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Distinguished Teacher Awards — recognizes your outstanding instructor via the Distinguished Teacher Award. The nomination deadline is Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.

Amit and Meena Chakma Awards for Exceptional Teaching by a Student Award — nominate your TA for this award. Nomination deadline is Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. www.uwaterloo.ca/centre-for-teaching-excellence/support-faculty-and-staff/teaching-awards.

UPCOMING EVENTS – FEBRUARY

University of Waterloo Art Gallery presents “Place and Space” by C. Wells, at Gallery One ; “Behind the High Grass” by Soft Turns (Sarah Gorlitz and Wojciech Olejnik), at Gallery Two from Jan. 9 to March 8. Visit the gallery Tuesday to Saturday 12 to 5 p.m., at 263 Phillip Street, Waterloo. 519-880-6599. Free admission.

Homer Watson House & Gallery invites you to attend Grand River Collegiate Institute Graduation class exhibition titled “transFORM” from Feb. 8 to 28. Open Receiption is Sunday, Feb. 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. For more info 519-748-4377, ext 223 or curator@homerwatson.on.ca.

Homer Watson House & Gallery presents “Winter Exhibition.” For more info 519-748-4377, ext 233 or exhibitions@homerwatson.on.ca.

Thursday, Feb. 13

Homer Watson House & Gallery presents lunchtime lecture by Rych Mills on “Homer Watson Park: Threat, Conservation, Imagination and Rumour” from 12 to 1 p.m. For more info 519-748-4377, ext 224 or development@homerwatson.on.ca.

Saturday, Feb. 15

Homer Watson House & Gallery invites you to attend the Celebration of Ruthe Cayley’s Life from 1 to 3 p.m. For more info 519-748-4377, ext 241 or specialevents@homerwatson.on.ca.

Monday, Feb. 17

5th Annual Movie Morning to End MS — blockbuster movies and costumed characters combine for a cause at the theatre at 135 Gateway Park Drive, Kitchener. For more info 519-569-9789 or sandra.clarke@mssociety.ca.

Friday, March 28 

UN international day for the  elimination of racial discrimination. For all info on day and evening events, go to www.crosscultures.ca.

Friday, March 28 to 31

EXPLORE the riveting world and culture of entrepreneurship ; EXPERIENCE ambition and passion among participating delegates ; ENGAGE in an intensive two-day case competition featuring real life start-ups. Apply to UW Apprentice Competition today at www.uwapprentice.com.

VOLUNTEER

Snow buddies needed for local seniors. Approximately 95 clients are on the wait list. For more info call Rosalind Horne at 519-772-8787, ext 225 ; RosalindH@communitysupportconnections.org or Carolyn Coyle at 519-579-6930; carolyn.coyle@waterloo.ca.

STUDENT OPPORTUNITY

Mystery Shoppers wanted – ideal candidates are focused, detail-oriented communicators who follow directions well and can keep details confidential. This is a one-time gig and once completed successfully, the candidate and their guest will receive the meal for free. Please send your resume to alexander.kelley@feds.ca. Must love food.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Call for Nominations: Graduate Students to Senate — nominations are requested for two graduate students to be elected by/from the full and part-time students of the university, terms May 1, 2014 to April 30, 2016. Nomination forms are available from the Secretariat, ext 36125, and from the Secretariat webpage, https://uwaterloo.ca/secretariat/nominations-elections. Completed nomination forms (at least five nominators are required in each case) should be submitted to the Secretariat, Needles Hall, room 3060, no later than 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Elections will follow if necessary.

University green guide was released this past September! Look for hard copies in the SLC and Waterloo Residences’ Front Desks. The guide is also available online on the SEED web site and likely soon on the UW Sustainability web site. SEED: https://uwaterloo.ca/school-environment-enterprise-development/.

C.L.O.U.D. Projects at UW — get involved in a sustainable development project in developing communities around the world! Join The New World Community and travel to Kenya, Haiti, or the Dominican Republic. Visit www.thenwc.com/cloud_projects/cloud_on_campus or email Waterloo@thenwc.com for more details!

Are you interested in putting your UX skills into practice? Join us for an unforgettable experience and a chance to win awards totalling $20,000. For more info and to register visit UWaterloo Stratford campus home page.

Church of Scientology of Cambridge presents a free public information centre with over 500 films such as, effective study skills ; communication in social life and business and more. Open Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. ; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1305 Bishop Street, N., Cambridge.

CENTRE FOR CAREER ACTION WORKSHOPS

Sign up is required for all workshops. Chart info at https://uwaterloo.ca/careeraction/workshop-prerequisite-chart. 

Monday, Feb. 10 — Kick-start Your Career — Volunteer! 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., TC 2218.

Tuesday, Feb. 11 — It’s All About Your Skills — 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., TC 1112.

Multi-Mini Interview (MMI) Practise Session — 4:30 to 7 p.m., TC 1208. Note: registration is limited. To be eligible for this session you must attend “Professional School Interviews,” MMI and provide a copy of your 2014 med school MMI invitation to waechter@uwaterloo.ca. If you are unable to attend this session, you can book a “Professional School Mock Interview” appointment.

Panel: IT Jobs in Financial Services  — 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., TC 2218.

Wednesday, Feb. 12 — Work Search Strategies — 1:30 to 3 p.m., TC 1208. Note: there is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart/website info at top of this section.

Successfully Negotiating Job Offers — 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., TC 1208. Note: this workshop is geared towards graduating students.

Practise Your Presentation Skills — 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., TC 2218. Note: please register at www.mitacs.ca for this workshop by clicking on “seminars & workshops.”

Thursday, Feb. 13 — Exploring Your Personality Type (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) — Part 1, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., TC 1214. 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 Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) online. The online assessment must be completed at least two business days prior to the workshop.

Non-academic Work Search and Networking — 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., TC 2218.

Monday, Feb. 24 — So You Want to be an Academic? — 3 to 4:30 p.m., TC 1208.

Academic Work Search — 10 to 11:30 a.m., TC 2218.

Tuesday, Feb. 25 — Hot Tips from the Pros! — 4:30 to 6 p.m., TC 2218.

Wednesday, Feb. 26 — How to Start Your Own Business — 3 to 4:30 p.m., TC 2218.

 

Thursday, Feb. 27 — Social Media, Networking and You — 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., TC 2218.

CLASSIFIEDS – HELP WANTED

Weekend counselors 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.

Full and part-time help wanted — we are looking for key people to expand our financial services business in this area. Experience not necessary, as we train. For an interview call 519-893-3052 and ask for Gerard.

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