Weekly updates - March 8, 2017

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Weekly updates - March 8, 2017

General updates

GBDA specific updates

MDEI specific updates


Stratford IT and Equipment Loans:

Single-sided Printer Queues!

You asked for it, we got it! There are now single-sided printer queues on uPrint for the Stratford Campus. Once you are in uPrint and on the "Choose a Printer" page, look for mediaprint2\smc-print1-clr-s-s (Colour Single Sided) and mediaprint2\smc-print1-bw-s-s (Black and White Single Sided)

Employer Information Sessions – Main Campus

Employer Information Sessions are open to all students. Please note that some sessions are open to both graduating and co-op/internship students, while others are for graduating students only.

Be sure to register for the info session that you will be attending.

Changes to Undergraduate Student Email - Mass move of all Undergraduate Students:

At the conclusion of the Winter 2017 term, all undergraduate students who have not yet activated their Office 365 accounts will be migrated from mailservices to Office 365 automatically. There may be a small window when you will be unable to log into your email accounts while your Office 365 account is being activated and your mailservices account is being moved. You will not lose any email sent to you We will be able to provide you with more specific times of email unavailability closer to the move date.

Important dates for ALL Undergraduate Students:

  • April 26 - ALL undergraduate students will have their email forwarding changed to, and they will no longer be able to change this in WatIAm. Students may setup forwarding rules from within Office 365 to forward to an off-campus account. However, please be aware that the University is currently reviewing the email forwarding policy.

Important dates for Undergraduate Students still using MailServices:

  • April 3 - The Opt-in student-activation of Office 365 will end, anyone remaining will be bulk moved at the end of the term.
    If you are using the Opt-in option before the bulk move and would like help to activate your account and migrate your mail
  • April 26 – Your forwarding address in WatIAM will be changed to and a final sync of your mailbox to Office 365 will be completed
    • To access your email after this use: using
    • Your Mailservices account will be disabled

Additional information:

Questions or concerns? Please contact the IST Service Desk, or ext. 44357.

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Stratford Campus Life


In addition to the existing project rooms and open spaces that are open to all students for study and collaborative work, we would like to encourage you to use the following spaces as well on a first come first served basis:

On campus:

  • DMS 1008 Accelerator Centre Boardroom (Tuesdays and Fridays only)
  • Accelerator Centre open area 
  • DMS 1013 Engage Lab
  • DMS 2129 and 2136 Mac Labs
  • DMS 3036
  • DMS 3018 for quiet study

Off Campus:

  • Stratford Public Library, 19 St. Andrew's Street,
    • Quiet study space (7 spots)
    • Individual study carrels (4)
    • 5 tables with 4 chairs each for group project work
    • Collaborative space (for 4 people) with couch and bean bag chair
    • Auditorium for larger and 'louder' discussions (needs to be reserved)

Busing for students living in Stratford

In addition to the regular Tuesday and Friday shuttles, which are open to all students space permitting, we will provide the following service on a trial basis for this term. The bus service will begin with one small bus per return trip (24 passengers):


  • Departure Stratford Campus 5:15PM - Arrival UW Campus 6pm (Drop and pick up in Waterloo at the Hagey Hall bus layover)
  • Departure UW Campus 11pm - Arrival Stratford Campus 11:45PM


  • Departure Stratford Campus 11am - Arrival UW Campus 11:45AM
  • Departure UW Campus 7PM - Arrival Stratford Campus 7:45PM

There is no charge for this service and no sign-up is required (it is on a first come- first serve basis).

3rd Floor Quiet Room

Please remember that this space is for QUIET study and work. There are many spaces on campus available for groups to gather and for students to socialize.

The Quiet Room is for those that wish to study independently in a quiet atmosphere.

Smoking on campus

A reminder that smoking is not permitted at the front entrance of our campus, and those smoking must be at least 10ft from all other entrance doors to the building. With the winter weather, it has been noticed that students are smoking under the overhang at the front doors – this is not permitted.

​From the Counselling Corner


Stop, Take a Moment and Breathe - Opportunities to de-stress, focus and calm your mind

TUESDAYS WITH LINDA - 12:30-12:50PM   

Join us in the Quiet Room on the 3rd floor, room 3018 for a short, 20 minute, guided practice. See for yourself how mindful meditation can help calm, relax and renew.

Contact Linda with any questions or to book an individual consultation

Connect with us!

There are lots of ways you can connect with the Stratford Campus for updates, event information, and more.

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For information regarding all events and activities happening at the Stratford Campus, please visit the events calendar online.

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Employer Information Session - Integrated Auto

Don't miss this great opportunity to network with the executives from Integrated Auto and learn about the full time UX/UI role they're hiring for. Lunch will be provided. Please review the job description and attend the session prepared. 

Where - 2022/2024 Stratford Campus
When - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Thursday, March 16th 

City of Stratford logoCommunity Logo Design Competition

Stratford ON: Use your design skills to create a community logo that Stratford community groups, agencies, sports associations, teams and businesses can use or incorporate into their existing logos and brands! 

Representatives of the City’s 2017 Sesquicentennial Ad-Hoc Committee, Communities in Bloom Advisory Committee, Heritage Stratford and Stratford’s of the World Ontario Committee are offering you this exciting contest opportunity to create a community logo. 

The purpose of the contest is to design a community logo that can be used by Stratford based groups. The community logo can be used online, in print, on uniforms and jerseys. Flexibility is a key requirement in the design of the community logo. 

The design of a community logo is not to replace the City of Stratford’s Dramatically Different logo which will continue to be used as the corporate identity for City Departments. The community logo is an additional option for community groups to use to create a consistent brand and to create awareness of Stratford. 

Designs for a community logo can be hand-drawn but must be submitted electronically along with a completed Entry Form. Contest rules and entry form are attached. 

You could win:

  • Recognition by the City for your design
  • A framed sample of your winning design
  • Cash prizes:  
    • 1st Place -  $1,000
    • 2nd Place -    $500
    • 3rd Place -    $250

The Deadline for submitting entries is before 4:30 p.m. March 31, 2017.

A decision of the First, Second and Third Place winning entries is set for the end of April, 2017 and announced as part of the July 1st Sesquicentennial Events.

For further information contact: Dave Gaffney at 519-272-5445 or

Housing Showcase 2017

March 21, 2017 - 12:00 PM

The Housing Showcase provides students and landlords with the opportunity to meet and discuss housing opportunities. Open to current students and area landlords interested in connecting.


Climate Change Game Jam @ WLU

Create Games, Combat Climate Change, & Apply for a Summer Job All At One Jam

Are you interested in helping to change the world through games? The Brantford Games Network lab (BGNlab) at Wilfrid Laurier University is hosting a Climate Change Game Jam on March 18th and 19th with funding from the Government of Ontario. There are two ways you can participate:

1. Ontario university and college students who are in game-related programs:

Join us at the Brantford Games Network lab (BGNlab), which is on the Wilfrid Laurier University campus in downtown Brantford, for two-days of creating games that combat climate change. Following the jam, 12 students (2 of which can be graduate students) will have the opportunity to work at the BGNlab throughout the summer of 2017 to fully develop prototypes from the ideas generated from this game jam. These will be paid positions, 20 hours a week for 12 weeks, in Brantford, Ontario. Applications for these summer positions will be taken at the Game Jam and interviews and portfolio reviews will take place during the Jam. If possible, all of the positions will be filled by students who attend the Game Jam. Sign up and find more info here.

2. Schools, libraries, family, and friends across the world:

You can host a remote site and join in on the jam from your school, library, game store, or even your home! A site could be a class, a group of friends, a game lab, a family, or just you! We will be livestreaming our initial briefing at 9AM EST on Saturday, March 18. We will also record it, so if you can't join us live, you will have it available. We will also be sending out other briefing materials prepared by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change. Then you'll be off to make games that can change the world! These can be digital, analog, or live action games. Sign up as a remote site here.

Whether you're in-person or remote, we hope you'll join us in creating games that can protect the environment and combat climate change!

National Survey of Student Engagement

Survey Start Date:  Thursday Feb 9, 2017      
Survey End Date:  Tuesday April 4, 2017

National Survey of Student Engagement

NEXTGEN Dinner Series 2017

Breaking into the industry can be tough and demanding, so we’re providing students a once in a lifetime opportunity to help them learn from the best.

This coming March, we are hosting a dinner with industry leaders in the Marketing, Advertising, Technology, Design and Communications industries. It’s an evening where students will have the opportunity to chat one-on- one and receive mentorship from top industry players.

Don’t miss this great opportunity – apply now


July 30 – August 3, 2017

SIGGRAPH is the world's largest, most influential annual event in computer graphics and interactive techniques. The SIGGRAPH experience encompasses five mind-blowing days of conference content packed with research, demos and screenings of the latest breakthroughs in the field. It also includes three days of exhibits showcasing cutting-edge technology and presentations from industry-leading companies.  

See more at:

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Grad Writing Café

Fridays 9am – 11 a.m., SCH 228F

Need a space to write? The Grad Writing Café helps you improve your productivity and avoid the isolation common in large projects.

Write together. Connect to our grad writing community to stay focused and motivated!

Writing regularly helps with productivity and motivation. The Writing Centre is offering weekly group writing sessions for grad students. These loosely-structured events are designed to help grad students connect to a larger writing community, to stay focused, and to keep making writing progress.

We break these two hours into 25-minute writing sessions divided by 5-minute breaks, following the Pomodoro technique. This technique has lots of benefits. Check it out!

We’ll provide free coffee, tea, and snacks. Just come and write!

For more information, please visit:

PMP Schedule

All classes take place on Fridays, 9am-12pm unless otherwise noted, in room 3129 at the Stratford Campus. Dates for the Winter 2017 and Spring 2017 are:

  • February 3
  • February 17
  • March 3
  • March 17
  • May 5
  • May 19
  • Saturday June 3, 2017 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
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