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October 26, 2017

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

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 Patrick Cruz (Multi-Day Event)
    Experience a video installation by renowned Filipino-Canadian artist Patrick Cruz.
  • Robert Langen Gallery
  • Robert Langen Gallery
  • Thrive Week

    Thrive is a new initiative this year at Laurier! Thrive is a week-long series of free events for students on the Waterloo campus that focus on building positive mental health. Join us and learn how to thrive at Laurier!

    Schedule of Events

    Monday, Oct. 23

    • Mental Health Resource Fair on The Concourse, 1 to 3 p.m.
    • Yoga in the Hawk’s Nest, 5 to 6 p.m.

    Tuesday, Oct. 24

    • Self-Care and Resilience Workshop in the Student Health and Development Centre, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

    Wednesday, Oct. 25

    • Free Group Exercise Classes in the Athletics Complex, all day
    • Chilling with Dogs at the Delton Glebe Centre, noon to 1 p.m.

    Thursday, Oct. 26

    • Cultivating Calm Mindfulness Workshop in the Hawk’s Nest, 1:30 to 3 p.m.
    • Meditation Class in the Athletics Complex, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

    Friday, Oct. 27

    • Chocolate Art Therapy in the Student Health and Development Centre, 11 a.m. to noon
  • Wellness Centre
  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Moral Injury and Spiritual Struggles - Breakfast Gathering

    Join us for a breakfast gathering with special speaker Dr. Carrie Doehring, professor of pastoral care and counselling at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado. We will use research on moral stress, resilience, and change to explore our own sources of moral stress and spiritual struggle, and we will consider life-giving ways to make change that alleviates them and fosters resilience.

    TICKET DEADLINE:  Monday, Oct. 16.

    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Rights, Essential Needs and the Politics of Protracted Refuge

    In 2016 the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants called upon states to conclude a new Global Compact on Refugees, and set out the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework. This Framework identified four core objectives for refugee assistance strategies including “enhancing refugee self-reliance.” Far from new, the concept of refugee self-reliance is often touted as being a key component of a sustainable refugee response strategy that ensures the well-being of refugees while addressing the concerns of both host and donor states. However, the current discourse surrounding refugee self-reliance focuses on a very narrow and predominantly economic understanding of well-being and appears to be largely detached from the legal context: that is, from human and refugee rights, and particularly from the state obligations contained in the 1951 Refugee Convention. While offering opportunities in certain situations, faced with competing pressures including the West’s desire for refugee containment, the overburdening of host states, and the lack of political will with regard to local integration, self-reliance strategies have often foundered. In response to renewed calls for refugee self-reliance, and drawing on lessons learned from previous initiatives, this project will review current understandings of self-reliance as proclaimed in international political forums and offer a critical analysis of recent discourse in light of existing state obligations under international law. In particular, this project will seek to examine how conservative understandings of self-reliance instrumentalize refugees and constitute a limiting framework. In response to these challenges, a rights-based understanding of self-reliance that draws on the capabilities approach and that specifically seeks to address the marginalization and exclusion that refugees face in states of asylum will be proposed. It is posited that adopting a holistic conception of self-reliance that is grounded in the rights and legal obligations set out in the 1951 Refugee Convention and in international human rights treaties will provide the foundation for moving beyond an essentially needs-based regime and offer opportunities for breaking down the barriers that have prevented refugee integration and that have trapped thousands of refugees in protracted situations of insecurity on the margins of society.

    About the Speaker

    Purkey occupies the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies at St. Jerome’s University in the University of Waterloo. Anna was the 2015-2016 Gordon F. Henderson Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Human Rights Research and Education Centre at the University of Ottawa and completed her Doctorate of Civil Law at McGill University in 2015. She holds a BCL/LLB from McGill University as well as a Masters in Law from University of Toronto and is a member of the Quebec Bar Association. Previously, she taught in the Department of Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University and held the position of legal counsel at the Department of Justice Canada. She is a member of the board of directors of Action Réfugiés Montréal, and has been involved with various civil society organizations including the Canadian Council for Refugees and the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers. Anna was also awarded the 2016 Lisa Gilad Prize by the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration and was recently named to the Editorial Advisory Board of RefLaw an initiative of the Faculty of Law at the University of Michigan.

    Join Us

    A light lunch will be served. Please register via the RSVP area above or by email to

  • Balsillie School of International Affairs
  • 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Resilience - Lunch and Learn

    Join us for a lunch and learn session titled Moral Stress: Spiritual Struggles, Self-care that Fosters Resilience. How can those who bear responsibility for the lives of others care for themselves in ways that make their work more meaningful and less morally stressful?

    Keynote by Carrie Doehring.

    Bring your lunch. Coffee and tea will be provided. No registration required.

    Presented by the Delton Glebe Counselling Centre.

  • Waterloo Lutheran Seminary
  • 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM Toronto MBA Personal 1-on-1 Appointment

    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 the sidebar, or directly, with Maureen Ferraro. We look forward to meeting with you!

    Program Start Dates

    Toronto MBA

    • 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

    Waterloo MBA

    • Full-time MBA with Co-op begins Aug. 12, 2018.
    • One year full-time MBA program begins Aug. 12, 2018
  • Lazaridis School of Business and Economics
  • 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM Midday Prayer and Reflection

    Join us for a short time of prayer and reflection. Various themes, cultures and faith traditions.

    LOCATION: Waterloo Lutheran Seminary's temporary location at 190 Lester St., Waterloo.

  • Waterloo Lutheran Seminary
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Toronto MBA Information Session

    Now is the time to learn about all of our Lazaridis MBA Program formats and ready your application for the Full-time and Co-op in Waterloo and Part-time alternate weekends in Toronto.

    At the Information Session you will learn about all of our MBA formats: the Full-time options, including Co-op, the MBA for CMA’s, the MBA with CPA and the new double degree, MBA with Master of Finance.

    We will discuss the admission criteria, the application process, and help you determine your eligibility. We offer GMAT support, application counselling, and classroom visits.

    Pre-registration to the MBA Information Session is appreciated. Register online or contact Maureen Ferraro to register or to schedule a personal appointment.

    We look forward to meeting you there!

    The following Toronto MBA Programs start in spring 2018: April 6, 2018.

  • Lazaridis School of Business and Economics
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Balderdash Reading Series
    The Balderdash Reading Series aims to connect our local literary community with the larger Canadian scene. Readings by emerging and established poets and prose writers. Cash bar.
  • Robert Langen Gallery
  • 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM Trends in Watershed Management and Storm Water Mitigation
    Join academic and industry experts in environmental sustainability and water resource management for this interactive workshop. Learn more about the ways that climate change is impacting our water resources. Dr. Kevin Stevens, professor of Biology at Wilfrid Laurier Laurier will outline the role of wetlands vegetation in society, how human actions, including climate change, affect wetlands plants, and how we might minimize these effects. Jeremy Bailey of GreenBlue Urban Corporation will talk about urban trees and how they can be part of the green urban infrastructure and how this is applied to sustainable storm water management in cities. Presented in partnership with Milton Education Village Innovation Centre, Wilfrid Laurier University and GreenBlue Urban. Location: MEV Innovation Centre. 555 Industrial Drive, Milton, Ontario Register:
  • Research Office

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