Events by month

November 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014 — 8:00 PM EST
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The 2014 Hagey Lecture presented by
Professor Sir Michael Marmot

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 — 11:00 to 14:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST
sign for the Arts major showcase

Get ready to choose your major (and minor)! Learn more about every major and minor subject that Arts has to offer. Talk to professors, staff, and students at their info booths representing the many disciplines in Arts.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 — 12:30 to 12:30 PM EST

Solo jazz piano music.

Thursday, November 6, 2014 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST
wreckage of a building in the first world war

The Department of History presents a roundtable discussion on legacies of the First World War, 100 years later.

The discussion will be moderated by professor Dan Gorman and features History department colleagues, professors Geoff Hayes, Lynne Taylor, and John Sbardellati.

All are welcome.

Thursday, November 6, 2014 — 8:00 PM to Friday, November 7, 2014 — 12:00 AM EST to Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:00
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Thinking of changing your major to procrastination? Don’t! Join us for UWaterloo’s first-ever Long Night Against Procrastination on Thursday, November 6 from 8 pm to midnight in the Student Life Centre.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 — 7:00 PM EST

The Faculty of Arts is pleased to host the Arts Alumni Theatre Night, featuring Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Stewart Arnott.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 — 12:30 to 12:30 PM EST

Countertenor Daniel Cabena and pianist Stephen Runge perform songs from the English art song repertoire, exploring a few of the various forms and meanings of sanctuary.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 — 2:30 PM EST
Clifford map

2014-15 History Speaker Series continues with Mapping London's Global Hinterlands: Spatial Text Mining Eight Million Pages of Nineteenth Century Texts, presented by the University of Saskatchewan's Professor Jim Clifford.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EST
award sculpture made of clear glass with swirl of orange

Celebration of Arts is an annual event that pays tribute to the successes of many members of the Faculty. The reception  is an opportunity to come together as a community to celebrate the ways in which students, staff and faculty contribute to our large and diverse Faculty of Arts.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 — 7:30 PM EST
poster for talk featuring Ziauddin Yousafzai and his daughter Malala

Ziauddin Yousafzai will share his experiences as a teacher in the Swat Valley of Pakistan. As the father of Malala, the co-recipient of the 2014 Peace Nobel Prize, he knows the impact of violence and oppression.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 — 7:30 PM EST
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The Department of Drama and Speech Communication presents Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Stewart Arnott.

Friday, November 14, 2014 — 7:30 PM EST
poster for play

The Department of Drama and Speech Communication presents Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Stewart Arnott.

Saturday, November 15, 2014 — 7:30 PM EST
poster for play

The Department of Drama and Speech Communication presents Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Stewart Arnott.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 — 7:00 PM EST
event poster with German romanitcs painting

Please join us for Recreating Nature: German Romantic Landscapes as Cultural Ecology, the 2014 Jacob-and-Wilhelm Grimm Lecture.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 — 12:30 to 12:30 PM EST
Madawaska band photo

Brahms Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op. 26

Sara Fraser-Raff, violin
Anna Redekop, viola
Amber Ghent, cello
Brett Kingsbury, piano

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 — 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM EST

Come on out for a great de-stressing session with the Arts and Business Living Learning community. In addition to playing Elf, we will also have lots of delicious gingerbread cookies to decorate, a glamorous photo booth for cute holiday-style selfies, and lots of hot chocolate to spare (bring your own mug). Drop by and enjoy yourselves before hunkering down for the last stretch of your semester!

This event is open to all Arts and Business students.

RSVP to the event.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST
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Speaker: Francois Crépeau, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, Faculty of Law, McGill University

The focus of François Crépeau's current research includes migration control mechanisms, the rights of foreigners, the conceptualization of security as it applies to migrants, and the Rule of Law in the face of globalization.

Saturday, November 22, 2014 — 7:30 PM EST
Gamelan ensemble

The Gamelan is a percussive ensemble, unlike anything else you will have heard at the University of Waterloo. Please join us for this free concert, and enjoy the virtuosity and the rapid changes of tempo and dynamics associated with the Balinese gamelan style.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST
person looking at computer screen

Join the University of Waterloo at Kitchener Public Library for a discussion exploring the social, cultural, and political forces behind violent extremism and security in Canada and abroad.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 — 3:30 PM EST

If the harm done by pornography and the social threat it represents are so clear and obvious, then why are the arguments made against it so uniformly bad?

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 — 7:30 PM EST
cover of book

Are you interested in hearing significant Canadian writers talk about how their writing sensibilities, their careers, and their Mennonite heritage intersect? 

Thursday, November 27, 2014 (all day)

The G.I. Jam is a two-weekend event hosted by The Games Institute and The Playful Pixel. Each of our events are designed to appeal to a wide variety of playful people.

Friday, November 28, 2014 — 3:00 PM EST
18th century cartoon of actor on stage

The Department of English Language and Literatures' 2014-15 Speaker Series presents a lecture by Terry F. Robinson, Assistant Professor of English, University of Toronto, and an expert in performance theory and theatre history, with particular focus on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Sunday, November 30, 2014 — 7:30 PM EST

Delightful selection of Chamber Ensemble music.  Each group consists of 3 to 5 members, and this term we even have a brass ensemble in addition to the usual string ensembles.  Reception afterwards.

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