Events - 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Maria Speth

Join the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies for a workshop with German filmmaker Maria Speth. An important director often associated with the "Berlin school" of cinema, Ms. Speth will  discuss her filmmaking, focusing on her two latest films (Töchter/Daughters and 9 Leben/Nine Lives) that deal with the difficulties homeless young women face.

Monday, April 20, 2015 — 7:00 PM EDT
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Earth Week is an annual event to celebrate our natural environment, increase awareness on environmental issues, and inspire sustainable behaviour.  At UWaterloo, we have several events planned for the campus community, and we encourage you to be a part of it!  This year's focus will be on climate change.

Friday, April 17, 2015 — 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
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A panel of media and academia experts will speak at this research forum organized by the Renison Research Committee.

Speakers include: 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 — 2:30 PM EDT
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Professor Ann Marie Rasmussen, Right Honourable John G. Diefenbaker Memorial Chair in German Literary Studies, will give her inaugural lecture entitled: Medieval Misogyny? Aristotle and Phyllis in Medieval German Culture

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 — 4:30 PM EDT
Maria Speth

Maria Speth is an award-winning director who is often associated with the Berlin school of German filmmaking.  As part of her visit to the University of Waterloo, sponsored by the Waterloo Centre for German Studies, three of her most important films will be shown in April.

Friday, April 10, 2015 — 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
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The University of Waterloo's Department of English Language and Literature presents: Feedback, Fedback, Feedforward, the first annual exhibition and symposium of the Experimental Digital Media graduate program.

Thursday, April 9, 2015 — 5:00 PM to Saturday, May 2, 2015 — 5:00 PM EDT
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The Department of Fine Arts and the University of Waterloo Art Gallery (UWAG) present two thesis exhibitions by MFA candidates from the graduate program in Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 — 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
brain day poster - poeple standing on a large 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.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 — 4:30 PM EDT
Maria Speth

Maria Speth is an award-winning director who is often associated with the Berlin school of German filmmaking.  As part of her visit to the University of Waterloo, sponsored by the Waterloo Centre for German Studies, three of her most important films will be shown in April.

Thursday, April 2, 2015 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
three minute thesis logo for UWaterloo

Two Arts graduate students are headed to the University of Waterloo 3MT in the battle of outstanding ideas -- with finalists from the other five faculties. 

Thursday, April 2, 2015 — 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
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Please join the Department of Drama and Speech Communication on the morning of April 2nd to experience the POP-UP MALL.
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
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Are patents essential for thriving innovation and prosperity? Professor David Levine challenges the common view that intellectual property is beneficial to society. 

Monday, March 30, 2015 — 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
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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
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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 — 4:00 PM EDT
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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
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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. 

Thursday, March 19, 2015 — 5:00 PM to Saturday, April 4, 2015 — 5:00 PM EDT
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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
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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
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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 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."

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