Events - 2015

Thursday, March 12, 2015 — 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM EDT
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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.

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.

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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.

Friday, January 30, 2015 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EST

The Philosophy Colloquium Series 2014-2015 presents Tania Lombrozo of the University of California, Berkeley, to address: Explanation: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful. Like scientists, children and adults are often motivated to explain the world around them and have strong intuitions about what makes something a good (or beautiful) explanation. 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 — 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST

Wondering how to sell your skills and ideas to employers or other professionals with your 30-second to 2-minute Elevator Pitch? Well have no fear, Chris Westfall is here!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 — 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Larry Smith with globe model

We need to think more analytically and aggressively about the world’s major problems. Economics professor Larry Smith challenges assumptions that social progress with a call to rebels and risk-taking innovators.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 — 4:00 PM EST

UWaterloo Bookstore presents authors Jennifer Simpson and Vershawn Young, who will be speaking about their books.

Friday, January 23, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST
Book cover of Longing for Justice by Jennifer S. Simpson

Students, faculty and staff are invited to hear professors Jennifer Simpson and Vershawn Young speak about their latest books at the first Department of Drama and Speech Communication 2015 Colloquium.

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