Events - September 2016

Friday, September 30, 2016 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
tapestry with black woman standing over town

How do works of art seek to interact with their audiences and produce change?

This talk explores that question with regard to earlier and contemporary black Canadian writing.

Thursday, September 29, 2016 — 3:15 PM to 6:30 PM EDT
Rachel Griffin

The Equity Office in collaboration with campus partners, is hosting a guest lecture, "Sexual Violence, Social Justice and Compassion" by Rachel Alicia Griffin, PhD.

Thursday, September 29, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Games Institute Brown Bag Lunch series logo

Director of The Games Institute, Prof. Neil Randall discusses anticipating and experiencing the first episode of Star Trek, broadcast September 8, 1966, along with the cultural impact the series has had across videogames and other media since its inception.

Saturday, September 24, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
indigenous dancer

Join the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre for a traditional Pow Wow, including dancers, drummers, craft and food vendors, Indigenous artists, and more.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 — 12:30 PM EDT
Musicians perform Earth Peace

Earth Peace, by Carol Ann Weaver, recently composed and compiled in South Africa and Namibia, tells global stories of conflict, pain, resolution and joy.  The work contains choral music, string quartet, and readings which represent various troubled parts of our world.  

Sunday, September 18, 2016 — 12:00 PM EDT
single chair in old basement room

The Mush Hole Project is an immersive, site-specific art and performance installation event taking place at Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford, Ontario - the site of the former Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School.

Saturday, September 17, 2016 — 12:00 PM EDT
single chair in old basement room

The Mush Hole Project is an immersive, site-specific art and performance installation event taking place at Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford, Ontario - the site of the former Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School.

Friday, September 16, 2016 — 6:00 PM EDT
single chair in old basement room

The Mush Hole Project is an immersive, site-specific art and performance installation event taking place at Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford, Ontario - the site of the former Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School.

Friday, September 16, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
Hagey Hub building detail where event will take place

Sexual violence thrives in a culture that normalizes and facilitates it. Join teachers from across the Faculty of Arts for a series of short talks about rape culture in relation to their areas of expertise.

Thursday, September 15, 2016 — 7:00 PM EDT
old photo of Berlin, Ontario

Berlin’s name change to Kitchener was not just a simple vote. Tumultuous times divided the otherwise peaceful city into two groups, reflecting the Great War that had erupted in Europe two years prior and, in the end, made the name change in 1916 Berlin/Kitchener anything but simple.

Thursday, September 15, 2016 — 5:00 PM EDT
gallery logo with two thumbnail images of artwork

Referencing the study of rapid eye movements (saccades) and short, subsequent stops in between (fixations), Fixations & Saccades brings together a selection of recent work by six multidisciplinary artists whose process is grounded in abstraction.

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