Events - 2022

Monday, September 26, 2022 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
Illustration of Janie Lauzon and Kaitlyn Riordan

The Indigenous Speakers Series proudly presents Jani Lauzon, director and playwright, and Kaitlyn Riordan, playwright, whose co-created play 1939 is running at the Stratford Festival this season.

Friday, December 2, 2022 — 10:00 AM EST
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Please participate in Bridge: Honouring the Lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two Spirit Peoplean annual installation for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence at the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, December 1, 2022 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST
Illustrated portrait of Talena Atfield and Two-Row Wampum in background

The Indigenous Speakers Series is honoured to present Dr. Talena Atfield, member of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation of the Six Nations of the Grand River. Focusing on her work with Hodinohso:ni basket weavers, Dr. Atfield will speak about Western notions of the origins of Indigenous artistic practices versus the importance of arts and creation within the community.

Thursday, December 1, 2022 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST
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Join the inaugural community outreach event of the Longhouse Labs, a program that aims to offer the most prestigious Fellowships for Indigenous artists in Canada, providing a destination for Indigenous knowledge sharing, skill development, and creative practice.

Friday, November 18, 2022 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
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Wednesday, November 16, 2022 — 10:00 AM EST
Bridge with hundreds of red strips tied to it

Please participate in Bridge: Honouring the Lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two Spirit Peoplean annual installation for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence at the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
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Have you been struggling with maintaining a successful balance between your mental health and achieving your academic goals? With all the daily stressors that students must go through not only in their personal lives-- but also with their schooling, it can be overwhelming.

Thursday, November 10, 2022 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST
A painting of George Elliott Clarke alongside a photo of Wendell Nii Laryea Adjetey

The Faculty of Arts and the Balsillie School of International Affairs co-present this conversation with George Elliott Clarke (BA '84 English at UWaterloo) and Dr. Wendell Adjetey (McGill University) exploring the complexities of identity and the question, “Who do you think you are, and who gets to decide?”.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EST
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University for Ukraine (U4U) presents a conversation with journalist Christian Borys, hosted by professors Alexander Lanoszka (Political Science) and Serhiy Yarusevych (Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering) as part of the U4U campaign to raise funds for victims of Russia’s war against Ukraine.

Friday, October 28, 2022 (all day)
Stratford School building

Join the celebration of a decade of achievement at the Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business. Start your day with professional development sessions from Sun Life, Velocity, Google, and leaders in innovation and new business. Connect with students and see their work in the project showcase, and join us for a lunchtime celebration.


9:00 AM: Doors open, light refreshments provided 

10:00 AM: Professional Development Sessions - Choose one

Friday, October 21, 2022 — 12:00 PM EDT
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Brew some coffee and join the conversation...

Have you ever wondered what careers you can secure with an Arts degree apart from those in industries more commonly associated with the Faculty of Arts, such as marketing, banking or in non-profit? Have you considered that working in government could mean working in various sectors? Or that there might be a place for you in the energy sector?

Sunday, October 16, 2022 — 2:00 PM EDT
Vigil in memory of Sarah Inam

Join us in remembering and demanding justice for University of Waterloo alumna, Sarah Inam (MA ’07), who lost her life to intimate partner violence.

A brilliant student, Sarah completed both her undergraduate (2005) and graduate (2007) degrees in Economics from Waterloo and went on to have a successful international career in public policy and economic development.

Thursday, October 13, 2022 — 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Aerial view of the port of Jaffa

Honouring Feridun Hamdullahpur, President Emeritus of the University of Waterloo

The Faculty of Arts is very pleased to present Dr. Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies in the History Department at Columbia University, for this special lecture and panel discussion in support of Palestinian studies at the University of Waterloo.

Monday, September 26, 2022 — 6:00 PM EDT
Bodo Hell and Peter Gruber

Bodo Hell and Peter Gruber are poets, writers – and shepherds. These two long-time members of the Austrian literary scene spend their summers tending sheep and cattle in the Austrian Alps, an experience with the land and landscapes that informs their modern and contemporary prose and poetry. Each has multiple publications to his name.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 — 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM EDT
Building frontage of the Bank of Canada

Please join the 2022 Faculty of Arts Distinguished Lecture in Economics with Paul Beaudry, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada, on Pandemic macroeconomics: What we’ve learned, and what may lie ahead.

Friday, July 15, 2022 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Conversations Cafe 2022: Careers in Public Service

Are you interested in working in Public Service?

Join us as we chat with Arts alumni, about how they turned their Arts degree into a career in Public Service. 

Hear from Arts alumni about how they've been able to navigate the public services industry as an Arts degree holder, and what opportunities lie within the government and beyond.

This panel event will feature Faculty of Arts alumni working in the field of Public Service. They will share their first-hand experience in navigating the sector, share their personal experience and tips on finding jobs and discuss ways you can make the most out of an Arts degree AND MORE!

Panel will be followed by short breakout sessions.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Alumni in the Hub: How International Exchange Can Benefit Your Undergrad and Career

Are you looking for ways to enhance your undergrad and your future career, and to gain new experiences? Are you unsure of the various study/work abroad opportunities and resources that lie within the University of Waterloo? With the world opening again, it’s the perfect time to explore different travelling opportunities that can benefit you and your future career.

Friday, June 17, 2022 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
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Are you interested in working in Tech?

Join us as we chat with Arts alumni, about how they turned their Arts degree into a career in Tech. 

Friday, June 3, 2022 — 12:01 AM to Sunday, June 5, 2022 — 11:59 PM EDT
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Arts Reunion Trivia - Alumni Weekend

Faculty of Arts is celebrating this Alumni Weeekend with seventies, eighties, and nineties-themed trivia from anywhere around the world, at a time that is convenient for you. Join us for one, two are all three trivia rounds!

Friday, May 27, 2022 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
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Are you curious about career opportunities in Marketing and Communications?

Join us in a conversation with Arts alumni who are leading the way in Marketing and Communications roles across various sectors.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 — 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
City by the sea at night

The Faculty of Arts is pleased to invite members of the campus community and beyond to the Inaugural Lecture in the Study of Palestine. This special event features distinguished guest speaker, Dr. Reem Bahdi, Dean of Windsor Law, the first Palestinian law professor in Canada and the first Palestinian law dean in North America.

Thursday, May 19, 2022 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Register to join the next PART Anti-racism Book Club facilitated by Professor Frankie Condon from English Language and Literature, who will be joined by Professor Vershawn Young (aka dr. vay), of Communication Arts and English Language and Literature. They'll be discussing Dr. Young's book, Your Average Nigga: Performing Race, Literacy, and Masculinity. The conversation promises to be riveting as Condon and Young delve into the book’s controversial title and its provocative argument.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 — 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
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Congratulations Class of 2022. You made it! To honour your achievements, we invite you to join us at Grad Class Send-Off 2022.  

Monday, April 4, 2022 — 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
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Join the Global Engagement 2022 Desmarais Family Summit at the St. Paul's Ceremonial Firegrounds. This is an outdoor, public event featuring projects by our Global Engagement Seminar students, and contributions from our six distinguished 2022 Jarislowsky fellows.

Thursday, March 31, 2022 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
Illustration of Lenore Keeshig and horse

The Indigenous Speakers Series is honoured to present Lenore Keeshig, storyteller, poet, author, and naturalist, for our first in-person event in more than two years.


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