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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Healthy City Panel Discussion

Join Psychology doctoral candidate and Kitchener Public Library guest librarian Robin Mazumder for a discussion on how cities contribute to our health. We’ll hear from experts in the field and have a discussion on ways we can make Kitchener a vibrant, healthy and happy city. Panelists include Dr. Colin Ellard (University of Waterloo, Psychology), Dr. Leia Minaker (University of Waterloo, Planning) and Rod Regier, Commissioner of Planning, Development and Legislative Services for the Region of Waterloo. Come with ideas and an open mind!

Monday, February 6, 2017 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Grimm Lecture 2017: Timothy Snyder on The Holocaust as History and Warning

Timothy Snyder, author of the widely successful book, Black Earth, believes we have misunderstood the Holocaust and the essential lessons it should have taught us. If the Holocaust was indeed, as Snyder’s carefully constructed argument will demonstrate, a result of ecological panic and state destruction, then our misunderstanding of it has endangered our own future.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Phil Monture: Global Solutions for the Six Nations of the Grand River

The Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre and the Faculty of Arts are pleased to announce a new Indigenous Speakers Series highlighting the voices of Indigenous artists, writers, activists, and leaders from across Turtle Island.

Thursday, March 16, 2017 5:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Opening reception for Ignite: Fine Arts 43rd annual undergraduate exhibition

The Department of Fine Arts proudly presents IGNITE, the 43rd Annual Senior Undergraduate Exhibition featuring artwork by fourth year honours students completing the Fine Arts undergraduate program. Representing diverse range of themes, materials and media, the exhibition reflects both the creativity of the students and their wide-range of studio-based practices.

Thursday, March 16, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Post-truth. Fake news. Alternative facts.

Why are lies creeping into so many platforms of public discourse? Join three professors from three Faculty of Arts disciplines for a panel discussion and Q&A that will tackle the truth about lies.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

International Day for the Elimination of Racism: Prof. Jim Walker on Rocky Jones

Waterloo Region Congress of Black Women invite the community to an evening with Professor Jim Walker, acclaimed author Lawrence Hill, and Wilfrid Laurier University Professor Carol Duncan to mark International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination with a discussion of Prof. Walker's book, Burnley "Rocky" Jones: Revolutionary, and human rights and race relations in Canada.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Idle No More founder on Nationhood Interrupted: Revitalizing nêhiyaw Legal Systems

The Indigenous Speaker Series presents Sylvia McAdam (Saysewahum) citizen of the nêhiyaw Nation and co-founder of the Idle No More movement. She is a recipient of numerous awards and remains active in the global grassroots Indigenous-led resistance.