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March 11, 2020

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

ACERS 2020: Poster Viewing, History Symposium, Criminology Student Association Public Lecture

The Academic, Creative and Engaged Research Showcase (ACERS) 2020 will take place from March 9 to 13, 2020.

Join us today for the following events:

  • ACERS Poster Viewing, afternoon, One Market, Main Level
  • History Symposium, 5:30pm to 7:00pm, CB100
  • Criminology Student Association Public Lecture, 7:00pm, RCW002, Guest Speaker: David Milgaard

Learn more about this week's events.

All Day Zero Waste Week

The Sustainability Office is hosting its second annual Zero Waste Week from March 9 to 13.

Throughout the week we'll have a Zero Waste Challenge for both students and our Green Offices to challenge themselves to fitting all their non-compostable or recyclable waste in a 500-mL mason jar.

We have several events throughout the week including a Zero Waste 101 boothing event, Fashion Swap, DIY workshops, and the Freestore grand opening.

  • Sustainability
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Intro to Die-Cutting

    Make vinyl stickers for your laptop or phone and learn 2D digital design and fabrication at the same time. No prior experience required. Beginners welcome. Please bring your own laptop to participate in this workshop in the Laurier Library Makerspace.

    This workshop is open to Laurier students, staff and faculty.

    Get your free tickets here:

  • Library
  • 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Something Sacred - Prayers for the world

    Join us each Wednesday for Prayers for the World with Luther. Master of Divinity students will lead prayers for the world and all are welcome. We host sessions weekly over the lunch hour.

    Stop by any day of the week for different activities:

    • Mondays – Contemplative Music
    • Tuesdays – Reading and Reflecting on the Book of Acts: A Window into the Early Church
    • Wednesdays – Prayers for the World
    • Thursdays – Chilling with Dogs; Multifaith Teachings
    • Fridays – Settler Work: Contemplative Arts, and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG)

    For more details, see the Winter 2020 program flyer.

  • Martin Luther University College
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Cancelled) Coffee Club

    Join us weekly 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
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Senate
    Pursuant to the Wilfrid Laurier University Act, Senate has broad jurisdiction over the university’s academic matters, including the power to establish educational policies of the university, deal with curriculum matters, determine policies related to tenure and promotion of faculty, determine standards of admission of students, and engage in long-range academic planning.

    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 by staff and faculty on Laurier Connect.

    For questions or concerns please contact Sarah McLellan.
  • Senate
  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Open Door service

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

  • Martin Luther University College
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM History Annual Research Symposium

    Please join us for a pizza dinner and presentations by students from HI482 and special guest Dr. Paul Emiljanowicz, history alumnus from Laurier's Brantford campus.

    • Max Deschamps: "The Mending of Frayed Ends: The Uses and Intentions of Needlework and Embroidery in British Education, 1880–1910."
    • Lillia Dockree: "Child Labour in English Mines and Factories: 1830–1850."
    • Steve Parr: "Influence of Example: The Cultural Revolution of the Iron Rail in Victorian England."
    • Special Guest: Dr. Paul Emiljanowicz, "Between Ghana, World, and Future: Postcolonial Connectivity and ‘National’ Development for Pan-Africanism, 1957–1967."

    All are welcome. Please RSVP to Chandler Berardi ( by March 10, 2020.

  • Faculty of Liberal Arts
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Public Lecture with David Milgaard

    The Criminology faculty in partnership with the Criminology Students Association (CSA) present a public lecture with David Milgaard.

    Milgaard was wrongfully convicted in 1969 and spent 23 years in prison before being released in 1992. David worked alongside Innocence Canada to clear his name and has continued to work with the organization to assist others who have been wrongfully convicted. David Milgaard will discuss his experiences within the justice system and the importance of education in the fight against wrongful convictions.

    A Q and A will follow David's presentation.

  • Faculty of Human and Social Sciences
  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Student Composer Series

    Join Faculty of Music students as they perform student composer compositions.

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