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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...

Friday, April 7, 2017 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Experimental Digital Media (XDM) annual exhibition

The Critical Media Lab (Dept. of English Language and Literature) is pleased to announce our annual exhibition. The show is entitled “=SUM(Things)”, and will feature a large number of media and data-based projects and installations from students, staff, community members, and various universities.

Thursday, May 4, 2017 5:00 pm - Saturday, May 20, 2017 5:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

University of Waterloo Fine Arts presents MFA THESIS 2

Gallery One + Two: St Marie φ Walker | The Re-Examined Life

A built-in feature of any belief is that you believe it to be true, whether it is or not. Examining the human experience through a collaborative process St Marie φ Walker scrutinize their own conscious perceptions of being-in-the-world through fervent dialogical conversations. 

Monday, June 12, 2017 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Education & Reconciliation – The Path to Canada's Future

As we kick-off the University of Waterloo’s spring convocation in this special 60th-anniversary year, join us to hear from Roberta L. Jamieson, known as one of Canada’s important visionaries and leaders, as she addresses education and reconciliation, the path to Canada’s future.