Events - 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 — 7:30 PM EDT
Bertha von Suttner: A life of peace poster with old photo

Conrad Grebel University College is pleased to host a concert and exhibit in celebration of Bertha Von Suttner, an avid peace activist and the first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1906 for her most famous novel “Lay Down your Arms”.

Thursday, May 8, 2014 (all day) to Sunday, May 18, 2014 (all day)
SpringWorks logo

Brush with Art

Thursday, May 1, 2014 — 5:00 PM to Saturday, May 17, 2014 — 5:00 PM EDT
two visual artworks

The Department of Fine Arts and the University of Waterloo Art Gallery (UWAG) present MFA THESIS 2 featuring the exhibitions "Something is Missing" by Srdjan Segan in Gallery One and "should one react against the laziness of railway tracks between the passage of two trains" by Ian McMurrich in Gallery Two.

Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, May 1 from 5:00-8:00 pm.

Thursday, April 17, 2014 — 7:00 PM EDT
Francois pare

Event coordinated by Centre français Hamilton.

Professor François Paré (Department of French Studies) will discuss current literary movements from Franco-Ontario, Western-Canadian Francophone communities, as well as Caribbean and Haitian literatures.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 — 4:00 PM EDT
cover of book Stolen Life

Reading and interview with author Rudy Wiebe who collaborated with Yvonne Johnson on the book "Stolen Life: The Journey of a Cree Woman."

Thursday, April 10, 2014 — 5:00 PM to Saturday, April 26, 2014 — 5:00 PM EDT
two visual artworks

The Department of Fine Arts and the University of Waterloo Art Gallery (UWAG) present MFA THESIS 1 featuring the exhibitions "Turf & Twig" by Amanda Rhodenizer in Gallery One and "The Jackalope in the Room" by Megan Green in Gallery Two.

Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, April 10 from 5:00-8:00 pm.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 — 7:00 PM EDT

Forgotten Dreams: Werner Herzog's Romantic Cinema

LAURIE JOHNSON | UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

Monday, April 7, 2014 (all day)
people standing on giant brain

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.

The Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience (CTN) will be holding their 8th Annual Waterloo Brain Day on April 7, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in EV3-1408. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014 — 7:00 PM EDT

How Does Transnationalism Redefine Contemporary Literature? An Investigation of Five German Authors

ELISABETH HERRMANN | UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA

Saturday, March 29, 2014 (all day)
Earth Hour poster for Waterloo campus

Every year, Sustainable Campus Initiative hosts Earth Hour in the Student Life Centre. There is a whole day of events planned, and from 8:30-9:30 pm we turn off the lights in the SLC! Click here for our Facebook event.

There will be FREE FOOD AND PRIZES, as well as a BAR ON SITE!

See below for schedule:

Lower Atrium:
4pm - 4:40pm: Zumba
5pm - 5:40pm: Muay Thai
6pm - 6:40pm: Hip Hop

Thursday, March 27, 2014 — 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

Daniel David Moses is a Delaware Indian of the Six Nations lands along the Grand River. He is the author of several plays and poetry collections,
including A Small Essay on the Largeness of Light and Other Poems (2012) and Almighty Voice and His Wife (2009), and a CD of poetry and music entitled River Range, Poems (2009). He teaches playwrighting at Queen's University.

This year's Reading Series at St Jerome's is on the theme of Literartistry,
showcasing literature's dance with other artistic media.

All readings are free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 27, 2014 — 9:00 AM to Friday, March 28, 2014 — 5:00 PM EDT

The Philosophy Graduate Student Association is holding their 21st Annual Philosophy Graduate Student Conference on March 27 (HH 373) and March 28, 2014 (HH 334).  The keynote speaker on Friday, March 28 will be James Dreier, Brown University.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

Join us for a lecture on contemporary wars, peace and security by Ernie Regehr, 2013 Arts Alumni Achievement Award Recipient.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 — 3:00 PM EDT

Waterloo Arts and the Economics Department is pleased to announce a Distinguished Lecture with a focus on economics and its impact on society and individuals.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 — 3:30 PM EDT
david seljak

Public institutions in Canada should accommodate on the grounds of religious freedom, says Professor David Seljak.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

The Department of History is hosting its first Professor Profile featuring Dr. Susan Roy.

The history and politics of Indigenous heritage sites in Canada

Sunday, March 23, 2014 — 1:30 PM EDT

The Science of Sexuality is an evocative, informed, creative, conversation-starting exhibition about one of the most ubiquitous, most under-discussed aspects of our life and culture. THEMUSEUM is thrilled to facilitate inspiring, important, transformative ideas and discussions. It's time for the talk. The Sex Dialogues is a series of lectures, panel discussions, films and guest speakers. Conversation is intercourse too.

Speaker: Dr. Doris Jakobsh, Associate Professor, University of Waterloo

Saturday, March 22, 2014 — 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM EDT
Event poster

Please join us for this year's Tri-University History Conference. The conference provides an opportunity for students and faculty to share exciting new insights into the past. This year's theme is Histories and Communities, and in celebration of the conference's 20th anniversary, we have some special events lined up for the day, including live Reggae music!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 — 8:00 PM EDT
poster for performance of Solitary to Solidarity
  • Evening performances on March 19, 20, 22 at 8pm
  • Matinee performance on March 21 at 12:15pm
    Discounted tickets can be purchased at the door at
    $15 general audience & $10 students & seniors.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 — 12:30 PM EDT

Music by Carol Ann Weaver, with Rebecca Campbell.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Learn about the Master of Digital Experience Innovation (MDEI) offered only at the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus. Available on a full-time and part-time basis, this course-based, industry focused Master’s comes complete with the educational portion of the Project Management Professional® certification.

Learn how MDEI can help drive your career forward.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 — 7:00 PM EDT

Save the date to join us for our annual Alumni Theatre Night for a performance of From Solitary to Solidarity: Unraveling the Ligatures of Ashley Smith, written by Waterloo alumna Melanie Bennett and directed by Andy Houston.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 — 5:00 PM to Thursday, March 20, 2014 — 10:00 PM EDT
thumbnail of poster for conference

The UW Economics Society invites you to “eCon 2014: What’s Next”, a three-day conference to ALL University of Waterloo students regardless of faculty or major.

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