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September 21, 2017

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

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
  • 8:30 AM - 9:50 AM Student Exchange Program information session
    Students interested in going on exchange must attend an information session before applying for the Student Exchange Program. All information sessions are drop-in sessions. Location: BA 110
    8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Transend: Meeting Room
    Experience a mixed media installation by London, Ontario-based artist and social justice activist Ron Benner.
  • Robert Langen Gallery
  • Robert Langen Gallery
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Senate Academic Planning Committee (SAPC) Meeting
    The Senate Academic Planning Committee (SAPC) makes recommendations to Senate on all matters related to the overall direction of academic programs at Laurier.

    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 Willey-Thomas or Ana Juhik if you have any questions or concerns.
  • Senate
  • 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM Toronto MBA 1-on-1 Personal Appointment

    Pre-registration is necessary.

    Scheduling a personal appointment is your first step to joining the Lazaridis MBA Program. At the session, we will discuss admission criteria, the application process, and help you determine your eligibility.

    Personal appointments are approximately 30 minutes long, and must be pre-booked through the sidebar, or directly, with Maureen Ferraro. We look forward to meeting with you!

    Program Start Dates

    Toronto MBA

    • Part-time alternate weekend MBA begins April 6, 2018.
    • Part-time alternate weekend MBA/CPA begins April 6, 2018.
    • Part-time alternate weekend MBA and Master of Finance begins April 6, 2018

    Waterloo MBA

    • Full-time MBA with Co-op begins Aug. 12, 2018.
    • One year full-time MBA program begins Aug. 12, 2018
  • Lazaridis School of Business and Economics
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Senate Nominating Committee Meeting
    The Nominating Committee shall have the responsibility of preparing a list of nominees to Senate committees for the annual meeting or as required.  The Nominating Committee may select nominees from outside Senate except where otherwise stipulated.  The establishment of a list of nominees does not preclude nominations from the floor. 

    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 Willey-Thomas or Ana Juhik if you have any questions or concerns.

  • Senate
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Toronto MBA Information Session

    Now is the time to learn about all of our Lazaridis MBA Program formats and ready your application for the 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 counselling, and classroom visits.

    Pre-registration to the MBA Information Session is appreciated. Register online or contact Maureen Ferraro to register or to schedule a personal appointment.

    We look forward to meeting you there!

    The following Toronto MBA Programs start in spring 2018: April 6, 2018.

  • Lazaridis School of Business and Economics
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Balderdash Reading Series

    With generous support from the Graduate Student Association (GSA), this is the first event of the fall term! We also acknowledge support from the Wilfrid Laurier University Press for sponsoring books for our readers.


    Leonarda Carranza is a writer of Indigenous, African and European ancestry. She lives in Brampton, Ontario by way of El Salvador. In her writing, she draws on experiences of migration, loss and unbelonging. She holds a PhD from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education where her research examined the experience of racial injury through shaming. Her writing has been published in Room, The New Quarterly and the FOLD. Her essay “Tongues” is part of Room Magazine’s first women of colour edition and two of her essays will appear in Best Canadian Essays 2017.

    She is our reader from The New Quarterly.

    Soraya Peerbaye has over 20 years of experience in the field of arts, arts management and cultural policy and program development. She was the Dance Officer at the Toronto Arts Council, and prior to that the Equity Officer at the Canada Council for the Arts. She is a long-time advocate for artists of colour and diasporic artistic and cultural practices. She has worked with a wide range of independent dance artists and companies, and was the producer of the inaugural Body Percussion Festival (Artistic Director: Vivien Moore); she also co-founded the Verde Viento Collective to support contemporary explorations in flamenco. As a consultant, she has also supported strategic planning, outreach initiatives, and field mapping projects for the dance sector. She holds a B.A. in Theatre Studies from York University, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Guelph University. Peerbaye was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award in 2010 for her poetry collection Poems for the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names, and for the Griffin Poetry Prize in 2016 for Tell: poems for a girlhood. She won the Trillium Book Award for Poetry in 2016 for Tell.

    Safiya Sinclair was born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica. She is the author of Cannibal (University of Nebraska Press, 2016), winner of a Whiting Writers’ Award, the Addison M. Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Poetry, the 2017 Phillis Wheatley Book Award in Poetry, the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry, and selected as one of the American Library Association’s “Notable Books of the Year.” Cannibal was a finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award, and longlisted for the PEN Open Book Award and the Dylan Thomas Prize.

    Sinclair’s other honours include a Pushcart Prize, a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, fellowships from Yaddo, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, as well as the Amy Clampitt Residency Award. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, Kenyon Review, Granta, The Nation, New England Review, Boston Review, Oxford American, the 2018 Forward Book of Poetry, and elsewhere.

    Doors open at 6:30 p.m., event starts at 7 p.m. There will be a Q and A session following the readings.

    The event is free, and all are welcome. There will be snacks and refreshments.

  • WLU Press
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