Campus Bulletin: February 10, 2012
VOLUNTEERMale shadow volunteers needed to be paired with new international students for winter 2012. Show them around, help them socialize and make their stay at Waterloo more enjoyable. Make great friends and learn a new culture. Please apply at www.iso.uwaterloo.ca (under Programs).
UPTOWN WATERLOO BIA EVENTS 2012February 18 and 19 — Ice Dogs Winter Carnival. Free activities centreed around ice sculptures, dog sled races, children’s activities and many more winter events. Located at Waterloo Public Square.
March 8 to 10 — UpTown Waterloo Comedy Festival. Various times and locations. www.waterloocomedy.com.
June 17 — UpTown Country. Rain or shine, this free licensed event is celebrating its 10th year. Located in the Waterloo Public Square.
June through September — free on Thursday nights, music comes tothe streets of UpTown Waterloo. Dates, times and locations to be announced.
July 20 to 22 — Sun Life Financial UpTown Waterloo Jazz Festival. Rain or shine, this licensed event will be at two stages located in the Waterloo City Centre parking lot and Waterloo Public Square. www.uptownwaterloojazz.ca.
August 23 to 26 — Sun Life Financial Waterloo Busker Carnival. Free international street performers festival on King Street in UpTown Waterloo.
For more information about the above events call 519-885-1921 or email email@example.com or www.uptownwaterloobia.com.
UPCOMING EVENTSFebruary 2012Rotunda gallery presents “Bodacious Bucolic Extracts” by Amy Ferrari from February 1—29. Opening reception Thursday, February 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 200 King Street, W., City Hall, Kitchener. For more info call 519-741-3400, ext 3381.Berlin tower ARTSPACE presents “Arctic Grain” by Ben Eby from February 1 to 29. Open reception is February 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Kitchener City Hall, 200 King Street, W. For info 519-741-3400, ext 3381.Friday, February 10, 2012Flirtapalooza Speed-Dating! Come out and meet the special someone in the Multi-purpose room, SLC from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Refreshments provided. Questions/info firstname.lastname@example.org.Sunday, February 12, 2012Loving to Learn Day approaches! This annual event was established by the University of Waterloo in 2006, and features a contest with prizes. This year’s contest invites you to write a paragraph describing what body of knowledge you would choose, if you could instantly and effortlessly learn all there is to know about it. The deadline is today and winners will be announced on February 14. Full details are at http://cte.uwaterloo.ca/L2L.Tuesday, February 14, 2012Speak Peace...For Change workshop — 12 to 1:30 p.m., at the Chaplains’ Office, Student Life Centre, room 3108, for four Tuesdays. Improve the quality of your personal, family and professional relationships. Friendly informal setting. Registration — email@example.com.Wednesday, February 15, 20122012 Spring/summer Kitchener-Waterloo Minor Sports registration at Conestoga Mall, 550 King Street, N., Waterloo, today and Thursday, February 16 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. For more info call 519.886.1177, ext 273.Saturday, February 18, 2012Rare Charitable Research Reserve presents “Tree and Shrub Identification Hike” with Brett Woodman from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Register by February 16. For info 519-650-9336 or www.raresites.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.Monday, February 20, 2012Family Day activities brought to you by The City of Waterloo — www.waterloo.ca/family day.February 20 ; 21 ; 22, 2012Open Casting call — calling you from 7 to 10 p.m. at KWLT, 9 Princess Street, E. Musical audtions February 21. Collaboratively written, original stage production. Check us out on Facebook, www.facebook.com/events/112588892194735... join the Odyssey.Wednesday, February 22, 2012rare Charitable Research Reserve presents “Owl Prowl” with Jason Bracey from 7 to 9 p.m. Register by February 20. For info 519-650-9336 or www.raresites.org or email@example.com.Saturday, February 25, 2012rare Charitable Research Reserve presents “Bald Eagle Monitoring Workshop” with Bill Wilson from 7:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. Register by February 23. For info 519-650-9336 or www.raresites.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.Monday, February 27, 2012Turkish Coffee Night — join us to taste a piece of Turkish Culture with Turkish coffee and desserts. Event is free in the Student Life Centre beginning at 6:30 p.m. RSVP to email@example.com.Saturday, March 3, 2012New to the Mac or iPad or iPhone — need some help using it? WatRMUG will be holding two workshops to help you feel comfortable with your device, St. Jeromes, room 3013 and 3014 starting at 10 a.m. For info firstname.lastname@example.org.Monday, March 5, 2012Beginning today, K-W Access-Ability will be starting the annual free tax clinic at 105 University Avenue, E., Suite 2, Waterloo. Income tax returns are completed by volunteers from Waterloo-Wellington Chartered Accountants Association. To book an appointment, call 519-885-6770 Monday or Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m.Tuesday, March 6, 2012Auditions for Romeo and Juliet and The Elephant Man at Kaufman Arts Studio, 132 Queen Street, S., Kitchener. Please prepare a monologue (of your choice) no more than two minutes in length. Photo/resume optional. Casting ages 16-22. Note: some roles available for ages 15 and under and ages 23-25. To book audition, or more info, www.kwyouththeatre.com.April 20, 21, 2012Canadian Federation University Women presents their annual book sale on April 20 and 21 at the First United Church, King and William Streets, Waterloo. Drop off donations at church on April 18 and 19th. No textbooks please. For info call 519-740-5249 or www.cfuwkw.org.Saturday, May 12, 2012It is official — the second annual Spring on the Trail will take place. Volunteers needed as well. For more info please email email@example.com.Saturday, June 2, 201214th Annual Charity Golf Classic to be held at Dundee Country Club with registration/lunch at 11:30 a.m. For info www.bfomidwest.org or 519-603-0196. Hosted by Bereaved Families of Ontario-Midwestern Region.
STUDENT AWARDS & FINANCIAL AIDOSAP pickup continues to be by appointment only. Appointments will be held in Needles Hall, second floor.
February 24 — deadline to submit a OSAP appeal for fall/winter applications.
February 28 — deadline to submit your UWaterloo Full-time Bursary application.
March 1 – recommended deadline to submit a rollover or reinstatement form to add spring to your 2011-2012 OSAP application.
Information regarding the 30% off Ontario Tuition Grant can be found at osap.gov.on.ca.
ANNOUNCEMENTLoving to Learn Day approaches! See Upcoming Events for deadlines and info.Artists and crafts people are invited to apply to show their work at the 2012 Art Round The Pond event in Wellesley, June 16, 2012. For more info www.artroundthepond.ca/vendor.html or questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.IST, housing and the library are pleased to announce as a pilot project, a new service for uWaterloo students, staff or faculty. Starting on January 3 in the DC Library, IT helpdesk services will be offered in the evening and on the weekend. The IT helpdesk will be open Monday to Friday from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 12:30 to 8:30 p.m. Services will include help with wireless issues (Eduroam), WatIam administration, virus removal, anti-virus installation and general questions.Teaching AwardsTips on writing a persuasive nomination letter can be found in Trevor Holmes’ blog entry, “How to Write an Effective Nomination Letter.”Amit & Meena Chakma Awards for Exceptional Teaching by a Student — are given in recognition of excellence in teaching by students registered at the University of Waterloo. Nomination deadline is Friday, Feb. 10, 2012.CTE Link to award page: www.cte.uwaterloo.ca/teaching_awards_and_grants/index. CTE Blog link: chht://cte-blog.uwaterloo.ca/
ONGOINGSUNDAYSAn important part of faith is doubt and asking hard questions. Join the St. Bede’s Chapel community, Renison University College, Sundays for worship - and questioning - at 10:30 a.m. (coffee hour conversation after is always lively!) For more info, contact Megan at email@example.com.MONDAYSGambling can ruin your life. Gamblers Anonymous, 7 p.m. at St. Marks, 825 King Street, W., basement.Imprint Post Mortem — 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Student Life Centre, room 1116.TUESDAYSCNIB is conducting a Lions Low Vision Clinic at 180 King Street, S., Waterloo from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For info www.cnib.ca or 1-800-265-4127.
CENTRE FOR CAREER ACTION WORKSHOPS 2012Please refer to the CCA Workshop Calendar for updates/changes and to sign up for the following workshops.Tuesday, February 14 – It’s All About Your Skills – 3:30 to 5 p.m., TC 1112.Wednesday, February 15 – Career Exploration and Decision Making – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., TC 1112.Multiple-Mini Interview (MMI) Practise Session – 4:30 to 7 p.m., TC 1214. Note: registration is limited. To be eligible for this session you must attend the “Understanding the MMI” workshop and provide a copy of your invitation to a 2012 MMI. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this session. If you are unable to attend this session, you can book a “Professional School Mock Interview” appointment.Thursday, February 16 – Exploring Your Personality Type (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) – Part II – 10:30 a.m.? to 12:30 p.m., TC 1112. Note: there is a materials charge of $10 payable at the Centre for Career Action prior to the session. Once you have registered and paid, you will be given information on how to complete the Strong Interest Inventory online. The online test must be completed at least two business days prior to the workshop.
Interview Skills: Preparing for Questions – 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., TC 1208. Note: there is a prerequisite for this workshop. You will need to complete Work Search module (under Marketing Yourself) of the Career Development eManual before registering for this workshop. The manual is found at cdm.uwaterloo.ca. If you have completed Co-op Fundamentals (PD1, PDPHRM or Co-op Fundamentals for Engineers), you have fulfilled the requirement and may register without completing the module.
So You Want to Go to B-School? (webinar) – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., TC 1208.Monday, February 27 – Are You LinkedIn? Learning the Basics – 2:30 to 4 p.m., TC 1208. Note: this workshop is intended for students who have limited knowledge of and/or experience with LinkedIn.Tuesday, February 28 – Exploring Your Personality Type (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) – Part I – 2:30 to 4 p.m., TC 1112. Note: there is a materials charge of $10 payable at the Centre for Career Action prior to the session. Once you have registered and paid, you will be given information on how to complete the Strong Interest Inventory online. The online test must be completed at least two business days prior to the workshop.
Interview Skills: Selling Your Skills – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., TC 1208. Note: there is a prerequisite for this workshop. You will need to complete Work Search module (under Marketing Yourself) of the Career Development eManual before registering for this workshop. The manual is found at cdm.uwaterloo.ca. If you have completed Co-op Fundamentals (PD1, PDPHRM or Co-op Fundamentals for Engineers), you have fulfilled the requirement and may register without completing the module.Wednesday, February 29 – Business Etiquette and Professionalism – 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., TC 1208.Tuesday, March 6 – Exploring Your Personality Type (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) – Part II – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., TC 1112. Note: there is a materials charge of $10 payable at the Centre for Career Action prior to the session. Once you have registered and paid, you will be given information on how to complete the Strong Interest Inventory online. The online test must be completed at least two business days prior to the workshop.
WORKSHOPS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTSThursday, February 9– Careers 601 – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., TC 1208. Planning your career and identifying your skills don’t have to be overwhelming.February 15 ; 16 ; 17Project Management Workshops (by Mitacs) – Mitacs Step teaches you essential skills required to succeed in your future career. Note: please register at www.mitacs.ca for these workshops by clicking on “seminars & workshops.”Wednesday, February 15 – Managing Projects – 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., TC 2218.Thursday, February 16 – Foundations of Project Management I – 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., TC 2218.Friday, February 17 – Foundations of Project Management II – 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., TC 2218.Thursday, March 1 – Success on the Job – 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., TC 1112. Note: this workshop is geared towards students who have limited experience in the work world.
Preparing for the LSAT – 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., TC 1208.Teaching English Abroad – 1 to 2 p.m., TC 2218.Optometry Admission Interviews – 5:30 to 7 p.m., TC 1208.Friday, March 2 – Reframe Your Retirement (staff only workshop) – 2 to 4:30 p.m. Note: financial planning is not a component of this workshop.Monday, March 5 – Career Interest Assessment (Strong Interest Inventory) – 12 to 1:30 p.m., TC 1112. Note:there is a materials charge of $10 payable at the Centre for Career Action prior to the session. Once you have registered and paid, you will be given information on how to complete the Strong Interest Inventory online. The online test must be completed at least two business days prior to the workshop.
Writing CVs and Cover Letters – 12 to 1:30 p.m., TC 2218. Note: this workshop is open only to 4th year, Masters and PhD students and Post-docs.
Work Search Strategies for International Students – 4:30 to 6 p.m., TC 1208. Note: first hour of the session covers general job search strategies; last half hour details visa requirements. Note: since the activities in this workshop build on the material presented in the online Work Search module (under Marketing Yourself) of the Career Development eManual, you will need to complete the Work Search online module as a first step before registering for this workshop. Go the Career Development eManual (cdm.uwaterloo.ca) to access the module.Tuesday, March 6 – Academic Interview – 12 to 1:30 p.m., TC 2218. Note: this workshop is open only to Masters and PhD students and Post-docs.
Exploring Your Personality Type (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator-Part II) – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., TC 1112. Prerequisite: MBTI Part 1.Pharmacy School Interviews – 5 to 7 p.m., TC 2218.
FINE ARTS FILM SOCIETY Winter 2012 SeriesAll shows at 7:30 p.m. in East Campus Hall Auditorium 1220 – free admission – all films with English subtitles.Thursday, February 16 – “Half Moon” (Niwemang) ; director Bahman Ghobadi (Iran 2006, 107 minutes).Thursday, March 1 – “About Elly” (Darbareye Elly) ; director Asghar Farhadi (Iran 2009, 119 minutes).
UW RECREATION COMMITTEE EVENTS 2012To register for all events, email email@example.com.Saturday, February 11 — United Way Fundraiser & Dance with The Lost Faculties at 7 p.m. at The Museum, King Street, Kitchener. For more info firstname.lastname@example.org.Saturday, February 25 — 40th Annual Hagey Curling Bonspiel at Ayr Curling Club, Ayr, ON. A very popular event that fills up quick (space for 64).Miscellaneous:“Bring Your Lunch to Work” cookbook — email your recipes to email@example.com.
Retirement FAQs book is ready for distribution. Email uwrc@uwaterloo for your copy.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for discounted tickets for St. Jacobs Playhouse, Angel’s Diner, Centre in the Square, and lots of great movies such as The Iron Lady, Sherlock Holmes, etc.
Exchange Board — for all your “classified” needs... email@example.com.