Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Registration open for next ExL symposium

The Waterloo ExL symposium underway at Fed Hall.

The second Waterloo ExL Symposium will be held on Wednesday, February 5 at Federation Hall.

Building on the momentum of the first Waterloo ExL Symposium held in 2018, this event will highlight experiential learning (EL) initiatives and associated supports on campus. The Symposium is geared towards Waterloo community members who want to implement or enhance experiential learning within a course or program.  Hear from faculty members who have redeveloped a course to include community partners, learn more about the Ministry of Colleges and Universities’ definition of experiential learning, explore how technology can support the creation of EL experiences, network with colleagues and more.

The Waterloo ExL Symposium is free to attend for all University of Waterloo community members and includes lunch. 

Register now: http://waterlooexlsymposium2020.ticketfi.com

Last call for expressions of interest

Reminder:  University of Waterloo community members are invited to submit an expression of interest to showcase their innovative experiential learning initiatives at the Waterloo ExL Symposium. Presentation timeslots will be 20 to 30 minutes long.

The deadline to submit an expression of interest is Friday, January 10. We have a few time slots still available.  

Anyone with questions is invited to contact Amanda Brown in WatPD at a58brown@uwaterloo.ca.

Patterson papers on mythopoeia published

A collection of Nancy-Lou Patterson's writings.

Valleyhome Books have published two new volumes of papers by Distinguished Professor Emerita Nancy-Lou Patterson, co-edited by Emily E. Auger and Janet Brennan Croft. These latest publications are the final two in a series of six anthologies.

Nancy-Lou Patterson.Patterson was a professor in Waterloo’s fine arts department from 1962 until her retirement in 1992, teaching art history while working as an artist, poet and fiction writer. She also published extensively on her favourite research subject, the Inklings, a literary group associated with Oxford University that included Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, and associated authors such as Dorothy L. Sayers. She passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer's on October 16th, 2018

Divining Tarot (2019) gathers her work on Charles Williams and Re-envisioning Mythopoeia (2020) her papers on a variety of authors of mythopoeia with special attention to intersections between literature and visual art. Re-envisioning Mythopoeia also includes many reproductions of Patterson's mythopoeic drawings.

Earlier collections of Patterson's papers include Ransoming the Wasteland Volumes I and II (2016), Detecting Wimsey: Papers on Dorothy L. Sayers's Detective Fiction (2017), and Nancy-Lou Patterson Reviews: Books By and About Dorothy L. Sayers, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, and Others (2018).

All six volumes are available from Lulu and Amazon (print) and from Kobo Rakuten (ebooks) for both individual and library purchase (Overdrive).  

Emily E. Auger, PhD, who took one of her first art history courses from Patterson at the University of Waterloo, taught Art History at Canada and American universities  from 1987 through 2010, before returning home to Wellington County where she spends much of her time writing and publishing. Janet Brennan Croft is editor of Mythlore and Librarian for Copyright and Disability Services, and Liaison to the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University Libraries in New Brunswick, NJ.

The University of Waterloo's Special Collections and Archives holds a collection of Nancy-Lou Patterson's writings and other work.

Link of the day

80 years ago: the Battle of Raate Road

When and Where

Music Ensemble auditions for Winter 2020 open for registration, December 2019 to Friday, January 24.

Workday Support, Tuesday, January 7, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., EC1 1021. No registration required.

Coping Skills Seminar - Challenging Thinking, Wednesday, January 8, 6:00 p.m., HS 2302 – Register on GoSignMeUp.

Chemistry Seminar: "The Development and Application of 1, 2, 3 - Triiodoarenes in Regioselective Chemical Transformations.", Wednesday, January 8, 2:30 p.m., C2 361.

Workday Support, Thursday, January 9, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., EC1 1021. No registration required.

More Feet on the Ground Mental Health Training for Faculty and Staff, Thursday, January 9, 9:30 a.m., HS 2302 – Register on GoSignMeUp. ​​​​

School of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony, Thursday, January 9, 5:30 p.m., Humanities Theatre.

Knowledge Integration seminar: “Summer off? No — summer on!”, KI student summer experiences, Friday, January 10, 1:00 p.m., EV2-2002.

Student Leadership Program – Communication Styles. Saturday, January 11, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., NH 1110. Register on UWaterloo Portal.

Student Leadership Program – New to a Team. Saturday, January 11, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., NH 1110. Register on UWaterloo Portal.

Chemistry Seminar: "Entropy engineering of SnTe towards high-entropy thermoelectrics.", Monday, January 13, 10:00 a.m., C2 361.

QPR Mental Health Training for Students, Monday, January 13, 1:30 p.m., NH 2447 – Register on GoSignMeUp.

Coping Skills Seminar – Thriving With Emotions, Monday, January 13, 3:30 p.m., HS 2302 – Register on GoSignMeUp.

Workday Support, Tuesday, January 14, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., EC1 1021. No registration required.

Student Leadership Program – Motivating Others. Tuesday, January 14, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., NH 1110. Register on UWaterloo Portal.

Alleviating Anxiety Seminar, Tuesday, January 14, 1:30 p.m., HS 2302 – Register on GoSignMeUp.

NEW - WaterTalk: Redeploying existing wastewater treatment infrastructure for process intensification, resource management and energy neutrality, presented by Sudhir Murthy, Tuesday, January 14, 2:30 p.m., DC 1302.

Study Skills – Get this term started! Tuesday, January 14, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., NH 1110. Register on UWaterloo Portal.

Coping Skills Seminar – Cultivating Resiliency, Tuesday, January 14, 4:00 p.m., HS 2302 – Register on GoSignMeUp.

Campus Life Fair, Wednesday, January 15, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Student Life Centre.

NEW - Concept by Velocity - Intro Session: What’s Your Problem? “Larry Smith’s legendary talk on how to find and solve killer problems,” Wednesday, January 15, 6:30 p.m., South Campus Hall 2nd Floor.

Coping Skills Seminar - Empowering Habit Change, Wednesday, January 15, 6:00 p.m., HS 2302 – Register on  GoSignMeUp.

Student Leadership Program – Building Your Credibility, Thursday, January 16, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., NH 1110. Register on UWaterloo Portal.

Grad Student Community and Conversation Circle, Thursday, January 16, 3:30 p.m., HS 1106 – Register on GoSignMeUp.

Student Leadership Program – Conflict ManagementThursday, January 16, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., NH 1110. Register on UWaterloo Portal.

NEW - Concept by Velocity - Winter Term Kickoff, “Great resources, snacks, and swag? What a Concept!” Thursday, January 16, 5:30 p.m., Claudette Millar Hall Great Hall.

Seminar: Waterloo AI Institute, “Emotion-cognition Interactions as Deep Active Inference, featuring Ryan Smith, Associate investigator, Laureate Institute for Brain Research, Friday, January 17, 10:30 a.m. DC 1302.