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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!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Global Populism and Democratic Futures Summit

University of Waterloo's Global Engagement Seminar Program is pleased to invite you to the Global Populism and Democratic Futures Summit on March 28 at 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM and March 29 from 11:30 AM to 8:00 PM.

The aim of the Summit is to showcase projects developed by the Global Engagement Seminar Program’s students, as well as to engage the broader community in important conversations about the global rise of populist movements.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Arts consultation for the University's 2020-25 Strategic Plan

Doug Peers, Dean of Arts, invites faculty, staff and students to an Arts-specific consultation meeting on October 2 for the University’s Bridge to 2020 strategic planning process. This is an important opportunity to speak about particular Faculty-level perspectives and issues that should be addressed in the 2020-25 University Strategic Plan. The meeting will be facilitated by Dean Peers, President Feridun Hamdullahpur and Jim Rush, Provost.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 6:30 pm - Thursday, April 4, 2019 9:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Summit: Socio-Cultural and Political Implications of Artificial Intelligence

This two day Summit will showcase the research of the 2019 Global Engagement Seminar students. Interactive student exhibitions will be on display, inviting participation from the broader Waterloo community. We hope to engage in important conversations about the impacts of artificial intelligence, such as automation of jobs, corporate ownership, biases of algorithms and privacy concerns. The objective is to contribute towards the development of meaningful responses to timely global issues.

Monday, April 8, 2019 9:30 am - 5:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

The Nature of Experiment: Intelligence, Life, and the Human

rows of beakers containing plantsMary Shelley’s famous invocation of human experimentation gone wrong is more than 200 years old, but remains as vibrant an analysis of the human implication of scientific insight as it did when it was first published; perhaps more so in an age on the verge of breakthroughs in both AI and bioengineering.  This conference will approach the intersections of intelligence, life, and the human from a unique perspective, through the concept and prac

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Black History Month Student Research Panel

Join us on Tuesday, February 14 at 1:00 PM for for the Black History Month Student Research Panel, featuring history students from the University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto. Panelists include Tolulope Akande (University of Waterloo), Arshad Desai (University of Toronto), and Abigail Opoku (University of Waterloo). The event will be hybrid, held in the MacKirdy Reading Room (HH 117) and on Zoom.

Thursday, April 27, 2023 12:00 am - Friday, April 28, 2023 12:00 am EDT (GMT -04:00)

The Weaponization of Disinformation in Canada — two-day workshop

Digital disinformation presents a mounting threat to, and challenge for, liberal democracies. This interdisciplinary workshop presented by Waterloo's Cybersecurity and Privacy Institue will bring together the academic community, industry, civil society, and government. The goal is to outline and assess the evolving threat of digital disinformation while also providing direction and guidance on how to protect liberal democracies like Canada from weaponized digital disinformation.