Events - October 2010

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

Monday, October 18, 2010 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Dean Terry McMahon along with Roland Hall, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies welcome the opportunity to meet you - the postdocs working in the Faculty of Science.

Some attendees may include Associate Provost, Graduate Studies, Chairs, Graduate Chairs, guests from Research Services, Waterloo International, Centre for Career Action, WatPort and others.

Lunch and drinks will be provided.

Location: DC 1301 (Fishbowl)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 — 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology presents

Fascination for nanocarbons
Presented by Professor C.N.R. Rao 
National Research Professor 
Honorary President
Linus Pauling Research Professor
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research

Wednesday, October 13, 2010
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. 
Humanities Theatre, Hagey Hall
Reception to follow 
Free admission, open to the public

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 — 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT

Due to last-minute logistical challenges relating to speakers and space, we have had to make the difficult decision to postpone the Mini Pharmacy School program. The program will now run on Wednesday evenings, April 6 through May 11. Registration will open in the new year, and we will be in touch with all those who have expressed an interest at that time.

We thank all of our partners and friends for their understanding, and hope that you will be able to join us in the spring.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 — 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT

You're invited to an evening of star gazing at the Gustav Bakos Observatory on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 9 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.

Monday, October 4, 2010 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

On behalf of the Dean of Science, Terry McMahon, please join us for the Faculty of Science Entrance Scholarship Reception.  This informal reception will recognize recipients of the Faculty of Science entrance scholarship, University of Waterloo Merit Scholarship, University of Waterloo President's Scholarship, and University of Waterloo President's Scholarship of Distinction.

General information and R.S.V.P. to the Science Undergraduate Office by email.  Please R.S.V.P. by October 1 with your name and ID number. 

Friday, October 1, 2010 — 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

The Ancaster Gem Show is hosting a day of fun-filled educational activities for grade 4 students from the Halton, Hamilton and Brantford areas. The event will be taking place all day from 9 am to 3 pm; morning snacks as well as a free lunch will be provided.

Volunteering duties consist of acting as a tour guide for the students and assisting with the various stations set up for the kids. We will be leaving Waterloo at approximately 7 am and returning around 4 pm. We will arrange for transportation.

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