Events - 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013 — 2:00 PM EST
Towards a New Vision for the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) poster

The Water Institute is pleased to host a seminar by:

Dr. Mike Paterson
Senior Fellow and Associate
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Sunday, December 1, 2013 (all day)
FSF Logo Design Competition Poster
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 — 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EST

Registrations now closed. Selected applicants will be notified by email with further details.

Monday, November 18, 2013 — 5:30 PM EST

Have you ever thought of exploring the world through an academic exchange?

Would you like to know more about the programs available and the application process?

Are you interested in meeting Science students who have had international adventures, seeing their pictures, and hearing their stories?

If you have answered yes to any of the questions above, you should not miss the Science International Exchange Info Session on Monday, November 18.

Thursday, November 14, 2013 — 7:00 PM EST
Dr. Levine portrait photo

The Guelph Waterloo Physics Institute welcomes Dr. Herbert Levine of Rice University to present a public lecture:

"Can physicists help defeat cancer? A story in the making."

Saturday, November 2, 2013 — 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
Visit Waterloo's Fall Open House, Saturday, November 2

Waterloo Science welcomes future students and their families to campus to discover our undergraduate programs, campus, student life and more at our 2013 Fall Open House.

Saturday, October 26, 2013 — 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
rainbow of fluids in graduated cyliner

The uWaterloo Science Open House will be held on October 26. This free event is the result of a collaborative effort that brings together activities from all uWaterloo Science departments to introduce the wonders of science to kids! 

Friday, October 18, 2013 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

Professor Kim Nasmyth: How are chromosomes held together?

Intended audience: Faculty, staff, grad students, and third- or fourth-year undergraduate students.

Friday, October 18, 2013 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Professor Kim Nasmyth

Professor Kim Nasmyth: My scientific journey; a lecture for young scientists.

Professor Kim Nasmyth, 2007 Canada Gairdner International Laureate.

NOTE: This event is now at capacity. Please consider attending the Gairdner research lecture in the afternoon. To register your interest in having your high school class participate in the lecture and activities next year, please contact Diana Kim at

Thursday, October 10, 2013 — 7:00 PM EDT

Join us for an evening with Dr. Karl Gebhardt, a Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Texas, Austin. He studies various ‘dark’ aspects of galaxies, and has measured more black hole masses than anyone in the world.

"We are living in a unique time for Astronomy as its focus shifts from exploring the light side to mounting a full scale attack on the dark side: black holes, dark matter and dark energy. I will overview current and future battle plans that promise to bring about a fundamental transformation of our understanding of the Universe."

Friday, September 27, 2013 — 10:00 AM to Sunday, September 29, 2013 — 5:00 PM EDT
OUF logo

Join us at the University of Waterloo at the Ontario Universities' Fair in downtown Toronto.

Speak to staff, students, and professors from the Faculty of Science and find out everything you need to know about our programs.

Look for the Science representatives in blue T-shirts at the University of Waterloo booth.

Monday, September 16, 2013 — 7:00 PM EDT
Dr. Abraham (Avi) Loeb
Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science at Harvard University

Professor Loeb serves as Chair of the Harvard Astronomy department and Director of the Institute for Theory and Computation. He has authored more than 400 research articles and 3 books in astrophysics and cosmology.
The Beginning and End of Our Universe
Saturday, August 17, 2013 — 3:00 PM EDT
Dr. Miquel Alcubierre

Do you ever marvel at how much the "science fiction" from past decades is beginning to look less like fiction, and more like reality? Join us for a discussion of yet another example: Dr. Alcubierre will be explaining his theory of a way to make warp drive possible.

Sunday, July 28, 2013 (all day) to Thursday, August 1, 2013 (all day)

Save the date!

ChemEd 2013 will take place from July 28, 2013 to August 1, 2013. For more information, visit the ChemEd 2013 website.

Monday, June 10, 2013 — 7:00 PM EDT

Join us on June 10th as Dr. Laura Ferrarese (Biography) from the National Research Council and University of Victoria explores "Black Holes: Into the Heart of Darkness".

This free event requires a ticket. Please register:

Thursday, June 6, 2013 — 7:00 PM EDT
Due to the popularity of this event, the lecture will now be held in M3, Room 1006. Parking is available in Lot R.
Join us for an evening with David H. Levy, internationally renowned Canadian astronomer and science writer, famous for his co-discovery in 1993 of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, which collided with the planet Jupiter in 1994. Dr. Levy will be sharing his lecture “A Nightwatchman’s Journey”, discussing his experiences and observations in astronomy. Weather permitting, we will have telescopes set up afterwards for a star-gazing party.
Thursday, May 30, 2013 — 7:00 PM EDT
Department of Biology logo, "living, growing, evolving".

Pipelines through Paradise: a panel discussion on Alberta oil

Thursday, May 2, 2013 — 3:30 PM EDT
Future of World's Water: Rhetoric and Reality?

Prof. Biswas' lecture, the “Future of the World's Water: Rhetoric and Reality”, will challenge the widespread belief that there is an impending global water crisis. He will argue that the world has enough water to support human populations, associated food and energy requirements, and environmental needs, if we manage it properly. Dr. Biswas will identify poor water management practices, including those in Canada, as a significant obstacle and will discuss how existing management approaches need to be re-evaluated. Dr. Biswas will describe how remarkable advances are being made in unexpected places, and how Canada can play a more significant role in improving the world's water future.

Thursday, May 2, 2013 — 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT

Please join us for the Water Institute’s Research Symposium 2013.

The Water Institute's inaugural Research Symposium will be held May 2, 2013.

The 2013 symposium will showcase the breadth of the University of  Waterloo's water research and provide an opportunity for organizations, faculty and students to interact with researchers and students.

The symposium will be immediately followed by the Water Institute's 2013 Distinguished Lecture, Student Poster Exhibition and Reception. 

Register here.

Monday, April 15, 2013 — 7:00 PM EDT
Pipeline towards sunset and mountains.

Photo courtesy of

Free Event, please register at Eventbrite.

Thursday, March 21, 2013 — 7:00 PM EDT
oil pressure indicator
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 — 5:20 PM EDT

Speed Networking 4.0, A Date with Your Future, is a career networking event for UW Science graduate and undergraduate students. Speak with Waterloo Science alumni working in a wide range of science professions. This is a great opportunity to explore career possibilities.

Over 30 UW science alumni will participate in the event. 

Your future is closer than you think!

RSVP Bonnie Fretz

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 — 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM EDT
Join us at March Break Open House.

High school students who have applied to the University of Waterloo can find out about campus life when Waterloo holds its annual March Break Open House next week.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 — 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM EDT
Join us at March Break Open House.

High school students who have applied to the University of Waterloo can find out about campus life when Waterloo holds its annual March Break Open House next week.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST

Explore Your Options: Health-Related Careers of Science Alumni 

Panel + Mix and Mingle 

• Meet Science Alumni working in diverse & dynamic fields 

• Hear about and explore a variety of health-related careers 

• Ask about preparing for further education or the job market 

The event is free, but you must register. 


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