Events - 2015

Friday, October 2, 2015 — 1:30 PM EDT
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The Department of English Language and Literature is pleased to invite you to “Mediated Bodies,” the first event in our Faculty Research Series. Come hear English authors Beth Coleman and Jay Dolmage speak about their recent books, and stay for discussion and refreshments.

Thursday, October 1, 2015 — 12:00 PM EDT
people gathered around tables enjoying food

Join us at the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre for soup and bannock (frybread) for most Thursdays of the school year. Everyone's welcome!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 — 3:30 PM EDT

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) students Jennifer Akkermans, Marianne Burlew, Veronica Murawski and Anna van Milligen will each give a brief presentation with slides about their experiences this past summer while on the Shantz Summer Internships.

Friday, September 25, 2015 — 7:00 PM EDT
dropper and bottle

Homeopathy is a controversial form of alternative medicine. Some consider it a miracle, others a sham.

But where did it all start?

Friday, September 25, 2015 — 4:00 PM EDT
details from old manuscript with Milton's image and piece of hair

Join the Department of English Language and Literature for their first 2015-16 speaker series event: “Milton’s Hair: A (Long) Eighteenth-Century Entanglement,” by Jayne Lewis. 

Thursday, September 24, 2015 — 2:30 PM EDT
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The Department of Classical Studies is proud to present a lecture by Dr. Waldemar Heckel from the University of Calgary. The lecture is titled The Alexander Sarcophagus from Sidon: no open-and-shut case

Thursday, September 24, 2015 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
tomson highway

Join the Department of History for an engaging presentation by acclaimed Cree playwright, author, and musician Tomson Highway. Tomson will draw from his wealth of knowledge of Canadian and Indigenous literature, theatre and music, language and world travel, and much more!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 — 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM EDT
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Take advantage of living on your own. Have dessert before dinner! Come out to enjoy a fun night of board games with ARBUS Professors and Staff.

Who: All 1st Year ARBUS students
When: September 23rd, 5:30-6:30pm
Where: REV North Quad Lounge
Food: Cake

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 — 7:00 PM EDT
drawing of elderly man Rumi

The Studies in Islam lecture series invites all to a lecture by Professor Bilal Kuspinar, Dean in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Director of the International Rumi Center for the Study of Civilizations and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey. 

Saturday, September 19, 2015 — 7:00 PM EDT
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​Resistencia tells the story of campesinos in the Aguan Valley of Honduras and their response to the 2009 military coup that ousted President Manuel Zelaya on the eve of an election that would have included a vote on whether or not to re-write the constitution.

Friday, September 18, 2015 — 8:00 PM EDT
landscape with Earth Music title

Today, more than ever before, we are interested in the welfare of our planet and all beings who dwell therein! As musicians, we are particularly interested in the very sounds of our earth.

Thursday, September 17, 2015 — 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
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Join the Political Science Student Association (PSSA) and Professor Anna Esselment (Political Science) to view and discuss the Globe & Mail Leader's Debate. Topics will cover five central themes on the economy: jobs, energy and environment, infrastructure, housing and taxation.

Thursday, September 17, 2015 — 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
moon, stars and words Take Back the Night

On Thursday, September 17th, students, staff, and faculty are invited to join together and represent the University of Waterloo in the annual Take Back the Night march. From 6 – 9 p.m., the Kitchener-Waterloo community meets at Kitchener City Hall to march.

Saturday, June 20, 2015 — 8:00 PM EDT
Henry 6 promo image

Henry the Sixth, Part One helped make Shakespeare's name as a writer of English history plays for the London stage. One of Shakespeare's jealous contemporaries complained that “ten thousand spectators at least (at several times)” shed tears when its hero, Lord Talbot, died.

Friday, June 19, 2015 — 8:00 PM EDT
Henry 6 promo image

Henry the Sixth, Part One helped make Shakespeare's name as a writer of English history plays for the London stage. One of Shakespeare's jealous contemporaries complained that “ten thousand spectators at least (at several times)” shed tears when its hero, Lord Talbot, died.

Friday, June 19, 2015 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Spaun brain illustration

Researchers from around the world are at the University of Waterloo for a workshop at the Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience to build sophisticated models of the human brain, which they will showcase on Friday.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
logo of Institute for Quantum Computing

Arts students, faculty and staff working in/with digital media may be interested in this public lecture presented by UWaterloo's Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC).

Friday, May 29, 2015 — 3:30 PM EDT
city and people at night

Marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, German filmmakers Marc and Christopher Bauder mounted a public art installation of 8,000 lights along 15 kilometres of the former Wall site that separated East from West.

Thursday, May 7, 2015 — 5:00 PM to Saturday, May 30, 2015 — 3:00 PM EDT
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All are invited to the MFA Thesis Show 2 opening reception on Thursday, May 7 from 5:00–8:00 pm. See Performance by Support from 5:15-5:45 pm followed by New Horizzzons at 7:00 pm.

Thursday, April 30, 2015 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

The Arts Staff Advisory Council (ASAC) invites staff members to take a break on us! ASAC is thrilled to offer this community building opportunity. Please save the date and enjoy a coffee or lemonade with us.

Friday, April 24, 2015 — 7:00 PM EDT
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Faculty and students of the Department of Drama and Speech Communication have collaborated with community artists to create a multi-media, site-specific performance exploring the histories (or herstories) of the women who worked at Waterloo's Button Factory.

Thursday, April 23, 2015 — 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

Learn to identify, describe and demonstrate Arts graduate students' most sought-after, industry-relevant skills.

Join us for all three parts: a workshop facilitated by a graduate career expert; separate faculty and student discussions; and a lunch and networking opportunity.

Register today.

Tuesday, April 21, 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.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
Michael Ross

This year's Ziva Kunda Memorial Lecture Are Older Adults More Susceptible to Consumer Fraud? will be presented by Psychology professor emeritus Dr. Michael Ross.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Drawing of front entrance of new student space

Arts students, staff, faculty, friends and colleagues of the Student Space Project are invited to join Douglas Peers, Dean of Arts, at the Student Space groundbreaking ceremony and reception.


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