Events - November 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016 — 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST
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Join the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change for a panel discussion to hear reflections from policy experts and students who were at COP22 in Morocco earlier this month. Speakers will provide insights on the soon-to-be-released pan-Canadian framework on clean growth and climate change, the impact of the US Election on climate policy and cross-border collaboration, and the results of a recent exercise where local experts and practitioners articulated

Saturday, November 26, 2016 — 7:30 PM EST
University of Waterloo Chamber Choir

The University of Waterloo Chamber Choir explores themes and music from across the ages, including works by Tomas Luis de Victoria, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Ola Gjeilo, and John Tavener.

Friday, November 25, 2016 — 7:30 PM EST
Gamelan

On the island of Bali, Indonesia there is a plethora of musical ensembles called gamelan, the local term for a set of instruments made primarily of bronze or bamboo. The UWaterloo Department of Music at Conrad Grebel University College is home to a gamelan semara dana consisting of bronze gongs and metallophones, drums, and bamboo flutes. 

Friday, November 25, 2016 — 1:00 PM EST
Geoffrey Fong speaking

Tobacco use is the number one preventable cause of death in the world and is projected to kill one billion people this century.

Thursday, November 24, 2016 — 2:30 PM EST
Yourie Kim

Can you explain your Master's or Doctoral thesis in just three minutes?

Monday, November 21, 2016 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST
abstract colours forming shape of human hed

Join Doug Peers, Dean of Arts, and three professors from three Arts disciplines for a panel at Kitchener Public Library (KPL) that explores the impacts and implications of using digital technologies in our everyday lives.

Saturday, November 19, 2016 — 8:00 PM EST
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The University of Waterloo's Theatre and Performance program presents Eurydice, playwright Sara Ruhl's reimagined Orpheus myth told through the eyes of its heroine. Set in a fantastical world featuring an elevator that rains, water that sings, stones who talk, and a house made out of string, Eurydice is a thought-provoking exploration of a young woman’s discovery of her essence, even as she is losing it.

Friday, November 18, 2016 — 8:00 PM EST
poster design with abstract image and text

The University of Waterloo's Theatre and Performance program presents Eurydice, playwright Sara Ruhl's reimagined Orpheus myth told through the eyes of its heroine. Set in a fantastical world featuring an elevator that rains, water that sings, stones who talk, and a house made out of string, Eurydice is a thought-provoking exploration of a young woman’s discovery of her essence, even as she is losing it.

Thursday, November 17, 2016 — 8:00 PM EST
poster design with abstract image and text

The University of Waterloo's Theatre and Performance program presents Eurydice, playwright Sara Ruhl's reimagined Orpheus myth told through the eyes of its heroine. Set in a fantastical world featuring an elevator that rains, water that sings, stones who talk, and a house made out of string, Eurydice is a thought-provoking exploration of a young woman’s discovery of her essence, even as she is losing it.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 — 8:00 PM EST
poster design with abstract image and text

The University of Waterloo's Theatre and Performance program presents Eurydice, playwright Sara Ruhl's reimagined Orpheus myth told through the eyes of its heroine. Set in a fantastical world featuring an elevator that rains, water that sings, stones who talk, and a house made out of string, Eurydice is a thought-provoking exploration of a young woman’s discovery of her essence, even as she is losing it.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 — 7:00 PM EST
poster design for Eurydice

The University of Waterloo's Theatre and Performance program presents Eurydice, playwright Sara Ruhl's reimagined Orpheus myth told through the eyes of its heroine. Set in a fantastical world featuring an elevator that rains, water that sings, stones who talk, and a house made out of string, Eurydice is a thought-provoking exploration of a young woman’s discovery of her essence, even as she is losing it.

Saturday, November 12, 2016 — 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
collage of film images

The International Migration Research Centre (IMRC), together with the Migration, Mobilities and Social Politics research cluster, welcome you to an evening of film screenings with three internationally renowned independent filmmakers.

Friday, November 11, 2016 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST
collage with Korean leader in t-shirt

The public are invited to a keynote lecture at the 9th Annual Popular Culture and World Politics Conference. Professor Andrew Cooper (Political Science) will speak on The Contested World of Celebrity Diplomacy.

Friday, November 11, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST
many hands meet in centre of circle

Join us at CHEC, Community, Health, Environment, Communications initiative based in the Faculty of Environment, for our first Seed Grant Pitch Competition!

At this fun interdisciplinary event professors, graduate students, and representatives of community organizations will be give a 3-minute ‘pitch’ presentation of their ideas for research projects.

Friday, November 11, 2016 — 2:00 PM EST
Hillary Clinton meme on server controversy

The Department of English Language and Literature and Arts HeForShe are proud to present “Nasty Women and Digital Hygiene: Feminism, Risk, and the Purity Myths of Technoculture," a talk by Dr. Elizabeth Losh from The College of William & Mary, Virginia.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 — 12:30 PM EST
Cynthia Hiebert

Cynthia Hiebert has performed both traditional and contemporary harpsichord works in Canada, the United States and England.  This concert will feature works from the time of Shakespeare to Jimi Hendrix.

Saturday, November 5, 2016 — 7:00 PM EDT
orange construction sign with "re" tacked onto the font of the word "construction

Come and join the Department of Drama and Speech Communication's Mobile Art Studio for their art event, “Reconstruction” at Night\Shift 2016 in downtown Kitchener.

Recast the city landscape as a riotous choreography of live animation, projection and sound. Put on a hard hat and grab a Sharpie as your tool and redraw ‘city blocks’ into the imaginary configurations that work for you.

Friday, November 4, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 3:20 PM EDT

The Department of Anthropology is proud to present a lecture by Dr. Douglas Hunter, Postdoctoral fellow in the Department of History.

Thursday, November 3, 2016 — 2:30 PM EDT
Erin Wunker

Erin Wunker (Acadia University) is a feminist killjoy, and she thinks you should be one, too! She brings memoir, literary criticism, pop culture, theory, and feminist thinking together to introduce Sara Ahmed’s figure of the feminist killjoy as a lens through which to read the world.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
Pamela Klassen

Join the Department of Religious Studies for Public Memory and Indigenous Sovereignty​: The Afterlives of the Royal Proclamation of 1763, a lecture by Professor Pamela Klassen from the University of Toronto.

In the Royal Proclamation of 1763, King George III used his “spiritual jurisdiction” to guarantee that Indigenous peoples owned their lands that they had not ceded by treaty.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 — 7:00 PM EDT
book cover

Waterloo Centre for German Studies presents an author event at Kitchener Public Library. Almost Everything Very Fast, Christopher Kloeble’s US debut, is a sensitive and dramatic family saga and page-turning road novel all in one.

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