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Thursday, January 18, 2018 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EST
stones on wood background with one stone appearing to bleed

Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm is an Anishinaabe writer, poet, editor and the founder and managing editor of Kegedonce Press, an Indigenous publisher based in the territory of her people, the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation, Saugeen Ojibway Nation in southwestern Ontario. Her recent book, The Stone Collection, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and was a finalist for a Sarton Literary Award. She wrote the Globe & Mail opinion piece, The cultural appropriation debate is over. It’s time for action.

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.

Sunday, January 28, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST
Children building with Lego

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. 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 — 7:00 PM EST

We live in the age of the algorithm. In theory, this should lead to greater fairness: Everyone is judged according to the same rules, and bias is eliminated. But as mathematician and author Cathy O’Neil reveals, the opposite is true. The models being used today are opaque, unregulated, and uncontestable, even when they’re wrong. Models are propping up the lucky and punishing the downtrodden, creating a “toxic cocktail for democracy.”

Welcome to the dark side of Big Data.

Saturday, March 3, 2018 — 5:45 PM to 10:00 PM EST

Join Waterloo Warriors Football family and friends, including Head Coach Chris Bertoia, the coaching staff and student-athletes, for a great night of stories, tributes and celebrations in support of Waterloo Warriors Football.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Poetry in text

TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2018 — 4:00 PM TO 6:00 PM EDT

Join us for the Waterloo Institute for Complexity & Innovation [WICI] Poetry & Complexity event on Tuesday, March 27, 2018.

Time:   4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Venue:  University of Waterloo,  Davis Centre.  Room 1301.  

Poetry and Complexity: readings and conversation between Madhur Anand (Director of WICI & poet), Roald Hoffmann (Nobel prize-winning scientist & poet), and Rae Armantrout (Pulitzer prize-winning poet)

 Readings and conversations. Reception to follow.

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