Events - November 2010

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:

A Particle Accelerator to Unravel the Mysteries of Art and Archaeology

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