Events - 2021

Monday, December 13, 2021 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Meet with experts who have taken their academic experience and found opportunities to bring quantum to market. As part of this panel, they will discuss their personal pathway into commercialization including challenges and lessons learned.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM GMT

Friesen Lecture with Sir Mark Walport

Thursday, December 2, 2021 — 4:00 PM EST
Thursday, December 2, 2021 — 4:00 PM EST

Professor Adrian Lupascu

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Institute for Quantum Computing

We are happy to be holding our third Optics and Photonics Seminar on Thursday, Dec. 2nd, at 4:00 pm. Adrian is interested in the quantum dynamics of various types of physical systems and the application of quantum effects to build new types of detectors and quantum information processors. He will be giving us a talk on quantum control of three level systems implanted using superconducting devices.

Thursday, November 25, 2021 — 4:00 PM GMT

Meet graduate student researchers from science, engineering, and mathematics and hear how they discovered quantum information science, found their way into research, and how the skills they gained in their undergraduate studies are helping them develop the next generation of quantum technology.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST

Calling all Alumni and Friends!

Welcome to our Sci Talks... a great online event featuring some of our very own science alumni.  This edition of Sci Talks takes on a chemistry focus as we highlight our chemistry and biochemistry alumni discussing projects close to their heart.

Our host for this Sci Talks is Alan Viau, PhD '84 (chemistry)

Friday, November 19, 2021 — 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST

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Registration for this event is now closed as we excitedly prepare for Friday!

The Department of Physics and Astronomy will host 115 girls (female, non-binary and trans) currently in Grades 7 and 8 for an online day of activities to engage in the exploration of physics.

Thursday, November 18, 2021 — 2:00 PM EST
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The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences Proudly Presents:

Beth Parker, PhD, University of Guelph

Saturday, November 13, 2021 — 11:00 AM to 4:10 PM EST

The Fusion Conference merges knowledge from science, business, and technology fields through a unique theme each year. This year’s conference theme revolves around Advances and Emerging Opportunities in Financial Technology!

Thursday, November 4, 2021 — 1:30 PM GMT

Virtually connect with supports in the Faculty of Science for preparing your scholarship application to NSERC or CIHR. This presentation provides a brief overview of application’s written requirements, with tips on content development from:

  • Associate Dean Grad Studies – Martin Ross
  • Research Development Officer – Kim Arnold
  • Faculty of Science Grad Chairs

Following the presentation, detailed templates will be available from the Grad Chairs or Kim Arnold.

Monday, November 1, 2021 — 2:00 PM EDT
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IQC presents Chanda Prescod-Weinstein in conversation with Kayleigh Platz

Thursday, October 28, 2021 — 2:30 PM EDT

Join alum Juan Miguel Arrazola, PhD ’15, as he shares his career journey and talks about current research.

Juan Miguel Arrazola is currently leading the quantum algorithms team at Xanadu, a quantum computing company located in Toronto. Prior to joining Xanadu in 2017, Arrazola worked as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore. He holds an MSc in Physics from the University of Toronto and a PhD in Physics (Quantum Information) from the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, October 28, 2021 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
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Thinking of applying to graduate school in Science this year or next? Attend our second information session for tips and tricks on how to ace your grad applications. Prof. Martin Ross, the Faculty of Science Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, will give the talk. After his presentation you will have the opportunity to ask him questions and then breakoff into rooms with our department, school, and institute admission coordinators and faculty members to ask more specific questions.

Friday, October 22, 2021 — 11:30 AM EDT

"Why School Environment Matters and What You Can Do About It"

Speaker: Dr. Vikram Patel, The Pershing Square Professor of Global Health, Harvard Medical School

Thursday, October 7, 2021 — 2:30 PM EDT

Join alum Corey Rae McRae, PhD ’18, as she shares her career journey and talks about current research.

Corey Rae McRae is the director of the Boulder Cryogenic Quantum Testbed, as well as a research associate at the University of Colorado Boulder and NIST Boulder. Her research focuses on materials and metrology for superconducting quantum computing. McRae grew up in London, ON, and received her PhD from IQC in 2018 from Matteo Mariantoni's group. She credits her research success to cold calling and not being afraid to get in over her head.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 — 1:30 PM to 3:45 PM EDT

Faculty members, Research staff, Safety Office staff, Research Ethics staff, and Information Systems & Technology staff involved in research using biological, chemical, radiological, or nuclear materials or technology are invited to join Public Safety Canada (PSC) for the Safeguarding science workshop.

Friday, September 24, 2021 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
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GAME ON! Calling all Science alumni - time to take on the Mathies!

Friday, September 24, 2021 — 12:00 PM to Saturday, September 25, 2021 — 4:00 PM EDT
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Grab your Waterloo gear and get ready to celebrate! We've got a full weekend of virtual entertainment, learning opportunities, and stories from campus for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Register today and join us to celebrate your Warrior pride with classmates, friends and family.

Thursday, August 19, 2021 — 12:00 PM EDT
Quantum Today: Dimension Reductions in Quantum Key Distribution

Join Twesh Upadhyaya, MSc student at the University of Waterloo’s Department of Physics & Astronomy and Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), in conversation with scientific outreach manager John Donohue.

Monday, August 16, 2021 — 8:30 AM to Friday, August 20, 2021 — 8:30 PM EDT
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Thursday, June 24, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
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WatSolve has invited Conor Mlacak, VP of Technology at Loblaw Companies Limited, to answer questions about his career journey, work-life balance, mentorship, and consulting from the perspective of a C-Level Executive.

Saturday, June 19, 2021 — 4:00 PM EDT
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The University of Waterloo is proud to honour the many accomplishments of our 2021 graduates and will mark this milestone with live online convocation ceremonies.

Graduands, family, friends and the University community are invited to attend by registering for the Faculty of Science convocation ceremony on June 19th at 4PM.

Thursday, May 27, 2021 — 3:00 PM to Monday, May 31, 2021 — 7:00 PM EDT

We've partnered with Women in Engineering to get University of Waterloo community members access to a free screening of Picture A Scientist - a documentary raising visibility around gender bias and racism in science.

Following the film screening period, the Undergraduate Science Society will be hosting a discussion open to all students, faculty, and staff members who would like to share their thoughts.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 — 7:00 PM EDT
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 Come meet our newest faculty members

The Faculty of Science is proud to announce a new, complimentary online lecture series that highlights the incredible new talent in our midst.  Over the coming months, we will be hosting a series of talks from a wide range of topics that introduce you to our latest lecturers, researchers and future stars of the Faculty.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 — 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
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