October Speaker: Lisa O’Connell (Cancelled)


unnamedLisa O’Connell is the founding Artistic Director of Pat the Dog Theatre Creation which provides transformative support for theatre creators. This laboratory for new voices and new ideas is the only incubator in Ontario devoted the process of theatre creation with offices in Kitchener (to serve Southern Ontario creators) and Sudbury (to serve Northern Ontario creators).

PTD’s work has been presented at the Magnetic North Theatre Festival, SummerWorks Theatre Festival, MT Space Theatre, Sudbury Theatre Centre, Theatre Aquarius, The Grand Theatre, among others. O’Connell serves on the Advocacy Committee of the Playwrights Guild of Canada, the Artistic Practices Committee of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres and is a member of several Municipal Cultural Steering Committees.  She instigated the Equity In Theatre Initiative to address the lack of woman created work on national stages which resulted in an International Symposium held April 2015 in Toronto. O’Connell  is the recipient of a Special Jury Award (2015) and the Literary Award (2010) from Arts Awards Waterloo and delivered the closing Keynote address at the Canadian Association of Theatre Researchers Conference in 2013. O’Connell has been published in Canadian Theatre Review, The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, among others. She lives in Waterloo with her partner Mark Walton.

GGDWR Community Group Discussion

This month, we are going to do the dinners a bit different. At 6:00pm we will open the discussion on where this group currently stands, where it wants to go. Come prepared to discuss lots of great ideas!

Recruiting volunteers!

We need help with the following:
– Event day set-up and tear down
– Sponsorship
– Social Media guru
If you have a couple of hours to spare per week, it would greatly help us out!

Thank You Community Partners and Supporters!

YWCA Cambridge Girls’ Centre is holding their first ever ‘STEM GYRLS Mini-Con’ on Saturday, October 17th from 1pm-4pm. The goal of this event is to introduce girls aged 9-13 to all of the opportunities a future in STEM could hold for them.  If you are interested in representing your company, or have a great idea for an activity that showcases your STEM passion, please contact Tara Kleinsteuber at 519-267-6444 ext 225 or email.

HackerNest is an international non-profit community movement focused on building supportive Silicon Valley like tech communities in every city (including Waterloo).

Year of Code is an independent, non-profit, year long campaign from July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016, to increase each person’s tech literacy across Waterloo Region, from kids to teens, adults to seniors.

Nerd Nite KW is a monthly event like no other in the tri-city area. Join us for unique, informative, and entertaining presentations, trivia, and socializing in a fun, positive, and inclusive atmosphere. Find them on Facebook.

Clearpath Robotics designs and builds service robots to automate the world’s dullest, dirtiest and deadliest jobs.  Our clients range from small local businesses to some of the biggest, best known companies on the planet. We employ a diverse and highly talented team who live and breathe robotics. We are looking for more passionate people with expertise in Software Development, Mechanical/Electrical Design, Concept Development and Simulation.  More information here.

The Women in Computer Science Undergraduate Committee is a student-run initiative that supports the success of women in computer science at Waterloo.  If you want to visit us, we have an office in M3 with Linux terminals! If you’re interested in getting involved, we’d love to hear from you. Email the committee at wics-ugrad@lists.uwaterloo.ca

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