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February 7, 2018

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Wednesday, February 07, 2018

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 daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Library
  • Robert Langen Gallery
  • Robert Langen Gallery
  • All Day Penelope Stewart: Thicket Mixed Media Installation (Multi-Day Event)

    Thicket features three haptic garden spaces created in the gallery. Comprised of an installation of 12,000 beeswax leaves, a collection of photographs and a series of beeswax cast sculptures - artist Penelope Stewart expands the visual field while creating a reciprocal conversation between image and object.

    For more information about Penelope Stewart's work, check out her website here.

  • Library
  • All Day Writing Activism: Indigenous Newsprint Media in the Era of Red Power (Multi-Day Event)

    This exhibition by C. Elizabeth Best explores modern Indigenous identity through her art practice and academic thesis work. See her artist statement below for a detailed description.

    On 16 May 1976, a young AIM activist killed himself in protest of the mishandling of Indigenous affairs by the Canadian federal government.

    This series of paintings complement my Master’s thesis. I made these pieces in tandem with my academic work. Despite the distance of 40 years, I mourned the loss of the young AIM activist. It wasn’t until I made a painting in his honour that I felt I could process this tragedy outside of myself.

    My second painting, the pink and turquoise rabbit, is an amalgamation of my own identity. Identity plays a central role in my thesis and this theme flowed naturally into the art I made during the past academic year.

    The series of three represent the main chapters of my paper. When I think about my thesis, bits and pieces float in and out of focus. I tried to capture that feeling with this series by using my notes to produce a visual representation of my thesis.

    This series represents the process I went through to understand the material I was reading and writing about. I think it is important for academics to experiment with different ways of presenting their work. Expression through art is how I have chosen to present my academic work to a varied audience. For more information, please see my thesis, Writing Activism: Indigenous Newsprint
    Media in the Era of Red Power, accessible through the Laurier Library.

  • Library
  • 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM People Make History Speaker Series, From Korea and Beyond

    The History department presents the People Make History Speaker Series for the Winter 2018 term, "From Korea and Beyond: Life Aboard Canadian Warships in the Cold War". The speakers will be Andy Barber, Rob Kirk and Mike Venzel.

    All Laurier Brantford students who attend either talk can entre the People Make History creative writing an art contest for a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy 8" 32GB Android tablet! Contest details at the event.

  • Faculty of Liberal Arts
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM On-Campus Blood Donation Clinic

    Laurier University Charity Kouncil (LUCK) will be hosting their semi-annual ON-CAMPUS Blood Donor Clinic on February 7 in the Senate and Board Chamber from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

    If you are interested in donating, please contact or sign-up in the concourse one week prior to the clinic.

    Walk-ins are also welcome!

    One donor can save up to three lives! Please consider donating and making a huge difference in someone's life. Laurier is a part of Canadian Blood Service's Partners for Life program, and makes an annual blood pledge. Please ask for your donation to count towards Laurier's pledge at your next appointment.

    11:30 AM - 12:50 PM Intercultural Certificate - Brantford campus

    The Intercultural Certificate is offered over six weeks, with an 80-minute module at the same time each week. You must attend all sessions to earn the Intercultural Certificate.

    Please note there is no module during Reading Week.

    Wednesday, Jan. 31: Introduction to Concepts of Culture

    Wednesday, Feb. 7: Introduction to Exploring One's Own Culture

    Wednesday, Feb. 14: Exploring Difference

    Wednesday, Feb. 28: Introduction to Cultural Adaptation

    Wednesday, Mar. 7: Introduction to Intercultural Communication

    Wednesday, Mar. 14: Lifelong Intercultural Learning

    Register for the session.

    Location information will be sent later to registered students.

  • Centre for Teaching Innovation and Excellence
  • Diversity and Equity
  • Laurier International
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Chilling With Dogs

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

  • Waterloo Lutheran Seminary
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Free GMAT Information Session: Toronto

    Why Attend a Free GMAT Information Session?

    You will learn what the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is all about. We will discuss the general content of the GMAT, what to study, how to study, how to improve your score, as well as the overall format and scoring scale of the GMAT itself.

    Where Will It Be Held?

    Laurier’s FREE GMAT Information Sessions will be held at the Laurier downtown Toronto office located at 130 King Street West, The Exchange Tower.

    When Will the Sessions Be Held?

    Lunch time: Noon to 1:30 p.m.

    Upcoming GMAT Information Session Dates

    Please contact the Laurier Toronto Office to find additional GMAT session dates and to reserve your spot. Registration is required.

    Interested in Taking a GMAT Course?

    Wilfrid Laurier University and Quantum Test Prep, the premier provider of test preparation services, are partnering together to offer a comprehensive 50-hr GMAT Bootcamp Course in Waterloo and a 75-hr Complete Math GMAT Course or 100Hr Ultimate GMAT Course to be held over two to four consecutive weekends in Downtown Toronto. Click here to view the upcoming course dates.

    What is the Course Content?

    The course will review all the fundamental GMAT Math and Verbal theory as well as discuss optimal solution methodologies for each of the major question, section, and format types that appear on the exam.

  • Lazaridis School of Business and Economics
  • 12:45 PM - 12:55 PM Midday Pause

    Join us for a short time of prayer and reflection.

    Mondays: Reading the Earth Charter.

    Wednesdays: Reflections from various traditions in the seminary community.

    LOCATION: Waterloo Lutheran Seminary's temporary location at 190 Lester St., Waterloo.

  • Waterloo Lutheran Seminary
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ALC Partners in Change Campaign (Multi-Day Event) Partners in Change Info Fair

    Partners in Change Info Fair. Laurier and Community Partners come together to offer an Info Fair for the university community. See how campus and community partners promote accessibility for everyone. There is a chance to win some prizes!

    This is the Accessible Learning Centre's Annual Accessibility/Disability Awareness Campaign. This year's campaign is titled: Partners in Change as we learn to work together to ensure accessibility on campus and in the community.

    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Open Door service at Renison U.C.

    Everyone is welcome to join us for our worship service. Various themes and special guests, often from Laurier's Faculty of Music, throughout the term. Open-table communion.


  • Waterloo Lutheran Seminary
  • 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM World Interfaith Harmony Week - Abrahamic Faiths Forum

    Help us mark World Interfaith Harmony week with a celebration (starting at 5pm) followed by vegetarian soup supper. At 7 p.m., Abrahamic Faiths Forum discussion. Topic: Isma’il (Ishmael) is significant in all three Abrahamic traditions.


    Speakers include: Bob Chodos (Jewish); Brice Balmer (Christian); and Hosam Helel (Muslim); Wendy Fletcher (moderator).

    Co-sponsored by Studies in Islam at Renison University College and the Centre for Public Ethics at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary.

    See flyer for more details: 

  • Waterloo Lutheran Seminary
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Games Night

    We are running a Game Night on Wednesdays in the Digital Library and Learning Commons (room 108 in Grand River Hall) starting January 10th as a partnership with Laurier International, the YMCA and the Laurier Library for international students and newcomers in our community! The program has been developed to bring together members of the community through gaming and to encourage the development of friendships and English-second language skills. 

    Email Michelle Goodridge at if you’d like to volunteer - we can offer co-curricular credit for your time.  

  • Laurier International
  • Library
  • 6:00 PM Women's Basketball vs WESTERN
    Women's Basketball vs WESTERN at Physical Activities Complex, University of Waterloo
    8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Faculty of Music Student Composer Series

    Hear our talented student composers' pieces come to life as their peers perform their work.

    Program TBA


    8:00 PM Men's Basketball vs WESTERN
    Men's Basketball vs WESTERN at Physical Activities Complex, University of Waterloo

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