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Oct
20
Sun
2019
Bill’s Home for Fantastic Conversation
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Sunday, October 20 at 1:00 PM

Come along and bring your favourite thoughts, ideas and opinions. Listen in or Speak up whatever makes you comfortable. All points of view are welcome…

Bill’s Home for Fantastic Conversation

Sunday, Oct 20, 2019, 1:00 PM

216 Grovehill Crescent
216 Grovehill Crescent Kitchener, ON

3 Hungry Minds Attending

Come along and bring your favourite thoughts, ideas and opinions. Listen in or Speak up whatever makes you comfortable. All points of view are welcome. This month’s topic:

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Oct
22
Tue
2019
Public Talk | Canada’s Indochinese Refugee Program: Policy Innovation and Societal Change @ CGR
Oct 22 @ 1:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Michael Molloy is co-author of Running on Empty: Canada and the Indochinese Refugee Movement 1975-80, and has 40 years’ experience in international and refugee affairs. In 1979 and 1980 he coordinated the Indochinese refugee program that brought 60,000 refugees to Canada. Molloy is Adjunct Research Professor at Carleton University, and is president of the Canadian Immigration Historical Society.

Public Talk | Canada’s Indochinese Refugee Program: Policy Innovation and Societal Change @ CGR
Oct 22 @ 1:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Michael Molloy is co-author of Running on Empty: Canada and the Indochinese Refugee Movement 1975-80, and has 40 years’ experience in international and refugee affairs. In 1979 and 1980 he coordinated the Indochinese refugee program that brought 60,000 refugees to Canada. Molloy is Adjunct Research Professor at Carleton University, and is president of the Canadian Immigration Historical Society.

Oct
23
Wed
2019
Noon Hour Concert: Indulgences @ CGR
Oct 23 @ 12:30 pm – 12:30 pm

Soprano Elizabeth Lepock and collaborative pianist Simone Luti will present musical indulgences on the topic of food, poetry, love, and more… Arranged as a meal, this recital will include a few “meatier” songs sets, by such composers as Liszt and Rachmaninoff, interspersed with shorter tidbits, by Canadian composer David MacIntyre, setting appetizer and dessert food descriptions.

Local to Kitchener-Waterloo, Ms. Lepock holds an Honours Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance and Music History from Wilfrid Laurier University, and Master of Music in Literature and Performance from Western University where she will also be defending her Doctor of Musical Arts dissertation in fall 2019.   Her varied teaching experience includes private teaching, six years on faculty at Ontario Mennonite Music Camp at Conrad Grebel University College, and master’s and doctoral level teaching assistant positions in diverse subjects.

As a performer, Ms. Lepock enjoys sharing all kinds of repertoire, from well-known classics of the opera, oratorio, and recital literatures, to newly composed works. Art song recital may be her absolute favourite, due to her deep passion for poetry and foreign languages. 

A native of Lucca, Tuscany, orchestral conductor and pianist Simone Luti is quickly gaining recognition and acclaim for his musical instincts and sensitivity on the podium and at the keyboard.  He has conducted on the podiums for such organizations as  The Musical Festival in Ticino Locarno, Switzerland, in Albania at the Opera Theatre in Tirana, the Symphony Orchestra of Bacau, Romania, and the International Opera Theatre of Philadelphia (in Teatro degli Avvaloranti, Città della Pieve; Teatro Mancinelli, Orvieto; and The University of Performing Arts, Philadelphia).  At the keyboard, Mr. Luti has performed as a solo and collaborative pianist in recitals, opera galas, and chamber groups for theatres and musical institutes throughout Italy, Austria, Switzerland, and Belgium, playing. Of note was his debut at the Lucerne Festival playing for soprano Irina Lungu.

Luti is also the Opera Music Director and Symphony Orchestra Director at the University of Western Ontario.

Oct
27
Sun
2019
Food for Thought
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Sunday, October 27 at 1:00 PM

A monthly discussion on how we see the world. What is important to us and how these values are reflected in society – locally and by the larger commun…

Food for Thought

Sunday, Oct 27, 2019, 1:00 PM

Stephen’s Place
471 Thorndale Dr Waterloo, on

2 Hungry Minds Attending

A monthly discussion on how we see the world. What is important to us and how these values are reflected in society – locally and by the larger community. All points of view are welcome. Note: we have cats and dogs

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Oct
30
Wed
2019
Noon Hour Concert: Breath’s Compass @ CGR
Oct 30 @ 12:30 pm – 12:30 pm

World renowned counter-tenor Daniel Cabena will sing Ralph Vaughan William’s ‘Ten Blake songs’, accompanied by Sarah Cardwell on the oboe.  The oboe is a beautiful yet challenging instrument, a perfect counter point to the text of the songs.  Canadian countertenor Daniel Cabena is highly regarded in both Canada and Europe for prize-winning performances ranging from baroque to contemporary repertoire.  His gentle, elegant singing, and an especially fine sensitivity to the text paired with Sarah Cardwell’s ability to produce lovely yet mysterious sounds will make this a concert not to be missed.

Daniel Cabena website                                                                                   Sarah Cardwell information

Nov
2
Sat
2019
Fall Open House @ CGR
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come and see what Grebel and University of Waterloo have to offer! This open house is for students looking to attend UWaterloo in Fall 2020 or beyond. 

Between 10 am and 5 pm, you’ll have the opportunity to tour the University of Waterloo campus, attend information sessions about your faculty/s or program/s of interest, learn about co-operative education, and about the financial side of attending university. You can meet professors, staff, and students who will answer your questions about areas of study and student life.

While you’re here, be sure to tour Grebel. We have a fantastic residence and you can talk to faculty and students about Grebel academic programs and classes. PLUS, our cookies are beyond compare! Come try one for yourself.

For more information contact Rebekah DeJong, Student Life and Recruitment Coordinator: rjdejong@uwaterloo.ca

Nov
5
Tue
2019
Philosophication
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Tuesday, November 5 at 6:00 PM

The art of questioning and attemptive understanding. What? Philosophy in general. Casual discussion, mostly focused on the topic (differs monthly) lis…

Philosophication

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019, 6:00 PM

Queen Street Commons Café
43 Queen Street South Kitchener, ON

2 Hungry Minds Attending

The art of questioning and attemptive understanding. What? Philosophy in general. Casual discussion, mostly focused on the topic (differs monthly) listed below, with room for conversation flow. Topic: TBD (up for suggestion) -Some potential topics are on the “Message Board” under the “More” tab, here: https://www.meetup.com/KW-Hungry-Minds/messages…

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Nov
6
Wed
2019
Noon Hour Concert: and oboe makes four… @ CGR
Nov 6 @ 12:30 pm – 12:30 pm

The Consortium Arts Ensemble will play Benjamin Britten’s Phantasy Quartet for Oboe and String Trio, as well as Mozart’s Oboe quartet in F major.  Members consist of Anita Walsh on the violin, Brenna Hardy-Kavanagh on viola, our very own Ben Bolt-Martin on cello, and of course to round out the group, the renowned Jim Mason on the oboe.

Nov
7
Thu
2019
ConversAction: race matters
Nov 7 @ 8:00 am – Nov 8 @ 4:00 pm

ConversAction is a national conference, hosted by Renison University College (as part of our 60th Anniversary celebrations) and the University of Waterloo, focused on anti-racism in the context of Canadian universities. The aim of this conference is to maintain the momentum created by the (e)Race(r) conference hosted by Wilfrid Laurier University on March 21, 2016, in which over 150 delegates, representing 19 post-secondary institutions, participated. We will take as our starting point the report and recommendations arising from that conference. 

We are honoured to announce the participation of Dr. Laura Mae Lindo, Dr. Malinda Smith (keynote speaker), and Patrick Case. 

For information about each speaker, please visit our speaker page. More details and a complete itinerary will follow. 

Goal

As with the original conference, our aim is to bring together senior university administrators, particularly Vice-Presidents: Academic and their teams, as well as faculty, staff, and student leaders in anti-racism work; in other words, those who have the ability and authority to return to their institutions and enact real changes based upon our discussions. This conference is action-oriented. While there will be opportunities for education, the goal is to have participants work collaboratively to develop solid plans to further anti-racism work on their campuses and across the wider Canadian university sector.

When: November 7th and 8th, 2019.

Check-In will begin at 8:00 am, Thursday November 7. 

Where: The Inn of Waterloo and Conference Centre, 475 King Street North, Waterloo Ontario.

(519) 804-1130 / (866) 875-6410

Note: Rooms must be reserved prior to October 7th. Rooms are held for attendees under the booking ‘ConversAction.’

Duration and format

The conference will take place over two days. The first day will include separate events for students and administrators, and the second day will bring all participants together to cooperatively develop action plans for moving forward in this important work.

Task force and website

One of the most important calls to action to arise from the Laurier conference is for the creation of a sector-wide anti-racism task force. By the end of the conference we hope to have a strong plan for what such a task force would look like, and who might like to be involved in it. As well, we intend to create a dedicated web-page, to be managed by the task force, to keep us on track as we proceed with our anti-racism work.

If you have any questions, or need additional information, please contact Ally Vonk. 

Conference Convenors:

Kofi Campbell, VP Academic at Renison University College (kofi.campbell@uwaterloo.ca)
Gina Hickman, Director of Equity at the University of Waterloo (gina.hickman@uwaterloo.ca) 

Participating Universities:

Brandon University

Brock University

Capilano University

Concordia University

Huron University College

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Laurentian University

McGill University

McMaster University

Memorial University of Newfoundland

OCAD University

Queen’s University

Saint Mary’s University

Trent University

University of British Columbia

University of Guelph

University of Manitoba

Université de Moncton

University of New Brunswick

University of the Fraser Valley

University of Waterloo (co-host)

Vancouver Island University

Western University

Nov
8
Fri
2019
Book Talk: Hildegard Martens @ CGR
Nov 8 @ 12:30 pm – 12:30 pm

Join us with Hildegard Martens as she speaks about and reads from her recent memoir, On Her Own: A Journey from a Mennonite Childhood.

‘On My Own is a striking, revealing memoir about the force of family expectations and the courage and determination it takes for a young woman to pull free and chart her own course… While Hildegard’s powerful story has a specific time and cultural markers, the spirit of it is universal and timeless and speaks to all of us who strive to live authentically and fashion meaningful lives on our own terms’. 
– Marjorie Anderson, Co-editor with Carol Shields of the Dropped Threads anthologies

About the Author:

Hildegard Martens was born in a Mennonite settlement at Reesor, Ontario but grew up in Manitoba. She completed a PhD in sociology at the university of Toronto and worked for the Ontario Government as a policy analyst/senior economist before retiring in 2005. In 1983 she became a single mother by choice to son James.

Books for sale. For more information, contact: mgepp@uwaterloo.ca

Nov
11
Mon
2019
The Cultural Life of Drones: Drone Dialogues @ CGR - Conrad Grebel University, Grebel Gallery
Nov 11 2019 @ 12:12 pm – Apr 24 2020 @ 10:00 pm

Drawing on local community partners involved in drone technologies and their applications, the ‘Cultural Life of Drones’ explores how conversations about visual culture, technology, privacy, commercialization, safety, peace building and ultimately, the question of our shared humanity, can be brought into public dialogue via art.  

Join us for an opening reception and presentation by artist Sara Matthews on November 14th, 2019.
 

Register your attendance here. 

Justice as a Solution to War: Facing Down Terrorists, Warlords, and Thugs
Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

War is not inevitable. It can be limited, if not defeated outright, by law fairly applied and enforced. As we reflect on Remembrance Day, and note the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions that were developed to restrict the impact of war, come hear David Crane, Founding Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone who investigated, indicted, and prosecuted Charles Taylor, the first sitting head of state for war crimes and crimes against humanity, talk about how law can make war less likely, or at least less lethal.
Free | Register here.

 

This event is co-sponsored by the Balsillie School of International Affairs, the Canadian Red Cross, Conrad Grebel University College, Wilfrid Laurier University and Project Ploughshares.

Justice as a Solution to War: Facing Down Terrorists, Warlords, and Thugs
Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

War is not inevitable. It can be limited, if not defeated outright, by law fairly applied and enforced. As we reflect on Remembrance Day, and note the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions that were developed to restrict the impact of war, come hear David Crane, Founding Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone who investigated, indicted, and prosecuted Charles Taylor, the first sitting head of state for war crimes and crimes against humanity, talk about how law can make war less likely, or at least less lethal.

Free | Register here.

This event is co-sponsored by the Balsillie School of International Affairs, the Canadian Red Cross, Conrad Grebel University College, Wilfrid Laurier University and Project Ploughshares.

Nov
13
Wed
2019
Noon Hour Concert: Root Systems @ CGR
Nov 13 @ 12:30 pm – 12:30 pm

Park Sounds is a new duo comprised of Manitoba-raised, Montreal-based musicians Jennifer Thiessen (viola, viola d’amore) and Ben Reimer (percussion). Both members of Park Sounds are rooted in the Manitoba classical, pop and new music communities, while branching out through musical life in Montréal, and becoming central figures of the larger Canadian music scene. Their debut program, Root Systems, is inspired by a diagram of the deep root systems of prairie plants and explores themes of origin, belonging and culture. It includes existing works by Luciano Berio and Tigran Mansurian, an arrangement of the late Greg Lowe’s Letting Go, and four new Canadian pieces by Karen Sunabacka, Michael Matthews, Marielle Groven and Daniel Morphy.  Dr. Karen Sunabacka is the Music Theory professor at Conrad Grebel University College.

Nov
14
Thu
2019
Exhibit Launch | The Cultural Life of Drones: Drone Dialogues @ CGR - Conrad Grebel University, Grebel Gallery
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for an opening reception and presentation by artist Sara Matthews on November 14th, 2019 in the Grebel Gallery at 7:00 PM.
Drawing on local community partners involved in drone technologies and their applications, the ‘Cultural Life of Drones’ explores how conversations about visual culture, technology, privacy, commercialization, safety, peace building and ultimately, the question of our shared humanity, can be brought into public dialogue via art.  

The Cultrual Life of Drones: Drone Dialogues @ CGR - Conrad Grebel University, Grebel Gallery
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Drawing on local community partners involved in drone technologies and their applications, the ‘Cultural Life of Drones’ explores how conversations about visual culture, technology, privacy, commercialization, safety, peace building and ultimately, the question of our shared humanity, can be brought into public dialogue via art.  

Join us for an opening reception and presentation by artist Sara Matthews on November 14th, 2019.

Nov
17
Sun
2019
Bill’s Home for Fantastic Conversation
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Sunday, November 17 at 1:00 PM

Come along and bring your favourite thoughts, ideas and opinions. Listen in or Speak up whatever makes you comfortable. All points of view are welcome…

Bill’s Home for Fantastic Conversation

Sunday, Nov 17, 2019, 1:00 PM

216 Grovehill Crescent
216 Grovehill Crescent Kitchener, ON

2 Hungry Minds Attending

Come along and bring your favourite thoughts, ideas and opinions. Listen in or Speak up whatever makes you comfortable. All points of view are welcome. This month’s topic:

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Nov
19
Tue
2019
Minded
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Tuesday, November 19 at 6:00 PM

Understanding the mechanics of the Mind, in that ever so complex workshop in your head. What?Casual conversation about how the mind works. Mostly focu…

Minded

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019, 6:00 PM

The Pub On king
77 King Street North Waterloo, Ontario Waterloo, ON

0 Hungry Minds Attending

Understanding the mechanics of the Mind, in that ever so complex workshop in your head. What? Casual conversation about how the mind works. Mostly focused on a potential sub topic below. Sub-topic: To be determined (up for suggestion) -Some potential topics here: https://bit.ly/2poLKaw Who? All welcome, regardless of education/knowledge. Feel free …

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Nov
20
Wed
2019
Noon Hour Concert: The Birds & the Bees @ CGR
Nov 20 @ 12:30 pm – 12:30 pm

Eviole (pronounced ay-vee-oh-lay) is a group of musicians who perform music from in and around the 17th century that was composed for female singers. Music from this time period is very beautiful and poetic, often cheeky, and always delightful. Our group features Corey Linforth and Laura Pudwell accompanied by  Miriam Stewart-Kroeker, cello, and Borys Medicky, harpsichord.
 

Nov
21
Thu
2019
Fancy a Cuppa? Music from the Glorious Isles : orchestra@uwaterloo
Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The orchestra@uwaterloo is a group of approximately 60 students, staff, faculty, and alumni from the University of Waterloo.  Directed by noted local conductor Daniel Warren, the orchestra will be playing the following pieces:
Vaughan Williams, Fantasie on the theme of Thomas Tallis
Mendelssohn “Hebrides Overture”
Vaughan Williams, “The Lark Ascending”
Mendelssohn Scottish Symphony

Free Admission

Nov
24
Sun
2019
Food for Thought
Nov 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Sunday, November 24 at 1:00 PM

A monthly discussion on how we see the world. What is important to us and how these values are reflected in society – locally and by the larger commun…

Food for Thought

Sunday, Nov 24, 2019, 1:00 PM

Stephen’s Place
471 Thorndale Dr Waterloo, on

0 Hungry Minds Attending

A monthly discussion on how we see the world. What is important to us and how these values are reflected in society – locally and by the larger community. All points of view are welcome. Note: we have cats and dogs

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Arab Cultural Festival @ ML
Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Come and enjoy the many flavours of the Arab world with this year’s Arab Cultural Festival!

Join us for a celebration in poetry, fashion, creative arts, music, and dance. 

Sunday, November 24, 2019
6:00-8:30 pm
Modern Languages Theatre, University of Waterloo

Admission is FREE 

Dec
1
Sun
2019
Jazz Ensemble Concert @ CGR
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The UWaterloo Jazz ensemble consists of 20 students who love all sorts of jazz.  Tickets available at the door.  More information coming soon.

Dec
3
Tue
2019
Philosophication
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Tuesday, December 3 at 6:00 PM

The art of questioning and attemptive understanding. What? Philosophy in general. Casual discussion, mostly focused on the topic (differs monthly) lis…

Philosophication

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019, 6:00 PM

Queen Street Commons Café
43 Queen Street South Kitchener, ON

0 Hungry Minds Attending

The art of questioning and attemptive understanding. What? Philosophy in general. Casual discussion, mostly focused on the topic (differs monthly) listed below, with room for conversation flow. Topic: TBD (up for suggestion) -Some potential topics are on the “Message Board” under the “More” tab, here: https://www.meetup.com/KW-Hungry-Minds/messages…

Check out this Meetup →