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March 13, 2020

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Friday, March 13, 2020

ACERS 2020: Research Apprentice Presentations, Human Rights Human Diversity Conference

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:

  • Research apprentice presentations, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., CB100
  • Human Rights Human Diversity Conference, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., OD210

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
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Executive & Governance Committee Meeting

    The Executive and Governance Committee is empowered to act on behalf of the Board with powers of executive authority as delegated. The Committee has overall responsibility for board education, the completion of annual and strategic plans, and the governance structures and practices of the Board.

    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 on Laurier Connect.  

    Please contact Anne Lukin or Ana Juhik if you have any questions or concerns.

  • Board of Governors
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Intro to DSLR Photography

    Intro to DSLR Photography with the Laurier Library Makerspace
    Learn to take manual control of a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera for capturing more intentional images. No prior experience required. Cameras (Canon T6s) are provided.

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

    Get your free tickets here:

  • Library
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Study Skills Support for International Students

    Drop in at Laurier International for academic support with developing study skills to help you prepare for tests and exams. The session is in English and will be run by a student tutor.

  • Laurier International
  • Teaching and Learning
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Intro to 3D Printing
    3D design and printing is as easy as 1-2-3. Learn the basics of 3D design and printing in an hour. No prior experience required. We will be using Tinkercad for the modelling and LaunchPad3D for slicing.
    Please bring your own laptop to participate in this workshop in the Laurier Library Makerspace.

    This workshop is open to Laurier students, faculty and staff.
  • Library
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Wish I Were Here: Boredom and the Interface

    The Department of Philosophy and the Department of Communication Studies Proudly Present a Public Lecture by Dr. Mark Kingwell, Trinity College, University of Toronto.

    Don’t miss this special opportunity to see Dr. Mark Kingwell discuss his recent and topical book, Wish I Were Here: Boredom and the Interface. In this work Dr. Kingwell draws on philosophical analyses of boredom and happiness to examine the pressing issues of screen addiction and the lure of online outrage. Kingwell takes seriously the possibility that current conditions of life and connection are creating hollowed-out human selves, divorced from their own external world. While scrolling, swiping, and clicking suggest purposeful action, such as choosing and connecting with others, Kingwell argues that repeated flicks of the finger provide merely the shadow of meaning, by reducing us to scattered data fragments, Twitter feeds, Instagram posts, shopping preferences, and text trends captured by algorithms (excerpted from McGill-Queen’s University Press).

    Dr. Kingwell is a Professor of Philosophy and Fellow of Trinity College at the University of Toronto. He has held visiting posts at Cambridge University, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Chicago, and the City University of New York, where he was a Weissman Distinguished Visiting Professor of Humanities. He has been, since 2001, a contributing editor of Harper’s Magazine in New York.

  • Faculty of Arts
  • 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM Multicultural Gala 2020

    Join us for an evening of cultural celebration and student awards, with a cultural fashion show, musical performances, door prizes and a fantastic dinner.

    Guarantee your ticket.

    The Multicultural Gala 2020 is the biggest event hosted by Laurier International in collaboration with Conestoga College and the Intercultural Student Association of Brantford (ISAB) in the winter semester to celebrate the strength, achievements and the multifaceted beauty of our student body.

    We hope you can attend. The event will feature a multicultural dinner, musical performances, student and faculty awards, a cultural fashion show and door prizes.

    Semi-formal and cultural attires are welcomed and encouraged.

    The event will take place at the Brantford Convention Centre, located at 100 Market St. South from 6 pm to 11pm.

    More information about the shuttle bus service to the convention centre will be available soon.

    We hope to see you there!

    We are also looking for volunteers to help in the event, and models to wear cultural outfits.

    If anyone is interested in helping or participating, or if they have questions about anything, please email: Jane Desmond at

  • Laurier International

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