|Start Date and Time||Event Details||Event Organizer(s)
|8:30 AM - 4:30 PM ||Art on the Wall - Sharing Our Creative Spirits|
Drop into the seminary to view the exhibition Sharing our Creative Spirits: Various artwork by Waterloo Lutheran Seminary faculty and staff. Open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and some evenings.
|Waterloo Lutheran Seminary
|10:30 AM - 6:30 PM ||#TAG Graffiti Art Project|
Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth will come together in a cultural exchange for a Wilfrid Laurier University-led initiative referred to as the TAG project (Transformation Action Graffiti).
When the project is complete, two large-scale murals by Chile’s famed Alapinta artists – one on Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, and one in the City of Brantford – will stand as a testament to the healing, friendship and cultural pride that the project hopes to engender.
|Faculty of Liberal Arts
|4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ||The MS2Discovery Seminar Series Event|
The MS2Discovery Interdisciplinary Research Institute presents the MS2Discovery Seminar Series event.
Chid Apte, IBM Research, T.J. Watson Research Center
Title: Making Math Essential to IBM's past, current, and future strategy
Further details are at ms2discovery.wlu.ca
Refreshments will be provided.
For more information please visit us at ms2discovery.wlu.ca
|5:30 PM - 7:30 PM ||History Meet and Greet|
An event for new and returning History students to meet faculty. There will be free appetizers, pizza, and soft drinks, plus trivia and prizes.
|Faculty of Liberal Arts
|6:00 PM - 9:00 PM ||The Anthropocene Project: Lecture, Book signing, and Conversation with Simon Dalby|
The Anthropocene Project attempts to make philosophical sense of the grave threat posed by climate change to our civilization. Williston argues that we are now in the human age – the Anthropocene – but he suggests that this is no mere geological marker. It is instead best viewed as the latest permutation of an already existing moral and political project rooted in Enlightenment values. Williston shows that it can be fruitful to do climate ethics with this focus because in so many aspects of our culture we already endorse broadly Enlightenment values about progress, equality, and the value of knowledge. But these values must be robustly instantiated in the dispositions of moral agents, and so we require a climate ethics emphasizing the virtues of justice, truthfulness, and rational hope. Cultivating these virtue may be our best bet for avoiding climate catastrophe.
|7:00 PM - 9:30 PM ||A World of Leading Ladies|
The Laurier free film series presents “A World of Leading Ladies.” The six-part film series is open to the community and begins Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Bricker Academic Building, room 102, on Laurier’s Waterloo campus.
This fall’s series offers strong and interesting women in leading roles in films from different genres and different countries. Each film corresponds to one of the programs offered in Laurier’s Department of Languages and Literature: French, German, Spanish, Arabic, and Italian. The series is presented by Laurier’s Department of English and Film Studies, in partnership with the WLU Film Society, and with funding from the Dean of Arts Office. Each screening includes an informative introduction by a Laurier faculty member or doctoral student.
- Sept. 15: Amélie (FRA, Jean-Pierre Jeunet 2001) – Introduced by Milo Sweedler.
- Sept. 29: Run Lola Run (DEU, Tom Tykwer 1999) – Introduced by Alexandra Zimmermann.
- Oct. 20: Pan's Labyrinth (ESP, Guillermo del Toro 2006) – Introduced by Marc Olivier Reid.
- Nov. 3: Wadjda (SAU/DEU, Haifaa al-Mansour 2013) – Introduced by Hanan Abdullatif.
- Nov. 10: Bread and Tulips (ITA, Silvio Soldini 2000) – Introduced by Russell Kilbourn.
- Nov. 17: Rust and Bone (FRA, Jacques Audiard 2012) - Introduced by Sharon Marquart.
|Faculty of Arts