Events - March 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Hydraulic fracking public lecture on March 23, 2015

Prof. Steve Evans and Prof. Maurice Dusseault will be taking you through the extensive history of hydraulic fracturing (HF). 

Prof. Evans will start off with a focus on natural examples of HF that occur in the world around you, from the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland to the emplacement of gold containing quartz veins.

Monday, March 23, 2015 (all day)
World Water Day, March 23, 2015

Graduate Research Symposium and Water Celebration

Join the Water Institute and the University of Waterloo for a day-long celebration at Wilfrid Laurier University highlighting water research and raising awareness of local and global water issues. The event includes keynote speakers, graduate student poster displays, food, and a job fair.

Friday, March 20, 2015 (all day) to Saturday, March 21, 2015 (all day)
Fusion Conference 2015: From Dreams to Drive

The University of Waterloo Fusion Conference aims to bring together the intellectual minds of the future, with current experts from the fields of Science, Business and Technology. Organized by students in the Science and Business program the annual conference is currently in its 11th year. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Velocity Alpha talks poster.

This week will address general legal and accounting considerations that will affect YOUR business. We're bringing in the expertise of Genie Lyon, Lawyer at Lyon Professional Corp, and Alex Hardy, Partner at BDO Canada so that you can get the best information possible in this jam-packed night!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 — 2:30 PM EDT
The Water Institute

The Water Institute Lecture Series continues with Dr. Sheila Olmstead, Associate Professor, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin and Visiting Fellow, Resources for the Future.

"Water resources and climate change adaptation: An economist's perspective"

Thursday, March 12, 2015 — 5:30 PM EDT
The 2015 TD Walter Bean Lecture featuring Dr. Tom Stohlgren, "Invasions from Inner Space: Species Invasions and Extinction".

Invasive species may be the number one environmental threat of the 21st century. Invasions from Inner Space: Species Invasions and Extinctions will examine creepy stories of biological invasions in your backyard from Asian carp to the emerald ash borer, zebra mussels and giant hogweed. 

Thursday, March 12, 2015 — 2:30 PM EDT
The Water Institute

In this second Water Institute Lecture in the month of March, the Water Institute is pleased to host Dr. Charles Vörösmarty, Department of Civil Engineering, Director, CUNY Environmental CrossRoads Initiative, City University of New York; Distinguished Scientist, NOAA-CREST.

"Water in the 21st Century: Sources of Pessimism, Sources of Optimism"

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 — 2:00 PM EDT

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is pleased to host Professor Tom Johnson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:

"Tracing groundwater contaminant transformation, immobilization and transport (and doing some other fun redox geochemistry) using Cr, U, and Se isotope ratios."

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 4:20 PM EDT
3MT competition poster

The 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) is a university-wide competition for research-based masters thesis and doctoral students at the University of Waterloo. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Velocity Science Brainstorming poster.

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. Brainstorm nights are always lots of fun, and have been known to be the birthplace of some great ideas!

Thursday, March 5, 2015 — 2:30 PM EST
The Water Institute

The Water Institute's month of water lectures begins with a lecture by Professor John P. Smol, Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Lab (PEARL) and Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change, Department of Biology, Queen's University.

Prof. Smol's lecture is entitled, "Exploring the past to protect our future: Using lake sediments to study water quality issues."

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST
Velocity Alpha talks poster

This week is all about perfecting your pitch with Mike Kirkup, Velocity Director, and Ashu Syal, Co-Founder of EyeCheck. You'll learn about the different components of a pitch, and then have the chance to practice informally with your peers. 

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