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February 7, 2017

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Tuesday, February 07, 2017

All Day Amy Swartz Mixed Media Exhibition: Down the Rabbit Hole (Multi-Day Event)

The Robert Langen Art Gallery's first 2017 exhibition, Down the Rabbit Hole, is a mixed media display by renowned Canadian artist Amy Swartz.

Using incongruous materials, Amy explores synergies between the natural world, consumer culture, fantasy and her own life experience. Similar to a plastic surgeon grafting bone and skin to reconfigure the body, she performs a related type of physical manipulation by conjoining and reforming objects.

During this process, she reflects on the complexities that link living things, and in contrast, our attempts to control life through artificial means.

Amy Swartz is a Toronto-based visual artist. She creates highly detailed and meticulously crafted collections that combine both natural and artificial materials in sculpture, installation and drawing. Her work explores the idea of obsession — not only in the practice of art, but also in humanity’s perceived control over nature, life, and death.

  • Library
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM The Crack Where the Light Gets In

    Exhibition by various artists using various media. Running Feb. 1 to 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and some weeknights (excluding statutory holidays).

    Featured event is Art and Vespers taking place at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12, in Keffer Chapel. Artists  participating in vespers include Mustafa Kaya sharing his traditional Turkish water marbling, and Sarah Granskou sharing her puppets, stories and song. Brad Moggach and friends, a jazz ensemble, will lead the music.

    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Implementing the AODA at Laurier

    An Open Dialogue event with David Leopfsky 

    Join the Accessible Learning Centre (ALC) for a public lecture event called Implementing the AODA at Laurier: An Open Dialogue featuring David Leopfsky on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Paul Martin Centre.

    David will speak about the legislative requirements under the AODA (the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005) and the requirements of the university under this legislation.

    A commentary on efforts across the province to ensure compliance and the new directive to create an accessible education standard under the AODA legislation will be provided. This commentary is followed by a discussion period with students, staff and faculty on how we as an institution can work together to eliminate barriers for persons with disabilities and create a fully accessible education experience.

  • Accessibility Office
  • 11:30 AM - 12:50 PM Intercultural Certificate - Brantford Campus

    Laurier International has introduced an engaging six-module Intercultural Certificate. More than 250 students have so far successfully completed the full certificate, which is available on both the Brantford and Waterloo campuses.

    Each module has 80 minutes of in-person content.

    For more details, read our article about the Intercultural Certificate or check out the Intercultural Certificate web page. If you have any questions or need more information, email

    Introduction to Concepts of Culture
    Introduction to Exploring One’s Culture
    Introduction to Intercultural Communication
    Exploring Difference
    Introduction to Cultural Adaptation
    Lifelong Intercultural Learning

  • Laurier International
  • 12:30 PM - 12:50 PM Midday Prayers and Teachings

    Join us for midday prayers and teachings by seminary students, faculty and staff each weekday (excluding reading week). A different theme each day.

    • Mondays: Indigenous care for water. Singing and smudging optional.
    • Tuesdays and Wednesdays: Various themes.
    • Thursdays: Yoga.
    • Fridays: Various themes.


    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Careers in Sustainability

    Join us as we welcome Laurier alumni working in sustainability-related roles who will share their career experiences and advice. Attending this event is a great way to learn about potential career options and expand your professional network.


    • Nick Betts, Business Management Specialist, Sustainable Agri-Business, BSc Biology & Geography '12
    • Miranda Fuller, Program Director at Future Oxford, BA ’15
    • Amanda Moore, Processing Assistant at Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association, BA Environmental Studies ’12
    • Jennifer McDougall, Talent Development Coordinator, Schlegel Scentre for Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation, BBA '11 

    Career Panel Series

    This event is part of the Career Centre's Career Panel Series. Attend panels to gain information and advice about a range of careers you may not have previously considered!

    • Careers in Communications – Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017
    • Careers in Supply Chain – Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017
    • Careers in Sustainability – Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017
    • Library and Museum Careers – Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017
    • Careers in Insurance – Tuesday, March 7, 2017
    • Careers in Marketing – Tuesday, March 14, 2017


    Registration is recommended. To register, log in at and find the event listed in the Event Calendar.

    Please bring your OneCard to this event.


    We are committed to providing inclusive programs and services to all students and alumni.

    Please contact us if you require accommodation for a disability.

  • Career Centre
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Student + Alumni Career Night

    Have you ever wondered how some of our alumni got started in their careers? What steps did they take? What struggles did they go through?

    Jump-start your career by attending the Student + Alumni Career Night on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. A panel of alumni will share their career experience and answer questions from students. Following the panel session, there will be a reception and networking session.

    Alumni in Discussion Panel

    • Kasey Furry '13, Human Rights and Human Diversity Program – Recreation Assistant, City of Hamilton
    • Nick Savage '12 Organizational Leadership Program (Business Admin Option) – Delivery Leadership Consultant, Slalom ULC
    • Adam Loyens '07 Honours History Program – Lawyer, Banasinski & Associates, Mississauga
    • Calyn Pettit '11 Journalism Program – Manager, Digital Communications, Public Relations and Communications, Hamilton Health Sciences
    • Sarah Milne '11 Contemporary Studies (CON-Ed) Program – Executive Assistant to Hon. Bardish Chagger P.C., M.P Waterloo, ON
  • Career Centre
  • Development and Alumni Relations
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Writing Circle: Make Progress on Your Writing Assignments

    The Writing Circle is a writing intensive session that is intended to help keep you motivated, focused, and on track with your writing.

    Simply show up to the Library Learning Lab at 7 p.m. with something to work on and be ready to write! No registration is necessary.

    Writing amongst peers has been shown to help writers be more productive.

    The Writing Circle is facilitated by Writing Tutors from the Laurier Writing Centre.

  • Centre for Student Success
  • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM Building Resilient Leaders
    Building Resilient Leaders workshop will reveal the secrets and steps to learning how to turn failures/challenges into successes!

    This workshop is free, counts towards the Student Leadership Program, and looks great on your Co-Curricular Record! All workshops take place in the Centre for Student Life and Engagement, second floor of the Fred Nichols Campus Centre.

    For any questions, or if you have accommodations to request for this workshop:
  • Centre for Student Life and Engagement

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