Events

Friday, February 28, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST
2019 Datafest competitors and sponsors

The Master of Public Service (MPS) program is proud to present Policy Datafest 2020, the second annual two-day challenge in which graduate students will analyze data sets provided by government departments and agencies.

Monday, March 2, 2020 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST
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Join the University of Waterloo for an engaging conversation on current affairs straight from the headlines. Who's defending democracy? will be hosted by Dean of Arts, Sheila Ager and President Feridum Hamdullahpur, and features three experts from the Faculty of Arts in a conversation moderated by CBC-KW host Craig Norris. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

The Department of Communication Arts invites faculty, staff, and students to the Winter Communication Speaks! colloquium, featuring professors Henry Adam Svec and Jennifer Roberts-Smith.

Friday, March 6, 2020 — 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM EST
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Wondering if graduate school is the right fit for you?

You're invited to attend this session to learn valuable information about graduate school including:

Friday, March 6, 2020 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST
Andriy Struk, People's Choice winner presenting at the Arts 3MT heat in 2019

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.

Come by to watch, listen, learn, be inspired and support our graduate students—or register to participate in the heat! 

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
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Congratulations on nearing the end of your studies at Waterloo! Graduating students (undergrad and grad), staff and faculty are invited to join Sheila Ager, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, to celebrate graduating students' achievements.

Registration is required.

Thursday, March 19, 2020 — 7:00 PM EDT
illustration of Hannah Arendt

What can Hannah Arendt’s life and work teach us about our present political moment? For the 2020 Grimm Lecture, the Waterloo Centre for German Studies presents Arendt scholar Samantha Rose Hill speaking about the renewed interest in Hannah Arendt’s work, and why we should be reading Arendt now to better understand the politics of today.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
Ava Hill

The Indigenous Speakers Series is proud to present Ava Hill, former chief of the largest First Nation in Canada, the community of Six Nations of the Grand River.

Saturday, March 28, 2020 — 2:30 PM EDT
Naila Keleta-Mae with recording equipment

Black And Free is a free, public, conversation about blackness, freedom, and art. The event begins with Professor Naila Keleta-Mae’s solo performance of her new album, Fire Woman, continues with a conversation about blackness and freedom with special guests Andrea Davis, Motion, and Victoria Rodney moderated by Keleta-Mae, and ends with a Q & A with the audience.

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