|Start Date and Time||Event Details||Event Organizer(s)
|9:00 AM - 4:00 PM ||Three Minute Thesis competition|
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition challenges research-based master’s and PhD students to present their research to a layperson audience in three minutes or less. Students are allowed one slide, but no props and no notes.
Laurier’s graduate students will be competing March 28 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. in the Senate and Board Chambers. Come watch the competition! It's free, no registration is necessary and drop-ins are welcome.
For more information, visit students.wlu.ca/3MT
|Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
|Start Date and Time||Event Details||Event Organizer(s)
|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.
|LibraryRobert Langen GalleryRobert Langen Gallery
|All Day ||Art Exhibition - From the Ground Up: Learning in place (Multi-Day Event)|
Yellow Brick Wall
Featured artist November 6th - December 20th; Arlene Laskey
|All Day ||Tree of Warmth Collection (Multi-Day Event)|
Support the community with warmth through the Salvation Army Tree of Warmth.
From Dec. 1 through Dec. 15, winter hats, scarves, gloves, mittens and socks of all sizes can be dropped off to donation bins in the following locations:
- SC Johnson Building lobby, Brantford campus
- Research Academic Centre lobby, Brantford campus
- Alumni Hall, Waterloo campus
- Teaching and Learning Centre, room 294, 202 Regina Street, Waterloo
- Communications, Public Affairs and Marketing, room 301, 255 King St., Waterloo
Donations will be delivered on Dec. 18 and 19 by the Salvation Army.
|All Day ||Holiday Market (Multi-Day Event)|
Kick off the festive holiday season by joining us in the Robert Langen Art Gallery for our annual holiday market, where you will be able to see the talented work of the Laurier community!
Featuring the work of Catherine Dennis, Cathy Farwell, Anne Filiatrault, Rick Henderson, Jack Jackowetz, Laurie Minor, Amy Neufeld, Justin Ogilvie, Christina Perris, Anne Schott, Eekta Trienekens, and Jasmin Zine.
|All Day ||3rd annual Indigenist Research Symposium|
Join us for a day of learning on the methods of Indigenous based research.
Registration is required.
Brought to you by the Office of Indigenous Initiatives.
|Office of Aboriginal Initiatives
|9:00 AM - 11:00 AM ||Senate Academic Planning Committee (SAPC) Meeting|
The Senate Academic Planning Committee (SAPC) makes recommendations to Senate on all matters related to the overall direction of academic programs at Laurier.
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.
|10:00 AM - 3:00 PM ||Waterloo MBA 1-on-1 Appointments|
Pre-registration is necessary.
Scheduling a personal appointment is your first step to joining the Lazaridis MBA Program. At the session, we will discuss admission criteria, the application process, and help you determine your eligibility.
Personal appointments are approximately 30 minutes long, and must be pre-booked through the side-bar, or directly, with Holly Paterson. We look forward to meeting with you!
Waterloo MBA Program Start Dates
- Full-time MBA with Co-op begins Aug. 20, 2018.
- One year full-time MBA program begins Aug. 20, 2018.
Toronto MBA Program Start Dates
- Part-time alternate weekend MBA begins April 6, 2018.
- Part-time alternate weekend MBA/CPA begins April 6, 2018.
- Part-time alternate weekend MBA and Master of Finance begins April 6, 2018.
|Lazaridis School of Business and Economics
|11:45 AM - 12:45 PM ||Faculty of Music Student Recital|
Meet the future of classical musicians at our weekly Student Recital featuring current Laurier Faculty of Music students.
|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ||Financial Services Research Centre Brown-bag: Madhu Kalimipalli|
Dr. Madhu Kalimipalli will be presenting his latest research.
Madhu is the Equitable Life of Canada Fellow and Full Professor in Finance at the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics. He is also the Director of the PhD and MSc programs at Lazaridis School, and an affiliated member of the Waterloo Research institute in Insurance, Securities and Quantitative finance (WatRISQ), University of Waterloo.
His research is broadly in the areas of risk-management and fixed income markets.
|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
|3:00 PM - 5:00 PM ||The Rohingyas: A Case of the ‘Sub-human’ in Myanmar and Bangladesh|
Join IMRC for an informative talk about the state of life in the Rohingya diaspora.
The Rohingyas, an ethno-linguistic and religious minority of Myanmar and known as the most persecuted people in the world, have recently experienced a horrible ‘genocide’ perpetrated by Myanmar security forces and vigilantes. The United Nations Human Rights Council has called this a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing”. Under the pretext of an attack by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) on Aug. 25, 2017, Myanmar security forces killed thousands of civilian Rohingyas, burnt their houses down, and raped hundreds of girls and women. These attacks triggered an exodus of more than 600,000 Rohingyas to Bangladesh, and added to the existing 500,000 refugees in the area. Already resource-poor and overcrowded, the Southeastern part of Bangladesh is now hosting more than one million Rohingyas. The Rohingyas are now suffering from inadequate food, shelter, sanitation, and health care, as well as the minimum standard of living. Many international rights bodies and media outlets have called this ‘the biggest humanitarian catastrophe’ in the near past.
Local people are gradually becoming ‘unwelcoming’ since more than one million additional people have begun to share local resources, livelihood sources, scopes of occupation, and social utilities. Therefore, the Rohingyas are ‘struggling for existence’ and thinking of where to go, what to do, and how to survive. If we consider the intensity of brutality and the degree of atrocity committed by the state forces, the Rohingyas in Myanmar have been treated as though they are not human beings. In Bangladesh, the Rohingyas are now left in the state of an obscured past, critical present and an uncertain future. Why the Rohingyas are going through such a grave experience is the result of not belonging to any state – Myanmar stripped them of their citizenship four decades ago and Bangladesh does not even recognize them as refugees. The Rohingyas, therefore, do not exist in the world in a legal framework.
This talk argues that the empirically grounded evidence on the current state of Rohingyas in the borderland of Bangladesh and Myanmar shows a life that is less than human, what Uddin refers to as being treated as “sub-human”.
About the Speaker
Nasir Uddin is a cultural anthropologist based in Bangladesh and a professor of anthropology at the University of Chittagong. His research interests include statelessness and refugee studies; human rights and non-citizens; indigeneity and identity politics; the state in everyday life; the politics of marginality and vulnerability; and borderlands and border people, particularly those of Bangladesh and Myanmar, the Chittagong Hill Tracts, and South Asia. His publications include To Host or To Hurt: Counter-narratives on the Rohingya (Refugees) in Bangladesh (2012); Life in Peace and Conflict: Indigeneity and State in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (2017) and Indigeneity on the Move: Varying Manifestation of a Contested Concept (2017). Currently he is working on a monograph, the Rohingyas: A Tale of Sub-Human (2018).
Please RSVP for the event.
|Balsillie School of International Affairs~Other/Community Based
|5:00 PM - 6:20 PM ||Inshallah Choir - practice|
The 130+ voice interfaith community choir practices.
|Waterloo Lutheran Seminary