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Thursday, January 18, 2018 — 8:30 AM EST to Friday, April 13, 2018 — 5:00 PM EDT

Conrad Grebel University College’s Peace and Conflict Studies program (PACS) at the University of Waterloo was the first peace studies program in Canada, and has remained a leader in peace education for 40 years. With PACS’ innovative approach to learning, students can choose arts-based assignment options in many courses.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST
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Learn about the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology (MBET) program by attending our live online information session.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 — 12:30 PM EST

In 1817, the 20 year old Franz Schubert wrote a song for voice and piano about a fish. Two years later, he created a set of variations from this delightful theme which became the 4th movement of his immortal quintet nicknamed “The Trout”. Four friends and colleagues from the KW Symphony strings section joined by Catherine Robertson on piano bring you this loved work. 

Thursday, January 25, 2018 (all day) to Saturday, January 27, 2018 (all day)

This conference has two major goals:

  1. Encourage students and community members to become anti-racist organizers by increasing their confidence, knowledge and skills and by connecting them with existing organizers and organizations.

  2. Sharpen the practice and analysis of existing organizers and organizations committed to challenging white supremacy by creating an opportunity to think about movement work together.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 — 7:30 PM EST
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The idea that Mennonites moved across the Russian Empire as settlers is not new. However, recognition that Mennonites frequently colonized land belonging to Muslims has rarely been incorporated into historical analysis. This public lecture with Aileen Friesen titled, "Fretz Visiting Scholar Lecture: Muslim-Mennonite Encounters in the Russian Empire" will explore that little known history.

Friday, January 26, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Speaker: Gurpreet Chana

Born in Etobicoke and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Gurpreet Chana "The Tabla Guy" is a mechanical engineering graduate from the University of Waterloo who now lives in and creates out of Toronto. His musical explorations stem from the diversity he experienced growing up in a pluralistic society. At a time where genres collided openly and playfully, he embraced the tabla as his means of being heard in those creative conversations.

Saturday, January 27, 2018 — 7:00 PM EST

Every two years, orchestra@uwaterloo holds a Concerto and Aria Competition that is open to University of Waterloo students and recent graduates, and is judged by a panel of professional musicians. Winners perform as soloists with the orchestra in a public concert.  On Saturday, January 27th the actual competition takes place.  The evening competition is open to the public.  Three to four finalists will perform in front of a jury to win the honour of playing a solo with the orchestra@uwaterloo.  Contestants include pianists, strings, and woodwind performers, as well as voice students.

Sunday, January 28, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST
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In the 2017/2018 FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge, students age 9 to 14 from 80 countries made a splash with HYDRO DYNAMICS. MORE THAN 40 elementary school teams from across Ontario will compete in the FIRST LEGO League West Ontario Championships on January 28, 2018. 

Friday, February 9, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Ever wonder what life will be like after you graduate?

Thursday, February 15, 2018 — 7:30 PM EST
Sawatsky lecture.

We live in a world of permanent tensions and contrasts:  poverty and wealth, terror and beauty, political strife, warfare and hope for peace.  How shall we sing, pray and live in such times?   The ancient psalms are, as they have been in every age, profound sources of insight and spirituality in response to this question.  By tracing the images and rhythms of lament and doxology in the Psalter, we encounter the mystery of God and the full stretch of humanity. How can Christians pray the Psalms with Jesus today? 

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