Award-winning film- and documentary-maker, and author of the best-selling One Day in August: The Untold Story Behind Canada’s Tragedy at Dieppe, David O’Keefe, has been writing, producing and directing historical films and documentaries for television for 15 years.
The next Women's Studies "Tea and Talk" features speaker Dr. Canan Aslan Akman, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, who is a political scientist and currently a visiting researcher in the Women's Studies Program. Dr. Akman's talk is entitled "The Feminist Movement in Turkey: Sustaining Resistance and Dynamism under Lingering Dilemmas and New Challenges."
The Reading Series at St. Jerome's welcomes a splendid addition to the Languages of Home series: Liz Howard! her first book of poems, Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent, won the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize, the first time a debut collection has won the award.
Join the Department of Anthropology for the 2018 Silver Medal Award Lecture featuring visiting Professor Bonnie McElhinny, University of Toronto. Political scientists note that we live in an “age of apologies” for historical wrongs (typically, war-crimes and racialized harms). Canadian governments have made about 11 major apologies, quasi-apologies or statements of reconciliation since the mid-1980s, mostly for actions against Indigenous or racialized groups, but also recently for homophobic exclusions. This talk considers what these apologies are and do; what form of redress apologies are and are not; and why they have arisen alongside policies of trade liberalization, economic deregulation and state transformation.
Presented in partnership by the Stratford Public Library and the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus: Six Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for All Canadians. Canada’s health care system was built on a promise we can all be proud of: the promise of access to services based on need, rather than the ability to pay. We can continue to be proud of that promise, but to deliver on it, health care needs to be improved. Dr. Danielle Martin will walk us through ways of doing just that.
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.
The Office of Research presents the next Research Talks lunchtime panel event with Haudenosaunee member of the Grand River territory, Kelly Davis, opening the session. The speakers will present perspectives on Indigenous knowledge, history, and research for Waterloo staff, faculty, and students.
The Network for Aging Research presents a special lecture by Dr. Anne Martin-Matthews, Acting Vice-President, Research, Knowledge Translation and Ethics at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). This inaugural lecture is being given in honour of Dr. William Forbes, a pioneer in the field of gerontology and the founding Director of the Gerontology program at the University of Waterloo, Canada’s first English-language graduate program in Gerontology.
The Department of History Speaker Series presents Dagomar Degroot, assistant professor of history at Georgetown University, speaking on his new book, The Frigid Golden Age. Specifically he will talk about “Coping with Climate Change in the Seventeenth Century.”
Join Conrad Grebel University College as they celebrate 40 years of peace education, with a keynote address by the Hon. Bob Rae. In 1977, an academic concentration in Peace and Conflict Studies was formally launched at the University of Waterloo.