Events - 2016

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
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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.

Monday, October 31, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
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Join The Games Institute for this panel of experts discussing the social, political, cultural, and pedagogical role of games and play in the 21st century. Topics include studying, creating, and critiquing games and the importance of play in developing critical thinking and digital literacy skills.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 — 7:30 PM EDT
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The Bridges Lecture Series based at St Jerome's University connects Arts, Science and Mathematics.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
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Co-opertative Education presents Senior Co-op Student Panel: Strategies for Success. Experienced co-op students share their job search and work term experiences and challenges, as well as tips on finding and succeeding in junior co-op jobs.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016 — 12:30 PM EDT

Amy Waller Prince, a well-known local soprano, will be performing works from Verdi, Strauss, Dvorak, and Greer. Ms. Prince recently received a Doctorate of Music from Indiana University.  She has performed many operatic roles, including Rosalind in Die Fledermaus, and Mabel in the Pirates of Penzance

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 — 7:00 PM EDT
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Election battles were fought ferociously in pre-World War One Germany, when most middle-class Germans still opposed formal democracy. Anti-democrats deployed many exclusionary strategies that flew in the face of electoral fairness.

Friday, October 21, 2016 — 7:00 PM to Saturday, October 22, 2016 — 7:00 PM EDT
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Critical Media Lab (CML) and NIGHT\SHIFT are pleased to announce a collaborative hackathon-type event for artists, makers, designers, activists, and other creative types interested in the intersection of public space and digital media.

Thursday, October 20, 2016 — 4:30 PM EDT
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The Writing Centre at 40 Speaker Series highlights the broad field of communication, and its intersections with politics, culture, media, technology, and our digital lives. This four-part series examines ways that communication helps us craft ourselves as social beings in a digital world, looks at how we engage with media and our social networks, and explores how we move through and communicate with the world.

Our first guest is Nora Young from CBC Radio's Spark in PHY 145. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 — 12:30 PM EDT
Awea Duo

Jennifer Brimson Cooper and Mas Sugihara are an imaginative and intense duo that perform both original compositions for the sax and flute, as well as transcriptions of classical pieces.

Monday, October 17, 2016 — 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Monique Mojica

Join the Theatre and Performance program for a talk by Indigenous actor and playwright Monique Mojica, "Inscripted Earth: embodiment of place as research, process and performance."

Friday, October 14, 2016 — 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
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Please join us for the first History Speaker Series talk this fall. Dr Lisa Monchalin will present The Colonial Problem: An Indigenous Perspective on Crime and Injustice in Canada.

Friday, October 14, 2016 — 12:30 PM EDT
Orchid Ensemble

The JUNO nominated Orchid Ensemble is Lan Tung on the erhu/Chinese violin, Xiao Mei Zhu on the zheng/Chinese zither, and Jonathan Bernard on percussion. The ensemble blends ancient musical instruments and traditions from China and beyond, creating a beautiful new sound. 

Friday, October 14, 2016 — 9:00 AM to Sunday, October 16, 2016 — 4:00 PM EDT
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Responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action, this summit is designed to be an intercultural calling-in of social justice advocates, community elders, researchers, artists, cultural, and multidisciplinary practitioners and performers, academics, students, and residential school representatives.

Friday, October 14, 2016 — 9:00 AM EDT
Cindy Blackstock

The Integrating Knowledges Summit presents a keynote address by Cindy Blackstock Executive Director, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, Professor at the School of Social Work, McGill University, and Director of First Nations Children's Action Research and Education Service (FNCARES).

Thursday, October 6, 2016 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Glass globe rests no American flag

Former United States Ambassador to Finland, Derek Shearer, discusses the potential impact the 2016 US Presidential election may have on U.S. foreign policy. This event is co-sponsored by the Faculty of Arts, Balsillie School of International Affairs, and Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

Thursday, October 6, 2016 — 4:00 PM EDT
automated manufacturing

The Department of Economics is pleased to present the annual Waterloo Arts Distinguished Lecture in Economics, with David Autor, Ford Professor of Economics at MIT.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 — 12:30 PM EDT

This concert will explore chamber music repertoire by two Canadian composers: Seven Tableaux from the Song of Songs by Srul Irving Glick, and Selections from Trio, composed by Grebel alumna Erica de la Cruz, setting poetry by University of Waterloo Professor Sarah Tolmie.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
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Students! Come to "Stop and Talk", a chance to chat with President Feridun Hamdullahpur in the Great Hall of the Student Life Centre (SLC). There's no agenda or formal remarks, just a chance to connect and talk about how your term is going and anything else that's on your mind. 

Friday, September 30, 2016 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
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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
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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.  


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