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March 20, 2019

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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: Gratitude
Gratitude and creative activities help you recharge during busy times. Take some time for yourself, and join us for a creative activity that is focused on gratitude. 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 - 2:00 PM Canadian Blood Services Blood Donor Clinic

    WLU Brantford Blood Donor Clinic

    Wilkes Recreation Centre (119 Darling St.)

    Wednesday, March 20 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    60 more donors are needed!

    Eat well, be hydrated and get adequate sleep beforehand.

    Don't forget to bring a valid government-issued photo ID.

  • ~Other/Community Based
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Chilling With Dogs

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

  • Martin Luther University College
  • 12:30 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
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Decolonizing Religion and Spirituality: Centering Diversity and the Sacred in the 21st Century

    In this workshop, we will explore what it means to decolonize religion and spirituality. Guided by the role of “Spirit” as articulated in the TRC Call To Actions, this workshop will include a primer on understanding diverse definitions and experiences of religion and spirituality.

    A major focus of this workshop will be to form practical approaches to discussing what these concepts mean to us in our own lived experiences of decolonization and the challenges we might face in this process. Using contemporary examples, this workshop will also provide an understanding of the role religion and spirituality have played in forming spiritual-political coalitions in social movements.

    Please note that you do not need to identify as a religious or spiritual to attend this workshop, and you do not need to disclose any personal information at any point during this workshop. This workshop is open to all.

    Facilitator Background

    Zabeen Khamisa is a PhD candidate in the Laurier-Waterloo Joint Doctoral Program in Religious Diversity in North America. Her research interests are primarily focused on the role religion and spirituality play in contemporary social movements. Her dissertation research topic is focused on the lived experiences of millennial Sikh innovators and activists in Canada.

  • Diversity and Equity
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Understanding Your Students

    The students in your classroom are unique in the ways that they approach learning. In this workshop, we will discuss how to address the diverse needs of the students in your classroom, how the way you learn impacts how you teach, and examine what learning means from the perspective of the instructor as well as the learner. Participants will have the opportunity to modify a learning activity relevant to their teaching practice to better meet the needs of their students.

    Register for the session.

  • Teaching and Learning
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Intro to DSLR Photography

    Learn the basics of DSLR photography with our workshop offered at the Library Makerspace. Topics covered include shutter, aperture, and ISO.

    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
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Senate Finance
    The S​​enate Finance Committee considers the financial position of the university and its fiscal responsibility for maintaining all academic programs. It makes recommendations to Senate on budget planning as well as on the details of the annual university operating budget as prepared for presentation to Senate and the Board of Governors. The recommendations of Senate on that budget are forwarded to the Board of Governors, the body with ultimate fiduciary responsibility for the university.

    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 Sarah McLellan if you have any questions or concerns.
  • Senate
  • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Study Permit and Temporary Resident Visa workshop

    Drop in to this workshop to get more information on study permits and temporary resident visas, including:

    • important dates and deadlines
    • eligibility
    • application procedures
    • required documents
  • Laurier International
  • 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
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Centre for Memory and Testimony Studies: Civil Society and Memory in Postwar Germany
    Professor Jenny Wüstenberg, DAAD visiting Professor in Politics and German & European Studies at York University in Toronto presents the Second Meeting of the Seminar Series: Civil Society and Memory in Postwar Germany organized by Centre for Memory and Testimony Studies. Professor Jenny Wüstenberg is Co-President of Memory Studies Association, CO-Chair of the Research Network on Transnational Memory and Identity in Europe and currently the Co-Chair of the German Studies Association's Interdisciplinary Memory Studies Network.
  • Faculty of Arts
  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Open Door service

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

    Rev. Michael Pryse, bishop of the Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, and his assistants Rev. Doug Reble and Rev. Riita Hepomaki will be leading the program. The Maureen Forrester Singers are to participate. This liturgy's structure is Missa Brevis.

    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
  • 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM Waterloo MBA Information Session
    Now is the time to learn about all of our Lazaridis MBA Program formats and ready your application: Full-time and Co-op in Waterloo and Part-time alternate weekends in Toronto. At the Information Session you will learn about all of our MBA formats: the Full-time options, including Co-op, the MBA for CMA’s, the MBA with CPA and the new double degree, MBA with Master of Finance. We will discuss the admission criteria, the application process, and help you determine your eligibility. We offer GMAT support, application counseling, and classroom visits. Pre-registration to the MBA Information Session is appreciated. Register online at or contact Holly Paterson to register or to schedule a personal appointment. We look forward to meeting you there!
  • Lazaridis School of Business and Economics
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Bleed Red Go Green: Exploring Sustainable Menstration

    Come out to learn about menstruating sustainably. We'll cover the intersections of menstruation and environmental justice, including how disposable pads and tampons impact the environment and your body and alternative products you can use. Featuring guest speakers from DivaCup and LSPIRG, this interactive workshop will provide you with the information and materials (i.e. a free product!) you need to start menstruating sustainably! And there will be free dinner provided!

    This workshop is open to all Laurier students regardless of gender. We will be talking about misconceptions around menstruation, including the notion that only women (and all women) menstruate. We welcome all folks who menstruate to this workshop, as well as anyone who just wants to learn more about menstruation and its relationship to environmental harm.

    In order to receive your free sustainable menstrual product, you must register and choose the type of menstrual product you would like to receive. You will learn more about each of these products during the workshop, but you can find additional information using the links below.

    Please register by March 11 to ensure your product is available on the day of the event. Those who register afterward may need to pick up their free product at a later date.

    This space is wheelchair accessible and has a gender-neutral accessible washroom.

    Questions? Email the Diversity and Equity Office.

    This event has been generously funded through the Sustainable Hawk Fund and initiated by Brooke Dietrich.

  • Diversity and Equity
  • 7:00 PM Law Degree (Sussex) and Arts Degree (Laurier) Webinar for Prospective Students

    Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at 7 p.m. 

    In our Law Degree and Arts Degree program, you get two degrees in only six years: a law degree from the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Arts from Laurier. Join Laurier faculty and the Manager of the Sussex Partnership as they discuss admissions, details surrounding your six years of study, the Canadian law accreditation process and the differences between studying law in Canada versus the United Kingdom. 

    We’ll also discuss Sussex events that happen at Laurier during your first two years of your program, student life at Sussex and more on our tailored student supports and services. We hope that you can join us for this informative session.

    Register for the Law Degree and Arts Degree webinar.

  • Recruitment and Admissions
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM People Make History Guest Speaker Series Winter 2019
    Come out to hear Yusuf Zine, Laurier alumni and film director discuss I Am Rohingya: Staging a Genocide. This film chronicles the journey of fourteen Rohingya refugee youth who re-enact their families’ harrowing experiences in Burma during the escalation of military violence in their homeland. It tells the story of their escape to refugee camps in Bangladesh and their eventual re-settlement in Canada. Following the screening there will be a panel discussion and a Q&A with the Director, Producer and cast members.
  • Faculty of Liberal Arts
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM SING! SING! SING!
    Join the students in the GC351 class as they lead the community in songs from different genres within Christian music practice.
  • Martin Luther University College
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Survivor Tales of the Mohawk Institute with Rick Hill

    Community Lecture

    Survivor Tales of the Mohawk Institute


    Rick Hill, senior interpretive specialist at the Woodland Cultural Centre, will share stories collected through historic documents and survivor interviews to reveal the true story of the Mohawk Institute residential school.

    Friends and Neighbours is a grassroots committee supporting the Woodland Cultural Centre and its Save the Evidence Campaign in Brantford, ON.

    Find us on Facebook: Friends and Neighbours of Save the Evidence

    This is the final lecture in the 2018-2019 season. All lectures are open to the public and free to attend.

  • ~Other/Community Based
  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Improvisation Concerts Ensemble

    The Improvisation Concerts Ensemble (ICE) is dedicated to building improvisatory skills in groups of varying sizes, building connection and communication between players, developing the ear and an understanding of the compositional aspects of improvisation, and working towards performances.

    Program TBA

    Director – Kathryn Ladano

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