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PhD Dissertation Defence: Tweeting Strategy – Military Social Media Use as Strategic Communication
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Rupinder (Tina) Mangat’s PhD Dissertation Defence.
Advisor: Alistair Edgar
Committee: Jeremy Hunsinger, Roger Sarty
Internal/External: Mark Humphries
External: Kim Nossal
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Orientation Day 2018
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Orientation Day activities will include a welcome by Balsillie School Director, Dr. John Ravenhill, program information, a campus tour, photo shoot and lunch.
We look forward to meeting our new students!
Check back soon for the complete agenda. 

10th Anniversary Celebration: 10 Years of Global Impact
Sep 14 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Invitation only.
Join us for “10 Years of Global Impact”, a celebration of the BSIA’s 10th anniversary, on Friday, September 14th. Formal invitations will be sent to our community later in the summer.
Graduates and current students, help us make this a memorable event for everyone!
Submit a photograph or a video:
In order to give our guests at the event a sense of the success the BSIA community has had over the past 10 years, we’d like to feature photographs and short videos of our students and graduates having an impact on the world. Tell us how YOU are making a difference, by uploading a two-minute (or less) video that answers the question, “How are you changing the world?” Tell us about your current work, your internship, or a paper you delivered that had an impact, related to your education and experiences at the BSIA. We are looking for casual, phone-recorded rough video. Nothing too staged or edited. Something real.
We’d also like to feature original photographs from your travels. You must allow the BSIA the rights to print and display these photos (giving you credit, of course). Select photographs will be part of a display during the 10th anniversary celebration, and may become part of the permanent display of artwork in the Balsillie School building. Graduates and students may upload up to 10 photographs each.
Send your video and/or photos via email to and include the following information:
Graduate Year:
Current occupation (job title and organization):
Location of video or photo (city and country):
Description of photo (one sentence):
If the media file is larger than 5 MG, upload the file HERE.
Participating is easy, and crucial to ensuring our 10th anniversary is one no one will forget.
All videos and photographs need to be received by the BSIA by August 1.
We can’t wait to celebrate with you on Friday, September 14!
*By providing this media content to the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA), you agree to allow the BSIA to use this media for its marketing and communication purposes.

Canada’s Natural Resources: Let’s Not Abandon Our Strengths
Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

It has become difficult to initiate natural resource extraction projects in Canada. Construction-aggregate mining in southern Ontario has been subject to unpredictable and cost-prohibitive regulation, as are major pipelines in western Canada. Natural gas development is prohibited in eastern Canada because of fear of fracking; fracked gas is thus imported from Pennsylvania. The cost to our economy is significant in terms of foregone tax revenue and lost opportunities for rural Canadians, who might not aspire to urban life, and for the country’s professional engineering and geoscientific communities, which are “high tech” players internationally.
About the speakers
Maurice Dusseault is a Professor, Engineering Geology at the University of Waterloo and a registered professional engineer in Alberta and Ontario. He frequently works with governments and industry as an advisor and instructor. He carries out research in petroleum geomechanics (drilling, hydraulic fracturing, reservoir geomechanics), and is a world expert on new production methods, deep waste sequestration in sedimentary basins, and reservoir geomechanics.
Richard Jackson is a Fellow at Geofirma Engineering and Adjunct Professor, Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of Waterloo.