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Thursday, August 4, 2022 | Daily Bulletin – The Iron Warrior

Brandon Sweet
University Communications
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Owen Melisek and Silas Clusiau of the Waterloo School of Architecture took top spot in a national design competition with this pedestrian bridge, which they called Fire Bird.
Owen Melisek and Silas Clusiau of the Waterloo School of Architecture took top spot in a national design competition with this pedestrian bridge, which they called Fire Bird.
This article was originally published on the Faculty of Engineering news site.
Students from the Waterloo School of Architecture swept the top three spots in a national contest to design a pedestrian bridge.
Owen Melisek and Silas Clusiau finished first in the Architectural Student Design Competition staged by the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction. They were sponsored by Professor Terri Meyer Boake.
Their winning entry, a vibrant orange bridge designed to represent the danger of forest fires due to climate change, earned them $8,000, plus $2,000 for Boake as the faculty sponsor.
Cindy Ma and Luna Hu finished second, while Jeffery Yau and Ernest Lee took third place. Nadia Cheng and Jessica Chan received an honourable mention. Boake also sponsored those three projects.
Students in the 2021-22 competition were challenged to design a bridge that would “establish a meaningful connection” and “draw attention and be the symbol of a link between an origin and a destination.”
It is the second straight year that Waterloo students have swept the contest, and the third year in a row they took the top spot.
A message from the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE).
CORE study banner featuring a large human eye.The Centre for Ocular Research & Education is currently seeking children ages 7-12 to participate in a study investigating whether a contact lens can slow down myopia’s progression (nearsightedness).
This new study will include 9 in-clinic visits over a 3-year timeline (total = 18 hrs). All study products will be provided by CORE. Study contact lenses must be worn for a minimum of 10 hours per day, 6 days a week, over the study period. In appreciation of your time, your child will receive up to $360 for study completion. Parking passes will be provided as required.
Visit www.COREstudies.ca/PROTECT for more info and registration.
All studies conducted at CORE have been reviewed and received ethics clearance through a University of Waterloo Research Ethics Board. If you’d like to be considered for other CORE studies, please create a participant profile and we will contact you based on eligibility: https://corestudies.ca/participate-in-research/.
On July 14 the Daily Bulletin announced a raft of retirements from April to July 2022, but an eagle-eyed reader pointed out that we hadn’t announced January to March 2022’s retirees. To correct that omission, here they are:
A belated congratulations on your retirement, everyone. Best wishes on the next leg of your life’s journey.
30 years ago: Melrose Place
Students can visit the Student Success Office online for supports including academic development, international student resources, immigration consulting, leadership development, exchange and study abroad, and opportunities to get involved.
Instructors looking for targeted support for developing online components for blended learning courses, transitioning remote to fully online courses, revising current online courses, and more please visit Agile Development | Centre for Extended Learning | University of Waterloo (uwaterloo.ca).
Instructors can visit the Keep Learning website to get support on adapting their teaching and learning plans for an online environment.
Course templates are available within your course in LEARN to help you build and edit your content and assignment pages quickly.
The following workshops, webinars, and events are offered by the KL team (CTE, CEL, ITMS, LIB):
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Methods – self-directed, continuous self-enrollment course in LEARN.
Independent Blended Course Design (iBlend) – self-directed, continuous self-enrollment course in LEARN.
Copyright Overview for Waterloo Instructors and Staff – self-directed, continuous self-enrollment course in LEARN.
Independent Remote Course Design Essentials (iReCoDE) – self-directed, continuous self-enrollment course in LEARN.
Supporting Student Mental Health (for Instructors) – self-directed, continuous self-enrollment course in LEARN.
Supports are available for employees returning to campus. Visit IST’s Hybrid Work and Technology guidelines and workplace protocols to assist with the transition.
The Writing and Communication Centre has in-person and virtual services to support grad and undergrad students, postdocs and faculty with any writing or communication project. Services include one-to-one appointmentsdrop-ins at Dana Porter Libraryonline workshopswriting groupsEnglish conversation practice, and custom in-class workshops.  
Co-op students can get help finding a job and find supports to successfully work remotely, develop new skills, access wellness and career information, and contact a co-op or career advisor.
The Centre for Career Action (CCA) has services and programs to support undergrads, grad students, postdocs, alumni, and employees in figuring out what they value, what they’re good at, and how to access meaningful work, co-op, volunteer, or graduate/professional school opportunities. Questions about CCA's services? Live chat, call 519-888-4047, or stop by our front desk in the Tatham Centre 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Drop-in to Warrior Virtual Study Halls on Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Come together in this virtual space to set goals and work independently or in groups each week.
Renison's English Language Institute continues to offer virtual events and workshops to help students practice their English language skills.
If you feel overwhelmed or anxious and need to talk to somebody, please contact the University’s Campus Wellness services, either Health Services or  Counselling Services. You can also contact the University's Centre for Mental Health Research and TreatmentGood2Talk is a post-secondary student helpline available to all students.
The Library is open with expanded hours for access to book stacks, drop-in individual study space, bookable group study rooms, drop-in access to computers and printers, book pick-up services and IST Help Desk support. Librarian consultations, Special Collections & Archives and the Geospatial Centre are available by appointment. Full details on current services and hours are available on the Library’s COVID-19 Update webpage.
The Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo (FAUW) continues to advocate for its members. Check out the FAUW blog for more information.
The University of Waterloo Staff Association (UWSA) continues to advocate for its members. Check out the UWSA blog for more information.
The Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office (SVPRO) supports all members of the University of Waterloo campus community who have experienced, or been impacted, by sexual violence. This includes all students, staff, faculty and visitors on the main campus, the satellite campuses, and at the affiliated and federated Waterloo Institutes and Colleges. For support, email: [email protected] or visit the SVPRO website.
The Office of Indigenous Relations is a central hub that provides guidance, support, and resources to all Indigenous and non-Indigenous campus community members and oversees the University's Indigenization strategy.
The Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre, based at St. Paul’s University College, provides support and resources for Indigenous students, and educational outreach programs for the broader community, including lectures, and events.
WUSA supports for students:
Peer support – MATESGlow CentreRAISEWomen’s Centre – Click on one of the links to book an appointment either in person or online for the term.
Food Support Service food hampers are currently available from the Turnkey Desk 24/7 in the Student Life Centre. Drop-off locations are also open again in SLC, DC, DP, SCH, and all residences.
Co-op Connection all available online. 
Centre for Academic Policy Support – CAPS is here to assist Waterloo undergraduates throughout their experience in navigating academic policy in the instances of filing petitions, grievances and appeals. Please contact them at [email protected].
WUSA Student Legal Protection Program – Seeking legal counsel can be intimidating, especially if it’s your first time facing a legal issue. The legal assistance helpline provides quick access to legal advice in any area of law, including criminal. Just call 1-833-202-4571
Empower Me is a confidential mental health and wellness service that connects students with qualified counsellors 24/7. They can be reached at 1-833-628-5589.
GSA-UW supports for graduate students: 
The Graduate Student Association (GSA-UW) supports students’ academic and social experience and promotes their well-being.
Advising and Support – The GSA advises graduate students experiencing challenges and can help with navigating university policies & filing a grievance, appeal, or petition.
Mental Health covered by the Health Plan – The GSA Health Plan now has an 80 per cent coverage rate (up to $800/year) for Mental Health Practitioners. Your plan includes coverage for psychologists, registered social workers, psychotherapists, and clinical counselors.
Dental Care – The GSA Dental Plan covers 60 to 70 per cent of your dental costs and by visiting dental professionals who are members of the Studentcare Networks, you can receive an additional 20 to 30 per cent coverage.
Student Legal Protection Program – Your GSA fees give you access to unlimited legal advice, accessible via a toll-free helpline: +1-833-202-4571. This advice covers topics including housing disputes, employment disputes, and disputes with an academic institution.
The Graduate House: Open Monday to Tuesday 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday to Friday 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. We’re open to all students, faculty, staff, and community members. The Graduate House is a community space run by the GSA-UW. We’re adding new items to the menu. Graduate students who paid their fees can get discounts and free coffee.
Warriors vs. Laurier Blood Donation Battle. Join our “Waterloo Warriors” team on the Blood.ca website or app. #ItsInYouToGive
Warriors Youth Summer Day Camps, July 4 to September 2. Open to boys and girls age 5-18. Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Multi-Sport and Games & Volleyball. Register today.
FLIGHT Virtual Summer Camp, Tuesday, August 2 to August 13. FLIGHT virtual summer camp provides a strong introduction to tech entrepreneurship to girls aged 13-18 who self-identify as Black or another underrepresented minority.
Part-Time Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Information Session, Wednesday, August 3, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., Zoom. Registration required.
Indigenous Learning Circle – Medicine Knowledge, Thursday, August 4, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., BC Matthews Green.
2022 Global Summit: Nanotechnology for a Healthier and Sustainable Future, Wednesday, August 10 and Thursday, August 11.

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