and July to answer questions related to the ethics process, including submitting, renewing, and amending an application. Come prepared with your questions and a laptop.

Sessions will take place in the Dana Porter Library (study booth on the main floor) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday, starting May 15th and ending July 31, 2019.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Research Ethics will be offering drop-in sessions throughout May, June, and July to answer questions related to the ethics process, including submitting, renewing, and amending an application. Come prepared with your questions and a laptop.

Sessions will take place in the Dana Porter Library (study booth on the main floor) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday, starting May 15th and ending July 31, 2019.

Thursday, May 16, 2019 — 12:30 PM EDT

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to join Eric Luvisotto, technology transfer manager, in the Office of Research, for one or a number of presentations in the Intellectual Property (IP) Workshop series. Eric will share the foundations of Intellectual Property protection, commercialization, and legal rights.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 — 7:00 PM GMT

Artificial Intelligence does the seemingly impossible, magically bringing machines to life - driving cars, trading stocks, and teaching children. But facing the sea change that AI will bring can be paralyzing. How should companies set strategies, governments design policies, and people plan their lives for a world so different from what we know?

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Research Ethics will be offering drop-in sessions throughout May, June, and July to answer questions related to the ethics process, including submitting, renewing, and amending an application. Come prepared with your questions and a laptop.

Sessions will take place in the Dana Porter Library (study booth on the main floor) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday, starting May 15th and ending July 31, 2019.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 — 6:30 PM EDT
Avery Broderick

Register to hear the once-in-a-lifetime story of how Avery Broderick, a professor at University of Waterloo and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, peered thousands of light-years across space helping solve one of the greatest mysteries in the cosmos — that black holes are real.
 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 — 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM GMT
Research Talks

A panel presentation and discussion for Waterloo faculty, staff, and students examining virtual reality applications:

Neil Randall (Arts): Understanding complex issues through virtual reality narratives

Thursday, April 11, 2019 — 12:30 PM EDT

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to join Eric Luvisotto, technology transfer manager, in the Office of Research, for one or a number of presentations in the Intellectual Property (IP) Workshop series. Eric will share the foundations of Intellectual Property protection, commercialization, and legal rights.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM GMT
Gentleman at a cross roads

Learn how to navigate the broad research landscape, and develop a dynamic research strategy by attending this workshop geared to early-career researchers (in the first three years of a tenure-track appointment). A variety of topics will be covered such as: grant writing, research ethics, funding strategies, and intellectual property.  Please register to reserve your spot. 

Monday, April 8, 2019 — 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM GMT
Beakers

In an age of breakthroughs in AI and bioengineering, understanding the human implications of experiment is crucial. What are the new zones of experiment? How is social media feeding into new forms of “intelligence”? What are the philosophical grounds of experimentation? What are the ethics of experimentation?

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM GMT

Managing air pollution, toxic substances, and climate change is a complex, linked sustainability challenge. To better inform efforts to address these issues, we need to understand how policies to address emissions translate into societal benefits.

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