Sample "Change" Program Offerings

SAMPLE DAY ONE

1:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

  • Examining the Mandate for “Real Change”
    Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism, Government of Canada
  • Skills Session: Guerilla Onion Peeling, The Art of Conversation
    Rae Crossman, Knowledge Integration, Faculty of Environment
  • Dinner
  • Climate Change Documentary: Chasing Ice, film by Jeff Orlowski
  • Climate Change Effects: From Arctic Ice to Coral Reefs
    Ellsworth LeDrew, Geography and Environmental Management, Faculty of Environment

SAMPLE DAY TWO

9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

  • Skills Session: How to Take a Lecture
    Ed Jernigan, Knowledge Integration, Faculty of Environment
  • The Mathematics of Change
    Ed Jernigan, Knowledge Integration, Faculty of Environment
  • Small Group Sessions (students attend one session)
    • Environmental Games for Change
      Lennart Nacke, Rina Wehbe, Diane Watson, University of Waterloo Games Institute
    • Change in the Earth Sciences
      Jen Parks, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science
    • Distortions in the Visual World: Can the Brain Adapt?
      Sandra Prentice, Kinesiology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
  • Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

  • Shape Memory Alloys
    Rob Gorbet, Knowledge Integration, Faculty of Environment
  • Campus Walkabout
  • Changes in Medical Diagnostic Testing
    Sara Ross-Howe, Senior Data Scientist, Cloud DX
  • Bridging Communities Through Song and Dance: Haudenosaunee Social
    Luane Lentz, Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre

SAMPLE DAY THREE

9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

  • Energy = Life   How So?
    Jatin Nathwani, Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy
  • Small Group Sessions (students attend one session)
    • Human Anatomy Laboratory
      Tamara Maciel, Jeremy Roth, Kinesiology Anatomy Lab, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
    • Shape Memory Alloy Workshop
      Rob Gorbet, Knowledge Integration, Faculty of Environment and Chris Rennick, Faculty of Engineering
    • The Changing Brain: Understanding Alzheimer’s disease
      Lisa Loiselle, Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program
  • Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

  • Plants and Civilization
    Susan Lolle, Biology, Faculty of Science
  • Recreation: Juggling
    University of Waterloo Juggling Club
  • University Student Panel
    University of Waterloo Students from Various Faculties
  • Dinner
  • The Commons, Waterloo Unlimited Students

SAMPLE DAY FOUR

9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

  • The Ten Roles of the Bystander in Fostering Peace
    Lowell Ewert, Peace and Conflict Studies, Conrad Grebel University College
  • Small Group Sessions (students attend one session)
    • Changes in Water Quality of Laurel Creek
      Bev Raimbault and Students, Ecology Lab, Faculty of Environment
    • Math Models for Patterns That Change In Time: The Fibonacci Sequence, The Golden Ratio, And Beyond…
      Ed Jernigan, Knowledge Integration, Faculty of Environment
    • Fiction Writing Workshop
      James Alan Gardner, Science Fiction Author, University of Waterloo Alumnus
  • Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

  • The Poetry of Change
    Amanda Jernigan, Poet, Playwright, Essayist, and Editor
  • Skills Session: Making Connections and Smart Recombinations
    Vanessa Schweizer, Knowledge Integration, Faculty of Environment
  • Dinner
  • Falling in Love with Poetry
    Amanda Jernigan, Poet, Playwright, Essayist, and Editor
    Kim Jernigan, Special Projects Editor, The New Quarterly
    Rae Crossman, Knowledge Integration, Faculty of Environment

SAMPLE DAY FIVE

9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

  • Real World Chemistry: Examining Chemical Change
    Laura Ingram, Chemistry, Faculty of Science
  • Skills Session: How to Become Self-enriching
    Rae Crossman, Knowledge Integration, Faculty of Environment
  • Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

  • Changes in Education
    Ed Jernigan, Knowledge Integration, Faculty of Environment
  • Reflection and Synthesis
    Waterloo Unlimited Students
  • Closing Ceremony
  • Farewell Dinner