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November 8, 2017

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Wednesday, November 08, 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
  • Start Day Bordering Practices in Migration and Refugee Protection Workshop (Multi-Day Event)

    The international, interdisciplinary workshop, ‘Bordering Practices in Migration and Refugee Protection’, will be held at the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) in Waterloo on 8-10 November 2017. The Workshop is organized by Suzan Ilcan (University of Waterloo / BSIA), Kim Rygiel (Wilfrid Laurier University / BSIA), and Andrew Thompson (BSIA / CIGI). It received funding from a SSHRC Connection Grant, with additional support provided by the BSIA, University of Waterloo, and International Migration Research Centre.

    The Workshop seeks to examine contemporary bordering practices, their proliferation and their ability to exclude some groups while influencing the movements of other people facing violence, poverty, or instability. These bordering practices are diverse and include militarized border crossings, expanded border surveillance, and new security and policing measures that make life increasingly difficult for particular groups of people, such as migrants and refugee claimants crossing borders and those suspected of being undocumented. Such practices have culminated in increases in deaths--including those along the Spanish-African borders, the US-Mexico border, and the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas. They have also resulted in diverse forms of encampment and gradations of belonging and citizenship, and in gendered, racialized, and class-based migration movements. In reaction to these bordering practices, migrants, refugees, and advocates, along with diverse community groups and publics, have raised questions about how these practices produce exclusion, inequalities, and violence at and beyond the border. Thus, our orientation includes the varied ways in which certain migrants and refugees, migrant and refugee rights movements, and community initiatives understand, experience, and respond to bordering practices. Our analysis draws on policy, program, and historical documents, and ethnographic accounts of bordering practices in particular countries and places around the world. The main goal of the workshop is to contribute scholarly and policy-relevant knowledge at a time when the United Nations has called for high-level policy discussions (UN Global Compact) to strengthen international policy response in light of large-scale displacement and movement of peoples.


    There are three events associated with the workshop that are open to the broader university community and general public. If you are interested in attending, please email Suzan Ilcan and Angela Willmott

    Keynote Address Open to the Public

    Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 7-8:30 p.m. (BSIA 1-42)

    Challenging the EU Policy Agenda: Voices of Dissent from the Field

    • Vicki Squire, Reader in International Security, University of Warwick, UK

    Keynote Address

    Open to the public.

    Thursday, Nov. 9 from 12:30 – 1:50 p.m. (BSIA 1-42)

    Migration, International Space and New Horizons of the Possible

    • Anne McNevin, Associate Professor of Politics, The New School, NY, USA

    Round Table: Changes to Refugee and Migration Politics in Canada

    Friday, Nov. 10 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. (BSIA 1-42)

    As part of the Bordering Practices in Migration and Refugee Protection Workshop at BSIA, the Round Table features a leading academic of Canadian refugee policy, and three practitioners from national refugee advocacy organizations. This roundtable explores the complexities and contradictions of Canada’s refugee system. The panelists will discuss the evolution of Canadian refugee policy, the private sponsorship program, security provisions in Canadian law, and Canada’s Safe Third Country Agreement with the United States.

  • Balsillie School of International Affairs
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Career Centre Expo

    Join us as we celebrate Canada Career Week with a Career Centre Expo in the Concourse! Drop by the Concourse between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to learn about our services and how we can help you navigate your job search and explore career options.

    The event will also feature a number of interactive booths including:

    • On-the-spot resumé critiques (please bring a paper copy of your resumé) 
    • Mini career consulting sessions as part of the #ItAllAddsUp Campaign
    • Career Centre trivia
    • Information tables about our services for students and alumni

    Register on Navigator.

  • Career Centre
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Chilling With Dogs

    De-stress with some of our four-legged friends! Just drop in.

  • Waterloo Lutheran Seminary
  • 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
  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Open Door - Interfaith service

    At this time of year, as days grow shorter and colder, we pause in the midst of our busyness to ponder community responses to grief, death and loss. With reflections from Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Wiccan perspectives, we consider how different traditions and communities respond in the midst of dark and difficult times.

    Contributions by Pamela Loughton, Daniel Maoz, Florence Juma and Selda Senzen, as well as our artist-in-residence, Brad Moggach, and guest musician Greg Stroh.

    Please join us for a time of learning, contemplation and being together in community. Instructors are welcome to invite their classes.

  • Waterloo Lutheran Seminary
  • 5:45 PM - 7:30 PM Waterloo MBA Information Session
    Now is the time to learn about all of our Lazaridis MBA Program formats and ready your application for the Full-time and Co-op in Waterloo and Part-time alternate weekends in Toronto. At the Information Session you will learn about all of our MBA formats: the Full-time options, including Co-op, the MBA for CMA’s, the MBA with CPA and the new double degree, MBA with Master of Finance. We will discuss the admission criteria, the application process, and help you determine your eligibility. We offer GMAT support, application counselling, and classroom visits. Pre-registration to the MBA Information Session is appreciated. Register online or contact Holly Paterson to register or to schedule a personal appointment. We look forward to meeting you there!
  • Lazaridis School of Business and Economics
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Reinventing Canada’s Junior Officer Corps: From Passchendaele to Normandy

    Geoffrey Hayes’ talk will explore the changing face of Canadian military leadership between the two world wars. What changed? What remained the same? Did the First World War bring an end to heroic leadership?

    The event will take place at 232 King Street North. Coffee, tea, snacks and light refreshments will be provided.

    For more information, visit

  • Faculty of Arts
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