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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
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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.

Wednesday, March 20, 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.

Tuesday, March 19, 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.

Monday, March 18, 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 14, 2019 — 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

The Fine Arts Department and the University of Waterloo Art Gallery (UWAG) present the 45th Senior Undergraduate Exhibition, Caesura//. The exhibition's opening reception is March 14 from 5-8 p.m. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
illustration of David Robertson with flowers and animals

The Indigenous Speakers Series proudly presents David Alexander Robertson, the bestselling author of children’s books, graphic novels, and novels whose works educate and entertain readers about Indigenous Peoples, reflecting their cultures, histories, communities, as well as illuminating many contemporary issues.  

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 — 11:00 AM to 12:50 PM EDT

Only a few fields have moved as far and fast as research on various types of crime on North American institutions of higher education. Despite major empirical advances that have been made since the mid 1980s, obtaining accurate estimates of the prevalence of violence against women and other harms on the college campus is still one of the biggest methodological challenges in survey research.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Arts 2019 Grad Send off Banner

Congratulations on nearing the end of your studies at Waterloo! Graduating students (undergrad and grad), staff and faculty are invited to join Doug Peers, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, to celebrate graduating students achievements.

Registration is required.

Friday, March 1, 2019 — 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST
students working around large table

The Master of Public Service (MPS) program is hosting Policy Datafest 2019, a two-day challenge in which graduate students will analyze data sets provided by government departments and agencies. Each student team is given a pressing question about Canadian social, economic, and environmental conditions, and it's up to them to analyze the data and develop insights and actions relevant to policymakers.

Friday, March 1, 2019 — 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
3 Minute Thesis logo with stopwatch

Join us for the Arts 3 Minute Thesis heat and learn about the outstanding graduate research happening within the Faculty of Arts! Graduate students will convey the breadth and significance of their graduate research to a panel of judges.

Friday, February 15, 2019 — 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM EST
Sheila Ager

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend a presentation and discussion with Professor Sheila Ager, candidate for Dean of Arts. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 — 4:00 PM EST
illustration of Maria Campbell with flowers and helix design

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER. WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE MARIA CAMPBELL'S VISIT. MEANWHILE, READ HER BOOK HALFBREED, AVAILABLE AT UWATERLOO BOOKSTORE NOW.

The Indigenous Speakers Series proudly presents Maria Campbell, Cree-Métis writer, playwright, filmmaker, scholar, teacher and elder. Campbell’s memoir Halfbreed (1973) is regarded as a foundational piece of Indigenous literature in Canada for its attention to the discrimination, oppression and poverty that some Métis women (and other Indigenous people) experience in Canada.

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