Events on June 2

June 2, 05:00 to 17:00 | Multiple locations Join the Crossroads Across the Region Scavenger Hunt Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Canadian Association of Geographers

Organized by the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) and Run for Life, the Crossroads Across the Region Scavenger Hunt involves collecting clues about the educational community and geography of the Kitchener-Waterloo region in teams of two to four people throughout the duration of Congress. The hunt, which will take participants through the two campuses, uptown Waterloo and downtown Kitchener, is self-scheduled, so delegates can complete it at their leisure. All of the locations are accessible on foot or by transit.

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June 2, 05:30 to 19:00 | Dana Porter Library (UW), room Lobby REAP Interactive Display Showcase and Recharge Station

Throughout Congress, the University of Waterloo’s newest high-tech accelerator, REAP (Research Entrepreneurs Accelerating Prosperity) is showcasing some of the latest interactive digital display technologies from its new ‘sandbox for serious play’ – the FELT Lab.  Young talent from SSHRC disciplines involved in REAP will be on hand to show and tell.

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June 2, 06:00 to 14:00 | Macdonald House Residence (WLU), room Quadrangle The Mobile CrimeLab Canadian Communication Association

The Canadian Communication Association and the University of Waterloo Critical Media Lab (CML) invites Congress participants to visit its mobile exhibition (in a truck parked on WLU campus). Delegates can examine and experiment with recent interactive projects completed by the CML collaborators in the field of mobile computing and augmented reality.

Partially funded by the host universities, Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo.

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June 2, 07:00 to 11:00 | Location TBD Residential Energy Efficiency Project (REEP) house for sustainable living Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research, Canadian Association of Geographers

Visit our super-insulated, water-wise century brick home and education centre! A Certified Energy Advisor will be on hand to answer your home energy and water savings questions. Drop in to our Open House on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm or pre-register for our guided tours, Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30pm by calling 519-744-9799 or visiting

Limited parking on site. Overflow parking at Schneider Haus and Victoria Park.

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June 2, 07:00 to 14:00 | THEMUSEUM Exhibits at THEMUSEUM

Attention Congress 2012 delegates and families!
Visit THEMUSEUM in Kitchener from May 26 to June 2, 2021 and save! Delegates and their families pay $10 per person (regular price is $13). Admission includes all THEMUSEUM’s permanent exhibitions as well as DINOSAURS and ADD COLOUR | A Yoko Ono Exhibition. DINOSAURS is a robotic adventure of dinosaur life and ADD COLOUR invites you to play an active role in the creative process.

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June 2, 07:00 to 10:00 | Kitchener City Hall, room Rotunda Gallery Guided walking tour: Downtown Kitchener’s brownfield redevelopment

By the mid-1990s the former industrial basin of the Waterloo region located in downtown Kitchener had lost most of its manufacturing activities and left behind acres of abandoned factories and contaminated brownfield sites. On the walking tour of downtown Kitchener’s brownfield redevelopment you will get an inside look the amazing transformation of these spaces into exclusive residential lofts, three university campuses, and the headquarters of Google and other hi-tech firms.

Departure Location: Kitchener City Hall Rotunda

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June 2, 09:00 to 14:00 | Art Gallery (UW) Uncertain World University of Waterloo

Uncertain World is a group exhibition developed in response to the theme of Crossroads: Scholarship in an Uncertain World. The exhibition features the works of four mid- career Canadian artists. Using the landscape as a familiar perceptual backdrop, the artwork addresses themes ranging from environmental degradation to urban sprawl, and from First Nations land claims to the Occupy movement. Uncertain World will be a timely visual complement to Congress 2012.

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June 2, 09:00 to 09:30 | John Aird Centre (WLU), room Maureen Forrester Hall Canadian University Music Society mini-concerts Canadian University Music Society

Mini-concerts and lecture-recitals will be held every noon hour during the conference of the Canadian University Music Society.

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June 2, 09:45 to 11:15 | Frank C. Peters Building (WLU), room P1025/1027 Patterns and possibilities in the Occupy/Decolonize movement Donya Ziaee, Dave Vasey, Sakura Saunders, Tom Malleson, Alex Khasnabish Canadian Sociological Association

Sociology is conventionally understood as one of several social scientific disciplines that complement each other in comprehending the human condition. Yet since the 1970s, the 'cultural turn' to constructivism and the deepening crisis of capitalist modernity have subverted the conventional view. This panel proposes a re-visioning of sociology and of its relationship to the late-modern world it inhabits.

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June 2, 17:00 to 19:00 | John Aird Centre (WLU), room Maureen Forrester Recital Hall QuartetFest 2012

As part of the very full and rich schedule of concerts for attendees for the duration of Congress, QuartetFest 2012 features concerts and Chamber music workshops. Hosted by the Penderecki String Quartet, QuartetFest brings together two world-renowned members of the Tokyo String Quartet, Martin Beaver (violin) and Clive Greensmith (cello), and young artists from Canada and abroad to perform concerts and participate in Master classes.

Quartetfest Young Artists Concert
Kitchener Waterloo Chamber Music Society
57 Young ST. W,
Waterloo N2L 2Z4

Co-produced with the Kitchener Waterloo Chamber Music Society (KWCMS). For tickets, please call 519-886-1673.

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June 2, 17:00 to 19:00 | Perimeter Institute Datamatics v2.0 Ryoji Ikeda

As Japan's leading audio-visual artist, Ryoji Ikeda is internationally renowned for his immersive environments. His work orchestrates sound, images, physical phenomena, and mathematical notions into immersive live performances and installations characterized by razor-sharp technique and aesthetics. His work has been featured at major venues throughout the world. For this, his first visit to Ontario, Ikeda will present his Datamatics v2.0, a project that explores the potential to perceive the invisible multi-substance of data that permeates our world.

Ticket prices:
Adult: $40.00
Student (with valid ID): $25.00

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