|Start Date and Time||Event Details||Event Organizer(s)
|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.
|LibraryRobert Langen GalleryRobert Langen Gallery
|All Day ||C. Elizabeth Best: Nelson Small Legs Junior & Going Back Woman Exhibition (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.
|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.
|12:00 AM ||Men's Basketball vs BROCK|
Men's Basketball vs BROCK at TBD
|12:00 AM ||Women's Basketball vs BROCK|
Women's Basketball vs BROCK at TBD
|10:00 AM - 3:00 PM ||Waterloo MBA 1-on-1 Appointments|
Pre-registration is necessary. Scheduling a personal appointment is your first step to joining the Lazaridis MBA Program.
At the session, we will discuss admission criteria, the application process, and help you determine your eligibility. Personal appointments are approximately 30 minutes long, and must be pre-booked through www.lazaridismba.ca, or directly, with Holly Paterson. We look forward to meeting with you!
Waterloo MBA Program Start Dates
- Full-time MBA with co-op begins Aug. 12, 2018
- One year full-time MBA program begins Aug. 12, 2018
Toronto MBA Program Start Dates
- Part-time alternate weekend MBA begins April 6, 2018
- Part-time alternate weekend MBA/CPA begins April 6, 2018
- Part-time alternate weekend MBA and Master of Finance begins April 6, 2018
|Lazaridis School of Business and Economics
|11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ||"Are you sure life isn't a game? Representing the real world through games"|
The Social Justice Forum and the Library's GAMEtalk series have paired up to bring a public talk by Zoe Quinn, American game designer of Depression Quest, about what games can teach us about empathy, ethics and real world systems.
|Faculty of Liberal ArtsLibrary
|11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ||GAMETalk Speaker Series: Zoe Quinn|
The GAMEtalk lecture series is a partnership between the Game Design and Development program and the Laurier Library to bring in speakers who are involved in the game industry to speak to students, faculty and the community. Come out to the Odeon theatre to hear from Zoe Quinn, Game Developer/Writer.
Please note that this GAMETalk will be happening on a Wednesday instead of Thursday.
Zoe Quinn is an American video game developer, programmer, writer, and artist. She developed the interactive fiction Depression Quest, a Twine game released on Steam. In 2014, a blog post by her ex-boyfriend Eron Gjoni sparked the Gamergate controversy, in which Quinn was subject to extensive harassment.
|11:30 AM ||Intercultural Certificate - Brantford Campus (Multi-Day Event)|
The Intercultural Certificate is offered over six weeks, with an 80-minute module at the same time each week.
You must attend all sessions to earn the Intercultural Certificate.
Please note there is no module during Reading Week.
Wednesday, Jan. 31: Introduction to Concepts of Culture
Wednesday, Feb. 7: Introduction to Exploring One's Own Culture
Wednesday, Feb. 14: Exploring Difference
Wednesday, Feb. 28: Introduction to Cultural Adaptation
Wednesday, Mar. 7: Introduction to Intercultural Communication
Wednesday, Mar. 14: Lifelong Intercultural Learning
Register here: https://laurier-international.blitzen.com/form/Intercultural-Certificate-Registration-Form---Brantford?group=student-laurier
Location information will be sent later to registered students.
|Centre for Teaching Innovation and ExcellenceDiversity and EquityLaurier International
|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ||Chilling With Dogs|
De-stress with some of our four-legged friends! Just drop in.
|Waterloo Lutheran Seminary
|12:45 PM - 12:55 PM ||Midday Pause|
Join us for a short time of prayer and reflection.
Mondays: Reading the Earth Charter.
Wednesdays: Reflections from various traditions in the seminary community.
LOCATION: Waterloo Lutheran Seminary's temporary location at 190 Lester St., Waterloo.
|Waterloo Lutheran Seminary
|5:00 PM - 6:00 PM ||Open Door service|
Everyone is welcome to join us for our worship service. Various themes and special guests, often from Laurier's Faculty of Music, throughout the term. Open-table communion.
|Waterloo Lutheran Seminary
|5:30 PM - 7:00 PM ||Games Night|
We are running a Game Night on Wednesdays in the Digital Library and Learning Commons (room 108 in Grand River Hall) starting January 10th as a partnership with Laurier International, the YMCA and the Laurier Library for international students and newcomers in our community! The program has been developed to bring together members of the community through gaming and to encourage the development of friendships and English-second language skills.
Email Michelle Goodridge at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to volunteer - we can offer co-curricular credit for your time.
|7:00 PM - 8:30 PM ||Circle of Dialogue: Reconciliation and MMIWG|
To raise awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada, and to honour them, join us for Circle of Dialogue: Reconciliation and MMIWG
Presenter: Beverly Jacobs, assistant professor, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor, and former president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada
Responder: Banakonda Kennedy-Kish Bell; elder-in-residence, Faculty of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University
Co-sponsored by the Centre for Public Ethics at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary and Laurier's Office for Indigenous Initiatives.
Photo courtesy of Walking With Our Sisters
|Office of Aboriginal InitiativesWaterloo Lutheran Seminary