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February 27, 2019

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Coffee Club
Join us for Coffee Club! Meet new people and share experiences from your own country while learning more about Canadian culture in a relaxed and informal setting. Coffee, tea and snacks will be served. No need to register! Just drop in at Laurier International to join in. Students who attend 8 sessions will get a designation on their Laurier Experience Record.
  • Laurier International
  • 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Barry Ace: Coalesce, Mixed Media Installation (Opening)

    Join us to celebrate the final exhibition of the season.

    Coalesce presents a fusion of distinct Anishinaabeg aesthetics of the Great Lakes’ region with the refuse from Western society’s technological and digital age. This entanglement of materials intentionally shifts the object’s materiality and its accepted paradigm within the physical world. Through this integration and juxtaposition of recognizable Anishinaabeg materials used in Anishinaabeg material culture (e.g. glass beads, porcupine quills), with contemporary electronic materials (e.g. capacitors and resistors), the exhibition will challenge viewers to reject and re-examine notions of cultural status.

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Wellness Workshop: Roommate Communication and Conflict Resolution
    This workshop addresses some of the common disputes and communication issues that can arise between roommates. Students will learn ways to communicate efficiently, and develop skills for handling conflict effectively. Students will get practical communication techniques that can be applied to roommate relationships, as well as other relationships in their lives. 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
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM On-Campus Student Employment and Volunteer Fair (Waterloo)
    Join us in the Concourse to learn about on-campus employment and volunteer positions that will be available this summer and during the 2019-2020 academic year. 

    If you'd like assistance in preparing for the Fair, the Career Development Centre offers drop-in appointments and workshops including:
    • Career Planning 
    • Job Search and Networking Strategies 
    • Network with Confidence: Perfect Your Pitch
    • Transferable Skills: Articulate Your Experiences
  • Career Centre
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Chilling With Dogs

    Join us for some quality time with our four-legged friends!

  • Martin Luther University College
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Intro to Sewing

    Learn the basics of how to thread a sewing machine, basic techniques and how the machine works, as well as how to troubleshoot common problems.

    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
  • 12:30 PM - 12:50 PM Midday Pause
    Join us for a brief pause hosted by graduate students of Martin Luther University College. Prayers, reflections and readings from various faith traditions. 
  • Martin Luther University College
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM SPEAK - Wednesday Sessions
    Come join Laurier International and Conestoga College at one of our weekly SPEAK sessions where you can practice your English speaking skills by learning more about Canadian culture. Enjoy free snacks, drinks and wonderful company!
  • Laurier International
  • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Book Launch: Rumble and Crash: Crises of Capitalism in Contemporary Film

    Please join SUNY Press author Milo Sweedler to launch his new book Rumble and Crash: Crises of Capitalism in Contemporary Film.

    At the beginning of the twenty-first century, as the contradictions of capitalism became more apparent than they had been in the living memory of anyone born after the 1920s, numerous films gave allegorical form to the crises of contemporary capitalism. Some of the films were overtly political in nature, while others refracted the vicissitudes of capital in stories that did not, on the surface, have anything explicitly political about them. Milo Sweedler's Rumble and Crash: Crises of Capitalism in Contemporary Film (SUNY Press, 2019) examines six particularly rich and thought-provoking films in this vein. Analyzing four movies from before the global financial crisis of 2008 and two that allegorize the financial meltdown itself, Professor Sweedler's book explores the ways that films as different as bank-heist thriller like Spike Lee's Inside Man and an intimate psychological drama like Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine allegorize one of the defining crises of our time.

    "Milo Sweedler has produced what are surely the most original, provocative, and downright dazzling readings of a handful of socially significant and potent films released during the tumultuous years from 2005 to 2013. This is a fine book." – David Desser, former editor, Cinema Journal.

    Event coordinators: Languages & Literatures; Faculty of Arts

  • Faculty of Arts
  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Open Door service

    Join us for our weekly Open Door communion service. All welcome.

    Deacon Scott Knarr, of Mount Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Waterloo, will be the guest preacher in this week that commemorates Diaconal Sunday.
    5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Game Night
    All are welcome to our Game Night! Play board games, digital games (Xbox, Playstation and Nintendo), and even try Virtual Reality with Oculus Rift!
  • Laurier International
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Bachelor of Social Work Webinar for Prospective Students

    Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at 7 p.m.

    Get your questions answered in real time from staff and faculty from Laurier's Faculty of Social Work and our Recruitment and Admissions office. Learn about admissions to the Bachelor of Social Work program, required courses, international exchange opportunities, minors and field placement opportunities that are available.

    Not sure what questions to ask? Listen to what other prospective students and families are asking.

    Register for the Bachelor of Social Work webinar.

  • Faculty of Social Work
  • Recruitment and Admissions
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Religion in the Qur'an

    Join us for a lecture by Dr. Mohammad Ali Shomali, the founding director of the International
    Institute for Islamic Studies in Qum, Iran, and the Director of Islamic Centre of England. 

     His talk is titled Reflections on the Concept of Religion in the Qur'an.

  • Martin Luther University College

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