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Celebrating 60 Years
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Monday, December 4, 2017 - 7:30 pm
Instrumental Chamber Ensemble Concert
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe described chamber music (specifically, string quartet music) as "four rational people conversing". This conversational pattern–which refers to the way one instrument introduces a melody or motif and then other instruments subsequently "respond" with a similar motif–has been a thread woven through the history of chamber music composition from the end of the 18th century to the present.
Come join us and hear accomplished UW student musicians play beautiful chamber music. Free admission, followed by a reception.
Monday, December 4, 2017 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Dead canary in the coalmine: We just lost the web in the war on general purpose computing
This is the decade in which the unstoppable temptation to solve your problems by breaking everyone else's computers really starts to chomp on our collective butts. The World Wide Web Consortium just gave in to Netflix's demand to break every browser in the world to make it incrementally harder to pirate TV shows, while this year at a summit in Ottawa, the Australians demanded that all the world's crypto be sabotaged to make it incrementally easier to conduct mass surveillance.
Cory will be signing copies of his books after the talk. Books will be available for purchase on site from Words Worth Books.
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 5:00 pm
Public lecture: How Always to Win at Limbo
freeCMS Public Lecture by Edward B. Burger
or "You can sum some of the series some of the time, and some of the series none of the time...but can you sum some of the series all of the time?"
This presentation is open to all math fans—young and old alike. A familiarity with infinite series is helpful. If you've ever head of the phrase "triangle inequality", then this lecture for you.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Canada 150 Lecture Series: Canada’s Hidden Histories
The University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University are hosting a three-part lecture series for Canada 150, in partnership with the Waterloo Public Library and The City of Waterloo. As we recognize and celebrate 150 years of Confederation, this lecture series explores significant periods of Canadian history and their influence on Canada today.
Our country’s 150th anniversary has been a year of both celebration and debate about our collective and contested past. Four professors from Laurier and Waterloo will bring to light some of the hidden figures and narratives, including those of First Nations, gender struggles, and migration/refugee experiences.
Free community event.
“The calibre of post-secondary students in our city is second to none. At the University of Waterloo, in addition to their academic strengths, students find unique and innovative ways to share their time and talent, investing in our city and making it a better place for all. We are fortunate to have this award-winning university in our city.”
- DAVE JAWORSKY, Mayor, City of Waterloo