Events

Is an event missing? Let us know at info@kwpeace.ca

Add these events to your calendar: iCal (.ics file, approx. 300 kBytes)

Jan
14
Mon
2019
Grebel Galley Exhibit | Gichitwaawizi’igewin: Honouring @ CGR
Jan 14 – Apr 12 all-day

In this exhibit, artist Catherine Dallaire re-examines the original Indigenous values in animal and plant life that are often vilified by contemporary Western settler culture. Building understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous worldviews is an important step towards peace and conciliation in the Canadian context. Creating space for Indigenous wisdom to guide culture and policy is an integral part of building peace and justice.

Gallery information

Fall/Winter hours:

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am – 10:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Mar
25
Mon
2019
Global Health: Bridging the Disciplinary Divides Workshop
Mar 25 @ 8:00 am – Mar 26 @ 5:00 pm

Photo credit: stokpic
The BSIA is hosting a two day workshop from March 25-26, 2019. The theme of the workshop is “Global Health: Bridging the Disciplinary Divides.” The objective of the workshop is to examine how different disciplines approach, analyse and understand key global health challenges; if and how these different approaches impede research and policy progress; and how to overcome interdisciplinary divisions to make progress in research and policy on global health issues. We hope that the outcomes of the conference will include journal articles as well as the establishment of an International Consortium on Social Science and Global Health.
The workshop will begin with a plenary session to discuss the challenges of interdisciplinary research as well as policy action. It then will break into three smaller thematic groups: mental health, governance of medicines, and the deliberate targeting of health workers during violent conflict.
The organizers include Karen Grepin (BSIA), Valerie Percival (NPSIA), Amy Patterson (University of the South), Garrett Wallace Brown (Leeds), Owain Williams (University of Queensland), and James Orbinski (York University). The workshop is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Balsillie School of International Affairs, the University of Leeds, the University of the South, and Carleton University.
We would be pleased to welcome participation from BSIA faculty and PhD students with interests in interdisciplinary research, global health research, or any of the associated themes. There is no formal presentation required for your participation. Prior to the workshop, participants will be sent a list of questions to address, such as: What are the key research challenges in your field? How does your discipline study this issue? What are the key policy challenges? What are the key obstacles to progress in both research and policy? How do interdisciplinary challenges affect research, as well as policy or programs?
If you are interested in participating, please contact one of the workshop organizers, Amber Warnat at AmberWarnat@cmail.carleton.ca, who will provide you with the agenda and other details on the workshop.

Peer Mentor Trg Mar 25 2019
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Rethinking IR and IPE Research Workshop
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Photo credit: Annie Monteiro/BSIA
The aim of this workshop on rethinking International Relations and International Political Economy research is to discuss methodologies, ontologies and epistemologies that converse with and challenge mainstream approaches to International Relations and IPE research.
Speakers
“Beyond Eurocentric IPE history: the non-Listian origins of East Asian neomercantilism”
– Eric Helleiner, University of Waterloo
“What Andean Philosophy Can Teach Us about Ontology in IR”
– Tamara Ann Trownsell, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador
“Considering the Environment in the Future of Feminist IPE”
– Andrea M. Collins, University of Waterloo
“Identity, Regime Change and Ontological Security”
– Edelgard Mahant, York University
“Considering the Environment in the Future of Feminist IPE”
– Andrea Collins, University of Waterloo
“Sociology as critique. The methodology of critically analysing structures of power in global governance”
– Catherine Goetze, University of Tasmania
“The state of methodology in International Studies and International Relations postgraduate teaching in South America”
– Raul Salgado Espinoza and Ernesto Vivares, Flasco-Ecuador
Moderator: Cheryl Martens, Universidad San Francisco de Quito
.fusion-button.button-1 .fusion-button-text, .fusion-button.button-1 i {color:#ffffff;}.fusion-button.button-1 {border-width:0px;border-color:#ffffff;}.fusion-button.button-1 .fusion-button-icon-divider{border-color:#ffffff;}.fusion-button.button-1:hover .fusion-button-text, .fusion-button.button-1:hover i,.fusion-button.button-1:focus .fusion-button-text, .fusion-button.button-1:focus i,.fusion-button.button-1:active .fusion-button-text, .fusion-button.button-1:active{color:#ffffff;}.fusion-button.button-1:hover, .fusion-button.button-1:focus, .fusion-button.button-1:active{border-width:0px;border-color:#ffffff;}.fusion-button.button-1:hover .fusion-button-icon-divider, .fusion-button.button-1:hover .fusion-button-icon-divider, .fusion-button.button-1:active .fusion-button-icon-divider{border-color:#ffffff;}.fusion-button.button-1{width:auto;}Workshop abstracts and speaker bios

Open House for Climate and Energy Action Plan (SLC) @ SLC
Mar 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The University of Waterloo invites you to share thoughts and ideas on how the campus can become carbon neutral by 2050. This is one of four Open Houses where all members of the University community are encouraged to provide input.

The Open Houses will display relevant information about the development of Waterloo’s first ever Climate and Energy Action Plan, key stats and data, and provide an opportunity for thoughts, comments, and to indicate areas of importance and concern.

These consultations are facilitated by the Sustainability Office on behalf of the Climate and Energy Working Group of the President’s Advisory Committee on Environmental Sustainability

Background

Waterloo is in the process of developing the first ever Climate and Energy Action Plan for the campus. This came about through two commitments:

Waterloo’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy commits the University to develop by the end of 2019 an action plan to become carbon neutral by 2050
Waterloo supported a Council of Ontario Universities joint commitment to develop a roadmap to a low carbon campus by the end of 2019

Development of the plan also supports Waterloo’s legal compliance requirements for energy conservation and reporting.

Progress to date

Winter 2018: Formed the Climate and Energy Working Group of the President’s Advisory Committee on Environmental Sustainability
Spring 2018: Conducted interviews with other campuses and researched sector approaches and best practices
Fall 2018: Developed baseline information and updated emissions inventory; Identified important technical pathways to reach carbon neutral
Winter 2019: Began discussions with key stakeholders and initiating public consultations
Next Steps

Public feedback will be reviewed throughout April 2019 and integrated into the proposed plans as appropriate.
The Climate and Energy Working Group is also developing technical feasibility studies to more accurately scope projects and emissions reductions opportunities.
The final Climate and Energy Action Plan is scheduled for release in Fall 2019.

Pop-up Peace Museum @ CGR
Mar 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

“Pop-up” Peace Museum – Presented by the students of PACS 203/HIST 232 (A History of Peace Movements), the Pop-up Peace Museum features 14 exhibits highlighting a wide range of peace and justice movements from the 20th and 21st centuries. Come and visit on Monday, March 25 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm in Room #2202 at Conrad Grebel University College (directly across from Grebel’s front reception desk).

Pop-Up Peace Museum @ CGR
Mar 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

“Pop-up” Peace Museum – Presented by the students of PACS 203/HIST 232 (A History of Peace Movements), the Pop-up Peace Museum features 14 exhibits highlighting a wide range of peace and justice movements from the 20th and 21st centuries. Come and visit on Monday, March 25 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm in Room #2202 at Conrad Grebel University College (directly across from Grebel’s front reception desk).

Mar
26
Tue
2019
Open House for Climate and Energy Action Plan (DC) @ DC
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The University of Waterloo invites you to share thoughts and ideas on how the campus can become carbon neutral by 2050. This is one of four Open Houses where all members of the University community are encouraged to provide input.

The Open Houses will display relevant information about the development of Waterloo’s first ever Climate and Energy Action Plan, key stats and data, and provide an opportunity for thoughts, comments, and to indicate areas of importance and concern.

These consultations are facilitated by the Sustainability Office on behalf of the Climate and Energy Working Group of the President’s Advisory Committee on Environmental Sustainability

Background

Waterloo is in the process of developing the first ever Climate and Energy Action Plan for the campus. This came about through two commitments:

Waterloo’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy commits the University to develop by the end of 2019 an action plan to become carbon neutral by 2050
Waterloo supported a Council of Ontario Universities joint commitment to develop a roadmap to a low carbon campus by the end of 2019

Development of the plan also supports Waterloo’s legal compliance requirements for energy conservation and reporting.

Progress to date

Winter 2018: Formed the Climate and Energy Working Group of the President’s Advisory Committee on Environmental Sustainability
Spring 2018: Conducted interviews with other campuses and researched sector approaches and best practices
Fall 2018: Developed baseline information and updated emissions inventory; Identified important technical pathways to reach carbon neutral
Winter 2019: Began discussions with key stakeholders and initiating public consultations
Next Steps

Public feedback will be reviewed throughout April 2019 and integrated into the proposed plans as appropriate.
The Climate and Energy Working Group is also developing technical feasibility studies to more accurately scope projects and emissions reductions opportunities.
The final Climate and Energy Action Plan is scheduled for release in Fall 2019.

Trade Agreements and Access to Affordable Medicines: From the TRIPS Agreement to the USMCA
Mar 26 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Photo credit: Images Money
In 1995, the World Trade Organization’s TRIPS (Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) Agreement ushered in a global regime of intellectual property rights that was widely criticised for placing medicines out of reach for large parts of the world’s population. A host of bilateral and regional free trade agreements negotiated since this time have further extended and expanded intellectual property rights for pharmaceuticals in many countries, delaying the market entry of generic medicines. This trend has continued largely unabated in recent years, despite the increasing strain high cost medicines are placing on pharmaceutical budgets even in high-income countries. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA or NAFTA 2.0) is the latest example. Building on provisions from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) that were suspended by the other parties after the withdrawal of the United States, the USMCA goes further, mandating a special 10-year market exclusivity period for biologic medicines, which include many new cancer and immunotherapy treatments. This presentation traces the evolution of provisions in trade agreements with implications for access to medicines, culminating in the USMCA, and examines the potential impacts, particularly for access to high cost biologics.
About the speaker
Dr Deborah Gleeson is a senior lecturer in the School of Psychology and Public Health at La Trobe University, Australia, and an Associate at La Trobe University’s Centre for Health Law and Society. Deborah holds a Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion, a Master of Public Health and a PhD in Health Policy. The main focus of her research is the interface between trade and investment agreements and public health, and she has more than 30 peer-reviewed publications on this topic, covering a range of topic areas including access to affordable medicines, alcohol and tobacco policy, and food and nutrition. Deborah co-convenes the Political Economy of Health Special Interest Group of the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) and frequently represents PHAA on matters related to trade and health. She received a PHAA President’s Award 2015 for public health leadership, engagement and commitment on the impact of international trade issues on public health.

Philosophication: Dependency
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Tuesday, March 26 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, Mar 26, 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…

Check out this Meetup →

Health Care Town Hall
Mar 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Waterloo Region Health Coalition
Tuesday, March 26 at 6:30 PM

The Ford government is embarking on the most radical restructuring of our Public Health Care system in Ontario’s history. Plan to join us at our Town…

Health Care Town Hall

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019, 6:30 PM

Kitchener City Hall
200 King St W Kitchener, ON

1 Members Attending

The Ford government is embarking on the most radical restructuring of our Public Health Care system in Ontario’s history. Plan to join us at our Town Hall Meeting on March 26th at the Rotunda in the Kitchener City Hall at 7pm to learn more about these plans, the implications for health care in Waterloo Region, and what we can do about this. Natal…

Check out this Meetup →

Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our Weekly Meeting

WRN | Waterloo Region NonviolenceJoin us at the Queen St. Commons Cafe (43 Queen St. S., Kitchener, ON Map) on Tuesdays at 7:00pm. We discuss themes and organize activities for Nonviolence.

Let’s build a better world together!

Want additional info? Contact us at contact@wrnonviolence.org.

Waterloo Region Health Coalition @Health_Region – Town Hall Meeting @ Rotunda, Kitchener City Hall
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Waterloo Region Health CoalitionThe Ford government is embarking on the most radical restructuring of our Public Health Care system in Ontario’s history.

Plan to join us at our Town Hall Meeting on March 26th at the Rotunda in the Kitchener City Hall at 7pm to learn more about these plans, the implications for health care in Waterloo Region, and what we can do about this. Natalie Mehra, the Executive Director, of the Ontario Health Coalition will be our Keynote Speaker on the implications of this restructuring. A thoughtful panel discussion will follow with Dr. Heather Whiteside and Dr. Craig Janes speaking on privatization and public healthcare.

Registration is free. Refreshments will be served and doors open at 6:30.

The Ford Government’s newest omnibus legislation; The People’s Health Care Act 2019 , is a bill which will dismantle public healthcare and provide a road-map for private ownership and the transfer of public healthcare assets, workers and infrastructure to private entities called Local Integration Teams.

The legislation’s language mandates this restructuring with mergers, transfers, closures and amalgamations of our health services in a manner never seen before. Secret negotiations and back room meetings resulted in this plan to restructure our public healthcare and it occurred without any meaningful public consultation. The Act was quickly introduced to eliminate any scrutiny or public input and to avoid any analysis and the Government intends to “Open Health Care for Business” right away. Private healthcare corporations, consulting agencies, health care insurance companies and the CEO’s of private clinics all stand to profit immensely but the people of Ontario will lose if we see this legislation transfer our public system into private ownership and eventually the introduction of “Two Tier” medicine with user fees, co-payments and private health insurance.

We need your help to get word out!

Please share this invitation with your members and please consider supporting our event as a sponsor – Chipping in $10.00 – $50.00 will make a profound difference in our ability to continue to organize to fight privatization. Our poster is attached and here is the link to our event on Facebook.

We need everyone to join us in protecting Public Health Care. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer that will help us to fill the room to fully engage as many citizens of Waterloo Region as possible in this important conversation.

See also Health Care Town Hall | Meetup

Mar
27
Wed
2019
Mobilizing Rights for Climate Justice: Reviewing the Inuit, Urgenda, and Enjeu Cases @ CIGI
Mar 27 @ 11:30 am

Mobilizing Rights for Climate Justice: Reviewing the Inuit, Urgenda, and Enjeu Cases

Featuring Sebastien Jodoin, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law of McGill University

In this presentation, Sébastien Jodoin will address three important cases that have invoked human rights in the context of climate change. The initial discussion will focus on the long-term impact of a petition submitted in 2005 by Inuit communities against the United States before the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights for the human rights violations caused by climate change. Professor Jodoin will present findings from an in-depth socio-legal analysis of the petition’s influence that draws on semi-structured interviews and participation/observation completed in two Inuit communities in Canada and within the broader transnational advocacy network at the intersections of human rights and climate justice.

Next, Professor Jodoin will discuss a case launched by the Urgenda Foundation against the Dutch government, which has resulted in a decision by the Hague Court of Appeal obliging the Netherlands to increase its ambition in combating climate change on the basis of its human rights obligations. Professor Jodoin will highlight key legal and strategic factors that have shaped Urgenda’s success thus far.

Finally, there will be discussion centering on the first class action climate lawsuit, which was filed against the government of Canada by Environnement Jeunesse in November 2018. Professor Jodoin will address the particular features of the Québec Charter of Rights and Freedoms that make Québec a favourable jurisdiction for rights-based climate litigation. This analysis will highlight the potential and limitations of drawing on human rights law to empower citizens and communities defending their rights from the consequences of a changing climate.

The presentation will start promptly at noon, and will be preceded by a light lunch starting at 11:30am.

Please note that on-site parking is not availble at the CIGI Campus for daytime events. Options for parking in Uptown Waterloo can be found at the following website:http://www.waterloo.ca/en/government/uptown.asp

 

https://www.cigionline.org/events/mobilizing-rights-climate-justice-reviewing-inuit-urgenda-and-enjeu-cases

Open House for Climate and Energy Action Plan (EV3) @ EV3
Mar 27 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The University of Waterloo invites you to share thoughts and ideas on how the campus can become carbon neutral by 2050. This is one of four Open Houses where all members of the University community are encouraged to provide input.

The Open Houses will display relevant information about the development of Waterloo’s first ever Climate and Energy Action Plan, key stats and data, and provide an opportunity for thoughts, comments, and to indicate areas of importance and concern.

These consultations are facilitated by the Sustainability Office on behalf of the Climate and Energy Working Group of the President’s Advisory Committee on Environmental Sustainability

Background

Waterloo is in the process of developing the first ever Climate and Energy Action Plan for the campus. This came about through two commitments:

Waterloo’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy commits the University to develop by the end of 2019 an action plan to become carbon neutral by 2050
Waterloo supported a Council of Ontario Universities joint commitment to develop a roadmap to a low carbon campus by the end of 2019

Development of the plan also supports Waterloo’s legal compliance requirements for energy conservation and reporting.

Progress to date

Winter 2018: Formed the Climate and Energy Working Group of the President’s Advisory Committee on Environmental Sustainability
Spring 2018: Conducted interviews with other campuses and researched sector approaches and best practices
Fall 2018: Developed baseline information and updated emissions inventory; Identified important technical pathways to reach carbon neutral
Winter 2019: Began discussions with key stakeholders and initiating public consultations
Next Steps

Public feedback will be reviewed throughout April 2019 and integrated into the proposed plans as appropriate.
The Climate and Energy Working Group is also developing technical feasibility studies to more accurately scope projects and emissions reductions opportunities.
The final Climate and Energy Action Plan is scheduled for release in Fall 2019.

Japan as a ‘Normal Country’? Japan’s Relations with it’s Neighbours – Speaker Series
Mar 27 @ 2:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Dr. Seung Hyok Lee will be delivering a lecture, titled ‘Japan as a ‘Normal Country’? Japan’s Relations with its Neighbours.’ Dr. Lee is a Lecturer in the department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. Professor David Welch from the University of Waterloo, Basillie School of International Affairs is the lecture’s commentator. 

Registration information:

E-mail: renison.events@uwaterloo.ca

Sponsored By

Discussion Night at @FairvoteWRC @ Community Meeting Room, Bread & Roses Co-op
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On the last Wednesday of every month we meet in the Community Room
in the Bread and Roses Cooperative Housing to discuss the latest news
and politics of electoral reform. Sometimes we have presentations on
different aspects of voting systems, sometimes we just have an
informal discussion.

Everyone is welcome! You don’t have to be a Fair Vote member to come
to Discussion Nights.

If you drive, please park in the north parking lot Map [1] and place
a note on the dashboard of your vehicle: Meeting in Community Room re
Apt 107 from 7-9pm

Links:
——
[1] https://osm.org/go/ZXnwTL0rw–?m=

Dreaming of a Vetter World @ Princess - Original
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm

“If there is one person who embodies how far organic farming and food have come, it is David Vetter. An organic farmer in Marquette, Nebraska for more than 40 years, Vetter grew organic when few people were. He started with a spiritual commitment to being a good steward of the land, to making his soil healthy and fertile, and to growing organic crops and livestock without agricultural chemicals. He succeeded. His business, Grain Place Foods, is a thriving organic grain processor.

“David Vetter’s journey as an organic farmer is told in an inspiring new documentary by filmmaker Bonnie Hawthorne, Dreaming of a Vetter World, whose executive producer is noted film actor Steve Buscemi.

“The film chronicles the history of the Vetters’ farm, starting with David’s father Don, who, concerned about the toxicity of agricultural chemicals, stopped using them in the early 1950s. “In 1953, I made up my mind that I wasn’t going to do this anymore,” Don says in the film.

“Dreaming of a Vetter World is a primer on regenerative agriculture for any farmer and the value of organic farming for everyone else. Mostly, it is an inspiring story of how one humble man succeeded against all odds, and made a positive difference in the world.” – The Organic and Non-GMO Report

 

Showing: March 27, 2019 @ 7:00pm

https://www.princesscinemas.com/movie/dreaming-of-a-vetter-world

Nith Valley Ecoboosters Monthly Meeting
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Nith Valley Ecoboosters The Nith Valley Ecoboosters are committed to achieving and supporting a long-term healthy environment in Wilmot and Wellesley Townships through

  • education
  • action
  • and collaboration.

Please join us

7:00pm on the 4th Wednesday of the month.

For more information,
Contact: +1-519-662-9372
E-mail: nvecoboosters@gmail.com

Mar
29
Fri
2019
Grebel’s Student Council Presents: Beauty and the Beast
Mar 29 – Mar 31 all-day

Join us for Grebel’s Student Council production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an all student production! Tickets go on sale Monday, February 18.

SHOWTIMES

March 29 at 7:00 PM
March 30 at 1:00 PM
March 30 at 7:00 PM
March 31 at 1:00 PM

TICKETS

$25 for adults
$20 for students and seniors (60+)

Purchase tickets online (plus a handling fee) or stop by the Grebel Main Office (cash only).

All questions can be directed to grebeltickets@gmail.com

CAST

To give students a maximum opportunity to participate in the musical, some of the roles are double cast.

Double casted characters are: Chip, Belle, Lumiere, Cogsworth, Babette and the Narrator. 
Friday Night and Saturday Matinee will have these roles played by Jack Dunne-Mucklow, Gemma Ricker, Luke Froese, Angela Krone, Andrea Linke-Driedger and Hanne Kuhnert respectively. 
Saturday Night and Sunday Matinee will have these roles played by Sneha Praveen, Ariana Neceski, Abi Klassen, Abby Rudy-Froese, Katrina Steckle and Duncan Rolston respectively. 

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIshows.com.

Open House for Climate and Energy Action Plan (DP) @ LIB
Mar 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The University of Waterloo invites you to share thoughts and ideas on how the campus can become carbon neutral by 2050. This is one of four Open Houses where all members of the University community are encouraged to provide input.

The Open Houses will display relevant information about the development of Waterloo’s first ever Climate and Energy Action Plan, key stats and data, and provide an opportunity for thoughts, comments, and to indicate areas of importance and concern.

These consultations are facilitated by the Sustainability Office on behalf of the Climate and Energy Working Group of the President’s Advisory Committee on Environmental Sustainability

Background

Waterloo is in the process of developing the first ever Climate and Energy Action Plan for the campus. This came about through two commitments:

Waterloo’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy commits the University to develop by the end of 2019 an action plan to become carbon neutral by 2050
Waterloo supported a Council of Ontario Universities joint commitment to develop a roadmap to a low carbon campus by the end of 2019

Development of the plan also supports Waterloo’s legal compliance requirements for energy conservation and reporting.

Progress to date

Winter 2018: Formed the Climate and Energy Working Group of the President’s Advisory Committee on Environmental Sustainability
Spring 2018: Conducted interviews with other campuses and researched sector approaches and best practices
Fall 2018: Developed baseline information and updated emissions inventory; Identified important technical pathways to reach carbon neutral
Winter 2019: Began discussions with key stakeholders and initiating public consultations
Next Steps

Public feedback will be reviewed throughout April 2019 and integrated into the proposed plans as appropriate.
The Climate and Energy Working Group is also developing technical feasibility studies to more accurately scope projects and emissions reductions opportunities.
The final Climate and Energy Action Plan is scheduled for release in Fall 2019.

Pre-Summit Keynote: Socio-Cultural and Political Implications of Artificial Intelligence
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Photo credit: Doug Menuez, Stockland Martel
.fusion-button.button-2 .fusion-button-text, .fusion-button.button-2 i {color:#ffffff;}.fusion-button.button-2 {border-width:0px;border-color:#ffffff;}.fusion-button.button-2 .fusion-button-icon-divider{border-color:#ffffff;}.fusion-button.button-2:hover .fusion-button-text, .fusion-button.button-2:hover i,.fusion-button.button-2:focus .fusion-button-text, .fusion-button.button-2:focus i,.fusion-button.button-2:active .fusion-button-text, .fusion-button.button-2:active{color:#ffffff;}.fusion-button.button-2:hover, .fusion-button.button-2:focus, .fusion-button.button-2:active{border-width:0px;border-color:#ffffff;}.fusion-button.button-2:hover .fusion-button-icon-divider, .fusion-button.button-2:hover .fusion-button-icon-divider, .fusion-button.button-2:active .fusion-button-icon-divider{border-color:#ffffff;}.fusion-button.button-2{width:auto;}Register via Eventbrite
 
 
A Renaissance Man for the 21st century, Jaron Lanier is a computer scientist, composer, artist, and author who writes on numerous topics, including high-technology business, the social impact of technology, the philosophy of consciousness and information, Internet politics, and the future of humanism.
A pioneer in virtual reality (a term he coined), Lanier founded VPL Research, the first company to sell VR products, and led teams creating VR applications for medicine, design, and numerous other fields.
In 2010, Lanier was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine. In recent years he has also been named one of top one hundred public intellectuals in the world by Foreign Policy magazine, one of the top 50 World Thinkers by Prospect magazine, and one of history’s 300 or so greatest inventors in the Encyclopedia Britannica. In 2009 Jaron Lanier received a Lifetime Career Award from the IEEE, the preeminent international engineering society.
Can’t make it to the event? Watch it live here.

Mar
31
Sun
2019
Jazz Ensemble Concert @ CGR
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The UWaterloo Jazz Ensemble consists of approximately 20 jazz aficionados playing standard and non-standard jazz instruments.  Directed by Michael Wood, this ensemble will play a wide selection of popular jazz music. 

Tickets available at the door.  Reception to follow. 

Instrumental Chamber Ensemble Concert @ CGR
Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Six different Instrumental Chamber Ensemble trios will play a lovely selection of classical music.  Composers for this term include Brahms, Beethoven, and lesser known composers such as Von Call, Weber, Rheinberger, and Arensky.  Chamber Ensembles are directed by Ben Bolt-Martin.

Reception to follow, Free Admission.

Apr
1
Mon
2019
PhD Dissertation Defence: Refugees from Syria Caught Between War and Borders: A Journey Towards Protection
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Photo credit: Ggia
Maissaa Almustafa‘s PhD Dissertation Defence, “Refugees from Syria Caught Between War and Borders: A Journey Towards Protection”.
Advisor: Kim Rygiel
Committee: Suzan Ilcan, Jasmin Habib
Internal/external examiner: Bree Akesson, Wilfrid Laurier University
External examiner: Heather Johnson, Queen’s University, Belfast
.fusion-button.button-3 .fusion-button-text, .fusion-button.button-3 i {color:#ffffff;}.fusion-button.button-3 {border-width:0px;border-color:#ffffff;}.fusion-button.button-3 .fusion-button-icon-divider{border-color:#ffffff;}.fusion-button.button-3:hover .fusion-button-text, .fusion-button.button-3:hover i,.fusion-button.button-3:focus .fusion-button-text, .fusion-button.button-3:focus i,.fusion-button.button-3:active .fusion-button-text, .fusion-button.button-3:active{color:#ffffff;}.fusion-button.button-3:hover, .fusion-button.button-3:focus, .fusion-button.button-3:active{border-width:0px;border-color:#ffffff;}.fusion-button.button-3:hover .fusion-button-icon-divider, .fusion-button.button-3:hover .fusion-button-icon-divider, .fusion-button.button-3:active .fusion-button-icon-divider{border-color:#ffffff;}.fusion-button.button-3{width:auto;}abstract