Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Participants needed for 30 minute survey

University of Waterloo
Department of Systems Design Engineering

Do you do less than 150 minutes per week moderate-to-vigorous physical activity?
Do you intend to become more physically active?
We are looking for volunteers to take part in a study that investigates individuals’ perception of persuasive messages.
As a participant in this study, you would be asked to fill out an online survey and rate a series of persuasive health messages.
The survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete, and participants can enter a draw for a $30 cash prize. The odds of winning the prize is 1 in 40.
For more information about this study or to participate, please click on the link below:

If you have any questions about the study, please contact
Leila Rezai
Department of Systems Design Engineering
This study has been reviewed by, and received ethics clearance through a University of Waterloo Research Ethics Committee.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Tired of doing all the work in your groups? FREE Crash Course on Collaboration!


Tired of doing all the work in your groups? Don't know how to tell someone to stop slacking off? Want more experience for your resumé and CV?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then we would like to invite you to the FREE Crash Course on Collaboration!

Come learn how to:
-- Identify your team's strengths and weaknesses
-- Leverage your group's diversity to achieve optimal results
-- Communicate effectively and efficiently with your group
-- Articulate your new-found collaborative skills to employers

We are a group of researchers offering a crash-course on collaboration to all UW undergraduate students. The course consists of workshops, expert guest speakers, and the chance to network with some of the brightest minds the university has to offer. We'll also be providing breakfast, lunch, and dinner to anyone who registers by December 13th!

When: January 16, 2016, 9:30am to 5:30pm, followed by a reception
Where: Environment 3
Register (and get more info)

The Collaboration Crash Course Team

Summer 2016 - Junior Quantum Engineer internship opportunity for undergrads and graduates

Our company is Rigetti Quantum Computing, a VC-funded startup based in Berkeley, CA. We’re developing general-purpose commercial quantum supercomputing systems. These machines blend unique physical hardware and algorithms to solve problems exponentially faster than today's most powerful supercomputers. The company is a graduate of Y Combinator and includes some of the world’s top quantum computing scientists and engineers graduated from Yale, Georgia Tech, Stanford, Oxford, Waterloo, Michigan, and other top quantum computing research institutions, with work experience in academia and industry.

Internship description:

As a JQE, you will quickly gain fluency and hands-on experience across several domains of advanced engineering, physics, and computer science. These include microwave engineering, cryogenic systems, nanofabrication, superconductivity, machine learning, quantum error correction, quantum optics, quantum and classical processor architectures, digital and analog signal processing, and software development. This role requires extraordinary technical skills but does not require previous quantum computing experience. We will teach you the skills needed to become a core contributor to the development of quantum supercomputing systems and applications.

To apply, please go to www.rigetti.com

If you have any questions, please email me at siu-mei@rigetti.com.

Friday, 4 December 2015

Quantitative Biology in Molecular Genetics PhD Program

The Department of Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto is hosting an event to provide information about our Quantitative Biology in Molecular Genetics PhD Program (QBMG).

This interdisciplinary program is aimed at aiding undergraduates in physics, math, computer science, chemistry, and engineering who have an interest in biology to enter the Molecular Genetics PhD program directly.

There will be two identical 1-hour sessions at 6PM on December 16th, 2015 and January 11th 2016, where faculty will introduce the program and answer any questions you may have.

Food will be served

Where: The InteractHome, Room 4284 of the Medical Sciences Building on the U of T campus

When: December 16th and January 11th at 6PM (identical sessions)