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November 3, 2017

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Friday, November 03, 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
  • 12:00 AM - MidnightThe Impact of Virus Mutation in Chikungunya Transmission: A Mathematical Modeling

    Department of Mathematics, Wilfrid Laurier University

    Speaker: Professor Xiaomei Feng, Yuncheng University, China

    Title: The Impact of Virus Mutation in Chikungunya Transmission: A Mathematical Modeling

    Abstract:  Chikungunya is caused by the Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) and transmitted to humans by infected Aedes mosquitoes. Although mainly reported in Africa, Asia and the Indian subcontinent before 2013, it is now becoming a global public problem. Particularly, it caused major outbreaks in several countries of the Americas in 2015. Moreover, recent evidence indicates that CHIKV has a new variant, which was found in La Reunion, Italy, China. The role of the new variant on the spread and control of CHIKV infection is not clear. In this paper, we introduce a mathematical model to investigate the impact of virus mutation on the spread and control of CHIKV. Then we use the model to fit the CHIKV epidemic data from Italy in 2007, which indicates that the outbreak of CHIKV in Italy might be caused by the mutant strain. By comparing with a previous model without the mutation strain, it is founded that there is an underestimate of the basic reproduction number if virus mutation is not considered. The basic reproduction number is estimated to be R0 = 2.1 [95% CI: 2.5129-2.6225]. The sensitivity analysis indicates that R0 is mostly sensitive to the biting rate and mortality rate of mosquitoes. Moreover, for the two characteristics of the mutant strain, the shortened extrinsic incubation period has no significance influence on R0, but the probability of transmission from mosquitoes with mutant strain to humans does. Combining with the mutation rate, it implies that mosquitoes with mutant strain have more transmission ability which will increase the risk of infection and epidemic size.

  • Faculty of Science
  • All Day Faculty of Music Fall Open House

    Our Music Open Houses give you the chance to sit in on current student classes to get a feel for what it is like to be a Laurier student. You'll also be able to meet and mingle with our students and faculty plus hear them perform in a showcase concert. On top of attending real student classes we'll host a number of academic presentations on our programs and will also help prepare you for the audition process.

    Visit the Faculty of Music website to register for our upcoming Open House on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017

     

  • Faculty of Music
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Fall Music Open House

    Our Music Open Houses give you the chance to sit in on current student classes to get a feel for what it is like to be a Laurier student. You'll also be able to meet and mingle with our students and faculty plus hear them perform in a showcase concert.

    On top of attending real student classes we'll host a number of academic presentations on our programs and will also help prepare you for the audition process.

    Registration opens in late August

    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Intercultural Certificate -Waterloo Campus

    The six modules are being offered in a condensed format this term with two 90 minute sessions back-to-back on three consecutive Friday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    • Oct 20: Introduction to concepts of culture & Introduction to exploring one's own culture
    • Oct 27: Introduction to intercultural communication & Exploring difference
    • Nov 3: Introduction to cultural adaptation & Lifelong intercultural learning

    You must complete all three sessions in order to complete the Intercultural Certificate.

    Location will be sent under separate cover to registered students.

     

  • Laurier International
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Senate By-Laws and Regulations Committee

    The By-​laws and Regulations Committee shall consider and make recommendations to Senate for the proper functioning of the Senate. 

    The agenda will be posted approximately one week in advance of the meeting and approved minutes will follow once approved at the subsequent meeting.  Full agenda packages can be accessed on Laurier Connect.  

    Please contact Ana Juhik if you have any questions or concerns.

  • Senate
  • 12:20 PM - 12:45 PM Towards Right Relations

    Join us Friday afternoons as we work towards reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. There will be an opportunity to smudge beginning at 12:20 p.m. followed by singing, drumming, reflection and readings.

    THEME: Indigenous art.

    LOCATION: Waterloo Lutheran Seminary temporary location at 190 Lester St. Second floor. Kanata Commons.

  • Waterloo Lutheran Seminary
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM National Novel Writing Month: Write Your Own Novel

    Come by the Library’s new makerspace (main floor) for a writing session/meetup with others crazy enough to attempt to write an entire novel in one month! We will have writing desks with convenient laptop plugin and free snacks on hand to help you through the marathon!

    About National Novel Writing Month

    National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On Nov. 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.

    Check out NaNoWriMo's official website.

  • Library
  • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Bruce Hunsberger 13th Annual Memorial Lecture

    Presents Dr. Toni C. Antonucci, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

    "Social Relations across the Life Span: the Long and Winding Road"

    People of all ages have social relations and these vary in both quantity and quality. Social relations follow a long and winding path from childhood through old age, and operate at the individual, family and societal level. Select findings from the Social Relations and Health study, a three wave twenty-three year study, of people aged 8 to 93 at wave 1 will be presented and their implications for policy and practice considered.

    About Dr. Toni C. Antonucci

    Dr. C. Antonucci is the Elizabeth M. Douvan Collegiate Professor of Psychology, Program Director and Research Professor in the Life Course Development Program at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. Her research focuses on social relations and health across the life span, including the family, life span and life course development, multigenerational relations, adult development and aging, and comparative studies of social relations and health in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Japan. She received a Research Career Development Award and is currently funded or has been funded by the National institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Aging and several private foundations, including the Fetzer Institute, the MacArthur Foundation and the Templeton Foundation. She completed a MacArthur Foundation funded field experiment designed to bring successful aging interventions to an affordable housing community, is Principal Investigator of a National Institute on Aging study, designed to collect the third wave of longitudinal study of social relations and health across the lifespan and a Templeton Foundation funded study of Humility and Forgiveness in three ethnic groups: White Americans, Middle Eastern Americans and African Americans. She is past president of the Gerontological Society of America, the Society for the Study of Human Development, Secretary-General of the International Association for Gerontology and Geriatrics and President-elect of International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development.

  • Faculty of Science

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