Events - September 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Robert Lemieux, Dean of the Faculty of Science, cordially invites you, faculty, staff, and alumni with family and friends, to attend the Science 60th Anniversary Alumni of Honour Award Celebration.

The Faculty of Science is pleased to continue its honoured tradition of recognizing individual alumni who have differentiated themselves as exceptional professionals and personal achievers. In honour of UW's 60th anniversary, the Faculty of Science will present an additional 10 Alumni of Honour Awards, adding to the 50 granted for our 50th anniversary at the inaugural award celebration in 2007.

Everyone welcome!

Please RSVP to Bonnie Fretz, Alumni Officer, Faculty of Science.

Friday, September 29, 2017 — 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM EDT

An information session, panel discussion with current grad students and a question and answer session.

Chat with professors and current graduate students during the poster session to find out more about our programs and exciting research topics.

Pizza lunch provided.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 — 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT

Humanitarian Robotics in Action

Patrick Meier, Ph.D., co-founder and exective director of WeRobotics and author of the book "Digital Humanitarians: How Big Data is Changing the Face of Humanitarian Action"

This lecture is part of the 2017 Stanley Knowles Humanitarian Service Award lecture series, hosted at the University of Waterloo by St. Paul's University College

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 — 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

Interested in pursuing a Master's or PhD after graduation? Want to learn more about what graduate studies is really like? 

Attend the Faculty of Science Graduate Open House! Come chat with professors and current grad students to find out more about our programs, the benefits of furthering your studies, and unique research opportunities. 

Friday, September 22, 2017 — 10:00 AM to Sunday, September 24, 2017 — 5:00 PM EDT

Stop by and speak to current Science students, admissions staff, and professors at the University of Waterloo booth at the Ontario Universities' Fair in downtown Toronto.

Find out more about what the Faculty of Science and the university have to offer. Look for the "Waterloo Science blue" T-shirts!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Science Cafe

This Science Café is one of the events organized by the University of Waterloo Library during Science Literacy Week. Aimed to promote public engagement with science in an informal, discussion-rich setting, this event will feature three postdocs from the Faculty of Science.

In addition to the individual’s research interest, the panel also highlights how and why a scientist’s research question is formulated. You will be able to network and gain insights into how to kickstart your next projects.

Free coffee and cookies on us!

Saturday, September 16, 2017 — 10:00 AM EDT

The Science Teaching Complex at the University of Waterloo invites our community through its doors as part of Doors Open Waterloo Region. Experience hands-on science activities and guided tours, listen to mini-lectures on various science topics, and meet with student clubs at this new home for Waterloo Science students that pro

Friday, September 15, 2017 — 2:30 PM EDT

Emerging Outcomes From a Cross-Disciplinary Doctoral Programme on Water Resource Systems

Günter Blöschl, director of the Centre for Water Resource Systems at the Vienna University of Technology, and chair of the Vienna Doctoral Programme on Water Resource Systems

Friday, September 15, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT

Learn how you can add international experience to your education and what opportunities you have on and off campus.

This fair is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are considering going abroad, or have already applied and want more information. 

Visit the Student Life Centre (SLC) in the Great Hall on Friday, September 15th, to:

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

The Office of Research will be hosting information sessions to help faculty members with upcoming NSERC Discovery grants.

Office of Research Discovery Information Sessions:


Light refreshment will be served.

Monday, September 11, 2017 — 3:40 PM EDT

Innovation, Incentives and Infrastructure in the Blue Economy 

Prof. Quentin Grafton, a professor of economics, UNESCO Chair in Water Economics and Transboundary Water Governance and director of the Centre for Water Economics, Environment and Policy (CWEEP) at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University

Saturday, September 9, 2017 — 11:00 AM EDT

Support the Team Quantum Mechanics' fight against cancer.

A team of University of Waterloo, IQC and Perimeter Institute members is participating in The Grand Ride which is supported by the Grand River Hospital Foundation.

Friday, September 8, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

The Office of Research will be hosting information sessions to help faculty members with upcoming NSERC RTI grants.

NSERC RTI Information Session:

1 session offered. RSVP to

Light refreshment will be served.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 — 2:30 PM EDT

Data instead of concrete? Exploring the potential of digitalization in urban drainage

Prof. Max Maurer, head of the Urban Water Management Department at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science & Technology  (Eawag)

Thursday, July 6, 2017 — 12:00 AM to Wednesday, September 6, 2017 — 11:59 PM EDT
Photo Contest Poster

Calling all graduate student photographers. The Faculty of Science is holding its first Science Graduate Student Photo Contest! From field-work to social activities, we want your photo to describe what life is like in Waterloo Science. Submissions will be used to help promote grad studies and the different elements of student experience across the Faculty and will be displayed in public materials, such as our website and brochures. Please review the below details before entering.

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