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November 29, 2019

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Friday, November 29, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Something Sacred - Settler Work

Join us each Friday over the lunch hour for reflection.

You are welcome to join us beginning at noon for a contemplative art activity or, if you prefer, to drop in at 12:30 p.m. for the focused conversation as the day’s contemplative art activity continues. The 20-minute focused conversation will be on the Calls for Justice prescribed in the report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Stop by any day of the week for different activities:

  • Mondays – contemplative music
  • Tuesdays – Reading and Reflecting on the Book of Acts: A Window into the Early Church
  • Wednesdays – prayers for the world
  • Thursdays – Chilling with Dogs; multifaith teachings
  • Fridays – Settler Work: contemplative arts; Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG)

For more details, see the Fall 2019 program flyer.

  • Martin Luther University College
  • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Drop-in support for online learners

    Are you taking an online course (or two!) this term?

    Drop by our support for online learners every Friday to talk about strategies for success with our Senior Peer Mentor for Online Learning.

  • Centre for Student Success
  • Student Affairs
  • Teaching and Learning
  • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Ecological Understanding: Causes and Solutions to Chronic Homelessness (Hunsberger Lecture)
    Psychology's annual Hunsberger lecture presents Dr. Ronni Michelle Greenwood, from the University of Limerick, Ireland. She takes an ecological approach to understanding chronic homelessness and the kinds of approaches taken to resolving it. International findings from research on the Housing First model of homeless services will be presented to illustrate the importance of a key community psychology principle, empowerment, in resolving the tension between structure and individual agency in understanding the causes of and solutions to chronic homelessness.
  • Faculty of Science
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM MS2 Discovery Institute Seminar Series: Applying Machine Learning in Vehicle Manufacturing

    Vehicles are very complex systems, with a huge intersection of mechanical and electrical components and built in software control functions. As a result, there is a huge amount of data being generated from the systems within a car, much more than can be handled by most diagnostic tools. To continue ensuring a high level of quality and operational efficiency, manufacturers are turning to AI. However, there are numerous challenges that make application of approaches that work well in research difficult in a real-life manufacturing environment. The discussion will focus on some prominent challenges with data quality, dynamic and continuously changing data streams, and scalable deployment of models.

    Jean-Christophe Petkovich is the CTO and cofounder of Acerta Analytics Solutions. He is a PhD candidate in computer engineering at the real-time embedded software group at the University of Waterloo and has over 10 years of experience in data analysis, pattern recognition, statistical modelling, and machine learning. Jean-Christophe’s extensive work history includes writing software for safetycritical systems for leaders in the transportation industry, including QNX and Bombardier.

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