Events - 2021

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST

You are invited to attend the Friesen lecture, "When Science meets Society: The competition between knowledge and values," featuring Sir Mark Walport, recipient of the 2020 Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research.

Thursday, December 2, 2021 — 12:00 PM EST

The Indigenous Speakers Series is pleased and honoured to present Jean Teillet, lawyer, author, teacher and artist, as the first of our 2021-22 speakers.

Monday, November 29, 2021 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) has launched a new seminar series, Quantum Nano Collision (QNC) Seminar Series, to deepen the engagement of the Waterloo researchers who work at the interface of quantum and nanotechnologies. This seminar series will also provide opportunities for senior graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and research associates to present their innovative work along with the faculty members to bring together the excitement around these cutting-edge technologies that would shape our future.

Monday, November 22, 2021 — 11:45 AM to 1:15 PM EST

Join Research Talks, a panel discussion examining the future of employment featuring:

Monday, November 8, 2021 — 5:00 PM EST

Assembling a diverse group of stakeholders — including both developers and end-users — the series is designed to promote an ethos of responsible innovation in the local tech ecology and beyond. Each of the university’s six faculties will co-host a techno-critical speaker and invite Waterloo students and local tech sector members to participate in an on-stage dialogue and lead a post-event discussion online. 

Monday, November 1, 2021 — 2:00 PM EDT

Institute for Quantium Computing (IQC) presents Chanda Prescod-Weinstein in conversation with Kayleigh Platz

In The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, & Dreams Deferred, Chanda Prescod-Weinstein shares her love for physics, from the Standard Model of Particle Physics and what lies beyond it, to the physics of melanin in skin, to the latest theories of dark matter—all with a new spin informed by history, politics, and the wisdom of Star Trek. Join us to hear Chanda Prescod-Weinstein discuss her debut book with Kayleigh Platz.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 — 9:30 AM EDT
Banner of people's hands, as they are writing in a notebook

University of Waterloo researchers who are interested in submitting a project grant application to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) are invited to attend a virtual grant reviewer panel session on August 11.

The panelists, who have served on a broad range of grant review panels, will share insights from their experiences and insider tips on how to give an application a competitive edge.

The panelists are:

Thursday, June 17, 2021 — 11:45 AM EDT

A Year of COVID-19 is a three-part series taking place in April, May, and June. This free, online event is open to all University of Waterloo faculty, staff, students and the general public. Please register for the events you would like to attend.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

The University of Bordeaux and the University of Waterloo are delighted to invite Waterloo staff, faculty, and students to attend a special virtual celebration of the 10th anniversary of our strategic partnership. 

The program will include:

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Please join the School of Public Health and Health Systems for a Hallman lecture and panel discussion on COVID-19 and Indigenous communities on May 19, from 1-4 p.m. with keynote speaker Perry Bellegarde, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 — 2:00 AM EDT

Faculty members and postdoctorate fellows are invited to attend an information session to learn about the German research landscape and funding programs to support research activities in Germany and/or with German partners. Attendees will learn about the Alexander von Humboldt fellowship and DAAD. 


John Paul Kleiner, Senior Manager, University Relations, DAAD Information Centre Toronto

Alex Kuznetsov, Humboldt Foundation Liaison Office in Canada

Thursday, April 29, 2021 — 11:00 AM EDT

Join the Bibliometrics and Research Impact Community which will be hosted virtually by the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) over three half-days from April 27th to 29th, 2021.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 — 11:00 AM EDT

Join the Bibliometrics and Research Impact Community which will be hosted virtually by the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) over three half-days from April 27th to 29th, 2021.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 — 11:00 AM to Thursday, April 29, 2021 — 4:30 PM EDT

Join the Bibliometrics and Research Impact Community in a virtual conference hosted by the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) over three half-days from April 27 to 29, 2021.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 — 11:00 AM EDT

Join the Bibliometrics and Research Impact Community which will be hosted virtually by the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) over three half-days from April 27th to 29th, 2021.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 — 1:30 PM EDT

Solve Climate by 2030: 4 key steps for climate action - It’s time to take action on climate change

Join speakers from the University of Waterloo and Waterloo community for an engaging webinar about actionable climate solutions. The webinar is hosted by the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) and the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3). 

The event is targeted to students but everyone is welcome to attend.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 — 1:00 PM to Thursday, March 25, 2021 — 5:00 PM EDT
University of Waterloo Virtual Conference on Aging, COVID-19 and the Adoption of Health Technology.

This free virtual event takes place over two afternoons and examines the promise and limits of technology to promote successful longevity by featuring a diverse group of leaders. Speakers include aging and technology researchers, clinicians and frontline workers, members of advocacy groups, policymakers, technology officers from industry and visionaries that have implemented innovative models for supporting older adults.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 — 11:45 PM EDT

Join Research Talks, a panel discussion examining the future of additive manufacturing featuring:

Monday, March 15, 2021 — 1:00 PM EDT

In our upcoming virtual event, we will discuss 10 Calls to Action to natural scientists to enable reconciliation in their work. The authors have witnessed examples where natural scientists treat Indigenous communities with blatant disrespect or with ignorance of Indigenous rights.

Monday, March 8, 2021 — 1:00 PM EST

Presented by Ontario Research and Commercialization Alliance (ORCA) on International Women's day.  

Celebrate International Women’s Day with speakers and panel members as they share their knowledge and expertise on how we can incorporate equity, diversity and inclusion practices when building research and innovation teams.

The event consists of an introduction from the event MC and two panels centered around EDI. 

How equity diversity and inclusion support innovation:

Friday, February 26, 2021 — 1:00 PM EST

Waterloo is hosting "Rooted in History: A Celebration of Black History as Canadian History." The event will include a performance, a keynote address and a panel of some of our most formidable thinkers in celebration of Black History in Canada and those trailblazers making history right here at Waterloo.

Our speakers will include: 

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 — 1:00 PM EST

Innovative technology can have a transformative impact on society.

In our upcoming GEDIx: A 30-minute Exchange webinar, we’ll look at one of the ways the profusion of innovation at the University of Waterloo can be commercialized. This can lead to improved quality of life, enhanced business productivity, and job growth when technology is moved from research into the marketplace.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 — 9:00 AM EST

Interested in research collaborations with European partners?

Attend this workshop to find out about funding and other support:

February 3, 2021

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: via Zoom


Co-hosted by Western University, McMaster University, and the University of Waterloo

Presenters include:

Monday, January 11, 2021 — 10:00 AM EST

The Office of Research will host a virtual reviewer panel session with five University of Waterloo researchers who have served on a broad range of Project Grant review panels, from public health to biochemical engineering, and everything in between.

They will share insights from their experience and insider tips to give your application a competitive edge. Each panelist will present for about 10 minutes and then all panelists will be available to answer your questions.

The presenters are:

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