Events - 2019

Friday, July 12, 2019 — 5:00 PM EDT

Join the Waterloo Centre for German Studies for Nathan the Wise, the 18th-century play by German playwright G.E. Lessing. Famous for its "Ring Parable" extolling the equality of world religions, the play is rarely performed in Canada.

Friday, June 21, 2019 — 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 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 Loihi, a new neuromorphic chip developed Intel Labs.

Friday, June 21, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
stack of documents

You're invited to a workshop hosted by NSERC to learn about Alliance Grants. The Alliance grants program replaces familiar grants such as IRC, CRD, Strategic, Engage, and Connect. Researchers are encouraged to gain an early understa

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 — 7:00 PM EDT
crowd protesting with signs in city street

In dramatic political climates it can be difficult to effect change. Join expert panelists from UWaterloo as they examine how involvement in activism can transform the social and political landscape and inspire others to action.

Sunday, June 16, 2019 — 1:00 PM to Tuesday, August 13, 2019 — 3:00 PM EDT
hand holding a pen pointing on a notebook
Friday, June 14, 2019 — 7:00 PM EDT
balinese gamelan performance ensemble

The Balinese Gamelan is meant to be heard outdoors, so please join us at Waterloo Town Square for a terrific evening concert. This UWaterloo Ensemble is directed by prominent gamelan composer I Dewa Made Suparta and Dr. Maisie Sum. Stay after the concert and try an instrument or two.

Sunday, May 26, 2019 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
quilt of stories

UWaterloo English's Lamees Al Ethari and Carrie Snyder and writer Tasneem Jamal facilitated the X Page Workshop, a SSHRC Connection Grant project in which immigrant and refugee women from the Waterloo region wrote stories based on

Thursday, May 23, 2019 — 7:00 PM EDT
Benedict Wells

Join the Waterloo Centre for German Studies for an evening with German-Swiss author Benedict Wells.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 — 2:00 PM EDT
old photo of Girl Guide with the word Guiding

The History Speaker Series presents Professor Kristine Alexander on the global Girl Guide movement to better understand the longer history of how class-specific and racialized ideas about girls and girlhood have been used to further particular visions of imperial-international relations and "development."

Thursday, May 2, 2019 — 5:00 PM to Saturday, May 18, 2019 — 5:00 PM EDT
examples of artwork from the show

Opening reception: Thursday May 2, 5:00–8:00 pm

The Department of Fine Arts and UWAG present the second of two thesis exhibitions by Master of Fine Arts (MFA) candidates from the graduate program in Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo. MFA Thesis gives the campus and community-at-large an opportunity to see the end result of two years of intensive research and studio production by emerging visual artists.

Friday, April 26, 2019 — 5:00 PM to Saturday, June 15, 2019 — 5:00 PM EDT

Thesis exhibition by Master of Fine Arts (MFA) candidate Jordyn Stewart, from the graduate program in Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo, is at the Cambridge Galleries, Idea Exchange.

Thursday, April 25, 2019 — 11:00 AM to 12:20 PM EDT

Please join the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies for this Transnational Talk event, featuring Professor Shamus Khan, Columbia University, for a talk and seminar. The Transnational Talks series is supported by Waterloo International and aims to foster international collaboration and enhance methods training and exposure among faculty and students.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 — 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM EDT
orange flowers on table top

Douglas Peers, Dean of Arts, invites the Arts community to our annual celebration of the Arts Awards for Excellence in Service, Teaching, and Research and the many accomplishments by members of the Faculty of Arts over the past year.

Join colleagues and students along with members of the University’s leadership at our reception and 2019 Arts Awards presentation. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 — 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Neil Randall with puppet on his shoulder

Join a multidisciplinary panel of researchers and experts, including Arts' own Neil Randall, founder and director of the Games Instititue. A new reality: Exploring dimensions of immersive learning is part of the Office of Research campus series, Reseach Talks.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 — 5:00 PM to Saturday, April 27, 2019 — 5:00 PM EDT
UWAG logo with two artwork samples

Please join the Department of Fine Arts in celebrating outstanding MFA candidates and their thesis shows. Opening night is Thursday, April 11, 5:00-8:00 PM. Exhibitions are free and open to the public.


 

Monday, April 8, 2019 — 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM EDT
rows of beakers containing plants

Mary Shelley’s famous invocation of human experimentation gone wrong is more than 200 years old, but remains as vibrant an analysis of the human implication of scientific insight as it did when it was first published; perhaps more so in an age on the verge of breakthroughs in both AI and bioengineering.  This conference will approach the intersections of intelligence, life, and the human from a unique perspe

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 — 6:30 PM to Thursday, April 4, 2019 — 9:30 PM EDT
electrical plugs and wires

This two day Summit will showcase the research of the 2019 Global Engagement Seminar students. Interactive student exhibitions will be on display, inviting participation from the broader Waterloo community. We hope to engage in important conversations about the impacts of artificial intelligence, such as automation of jobs, corporate ownership, biases of algorithms and privacy concerns. The objective is to contribute towards the development of meaningful responses to timely global issues.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 2:20 PM EDT

Students, faculty, and staff, are invited to a Department of Communication Arts colloquium, Communication Speaks! featuring Dr. Shana MacDonald on The Personal is Aesthetic, and Dr. David Janzen on Conceptualizing the Environment in Crisis. Please plan to join your colleagues. Light refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 — 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM EDT
event poster with stylized title text

Stratford School is celebrating student talents and accomplishments in their most exciting Project Showcase yet! Meet students, mingle with Stratford faculty, industry, and community partners, and see the incredible work developed by students and their mentors at the Stratford Campus.

Friday, March 29, 2019 — 7:00 PM EDT
Jaron Lanier

A Renaissance Man for the 21st century, Jaron Lanier is a computer scientist, composer, artist, and author who writes on numerous topics, including high-technology business, the social impact of technology, the philosophy of consciousness and information, Internet politics, and the future of humanism. Lanier will address issues related to the current Global Engagement Seminar focus, Socio-Cultural and Political Implications of Artificial Intelligence.

Thursday, March 28, 2019 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Sophia the robot speaking to crowd at the AI for GOOD Global Summit

The Idea Exchange and UWaterloo present three Arts professors with expertise in economics, philosophy, and human-computer interaction discuss what we need to know and do to ensure artificial intelligence serves humanity for the good of everyone.

Thursday, March 28, 2019 — 7:00 PM EDT

Hear Loyola University professor Alice Weinreb explain how food and hunger are used as instruments of power.

Saturday, March 23, 2019 — 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
event poster design with trees and people

Join the Theatre and Performance program to explore a problem that is getting harder to ignore. Welcome to the tree museum by Robert Plowman is a new multimedia performance, featuring a lumberjack choir, set in a world (much like our own) that is casually racing towards ecological disaster.

Friday, March 22, 2019 — 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
event poster design with trees and people

Join the Theatre and Performance program to explore a problem that is getting harder to ignore. Welcome to the tree museum by Robert Plowman is a new multimedia performance, featuring a lumberjack choir, set in a world (much like our own) that is casually racing towards ecological disaster.

Thursday, March 21, 2019 — 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
event poster design with trees and people

Join the Theatre and Performance program to explore a problem that is getting harder to ignore. Welcome to the tree museum by Robert Plowman is a new multimedia performance, featuring a lumberjack choir, set in a world (much like our own) that is casually racing towards ecological disaster.

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