Events by month

June 2020

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

The Town Hall is an opportunity for Science leadership to listen to concerns from our Science community on racism and discrimination of all forms, from overt acts to those more unconscious in nature. The goal is for us to gain a better understanding of the problems facing Black, Indigenous and People of Colour. We hope to provide our Science Anti-Racism Taskforce with sufficient directions to formulate mitigation strategies so we may work together to become an inclusive academic society without racism.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 — 10:00 to 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, 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 10, 2020 — 12:00 to 12:40 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 — 10:00 to 11:00 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!

Friday, June 26, 2020 — 10:00 to 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.

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.

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