Events - February 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019 — 2:30 PM to 4:50 PM EST
3 minute thesis with a timer icon

Interested in research? Want to learn more about what our Science grad students are working on? Thinking of competing in the 3 Minute Thesis next year?

Join us to see how the participants use one slide and three minutes to present their research to a public audience.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST
Velocity Start logo

Want to learn how to make the perfect pitch? This is the Velocity Start workshop for you!

This week is all about perfecting your pitch. We will show you the different components of a pitch, and you will have the chance to practice informally with your peers.

Thursday, February 21, 2019 — 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST
Prospective high school students and parents listening to a presentation

If you're in Grade 10 and planning to attend university, you and your parents are invited to learn what you can do now to prepare. Registration is required.

Thursday, February 21, 2019 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
Lisa Willis headshot

NSERC now requires an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) statement on its applications and CIHR wants to know how you are incorporating sex and gender into your research but most faculty don't even know what EDI is. 

Join Prof. Lisa Willis for a seminar on including EDI into your grants, reference letters, hiring practices and managing trainees.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 — 9:00 AM to 6:15 PM EST

Waterloo Women's Wednesdays (W3) is pleased to announce W3 REPRESENTS, an interdisciplinary research symposium taking place on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 (Reading Week). This unique event represents the research and ideas of University of Waterloo affiliated women-identified and non-binary faculty, staff, graduates and postdocs from a variety of disciplines. W3 REPRESENTS offers a full day of panels, posters, and socializing.

Saturday, February 16, 2019 — 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST
children in mining hats

children in mining hatsJoin us in the Earth Sciences Museum on Saturday February 16th for free fun drop-in programs for kids and their families! We will be hosting two sessions during the day. Dinosaurs and Fossils in the morning and Rocks and Minerals in the afternoon.

Monday, February 11, 2019 — 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST

Sometimes the first step to career success is simply knowing what you have to offer. This Career Advisor-facilitated workshop teaches you to identify the skills that set you apart and gives you the confidence you need to speak to your strengths.

Monday, February 11, 2019 — 8:30 AM to Sunday, February 24, 2019 — 12:00 AM EST
Waterloo Science mascot Arriba the Amoeba

After years of welcoming incoming students, Secret Science Dances and showing her support for Thrive Week, Arriba is ready for a new adventure, which leaves the Faculty of Science in need of a new mascot.

Friday, February 8, 2019 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EST

Robert Lemieux, Dean of the Faculty of Science, cordially invites faculty, staff, alumni, family and friends, to attend the Science Alumni Recognition Awards Reception.

Friday, February 8, 2019 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST
April Pawluk headshot

Join April Pawluk for an informal discussion on her career path, and careers in science publishing.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST
Calendar and sand timer

Do you have difficulty planning ahead for your exams or leaving studying for exams to the last minute? In Science, you typically have multiple midterms and exams scheduled in close proximity to one another.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 — 6:30 PM EST
Student looking through telescope

Escape the mid-winter blahs and visit the Observatory during the February public tour!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST
President Feridun Hamdullahpur speaks to a gathering of students.

The President's Pop-up Café offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to sit down with President Feridun Hamdullahpur and other university leaders to have an informal discussion on anything and everything that has to do with your time at Waterloo and beyond.

Monday, February 4, 2019 — 7:00 PM EST
Aerial cuvette centrale from space, NASA, Roberta Bondar
In commemoration of the Ramsar agreement, the Ecohydrology Research Group and University of Waterloo invites you to attend an evening public lecture by Dianna Kopansky, the Global Peatlands Initiative Coordinator, UN Environment.

Friday, February 1, 2019 — 9:30 AM to 11:20 AM EST
Let's Talk Science volunteer does a chemistry experiment with 3 children in front of Kitchener City Hall.

Science Outreach visits K-12 classrooms and community events in groups of Let’s Talk Science volunteers, to deliver hands-on activities that encourage scientific discovery. Science Outreach also hosts high school groups on campus for labs. This is a great opportunity for you to develop communication and teamwork skills!