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April 10, 2019

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

All Day Brantford: Our Immigrant Stories (Multi-Day Event)

“Brantford: Our Immigrant Stories” is a Public History exhibit produced by the students of HI 323: Memory, Monuments, Museums at Laurier Brantford. The opening event will take place on April 4 from 2:30 to 4 pm in the RCW Lobby of Laurier Brantford Campus. The exhibit will be in two locations: one interactive exhibition (April 4 -18) in the RCW Lobby and one long-term exhibit at Brant Museum and Archives starting April 4.

The exhibits are based on an extensive archival research done by students on the history of early Brantford’s immigrant communities. While the city’s official history largely focuses on its industrial and military past as well as the accomplishments of select individuals like Alexander Graham Bell, this exhibit will promote diversity and inclusion, also to bring to light the marginalized and underrepresented groups in Brantford's past to the university and the city.

For more information, email Dr. Christina Han or visit our website.

  • Faculty of Liberal Arts
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Intro to Sewing

    Learn the basics of how to thread a sewing machine, basic techniques and how the machine works, as well as how to troubleshoot common problems.

    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
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Why is equity, diversity, and inclusion still important for Universities?

    Please join us for a discussion where our panelists will try to answer the following:

    • Why do we need to be aware of diversity, equity, and inclusion in this day and age?
    • Why do we need to consider multiple marginalized identities in academia and beyond?

    The panel will be moderated by Dawn McDermott, Senior Advisor: Dispute Resolution and Support.

    Panelists include:

    • Ciann Wilson, Faculty of Science
    • Ivona Hideg, Faculty of Business and Economics
    • Michael Woodford, Faculty of Social Work
    • Garrison McCleary, Indigenous Field of Study, Social Work

    Light refreshments will be provided.

    Registration is now open.

    Laurier is committed to providing accessible program. If you require an accommodation because of a disability, please contact the accessibility office by April 5.

  • Women’s Faculty Colleague
  • 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM Waste Not, Want Not: Rethinking Wastewater Treatment

    Speaker: Dr. Scott Smith, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of Science


    Global water shortages and improved standards of living in emerging economies, coupled with aging infrastructure, will lead to global opportunities for wastewater treatment and reuse technologies. Most wastewater treatment plants in North America were built in the mid-sixties to early seventies and are approaching the end of their design life. Now is a perfect time to rethink methods of treating wastewater with a new emphasis on resource recovery. The history of wastewater treatment will be discussed along with a presentation of future possible water use scenarios and a discussion of the consequences of not rethinking our approach to wastewater treatment.

    This event is part of the Laurier Milton Lecture Series, a partnership between the Town of Milton, Laurier and the Milton Public Library.


  • Development and Alumni Relations

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