Events - 2015

Friday, December 11, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Do you want to learn about the commercialization of research? Come attend a CBB workshop where industry experts will offer tips and tricks based on their own experiences. Afterwards at 2pm, select research groups will pitch their ideas for commercialization to a panel of expert investors.

Registration is required for audience members and research groups who wish to give a pitch.

Thursday, November 26, 2015 — 2:30 PM EST
The Water Institute

The Water Institute Water Talks continues with Dr. John Reynolds, Professor of Aquatic Ecology and Conservation and the Tom Buell BC Leadership Chair in Aquatic Conservation, Simon Fraser University.

"Salmon-fuelled ecosystems of the Great Bear Rainforest"

Thursday, November 26, 2015 — 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST
Velocity Fund Final fall 2015.

Funding for very early stage companies is an important part of the support Velocity provides. The Velocity Fund is a grant program for startups and aspiring entrepreneurs to win funding through competitions held three times per year.  

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST

Thinking about a health-related career? 

Explore health-related career options beyond practicing medicine as a MD, pharmacist, or optometrist. This event includes a panel of Science Alumni as well as a Q & A session.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST
International research partnership grant (IRPG) information session

The International Research and Partnerships team will host an info-session centered around the internally-funded International Research Partnerships Grant (IRPG) program. The IRPG aims to provide Waterloo researchers with incentives to develop new or existing international research collaborations with institutions known for high quality research and global ranking in areas of mutual strategic interest. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 — 7:30 PM EST
Velocity Science graphic

Come out and join Velocity Science for our brainstorming event!

Meet other aspiring entrepreneurs and hash out some great ideas. Then, practice your pitching skills by presenting your idea in front of the other attendees.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST
current students holding shadow day sign

Registration is now closed.

Thinking of applying to Science and BusinessBiotechnology/Chartered Professional Accountancy, or Biotechnology/Economics programs at the University of Waterloo? The best way to see how we do business, accounting, and economics differently here at Waterloo is to see what a day-in-the-life of a student looks like, first-hand.

Saturday, November 14, 2015 — 11:00 AM to 8:30 PM EST

A world-class TEDx conference is coming to Waterloo! TEDxUW is an independently organized TEDx event & a key player in the global TED movement. Join us in exploring the power of collaboration!

Thursday, November 12, 2015 — 7:00 PM EST

Smart antibiotic use: Can we avert an antibiotic apocalypse?

Antibiotic resistance is a growing threat to the health of Canadians. Join us as our panel discusses antibiotic resistance, its effects and consequences. Learn how we all can slow the rate of resistance development by limiting antibiotic use to when the antibiotics will make us better.

Featured speakers:

Dr. Kelly Grindrod, Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo

Brett Barrett, Infectious Disease Pharmacist, Grand River Hospital

Thursday, November 12, 2015 — 6:00 PM EST
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Thinking about a career involving physics?

Meet and mingle with tons of mentors from physics-related fields. Learn about research, industry and everything in between. 

Free food will be provided.

All are welcome, regardless of gender or program.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 — 10:30 AM EST

Interested to hear about jobs outside of academia? Attend a panel discussion to learn what others have done after they completed their graduate degrees - and they're not professors.

Saturday, November 7, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST

Waterloo Science welcomes future students and their families to campus to discover our undergraduate programs, campus, student life and more at our 2015 Fall Open House.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 — 10:30 AM EST

Welcome to the President's Town Hall

Join the conversation at the President's Town Hall meeting. Hear from President Hamdullahpur as he reflects on the University of Waterloo's recent accomplishments and shares his vision for the year ahead.

Friday, October 30, 2015 — 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
50th Anniversary Dinner Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Bill Taylor, Chair of Earth & Environmental Sciences extends a warm welcome to all UW alumni and friends to on campus celebration of the department's 50th Anniversary.

Friday, October 30, 2015 — 2:30 PM EDT
David Rudolph.

A Renaissance in Regional Hydrogeology: In the Footsteps of Farvolden

Professor David Rudolph, University of Waterloo

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 — 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Gairdner Foundation.

Learn about Dr. Lynne Maquat's scientific journey and discover the possible careers in the field of science and research in her presentation "On being a scientist: Uncovering the mysteries of life". 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
Gairdner Foundation.

Learn about Dr. Lynne Maquat's research on the mechanisms that destroy mutant messenger RNAs in human cells. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 — 10:30 AM EDT

The University is hosting a Professional and Post-degree (PPD) Day. Topics include career options, graduate school admission requirements, program specifics, and application procedures and deadlines.

The first session at 10:30 a.m. will focus on education, health, pharmacy, optometry, social work, and college post-degree/certificate programs.

The second session at 1:30 p.m. will focus on MBA, law, veterinary, engineering/technologies, and graduate studies.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 (all day) to Friday, October 30, 2015 (all day)

Mark your Calendars!

The International Association of Hydrogeologists Canadian National Chapter (IAH-CNC) invites you to attend the 2015 Canadian Hydrogeology Conference in Waterloo this fall.

The conference will offer a focused high quality technical program with opportunities to learn from leaders in hydrogeology, and time for professional discussion and connecting with colleagues and friends.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 (all day) to Thursday, October 29, 2015 (all day)
Polar Data Forum II.

The second international Polar Data Forum (PDF II) will be held at the University of Waterloo in October of this year. The Forum will provide a critically important venue for showcasing polar data initiatives, to learn from global partners and work collaboratively to continue developing an international vision and action plan.

Saturday, October 24, 2015 — 10:00 AM EDT
Young scientist with goggles and test tube.

Mark your calendars – it's the return of the University of Waterloo's annual Science Open House! Join us on October 24th for an extravaganza of hands-on science discovery for school-age kids.

Friday, October 9, 2015 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Women in Science first official general meeting.

It's time!! Women in Science is now officially a committee! Now the only thing it's missing is YOU!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 — 8:00 PM EDT
Gustavs Bakos Observatory

Free tours for the public have been conducted at the Gustav Bakos Observatory for over ten years. These tours include monthly public tours; scheduled tours for groups such as girl guides, boy scouts, and elementary and high school classes; and tours for viewing special events such as eclipses and comets.

Monday, October 5, 2015 — 7:00 PM EDT
R. Shankar

Zero to c in 60 minutes: a crash course in relativity

Please join the Faculty of Science and the Guelph-Waterloo Physics Institute for this year's Distinguished Lecturer Series featuring Professor Ramamurti Shankar from Yale University.

Monday, October 5, 2015 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

The world’s challenges and targets for their solutions have recently been captured in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) which are intended to guide global action from 2015‐2030.


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