Events - 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 11:50 AM EDT

Please join the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies for this Transnational Talk, featuring Dr. Gabe Ignatow, North Texas University.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 — 7:00 PM EDT
Drew Hayden Taylor

Waterloo Centre for German Studies invites you to a screening of the documentary film, Searching for Winnetou, and a conversation with Ojibway author and humourist Drew Hayden Taylor about his quest to understand the roots of the German obsession with Native North Americans.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
map illustration showing animal skin shape

Indigenous thought and agency have long been excluded from the discipline of International Relations (IR). Even with the turn toward “decolonization” few IR scholars are engaging with Indigenous or settler colonial frameworks. Join Hayden King, Anishinaabe from Beausoleil First Nation on Gchi’mnissing, at the Balsillie School for his talk on counter-conceptualizations of the state, sovereignty and anarchy in pursuit of new/old visions of Indigenous futurity.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 — 7:30 PM EDT
event logo with image of bridge

The incredible explosion in the power of artificial intelligence is evident in daily headlines proclaiming big breakthroughs. What are the remaining differences between machine and human intelligence? Professors Chris Eliasmith and Paul Thagard discuss AI now and in the future.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 — 4:00 PM EDT
Pam Patel

Founded in 2004, MT Space is the Waterloo Region's first and only multicultural theatre company. Its mandate is to create, produce, and present high quality artistic performances and cultural events reflective of the people who live here. Please join us for a conversation between Pam Patel (Artistic Director, MT Space) and Dr. Lamees Al Ethari (Department of English Language and Literature) as we discuss the role of MT Space in fostering meaningful interaction through art and culture in our communities. 

Thursday, October 11, 2018 — 12:00 PM to Saturday, October 27, 2018 — 5:00 PM EDT
gallery with installation

Visit the multidisciplinary video installation by artist Lisa Lipton on display at the University of Waterloo Art Gallery (UWAG) until October 27. The fragmented narrative follows the artist's surrogate Frankie as they journey from the fictional town of Greysville crisscrossing North America before making it all the way to paradise: Hawaii. Augmented by props, furniture, and costumes from the nine chapters of the video, the installation evokes the desire to run away, reinvent oneself, and find true love.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 — 4:00 PM EDT
illustration of Lee Maracle

The Indigenous Speakers Series presents renowned author and teacher Lee Maracle, who will be joined by choreographer Bill Coleman for an integrated lecture/dance performance. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Doug Peers, Dean of Arts, invites faculty, staff and students to an Arts-specific consultation meeting on October 2 for the University’s Bridge to 2020 strategic planning process. This is an important opportunity to speak about particular Faculty-level perspectives and issues that should be addressed in the 2020-25 University Strategic Plan. The meeting will be facilitated by Dean Peers, President Feridun Hamdullahpur and Jim Rush, Provost.

Friday, September 28, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

Join us on Friday, September 28 we will launch the new Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute and learn about the interdisciplinary, scientific approach to develop solutions to fundamental problems that have the potential to change the landscape of cybersecurity.

Thursday, September 27, 2018 — 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
students working on laptops

Social networks are used to model, gain insight on, and predict important phenomena. What are the strengths and limitations of these models? How can they be used to provide solutions to concrete problems?

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 — 4:00 PM EDT
group of office workers at large desk

In the simple models that economists routinely use to think about the labour market there is no such thing as a “good job”: everyone is paid what they are worth, regardless of whom they work for. In this lecture, Professor Card will review this evidence and discuss the importance of firms’ pay and hiring policies for understanding wage inequality, the gender pay gap, the career profile of wages, and many other phenomena.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
illustration of computer code

The Department of Sociology and Legal Studies is pleased to co-host Adam Molnar from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to his CrySP Privacy Series talk, Professor Molnar is giving this two-hour hands-on methods workshop that is open to all - faculty, students, and staff.

Saturday, September 22, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
painting detail of Indigenous dancer

Every year in the fall, the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre at St. Paul's University College hosts a Pow Wow. Everyone is welcome.

Friday, September 21, 2018 — 9:30 AM EDT
Dominic Barton

President and Vice-Chancellor Feridun Hamdullahpur invites you to a special President's Lecture featuring our new Chancellor. Mr. Barton will share his insights and reflections on the global economy and on the University of Waterloo's position and opportunities as a leader in global innovation.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 — 7:00 PM EDT
Image of Karl Marx on old banknote

In recognition of Karl Marx's 200th birthday, WCGS is honoured to welcome distinguished Professor Gareth Stedman Jones for the Grimm Lecture 2018. He is Professor of the History of Ideas at Queen Mary, University of London and author of Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion (2016). 

Thursday, September 20, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
close-up on map of Syria and area

At the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Lorne Dawson will provide a snapshot of the results of three years of research involving interviews with Westerners who have traveled to Syria and Iraq to support various jihadist groups, and the family members and friends of such fighters.

Monday, September 17, 2018 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
Historical drawing of harbour in Asia

Join Political Science professor Eric Helleiner at the Balsillie School of International Affairs as he explores some ways in which the historical foundations of International Political Economy might be 'globalized' to complement and reinforce efforts to strengthen contemporary global conversations in the field.

Sunday, July 22, 2018 — 7:30 PM EDT
members of the ensemble with their instruments

There could not be a more delightful way to spend a summer evening.  Three different chamber groups of talented students will perform classical music in the Conrad Grebel Chapel.   

Selections include:

  • Trio No. 1 in D minor by Felix Mendelssohn
  • Trio No. 1 in B flat major by Franz Schubert
  • Trio K. 498 'Kegelstatt' by W. A. Mozart

Refreshments to follow.  Free admission. 

Thursday, July 19, 2018 — 7:30 PM EDT
The Waterloo orchestra performing

The music for this concert is a collection of enchanting and beautiful compositions from all over Europe and England. The incomparable Beethoven wakes us to the evils of politics, dishonesty, and murder in his dramatic overture to Coriolan. A fitting overture for an election year...

Monday, July 16, 2018 (all day)
students with mascot at Arts orientation

Arts 101 Day is a free event for all incoming undergraduate Arts students and their families. Join us on Monday, July 16, 2018 to find the path to success during your first year at Waterloo.

Saturday, July 14, 2018 — 7:30 PM EDT
University Choir

Music has long been a constant companion to many aspects of the human condition. It can invite people to dance or offer comfort in times of distress; it can be used in reverence of God, or offer commentary on life’s great joys and tribulations.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 — 6:00 PM EDT
close-up of cannabis leaf

Canada is legalizing cannabis but there is still much to learn. Join our Community Dialogues event in Stratford and get the information you need on this hot-button topic with industry insiders. Michelle Davis and James Eaves will discuss legislation, access to and responsible use of medical cannabis, as well as innovations in the cannabis industry and how it all relates to our community.

Thursday, June 21, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Hagey Hub project cube

Come out and connect one-on-one with Arts Alumni! Ask questions about life after university, job searching, and networking. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Friday, June 15, 2018 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
drawing of brain

Waterloo's Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience invites everyone to an open house, the culmination of a two-week workshop that teaches researchers how to build sophisticated brain models. These international experts will demonstrate large-scale brain models running on laptops, robots, and specialized brain-like computers while simulating neural functions. Among the brain-like computers used at the summer school is Braindrop, a new mixed analog-digital neuromorphic chip developed in collaboration with Stanford and Yale.

Monday, June 4, 2018 — 12:00 PM to Saturday, June 9, 2018 — 4:30 PM EDT

A week of performance art presented by the University of Waterloo Art Gallery (UWAG and the Department of Fine Arts.  Look for the vintage Airstream trailer on campus between the Dana Porter Arts Library and Arts Lecture Hall.


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