Events - 2014

Saturday, December 20, 2014 (all day) to Sunday, January 4, 2015 (all day)
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Are you staying in Waterloo for the winter holidays? Participate in Winterloo events from December 20, 2014 through January 4, 2015.

Friday, December 12, 2014 — 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

Please join us as we welcome our second speaker, Alison Chasteen, from the University of Toronto. Alison Chasteen conducts research on prejudice and social stigma across the adult lifespan. She will be speaking about the social and psychological aspects of aging.

Complimentary lunches will be provided for attendees who have requested a lunch.  You can request a lunch by e-mailing Igor Grossmannat igrossmann@uwaterloo.ca.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 — 12:00 PM EST

Join JamesSkidmore as he gives a talk in Kitchener Public Library's "Ideas and Issues" lecture series. Professor Skidmore will look at the many changes that unification has brought to Germany as a whole, and investigate some of the many issues that are still unresolved some 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Monday, December 8, 2014 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EST
Thomas Lemieux

The South Western Ontario Research Data Centre (SWORDC) and the Department of Economics present Dr. Thomas Lemieux, Professor and Director, Vancouver School of Economics, University of British Columbia.

Friday, December 5, 2014 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Reactive Approach Motivation for Religious Zeal

Evidence from laboratory experiments reveals that:

Friday, December 5, 2014 — 10:30 AM EST
red rose and map of Canada



Thursday, December 4, 2014 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EST

What is Maker Culture, and what does it have to do with English? What is the difference between an inventor and an entrepreneur? Is there anything critical about tech start-ups? Join the students of ENGL 408C: The Rhetoric of Digital Design for an informal exhibition of their course projects.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EST
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Join us in celebrating the culture of youth-led social entrepreneurship on campus at the University of Waterloo as we showcase GreenHouse students who will receive grants from the $5,000 Social Innovation Fund.

Monday, December 1, 2014 — 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM EST

Candidates in the University of Waterloo's Masters in Digital Experience Innovation program will give 15 minute talks on areas of experience that are ripe for innovation, explaining why that's so, and what might be done about it.

Sunday, November 30, 2014 — 7:30 PM EST

Delightful selection of Chamber Ensemble music.  Each group consists of 3 to 5 members, and this term we even have a brass ensemble in addition to the usual string ensembles.  Reception afterwards.

Friday, November 28, 2014 — 3:00 PM EST
18th century cartoon of actor on stage

The Department of English Language and Literatures' 2014-15 Speaker Series presents a lecture by Terry F. Robinson, Assistant Professor of English, University of Toronto, and an expert in performance theory and theatre history, with particular focus on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Thursday, November 27, 2014 (all day)

The G.I. Jam is a two-weekend event hosted by The Games Institute and The Playful Pixel. Each of our events are designed to appeal to a wide variety of playful people.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 — 7:30 PM EST
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Are you interested in hearing significant Canadian writers talk about how their writing sensibilities, their careers, and their Mennonite heritage intersect? 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 — 3:30 PM EST

If the harm done by pornography and the social threat it represents are so clear and obvious, then why are the arguments made against it so uniformly bad?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST
person looking at computer screen

Join the University of Waterloo at Kitchener Public Library for a discussion exploring the social, cultural, and political forces behind violent extremism and security in Canada and abroad.

Saturday, November 22, 2014 — 7:30 PM EST
Gamelan ensemble

The Gamelan is a percussive ensemble, unlike anything else you will have heard at the University of Waterloo. Please join us for this free concert, and enjoy the virtuosity and the rapid changes of tempo and dynamics associated with the Balinese gamelan style.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST
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Speaker: Francois Crépeau, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, Faculty of Law, McGill University

The focus of François Crépeau's current research includes migration control mechanisms, the rights of foreigners, the conceptualization of security as it applies to migrants, and the Rule of Law in the face of globalization.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 — 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM EST

Come on out for a great de-stressing session with the Arts and Business Living Learning community. In addition to playing Elf, we will also have lots of delicious gingerbread cookies to decorate, a glamorous photo booth for cute holiday-style selfies, and lots of hot chocolate to spare (bring your own mug). Drop by and enjoy yourselves before hunkering down for the last stretch of your semester!

This event is open to all Arts and Business students.

RSVP to the event.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 — 12:30 PM EST
Madawaska band photo

Brahms Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op. 26

Sara Fraser-Raff, violin
Anna Redekop, viola
Amber Ghent, cello
Brett Kingsbury, piano

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 — 7:00 PM EST
event poster with German romanitcs painting

Please join us for Recreating Nature: German Romantic Landscapes as Cultural Ecology, the 2014 Jacob-and-Wilhelm Grimm Lecture.

Saturday, November 15, 2014 — 7:30 PM EST
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The Department of Drama and Speech Communication presents Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Stewart Arnott.

Friday, November 14, 2014 — 7:30 PM EST
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The Department of Drama and Speech Communication presents Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Stewart Arnott.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 — 7:30 PM EST
poster for play

The Department of Drama and Speech Communication presents Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Stewart Arnott.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 — 7:30 PM EST
poster for talk featuring Ziauddin Yousafzai and his daughter Malala

Ziauddin Yousafzai will share his experiences as a teacher in the Swat Valley of Pakistan. As the father of Malala, the co-recipient of the 2014 Peace Nobel Prize, he knows the impact of violence and oppression.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EST
award sculpture made of clear glass with swirl of orange

Celebration of Arts is an annual event that pays tribute to the successes of many members of the Faculty. The reception  is an opportunity to come together as a community to celebrate the ways in which students, staff and faculty contribute to our large and diverse Faculty of Arts.

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