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Tuesday, January 9, 2018


Lori Campbell named Director, Indigenous Initiatives

Lori Campbell speaks behind a podium.

"I am pleased to announce that Lori Campbell has accepted a secondment to main campus on a half-time basis as our Director, Indigenous Initiatives," wrote Associate Vice-President Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion Diana Parry in a memo circulated to Executive Council earlier this week.

"In this new role, Lori will provide leadership and advisement to the University of Waterloo for development of the Indigenization strategy. Lori will continue to oversee the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre."

"The University of Waterloo is committed to developing an Indigenization strategy that will not only meet the recommendations set out by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action (2015), but to live the spirit of those recommendations as well," writes Parry. "Lori’s established and well-respected relationships with Indigenous communities facilitates the crucial connections for this work to continue. She will work collaboratively with other key stakeholders both internally and externally to the University to promote and advance Indigenization."

"Lori brings over 12 years of experience to the Director, Indigenous Initiatives role, having a background that includes a blend of student services, teaching, research and administration. Previous to her role of Director, Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre, Lori lectured at the University of Regina, First Nations University of Canada, and Saskatchewan Polytechnic. She was the Coordinator of the Indigenous Students’ Centre and was awarded the Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development, in partnership with the United Nations University for her work in Indigenization."

"Lori is Nitāpihtākosisān, Métis: Nēhiyaw (Cree) and Scottish. Her relatives are from Treaty 6 territory in northern Saskatchewan. She holds two undergraduate degrees (Indigenous Studies and Psychology), a Master’s degree in Adult Education from First Nations University of Canada and the University of Regina, and is currently working towards a PhD in Social Justice Education through OISE at the University of Toronto."

"Please get in touch with Lori to learn more about her new role."

Grade 10 Family Night set for February 22

The audience at Grade 10 Family Night watches a presenter on stage.

Grade 10 students and parents are invited to the annual Grade 10 Family Night information session to learn about applying to university and finding a program they love.

The event will help younger students and their parents learn about actions they can take now to prepare for university.

Current Waterloo students will offer tips about what they wish they knew about university while still in high school.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about: 

  • finding the right program and university
  • admissions
  • financing an university education

Grade 10 may seem like an early time to be talking to students about their future plans, but they’ll soon be selecting their courses for Grade 11, which will greatly influence their pre-requisites for university.

A question and answer period will follow and a live webcast will be available.

Grade 10 Family Night takes place on February 22 at 6:30 p.m. on the University's main campus.

Tuesday's notes

The 2016 FASS Theatre Company group photo.

FASS auditions are underway this week, with two more days scheduled today and tomorrow from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Hagey Hall 334. This year's FASS is entitled "FASS 2018: Canada 151 - It’s almost time!"

FASS, which stands for Faculty, Alumni, Staff, and Students, bills itself as "a social group that occasionally puts on a play," and indeed they have staged many productions since the group's inception in 1962. According to its constitution, the group is "an autonomous body that exists to produce shows in order to provide a means of social contact between members of the Faculty, Alumni, Staff, Students and other members of the community of the University of Waterloo."As far as the auditions go, "just bring yourself, no materials necessary!" is the official word. Find out more about the auditions on Facebook.

An Athletics booth set up in the Student Life Centre.The Warriors Athletics and Recreation Open House takes place today from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Student Life Centre Great Hall. Students and faculty are encouraged to come learn about what Athletics and Recreation programs will be offered during the Winter 2018 term including intramurals, fitness and wellness, conditioning, aquatics, first aid, and more.

There will be many prizes to be won at the event including a $100 gift certificate from Mel's Diner. Find out how to register for Warrior Recreation

Participants in the HeForShe Ideathon brainstorm on a whiteboard."Globally, 1 in 3 women face a form of violence, and on campuses, students will most likely experience violence from other students," says a note from the Equity Office. "The best solutions to on-campus violence come from students themselves!"

To address this problem, the second annual HeForShe Ideathon will take place on Tuesday, January 23. There will be one session from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and one from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Both sessions will take place in STC 2002. The ideathon is free to attend, and meals will be provided at each session. Check out the event page for more information. Space is limited, so register today.

Link of the day

110 years ago: Simone de Beauvoir born

When and where

Winter Welcome Week, Monday, January 8 to Friday, January 12.

NEW - Warriors Athletics and Recreation Open House, Tuesday, January 9, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., SLC Great Hall.

University Choir auditions, Tuesday, January 9, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Conrad Grebel chapel. 

Instrumental Chamber Ensemble audition, Wednesday, January 10, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Grebel Room 1209.

Campus Life Fair, Wednesday, January 10, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Student Life Centre Great Hall.

CTE759 Designing Teaching and Learning Research, Wednesday, January 10, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m., FLEX Lab, Dana Porter Library.

NEW - Philosophy Colloquium Series 2018 features Dr. Frank Zenker, “From Discovery to Justification: Outline of an Ideal Research Program in Empirical Psychology,” Wednesday January 10, 2:30 p.m., HH 373.

Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Information Session webinar, Wednesday, January 10, 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m.

Clubs and Societies Days, Thursday, January 11 and Friday, January 12, Student Life Centre Great Hall.

Getting it done: Productive writing strategies for big projects, Thursday, January 11, 10:00 a.m.

NEW - Centre for Career Action workshop, "Planning for Employment and Success with a Disability: Panel Discussion and Q&A," Thursday, January 11, 12:00 p.m., TC 2218.

Improve your lab report writing, Thursday, January 11, 12:30 p.m.

Chemistry Seminar Series:  Diacylglycerol kinase and the phosphatidylinositol cycle, Thursday, January 11, 2:00 p.m., C2-361

WaterTalk: “Exploration of the Earth’s Deep Hydrogeosphere and Subsurface Microbial Life,”presented by University Professor Barbara Sherwood Lollar, Thursday, January 11, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., DC 1302. Please register as seating is limited.

orchestra@uwaterloo audition, Thursday, January 11, 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Ron Eydt Village.

Writing and Communication Centre webinar, "Improve your lab report writing," Thursday, January 11, 12:30 p.m.

Chemistry Seminar Series:  Recent advances in characterization of thermoelectric materials, Friday, January 12, 2:00 p.m., C2-361.

Knowledge Integration Seminar: Sustainability & Business Decisions in the Built Environment, Friday, January 12, 2:30 p.m., EV3 1408.

Biology Seminar: Redox proteomics and cell biology, Friday, January 12, 3:30 p.m., EIT 3142.

NEW - Warriors Summer Sport Camps Registration Opens, Monday, January 15.

NEW - University Senate meeting, Monday, January 15, 3:30 p.m., NH 3407.

Clarity in scientific writing, Wednesday, January 17, 10:00 a.m.

GMOs: Facts and Misconceptions, documentary with director in attendance, followed by panel discussion, Wednesday, January 17, 7:00 p.m., Humanities Theatre.

NEW - Warrior Men's Hockey vs Windsor, Wednesday, January 17, 7:00 p.m., CIF. 

Beyond Essays: Approaching Peace Education Differently opening reception, Thursday, January 18, 2018, 4:00 p.m., Conrad Grebel Gallery. Please note the corrected date.

Research Matters: Getting Published, Friday, January 19, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Balsillie School of International Affairs.

Knowledge Integration Seminar, "The Web as Infinite Archive: Why we Turned to Machine Learning, Distributed Computing, and Interdisciplinary Collaboration to understand the Recent Past," Friday, January 19, 2:30 p.m., EV3 1408.

Biology Seminar: Bacterial Phages shaping the gut microbiome, Friday, January 19, 3:30 p.m., EIT 3142.

NEW - Warriors Volleyball vs McMaster Warrior Night, Alumni Big Ticket, Bell Let’s Talk, Saturday, January 20, (W) 6:00 p.m., (M) 8:00 p.m., PAC.

NEW - Warrior Women’s Hockey vs. Laurier Minor League, Residence Day, Staff and Faculty Appreciation Day, Sunday, January 21, 2:30 p.m., CIF.

Grammar studio series: Workshop 1, Monday, January 22, 10:00 a.m.

HeForShe Ideathon, Tuesday, January 23, STC 2002.

Grammar studio series: Workshop 2, Wednesday, January 24, 10:00 a.m.

Chemistry Seminar: Pushpull Alternating and Hypercoordinate Asymmetrical Architectures for Light and Moisture Stable Polystannanes, Wednesday, January 24, 2:30 p.m., C2-361.

Getting organized: tools for resisting racism and white supremacy, Thursday, January 25 to Saturday, January 28.

WIMIN: Waterloo Women: Ideas, Makers, Innovators, Friday, January 26 to Saturday, January 27, Applied Health Sciences expansion.