Events - September 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014 — 3:00 PM EDT
Stratford campus building at dusk

Why do we need libraries in the age of Google? Do we still need to collect and keep printed books, and to pay to maintain the buildings that house them? 

Peter Mansbridge hosts a special broadcast of CBC Cross Country Checkup from the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus. Join him on Sunday, September 28th, 2104 for a peek into the future of libraries.

3:00 PM Doors Open 

4:00 PM Live Broadcast Begins 

Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 — 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Join us for a traditional Pow Wow, including craft and food vendors, traditional storytelling, Indigenous artists, demonstrations, and more.
 
  • Grand entry at noon
  • Closing ceremony at 5 pm

The Pow Wow will take place rain or shine.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 — 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT

Renison University College hosts the 20th Annual East Asian Festival. Experience the vibrant cultures of China, Japan and Korea with live performances and demonstrations, music, food, and educational and interactive booths. 

Friday, September 26, 2014 — 3:00 PM EDT

The Department of English Language and Literature kicks off their 2014-15 Speaker Series with Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, Robert Zacharias.

Dr. Zacharias' primary research interests are in Canadian literature, ethnicity, migration and transnationalism, as well as in Mennonites studies.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 — 7:00 PM EDT
Lisa Schirch

Join Conrad Grebel University College for a Peace and Conflict Studies Lecture featuring Distinguished Alumnae Lisa Schirch.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 — 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

Political Science Speaker Series presents Ben Ries

Thursday, September 18, 2014 — 10:30 AM EDT

The Department of English Language and Literature presents Imre Szeman, Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies (University of Alberta). In discussions of economics, development, employment, and politics, the figure of the entrepreneur has become a kind of master-signifier or episteme that structures life and experience within the global North.  And the episteme is not limited to these fields: it has crept into the world of arts, culture, education, and everyday behavior, colonizing the social—and the thinkable—as such.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

The beautifully renovated Kitchener Public Library hosts Issues and Ideas Lecture Series, featuring Professor Shannon Dea of the Department of Philosophy.

Lecture Title: Women, Chastity, and the Law

Monday, September 15, 2014 — 8:00 AM EDT
poster detail showing people sitting on Berlin Wall

Dictatorship and Democracy in the Age of Extremes: Spotlights on the History of Europe in the 20th Century

Revealing a total of 190 rare photographs, newspaper clippings and political cartoons from different European archives, this exhibition tells Europe's dramatic story of the 20th century,­ a past between freedom and tyranny, democracy and dictatorship.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 — 5:00 PM EDT
Lois Andison with hanging artwork

relay is a fifteen-year survey exhibition of artworks by celebrated Canadian artist, and Fine Arts faculty member, Lois Andison.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 — 7:00 PM EDT
person in large empty room writing on white board

The starting point for the performance is an investigation of the stock market - traditionally a place where probability, ritual and intuition collide. Increasingly, it has become the domain of algorithmic approaches, where decisions are made at speeds far beyond human capacity to evaluate or intervene.

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