Events - 2020

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 — 10:00 AM EDT
Headshot of Betty Zou

Manager of Research Communications Betty Zou emerged from her Ph.D at the University of Toronto as an expert in molecular and microbiology with a Vanier Canada scholarship to her name and exemplary communications skills. She decided to put those communications skills to good use by helping to open the world of science to the general public. 

Thursday, July 9, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
WIN & WatCo Intellectual Property Series with cartoon man sitting at computer.

Did you know that the top five most valuable brands in the world in 2018 are all technology companies? According to Forbes the most valuable brand in the world in 2018 was Apple (#1) with an estimated value of nearly $183 Billion dollars. By comparison, Coca-Cola's (#6) brand value in 2018 was over $57 Billion.

Come to the Trademark presentation and learn how to use this form of Intellectual Property (IP) protection to build the brand value of your technology or Start-Up.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 — 10:00 AM EDT
Q & A advisory Hub with two thought bubbles

Interested in entrepreneurship and science? Have an idea? Come by and chat with our Science Innovation Hub (SIH) Advisory team to get some feedback!

Monday, June 29, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Event poster with images of all 3 speakers and their talk titles on June 29th at 1 pm on WebEx.

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology Member Seminar Series is a monthly event that showcases the incredible work by faculty members, students and researchers in the institute. This seminar series will highlight Prof. Melanie Campbell and two of her students - Peter Neathway and Yunyi Qiu. The Campbell optic's lab researches the human eye, optical systems and disease diagnosis.

Friday, June 26, 2020 — 10:00 AM EDT
Headshot of Senjuti Saha holding a sign reading Science by and for the many, not the few.

Scientist Senjuti Saha spends her days in Bangladesh working to address systemic inequalities across the public health sector and basic scientific research. She’s been honoured for her work as a Gates Goalkeeper by the Gates Foundation and has recently thrown her considerable strength behind the fight against COVID-19 in her community.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Hypervalent Iodine Virtual Symposium

Welcome to the Hypervalent Iodine Virtual Symposium!

The Murphy Lab at the University of Waterloo is pleased to invite you to join this virtual symposium on hypervalent iodine chemistry. The goal of this virtual symposium is to bring together leading researchers in the field with those who are interested in hypervalent iodine research. Please register and enjoy the seminars!

Thursday, June 18, 2020 — 1:00 PM EDT
The Post COVID-19 Reboot June 18 1:00 pm Viral detection and mitigation

This research-focused webinar looks at recently developed biotechnology to address COVID-19 and other health challenges. This includes vaccine development, improving screening with artificial intelligence, building better biosensors and imagers with nanoscience, and the worldwide COVID-19 collaborations in which the University is participating.

Thursday, June 18, 2020 (all day)
Virtual Velocity Fund Pitch Competition June 18, 2020 on flickering fluorescence background

On June 18th, Velocity Incubator will host its first ever virtual Velocity Fund Pitch Competition (VVFPC). There is up to $400,000 worth of pre-seed investment available at this event.

Monday, June 15, 2020 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Poster event for talk given by Nathaniel Smith and Professor Matthew Jordan on June 15 at 2 pm available on WebEx

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology presents a Seminar Series talk by UWaterloo Chemistry graduate student Nathaniel Smith and McMaster University teaching Professor Matthew Jordan.

Friday, June 12, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
WIN & WatCo Intellectual Property Series with cartoon man sitting at a computer.

Did you know that software code is protected by Copyright? Have you paid someone to write code for you? If so, did you ask them to waive their Moral rights to the code?

Come to the Copyright talk and learn about the different forms of Copyright protection, how to use it to commercialize your technology, and how it may affect you and your software.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 — 3:00 PM EDT
June 10, 2020 3 PM Understanding a Paper with newspaper icon

A key skill to have as a scientist is to be able to digest new information rapidly. In this workshop we'll dive into the essentials of how to read a paper.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 12:40 PM EDT
Illustration of virus

In the wake of COVID-19, many in the Waterloo community are overwhelmed with questions and uncertainty about the pandemic and its effects on our well-being, health and economy. University of Waterloo experts are available to share their knowledge and answer questions from the community.

Thursday, June 4, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
WIN & WatCo Intellectual Property Series poster with cartoon man sitting at a computer

A case study which explores aspects of how to use the main forms of Intellectual Property (IP) protection to commercialize technology. This is an interactive case study that allows the participants to experience a realistic situation where they get to see how IP can be applied to protect and commercialize a potentially valuable technology created by a group of university students.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 — 10:00 AM EDT
Q & A advisory Hub with two thought bubbles

Interested in entrepreneurship and science? Have an idea? Come by and chat with our Science Innovation Hub (SIH) Advisory team to get some feedback!

Thursday, May 28, 2020 — 2:00 PM EDT
Headshot of Prof. Joseph Bondy-Denomy

Prof. Joseph Bondy-Denomy may have first become known for his discovery of anti-CRISPRs during his Ph.D work at the University of Toronto, but these days he’s proving himself to be nothing less than prolific as he runs his own research group at the University of California San Francisco. He’s since expanded into the entrepreneurial space as a co-founder of Acrigen Biosciences, translating his one-of-a-kind anti-CRISPR expertise into technological applications.

Thursday, May 21, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
WIN and WatCo Intellectual Property Series poster with cartoon of man sitting at a computer

This session covers the basics of Intellectual Property (IP) protection with a focus on patents. You'll learn about the different types of IP protection available and some of the most common pitfalls to avoid. Hear how IP is used to commercialize technology through licensing or start-up creation.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Join the conversation Wednesday March 20 1:30-3:00 pm with Image of UW president on laptop

Join the conversation at the President's Virtual Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.
The University of Waterloo continues to look forward through the uncertainty COVID-19 has created for our institution and the world beyond. To help answer questions and bring our community together once again, we will be hosting a President’s Virtual Town Hall via interactive livestream.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 — 3:00 PM EDT
May 13, 2020 3 PM Science in the Media with a syringe and microphone icons

The media often covers the results from published papers to provide information to the general public. We’ll be looking at a recently published academic paper and examine how three different Canadian media pieces covered it.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 — 10:00 AM EDT
Q & A advisory Hub with two thought bubbles

Interested in entrepreneurship and science? Have an idea? Come by and chat with our Science Innovation Hub (SIH) Advisory team to get some feedback!

Monday, March 30, 2020 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
2 students in graduation hats

Students of the Science graduating class of 2020 are invited to join special Alumni guest Kelly Meissner (BSc '01); Science professors and staff; and Associate Deans of Science, as they offer congratulations, celebrate your achievements, and share inspiring words of advice as you prepare to graduate.


Wednesday, March 25, 2020 — 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
beer mugs

Back by popular demand! 

Our professors had such a great time in Toronto last year,  they insisted on a second round!

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
WIN Seminar Series Mike Fleischauer

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology is pleased to present a Seminar Series talk by Professor Mike Fleischauer, an Associate Research at the NRC-Nanotechnology Research Centre (NRC-NANO, Edmonton), an adjunct professor of Physics at the University of Alberta, and on the City of Edmonton’s Energy Transition Advisory Committee.

Friday, March 6, 2020 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST
2019 Alumni Achievement Awards

Robert Lemieux, Dean of the Faculty of Science, cordially invites all faculty, staff, alumni and friends to attend our annual Science Alumni Achievement Awards Reception.

Friday, March 6, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST
Fiona Brinkmann

Alumnus Fiona Brinkman, PhD FRSC, (BSc Biochemistry '90) will be awarded Distinguished Alumni Award  at 3:00 pm, Friday, March 6, 2020, at the University Club. Dr. Brinkman is Distinguished Professor in Bioinformatics and Genomics at Simon Fraser University, most known for R&D of widely-used computer software that aids more integrative analyses of microbe and human genomics data.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 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.


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