Social networks are used to model, gain insight on, and predict important phenomena. What are the strengths and limitations of these models? How can they be used to provide solutions to concrete problems?
The Indigenous Speakers Series presents renowned author and teacher Lee Maracle, who will be joined by choreographer Bill Coleman for an integrated lecture/dance performance.
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.
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.
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.
Please join the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies for this Transnational Talk, featuring Dr. Gabe Ignatow, North Texas University.
Join 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.
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.
Join us on November 11 for a public forum to remember the impact of war and colonization on women and girls. Hear from speakers on gender and race, war and life-writing, the lives of refugees, and peace and security.