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January 25, 2019

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Mysterious Barricades - "The Stories We Tell"

Mysterious Barricades is an annual series of cross-Canada concerts for suicide awareness, prevention, and hope. 

Performers Include: Penderecki String Quartet, Guy Few (trumpet) & Stephanie Mara (piano), Gerard Yun (shakuhachi), Rene Meshake (pipigwan), and the band Safe as Houses.

In partnership with the Kitchener Public Library and Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council.

This concert will be recorded and then streamed on Saturday, September 14, 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Music at Noon - Faculty Showcase
Every Thursday, the Faculty of Music is pleased to present our free Music at Noon concert series, where local, national and international artists perform for the Kitchener-Waterloo community.

This week we start a new school year with our annual Faculty Showcase!

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Friday, January 25, 2019

All Day Xiaojing Yan: Heaven and Earth Mixed Media Installation (Multi-Day Event)

Xiaojing Yan's Heaven and Earth is a mixed media installation that features a mountain made of thousands of pine needles embedded in a silk organza and presents a different approach to traditional Chinese landscape painting.

Xiaojing Yan is a Chinese-Canadian artist based in Markham, Ontario. Her art highlights sculptural installations that combine the cultural and natural world and integrates both Western and Eastern elements, paralleling her own cultural identity a a Chinese-Canadian.

  • Library
  • Robert Langen Gallery
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Indigenous Group Exhibit

    The Kanata Centre's Art on the Wall program presents an Indigenous Group Exhibit.

    Hours:

    • Weekdays  from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Some weekday evenings until January 25, 2019.
    • Excludes campus closure for Christmas and New Year holidays.

  • Martin Luther University College
  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Academic Advising Drop-Ins

    Academic advising will be hosting drop-in appointments for the entire month of January, starting on Jan. 7 running until Jan. 25. They will be Monday to Friday from 9–11:30 a.m. and again from 1–3:30 p.m.. The events are first come, first served. Please note that we will cut the line when we reach capacity. Come see us in RCE132!

    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM January Drop-In Lunch
    Join Laurier International and Conestoga College's monthly drop-in lunch for a free meal and to meet people from across campus!
  • Laurier International
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Intro to 3D Printing

    Learn the basics of using a 3D printer and 3D designing software. This workshop uses a free online application called Tinkercad to teach makers who have never 3D printed about the 3D space and then also how to set up and print out your model on a 3D printer. For this workshop, please bring a laptop and computer mouse.

    To register for this event, please sign up here.

    For a complete calendar of our workshops and space availability, visit our public Google Calendar.

  • Library
  • 12:30 PM - 12:50 PM Toward Right Relations

    Join us for a time of reflection and learning about Indigenous issues focusing on land. Smudge begins at 12:30 p.m.

  • Martin Luther University College
  • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Academic Advising Drop-Ins

    Academic advising will be hosting drop-in appointments for the entire month of January, starting on Jan. 7 running until Jan. 25. They will be Monday to Friday from 9–11:30 a.m. and again from 1–3:30 p.m.. The events are first come, first served. Please note that we will cut the line when we reach capacity. Come see us in RCE132!

    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Clustering via Hypergraph Modularity
    The MS2Discovery Interdisciplinary Research Institute Seminar Speaker Dr. Pawel Pralat Dr. Pawel Pralat is an Associate Professor at Ryerson University and the Director of Fields-CQAM Lab on Computational Methods in Industrial Mathematics at The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences. His main research interests are in modelling and mining complex networks. Since 2006, he has written 150+ papers with 100+ collaborators. He is trained both in (theoretical and applied) computer science as well as mathematics (M.Eng. and M.A.Sc. in computer science, Ph.D. in mathematics and computer science), has strong programming and applied research skills, gained through experience in collaboration with the private sector (such as Microsoft Research, Google Research, NXM, Motorola, The Globe and Mail, BlackBerry, Alcatel-Lucent, Environics Analytics) as well as the Government of Canada (Tutte Institute for Mathematics and Computing, part of Communications Security Establishment). Title Clustering via Hypergraph Modularity Abstract Modularity is designed to measure the strength of division of a network into clusters (known also as communities). Networks with high modularity have dense connections between the vertices within clusters but sparse connections between vertices of different clusters. As a result, modularity is often used in optimization methods for detecting community structure in networks, and so it is an important graph parameter from a practical point of view. In fact, many important problems (including clustering) can be described using more general combinatorial objects, hypergraphs. Unfortunately, theoretical foundations as well as practical algorithms using hypergraphs are not well developed yet. Hence, we propose a hypergraph modularity function that generalizes its well established and widely used graph counterpart measure of how clustered a network is. Further details are at https://researchcentres.wlu.ca/ms2discovery-interdisciplinary-research-institute/events.html.
  • Faculty of Science
  • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Laurier Music Symposium with Barbara Wilkinson & Stephen Preece

    Join us every Friday as guest speakers will highlight and discuss the intersections between music and health

    This week we welcome:

    Barbara Wilkinson (1:30) “Mindfulness & Stress Reduction”

    The contagious and growing STRESS epidemic is having dire consequences. Are you taking enough time for yourself to develop your mindfulness practice? Mindfulness is a great way to reduce stress, and do something different. You deserve it! Join Barbara Wilkinson, therapist and mindfulness teacher, to practice some take-away skills for a more wonderful life.

    Stephen Preece (2:30) “Story of a Music Startup"

    In addition to being Associate Professor in the Business School at WLU, Stephen Preece is Founder and current President of the Grand River Jazz Society, operating The Jazz Room in UpTown Waterloo at the Huether Hotel on Friday and Saturday nights (September to June).  Since 2011, the society has presented over 700 professional jazz headline acts to over 50,000 audience members. The Jazz Room is considered one of Canada’s leading jazz venues drawing revenues from ticket sales, annual passes, government grants, corporate sponsors and individual donations.  Come hear the story behind the startup of this unique cultural venue. 

    7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Legally Blonde: The Musical!
    This year’s Musical production is a restaging of the Broadway hit, Legally Blonde: the musical! You’ve seen the movie! Now see the story of Elle Woods told in a rollicking, inspirational stage version full of catchy songs and high-energy dance! The first production of the Laurier Brantford musical society (led by LB English’s own Mila Menna), this show is the culmination of months of hard work by students at Laurier Brantford!!! One performance only, so mark it on your calendars! Jan 25 7-10PM, BCI auditorium space. Tickets are 10.50$ and can be purchased at the Udesk in the students union building or at the door.
  • Students' Union

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