Events - 2013

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.

Friday, September 27, 2013 — 3:30 PM EDT

The first Department of Philosophy Colloquium talk for the 2013-2014 academic year will be on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. in HH 373: 

Robert Stainton, University of Western Ontario,

Non-Sentences Strike Back: Revisiting Logical Form and the Vernacular”.

Thursday, September 26, 2013 — 9:00 PM to Sunday, September 29, 2013 — 7:00 PM EDT
Voicemale poster

IMPACT (International Multicultural Platform for Alternative Contemporary Theatre), is a biennial international theatre festival organized by MT Space of Kitchener-Waterloo. IMPACT is designed to stimulate the development of the indigenous and culturally diverse theatre landscape in Canada.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 — 4:30 PM EDT

"The Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies and the Waterloo Centre for German Studies invites you to a public lecture by Professor Emeritus David John, entitled "Schiller's Mary Stuart: From Weimar to Stratford"

on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 4:30 pm in AL 105.  David John has been a consultant to the Stratford director of Mary Stuart, which will be playing through October."

Thursday, September 19, 2013 — 8:00 PM EDT

Historian Margaret MacMillan will be presenting this year's Hagey Lecture, entitled "Choice or Accident: The Outbreak of World War One", in the Humanities Theatre, Hagey Lecture Hall.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 — 7:00 PM EDT

Ed Jernigan, Director, Centre of Knowledge Integration at the University of Waterloo will discuss how Knowledge Integration provides a framework for understanding real world problems (challenges of big data and personal security in the digital age, of waning non-renewable resources and global financial crises, poverty, epidemic disease, climate change) by making connections across disciplines that specialized experts typically do not make and a design thinking process that can lead to workable solutions to multi-dimensional problems.

Friday, September 13, 2013 — 11:00 AM EDT

You are cordially invited to attend the first lecture in the Fine Arts Speaker Series: 

David Hoffos, film, video, and installation artist

Thursday, September 12, 2013 — 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Arts Graduate Programs Info Fair image

Considering graduate studies in Arts at uWaterloo? Come to the Graduate Programs Information Fair, directly following the Graduate Scholarship Information Session, to learn more about what we have to offer.

Talk to faculty and current graduate students in the various departments and grab lunch while you're at it!

Learn about:

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 — 8:30 AM to 5:50 PM EDT

Organizer: Heather Douglas, University of Waterloo

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Stratford Campus building at dusk

Discover the projects of our Master of Digital Experience Innovation (MDEI) students – they're eager to show you what they've been working on.

During this gallery-style walking tour through the campus you can view various student projects on display. You'll also have the chance to meet the students and discuss their work with them. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Friday, June 14, 2013 — 4:00 PM EDT
poster for Andrew McMurry talk showing bare landscape

Keynote address at the SAGE 2013 Colloquium (Student Association for Graduates in English), presented by Andrew McMurry, professor of English, University of Waterloo.

Saturday, June 1, 2013 — 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

During Doors Open Stratford, we invite you to visit 12 heritage sites from the only surviving tavern along the Huron Tract and the majestic Queen Anne-revival city hall, to some of the finest examples of terracotta in Canada and the newest addition to our community, the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus.

Thursday, May 30, 2013 — 7:00 PM EDT
Doctor Michel Desjardins.

Sponsored by: Project Ploughshares, Intercultural Dialogue Institute, Centre for the Study of Religion and Peace at Conrad Grebel University College

Monday, May 27, 2013 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Mark Kramer is Director of the Cold War Studies Program at Harvard University and a Senior Fellow of Harvard’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.  He has taught at Harvard, Yale, and Brown Universities and was formerly an Academy Scholar in Harvard's Academy of International and Area Studies and a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University.

Friday, May 24, 2013 — 7:30 PM EDT

Moderator: Jim Frank (St. Jerome's dean)

Friday, May 24, 2013 — 11:00 AM EDT

Presenter Dr. Amitendu Palit is Head (Partnerships & Programmes) and Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore’s Institute of South Asian Studies. His current research is on China-India comparative economic development, trade and Asia-Pacific regional institutional architecture Pacific and the political economy of economic reforms.

To RSVP, or for further details, please contact CIPC director Ryan Touhey at

Saturday, May 18, 2013 (all day)
Maybe Possibly artwork by Jessica Massard.

Gallery One
Nicholas Breton | The Gesture and the Drip

Gallery Two
Jessica Massard | Possibly, Maybe

Opening reception: Thursday, May 2 from 5:00–8:00 pm

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 — 12:00 PM EDT

Graduate Student Seminar
“Can VALUES be Transformative in GLOBAL AFFAIRS?”
by The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi
Introduction by James Orbinski, CIGI Research Chair in Global Health

Free Lunch will be served.

All are welcome!
Please RSVP Mona Davies at by May 13, 2013

Thursday, May 9, 2013 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
The Games Institute logo.

In partnership with the Games Institute, this is an opportunity to learn about an exciting technology that uses your brain waves to control an interface in such a way that it can allow hands free communication, control of a video game avatar, or even the creation of music and illustrations. The talk will give a quick overview of how it works, what has been done so far with these devices, and what may come in the future. Also, implications for those with movement disorders will be discussed. Finally, some lucky attendees will have a chance to try on and use the device.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

This workshop is designed to get you started on the path to creating more dynamic videos with your DSLR. It will give you the knowledge needed for shooting in virtually any situation. We will teach you the basics of using exposure, choosing a proper frame size and frame rate, focusing and stabilization techniques, audio recording, and much more to help you make the most of your cameras video mode.

This workshop will focus on the use of DSLR's for recording video, and is recommended for those with some basic photography knowledge.

Friday, April 26, 2013 — 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
The Games Institute logo.

Ever wanted to make a video game? Think you have the chops?

Join the Games Institute for a game design workshop and tournament at the Kitchener City Hall Rotunda.

Thursday, April 18, 2013 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Sponsored by Women’s Studies at University of Waterloo

Many researchers on campus consider questions that are feminist in nature or that employ gender as a category of analysis, yet seldom have opportunities to engage with colleagues who are doing such work outside of our own departments. Consequently, we are missing an excellent opportunity to network and consider research collaborations with colleagues from outside disciplines.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies, The Waterloo Centre for German Studies and the Diefenbaker Memorial Chair in German Literary Studies are pleased to invite you to:

Celan's orientation between the languages

Prof. Na'ama Rokem of the University of Chicago (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations). She will present her work on the poet Paul Celan (1920-1970) and the event will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 in the German Reading Room, ML 245, from 2 - 4 p.m. A small reception will follow.  The poster is attached.

Thursday, April 11, 2013 — 7:30 PM EDT
Lysistrata [After Dark] poster.

uWaterloo Drama presents Lysistrata [After Dark], adapted and directed by Shaw Forgeron. This play is an adaptation of Aristophanes' Lysistrata written in 411 BC. As an undergraduate thesis project, the play is produced and performed by a group of talented theatre students from the Drama Department as part of their ongoing studies.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 — 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

Brain Day is back again

The brain is a horrendously complex and poorly understood system that poses both an immense challenge -- and possibly rich rewards -- to neuroscientists, psychologists, philosophers, and computer scientists.


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