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Volunteer position - gain work experience

Looking for an opportunity to be part of and learn from a dynamic team of professors and graduate students working on international development projects at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo (
The Hungry Cities Partnership (HCP) and the Southern African Migration Project (SAMP) are looking for a student volunteer to maintain the websites for both projects.  The student will be responsible for migrating material from the old to the new SAMP website, for maintaining both websites and for uploading content to each website (in the form of research reports, policy reports, research articles, and news content in either pdf or doc formats). While engaging in these activities, the student will resolve website support requests, consult and correspond with HCP and SAMP research teams, and ensure the quality of the online website product.  The approximate time commitment would be 3-5 hours per week. Working hours are flexible. 
Prospective can…

Lecture: From fixing the women to liberating the men.

Dr. Jennifer Berdahl, Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia Wed. March, 30th, 4:00-6:00 pm.  STJ 3014, St. Jerome’s Classroom and Administration Building

Jennifer Berdahl from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia is visiting U. Waterloo March 29-31 and is giving a university-wide presentation on Wednesday, March 30th on gender in organizations. Dr. Berdahl is the first Montalbano Professorship in Leadership Studies: Women and Diversity at UBC’s Sauder School of Business, and is an internationally recognized scholar in the field of gender in organizations. She has advised Canadian parliament and informed Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg in her bestseller Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. 

In her talk, Dr. Berdahl will examine how various organizations have attempted to deal with gender – from trying to “fix” the women to changing the way that everyone thinks about men and women. Her impressive and influential research has show…

NSERC USRA position for CS undergrad

Student will contribute to the development of a web-based front end for a database and will recurrently test and maintain the site. This position will involve learning about ontologies and knowledge engineering.

What is a NSERC USRA?:


1) Test existing site, a web-based front-end to a MYSQL database of rhetorical figuration.  2) Contribute to the ongoing development of the site, from technical, functional, and aesthetic perspectives.  3) Expand the capabilities of existing site (including the incorporation of a wiki and a blog).  4) Tasks will include: 
Updating and writing documentation of program development and subsequent revisions, inserting comments in the coded instructions so others can understand the programs. Updating and writing computer programs to handle specific jobs, such as storing, retrieving and displaying data in multiple 'views.  Repairin…

Web developers and AI/machine learning developers

Take part in developing the first autonomous staffing firm. ASSETS will provide opportunities for web developers and AI/machine learning developers. On the front end, it will incorporate modern web design, javascript/AJAX, and model-view-controller architecture. On the backend, it will interact with supporting services using REST or a similar protocol, and utilize a variety of AI/machine learning techniques. The current prototype is written in python/django, but other languages and frameworks may be used.

Participants needed for a virtual reality experiment

My name is Mortaja Alqassab and I am a graduate student from Electrical andComputer Engineering Department at the University of Waterloo. I amcontacting you because I am conducting a study in my graduate research formy Master’s thesis on the topic of “Human Performance and CognitiveWorkload in Haptic, Audio and Visual Environments” under the supervision ofProfessor David Wang of the Department of Electrical and ComputerEngineering at the University of Waterloo. I am currently seekingvolunteers as participants in this study.If you volunteer for this study, you will be asked to wear a noisecancelling headset, use a computer monitor and use a haptic device. Ahaptic device is used for bilateral touch communication between the userand a computer simulation. You will be asked to complete 3 virtual realitysettings. Each setting will last 5 minutes. A one minute training sessionwill precede each virtual reality setting. A break will be given aftercompleting 3 tasks. After completing all virtu…