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Founded in 2004, MT Space is the Waterloo Region's first and only multicultural theatre company. Its mandate is to create, produce, and present high quality artistic performances and cultural events reflective of the people who live here. Please join us for a conversation between Pam Patel (Artistic Director, MT Space) and Dr. Lamees Al Ethari (Department of English Language and Literature) as we discuss the role of MT Space in fostering meaningful interaction through art and culture in our communities. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 7:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Minds in Machines: Comparing Biological and Synthetic Intelligence

The incredible explosion in the power of artificial intelligence is evident in daily headlines proclaiming big breakthroughs. What are the remaining differences between machine and human intelligence? Professors Chris Eliasmith and Paul Thagard discuss AI now and in the future.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

An Anishinaabe Politics of the International: Odaenuah, Akina, miniwaa Gchi’naaknigewin

Indigenous thought and agency have long been excluded from the discipline of International Relations (IR). Even with the turn toward “decolonization” few IR scholars are engaging with Indigenous or settler colonial frameworks. Join Hayden King, Anishinaabe from Beausoleil First Nation on Gchi’mnissing, at the Balsillie School for his talk on counter-conceptualizations of the state, sovereignty and anarchy in pursuit of new/old visions of Indigenous futurity.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Searching for Winnetou: film and talk with Drew Hayden Taylor

Waterloo Centre for German Studies invites you to a screening of the documentary film, Searching for Winnetou, and a conversation with Ojibway author and humourist Drew Hayden Taylor about his quest to understand the roots of the German obsession with Native North Americans.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Book launch - America's Dark Theologian: The Religious Imagination of Stephen King

book coverJoin the Department of Religious Studies and Renison University College for a delightfully dark discussion of the religious imagination of one of the best selling horror writers  of our time.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 10:30 am - 10:30 am EST (GMT -05:00)

WISE presents Land Art Generator Initiative

Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) presents the founders of LAGI. Delve into the work of Elizabeth Monoian and Robert Ferry, Co-Directors of the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI). LAGI presents new energy infrastructures that are expressions of local culture and that strive to enhance the beauty of cities and landscapes.