Nearly 800 years after St. Francis met Egypt's Sultan Malik al-Kamil during the Fifth Crusade, their peaceful encounter suggests a path toward improved Christian-Muslim relations. Their story is told in Paul Moses's book "The Saint and the Sultan: The Crusades, Islam and Francis of Assisi's Mission of Peace", which won the 2010 Catholic Press Association award for best history book. Moses writes that in a violent era, Francis recovered the Christian traditions of nonviolence and of befriending enemies.
The Women's Studies Program at the University of Waterloo invites you to join us in our celebration of International Women's Day!
Dr. Wendy Mitchinson, Canada Research Chair in Gender and Medical History at the University of Waterloo will be our speaker. She will discuss, "Fighting Fat: Mother-Blaming in Canada, 1920-80."
Talk to the Hand (And the Rest of the Body While You're at It)
In a hyper-connected world drowning in information and distraction, how do you connect to create breakthrough moments? Breakthroughs that spark questions, help people understand their world better, engage with it and best of all - have some laughs along the way? In a talk as interactive as where he works, Kevin will share lessons learned at science centres worldwide that can apply to anyone interested in the communication - and integration - of knowledge.
You are invited to hear Dr. Lynne Taylor, Associate Professor in the history department, tell us the story of these children.
Come out to SLC (Great Hall) on Friday March 8th between 12pm - 3pm to learn more about health education and lifestyle options.
The Canadian Association of Pharmacy Students and Interns (CAPSI) is hosting a Health and Wellness Fair as part of our Pharmacist Awareness Week (PAW) to raise awareness for the pharmacy profession.
On Friday March 8, 2013 from 12pm - 3pm, health advocacy groups and student group booths will be set up in the Great Hall in SLC promoting a healthy lifestyle and providing health education.
Did you know that pharmacists are the medication experts, and so much more?
The University of Waterloo Finance Association will be hosting the 5th Annual Economic Discussion Panel.
This year, a panel of industry professionals and local professors will speak and undoubtedly foster an educated discussion on the intricacies of the global economy and current state of international markets.
This event promises to be one that is both thought provoking as well as informative on how the views of academia and the industry both interconnect and diverge.
Seminar Series: "Observations and Free Inquiries"
Play an instrument? Like sports? Love playing instruments and watching sports?
Well then, Warriors Band may just be what you're looking for!
Come out to the Warriors Band's weekly practice. There are no auditions and some instruments are provided. Don't worry if you can't make it this week, we practice every Thursday. Same time, same place all term.
For more information, please visit: www.warriorsband.com
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Brian Henderson is the author of 10 collections of poetry, one of which, Nerve Language (Pedlar Press 2007), was a finalist for the Governor General's Award. His latest, Sharawadji (Brick Books), was released in May 2011. He has published articles, reviews, and poetry in many literary magazines, has a PhD in Canadian Literature and is the director of WLUPress. The reading is free and all are welcome. We are grateful for the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and St Jerome's University.
Knowing your skills and abilities AND being able to clearly and conﬁdently convey them to employers is critical to your success in the employment process. Learn how to identify and articulate your strengths and discover potential areas of growth. You will also devise a plan to enhance these skills.
SPEAKER: Maneesh Agrawala, University of California, Berkeley
TITLE: Storytelling Tools
ROOM: DC 1302
As a game player in this innovative approach to self assessment, you will gain insights into your interests, values, abilities, and personality as they relate to your career decision making. During the game, you will develop a Career Proﬁ le to help you better understand who you are and what you want in the world of work.
Designed specifically for staff who want to expand their knowledge and/or enhance their work opportunities, this seminar will inform attendees about program options, admission requirements, the application process, as well as the staff tuition benefit.
Building on the standard essay formula, this workshop will provide strategies both for composing unified and persuasive argument paragraphs and for developing a debatable and defensible thesis statement. Creating effective introductory and concluding paragraphs will also be explored.
This workshop provides you with an overview of the Statistics Canada website, including effective techniques for uncovering the vast amount of statistical information available.
Session 0010 - This six-hour workshop introduces the principles of sound course design to faculty and teaching staff with little or no prior teaching experience running courses of their own. By the end of the session, participants will have considered learning outcomes, assessments, activities and their alignment in disciplinary and logistical contexts.
As a game player in this innovative approach to self-assessment, you will gain insights into your interests, values, abilities, and personality as they relate to your career decision making. During the game, you will develop a Career Proﬁle to assist you in better understanding who you are and what you want in the world of work.
Come join for a special community screening of Status Quo?, a new documentary by Karen Cho, offered to chapters of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW).
The film addresses the issue of feminism in modern Canadian society by taking a hard look at three key concerns – violence against women, access to abortion and universal childcare. By opening the film with a look back at our history, Cho begins with the assumption that feminism has shaped the society we live in, but then questions just how far we’ve come.
Explore health-related career options beyond practicing medicine as an MD, pharmacist, or optometrist. While this event is geared to Science and Applied Health Sciences students, all students are welcome.
Please join us to discuss challenges and benefits related to teaching really large classes. Each session will involve a round-table discussion and/or a presentation.
Become a power RefWorks user! If you are already using RefWorks and Write N Cite but you would like to take better advantage of these powerful tools, this workshop is for you.
The University of Waterloo is pleased to participate in the Kitchener Public Library's (KPL) Ideas and Issues Lecture Series. Each week at 12 noon, a 50-minute lecture is presented by University of Waterloo professors, alternating with Wilfrid Laurier University professors. Pre-registration is not required to participate and there is no charge for participants.
The 2012-2013 lecture series will be held at:
251 Fischer-Hallman Road
Kitchener, ON N2M 4X8