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January 30, 2018

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Tuesday, January 30, 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.
    12:30 PM - 2:30 PM Thrive Week: Overcoming Stress for Success
    Drop-in and chat with a Time Management Coach from the Centre for Student Success. Find out how to create a weekly schedule, avoid procrastination and reduce stress by staying organized.
  • Centre for Student Success
  • Wellness Centre
  • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Thrive Week: Coping with Adversity
    Learn simple but effective strategies to help you manage and get through difficult times.
  • Wellness Centre
  • 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM [PRIVATE] Intro to 3D design and printing

    A private workshop test session for Library staff.

    5:00 PM - 6:20 PM Inshallah Choir - practice

    The 130+ voice interfaith community choir practices.

  • Waterloo Lutheran Seminary
  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Thrive Week: Yoga
    Come out to free yoga for an hour of relaxation with a certified yoga instructor. If you have a yoga mat please bring it; however, mats will be provided to all who don't. All students welcome!
  • Athletics and Recreation
  • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM GMAT Verbal Refresher - Toronto Campus

    Confused when the pronoun acts as the subject of a clause? Do you know your adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, and interjections? Come and learn the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated on the GMAT.

    The Lazaridis MBA has teamed up with Quantum Test Prep to provide a FREE GMAT verbal refresher!

    Topics covered include Parts of Speech, Verb Tenses, Grammar Terminology, and Parts of a Sentence.

    The Quantum Pre-GMAT Verbal Refresher class is designed to help you brush up on your high school Verbal skills before you formally start preparing for the GMAT.

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

    The workshop is free to attend, all you need to do is pre-register.

  • Lazaridis School of Business and Economics
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Our City, Our Spaces: Adaptive Reuse for Community Benefit

    How can we make our cities great places to live, work, and play? Our cities thrive when we design them for the needs and interests of our communities.

    Mid-sized cities have a unique trait – many are full of underutilized physical assets such as vacant storefronts, abandoned factories, or old post offices that can be used by and for the community. Leaders in mid-sized cities have started applying new approaches to reanimating, reinvigorating and innovating in these spaces.

    Join us on Jan. 30, 2018 for a tour of some of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford campus buildings. Explore a former public library, bank and hotel, all repurposed to serve as campus buildings.

    The tour will be followed by a panel discussion with four community leaders on how Ontario’s mid-sized cities are transforming underutilized public spaces. We will follow up these talks with a question period to engage with speakers directly.

    This event complements a report, Our City, Our Spaces (PDF, 7.2MB), which explores the adaptive reuse of four spaces in Hamilton, Peterborough, Kitchener and Brantford.

    This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome.


    • Jay Carter, Hamilton Program Manager, Evergreen
    • Avvey Peters, Vice President Partnerships, Communitech
    • Andi van Koeverden, Director of Strategic Advancement, The Mount Community Centre
    • Antonio Araujo, Assistant Vice-President, Campus Operations and Risk Management, Wilfrid Laurier University Moderator
    • Sonja Macdonald, Principal, Civicplan


    Register for the event.

  • ~Other/Community Based
  • 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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