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Wednesday, October 30, 2019 (all day) to Saturday, November 2, 2019 (all day) to Sat, 11/02/2019 (All day)
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The University of Waterloo School of Architecture will mark the fortieth anniversary of its Rome Programme with a four-day celebration that will allow alumni to recall their time in the eternal city and experience some of the many changes that have taken place recently. The events take place in Rome starting with a reception at the Waterloo Studio on Wednesday October 30, finishing with a gala dinner on evening of Saturday November 2.

Saturday, November 2, 2019 — 10:00 to 16:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Join us for Fall Open House and learn what makes Waterloo one of Canada's top universities. Learn about undergraduate programs, chat with professors and students, and take a campus tour and visit our residences.

Monday, November 4, 2019 — 8:30 AM to Friday, November 8, 2019 — 4:30 PM EST to Fri, 11/08/2019 - 16:30
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Thrive is a series of events focused on building positive mental health for University of Waterloo students, faculty, and staff. Thrive is also a mindset that encourages you to flourish. We all have mental health, and we can each strengthen our mental health by learning about it, thinking about it, talking about it, and discovering new skills and resources to help us Thrive all year long.

Monday, November 4, 2019 — 8:30 AM to Friday, November 8, 2019 — 5:00 PM EST to Fri, 11/08/2019 - 17:00

Each year, we invite leading academics from across the world to hold the prestigious TD Walter Bean Visiting Professorship in Environment.
This year, Dr. Jacqueline McGlade will be joining us the week of November 4th as the 2019 TD Walter Bean Visiting Professor in Environment.
In addition to the Public Lecture on November 6th, we are holding meeting time slots for Grad students and faculty to meet with Dr. McGlade. We have limited the Grad sessions to max 25 spots to make it more manageable for conversation.

Monday, November 4, 2019 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

York and Access Copyright: Bleak House continued or an ending fit for a rehabilitated Ebenezer Scrooge?

Legal and Immigration Services has organized a talk from Michal Jaworski, Partner at Clark Wilson LLP. Michal will cover the issues in the Access Copyright v. York case to date as well as possible next steps after the Federal Court of Appeal decision, which should be released soon.

Monday, November 4, 2019 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST
Bill Sutherland

Bring your lunch and your thoughts, and join our complexity discussion!

Through models of mentorship and faciliation we are looking to continue our emergent conversation(s) utilizing the framework of systems and complexity thinking, as we work to create a commond language and shared experience of community - the purpose of which is the very process itself.

Every other Monday in DC 1302 from 12-1:30 p.m.

Monday, November 4, 2019 — 5:00 PM EST

Student Level: Junior
Student Type: Co-op

Accounting and Financial Auditing

Sign up to learn about EY Challenge, a dynamic, winner-take-all business pitch competition unlike anything you've ever experienced before. The competition consists of two rounds where teams compete on select campuses across the country. The winners will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Toronto to compete in the National Finals.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 — 5:30 PM EST

Student Level: Intermediate, Senior, Junior
Student Type: Co-op

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST

Come join the conversation! This is an opportunity to share experiences and get advice on how to navigate the workplace from other women!
Pizza and refreshments will be provided!
What are Lean-In Circles?

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 — 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EST
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Tuesday, November 5, 2019 — 7:00 PM EST
Warsaw Picture

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 — 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
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Pitch, please!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 — 8:30 AM EST
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Wednesday, November 6, 2019 — 10:00 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
Human hands typing on a computer

Research Ethics will be offering drop-in sessions throughout September, October, November, and December to answer questions related to the ethics process, including submitting, renewing, and amending an application. Come prepared with your questions and a laptop.

These sessions are for faculty and students and will take place in the Dana Porter Library (study booth on the main floor) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday, beginning September 11 and ending December 18, 2019.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
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Crania represents Robin Peck’s on-going series of sculptures of the same title, a project now comprised of over sixty individual pieces.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 — 1:30 PM EST
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Wednesday, November 6, 2019 — 2:30 PM EST

Student Level: Masters, Intermediate, Senior, Junior
Student Type: Co-op and Graduating

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 — 2:30 PM EST

Student Level: Masters, Intermediate, Senior, Junior
Student Type: Co-op and Graduating

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 — 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST
Dr. Malinda Smith

Thirty years after employment equity programs were first introduced into the academy, this talk provides an unfiltered account of where the academy has succeeded and where challenges remain, particularly as it relates to racial justice, disability justice and decolonization. Dr. Malinda Smith will present her latest research and explore where we go from here to achieve equity.
 

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 — 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
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Check out this pitch!

Thursday, November 7, 2019 — 10:00 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Academic integrity requires that you paraphrase and summarize other people’s work. Through hands-on practice, you will learn these skills and how to integrate your supporting research for improved credibility.

Register for the workshop through GoSignMeUp.

Thursday, November 7, 2019 — 11:30 to 11:30 AM EST

Student Level: Masters, Senior, PhD
Student Type: Co-op and Graduating

Computing: Software Computing: Quality Assurance Computing: Information Systems Information Science and Data Management Digital and Graphic Media; Web Site Design and Development Data Analytics, Statistical Analysis and Mathematical Optimization

Unity Technologies: Machine Learning, Labs and student opportunities with us

Thursday, November 7, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

This workshop offers graduate students an introduction to the world of academic publishing. You will learn about the steps in the publication process, including revising course work before submitting it to journals, communicating effectively with journal editors, and handling comments from reviewers.

Register for the workshop through GoSignMeUp.

Thursday, November 7, 2019 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Whether it's small children, aging parents, or other loved ones, many faculty find themselves in the role of caregiver. This role brings with it a variety of emotional, physical, and logistical challenges. This meetup is an opportunity to share your experiences, discuss useful resources (or the lack thereof), exchange strategies, and generally establish a sense of community with other faculty doing double duty as caregivers.

Coffee and snacks provided. Please note that this event has moved from B1-266 to MC 5501.

Friday, November 8, 2019 — 9:12 AM EST

Student Level: Bachelor, Masters
Student Type: Graduating

Friday, November 8, 2019 — 12:30 to 12:30 PM EST
Book front cover

Join us with Hildegard Martens as she speaks about and reads from her recent memoir, On Her Own: A Journey from a Mennonite Childhood.

Friday, November 8, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST

Join JM Gamble, Clinical Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo, as he discusses why statistical literacy is critical for patients to understand both how to use and to understand the effects of medications.

Saturday, November 9, 2019 — 10:00 to 19:00 AM to 7:00 PM EST
Engineering students

Sunday, November 10, 2019 — 9:00 PM EST
compline

Monday, November 11, 2019 — 11:30 to 11:30 AM EST

Student Level: PhD, Intermediate, Junior, Masters, Senior
Student Type: Co-op and Graduating

Construction and Infrastructure Development Waste or Wastewater Management Energy Production and Distribution Visual, Urban & Industrial Design

Beyond Engineering - SNC Lavalin -

Monday, November 11, 2019 — 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EST
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Tuesday, November 12, 2019 — 10:30 to 10:30 AM EST
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Tuesday, November 12, 2019 — 3:00 PM EST
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WCGS warmly welcomes Dr. Elizabeth Nijdam of the University of British Columbia on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. Dr. Nijdam will discuss Reinhard Kleist's graphic novel An Olympic Dream: The Story of Samia Yusuf Omar and how it integrates the technologies of refugee life in order to disrupt media representation of migrants and the - often fatal - experience of migration.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EST
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Women in Mathematics presents Talk by Nobel Laureate, Professor Donna Strickland.

Refreshments start at 4:30 p.m., with the talk starting at 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EST

Women in Mathematics presents Nobel Laureate, Professor Donna Strickland
Talk Title: Generating High-Intensity, Ultrashort Optical Pulses

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 — 10:00 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
Human hands typing on a computer

Research Ethics will be offering drop-in sessions throughout September, October, November, and December to answer questions related to the ethics process, including submitting, renewing, and amending an application. Come prepared with your questions and a laptop.

These sessions are for faculty and students and will take place in the Dana Porter Library (study booth on the main floor) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday, beginning September 11 and ending December 18, 2019.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
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The University of Waterloo’s Master of Environment and Business (MEB) program educates the next generation of sustainability problem solvers to practically integrate sustainability into business.

This webinar will introduce you to the MEB program and include information on course structure, the application process, and student outcomes.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 — 12:00 PM to Saturday, November 16, 2019 — 9:00 PM EST to Sat, 11/16/2019 - 21:00
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Wednesday, November 13, 2019 — 12:30 to 12:30 PM EST
oboe

The Consortium Arts Ensemble will play Benjamin Britten's Phantasy Quartet for Oboe and String Trio, as well as Mozart's Oboe quartet in F major.  Members consist of Anita Walsh on the violin, Brenna Hardy-Kavanagh on viola, our very own Ben Bolt-Martin on cello, and of course to round out the group, the renowned Jim Mason on the oboe.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 — 12:30 to 12:30 PM EST
Park Sounds

Park Sounds is a new duo comprised of Manitoba-raised, Montreal-based musicians Jennifer Thiessen (viola, viola d’amore) and Ben Reimer (percussion). Both members of Park Sounds are rooted in the Manitoba classical, pop and new music communities, while branching out through musical life in Montréal, and becoming central figures of the larger Canadian music scene. Their

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST
Canadian and European flags combined

Waterloo faculty members are invited to attend an information session on Europe's Horizon2020 program and the new EU framework program Horizon Europe. 

The session will be presented by Luigi Scarpa de Masellis, Advisor, Economic and Cultural Affairs, Delegation of the European Union to Canada, who will:

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EST
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The Silversides Theatre Artist Series is named after Brian Silverside, a Canadian Actor and stage technician who died in 2000. His family set up an endowment to offer an annual artist talk with leading Canadian Theatre artists. Theatre and Performance professor, Naila Keleta-Mae will moderate a panel of three impassioned speakers on the topic of Women in Theatre.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST
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Get ready to build your network with this spectacular workshop!

Excited about the idea of entrepreneurship, but not sure what to do next? Hint: Connecting with other like-minded people is almost always a good next step. Come and join in the Networking Extravaganza and connect with members of the Concept community and other like-minded students.

Thursday, November 14, 2019 — 7:00 PM EST
Pictures of edibles

Thursday, November 14, 2019 — 7:00 PM EST
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Drawing on local community partners involved in drone technologies and their applications, the "Cultural Life of Drones" explores how conversations about visual culture, technology, privacy, commercialization, safety, peace building and ultimately, the question of our shared humanity, can be brought into public dialogue via art.

Join us for an opening reception and presentation by artist Sara Matthews on November 14th, 2019, 7PM.

Friday, November 15, 2019 — 10:00 to 10:00 AM EST

"Toward a unified science of ecological change: Advances in metabolic scaling and biodiversity science" with Dr. Mary O'Connor from UBC.
 

Friday, November 15, 2019 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
picture of art from gallery

Laura Marotta generates grid systems that disrupt standard square and rectangular structures. Using modular building blocks, she constructs and assembles forms that zigzag back and forth, shaping volumes that are tilting and asymmetrical. New Balance is a series of painted plywood tetrahedron sculptures that twist and turn and loop through space.

Friday, November 15, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST

Join Danielle Juneau, Senior Researcher at TWG, as she discusses the role of UX Research in product development and service design contexts, and her experience as a BKI grad.

Monday, November 18, 2019 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST
Bill Sutherland

Bring your lunch and your thoughts, and join our complexity discussion!

Through models of mentorship and faciliation we are looking to continue our emergent conversation(s) utilizing the framework of systems and complexity thinking, as we work to create a commond language and shared experience of community - the purpose of which is the very process itself.

Every other Monday in DC 1302 from 12-1:30 p.m.

Monday, November 18, 2019 — 5:30 PM EST

Student Level: Junior, Intermediate, Senior
Student Type: Co-op

Computing: Systems Security and Cryptography Computing: Software Computing: Information Systems Business Administration Accounting and Financial Auditing Data Analytics, Statistical Analysis and Mathematical Optimization

KPMG Ideation Challenge

Is your idea the next big thing?

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 — 11:00 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Learn how to create and edit tests in Akindi, print and scan test sheets and send grades directly to your LEARN grade-book.

Join in person: https://uwaterloo.gosignmeup.com/public/Course/browse?courseid=3607
Join online: https://zoom.us/j/502317116

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST
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Want to learn what it's like to work in Canada as an international student? The Centre for Career Action (CCA) is hosting a student panel for undergraduates about working in Canada!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 — 10:00 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
Human hands typing on a computer

Research Ethics will be offering drop-in sessions throughout September, October, November, and December to answer questions related to the ethics process, including submitting, renewing, and amending an application. Come prepared with your questions and a laptop.

These sessions are for faculty and students and will take place in the Dana Porter Library (study booth on the main floor) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday, beginning September 11 and ending December 18, 2019.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 — 11:00 to 14:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST
Concept $5K Finals event details

10 student teams have perfected their 3-minute pitches and are ready to compete!


Join us for an exciting Concept $5K Finals, previously known as the Velocity Fund Finals $5K, where emerging student entrepreneurs pitch live for their share of $20K in funding. Each competitor has just 3 minutes to pitch their startup idea to a panel of judges.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 — 11:00 to 14:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST
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Wednesday, November 20, 2019 — 12:30 to 12:30 PM EST
Eviole in barn

Eviole (pronounced ay-vee-oh-lay) is a group of musicians who perform music from in and around the 17th century that was composed for female singers. Music from this time period is very beautiful and poetic, often cheeky, and always delightful.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 — 5:30 PM EST

Student Level: Intermediate, Junior, Senior
Student Type: Co-op and Graduating

Accounting and Financial Auditing

Deloitte Information Session (Our Journey Begins)

Deloitte is the largest private professional services network in the world. We aim to build a stronger tomorrow by breaking down barriers to education, employment, and inclusion for future generations.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 — 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EST
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Want to learn what it's like to work in Canada as an international student? The Centre for Career Action (CCA) is hosting a student panel for undergraduates about working in Canada!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST
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There are BILLIONS of reasons to come to this workshop!

Join us for the “Billion Dollar Briefing” talk with the legendary Larry Smith, an economics professor at UWaterloo! Trust us, this is a workshop you do NOT want to miss!

Thursday, November 21, 2019 — 11:45 to 13:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST
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A panel presentation and discussion for Waterloo faculty, staff, and students exploring climate-related risks and responses

Kathryn Bakos (Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation): Climate focused investment strategies that minimize risk

Thursday, November 21, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST
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Join Waterloo Centre for German Studies, the Dept of Germanic and Slavic Studies & the Goethe-Institut in partnership with the Dept of Spanish and Latin American Studies, the Dept of French Studies, Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Engineering for this special presentation in celebration of International Education Week!

Thursday, November 21, 2019 — 5:00 PM EST

Student Level: Masters, PhD
Student Type: Graduating

Theme - Computing: Hardware Computing: Systems Security and Cryptography Computing: Software Computing: Quality Assurance Computing: Information Systems Information Science and Data Management Scientific Experimental Design and Laboratory Assistance Data Analytics, Statistical Analysis and Mathematical Optimization
Thursday, November 21, 2019 — 5:30 PM EST
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This memorial reception will bring together family, friends, students and colleagues as we honour a man who inspired over two decades of uWaterloo scientists.

Thursday, November 21, 2019 — 7:30 PM EST

The orchestra@uwaterloo is a group of approximately 60 students, staff, faculty, and alumni from the University of Waterloo.  Directed by noted local conductor Daniel Warren, the orchestra will be playing the following pieces:
Vaughan Williams, Fantasie on the theme of Thomas Tallis
Mendelssohn “Hebrides Overture”

Friday, November 22, 2019 — 11:00 to 11:00 AM EST

BIOSCAN: Progress Towards Planetary Biosurveillance

Paul Hebert, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics & Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph

Date/time: 11am on November 22, 2019

Location: DC 1302

Saturday, November 23, 2019 — 7:30 PM EST

Monday, November 25, 2019 — 12:15 to 12:15 PM EST
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Join Darwin AI CEO Sheldon Fernandez (BASc 2001, Computer Engineering) for this timely talk on misinformation in the digital age. Pizza lunch will be provided at 12:15pm, with the talk following at 12:30pm. All students, alumni, staff and faculty are welcome to register for this free event using the registration link below.

Talk Summary

Monday, November 25, 2019 — 7:30 PM EST

Join us to celebrate Dr. Anne Innis Dagg's recent honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Science. We are thrilled to offer a free screening of "The Woman Who Loved Giraffes", a documentary about her life and research, and an audience Q&A with Dr. Innis Dagg, moderated by Dr. Barb Katzenback. Registration required: https://ticketfi.com/event/3543/the-woman-who-loves-giraffes-documentary-screening-and-qa-with-dr-innis-dagg?

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 — 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST
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In partnership with the Volunteer Action Centre, we invite you to participate in the Future of Volunteering Discovery Lab hosted by GreenHouse. During the lab, you will have a facilitated discussion around the future of volunteering in our community.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 — 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EST
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Wednesday, November 27, 2019 — 10:00 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
Human hands typing on a computer

Research Ethics will be offering drop-in sessions throughout September, October, November, and December to answer questions related to the ethics process, including submitting, renewing, and amending an application. Come prepared with your questions and a laptop.

These sessions are for faculty and students and will take place in the Dana Porter Library (study booth on the main floor) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday, beginning September 11 and ending December 18, 2019.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 — 11:30 to 11:30 AM EST

Student Level: Masters, Bachelor
Student Type: Graduating

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Please join Awards Officer Thomas Barber and 2019 Trudeau Fellow Aimée Morrison, as they take you through the Myths and Realities of applying for Academic Awards and Prizes. Aimée will share the myths she battled in the process of applying for the revamped Trudeau Foundation Fellowship and Tom will take you behind the green curtain to expose the great and powerful A.H.D. (awards, honours, and distinctions).

Thursday, November 28, 2019 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

With our increasingly plugged-in lives, it's important to establish expectations and set boundaries around email and work time for weekends, evenings, and vacations. Come out and learn how others successfully disconnect and unplug without making things worse. 

Who is this for? Faculty members who suffer from overwork, struggle to set boundaries between work and home life, want to spend less time staring at a screen, and/or feel guilty when they actually take time off.

Panelists

Friday, November 29, 2019 — 10:30 to 11:45 AM to 11:45 AM EST

Would you like to know more about Indigenization and reconciliation in the university context? Join us in the FAUW Indigenization Reading Circle. All are welcome and no experience or prior knowledge is necessary. Selected readings and discussions cycle through recurring themes to effect a spiral of learning where novices can hop in at any time—you won't get lost if you can't attend every meeting.

Saturday, November 30, 2019 — 9:30 AM to Monday, December 2, 2019 — 3:00 PM EST to Mon, 12/02/2019 - 15:00
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Join us for three days at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) for Schrödinger's Class November 30 – Decemeber 2, 2018. You will have the opportunity to attend lectures and engage in hands-on activities focused on the integration of quantum technology into the current teaching curriculum. We will discuss quantum information science and technology to give you a deeper understanding of quantum mechanics.

The deadline to apply is Monday, October 22, 2018.

Saturday, November 30, 2019 — 7:30 PM EST

The University of Waterloo Balinese Gamelan ensemble consists of 20 students who have learned to play the gamelan without prior experience and without notation.  Learning to strike with one hand and dampen with the other is difficult, but you will be impressed by how well the Gamelan Ensemble plays.  Directed by Dewa Made Suparta, this concert will transport you

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