Events - 2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

The Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology's Biomedical Discussion Group for the month of August presents:

Image-based models of solid tumors behavior in diagnosis, treatment, and prediction

Dr. Madjid Soltani, Post Doctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University and Director, Computational Medicine Institute (CMI) at KNT University of Technology and Ministry of Health, Iran

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 — 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM EDT
Night sky and telescope on grass.

The LECTURE portion of the evening is sold out.

However, everyone is welcome to join us on the fields below Brubacher House for STARGAZING starting at 8:30pm. No ticket required.

Explore the night sky with astronomers from the Faculty of Science and Royal Astronomical Society of Canada!

We will meet first in the nearby Optometry building for a short lecture by the Department of Physics and Astronomy's Dr. Michel Fich, "Distant planets and the search for life beyond our solar system". We'll move to the Columbia Fields for stargazing after that.

Monday, July 25, 2016 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
Presented by:
Eric Luvisotto, Technology Transfer Officer, University of Waterloo, Waterloo Commercialization Office

The Waterloo Commercialization Office (WatCo) offers commercialization services and expertise to package and convert research innovations into commercially viable products and services.

The workshop will cover topics on:

Thursday, July 21, 2016 — 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT

Cheer on your Velocity Science companies as you watch startups pitch for $125K in funding at the Spring 2016 Velocity Fund Finals.

Join us for a jam packed day including: 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 — 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Feminism 101 event poster

There's a lot out there to learn about feminism & so many places to start. Here's one of those places: a guided discussion covering basic facts, common questions, and some definitions relevant to feminism here and now.

Saturday, July 16, 2016 — 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Hosted by the WaterlooBCI Lab and Guger Technologies OG, the workshop will provide interactive, hands-on demos of new EEG technologies, including Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI).

Attendees will learn about different methods and how they can be extended to provide real-world help for patients. We will also present new work using non-invasive stimulation to help persons with visual disorders.

Saturday, July 16, 2016 — 12:30 PM to Sunday, July 17, 2016 — 8:30 PM EDT

A special call out to all physics alumni graduating from 1999-2003 to come back to Waterloo for a weekend reunion July 16 & 17th, 2016!

Event organizer, Sascha Kokott, Bsc. Phys 2001, has created an amazing opportunity for classmates to renew old friendships and share memories from their time at Waterloo.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 — 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

Why attend?

Science is a close knit community, and at Science 101 you’ll get the chance to spend time with some of the upper-year students, advisors, and instructors that make up part of the community.

You will attend your first Science lecture, learn the differences between your high school and university classes, review your Grade 12 Science knowledge, and practice note-taking and test taking. There is even a chance to win your Science lab coat!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Velocity Science Grand Opening

Join us to celebrate the opening of the new Velocity Science lab, which has tripled in size to 2,500 sq.ft.!

Velocity and the University of Waterloo Faculty of Science provides students interested in a science startup with the lab space, equipment, and mentorship needed to initiate and develop world-class science companies.

Refreshments provided.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Every term, FemPhys invites a stellar individual to share their thoughts, lecture-style.

This term, Dr. Amanda Peet from the University of Toronto, a string theorist interested in black holes and quantum gravity, will discuss diversity and inclusion in the field.

We'll listen, have some lunch, and ask Dr. Peet a few questions.

Everyone is welcome.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

All members of Faculty and Staff in Science are invited to the Dean's Reception in recognition of this year's Spring convocation honorees: 

  • David Weitz, Harvard University, Doctor of Science (honoris causa)
  • Alan Tomlinson, Professor Emeritus, Glasgow Caledonia UniversityDoctor of Science (honoris causa)
  • John E. Thompson, Distinguished Professor Emeritus
  • Linda Nazar, University Professor
Saturday, June 11, 2016 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

The Centre for Sight Enhancement at the University of Waterloo will host a public education event on age-related macular degeneration (AMD) on Saturday, where experts will discuss current studies, treatment options and debunk myths about the condition.

Saturday, June 4, 2016 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Group of volunteers showing various booth activities.

Join Let's Talk Science Outreach volunteers for some hands-on science discovery at STEAM heat! We'll be at the Waterloo Public Library's main branch this Saturday, June 4, from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Saturday, May 28, 2016 (all day)
You @ Waterloo Day volunteers with sign

Join us on May 28th, 2016!

You and your family are invited to this special visit day for students who have received an offer of admission to the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, May 12, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT

Retail Services is excited to invite you to Leather Jacket Day on Thursday May 12th! This event allows you to purchase and customize your very own Waterloo leather jacket from the Waterloo Store while saving $60 off the regular price!

Express your originality and school spirit by designing your very own Waterloo jacket.

The jacket comes with the UWaterloo crest on the front (two options available - contact Waterloo Store for details). On the back “University of Waterloo” is proudly emboldened.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 — 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Want to get involved with FemPhys? Curious about what we do? Have a neat idea for an event this term? Come participate in our termly general meeting!

Everyone interested is welcome!

Meeting will be in PHY 308, located on the third floor of the Physics building on the south side.

Friday, May 6, 2016 — 12:00 PM EDT

Kitchener is a city with a rich history. Although it has only been recognized as a city since 1854, its roots may be traced back much further. Ancient rocks may be found in the buildings and surrounding landscape throughout this gorgeous city.

Join us on a tour through Kitchener's geological history, as displayed in it's buildings and other stonework. This is a rain or shine event, and we will meet in front of the Kitchener Public Library's Queen Street entrance.

Friday, April 29, 2016 (all day)

Interested in biology, research or science graduate studies?

Join us at the 2016 Biology Graduate Student Research Symposium to learn more about the unique research projects our grad students are working on. 

Lunch, snacks and beverages will be provided for registered guests.

Everyone is welcome to attend the research sessions and keynote lecture.

Thursday, April 28, 2016 — 4:00 PM EDT

Water and Sustainability: 21st century realities and the global groundwater crisis

Dr. Jay Famiglietti, University of California, Irvine and California Institute of Technology

Thursday, April 28, 2016 (all day)

The ​annual Water ​Institute’s ​Research ​Symposium ​is ​a ​one-day ​symposium ​that ​showcases ​the ​breadth ​of ​the ​University ​of ​Waterloo’s ​water ​research ​and ​provides ​an ​opportunity ​for ​organizations ​and ​individuals ​to ​interact ​with ​researchers ​and ​students.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 (all day)

The Sanofi Biogenius Challenge Canada (SBC) is a national, biotechnology research science competition for Canadian high school and CEGEP students.

They’re challenged to take on university-level research projects under the mentorship from local scientists and researchers, who help with research design, resources and data analysis.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 (all day)

The Sanofi Biogenius Challenge Canada (SBC) is a national, biotechnology research science competition for Canadian high school and CEGEP students.

They’re challenged to take on university-level research projects under the mentorship from local scientists and researchers, who help with research design, resources and data analysis.

Friday, April 1, 2016 — 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Jupiter and Saturn.

Professor David Ceperley, UIUC

Professor Ceperley, will describe how high performance computers are used to calculate the properties of hydrogen and helium under extreme conditions of temperature and pressure inside Jupiter and Saturn and thus help understand some of the most important objects in the Universe.

Friday, April 1, 2016 — 2:00 PM EDT

Chemical Hydrogeology: Importance for Aquitard Science and Implications

Dr. John CherryUniversity of Waterloo Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Adjunct Professor, University of Guelph and founder of the Adrian Lecture Series.

The lecture will be followed by a reception in the EIT foyer. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Cherry on winning the 2016 Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize. 

Everyone welcome!

Thursday, March 31, 2016 — 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
Velocity Fund Finals W16.

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.  

Join us for a jam packed day including: 


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