Events - February 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015 — 3:00 PM EST
barren mountain side

Please join the English Language and Literature Speakers Series for our second talk of the Winter term. We are pleased to welcome Bruce Robbins (Columbia University), who will give a talk entitled “The Absence of Imagination” —a discussion of constructionism, with an eye toward the thought of Immanuel Kant and theories of narrative.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 — 5:30 PM EST

Sixth Annual James E. Curtis Memorial Lecture

Presented by Kelly Hannah-Moffat, University of Toronto Mississauga and Centre of Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto.

This lecture focuses on recent rights violations and deaths in custody and examines the institutional responses to these incidents to explore systemic issues of accountability, institutional accessibility, and the reframing of correctional policy and prisoner's rights. 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 — 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EST
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During February, students can drop by the Arts Undergraduate Office (PAS 2439) on Wednesdays without an appointment; advisors will see you on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Monday, February 23, 2015 — 7:30 PM EST
Dr. Michael Higgins
Professor Michael Higgins is a world renowned expert, columnist, and CBC consultant on Vatican affairs. Formerly President of St. Jerome’s University, he is currently vice president for Mission and Catholic Identity at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 — 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EST
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During February, students can drop by the Arts Undergraduate Office (PAS 2439) on Wednesdays without an appointment; advisors will see you on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 — 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM EST
old drawing of boy playing goal in hockey

Join the Department of History the first History Speaker Series event of the Winter 2015 term, From Nicholas Nickleby to High School Graduate: Hockey, Education, and Canadian boys, 1945-1967, presented by J. Andrew Ross, a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Guelph.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST

The Waterloo Centre for German Studies is proud to sponsor a performance of this experimental chamber opera by Canadian composer Andrew Ager. Führerbunker is based on personal eyewitnesses accounts of the final ten days of Adolf Hitler’s life spent in a bunker in central Berlin. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EST
Lego toy people at computers

Join the Department of English Language and Literature for the first Critical Media Lab Salon of the winter term, featuring a casual talk by Profressor Steve Quilley from the Department of Environmental Studies.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 — 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EST
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During February, students can drop by the Arts Undergraduate Office (PAS 2439) on Wednesdays without an appointment; advisors will see you on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Saturday, February 7, 2015 — 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM EST
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Rethinking Economics Waterloo is hosting a non-profit, student run conference on campus! The conference will have a diverse range of distinguished speakers and several interactive discussion workshops to promote conversation and challenge the notion of what economics means in academic, educational and political contexts.

Topics include:

Friday, February 6, 2015 — 2:30 PM to 4:20 PM EST

The English department presents this roundtable session on how English Majors, or any Arts student, can tailor their degrees to help them break into the advertising/marketing field upon graduation.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 — 7:30 PM EST
Di Brandt

Di Brandt will read from a collection of poems in progress. The dynamic author of more than a dozen celebrated books of poetry, criticism, and fiction, Brandt currently teaches Canadian Literature and Creative Writing at Brandon University, and is the Manitoba Public Libraries Writer-in-Residence for 2014-2015.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 — 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EST
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During February, students can drop by the Arts Undergraduate Office (PAS 2439) on Wednesdays without an appointment; advisors will see you on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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