Events - October 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014 — 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Board Games Bonanza and Pizza Party: food, fun, and a friendly break from all those midterms and papers! Come join in at HH 123.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Centre for Career Action

Get a head start on your summer, co-op, or post-degree job searching!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 — 5:00 PM EDT

Hosted by the Waterloo Centre for German Studies.

Beginning with the outbreak of World War I in 1914, the last century saw the rise of Italian fascism and Soviet communism, the world economic crisis, and the rise of the Nazis to power in Germany, leading to the horrors of World War II. Towards the end of the 20th century, Europe experienced the fall of the Iron Curtain and a journey from the Cold War to peaceful revolutions.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Bednarski Book Launch Poster

Come out the the UW Bookstore for the official launch of Dr Steven Bednarski's Poisoned Past (University of Toronto Press, 2014), a microhistory which both traces the tale of a fourteenth-century French woman accused of murdering her husband by poison, and also explores a historian's methods. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 — 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Crumpled paper and a pen

Feeling anxious about all of those papers coming up in the second half of term? Want to boost your marks and work on those ever-critical transferrable skills?

Jane and Jirina from the Writing Centre will be holding a workshop specifically for History students: whether you’re in 2A or 4B, their advice and strategies for research, writing, editing and proofreading will be helpful for school and far beyond!  Come for general advice or help with a specific project (or both!).

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 — 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT

Come along for a classic fall bonfire, complete with s'mores and hotdogs, at the Laurel Creek Fire Pit (across Ring Road from EV3). Hosted by the History Society!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 — 2:30 PM to 3:20 PM EDT

Phil Monture returns to the University of Waterloo to tell the story of the Six Nations of the Grand River and the Haldimand Treaty of 1784.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
Rt Hon Mackenzie King with dogs Pat and Derry, 1938.

Professor Christopher Dummitt of Trent University presents Mackenzie King’s Secret Life and the Decline of Deference in Canadian Politics.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Professor Gorman will hold an information session for applying to Graduate Scholarships (including OGS and SSHRC), specifically geared to History students.

If you missed the general Graduate Studies Scholarship Information Session held in mid-September, you can find the information and a YouTube recording of the session here.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 — 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

Twenty-five years ago and after protests and peaceful demonstrations, the Berlin Wall opened, the East German government resigned, and German unification was on the horizon. The year 1989 was an eventful year for East Germans: protests during the local elections in spring; the flight of thousands via Hungary and Czechoslovakia in summer; anti-government protests in Leipzig and other cities and towns in fall, and the fall of the Wall in November.

Thursday, October 2, 2014 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

Undergraduate students are invited to Arts Graduate Studies Information Reception on Thursday, October 2nd, from 7:00-8:30pm.

Explore all that a graduate degree in Arts can offer you! You will have the chance to mix and mingle with professors, staff, and current graduate students to talk about the masters’ and doctoral programs available in Arts at Waterloo, across 18 disciplines.

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