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February 1, 2019

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Friday, February 01, 2019

All Day Xiaojing Yan: Heaven and Earth Mixed Media Installation (Multi-Day Event)

Xiaojing Yan's Heaven and Earth is a mixed media installation that features a mountain made of thousands of pine needles embedded in a silk organza and presents a different approach to traditional Chinese landscape painting.

Xiaojing Yan is a Chinese-Canadian artist based in Markham, Ontario. Her art highlights sculptural installations that combine the cultural and natural world and integrates both Western and Eastern elements, paralleling her own cultural identity a a Chinese-Canadian.

  • Library
  • Robert Langen Gallery
  • End Time 3:30 PM Wellness Workshop: Coping with Difficulty (Multi-Day Event)
    Everyone experiences times when challenges build up and overwhelm. This workshop offers simple but effective strategies to help you develop distress tolerance skills in order to cope when times get tough. Workshops are free for all registered students, and registration is not required. Find the Wellness Education Centre below the Student Wellness Centre and down the hall from Veritas Café.
  • Wellness Centre
  • Seminar Speaker Series - Na (Nina) Wang,
    Nina received her bachelor’s degree in Financial Engineering from Renmin University of China in 2006, and M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Arizona State University in 2011. Her research and teaching interests include behavioral finance, investment, asset pricing, and financial econometrics. Her current research focuses on understanding the sources of investor behavioral biases, how these biases affect investor trading and market prices, the role of arbitrage, and how the social interactions and cultural forces affect financial outcomes. Nina has published in top finance journals, such as Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Review of Finance, and Journal of Portfolio Management.
  • Lazaridis School of Business and Economics
  • Start Day Prepr's UN SDG Challenge (Multi-Day Event)

    What You Will Learn

    • Learn the PIE Method; Prepr's 3-phase problem solving framework
    • Tackle a challenge that you're passionate about - choose a global goal & measure impact
    • Learn to adopt a mindset of Agility & Growth through critical thinking, creativty, curiousty and collaboration
    • Create and showcase a project you're passionate about and build your professional portfolio

    What You Will Get

    • A Prepr Challenge Kit (Valued at $29.99+tax) for all attendees
    • A chance to win prizes for best project
    • Participant certificate badge
    • 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winner trophy
    • A chance to win a a paid summer internship with Prepr*

    The Schedule

    This is a three-day Innovation Challenge

    Workshop Day 1 - Friday, Feb. 1, 2019

    5:30 p.m. - Registration and Networking
    6:30 p.m. - Opening of Event - Agenda
    6:45 p.m. - Background on UN SDG by local UN Partner
    7:15 p.m. - PIE Methiod Overview and Challenge Process (Team Formation, Project Requirements)
    8 p.m. - New Teams co-LAB
    8:30 p.m. - Closing

    Day 2 - Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019

    9 a.m. - Networking and Continental Breakfast
    10 a.m. - Unpacking the UN SDG Challenge
    11 a.m. - Growth Mindset and Agile Teams
    11:30 a.m. - Team Break-out and Complete Think Agile and Build Team Worksheets
    Noon - Lunch
    1 p.m. - Innovation Overview - Engage and Synthesize
    1:45 p.m. - Team Break-out - Engage and Synthesize Worksheets
    3:30 p.m. - Innovation Overview - Ideate, Create and Evaluate
    4:30 p.m. - Team Break-out - Ideate, Create and Evaluate Worksheets
    6 p.m. - Wrap-up Day 2

    Day 3 - Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019

    9 a.m. - Team Work and Continental Breakfast
    11 a.m. - Peer Review Session - Co-LAB
    Noon - Lunch
    1 p.m. - Team Work - Final Pitch
    3 p.m. - Final Pitch Presentations and Evaluation Begins
    5 p.m. - Top 3 Projects Announced and Next Steps

  • Faculty of Liberal Arts
  • 9:00 AM Anishinabe Elder Jim Dumont Two-Day Creation Story (Multi-Day Event)

    Jim Dumont is Onaubinisay (Walks Above the Ground), an Ojibway-Anishinabe of the Waubezhayshee (Marten) Clan. He is a 5th Degree Midewiwin of the Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge, originally from the Shawanaga First Nation on Eastern Georgian Bay. Since 1970 Jim has pursued the cultural and spiritual roots of the traditional Anishinabe Way of Life. From 1974, this pursuit has involved him thoroughly in the exploration, participation and learning of the Ojibway-Anishinabe Midewiwin Tradition, which has resulted in the achievement of 5th Degree Midewiwin, sweatlodge rites, ceremonial leadership, and traditional-teacher responsibility. Jim (Onaubinisay) has been “raised up” as Chief at the Eastern Doorway of the Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge, and as such, is the keeper of the sacred Waterdrum and leader in the Eastern part of Anishinabe Midewiwin Territory. Since 1975, Jim has been professor of Native Studies at the University of Sudbury of Laurentian University. He is one of the founders of the Department and serve for four years as its Chair from 1984 to 1988. In his tenure there, he has created and taught courses in Tradition and Culture, Native Psychology, Native Way of Seeing, Native Education, and Issues of Indigenous Peoples in the International Context. He retired in 2000 after 25 years of professorship in Native Studies. Jim now teaches in the Indigenous Masters Program with the Seven Generations Institute.

    Registration Required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/elder-jim-dumont-2-day-anishinabe-creation-story-tickets-54875242327

  • Office of Indigenous Initiatives
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Delton Glebe: Lunch and Learn Series

    Music as Therapy

    Gerard Yun, assistant professor, Community Music

    Guests will learn about Community Music and the role it can play in their own mental health.

  • Martin Luther University College
  • ~Other/Community Based
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Intro to 3D Printing

    Learn the basics of using a 3D printer and 3D designing software. This workshop uses a free online application called Tinkercad to teach makers who have never 3D printed about the 3D space and then also how to set up and print out your model on a 3D printer. For this workshop, please bring a laptop and computer mouse.

    To register for this event, please sign up here.

    For a complete calendar of our workshops and space availability, visit our public Google Calendar.

  • Library
  • 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM Music in the Laurier Library
    Join our Beckett School at Laurier instructors and students as they perform on-campus at the Laurier Library.
    12:30 PM - 12:50 PM Toward Right Relations

    Join us for a time of reflection and learning about Indigenous issues focusing on land. Smudge begins at 12:30 p.m.

  • Martin Luther University College
  • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Laurier Music Symposium with Karin Schasny and Janel Morphy

    Join us every Friday as guest speakers will highlight and discuss the intersections between music and health

    This week we welcome:

    Karin Schasny (1:30 p.m.) “Self Care: a solid foundation for performance in music and everyday life.”

    This workshop will discuss essential elements of our well being, examine our commitment to performance and how this relates to self care. The workshop will also include basic movement and awareness exercises to help bring together your mind and body, and support your system. Because there will be slow movement involved in a few of the exercises, if possible, please wear clothing you feel comfortable moving in and a yoga mat/towel

    Janel Morphy (2:30 p.m.) “Music Therapy as a Small Business”

    Discuss how to create a business plan, how to choose location and clientele served. Janel will review the process to register your business in Ontario and different business models. She will also share the different roles you have to take on as a self-employed music therapist and familiarize participants with helpful resources.”


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