Events - 2016

Monday, March 28, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
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Join us for the Department of Drama and Speech Communication's 3rd annual Pop-Up art show! Take a walk through a student created exhibition that tests the lines between art institutions and everyday life.

Thursday, March 24, 2016 — 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER. WE LOOK FORWARD TO RESCHEDULING SOON! 
UWaterloo BA '15 English alumna Rupi Kaur, poetess and author of Milk and Honey, will give a poetry reading and chat about her self-publishing experiences that led to Amazon's bestsellers list.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
prof. Kishonna Gray

The Department of Drama and Speech Communication, along with campus partners, presents this distinguished lecture event featuring Professor Kishonna Gray.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 — 12:30 PM EDT

Canadian tenor Colin Ainsworth has distinguished himself with his exceptional singing, remarkable diction, and diverse repertoire stretching from the Baroque to modern music.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Kishonna L. Gray

The Department of Drama and Speech Communication’s 2016 Distinguished Lecturer, Professor Kishonna Gray, will lead a roundtable discussion on the subject of gender and race in video games and game cultures.

Saturday, March 19, 2016 — 7:30 PM EDT
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The 2016 UpStart Festival is the latest edition in the University of Waterloo’s bi-annual one-act play festival, and features three new scripts written, developed, directed and designed by Theatre and Performance students working under faculty supervision.

Friday, March 18, 2016 — 7:30 PM EDT
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The 2016 UpStart Festival is the latest edition in the University of Waterloo’s bi-annual one-act play festival, and features three new scripts written, developed, directed and designed by Theatre and Performance students working under faculty supervision.

Friday, March 18, 2016 — 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
logo with stars in the dark sky

The Arts Student Union hosts the Arts Gala 2016: Starry Night. Come on out to the Flying Dog for a night featuring a buffet style dinner, speeches, and a DJ playing top 40, EDM and House. 

Friday, March 18, 2016 — 12:30 PM EDT

This is the final of the "68" Haydn String Quartet concerts. The title refers to the 68 string quartets that Haydn wrote over the course of his life. Each exhibits its own unique characteristics and compositional techniques.

Thursday, March 17, 2016 — 7:30 PM EDT
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The 2016 UpStart Festival is the latest edition in the University of Waterloo’s bi-annual one-act play festival, and features three new scripts written, developed, directed and designed by Theatre and Performance students working under faculty supervision.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 — 7:30 PM EDT
festival poster image

The 2016 UpStart Festival is the latest edition in the University of Waterloo’s bi-annual one-act play festival, and features three new scripts written, developed, directed and designed by Theatre and Performance students working under faculty supervision.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 — 2:30 PM EDT
book cover showing beach

Professor María del Carmen Sillato will give a presentation based on her book Traces, a collection of short stories and poems written by ex-political prisoners of the 1976-1983 military dictatorship in Argentina.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 — 7:00 PM EDT
refugees in boat

The Faculty of Arts, UWaterloo Community Relations, and Kitchener Public Library present a panel discussion featuring experts in three fields. From Canada’s history of refugee reception, to refugees currently in limbo abroad, to local settlement challenges and opportunities, the discussion will cover topics that affect us all in a globalized world.

Friday, March 11, 2016 — 7:30 PM EST
Dmitri Tymoczko at piano

Our talks will explore some of the many connections between mathematics, music, and visual arts, using as a springboard our collaborative work-in-progress with the Kitchener-Waterloo symphony, to be premiered in April 2016.

Friday, March 11, 2016 — 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM EST
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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!

Thursday, March 10, 2016 — 4:45 PM EST
Wilton Littlechild

The Department of Sociology and Legal Studies is very pleased to present a lecture by Chief Wilton (Willie) Littlechild, commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, former Member of Parliament, and respected lawyer.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
elle-maija tailfefathers

Award-winning filmmaker, actor, and activist Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers will visit UWaterloo for a free screening of a selection of her short films followed by a discussion. Please join us for this engaging presentation by one of Canada’s new Indigenous voices.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 — 12:30 PM EST

Kathryn Ladano, bass clarinet and Richard Burrows, percussion.

As an award-winning Canadian bass clarinetist, Kathryn Ladano specializes in contemporary music and free improvisation in solo and chamber settings.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 — 1:00 PM EST

A panel discussion on "The State of the Symphony" with members of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony organization:

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST
students working

Writing essays, assignments, and reports in university can be a challenging process - and at this time of year it feels like there's a big writing project due every day.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 — 12:30 PM EST

A trio consisting of Catherine Robertson (piano), Andrew Chung (violin), and Ben Bolt-Martin (cello), will be performing. Pieces include:  
E. Bloch 3 Nocturnes
G. Faure Trio op. 120

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 — 7:30 PM EST
Sir James MacMillan

Scotland's most celebrated composer, Sir James MacMillan will be the 2016 Rod and Lorna Sawatsky Visiting Scholar. His musical language is flooded with influences from his Scottish heritage, Catholic faith, social conscience and close connection with Celtic folk music, blended with influences from Far Eastern, Scandinavian and Eastern European music.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 — 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST
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Join the History Speaker Series and the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre for a special screening and director's talk on Tamarack Productions' documentary The Pass System

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 — 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EST

Part of the Gender and Equity Scholarship Series

Speakers: Cayley MacArthur (Games Institute/Systems Design Engineering) and Adam Bradley (English Language and Literature).

Friday, February 26, 2016 — 5:00 PM to Sunday, February 28, 2016 — 5:00 PM EST

The Game Design Camp - Stratford will provide an immersive hands-on experience in the realm of Game Design and Commercialization. This inspiring event will bring together students, game designers, developers, educators and industry leaders for a weekend of exploration, creativity, and most importantly – play!

The challenge?

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