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January 23, 2018

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Tuesday, January 23, 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
  • 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Faculty of Music Student Recital
    Meet the future of classical musicians at our weekly Student Recital featuring current Laurier Faculty of Music students.
    5:00 PM - 6:20 PM Inshallah Choir - practice

    The 130+ voice interfaith community choir practices.

    New members are welcome during the first three practices of 2018.

  • Waterloo Lutheran Seminary
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Careers in Counselling Speaker Panel
    Join us as we welcome Laurier alumni who will share their career experiences and advice. Attending this event is a great way to learn about potential career options and expand your professional network. Confirmed panelists and information will be added as they are confirmed, check back often for updates. Janine Fischer, Clinical Psychotherapist at Janine Fischer Therapy & Manager at Aldaview Services, BA'11 Psychology, Sociology & Womens Studies Janine has been active within the field for over the past eight years. Providing support to individuals and family members within many faucets. Working as a Residential and Clinical Intake Counsellor at The Jean Tweed Centre, Transitional Case Manager at Choices for Change, Primary Direct Support then moving into a Manager role at Aldaview Services, and lastly opening her Private Practice of Janine Fischer Therapy. Janine believes that compassion and empathy are two of the most important qualities when seeking support. From time to time life can feel overwhelming and heavy, due too many of the experiences that we are faced with from Life Transitions, Substance Use (or Abuse), Gambling/Gaming Concerns, Trauma Events, or Mental Health Concerns Aaron Argenti, Addictions Attendant at Grand River Hospital Withdrawal Management Aaron has worked at Grand River Hospital for around six and a half years; working primarily as an Addictions Attendant in the Withdrawal Management Program, but also as a Concurrent Disorders Specialist in the Specialized Mental Health Program where Aaron finished as the Interim Clinical Manager for Withdrawal Management. Additionally, Aaron works as a Service Coordinator at Here 24/7 (CMHA) and has worked as an Addictions Counsellor at Homewood in the HADS program. Aaron has a Professional Designation as a Canadian Certified Addictions Counsellor (CCAC) certified through the CACCF. Holly Mathers, Registered Psychotherapist, Hope for Families Counselling Centre, MA '07 Theological Studies Ali Diebold, Founder and Clinical Social Worker, Insights Counselling and Consulting - MSW, RSW Ali Diebold is the founder of Insights Counselling and Consulting. She is an experienced Registered Social Worker who provides clinical evidence-based treatments for anxiety, mood disorders, addictions, or concurrent disorders. Ali has dedicated her career to implementing innovative solutions that improve the overall quality of life for individuals, groups, businesses, and community organizations. As a young adult, she was gifted with both physical and mental obstacles to overcome. By addressing these challenges, Ali learned what it takes to reconcile inner turbulence, find comfort in the unknown, and embrace necessary changes. Through completing a Master of Social Work degree at Wilfrid Laurier University and successfully undertaking a variety of clinical social work roles in the community, she has become well positioned to provide high-quality counselling and consulting services. Ali currently volunteers as a Mediator for Community Justice Initiatives and enjoys knitting, gardening, or taking dance classes in her spare time. Please bring your OneCard to this event. Register through Navigator: We are committed to providing inclusive programs and services to all students and alumni. Please contact us if you require accommodation for a disability. Each year, the Career Centre hosts a number of speaker panels covering various themes. Attend panels to gain information and advice about a range of careers you may not have previously considered! Careers in Government and Public Service - Monday, January 29, 2018 Careers in Communications - Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Further expand your network by joining Laurier's hub on, our exclusive networking community of alumni, students, faculty and staff.
  • Career Centre
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Writing Circle: Make Progress on Your Writing
    The Writing Circle is a writing intensive session that is intended to help keep you motivated, focused, and on track with your writing. Simply show up to the Library Learning Lab at 7 p.m. with something to work on and be ready to write! No registration is necessary. Snacks provided.
  • Centre for Student Success

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