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UWaterloo Community Events

Hello September!

Here is a summary of some of the many upcoming events, activities, and opportunities for UWaterloo staff. If anyone has any events they would like to share in these monthly communications, please send them to lbolger@uwaterloo.ca.

Community and professional education courses are open to everyone this fall at Renison University College. Learn Everyday Japanese, Korean, Chinese at Renison this fall. Register by September 7.

Quantum + opportunity. Big Ideas for Little Minds. Chris Ferrie, author of “Quantum Physics for Babies” will take you through an historical journey with his coming of age with digital software and what that experience granted him. Register at uwaterloo.ca/iqc/events/entangled-series. Thursday, September 13, 7:00 p.m. at QNC 0101.

W3 is hosting a Meet and Greet for women and non-binary people at UWaterloo on Wednesday, September 26. Watch for location and time details.

Hatha Flow Yoga with Joshua (Kunga) Webster This term the UW Workplace Yoga Program is offering a free weekly yoga class to UW staff. Visit http://bit.ly/WorkplaceYogaProgram for more details and to join the mailing list. Check out all the free activities for Waterloo staff funded by the Staff Excellence Fund. https://uwaterloo.ca/healthy-workplace/campus-resources/activities-staff

The Sustainability Office is excited to announce the fall term dates for their Sustainability Certificate to all University employees. This series of in-class courses is intended to help Waterloo embed sustainability into campus culture, one of the major goals of the University’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy. This series includes seven modules that cover key local and global sustainability issues, what Waterloo is doing, and tools and resources for employees to integrate sustainability into their own departments, homes, and beyond. The certificate was first piloted during the winter term and offered to the general public over the spring term, with nearly 100 employees having started or completed the certificate to date. For more information and to register for the fall term, please visit the Sustainability Certificate website.

Healthy Workplace is hosting a seminar for all staff this month. Brown Bag Lunch and Learn: Helping Your Child Succeed at School on Wednesday, September 19, from noon – 1 p.m. in EC5 – 1111. During this session, participants will learn how they can play a role in their child’s success in school, how they can encourage and engage their child in school, how to help with homework, understanding their child’s natural abilities, and what learning style best suits their child. This session will also look at what resources are available to yourself and your child to ensure success. Space is limited, so please complete our registration form to attend. Feel free to bring your own lunch.

UW Fitness is offering several specialized once weekly small group exercise programs for UW Staff and Faculty in addition to our regular twice weekly Small Group Personal Training. Thanks to funding from the UW Staff Association’s Staff Excellence Fund, UW Staff receive a 50% discount on all “Learn To” programs AND Small Group Personal Training sessions!  Take advantage of the private on campus facility under the guidance of our certified staff. Please see our website for more details and scheduling at https://uwaterloo.ca/uw-fitness/fitness-appraisal-and-training-services/staff-and-faculty-small-group-training. Email fitness@uwaterloo.ca to register or call ext. 36841 for more information. Spaces are limited and new programs are starting soon so sign up ASAP!

CORE is currently seeking children ages 7-12 years old who wear glasses/contacts to participate in an exciting new daily disposable, contact lens research study here at the University of Waterloo (with ethics clearance). All study contacts and glasses will be provided. Receive up to $370 for up to 7 visits over 6-12 months. For more information visit our website at https://corestudies.ca/current-studies/children/new-contact-lens-study-for-children-study-id-keyboard/. Have a question? -  email corestudies@uwaterloo.ca or call 519-888-4742

On the last Friday of each month, everyone is invited to explore the exciting arts, culture and cuisine of Waterloo's uptown core. From delicious dinner specials and exciting community events, to great music and art exhibits, each Final Friday has something new to experience.

Community and professional education courses are open to everyone this fall at Renison University College. Learn Everyday Japanese, Korean, Chinese at Renison this fall. Register by September 7. Reconciliation: Implication for Settler Peoples also offered by registering before August 31, 2018.

Doors Open Waterloo Region is taking place Saturday, September 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 34 sites, including many on campus, to visit. Free admission. Talks, exhibits, hands-on activities and more. Map and guide in The Record on Sept. 8 or at libraries, museums and community centres. www.regionofwaterloo.ca/doorsopen

UW’s Department of Music at Conrad Grebel University College invites all staff to join most of the 8 ensembles that it sponsors and organizes. Auditions for fall are open for registration September 6 to 21.

President and Vice-Chancellor Feridun Hamdullahpur is hosting a special President’s Lecture featuring UW’s new Chancellor, Dominic Barton on Friday, September 21 at 9:30 a.m. in Hagey Hall. Mr. Barton will share insights and reflections on the global economy and on UW’s position as a leader in global innovation. Free, but please register.

Reunion 2018 is Saturday, September 22 for all past and present UW’ers.  

Happy fall term, Groovers! Cindy is very excited to be bringing Groove to campus again in the Fall term 2018!  “Last month, I was privileged to attend the Groove Designer-in-Training Retreat in Montreal … spending that much time with other Groovers from around the world was epic.” Watch for dates and locations coming soon. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Cindy Howe, ext. 33084.

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