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Thursday, December 16, 2010 — 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM EST

The University of Waterloo School of Optometry is pleased to invite you to join us for a special dedication of the Barbara and Jacob Sivak Lecture Theatre for Drs. Barbara and Jacob Sivak.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST

Des is retiring after 25 years as a faculty member and the founding director of the Centre for Contact Lens Research. Please join us and wish Des well on his retirement!

Cocktail & Hors d’oeuvres Reception
December 14th, 2010 
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
COETF Student Commons, School of Optometry
200 Columbia St. W., Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1

Please RSVP by December 3, 2010 to Stephanie McCoy or call (519) 888-4567 ext. 33178

Thursday, December 9, 2010 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST

Please mark your calendars for a special celebration to recognize our 2010 Alumni Award winners. Every year, the Faculty of Science honours and recognizes alumni that have demonstrated significant service, contribution and achievements in a particular area of work.

Date:       December 9, 2010
Time:       4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location:  EIT Foyer (refreshments will be served, bar services available)
Dress:      Business Casual

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 — 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM EST

You're invited to an evening of star gazing at the Gustav Bakos Observatory on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 8 p.m.

The Observatory is open for public tours on the first Wednesday of each month, offering a chance to look through the university's telescope. This will be preceded by a short talk on astronomy (around 30 minutes) plus an opportunity to ask questions, followed by a tour of the dome.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 — 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EST

Come to the 1st annual SPORE Academic Involvement Panel Session.

Date: Wednesday, December 1st

Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: RCH 304

Come out to the first annual SPORE Academic Involvement Panel Session and ask questions! This panel will consist of the top Science faculty members: professors, advisors, researchers, grad and upper-year undergraduate students. The purpose of this panel is to provide you with information regarding employment and volunteer opportunities on campus and how to get involved!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST

Information Session:

-Ontario/Rhone-Alpes Exchange Program

-Ontario/Rhone-Alpes Summer Research Program

Needles Hall Room 1101

Thursday, November 25, 2010 — 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the laser with a free public lecture by Donna Strickland, professor in the department of physics and astronomy.

Dr. Strickland will look at how the laser works and its impact on our society. She will also focus on chirped pulse amplification (CPA), a technique used to increase the intensity of lasers that was developed 25 years ago by Strickland and her PhD supervisor Gérard Mourou.

Thursday, November 25, 7 p.m.
Centre for Environmental and Information Technology, room 1015

Thursday, November 25, 2010 — 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Interpreting long-Term Data from Ontario Lakes: Ecological Surprises and Emerging Issues

Andrew Paterson
Ontario Ministry of the Environment
Dorset Environmental Science Centre

Thursday November 25, 2010
William G. Davis Computer Research Centre, Room 1302
11:30 am

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST

The Faculty of Science hosts an International Exchange Information Night each fall.  Information about the application procedures, exchange opportunities, and options for funding and financial support will be provided.

An international exchange is a tremendous opportunity to travel, to test yourself, to experience different teaching methods, and to earn credits toward your program at UW.

Please join us!

MC 1085

Presenters:

Dr. Mario Coniglio, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies

Stephen Woods, Science Undergraduate Office

Thursday, November 18, 2010 — 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST

An open public lecture by David Blackbourn

Thursday, November 18, 2010
5:00 p.m.
Davis Centre, room 1302

David Blackbourn is a Coolidge professor of history at Harvard University. His latest book is entitled "The Conquest of Nature: Water, Landscape, and the Making of Modern Germany. He will talk in broad terms about how Germans have changes their environment since the eighteenth century, and the problems that face historians who write about this process.

Thursday, November 18, 2010 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EST

You can make a difference in your exam results!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 — 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM EST

You can make a difference in your exam results!

Preparing for your exams may seem like an overwhelming task.  But with this workshop you can learn how to manage your stress. refine your study sills and manage your time while learning some tips for effectively preparing for your big exam!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 — 5:20 PM to 7:30 PM EST

The Faculty of Science Foundation (FSF), Science Society and Science Alumni Services will be hosting a career Speed Networking event on November 16, 2010 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in B1 271 at the University of Waterloo.

5:20 - 5:30 pm               Introduction                           B1 271

5:30 - 6:30 pm               Speed Networking               EIT Foyer 2nd level

6:30 - 7:30 pm               Refreshments                      EIT Foyer 1st level

Thursday, November 11, 2010 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Several science faculty members from the University of Waterloo will be participating in the Kitchener Public Library's Ideas and Issues Lecture Series.

Each week at 12 noon, a 50-minute lecture is presented by University of Waterloo faculty members, alternating with Wilfrid Laurier University professors. Pre-registration is not required to participate and there is no charge for participants.

On Thursday, November 11, Brian Dixon, professor in the department of biology, will give a lecture entitled Pollution and the Immune System of Fish and Frogs.

Thursday, November 4, 2010 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

Advancing Hydrological Processes to Better Predict Water Resources in Canada

John W. Pomeroy
Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change
University of Saskatchewan

Thursday November 4, 2010
J.R. Coutts Engineering Lecture Hall, Room 307
1:30 pm

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 — 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT

You're invited to an evening of star gazing at the Gustav Bakos Observatory on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 8 p.m.

The Observatory is open for public tours on the first Wednesday of each month, offering a chance to look through the university's telescope. This will be preceded by a short talk on astronomy (around 30 minutes) plus an opportunity to ask questions, followed by a tour of the dome.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 — 7:00 PM EDT

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Thomas Calligaro, Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France, will give the Fall 2010 GWPI Distinguished Lecture :

Sunday, October 31, 2010 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Guest speaker: Steve Evans, "January 2010 Haiti Earthquake Disaster: a georisk analysis"

Sunday, October 31, 2010
2:00 p.m.
Centre for Environmental and Information Technology, room 1015

Dr. Steve Evans, professor of earth and environmental sciences at Waterloo, will deliver a talk entitled The January 2010 Haiti Earthquake Disaster: a georisk analysis.

Saturday, October 30, 2010 — 10:00 AM to Sunday, October 31, 2010 — 5:00 PM EDT

This show is open to the public. Families and children are welcome! 
The Gem Show is part of the annual Science Open House, see details.

Thursday, October 28, 2010 — 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

Dr. Robert Thirsk, the first Canadian astronaut to fly a long duration expedition, will be discussing his experiences from his six-month stay aboard the International Space Station. As members of ISS Expedition 20/21, Thirsk and his five international crewmates performed numerous experiments on how astronauts’ bodies cope with microgravity in space, including an innovative study led by the department of kinesiology’s Dr. Richard Hughson.

Discover the secrets to maintaining good health in outer space and what it can teach us about healthy aging here on earth.

Thursday, October 28, 2010 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Several science faculty members from the University of Waterloo will be participating in the Kitchener Public Library's Ideas and Issues Lecture Series.

Each week at 12 noon, a 50-minute lecture is presented by University of Waterloo faculty members, alternating with Wilfrid Laurier University professors. Pre-registration is not required to participate and there is no charge for participants.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology and the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy present:

Energy Technologies, Energy
Security & Climate Change
R. Chidambaram
Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Cabinet

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Reception to Follow
DC 1302

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 — 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM EDT

The annual Gairdner lecture brings an award-winning scientist to campus to talk to high school students, the general public and the scientific community.

The University of Waterloo welcomes Dr. Peter Ratcliffe, who will present this year's lecture.

Why I Became a Scientist: An open public lecture by Dr. Peter Ratcliffe: How Cells Sense Oxygen

Saturday, October 23, 2010 — 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM EDT

Jim Barker retirement lunch - Saturday, October 23

Come and mingle with former classmates and professors as we celebrate the accomplishments of Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor Dr. Jim Barker, and his dedication to Waterloo.  Jim's retirement lunch is part of the Farvolden celebrations.

Jim Barker Retirement Lunch

Saturday, October 23, 2010

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Earth Sciences Museum, EIT Building, University of Waterloo

Friday, October 22, 2010 — 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

The Farvolden lecture series fosters interaction and communication between the department of earth and environmental sciences, the alumni of the hydrogeology program and the groundwater community at large.

2010 Farvolden lecture:

Managing Groundwater Resources in the Wild, Wild West: The Nexus of Quantity and Quality

Anthony D. Daus, PG
Executive Vice President and Principal Hydrogeologist
AMEC Geomatrix
Newport Beach, CA

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