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Thursday, April 26, 2018 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Quantum Fiction: The Entanglement of Physics and Literature

The invention of quantum physics in the early 20th century forced scientists to reconsider many cherished ideas from classical physics, leading to revolutionary changes in our scientific and philosophical understanding of the universe. Quantum phenomena have also proven to be a rich source of metaphors and inspiration for fiction. 
 

Friday, May 4, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

The Role of the Imagination in German Educational Thought, a two-day workshop

The Waterloo Centre for German Studies (WCGS) is pleased to present a two-day workshop on The Role of the Imagination in German Educational Thought. From the eighteenth century to the present, German-speaking pedagogues (e.g., Johann Gottfried Herder, Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Friedrich Schiller, and Hannah Arendt) have emphasized the importance of educating the imagination for the pursuit of social justice. Join us as we revitalize this important intellectual tradition for the Canadian university!

Saturday, May 5, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

The Role of the Imagination in German Educational Thought, a two-day workshop

The Waterloo Centre for German Studies (WCGS) is pleased to present a two-day workshop on The Role of the Imagination in German Educational Thought. From the eighteenth century to the present, German-speaking pedagogues (e.g., Johann Gottfried Herder, Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Friedrich Schiller, and Hannah Arendt) have emphasized the importance of educating the imagination for the pursuit of social justice. Join us as we revitalize this important intellectual tradition for the Canadian university!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

INTERACTION Dialogue: Learning Through Play

Join a panel of experts in digital media and game studies at THEMUSEUM as they discuss the cultural, educational, social, and political role of games and gameplay in our lives. Leah Zhang-Kennedy, Aimée Morrison, Steve Wilcox, and Betsy Brey will discuss creating and playing games critically, games for behavior change, games for health, educational and serious games, game-based learning, lootboxes, computer security and privacy, children’s online privacy, and digital literacy.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 6:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Legal Cannabis: What you need to know

Canada is legalizing cannabis but there is still much to learn. Join our Community Dialogues event in Stratford and get the information you need on this hot-button topic with industry insiders. Michelle Davis and James Eaves will discuss legislation, access to and responsible use of medical cannabis, as well as innovations in the cannabis industry and how it all relates to our community.

Monday, September 17, 2018 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Globalizing the Historical Roots of International Political Economy

Join Political Science professor Eric Helleiner at the Balsillie School of International Affairs as he explores some ways in which the historical foundations of International Political Economy might be 'globalized' to complement and reinforce efforts to strengthen contemporary global conversations in the field.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Grimm Lecture 2018: When would Capitalism end?

In recognition of Karl Marx's 200th birthday, WCGS is honoured to welcome distinguished Professor Gareth Stedman Jones for the Grimm Lecture 2018. He is Professor of the History of Ideas at Queen Mary, University of London and author of Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion (2016). 

Friday, September 21, 2018 9:30 am - 9:30 am EDT (GMT -04:00)

Dominic Barton on Dimensions of Global Disruption

President and Vice-Chancellor Feridun Hamdullahpur invites you to a special President's Lecture featuring our new Chancellor. Mr. Barton will share his insights and reflections on the global economy and on the University of Waterloo's position and opportunities as a leader in global innovation.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Good Jobs: The Growing Importance of Who You Work For

In the simple models that economists routinely use to think about the labour market there is no such thing as a “good job”: everyone is paid what they are worth, regardless of whom they work for. In this lecture, Professor Card will review this evidence and discuss the importance of firms’ pay and hiring policies for understanding wage inequality, the gender pay gap, the career profile of wages, and many other phenomena.