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November 16, 2017

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Thursday, November 16, 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.

  • 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
  • All Day International Education Week (Multi-Day Event)

    Laurier International hosts Education Week (IEW) every year in November and celebrates alongside universities in over 100 countries around the world. IEW provides various departments, faculties and student organizations an opportunity to celebrate and showcase the diversity of programs, events and activities on campus and in the community that expose students to an international dimension, enriching their learning and preparing them to engage and challenge the world in all its complexity.

    Activities will be happening on the Waterloo and Brantford campuses all week. Information on the activities will be posted in the calendar as it becomes available.

  • Laurier International
  • All Day Art Exhibition - From the Ground Up: Learning in place (Multi-Day Event)
    Yellow Brick Wall 97 Dalhousie Featured artist November 6th - December 20th; Arlene Laskey
  • ~Other/Community Based
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM IMRC November Coffee Klatch

    IMRC aims to have a monthly coffee klatch, rotating between the Balsillie School and Laurier campuses. The coffee klatch is an informal get together which gives us the space and time to meet one another and to discuss refugee, migration, and mobility related issues, upcoming events and ideas for future projects.

    Our next coffee klatch will be held on Thursday, Nov. 16 from 10 – 11 a.m. on Laurier campus at Veritas Cafe.

    Please RSVP by Monday, Nov. 13 to Kirsten Pries at kpries@balsillieschool.ca. We look forward to seeing you in November. Best wishes, Alison and Kim Director and Associate Director IMRC (imrc.ca).

  • ~Other/Community Based
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Careers in Criminology and Law Fair

    The Criminology Faculty, Criminology Students’ Association and the Career Centre are partnering to provide our students with career information specific to the area of Criminology and Law. Come and meet people who are already working in various fields such as policing, probation and parole, law and others.

    Drop in format. Students from all programs are welcome to attend!

  • Career Centre
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Free GMAT Information Session: Toronto

    Why Attend a Free GMAT Information Session?

    You will learn what the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is all about. We will discuss the general content of the GMAT, what to study, how to study, how to improve your score, as well as the overall format and scoring scale of the GMAT itself.

    Where Will It Be Held?

    Laurier’s FREE GMAT Information Sessions will be held at the Laurier downtown Toronto office located at 130 King Street West, The Exchange Tower.

    When Will the Sessions Be Held?

    Lunch time: Noon to 1:30 p.m.

    Upcoming GMAT Information Session Dates

    Please contact the Laurier Toronto Office to find additional GMAT session dates and to reserve your spot. Registration is required.

    Interested in Taking a GMAT Course?

    Wilfrid Laurier University and Quantum Test Prep, the premier provider of test preparation services, are partnering together to offer a comprehensive 50-hr GMAT Bootcamp Course in Waterloo and a 75-hr Complete Math GMAT Course or 100Hr Ultimate GMAT Course to be held over two to four consecutive weekends in Downtown Toronto. Click here to view the upcoming course dates.

    What is the Course Content?

    The course will review all the fundamental GMAT Math and Verbal theory as well as discuss optimal solution methodologies for each of the major question, section, and format types that appear on the exam.

  • Lazaridis School of Business and Economics
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Music at Noon with pianists Marnie Van Weelden, Rebekah Jordan-Miller and Pamela Van Weelden

    Every Thursday the Faculty of Music is pleased to present our free Music at Noon series, where local, national and international artists perform for the K-W community.

    This week we welcome pianists Marnie Van Weelden, Rebekah Jordan-Miller and Pamela Van Weelden.

    Program TBA

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Student Exchange Program information session
    Students interested in going on exchange must attend an information session before applying for the Student Exchange Program. All information sessions are drop-in sessions.
  • Laurier International
  • 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
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Marketing Your International Experience
    Join career consultant Jessie Eulenberg to learn how to market your international studying and work experience. This event is part of International Education Week. #IEW2017
  • Career Centre
  • Laurier International
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Marketing Your International Experience to an Employer

    Have you had an international experience such as going on exchange, volunteering, travelling, completing field work or working? Learn tips and strategies on how to identify your important international skills and market these skills in your resumés, cover letters and interviews. Register through navigator.wlu.ca.

    This workshop is being offered as a component of International Education Week.

  • Career Centre
  • Laurier International
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Her Spacetime by Tharanga Goonetilleke

    An exhibition exploring the stories of women in science.

    Enjoy a presentation and musical performance by the artist from 5-6 p.m. followed by a reception and celebration of women in science.

    Tharanga Goonetilleke who sang in all three pieces was a particular standout…” - Washington Post.

    The event is free. All are welcome! Parking is free in any white permit lot. Space is limited!

    Please RSVP to wins@wlu.ca.

    Laurier’s Centre for Women in Science is committed to building a strong community for women in science through research, communication and action.

  • Library
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Launch: World-changing Women in Science
    A celebration of women in science, featuring paintings and performance by internationally renowned soprano Tharanga Goonetilleke. Exhibition in collaboration with Laurier's Centre for Women in Science.
  • Faculty of Science
  • Library
  • Robert Langen Gallery
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM The Lazaridis Women's MBA Alumnae Studio Panel

    You are invited to attend the evening that promises to change your life!

    Our annual MBA Women’s Alumnae Panel is an opportunity for you to explore and understand every aspect of pursuing an MBA degree. Our accomplished graduates have successfully completed their MBA degrees and are embarking on fulfilling careers, while balancing family life and professional lives.

    Throughout the evening you will have the personal opportunity to meet panel members and representatives of the Laurier MBA Program and our faculty. We will discuss the various program formats and schedules available, admission requirements, studying for the GMAT and more. Please feel free to bring your documents (ie transcripts and resume) to review your credentials and next steps with a recruitment advisor.

    We encourage you to pre-register your attendance as soon as you can, as seating at this event is limited.

    We look forward to meeting you there.

    Maureen and Holly

  • Lazaridis School of Business and Economics
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Anti-Apartheid Activism in South African and Canada, 1980s and 1990s
    As part of the History program's biannual People Make History series, join us for a talk and Q&A with Yola Grant, lawyer, and Yolissa Dalamba, educator, to discuss their activism working against Apartheid in South Africa from their homes in Toronto and Johannesburg.
  • Faculty of Liberal Arts
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Migrant Dreams: A Film by Min Sook Lee Evening Event

    This event is the second annual Dr. Kerry Preibisch Global Social Justice and Migration Lecture Series organized by the International Migration Research Centre. Dr. Kerry Preibisch was a prolific scholar in the area of social justice and migration, who died of cancer in January, 2016, at the height of her career. The intention of this annual memorial lecture/event will be to add to the myriad ways that scholars and students can keep her research and vision of promoting migrants’ human rights alive into the future. Invited speakers must bring a global social justice perspective to their lecture pertaining to migration, and are encouraged to engage directly with Kerry’s work.

    Migrant Dreams

    A powerful feature documentary by multiple award-winning director Min Sook Lee (El Contrato, Hogtown, Tiger Spirit) and Emmy award-winning producer Lisa Valencia-Svensson (Herman’s House), tells the undertold story of migrant agricultural workers struggling against Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) that treats foreign workers as modern-day indentured labourers. Under the rules of Canada’s migrant labour program, low wage migrants are tied to one employer.

    Migrant Dreams exposes the underbelly of the Canadian government labour program that has built a system designed to empower brokers and growers to exploit, dehumanize and deceive migrant workers who have virtually no access to support or information in their own language. Workers willing to pay exorbitant fees to work at minimum wage jobs packing the fruits and vegetables we eat in our homes. Migrant workers who deserve basic labour and human rights. Canada it seems, has failed them.

    Read more at https://www.migrantdreams.ca/synopsis/

    Press Kit: https://www.migrantdreams.ca/newsandpresskit/

    Please RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/migrant-dreams-a-film-by-min-sook-lee-tickets-38048319548.

    Registration ends Nov. 10, 2017.

    Note: We will hold your registration until 6:55 p.m. After 6:55 p.m. your spot will be released to the wait list.

    A reminder that parking is available in the CIGI Campus lot off Father David Bauer Drive on a first come, first served basis. Please enter the School through the Erb Street doors.

  • ~Other/Community Based
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM User Experience Design Film Screening

    The Laurier Library invites you to a special documentary film night in honour of the launch of the new User Experience Design program. Opening introduction will be provided by Dr. Abby Goodrum, Professor and Program Co-ordinator for the UXD program.

    We will be watching the film "Design & Thinking", a documentary that explores changing the world by integrating design thinking into the culture of our organizations.

    All in the community are welcome.

  • Library

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