Seminar: What is Grad School Really Like?

Date: Thursday, November 29, 2012

Time: 6 – 8 pm

Location: GB 404


Is Grad School a good fit for me? How would it benefit me?  Is it necessary for where I see myself ? How do I determine if its the right choice? What about funding opportunities? How do I select a school? What exactly is expected of me if I want to do research? How do I decide on a research topic?

If these are the questions that come to your thoughts when you think about Grad School, this seminar is for you!

Join us for an very interactive session with a panel of professors, current students, engineering professionals and recent graduates as we discuss these questions and more.  We will be having a panel discussion followed by small group interactions with the panelists so that all your questions can be addressed.

!!!! Dinner will be provided !!!!




AWWA Webcast: Utility Perspective – Successful Biological Treatment Applications

Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Time: 1 – 2:30 pm

Location: MB119 (1st Floor, Mining Building)


This webcast will feature case studies of three utilities that employ biological treatment to remove various contaminants, such as perchlorate, using different methods of biofiltration and riverbank filtration. Persons interested in real-life applications of this technology are highly encouraged to attend.


AWWA Webcast: An Update on Causes and Solutions for Taste & Odor Issues

Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Time: 1 – 2:30 pm

Location: SF1009


Taste-and-odor (T&O) issues in drinking water have been a concern for water utilities for decades. This webcast will present data gathered from drinking water utilities on occurrence, frequency, and causes of T&O episodes; address how to handle consumer complaints; describe detection methods for T&O compounds (e.g., sensory, analytical, and training); and the control of source water and applicable treatment methods will be discussed,  as well as the costs that might be associated with T&O mitigation.


AWWA Webcast: Tips and Tricks – How To Get a Job

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Time: 1 pm – 2 pm

Location: GB217


You have the skills and know-how, but how do you set yourself apart from an overpopulated employment pool?  In this webcast, our expert panel will share tips on applying for a position, obtaining that crucial interview, and landing that coveted position.  Real-world strategies on the importance of networking, tips on how to create a winning resume, preparing for the interview, and how to follow up will also be covered.  Young professionals, and anyone interested in obtaining employment in the Water Profession, are encouraged to attend this webcast

Learning Objectives 

  •  Where to find job opportunities
  •  Improve your networking ability
  •  Design your resume in more marketable manner
  •  Devise a plan of approach for job interview opportunities

Seminar: Water Reuse

Unfortunately, our seminar scheduled for Friday, Sept. 28th, 2012, has been cancelled and will have to be rescheduled to a later time. The speaker is injured and is unable to make it. Furthermore, she was unable to find an alternative speaker for the event.

Sorry for the inconvenience and stay tuned for the updated time and location of the event.


Date: TBA

Time: TBA

Location: TBA

Speaker: Ella Murphy – Project Manager, CH2M HILL


This will be our first seminar for 2012 – 2013!

Join us for an informative session as we look at the need for water reuse, reuse technologies and applications; public, environmental and regulatory concerns related to water reuse, and planning for reuse initiatives.




World Water Day 2012: “GasLand” Movie Screening & Panel Discussion

Date: Thursday, March 22, 2012

Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: GB202 (2nd  Floor, Galbraith Building)


In commemoration of World Water Day 2012, join us for the screening of the documentary “GasLand” followed by a Panel Discussion.

The movie and the panel discussion will explore the issues associated with the on-land drilling for natural gas, and the associated impacts to groundwater supplies, human health and the environment.

!!! Dinner will be provided !!!





Professional Development Workshop: Identifying Your Personal Competencies

Date: Thursday, March 15, 2012

Time: 12 noon – 1 pm

Location: GB217 (Galbraith Building)

Speaker: Samentia Wilson, Administrative Assistant, Black Creek Community Health Centre


Understanding your strengths, abilities and unique qualitiies, and knowing how to develop and enhance these characteristics are important for your professional development.

Learn how to identify your personal qualities and abilities that will enhance your career success.



Professional Development Workshop: Networking for Success

Date: Friday, March 09, 2012

Time: 12 noon – 1pm

Location: BA1240 (Bahen Building)

Speaker: Lisa Mattam, Managing Principal – The Mattam Group


Mastering the art of networking is important for continuous learning, career advancement and professional success.

Join us as we explore ways and tools for building  and maintaining your personal network.




Professional Development Workshop: Effective Communication

Date: Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Time: 12 noon – 1 pm

Location: GB117

Speakers: Laura Mitchell and Peter Shewchenko, Toastmasters International.


You are invited to attend our first Professional Development Workshop for the semester.

Join us for an interactive session where you will learn the importance of and techniques for communicating your thoughts and ideas in an effective manner to impact others and make a lasting impression.