Events - October 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013 — 4:00 PM EDT

This year's annual Fall lecture, presented by the Classical Association of Canada, Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo, will be given by Prof. John Oleson from the University of Victoria. The lecture is titled Harena sine calce ("Sand without Lime"): Building Disasters, Incompetent Architects, and Construction Fraud in Ancient Rome. It will be held Thursday, October 31 at 4:00 in 1-101A (Dr. Alvin Woods Building, WLU).

Saturday, October 26, 2013 — 5:00 PM EDT

Keynote by Dr. Randy Martin, Chair, Art and Public Policy, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

Saturday, October 26, 2013 — 8:30 AM to 10:00 PM EDT

Invisible Cities: Located Knowledge and Digital Design Graduate Symposium and Expo - an interdisciplinary group of graduate scholars, makers, and artists will present works that explore the conditions, challenges, and possibilities of new forms of “invisible cities.”

Join the discussion on critical topics in digital media studies and design:

Friday, October 25, 2013 — 7:00 PM EDT

Keynote by Dr. Jim Stanford
Economist, Canadian Auto Workers

Friday, October 25, 2013 — 7:00 PM EDT

The 2013 Jakob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm Lecture will be given by Harvard film scholar Eric Rentschler. Professor Rentschler, who will also be receiving an honorary doctorate from the University of Waterloo for his leading scholarship in film studies, will be speaking on the film The Lives of Others / Das Leben der Anderen, winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2007.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 — 2:30 PM EDT

The Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies’ lecture Series, presentation by Professor Susan Antebi (Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Toronto) entitled:

“The Cosmic Haplotype: Disability, Bioinformatics and the Map of the Mexican Genome"

This will be held on Wednesday October 23rd 2013 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm in The Laurel Room, South Campus Hall (SCH).  A reception shall follow the presentation.

All are welcome!

Friday, October 18, 2013 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

To celebrate the recent publication of Belonging and Isolation in the Hellenistic World, a 'gala event' will be held in the evening of October 18. Featuring 18 essays by research associates of the Waterloo Institute for Hellenistic Studies, and edited by Sheila Ager and Riemer Faber of the Department of Classical Studies, this volume enhances our understanding of social (dis)connections in antiquity. The celebration will be preceded by a public lecture by Dr. Daniel Ogden, Professor of Ancient History (Exeter).

Friday, October 18, 2013 — 6:00 PM to Sunday, October 20, 2013 — 3:00 PM EDT
Friday, October 18, 2013 — 5:30 PM EDT
Seleucus I Nicator

Please join the Department of Classical Studies for a special public lecture by visiting scholar, Professor Daniel Ogden, professor of Ancient History, University of Exeter, UK.

Professor Ogden's lecture is titled The Legend of Seleucus:

Friday, October 18, 2013 — 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Are you a high school student thinking about a History degree? Do you ever wonder what careers are available and what types of courses are offered to a History student? Come find out at our 2nd Annual High School History Conference!

Thursday, October 17, 2013 — 4:30 PM EDT
Image of book by Steven Bednarski. Title Curia, A social hisotry of a Provencal Criminal Court in the Fourteenth Century

Come celebrate the launch of Dr. Steven Bednarski's first book, Curia: A Social History of a Provençal Court in the Fourteenth Century.

Thursday, October 17, 2013 (all day) to Saturday, October 19, 2013 (all day)
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Co-hosted by:
Wilfrid Laurier University Department of Global Studies
Conrad Grebel University College Peace and Conflict Studies at University of Waterloo
Friday, October 11, 2013 — 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM EDT

"Principles, strategies, & best practices: Second language pragmatics as learning target",

a two-part public workshop on Friday, October 11, 2013, 10 a.m.-12 p.m in EV3 3408 and 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. in ML 117.

Dr. Thorsten Huth of the University of Tennessee Knoxville will hold both the lecture and the workshops in English.  Further details are attached.  These events are of particular interest to teachers and teachers-in-training - please encourage interested undergraduate and graduate students to attend.

Thursday, October 10, 2013 — 5:30 PM EDT

Are you an Arts student looking to gain knowledge about career paths in Economics after graduation? If so, please join us for our presentation on "Career Paths in Economics".

University of Waterloo Economics alumnus John Rose will talk about his personal career in economics and discuss opportunities for economics graduates in the public sector, financial sector and other segments of the private sector. He will also comment on skills that are important for success in the workplace.

There will also be a Q&A session and refreshments will be served.

Thursday, October 10, 2013 — 12:00 PM EDT

Dear Colleagues and Students,
As part of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies' lecture series, we are pleased to invite you to

"Doing the transcultural: Applied linguistics and second language pragmatics",

a public lecture on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 12:00p.m.-1:30 p.m. in ML 245,

Thorsten Huth
Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures
The University of Tennessee Knoxville

Thursday, October 3, 2013 — 4:30 PM EDT

The theme of this year's Reading Series at St Jerome's is LITERARTISTRY, to showcase literature's dance with other artistic media. We feature writers whose work is often multi-modal, incorporating aspects of the graphic arts, of experimentation with sound, and of dramatic performance.

Christian Campbell -- Thursday 3 October, 4:30pm, STJ 3027

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 — 1:00 PM EDT

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies invites you to a reading and talk by Jan DeGrass, former Waterloo student of Russian and author, from her novel Jazz with Ella. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 (all day) to Friday, October 4, 2013 (all day)
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Canadian Research Data Centre Network
2013 National Conference

The Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN) 2013 Conference will take place in Waterloo, Ontario on October 3 & 4, 2013, with pre-conference workshops on the 2nd. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 (all day) to Friday, October 4, 2013 (all day)
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Gamification 2013 is the premier event to share ideas, collaborate with thought leaders (academics and industry experts) and explore the future of gamification. In cooperation with the Special Interest Group on COMPUTER-HUMAN INTERACTION (SIGCHI) of the Association for the Computing Machinery (ACM), Gamification 2013 will be hosted by the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

The Canadian Ambassador in Greece, the Honourable Mr. Robert Peck, along with the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University are proud to present a lecture by Dr. David Rupp, Director of the Canadian Institute in Greece. The lecture, which is open to the public, is titled Canadians Take the Field Throughout Greece.

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