Events - October 2019

Monday, October 28, 2019 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Doctor using a stethescope to listen to a child's heart beat

Child health is increasingly understood to be a critical form of human capital, but only recently have we begun to understand how valuable it is and how better to support its development. This lecture provides an overview of recent work demonstrating the key role of public insurance in supporting longer-term human capital development, and pointing to improvements in child mental health as an especially important mechanism.

Friday, October 25, 2019 — 7:30 PM EDT
shattered glass

The 2019-20 Bridges Lecture Series presents The Glass Problem: Changing and Challenging Material Definitions. Despite thousands of years of history, glass still challenges our perceptions and definitions. Drs. Patrick Charbonneau and Katherine Larson tackle “the glass problem”, to explore and understand the mutable properties of a material which is, by definition, disorderly.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 — 7:00 PM EDT

Please join the Department of Philosophy for a public lecture by Dr. Kyle Whyte, professor, Timnick chair, and environmental activist at Michigan State University. His work focuses on problems and possibilities facing Indigenous peoples regarding climate change, environmental justice, and food sovereignty.

Thursday, October 17, 2019 — 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Heather MacDougall

The Office of Research presents this Research Talks expert panel, Boosting Vaccine Uptake, examining the barriers and strategies associated with vaccine programs. The four Waterloo experts include professor of history, Heather MacDougall.

Friday, October 11, 2019 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Ida Mukuka

The History Speakers Series invites everyone to a talk by AIDS activist Ida Mukuka on the history and continuing impact of HIV/AIDS in Africa and the critical role of women and grandparents in awareness and prevention.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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The Department of Political Science is the local host for this country-wide initiative: 100 non-partisan all-candidate debates on the environment will be happening all across Canada before the October 21 election. Join us on campus in Theatre of the Arts with the Waterloo riding candidates!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 — 4:00 PM EDT

The Waterloo Centre for German Studies welcomes Silke Reineke of the Leibniz Institute for the German Language (IDS) for a talk on her work with corpora of spoken German. The “Archive of Spoken German” at IDS in Mannheim is comprised of a large corpora of audio and video recordings from different periods and settings, ranging from biographical interviews, everyday interactions, to spoken academic discourse.

Thursday, October 3, 2019 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

This first in our fall Interdisciplinary Mashup series will focus on disability, specifically disability and digital accessibility at school and in the workplace.

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