UWaterloo Community Events

Hello May

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.

June 7th is election day in Ontario. Join in on May 3 for an exciting and timely panel discussion with local Kitchener-Waterloo experts titled "Where Do Ontario Parties Stand on the Environment?" We'll be delving into key environmental issues in the upcoming Ontario election, as well looking into each party's environmental platform. Panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A period and time for networking.
Kitchener-Waterloo has always been a leader on environmental initiatives, from being the first to invent and adopt blue bin recycling to founding a national environmental magazine. Come out and meet like-minded professionals, students, local politicians and more on May 3rd. 
Experts:  Nicole Langlois - Divest Waterloo and Wellington Water Watchers and Mary Jane Patterson - Executive Director, Reep Green Solutions.


Meet your candidates! Kitchener Centre Meet the Candidates is May 23, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. John Church, Kitchener. Waterloo Meet the Candidates is May 29 at 6 p.m. in First United Church, Waterloo.

The Staff International Experience Fund (SIEF) is an opportunity for staff members to take part in an international experience which will broaden their professional perspectives on a global scale by enabling them to travel and learn with a UW partner institution. The next application deadline is May 14, 2018. 

Did you know that Renison University College offers a variety of non-degree language, culture, and spirituality programs, courses, and events available to everyone in the Kitchener-Waterloo community? Renison’s non-degree programs are diverse and far-reaching with offerings in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language, as well as events, workshops, and courses exploring faith and spirituality. Our language program consists of Chinese, Japanese and Korean language and culture courses covering topics such as basic to advanced language acquisition, Japanese and Chinese calligraphy, and much more. We invite you to know the world in a different way by joining a global community of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language learners and speakers!

Register for Spring 2018 language courses by May 4

For more information see our website or contact cape@uwaterloo.ca.

Do you wear Multifocal Contacts?  The Centre for Ocular Research & Education at the University of Waterloo is seeking participants for a daily-disposable multifocal contact lens study. If you wear multifocal contact lenses, you may be eligible! Participants get $170; max 7.0hrs over 2 weeks; 3-4 visits, all products provided. Day, evening & weekend appointments available. For more information visit our website at www.corestudies.ca/harp Have a question? -  email corestudies@uwaterloo.ca or call 519-888-4742 and mention HARP study.

University of Waterloo Fine Arts Presents MFA THESIS TWO, May 3-19, 2018. Opening Reception: Thursday, May 3 from 5:00–8:00 pm Gallery One: Aaron MacLean, “Provisional Zones. ”Provisional Zones is an immersive installation made mostly from found and discarded objects. Gallery Two hosts Tait Wilman’s “Search Party.” Search Party is an installation and video exploration of identity—how it is constructed, consumed, and what role the landscape plays in the formation of Canadian identity. Please join us in celebrating the work of these outstanding MFA candidates. Exhibitions are free and open to the public. uwag.uwaterloo.ca. Contact Ivan Jurakic, Director / Curator, ijurakic@uwaterloo.ca

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!

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.

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.

Spring workshops. Centre for Career Action is providing workshops and individual, confidential career advising at no cost to UW employees who are regular appointments or temporary contracts of one year or longer. Resume Tips will take place May 16 from 12 to 1 p.m. in TC 1208. Preparing for Interview questions takes place May 29 from 12 to 1 p.m. in TC 2218. Discovering your career values is being held June 13 from 12 to 1 in TC 2218. Learning the basics of LinkedIn will be held June 28 in TC 2218. Coffee and treats will be served and you are welcome to bring your lunch. Space may be limited so register early.

May is sexual assault prevention month. The Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region is offering several events to mark the month. Bowl with friends and family to raise funds for the counselling program on Saturday, May 26 at Kingpin Bowlounge, Kitchener.

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.

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