Events - 2019

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.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 — 7:00 PM EST

The first History Speaker Series event of 2019 is here! Dr. Megan Koreman will be discussing her recent book, The Escape Line: How the Ordinary Heroes of Dutch-Paris Resisted the Nazi Occupation of Western Europe.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 — 7:00 PM EST
John Corvino
 

In June 2018, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favour of Jack Phillips, a Colorado baker who refused to create a cake for a same-sex wedding reception. There is a lively debate about what counts as denying "the same cake" to different customers. In this talk. Brian Rudrick Visiting Scholar in Philosophy, John Corvino explores that question against the background of sexual-orientation discrimination in the United States and elsewhere.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST
nuclear explosion in far distance

It’s no joke. The Doomsday Clock is a widely recognized indicator of global threats from nuclear weapons, climate change, and disruptive technologies. Join Doug Peers, Dean of Arts, for a discussion with Faculty of Arts scholars in political science, sociology, and English to understand the real threats and possible actions for turning back the clock.

Thursday, January 24, 2019 — 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM EST
logo for Research Talks series

The Office of Research brings together a panel of multidisciplinary researchers to explore the evolution of microbes. Speakers include Alexis Dolphin, Department of Anthropology, and she will speak about human-environment interactions in past populations.

Thursday, January 17, 2019 — 4:30 PM GMT
Come and enjoy cheese and pastries, relaxed conversation, and a discussion of crime in medieval England!
Thursday, January 17, 2019 — 4:00 PM EST

Artist Catherine Dallaire re-examines the original Indigenous values in animal and plant life that are often vilified by contemporary Western settler culture. Building understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous worldviews is an important step towards peace and conciliation in the Canadian context.

Thursday, January 17, 2019 — 12:00 PM EST
Two workers working with nuclear weapons

Do alliances curb efforts by states to develop nuclear weapons? Alexander Lanoszka's Atomic Assurance looks at what makes alliances sufficiently credible to prevent nuclear proliferation; how alliances can break down and so encourage nuclear proliferation; and whether security guarantors like the United States can use alliance ties to end the nuclear efforts of their allies.

Friday, January 11, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 2:20 PM EST
Traffic jam in a busy city

Hear about ethnographer Alex Rosenblat’s firsthand experience of riding over 5,000 miles with Uber drivers, daily visits to online forums, and face-to-face discussions with senior Uber employees. Uberland goes beyond the headlines to reveal the complicated politics of popular technologies that are manipulating both workers and consumers.

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