Events - March 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 — 12:00 PM EDT

Whether you went home to see family, vacationed with friends, or stayed on campus, we want to hear your thoughts on Waterloo’s first fall mid-term break. How did the break impact your term? What did you do with the time? Was it relaxing or stressful? Your feedback will help the University to define a good break and understand the impact on students. 

We'll provide you with free pizza, refreshments and add $10 to your WatCard for your participation.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 — 12:00 PM EDT

Whether you went home to see family, vacationed with friends, or stayed on campus, we want to hear your thoughts on Waterloo’s first fall mid-term break. How did the break impact your term? What did you do with the time? Was it relaxing or stressful? Your feedback will help the University to define a good break and understand the impact on students. 

We'll provide you with free pizza, refreshments and add $10 to your WatCard for your participation.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 — 2:00 PM EDT

Ensuring sustainable leadership is the key to the long-term success of any club, group or organization. How adequately is your group prepared to fill existing or potential future vacancies in leadership? Are current members prepared to transition smoothly into a variety of roles and responsibilities? Do current leaders mentor others and 'give away leadership' to ensure the success of the club/group for the future?

This workshop will look at:

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 — 12:00 PM EDT

We are looking for input from undergraduate and graduate students on what ideas you have for information systems and technology (IST) planning at the University of Waterloo. In particular, we would like to ask you about help desk services, information systems like Portal, Quest and Learn, email services, and more. We want to know what you like about these systems and services, what you would like to see improved, and ideas for additional services or technologies.   

We'll provide you with free pizza, refreshments and add $10 to your WatCard for your participation.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 — 6:00 PM EDT

Leadership has been described as 'evolving self-discovery' – we LEARN leadership through experience, feedback, reflection, role models, theory and discovering our passions and goals. Within this session leadership will be explored as a capacity that all members within a group possess.

Topics include:

  • Leadership theories and their evolution
  • Self-assessment and principles of leadership
  • Discovering your passions and setting extreme goals
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 — 3:00 PM EDT

Do you find yourself panicking the night before an exam? ​ Do you find that you forget everything you have studied when you start an exam? This workshop can help you establish a good test taking routine and reduce your test anxiety. We will also discuss how to create a final review and how to cram effectively.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 — 12:00 PM EDT

If you have ever considered studying in Germany, or you're heading there soon, this workshop is for you!

Join Miranda Podolinski who studied at the University of Bamberg in summer 2016. She will share some highlights and challenges from her exchange experience, how she financed her trip, balanced travelling with academics, and answer questions you might have.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 — 5:00 PM EDT

If you have ever considered studying abroad, or you're embarking on an adventure soon, this workshop will help you prepare.  

Join Rachel Leslie who studied at Erasmus University Rotterdam in fall 2016. She will be sharing her top five safety tips while travelling abroad.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 — 3:00 PM EDT

If you have ever considered studying abroad in Australia, or you're heading there soon, this workshop is for you!

Join Zheng Chen who studied at Australian National University in fall 2016. He will share why he chose to study in Australia, what the application process was like, some highlights and challenges from his exchange experience, and some perks of going down under - like what the academic experience is like and different places you might like to travel to.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 — 3:52 PM EDT

Join us for a website testing consultation group. We will ask you to complete tasks on these two websites and provide feedback on the experience. We would also like to know what wellness resources are most important to you. 

We'll provide you with free refreshments and add $10 to your WatCard for your participation.

Note: This session is for graduate students.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 — 1:00 PM EDT

What qualities make the best leader? Have you ever wanted to be the type of leader others admire? Learn how to develop your credibility and your 'authentic' leadership potential.

In this workshop, you'll explore:

  • Your personal credibility through self-assessment
  • Leading with integrity and authenticity
  • How word choices, actions and avoidances influence personal credibility
  • Qualities of admired leaders
Monday, March 13, 2017 — 5:00 PM EDT

How does the power of diversity create better groups/teams? How are diversity and motivation linked? The purpose of this workshop is to explore these questions.

What are the necessary elements to create and sustain a motivating environment? What are some characteristics and/or actions that define people who are motivating? Does motivation come from within you or does motivation come from the group environment that is created?

Monday, March 13, 2017 — 2:30 PM EDT

Do you have difficulty planning ahead for your exams?  Do you find that you study really well for your first exam and the others do not get enough attention? In this workshop you will learn how to make sufficient time to study for all of your exams and how to create your own organizational study plan.

Monday, March 13, 2017 — 12:00 PM EDT

Join us for a website testing consultation group. We will ask you to complete tasks on these two websites and provide feedback on the experience. We would also like to know what wellness resources are most important to you. 

We'll provide you with free refreshments and add $10 to your WatCard for your participation.

Note: This session is for undergraduate students. 

Saturday, March 11, 2017 — 2:00 PM EST

Why is creativity important? Are some people 'born' creative while others are not? What's the difference (or similarity) between creativity and innovation?

In this workshop you'll gain insight into:

  • Creativity through play
  • Barriers to creativity
  • Why creativity is important
  • Exercises to discover unexpected relationships

Register on LEADS

Saturday, March 11, 2017 — 11:00 AM EST

You can expect to:

  • Complete the PD® temperament self-assessment tool
  • Discover what's great about you and others
  • Gain a new appreciation for differences
  • Improve your interpersonal communications

Register on LEADS

Thursday, March 9, 2017 — 5:00 PM EST

We know that graduate students are a unique population on campus and we want to hear from you about what graduate student success looks like to you. Tell us about your graduate student experience at UWaterloo, including the times where you’ve felt supported and engaged and the times where you’ve felt uncertain or hit a roadblock. This consultation group is being held in partnership with the GSA. 

We'll provide you with free refreshments and add $10 to your WatCard for your participation.

Thursday, March 9, 2017 — 10:00 AM EST

If you have ever considered studying in Hong Kong, or you're heading there soon, this workshop is for you! 

Join Hasmig Bedrossian who studied at The Chinese University of Hong Kong in summer 2016. She will share why she chose to study in Hong Kong, some highlights and challenges from her exchange experience, what the culture was like, and some safety tips.

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