Events - 2019

Friday, December 6, 2019 — 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EST
Ecohydrology Research Symposium Poster

Join the Ecohydrology Research Group on Friday, December 6th for an Ecohydrology Research Symposium in celebration of the years of impactful research conducted by Dr. Philippe Van Cappellen, his students and colleagues, past and present.

Thursday, December 5, 2019 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EST
Woman giving presentation to classroom of students

Thinking of applying to graduate school in Science this year or next? Attend our information session for tips and tricks on how to ace your grad applications. Prof. Shawn Wettig, the Faculty of Science Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, will give the talk.

Saturday, November 30, 2019 (all day)

two students investigating crystals 

The Department of Physics and Astronomy, as part of the HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 campaign, is hosting 125 students in Grades 7 and 8 for free hands-on activity workshops, inspiring talks, and a panel discussion, to encourage and engage girls in exploring physics. registration is now closed for this event.

Monday, November 25, 2019 — 7:30 PM EST
Giraffes and 1950s car in savannah.

Join us to celebrate Dr. Anne Innis Dagg's recent honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Science. We are thrilled to offer a free screening of "The Woman Who Loved Giraffes", a documentary about her life and research, and an audience Q&A with Dr. Innis Dagg, moderated by Dr. Barb Katzenback. Registration required.

Thursday, November 21, 2019 — 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EST
headshot of Carey Bissonnette

Please join us as we celebrate the wonderful life of Carey Bissonnette

This memorial reception will bring together family, friends, students and colleagues as we honour a man who inspired over two decades of uWaterloo scientists.

Monday, November 11, 2019 — 7:40 AM EST
Image of mercury in transit.

Update: 11/10, 8:00 PM - Event postponed due to poor weather forecast. Please do not attend at this time. Updates (if applicable) will be posted.

Safely watch Mercury glide across the Sun for the last time until 2032!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 — 7:00 PM EST

Come visit the observatory during the November public tour!

  • Presentation at 7:00 PM in PHY 150
  • Telescope viewing at 7:30 PM (access from 3rd floor of PHY)
Saturday, November 2, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
Science ambassador talking to prospective students at the fall open house.

Join us for our Fall Open House on Saturday, November 2nd. Find out more about the programs you're interested in, visit our residences, take a campus tour, learn about co-op, speak with Waterloo professors and students, and more! Learn more and register here.

Friday, November 1, 2019 — 2:00 PM EDT

Dr. Ian Clark

Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Ottawa

Environmental isotopes in aquitard research: Are we finding solutions for nuclear waste isolation?

Saturday, October 26, 2019 — 1:30 PM EDT

Unveiling an International Masterpiece!

The Department of Chemistry and the Faculty of Science welcome all alumni, friends and family to a very special occasion as we celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table.

Saturday, October 26, 2019 — 10:30 AM EDT
Row of colourful luminescent beakers

Join us on October 26th for an extravaganza of hands-on science discovery for school-age kids.

Friday, October 25, 2019 — 12:00 PM to Saturday, October 26, 2019 — 5:00 PM EDT

Visit the University of Waterloo Earth Sciences Museum for our annual Gem and Mineral Show!  

Friday October 25th: 12 noon - 6 p.m.
Saturday October 26th: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  

Join us on the first and second floors of the EIT building for two days of gems, minerals, fossils and jewellery.

Friday, October 25, 2019 — 10:00 AM EDT
UWaterloo mace lays on the table in front of two hands shaking

Congratulations! Convocation is a special time to celebrate all of your achievements with family and friends. The highlight of convocation occurs when graduating students receive their academic hoods, are called to the stage by name, and are presented with their official diplomas.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 — 12:30 PM EDT
Gairdner logo

This event is at capacity, thank you for your interest!

Grade 11 and 12 Biology teachers, bring your class to the University of Waterloo on October 23, 2019 to hear Canada Gairdner International Award Winner Dr. Bruce Stillman speak about his team's biomedical research and its impact on the world: "Inheritance of your DNA: Passing On Genes And Other Information".

Thursday, October 17, 2019 — 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

A panel presentation and discussion for Waterloo faculty, staff, and students examining the barriers and strategies associated with vaccination programs:

Saturday, October 5, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
HSC Community Education Forum

Hearts Full of Hope

For the first time since the disease was identified by Dr. George Huntington in 1872, there is hope for treatments that target the root cause of HD, providing the HD Community with "hearts full of hope." 

Friday, October 4, 2019 — 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics Logo
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

It's time for a little Boston Cheer!

Calling all Boston-area Science alumni!

We'd love for you to join us for Happy Hour at Beerworks No 3 (Boston/Canal).  Reminisce with us about your time at Waterloo, network with fellow classmates and hear all the latest news from your alma mater.  We will be partnering with our Engineering friends, so we can expect a lively crowd!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM GMT
Biology student scooping algae; optometry student in the lab; water collaborative program students sampling the river.

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

Monday, September 23, 2019 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM MST
GSA 2019, 22-25 September, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Join us for a cocktail reception!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Dale Martin headshot

The Waterloo Public Library welcomes one and all for a public lecture on diseases of the brain, featuring Dr. Dale Martin of the University of Waterloo.

Breaking Bad Proteins of the Brain

Monday, August 12, 2019 — 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Night sky and telescope on grass.

**While the lecture portion of this event is officially sold out, I encourage anyone interested to show up and join the waiting line, as there is a good possibility we will still be able to accommodate you.**

Explore the night sky with astronomers from the Faculty of Science and Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. The Perseids meteor shower will be at its most spectacular, so let's gather to learn something and then enjoy the view! We will meet first at 7:30pm in the nearby Optometry building for a short lecture by the Department of Physics and Astronomy's Prof. Mike Hudson on "Cosmic Mirages: seeing dark matter with gravitational lenses". 

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 — 8:30 PM EDT

Come visit the observatory during the August public tour!

  • Presentation at 8:30 PM in PHY 150
  • Telescope viewing at 9:00 PM (access from 3rd floor of PHY)
Thursday, July 18, 2019 — 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM EDT
Velocity Fund Finals $5K Poster

The Velocity Fund is a pitch competition, held three times a year, for startups and aspiring entrepreneurs to win a share of $20,000 in funding. Join us for the Velocity Fund Finals $5K on July 18 from 11:00am – 2:30pm.

We encourage you to register to reserve your spot in the audience today!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
silhouettes of people networking - blue and white

 Interested in applying to the New Frontiers or NSERC Alliance grant, but still looking for research partners?

The Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation (WICI) and the Faculty of Science are hosting an interdisciplinary research networking lunch in DC 1301 from 12 - 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17th, in conjunction with the information webinar being hosted by the Office of Research from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in DC 1302. 


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