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Tuesday, September 27, 2016


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A screenshot of the Daily Bulletin e-newsletter.The redesign of the Daily Bulletin is moving into its next phase with the introduction of an e-newsletter version.

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Waterloo marches to Take Back the Night

Marchers at the 2016 Take Back The Night march.

This is the latest in a series of #UWCommunity stories that feature Waterloo in the community.

Last Thursday, the University of Waterloo marched alongside our community in Waterloo Region’s annual Take Back the Night (TBTN) march.

Working with the Federation of Students’ Women’s Centre, TBTN provided an important opportunity for UWaterloo students, staff and faculty to increase awareness about and call for an end to violence against women, children, and trans*people.

Participating in TBTN is one more step in ensuring our campus and the community in which we call home is an inclusive and safe space for people of all genders. Check out the highlights:

Remembering Michael Craton

Professor Michael Craton."We are sad to announce the passing of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Michael Craton, FRHS, FRSC (History Department) on September 21," says a note from the History department.

Born in London, England, Craton joined the University of Waterloo in 1966 as an assistant professor. His research focus included Caribbean slavery, particularly slave revolts, Bahamanian history, and British imperial history.

He was named Associate Professor in 1970 and was made a full professor in 1975. He served as as Dean of Men at Renison College from 1967 to 1968.

Among his publications were A History of the Bahamas (1962), Sinews of Empire: A Short History of British Slavery (1974), Testing the Chains: Resistance to Slavery in the British West Indies (1983), 

In 1997, Professor Craton was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada as "the most eminent scholar in Caribbean history of his generation."

He retired in September 1997.

"There will be a celebration of Michael’s life and his many contributions to the University of Waterloo at the University Club, Tuesday September 27th, at 5:30 p.m.," says the statement from the History department. "Refreshments will be served, and the Club parking lot will be open."

He is survived by his spouse Patricia.

Tuesday's notes

Bookstore Concourse Sale poster.Retail Services' Bookstore Concourse Sale will take place from October 3 to October 5, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the South Campus Hall concourse. Genres as diverse as science fiction, history, cookbooks, mathematics, manga and graphic novels, literary classics, and biographies will be up for grabs.

The Arts Undergraduate Office will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 28.

The Warrior Tailgate Charity Food Truck event will be taking place on Thursday, September 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the David Johnston Research + Technology Park's TechTown building.

Your favourite four-wheeled food purveyors will be parked and ready to pass out the goodies for the cost of a donation. There will be games. There will be giveaways. Indeed, there will be raffles. All proceeds will be donated to the R+T Park Tenant's Fund at the KW Community Foundation in support of local charities and community projects.

The voting period for the WPIRG fee referendum continues today. Students are being asked to vote on whether or not to keep the mandatory, refundable WPIRG fee of $4.75 per academic term, or remove it. Voting continues until September 28. The results will be released publicly on Thursday, September 29.

Link of the day

World Tourism Day

When and where

HeForShe Writing Contest, submissions accepted between Monday, September 6 and Friday, October 14.

Office of Research United Way Bake Sale, Tuesday, September 27, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. or while supplies last, Main Lobby, East Campus 5.

Student Leadership Program presents Personality Dimensions, Tuesday, September 27, 11:00 a.m., SCH 108A.

The Writing Centre presents STEM lab reports: Improve your lab report writing, Tuesday, September 27, 1:00 p.m.

Violence, Education and Life Seminar Series, "The Root of Violence," Tuesday, September 27, 3:00 p.m., E5 6004.

Celebration of Michael Craton, Tuesday, September 27, 5:30 p.m., University Club.

Student Leadership Program presents Note Taking, Tuesday, September 27, 6:00 p.m., SCH 108A.

P4E Career Fair 2016, Wednesday, September 28, 10:00 a.m., Manulife Sportsplex.

Waterloo Women's Wednesdays, Wednesday September 28, 4:00 to 6:00 pm, The Grad House.

Velocity Start presents Speaking Startup with Cloud Rabbit Designs, Wednesday, September 28, 2:30 p.m., Velocity Start, SCH 2nd Floor.

Women in Mathematics presentsHealthy Masculinity: Becoming a Better Man, Wednesday, September 28, 5:00 p.m., MC 2035.

Student Leadership Program presents Get This Term Started!Wednesday, September 28, 6:00 p.m., SCH 108A.

Velocity Start presents Find Your Kick A** Idea, Wednesday, September 28, 7:30 p.m., Velocity Start, SCH 2nd Floor.

Fall Farm Market, Thursday, September 29, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Student Life Centre Lower Atrium.

Go Abroad Fair, Thursday, September 29, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Student Life Centre.

Games Institute Brown Bag lunch featuring Director Neil Randall,"A Moment in Time: Remembering the Night that Star Trek First Aired," Thursday, September 29, 12:00 p.m., EC5 1111.

The Writing Centre presents Tri-Agency Scholarships (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR), Thursday, September 29, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Grad Student Open House at The Games Institute, Thursday, September 29, 1:30 p.m., EC1 1331.

WIN Seminar featuring Dr. Genki Yoshikawa, "Nanomechanical Sensors (MSS, AMA) towards IoT Olfactory Sensor System," Thursday, September 29, 3:00 p.m., QNC 1501.

The Equity Office presents a public lecture by Rachel Alicia Griffin, "Sexual Violence and Compassion," Thursday, September 29, 3:15 p.m., QNC 0101.

Student Leadership Program presents Building your Credibility, Thursday, September 29, 5:00 p.m., SCH 108A.

The Writing Centre presents Literature reviews for grads (Part B): Writing it, Friday, September 30, 12:00 p.m.

2016 Darcy Lecture featuring Professor Ty Ferré, Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona, "Seeing Things Differently: Rethinking the Relationship Between Data, Models, and Decision-Making," Friday, September 30, 2:00 p.m., EIT 1015.

Knowledge Integration Seminar Series, Friday, September 30, 2:30 p.m., EV3 1408.

Dealing with our Darknesses: An Anglican-Muslim Conversation about Transgression, Penitence, and Transformation, Friday, September 30, 7:00 p.m., Theatre of the Arts.

Reunion 2016, Saturday, October 1.

Alumni Big Ticket, Reunion 2016, Saturday, October 1.

AHS Fun Run, Saturday, October 1, 8:30 a.m., B.C. Matthews Hall.

Student Leadership Program presents New to a team - Components of a cohesive team, Saturday, October 1, 11:00 a.m., SCH 108A.

St. Jerome's University building grand opening, Saturday, October 1, 3:00 p.m.

Fresh Market Booth in support of the United Way, Tuesday, October 4, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Student Life Centre courtyard.

Weight Watchers at Work registration and information session, Tuesday, October 4, 12:15 p.m., PAS 2438. Contact Paula Rex at paularex@rogers.com if you plan on attending.

Noon Hour Concert, Tableaux & Trio, Wednesday, October 5, 12:30 p.m., Conrad Grebel Chapel.

Velocity Start presents Ain’t No Model Like A Business Model,Wednesday, October 5, 7:30 p.m., Velocity Start, SCH 2nd Floor. 

David Sprott Distinguished Lecture featuring Jack Kalbfleisch, Emeritus Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics at the University of, Michigan and Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo, “Match making in a Kidney Paired Donation Program,” Thursday, October 6, 4:00 p.m., STC 0040.

Senate Meeting, Monday, October 17, 3:30 p.m., NH 3407.

Velocity Start presents Setup Your Business Like A Boss, Wednesday, October 19, 7:30 p.m., Velocity Start, SCH 2nd Floor.

Professional School and Post-Degree Day, Monday, October 24, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Student Life Centre Great Hall.

Board of Governors meeting, Tuesday, October 25, 1:30 p.m., NH 3407.