January 2016

Friday, January 1, 2016 — 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST

The New Year is here, along with a potluck and a gingerbread decorating event. Bring a meal, yourself or both to the SLC for a holiday potluck, where there will be free, delicious food and people to meet and spend time with. There will also be gingerbread houses to decorate with gumballs, icing and other festive décor, because what’s a winter holiday without gingerbread houses?

Celebrate the beginning of the New Year with this wonderful event!

Sunday, January 3, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST

The holidays are over and we’re wrapping up Winterloo with one last get-together. There will be a brunch at Cora, a restaurant with a variety of breakfast, brunch and lunch options.

Come have a good meal, chat with some friends and enjoy your Sunday morning.

Please meet at the Turnkey Desk at the Student Life Centre at 10am on January 3, all students are expected to carry their UHIP/OHIP cards at all Winterloo events.

*Please note that the event details may change depending on the number of participants, so please check your e-mail frequently.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Did you take MATH135 last term (Fall 2015) and want to provide some feedback? Enjoy a free pizza lunch and get $10 added to your WatCard by sharing your experiences in a student consultation session.

We want to know how we can better support students enrolled in MATH135. We are interested in identifying which parts of the course were the most challenging, what study resources were most helpful, and how we might create a more student-friendly course structure.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

The Orientation Advisory Committee is working with students, staff, faculty and departments across campus to develop an Orientation program for 2016. As a uWaterloo student, we would love to hear your opinion.

This is an opportunity to be creative and “think outside the box” in developing a new Orientation schedule!

Enjoy a free pizza lunch and get $10 added to your WatCard by providing feedback in this student consultation.

Register on LEADS (using your Quest ID)
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST

Are you tired of trying new time management strategies at the beginning of the semester, just to find by week three you have fallen back into your old habits? You are in luck, this workshop is for you. We will discuss how to break your old habits, how you may be sabotaging your time management efforts, realistic time management strategies and how to maintain them throughout your entire semester. You may think you have heard all there is to know about time management, but this workshop will present these age old strategies in a way that is fresh and relevant for you.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

The Orientation Advisory Committee is working with students, staff, faculty and departments across campus to develop an Orientation program for 2016. As a uWaterloo student, we would love to hear your opinion.

This is an opportunity to be creative and “think outside the box” in developing a new Orientation schedule!

Enjoy a free pizza lunch and get $10 added to your WatCard by providing feedback in this student consultation.

Register on LEADS (using your Quest ID)

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST

Are you tired of trying new time management strategies at the beginning of the semester, just to find by week three you have fallen back into your old habits? You are in luck, this workshop is for you. We will discuss how to break your old habits, how you may be sabotaging your time management efforts, realistic time management strategies and how to maintain them throughout your entire semester. You may think you have heard all there is to know about time management, but this workshop will present these age old strategies in a way that is fresh and relevant for you.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 — 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM EST

This consultation group is by invite only to upper-year Engineering students at the University of Waterloo.
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Are you a upper-year Engineering student at UWaterloo? Do you want to tell us about your transition from first year to second year? Enjoy a free pizza lunch and get $10 added to your WatCard by sharing your experiences in a student consultation session.

Monday, January 25, 2016 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST

Have you ever written a test or exam and then are surprised at the mark you received? Do you try and memorize the material for your courses and not actually learn it? This workshop is for you! You will learn how to approach reviewing and test taking more effectively and we will discuss blooms taxonomy of learning, a variety of test formats as well as different strategies for learning and reviewing. 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 — 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Would you like to give UWaterloo your ideas on its brand refinement?

Join us for this student consultation and enjoy a free pizza lunch - plus get $10 added to your Watcard!

Note: This is a recurring session held both January 26 and February 3. Please only register for one of the two sessions.

Register on LEADS (using your Quest user ID)

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST

Have you ever written a test or exam and then are surprised at the mark you received? Do you try and memorize the material for your courses and not actually learn it? This workshop is for you! You will learn how to approach reviewing and test taking more effectively and we will discuss blooms taxonomy of learning, a variety of test formats as well as different strategies for learning and reviewing.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

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:

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

Want to share your feedback on the digital screens on campus? Join us for this student consultation and enjoy a free pizza lunch - plus get $10 added to your Watcard!

Register on LEADS (using your Quest ID)

Thursday, January 28, 2016 — 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM EST

What does "global citizen" mean to you? This workshop will explore thinking globally and appreciating cultural diversity - factors important for future leaders and their ability to adapt to the ever-changing and challenging work/team environment.

You can expect to set goals and connect to resources available at the University of Waterloo to discover more opportunities to enhance your global intelligence.

Register on LEADS (using your Quest user ID)

Friday, January 29, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

"Great achievements are not born from a single vision, but from the combination of many viewpoints." 
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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?

Saturday, January 30, 2016 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 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 (using your Quest user ID)

Saturday, January 30, 2016 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Commitment to a shared vision or goal. Open and honest communication. Mutual respect and trust. Most would agree that these are all qualities and characteristics of an effective team - but what if team members are new - what leadership style is needed?

?This workshop will look at:

Principles of teamwork and collaboration Stages of group development Leadership action plan for team development

Register on LEADS (using your Quest user ID)

Saturday, January 30, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST

What key elements make a speaker connect with an audience? Have you been in a situation where you have practiced and practiced what you were going to say and then felt after your presentation you hadn't related well to the audience? What's up?

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