Events - November 2013

Saturday, November 30, 2013 — 8:00 PM EST

This concert includes the World Premiere of a new setting of Psalm 150, composed by Timothy Corlis, that has been commissioned by Conrad Grebel University College in honour of its 50th Anniversary.  Corlis is a former Grebel resident and a well-known composer working at CMU in Winnipeg. 

As part of this special occasion, all three Grebel Choirs will perform:

Chamber Choir - directed by Mark Vuorinen
Chapel Choir - directed by Ken Hull
University Choir - directed by Gerard Yun

Saturday, November 30, 2013 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Emerging Leader for Solar Energy

(ELSE) program which is a part of the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA).

ELSE is a program that empowers Canadian students and recent entrants to the labour force who are passionate about solar energy, sustainability and the environment to direct, facilitate and run advocacy campaigns. ELSE looks to provide recent university graduates who are interested in entering the solar industry, opportunities to attain new skills, knowledge, professional development and connections within Industry & Government.

Thursday, November 28, 2013 — 8:00 PM EST

orchestra@uwaterloo's Fall term concert

"Brahms and the Lieutenant"

Thursday November 28 at 8 PM in Humanities Theatre.

Tickets are free and can be ordered from the Humanities Theatre Box Office in Hagey Hall, (519) 888-4908.

Thursday, November 28, 2013 — 8:00 PM EST

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.

Steve McCaffery -- Thursday 28 November, 8pm, STJ 3014

Thursday, November 28, 2013 — 2:30 PM EST

In his new book, The Longer I’m Prime Minister, Paul Wells - one of Canada's prominent political writers and commentators - explores just what Stephen Harper’s understanding of Canada is, and who he speaks for in the national conversation. He explains Harper not only to Harper supporters but also to readers who can’t believe he is still Canada’s prime minister.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 — 4:00 PM EST

Philosophy Colloquium

Monday, November 25, 2013 — 3:30 PM EST
paiting of JFK and stylized backbone

November 22, 2013 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy (JFK), an event that continues to spark interest to this day.

Join Dr. Jim Blight and Dr. janet Lang to discuss the cautious skepticism of JFK.

Saturday, November 23, 2013 — 11:00 AM EST

The G33K Art Show is a dynamic event in the Waterloo Region bringing together a new dimension of artists and creators under one roof! Expect to see comic, sci-fi, fantasy, animation and other alternative branches of the geek culture.

G33K is produced by UWaterloo Arts alumna Miroki Tong (BA '09 Arts and Business, Drama/English) and features alumni Nicholas Cumming and Shawn DeSouza.

Friday, November 22, 2013 — 7:30 PM EST

St. Jerome's University

Bridges Lecture

What is science and why should we care?

SpeakersAlan Sokal, New York University and University College London (Physics)

James Robert Brown, University of Toronto (Philosopy)


Friday, November 22 2013 @ 7:30 p.m.

Siegfried Hall   -  St. Jerome's University 
FREE ADMISSION  -  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Thursday, November 21, 2013 — 7:00 PM EST
JFK

Join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary, Virtual JFK: Vietnam if Kennedy had lived

Directed and produced by Koji Masutani. Co-produced by James G. Blight, janet M. Lang (both from History and Balsillie School of International Affairs) and David A. Welch (Political Science and Balsillie School of International Affairs).

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 — 7:00 PM EST

Resilient Communities and the Paradox of Creative Destruction  | Waterloo Lecture

November 20, 2013 | Stratford Public Library (19 St. Andrew St.) | 7PM

Sean Geobey, McConnell Fellow at the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience Social

Saturday, November 16, 2013 — 2:00 PM EST

Multi-faith Dialogue Series

Jewish, Christian and Muslim Perspectives on Mysticism

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What is Mysticism and Where Did it Come From?

Saturday November 16, 2013

We'll explore the roots and branches of mysticism in all three traditions through stories, lives, writings and experiences.

Featuring presentations by:

Mr. Bob Chodos, a long-time member and lay leader of Temple Shalom, Waterloo.

Friday, November 15, 2013 — 5:00 PM EST

Dr. Francis Cody, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology and Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs University of Toronto, will present this year's Sally Weaver Award Guest Lecture.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 — 8:00 PM to Saturday, November 16, 2013 — 8:00 PM EST
Richard the third's bone on a cellphone screen

UWaterloo Drama presents R3 (Shakespeare's Richard III)
Adapted by Toby Malone | Directed by Jennifer Roberts-Smith

Re-imagined into our modern, media-driven world, the uWaterloo Drama production of Shakespeare's Richard III presents a fresh take on the nature of power and the manner in which public discourse is deployed, distorted, and manipulated in our highly mediated society.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 — 7:00 PM EST

The Faculty of Arts is pleased to host Alumni Theatre Night, featuring Shakespeare's Richard III, directed by Professor Jennifer Roberts-Smith. 

Re-imagined into our modern, media-driven world, the University of Waterloo’s Richard III presents a fresh take on the nature of power and manner in which public discourse is deployed, distorted, and manipulated in our highly mediated society.

Monday, November 11, 2013 — 7:00 PM EST

Military History Beyond Memory: Is Remembrance Day Still Relevant?

Join us for our discussion about the evolution of Remembrance Day.

Who does it include and exclude? How have opinions of this commemorative day changed over the years?

Speakers include:

Friday, November 8, 2013 — 12:00 PM EST

Alumni Series

Friday, November 8, 2013 - 12:00 pm

The Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies is excited to announce its second talk by our alumni.

Thursday, November 7, 2013 — 5:00 PM EST



November 7–December 21, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 7 from 5:00–8:00 pm

Gallery One + Two
Kelly Richardson
This Island Earth

Thursday, November 7, 2013 — 4:30 PM EST

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.

Ann Shin -- Thursday 7 November, 4:30pm, STJ 3027

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 — 12:30 PM EST

NOON HOUR CONCERT SERIES

JAZZ FOR TWO

 Wednesday, November 6, 2013

12:30 p.m. Conrad Grebel University College Chapel

Jim Hodgkinson, piano

Michael Wood, jazz vibraphone

Artist information

Jim Hodgkinson has performed alongside  vibraphonist Ted Piltzecker  with orchestras in Canada and the US and debuted at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York. Jim was a soloist at the official opening of Canada's Embassy to the United States in Washington, DC.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 — 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM EST

Imagining Canada's Future: SSHRC to Present its Six Future Challenge Areas

Location: CIGI (Waterloo) on November 6, 2013, from 8:00 am to 9:30 am

For Canada to be a successful 21st-century society we need to anticipate the challenges ahead and keep our minds open to the potential futures facing us all. This is the inspiration behind SSHRC’s Imagining Canada’s Future initiative.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 — 1:00 PM EST

As part of the 2013-2014 History Speaker Series, we invite you attend “The Fine Print of “Never Again” – the Drafting of the UN Genocide Convention,” led by Dr. Yehonatan Alsheh, a postdoctoral fellow at the Balsillie School of International Affairs.

This event will run Tuesday, November 5 from 1:00-2:00p in the . Please view the attached poster and visit our website for additional details.

Saturday, November 2, 2013 — 9:00 PM EDT to Sunday, November 3, 2013 — 3:00 AM EST

Night\Shift

Saturday, November 2, 2013 — 9:00 PM EDT
Kitchener street with night lighting

See Kitchener in a whole new light by exploring it in the dark

On the night of the autumn time change, come downtown to explore an unconventional showcase of arts, technology, bright ideas and nightlife on foot.

Saturday, November 2, 2013 — 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

This is an informal conference with workshops, demonstrations, talks, and meet-and-greets designed to celebrate making and hacking, from knitting and sewing to Tomagatchi repurposing and sensor-based jewellery fabrication.

Critical Media Lab will be offering two hands-on workshops, plus a talk entitled "Critical Media: Broken Tools and Misfit Toys." We are especially interested in registrants for the "Shifty Eyes" workshop. Visit the conference web site for details.

Location: THEMUSEUM in Downtown Kitchener. 

Time: 9am - 5pm, Saturday, November 2

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