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Thursday, March 23, 2017 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Gendered Violence on Campus: Institutional Policy and Practice

The Department of Drama and Speech Communication, the Equity Office, and the Special Adviser to the President-Women’s and Gender Issues, are pleased to announce a panel discussion addressing gendered violence, with specific attention to institutional challenges and UWaterloo’s response.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Unconscious Curriculum: Rape Culture on Campus

The Theatre and Performance program in the Department of Drama and Speech Communication presents Unconscious Curriculum: Rape Culture on Campus, written and devised by students in the program and directed by Professor Andy Houston.

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.

Friday, March 31, 2017 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Conflicts and agreements: Canada’s foundations and their consequences

P. Whitney Lackenbauer will moderate a discussion between fellow historians Patrice Dutil, Daniel Heidt, Marcel Martel, Robert Wardhaugh and political scientist Jacqueline Krikorian, around the major political agreements, battles and conflicting visions that surrounded each province’s entry into Confederation between 1865 and 1949.

Along the way, they will discuss the success and failure of these many visions, describe how they shaped present-day politics, and evaluate whether - and how - we should celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Residential schoolReleased just over 1 year ago, the 7-volume report as well as the Calls to Action of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission in many ways focused on language.  In this talk, Dr. Jane Griffith will share her research on English language instruction in Indian residential schools, revealing attempts at linguicide--what Andrea Bear Nicholas defines as killing a language, not (necessarily) the speaker.  Dr.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Social Impact Showcase

Lecturer in hall

Join us at the Social Impact Showcase, where we will be celebrating the recipients of the Social Impact Fund, and announcing the winners of the Big Ideas Challenge! Don't miss it!

Please register in advance for this free event.

Refreshments will be served...