Events - 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016 — 3:30 PM EST
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Join the Department of English Language & Literature for a talk by Professor Sharon Morgan Beckford-Foster, from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 — 12:30 PM EST

Founded while its members were still students, the Toronto Percussion Ensemble has been amazing and delighting audiences since 1980 with its unique combination of collective virtuosity and relaxed stage manner. A Toronto Percussion Ensemble concert brings together music of the distant past with music of the here and now, global music with local traditions, and the familiar with the wonderfully exotic.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 — 4:00 PM EST

The Waterloo Centre for German Studies presents German author and entrepreneur Marc Degens reading from his work in both German and English:

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 — 12:30 PM to Thursday, March 3, 2016 — 6:00 PM EST
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Thursday, February 18, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
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Over the last 20 years, the Internet has become an essential tool for global communication, collaboration, and commerce, but not all governments are in favour of the free and open interaction it provides.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST
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Starting university can be difficult. Moving to another city, living on your own, meeting new people, getting se to a new set of academic standards- all of these can present you with quite a challenge.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EST
Wendall Wallach

The emerging technologies, including, genomics and synthetic biology, IT and robotics, nanotechnology, regenerative and personalized medicine, and clean energy and geoengineering pose unique ethical and societal challenges.

Thursday, February 4, 2016 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST
Stephen Lewis

Stephen Lewis in conversation with members of the 2030+ Research Group at the Balsillie School of International Affairs.  The conversation will cover a wide range of topics from global health, climate change, gender equality, and Canada’s role in the international community. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 — 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM EST
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Did you attend the time management workshop that we hosted earlier this term and want to know more applicable uses of the skills you learned?

Friday, January 29, 2016 — 3:30 PM EST
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The Department of English Language & Literature presents visiting lecturer Malea Powell, director of the Rhetoric and Writing program at Michigan State University, where she also teaches in American Studies and American Indian Studies.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 — 4:00 PM EST
Michael Götting

German author Michael Götting will be reading from his new novel, Contrapunctus (English: Counterpoint). The novel is an uncompromising portrayal of four Black Germans struggling with the remainders of the country’s colonial past, their relationships, and the racist tendencies within the society.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 — 7:30 PM EST
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John Ralston Saul speaks about his latest book The Comback, a powerful pamphlet on the growing force of indigenous peoples in Canada in spite of the difficulties so often portrayed.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 — 5:00 PM EST
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“Velocity Start is the entry point for any students who want to explore entrepreneurship,” says Mike Kirkup, director of Velocity.

Saturday, January 16, 2016 — 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM EST
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Collaboration is a critical skill necessary to succeed in today's world — regardless of who you are, where you live, or the work that you do, you will find yourself needing to collaborate with others on a daily basis. 

Friday, January 15, 2016 — 7:30 PM EST
Samantha Nutt

St. Jerome's University presents Dr. Samantha Nutt, sharing insights and compelling perspectives on the impact of war – the truth, the lies, and the reality on the ground – and the major events currently shaping our world.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 — 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM EST

Be the ARBEST you can be!

Refresh yourself on the ARBUS requirements heading into the Winter 2016 term.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM EST
Philip Boyle

UWaterloo Sociology professor Philip Boyle discusses the historical development of critical infrastructure as a security problem in Canada in this presentation at the Balsillie School of International Affairs.

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