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January 18, 2018

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

All Day LIFT Exhibition Series: Unobstructed Beauty (Multi-Day Event)

This year, the LIFT series features three female painters from the Waterloo Region: Lauren Judge, Marion R. Anderson, and Anne Filiatrault. Each artist shares a narrative that invites viewers to reflect on how we perceive and experience our surrounding environment.

The LIFT microgalleries are located on floors 4-6 of the Waterloo campus Library daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Library
  • Robert Langen Gallery
  • Robert Langen Gallery
  • All Day Penelope Stewart: Thicket Mixed Media Installation (Multi-Day Event)

    Thicket features three haptic garden spaces created in the gallery. Comprised of an installation of 12,000 beeswax leaves, a collection of photographs and a series of beeswax cast sculptures - artist Penelope Stewart expands the visual field while creating a reciprocal conversation between image and object.

    For more information about Penelope Stewart's work, check out her website here.

  • Library
  • All Day Writing Activism: Indigenous Newsprint Media in the Era of Red Power (Multi-Day Event)

    This exhibition by C. Elizabeth Best explores modern Indigenous identity through her art practice and academic thesis work. See her artist statement below for a detailed description.

    On 16 May 1976, a young AIM activist killed himself in protest of the mishandling of Indigenous affairs by the Canadian federal government.

    This series of paintings complement my Master’s thesis. I made these pieces in tandem with my academic work. Despite the distance of 40 years, I mourned the loss of the young AIM activist. It wasn’t until I made a painting in his honour that I felt I could process this tragedy outside of myself.

    My second painting, the pink and turquoise rabbit, is an amalgamation of my own identity. Identity plays a central role in my thesis and this theme flowed naturally into the art I made during the past academic year.

    The series of three represent the main chapters of my paper. When I think about my thesis, bits and pieces float in and out of focus. I tried to capture that feeling with this series by using my notes to produce a visual representation of my thesis.

    This series represents the process I went through to understand the material I was reading and writing about. I think it is important for academics to experiment with different ways of presenting their work. Expression through art is how I have chosen to present my academic work to a varied audience. For more information, please see my thesis, Writing Activism: Indigenous Newsprint
    Media in the Era of Red Power, accessible through the Laurier Library.

  • Library
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Senate Academic Planning Committee (SAPC) Meeting
    The Senate Academic Planning Committee (SAPC) makes recommendations to Senate on all matters related to the overall direction of academic programs at Laurier.

    The agenda will be posted approximately one week in advance of the meeting and approved minutes will follow once approved at the subsequent meeting.  Full agenda packages can be accessed on Laurier Connect.  

  • Senate
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM International Experience Canada Program Info Session (How to work abroad!)

    Join us on Jan. 18 from 10 - 11 a.m. at the Career Centre to learn about International Experience Canada (IEC), a Government of Canada travel and work mobility program for Canadian and foreign youth, aged 18 to 35. Maria-Cristina Paredes, a representative of the program, will be sharing details on how you can participate and how to get a work permit to work and travel abroad!

    Explore the world, imagine the possibilities. Are you looking for your next adventure? Want to work and travel in some of the most beautiful locations in the world? Imagine…

    • Taking your lunch break at the best ramen noodle house in Tokyo.
    • Going on an early morning jog along the Emperor's Canal in Amsterdam.
    • Backpacking through the luscious rainforests of Costa Rica.
    • Unwinding on the beaches of Australia after work.

    IEC gives you the opportunity to do just that. Their agreements with foreign countries and territories make it easier for you to get work permits with their partners. Work abroad to help fund the trip of a lifetime. Gain new skills, learn new languages, experience different cultures and explore places that you never thought you could.

    For more information on the IEC and the application process, visit

    This event is presented in collaboration with Laurier International and the Career Development Centre.

    Log in at to view the event calendar and register your attendance.

    Please bring your OneCard to this event.

    We are committed to providing inclusive programs and services to all students and alumni. Please contact us if you require accommodation for a disability.

  • Career Centre
  • Laurier International
  • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM GMAT Math Refresher - Toronto Campus

    Need a little help in getting back up to speed on core GMAT or GRE math concepts? The Laurier MBA has teamed up with Quantum Test Prep to provide a FREE GMAT math refresher! Register for this event at

    If you are rusty at Math, have some ‘Math anxiety’, or just want to brush up & review your basic Math skills, then we strongly recommend you attend this class.

    The Quantum Pre-GMAT Math Refresher class is designed to help you build a strong foundation in the basic Math skills required on the GMAT exam.

    The workshop is located at Laurier’s Toronto MBA campus at Vantage Venues (formerly St. Andrew’s Club and Conference Centre).

  • Lazaridis School of Business and Economics
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Balderdash Reading Series: Mariam Pirbhai, Amanda Leduc, and Trish Salah

    The first event of Balderdash reading series in on Jan 18, 2018, Thursday, at 7 pm (doors open at 6:30) held at Robert Langen Art Gallery (Waterloo campus). 

    With generous support from the GSA and the Laurier Library, this is our first event this term, as well as our one year anniversary event! We also acknowledge support from the Wilfrid Laurier University Press for sponsoring books for our readers.

    MARIAM PIRBHAI is the author of a debut short story collection titled Outside People and Other Stories (Inanna 2017), praised by award-winning novelist Shani Mootoo for its “clear-eyed compassion, generosity and literary brilliance,” and recently ranked among CBC’s top ten recommended “must reads” of 2017. Her short fiction has also appeared in numerous anthologies and literary journals, including Her Mother’s Ashes: South Asian Women Writers in Canada and the United States, Pakistani Creative Writing in English, jaggerylit and the Dalhousie Review. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, and the President of CACLALS (the Canadian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies), Canada’s leading literary association devoted to postcolonial studies and global Anglophone literature. She lives and works in Waterloo, Ontario.

    From The New Quarterly: AMANDA LEDUC is a disabled writer whose stories and essays have appeared in publications across Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia. Her first novel, THE MIRACLES OF ORDINARY MEN, was published in 2013 by Toronto's ECW Press. Her new novel, THE CENTAUR'S WIFE, is forthcoming from Random House Canada. She lives in Hamilton, Ontario, where she serves as the Communications and Development Coordinator for the Festival of Literary Diversity, Canada's first festival for diverse authors and stories. 

    Born in Halifax, TRISH SALAH is the author of the Lambda Award-winning poetry collection, Wanting in Arabic, and of Lyric Sexology, Vol. 1, as well as co-editor of a special issue of TSQ on Transgender Cultural Production. She is a member of the editorial boards for Eoagh, Topia and TSQ. Her writing is available in recent and forthcoming issues of Angelaki, Anomaly, Somatechnics, Supplement, and in Fitzpatrick and Plett's anthology of trans-science fiction, Meanwhile, Elsewhere. She is currently an assistant professor of Gender Studies at Queen’s University, Kingston. 

    There will be a Q and A session following the readings.

    The event is free, and all are welcome. There will be snacks and refreshments. This event is wheelchair accessible.

    For the Facebook event, click here.

  • Library

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