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Thursday, January 5, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Shantz Visiting Artist Lecture: Steve Lambert

The Department of Fine Arts presents the Shantz Visiting Artist Lecture by Steve Lambert - artist, artistic activist, creative activist, co-founder of the Center for Artistic Activism, and Associate Professor at State University of New York (SUNY) Purchase.  For more information visit the artist's website.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 3:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Equity Office panel: Racism and Mental Health

illustration of human face with tree branches overlayedJoin Waterloo's Equity Office and three invited experts for a panel discussion that examines the challenge of mental health and its relation to pervasive racism. Racism is known to have serious negative effects on a person’s health and wellbeing. Examining racism through the lens of mental health offers a unique perspective and provides new opportunities to address these issues.

Friday, January 27, 2017 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Intersectional Identities in a Networked World - lecture by visiting scholar Susan Brown

The Department of English Language and Literature is proud to present Not One: Intersectional Identities in a Networked World, a talk by Susan Brown, Professor of English at the University of Guelph, where she holds a Canada Research Chair in Collaborative Digital Scholarship. All are welcome to attend. 

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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.


Thursday, February 9, 2017 5:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Curtis Memorial Lecture: Canadian Counter-Terrorism In the Age of Trump

The Department of Sociology and Legal Studies presents Kent Roach, professor of law and an expert in Canadian security policy, as the 2017 James E. Curtis Memorial Lecturer. Professor Roach will critically examine Canada's counter-terrorism laws with a focus on pressures that the Trump election places on Canada.

Sunday, February 12, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Overcoming Anxiety and Depression - Centre for Mental Health Research public talk

This talk will share a modern psychological perspective on anxiety and depression, explaining what maintains these common difficulties and what can be done to overcome them.

Monday, February 13, 2017 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Margaret Price on a different way of thinking about disability in the academy

How do disabled faculty react to and reshape the academy? Disability studies (DS) has reached a point that Margaret Price calls a "crisis of precarity" -  a state in which neoliberal logics of wealth, privilege, and power are replicated within DS, doing material violence to some members of the discipline, while the discipline itself continues to flourish.