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November 4, 2016

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Friday, November 04, 2016

All Day Art Exhibition: Surface Tension (Multi-Day Event)
The Robert Langen Art Gallery's Fall 2016 exhibition, Surface Tension is an ongoing collaborative interdisciplinary sound and video work created by renowned Canadian artists Eve Egoyan (piano) and David Rokeby (installation). On Fridays during the exhibition run, visitors are invited to play the Disklavier themselves and to experience the ways in which the video projection responds to their inputs. We gratefully acknowledge Yamaha Canada Music and Music Plus for generously providing the Yamaha Disklavier Piano featured in the exhibit.
  • Library
  • Robert Langen Gallery
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Art on the Wall - Thoughts

    Drop into the seminary for the exhibition Thoughts: Paintings by Ashwini Raghuram. The seminary is also open during some weekday evenings.

  • Waterloo Lutheran Seminary
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Delton Glebe Counselling Centre – Open House

    Drop in and meet our dedicated therapists and therapy animals, tour our inviting rooms (including our art therapy and children’s play therapy areas), and learn more about this community resource provided by Waterloo Lutheran Seminary. Located at the corner of corner of Albert Street and Seagram Drive in Waterloo. Counselling is always confidential. No wait list. Parking is available on-site, on Bricker Avenue, or at the seminary nearby.

  • Waterloo Lutheran Seminary
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction 25th Anniversary: Author Reading and Book Signing

    Join us for a special author reading and book signing with Ann Walmsley, author and journalists, 2016 winner of the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction.

    Copies of The Prison Book Club will be available for purchase. 

    A complimentary light lunch will be served. Registration is required.

  • Ceremonies and Events
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Integrative Seminar

    This seminar is for Advanced Standing MSW students who are currently in their field education placement.

  • Faculty of Social Work
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM NaNoWriMo Laurier Meetup 1

    Come by the Robert Langen Art Gallery for a writing session/meetup with others crazy enough to attempt to write an entire novel in one month in conjunction with NaNoWriMo.

    We will have lots of writing desks, comfortable seating and free snacks on hand to help you through the marathon!

  • Library
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Hunsberger Memorial Lecture: When thoughts become actions

    When thoughts become actions: Detecting awareness in the vegetative state

    In recent years, rapid technological developments in the field of neuroimaging have provided new methods for revealing thoughts, actions and intentions based solely on the pattern of activity that is observed in the brain. These methods are now being employed routinely to assess residual cognition, detect consciousness and even to communicate with some behaviourally non-responsive patients who clinically appear to be comatose or in a vegetative state. In this talk, I will compare those circumstances in which data from fMRI and EEG can be used to infer consciousness in the absence of a behavioural response with those circumstances in which it cannot. This distinction is fundamental for understanding and interpreting patterns of brain activity in various states of consciousness (including anaesthesia), and has profound implications for clinical care, diagnosis, prognosis and medical-legal decision-making after severe brain injury. It also sheds light on more basic scientific questions about how consciousness is measured and the neural representation of our own thoughts and intentions.

    Professor Adrian M. Owen is currently the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Cognitive Neuroscience and Imaging at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. At Western, he is also Scientific Director of BrainsCAN: Brain Health for Life, a $66M research program funded in 2016 by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF). Owen also directs the Azrieli program in Brain, Mind, and Consciousness funded by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR). His research combines structural and functional neuroimaging with neuropsychological studies of brain-injured patients and has been published in many of the world’s leading scientific journals, including Science (2006; 2008), The New England Journal of Medicine (2010), Nature (2010) and The Lancet (1998; 2011). He is best known for showing that functional neuroimaging can reveal conscious awareness in some patients who appear to be entirely vegetative, and can even allow some of these individuals to communicate their thoughts and wishes to the outside world. These findings have attracted widespread media attention on TV, radio, in print and online and have been the subject of many TV and radio documentaries. Owen has played multiple editorial roles, including 8 years as Deputy Editor of The European Journal of Neuroscience. Since 1990, Professor Owen has published over 300 articles and chapters in scientific journals and books. His h-index is 89.

  • Faculty of Science
  • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Oil Sands Operations as a Large Source of Secondary Organic Aerosols

    The MS2Discovery Interdisciplinary Research Institute

    Speaker

    • Craig Stroud, Environment and Climate Change Canada

    Title

    • Oil Sands Operations as a Large Source of Secondary Organic Aerosols

    Further details are at ms2discovery.wlu.ca/seminar/16_11_04.html.

    Refreshments will be provided.

    This event is organized by the MS2Discovery Institute. For more information please visit us at: ms2discovery.wlu.ca/ms2events.

  • Faculty of Science

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