Events - March 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015 — 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EDT
Rinaldo Walcott

The Drama and Speech Communication Speakers Series presents invited lecturer Professor Rinaldo Walcott from the Department of Social Justice Education, and Director of the Women and Gender Studies Institute, both at the University of Toronto.

Monday, March 30, 2015 — 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
person presenting on stage with two screens behind him

As part of their final project, students in Professor Jill Tomasson Goodwin's Digital Arts Communications (DAC) 329/ Speech Communication (SPCOM) 329 Digital Presentations course are mounting an evening of scintillating talks with stunning visuals. 

Friday, March 27, 2015 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Eric Helleiner

At the height of the financial crisis, many anticipated major reforms to global financial governance; Eric Helleiner discusses whether these expectations have been realized.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 — 3:30 PM EDT
Trevor Bechtel

The Department of Religious Studies presents a talk by Professor Trevor Bechtel, Dean of Conrad Grebel University College. He considers some of the changes that have developed in human understanding of animal life over the last 20 years. 

Monday, March 23, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM EDT
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The University of Waterloo Accounting and Finance Student Association (AFSA) is hosting an AFSA Tax Clinic where volunteers will prepare free Canadian Income Tax Returns for low to middle income families and individuals as well as university students in the Kitchener-Waterloo region.

Saturday, March 21, 2015 — 8:00 PM EDT
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Ionesco’s most renowned play, Rhinoceros, was written in 1959 in response to the resurfacing of fascism in parts of Europe.  But more importantly, Ionesco wrote it as an attack on something that troubled him greatly: social conformity. 

Friday, March 20, 2015 — 8:00 PM EDT
poster detail

Ionesco’s most renowned play, Rhinoceros, was written in 1959 in response to the resurfacing of fascism in parts of Europe.  But more importantly, Ionesco wrote it as an attack on something that troubled him greatly: social conformity. 

Friday, March 20, 2015 — 4:00 PM EDT
illustration of human mind with words inside

What do language learners do, exactly? Bryan Smith from Arizona State University will give a talk on language learner behavior as it’s studied in Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL). 

Thursday, March 19, 2015 — 8:00 PM EDT
poster detail

Ionesco’s most renowned play, Rhinoceros, was written in 1959 in response to the resurfacing of fascism in parts of Europe.  But more importantly, Ionesco wrote it as an attack on something that troubled him greatly: social conformity. 

Thursday, March 19, 2015 — 5:00 PM to Saturday, April 4, 2015 — 5:00 PM EDT
people looking closely at art work on the wall

The Department of Fine Arts and UWAG present the 40th Annual Undergraduate Exhibition featuring recent artworks by fourth year students from the Fine Arts program at the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, March 19, 2015 — 3:30 PM EDT

Dr. Lorne Dawson: The research literature on terrorist radicalization is now vast and complex, yet our understanding of the process is still fragmentary and underdeveloped. This brief presentation has two purposes: to introduce you to the range of ideas and findings relevant to the study of the process by which so-called homegrown terrorists are radicalized and become violent, and to provide you with a plausible model of how this happens. 

Thursday, March 19, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
poster of old miltary person with head area torn away

Can you imagine a game in which the act of doing history – of collecting and interpreting evidence and constructing narratives – is both the goal and the reward? Can there be a game which actually gets students to explore museums, libraries, and heritage sites on their own time? 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 — 8:00 PM EDT
poster detail

Ionesco’s most renowned play, Rhinoceros, was written in 1959 in response to the resurfacing of fascism in parts of Europe.  But more importantly, Ionesco wrote it as an attack on something that troubled him greatly: social conformity. 

Friday, March 13, 2015 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

Bridges lectures aim to overcome the gap between Mathematics and the Arts. Join Sarah Tolmie (English) and Dawn Cassandra Parker (Complex Systems) for "Dancing the Math of Complex Systems."

Thursday, March 12, 2015 — 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM EDT
3MT logo

Join us for the Arts 3 Minute Thesis heat and learn about our graduate students' outstanding ideas - in three minutes flat!

The top-scoring Arts students will then advance to the University-wide 3MT competition on April 2 – where the winner receives a $1000 prize ($500 for the runner up) and the opportunity to compete at the 3MT provincial finals at Western University.

Monday, March 9, 2015 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Visiting speaker, Richard Moon, Professor of Law, University of Windsor, is an internationally recognized expert on freedom of expression and religion, Dr. Moon is author of The Constitutional Protection of Freedom of Expression (U of T Press, 2000) and Freedom of Conscience and Religion (Irwin Law, 2014). 

Friday, March 6, 2015 — 3:30 PM EST

On behalf of the Canadian Bioethics Society’s second annual National Health Ethics Week, Christopher Lowry (Assistant Professor) & Andria Bianchi (PhD student) of the Department of Philosophy will be presenting this talk on ethics and aboriginal rights to pursue traditional medicine. 

Friday, March 6, 2015 — 2:00 PM EST
Mean Girls movie image of three girls doing their hair

Please join us for the sixth and final event in this year’s English Language & Literature Speakers Series. David Bentley will give a talk titled “Mean Girls: Queen Bees, Wannabees, and the Education of Cady Heron,” examining the structure, sources, ethics, and cultural messages that make Mean Girls more than a movie about wearing pink on Wednesdays. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 — 7:30 PM EST
Carrie Snyder

The Mennonite/s Writing 2014-2015  series continues with a reading by UWaterloo English alumna Carrie Snyder, whose work, The Juliet Stories, was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award. Snyder will be reading from her new novel Girl Runner, which was recently nominated for the Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize, a story of an Olympic runner and a forgotten period of Canada’s past. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 — 11:30 AM EST
book cover showing Bill Clinton and Nelson Mandela

No longer content to fade away into comfortable retirement, a growing number of former political leaders have pursued diplomatic afterlives.

Monday, March 2, 2015 — 11:30 AM EST
Daniela Wolff

Daniela Wolff published her first novel, Kurzsturz (Shortfall), in 2014. A resident of Canada since 2010, she lives and writes in Waterloo Region.

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