The Meaning of Ice: Co-production of knowledge and community action in a changing Arctic
Drawing on experience from over two decades of close collaboration with Inuit communities in the Arctic, Dr. Fox will illustrate the powerful ways our understanding of the changing Arctic climate can be advanced when we link Inuit knowledge and visiting science. She will use examples from community-led research, land-based programs, and harvesting to show how co-produced knowledge, Inuit self-determination in research, and supporting community-based action are fundamental to addressing climate and environmental challenges in the Arctic and beyond. Dr. Fox will centre Arctic weather and sea ice in the story, and connect to the works of her colleague, friend, and photographer Robert Kautuk, whose photography exhibition accompanies this year’s lecture.
To register or more information goto: 2022 TD Walter Bean Professorship in Environment | Environment | University of Waterloo (uwaterloo.ca)
The Indigenous Speakers Series is honoured to present Dr. Talena Atfield, member of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation of the Six Nations of the Grand River. Focusing on her work with Hodinohso:ni basket weavers, Dr. Atfield will speak about Western notions of the origins of Indigenous artistic practices versus the importance of arts and creation within the community.
Join in-person or via livestream. More details to come.
UWRA Seminar - 6 Steps to A Simplified Estate
The UW Retirees Association is inviting you to attend a free seminar on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home (171 King Street South, Waterloo). There is plenty of parking at this facility.
Listed below are the topics that our guest speaker Anthony Gordon will discuss at the seminar. Anthony is a lawyer and is well-versed on these subjects.
UWRA Autumn Banquet Wednesday October 12, 2022
Federation Hall, University of Waterloo. Doors open at 11:30. Lunch at 12 noon. Speaker at 12:45. Parking nearby to Federation Hall.
The UWRA is pleased to once again offer our annual autumn banquet. This year the speaker will be David Connolly, the Associate Artistic Director of Drayton Entertainment and the Director of Education of their brand-new Youth Academy for the Performing and Technical Arts. He will talk about the recovery of Drayton Entertainment from the pandemic impacts, and its future plans.
David has directed many over thirty productions, including Mamma Mia!, Hairspray, Kinky Boots, many Panto productions and Disney’s Newsies. He holds an Honours Bachelor Degree in Musical Theatre Performance from Sheridan College, is a recipient of The Ontario Premier's Award of Excellence, The Waterloo Region Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement, and an Ambassador for both The War Amps’ Child Amputee Program (CHAMP) and The Shriners Hospitals for Children.
This year the banquet will be limited to 60 people. The price is $30 for the banquet. Please book well in advance.
Please click on the following link to purchase tickets on TicketFi https://ticketfi.com/event/4759/uwra-2022-autumn-banquet
We have collaborated with UWSA for the following event.
Spend the day with your family, friends, and colleagues at Canada's Wonderland!
Event: Family Picnic at Canada’s Wonderland
When: All day Saturday, June 11, 2022
Includes: Park admission, Parking, and All-You-Can-Eat Lunch in the Backlot (indoor and outdoor seating from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
- Caesar and Coleslaw, Seven Grain
- Taco Station – Chicken and Beef
- Penne Primavera with Chicken
- Beef Burgers
- Black Bean Burgers
- Seasonal vegetables
- French fries
- Ice cream cup
* (Note – We will do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions with advance notice. Please indicate your dietary restrictions on the interest form.)
- General tickets: $53.00 tax included. (Includes park admission, parking, and all-you-can-eat lunch buffet in The Backlot from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
- Season pass holder? Meal-only tickets are available for $23.00 tax included. (includes all-you-can-eat lunch buffet in The Backlot from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
Deadline to purchase tickets: Wednesday, June 8, 2022.
How to purchase tickets:
Complete an Interest Form, and we will email you a link to the Wonderland web portal where you will purchase your tickets directly from Canada’s Wonderland.
Tickets are limited so get yours soon!
Subject: Restoration and forensic dating of old family photographs. A talk by professional photographer Stephen Gill ASICI FRPS
On Feb.23rd. at 1:30 pm. please join us for another one of our successful zoom presentations. This time a new look at those old photographs. Stephen Gill, a professional photographic restorer based in the UK. with fifty years of experience with photography and twenty with restoration and author of two books, 'The Family Detective' and 'Dating By Design' may well unravel a few mysteries hidden in those old portraits.
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.