Campus Bulletin: March 16, 2012

Mar 16 2012 in Campus Bulletin by Richard Ye, Web Administrator

VOLUNTEER

Male 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).

Volunteers are needed on Saturday, June 16 for the 10th annual UpTown Country festival from 12 to 11 p.m. at the Waterloo Public Square. Many shifts available. Visit www.uptowncountrywaterloo.com for more info or volunteer.country2012@gmail.com.

Alzheimer Society K-W needs a Polish speaking volunteer to visit a person with dementia, two hours per week for friendship and caregiver respite. Training provided. For info please call 519-742-1422.

Congress 2012 of the Humanities and Social Sciences is looking for volunteers for their March 26 to June 3 event. Volunteer opportunities include campus ambassadors, audio-visual/information technology monitors, airport ambassadors, Uptown Waterloo ambassadors/Downtown Kitchener ambassadors and special event attendants. Training is provided. If interested go online to http://arts.uwaterloo.ca/congress-volunteer-positions and fill out a volunteer application form.

UPCOMING EVENTS

March 2012

Rotunda gallery presents “Sublime Maelstrom” by Marian Wihak from March 1—31 at 200 King Street, W., City Hall, Kitchener. For more info call 519-741-3400, ext 3381.

berlin tower Artspace presents “The People’s Museum of Kitchener” Jefferson Campbell-Cooper from March 1—31. For info please call 519-741-3400 ext. 3381.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Fashion For Change 2012 presents the most anticipated event of the year – “Cover to Cover” Charity Fashion Show at Hagey Hall Humanities Theatre at 7 p.m. For more info jonathan.yim@fashionforchange.ca or www.fashionforchange.ca.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Nota Bene Baroque performs with special guests Stephen Marvin and TACTUS Vocal Ensemble. Concert even located at the Reistry event. For info http://notabeneboraque.ca or 519-578-1570 or www.registrytheatre.com

March 12 to 16, 2012

rare presents “March Break ECO Camp at rare” – new event, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register by March 6. For info/registration 519-650-9336, ext 114 or info@raresites.org or www.raresites.org.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

rare presents “Annual Opening of River Trail”, from 1 to 3 p.m. Register by March 15. For info/registration 519-650-9336 or info@raresites.org or www.raresites.org.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

TEDxWaterloo 2012 – Centre in the Square, Kitchener. For more info TEDxWaterloo.com.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Are you interested in a career in health information technology, health informatics or eHealth? Come out to the second annual “Careers in Health Informatics and EHealth? (CHiE) 2012 event being held at the Kitchener City Hall. Visit ehealthcareers.ca or call 1-800-860-7901 to learn more and register for the event. If you have any questions feel free to email chie@nationalstudentforum.ca. Come and meet your future!

Friday, March 23, 2012

UW A Capella END OF TERM Concert  today and Saturday, March 24. Tickets available at Feds office, Student Life Centre. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., with show beginning at 8 p.m. at Theatre of the Arts, Modern Languages. For more info please contact uw.a.cappella.club@gmail.com.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

2012 Youth Legacy Showcase   1 p.m. at Bobby O’Briens. Hosted by The Kitchener Blues Community Inc. with support of Grand River Blues Society. Helps to develop youth talent in blues genre. For more info go to info@grandriverblues.org.

March 21 to April 25

rare presents “Gardening for Beginners” – a six class series, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Register by March 19. For info/registration 519-650-9336 or info@raresites.org or www.raresites.org.

Friday, March 30, 2012

St. Jerome’s University is pleased to announce its third annual SMF (Sexuaity, Marriage and Family studies) Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. For info/tickets visit www.smfsymposium.ca.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

“Come Taste the Tradition” at the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival. Excite your taste buds with golden-brown pancakes, apple cakes, funnel cakes, along the half-mile-long outdoor mall. Enjoy other great events. For info www.elmiramaplesyrup.com or 519-669-6000.

April 20, 21, 2012

Canadian 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, 2012

It is official — the second annual Spring on the Trail will take place. Volunteers needed as well. For more info please email info@springonthetrail.ca.

May 26 to June 2, 2012

Congress 2012 of the Humanities and Social Sciences will bring more than 7,500 delegates from across Canada to the University of Waterloo and Wilfred Laurier University, who are looking for volunteers for this event. The volunteer opportunities available include campus ambassadors, audio-visual and information technology monitors, airport ambassadors, Uptown Waterloo ambassadors/Downtown Kitchener ambassadors and special event attendants. Training will be provided. If you are interested in volunteering for Congress 2012, please go online to http://arts.uwaterloo.ca/congress-volunteer-positions and fill out a volunteer application form.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

14th 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.

ONGOING

SUNDAYS

An 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 mcolling@uwaterloo.ca.

MONDAYS

Gambling 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.

TUESDAYS

CNIB 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.

ANNOUNCEMENT

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 artroundthepond@gmail.com.

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.

2012 James Dyson Award is now open for entries and calling on the next generation of design engineers to boldly engineer the future by developing a problem-solving invention– only the bold need apply. Grand prize is $10,000! For info www.jamesdysonaward.org or davidw@strategicobjectives.com.

Call for nominations graduate students to Senate. Nominations are required for the following seats on Senate: Two graduate students of the university to be elected by/from the full-and part-time graduate students of the university, terms May 1, 2012 to April 30, 2014 and one graduate student of the university to be elected by/from the full- and part-time graduate students of the university, term May 1, 2012 to April 30, 2013. Nomination forms are available from Secretariat (x36125) and from the Secretariat webpage: www.adm.uwaterloo.ca/infosec/elections/nomelections.htm. At least five nominators are required in each case. Nominations should be sent to the Secretariat, Needles Hall, Room 3060, no later than 3 p.m., Friday March 16, 2012. Elections will follow if necessary. Graduate student senators whose term expire April 30, 2012: Joshua Armstrong (health and studies & gerontology), Hassan Nasir (civil & environmental engineering) Feisal Rahman (civil & environmental engineering).

STUDENT AWARDS & FINANCIAL AID

OSAP pickup continues from our office in Needles Hall, 2nd floor, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No appointment necessary.

Do you need to add the spring term to your 2011-2012 OSAP application? If your current OSAP application includes winter 2012 complete a rollover form. If your current OSAP application is for fall 2011 only, you will need to complete a reinstatement form. Both forms are available on the Student Awards & Financial Aid website safa.uwaterloo.ca. Completed forms should be brought to our office in Needles Hall.

March 23 – deadline to sign your Confirmation of Enrolment to ensure you receive full funding for winter.

Information regarding the 30% off Ontario Tuition Grant can be found at osap.gov.on.ca.

UW RECREATION COMMITTEE EVENTS 2012

To register for all events, email uwrc@uwaterloo.ca.

Miscellaneous:

“Bring Your Lunch to Work” cookbook — email your recipes to uwrc@uwaterloo.ca.

Retirement FAQs book is ready for distribution. Email uwrc@uwaterloo for your copy.

Email uwrc@uwaterloo.ca 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… uwrc@uwaterloo.ca.

Classified

HELP WANTED

Weekend counsellors and relief staff to work in homes for individuals with developmental challenges. Minimum eight-month commitment. Paid positions. Send resume to Human Resources, KW Habilitation Services, 108 Sydney Street, Kitchener, ON, N2G 3V2.

Canoe trip leaders, cooks and drivers wanted for summer employment at Northern Tier Canoe Base in Atikokan, Ontario, May to August. Email Sarah at canjob@ntier.org.

HOUSING AVAILABLE

Student housing available –  starting at $499/month. Select locations still available close to UW and WLU. Newer buildings with some full furnished. Groups of all sizes accepted. Call 519-781-1000 to book a viewing.

Cash paid daily – Waterloo’s largest property maintenance company is looking for honest, hardworking people! $100-$400 a day! Apply online, www.propertystarsjobs.com.

CENTRE FOR CAREER ACTION WORKSHOPS 2012

Please refer to the CCA Workshop Calendar for updates/changes and to sign up for the following workshops.

Monday,  March 12 – Careers Beyond Academia – 12 to 1:30 p.m., TC 2218. Note: this workshop is open only to Masters and PhD students and Post-docs.

Tuesday, March 13 – Interview Skills for Academic Positions – 12 to 1:30 p.m., TC 1208. Note: this workshop is open only to Masters and PhD students and Post-docs.

Interview Skills: Preparing for Questions – 2:30 to 4 p.m., TC 1208. Note: since the activities in this workshop build on the material presented in the online Interview Skills module (under Marketing Yourself) of the Career Development eManual, you will need to complete the Interview Skills online module as a first step before registering for this workshop. Go to the Career Development eManual (cdm.uwaterloo.ca) to access the module.

All About the GRE (webinar) – 4:30 to 6 p.m., TC 2218.

Wednesday, March 14 – Exploring Your Personality Type (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator – Part 1) – 10:30 a.m. to 12 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 – 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., TC 1208. Note: since the activities in this workshop build on the material presented in the online Interview Skills module (under Marketing Yourself) of the Career Development eManual, you will need to complete the Interview Skills online module as a first step before registering for this workshop. Go to the Career Development eManual (cdm.uwaterloo.ca) to access the module.

Explore Your Options: Math Careers of Recent Alumni – 5 to 6:30 p.m., MC 2006.

Thursday, March 15 – Entrepreneurship – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., TC 2218. Note: this workshop is open only to Masters and PhD students and Post-docs.

Arts: Academics in the “Real World” – 4:30 to 6 p.m., TC 2218. Note: this workshop is open only to Masters and PhD students and Post-docs.

Thinking About an MBA? – 5:30 to 7 p.m., TC 1208.

Setting Work and Life Goals (staff only workshop) – 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., TC 1208

Monday, March 19 – Careers 601 – 12 to 1:30 p.m., TC 1208. Note: this workshop is open only to Masters and PhD students and Post-docs.

Work Search Strategies – 2:30 to 4 p.m., TC 1208.

Tuesday, March 20 – Managing Difficult Conversations with Your Supervisor – 12 to 2 p.m., TC 2218. Note: this workshop is open only to Masters and PhD students and Post-docs.

Success on the Job – 2:30 to 4 p.m., TC 1208. Note: this workshop is geared towards students who have limited experience in the work world.

Dental School Interviews – 5:30 to 7 p.m., TC 1208.

Wednesday, March 21 – Exploring Your Personality Type (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator – Part II) – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., TC 1112. Prerequisite: MBTI Part 1.

Professional School Interviews (Standard and MMI) – 12 to 1:30 p.m., TC 1208. Note: since the activities in this workshop build on the material presented in the online Interview Skills module (under Marketing Yourself) of the Career Development eManual, you will need to complete the Interview Skills online module as a first step before registering for this workshop. Go to the Career Development eManual (cdmuwaterloo.ca) to access the module.

Writing an A+ resume – staff only – 12 to 1 p.m., webinar. No registration required. See www.careeraction.uwaterloo.ca/staff for webinar log-on details one week prior to the scheduled webinar.

Thursday, March 22 – It’s All About Your Skills – 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., TC 1112.

Tuesday, March 27 – Successfully Negotiating Academic Job Offers – 12 to 1:30 p.m., TC 2218. Note: this workshop is open only to Masters and PhD students and Post-docs.

Wednesday, March 28 – Non-academic Work Search and Networking – 12 to 1:30 p.m., TC 1208. Note: this workshop is open only to Masters and PhD students and Post-docs.

Thursday, March 29 – Getting a U.S. Work Permit – 12 to 1 p.m., TC 1208.

Career Interest Assessment (Strong Interest Inventory) – 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.

Friday, March 30 – Job Search: Uncovering Opportunities On and Off Campus – staff only – 12 to 1 p.m., webinar. No registration required. See www.careeraction.uwaterloo.ca/staff for webinar log-on details one week prior to the scheduled webinar.

STUDENT ACCOUNTS NEEDLES HALL

Mark your calendar! Spring 2012 Promissory Notes and payments are due April 24, 2012. Spring fees will be posted to your student account early in April. After your fees are posted, submit your Spring 2012 Promissory Note (correct and complete) or payment in full by April 24 to avoid late fee and to be sure you’re “fees arranged,” so you’ll have access to learn on May 1, 2012. For information: Student Accounts, Needles Hall room 1110 ; studentaccounts@uwaterloo.ca or ext 38466.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Waterloo Public Interest Research Group (www.wpirg.org) is governed by a Board of Directors of nine members. Submit a nominaiton now to join the Board! Elections will be at the Annual General Meeting. For details visit the office, SLC 2139, or call 519-888-4882.