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October 31, 2018

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

End Day LIFT Exhibition Series: Push and Pull (Multi-Day Event)
This year, the LIFT series combines the work of Patrick Cull, Žana Kozomora and Donna Stewart, all artists from the Waterloo region. Each artist uses printmaking in their work, all with different techniques, materials and styles. Their work will be on display in the Library until August 2019. 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
  • End Time 3:30 PM Laurier’s Edna Staebler Visiting Writer to speak at Brantford Library (Multi-Day Event)

    Internationally recognized author and Wilfrid Laurier University’s Edna Staebler Visiting Writer for fall 2018 Alison Pick will appear at the Brantford Public Library for a book talk and discussion.

    The event is free and open to the community.

    Pick is an award-winning author, with accomplishments in three genres – fiction, memoir and poetry. Her works include Far to Go and Between Gods. During her time as Laurier’s visiting writer for the fall 2018 term, she will be working on her new novel, a project with the working title of The Bluebird of Happiness.

    The Edna Staebler Laurier Writer-in-Residence positions were established in 2012 with a bequest from the late Edna Staebler, prolific creative non-fiction writer and author of the very popular Schmecks series of books that celebrate the culture of Waterloo Region.

  • ~Other/Community Based
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Blood Clinic

    Give Blood

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Chilling With Dogs - IN THE CHAPEL

    Join us for Chilling With Dogs – a time to de-stress with our four-legged friends!

  • Martin Luther University College
  • 12:30 PM - 12:50 PM Midday Pause
    Join us for a brief pause hosted by MDiv students of Martin Luther University College. Prayers, reflections and readings from various faith traditions. 
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Data Analytics with Terry Hickey

    The MS2Discovery Interdisciplinary Research Institute invites you to the Seminar Speaker series.

    Abstract 

    With the potential of data changing the way all companies make business decisions, the demand for data and analytics talent has never been greater. Join us on October 31 to learn more about how organizations are leveraging analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and data science in their businesses today. In the discipline of data science, learn more about how experts work with teams and data programs to gather and analyze data to solve simple and complex business problems. The ability to extract meaning from data will be foundational to future leaders across all leading organizations.

    Learn more about:

    • Roles that exist in analytics.
    • Skills required for an analytics role.
    • Companies that are looking for data talent.
    • Tips to prepare you for a career in analytics.
    • The future of analytics and AI.

    About the Speaker

    Terry Hickey is the Chief Analytics Officer at CIBC and part of the Direct Banking, Innovation and Analytics team. In this role, Mr. Hickey and his team are responsible for leading and accelerating the adoption of AI and analytics and curation of client data within CIBC.

    Prior to joining CIBC, Mr. Hickey was the Vice President and Partner that lead AI, Analytics and Quantum Computing for IBM GBS Globally. He has also led digital, contact centres and outsourcing for IBM in Canada. Mr. Hickey is a member of CIBC’s Innovation Council, and the CIBC lead for Catalyst Canada. He is an active speaker and presenter globally on AI, digital and user experience.

    Mr. Hickey holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management and received his first patent earlier this year for Blockwise extraction of document metadata.

    Visit the MS2Discovery website for more information about this event.  

    Refreshments will be provided. 

    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Open Door service

    Join us for our weekly Open Door communion service. All welcome.

    Rev. Dr. Kristine Lund, director of spiritual care and psychotherapy programs at Luther, will be preaching.

    6:00 PM Swimming vs Battle of Waterloo
    Tournament Swimming vs Battle of Waterloo at Athletic Complex Pool, Wilfrid Laurier University

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