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Academic Events 

SAMC Art Exhibition: Sea Change - Art and the Environment

Monday, October 5th – Monday, October 19th, 2015

Weekdays, 8:00am- 4:00pm,  President's Gallery, Riemer Student Centre, 2nd Floor 

Glistening water. Human bodies. Memories of belonging. 

TWU’s School of the Arts, Media + Culture is proud to host Sea Change, a collection of art exploring environmental themes, produced in partnership with the Verge Conference. 

Paper, ink, glass, light, shimmering pixels, and fabric reawaken an understanding of our fundamental connections with nature. Visiting from the University of Alberta, guest artist Liz Ingram uses art to awaken a sense of play, tapping into childhood memories of playing with water, and celebrates the wonder of this endangered and essential substance. 

The exhibition also features work by TWU faculty Doris Auxier, Laurie Culshaw, Erica Grimm, Edith Krause, Helma Sawatzky, and UBC’s Barbara Zeigler. 

In this stimulating exhibition, explore the ways that humans are interconnected with all forms of life. 

For more info Diana Squires

Tuesday, October 13th

Professional Development - Faith and Reason-  "History of Human Rights and Freedoms"

Presenter/Responder: Darren Provost, Paul Rowe

7pm,  Northwest Auditorium, TWU

Tuesday, October 13th

Competing Paradigms: Christianity and Naturalism - "Challenges to Religion"

Public Lecture Series

Dr. Phillip Wiebe

7:00-8:30 pm, RNT Building, Room 125, TWU

Thursday, October 15th

3MT Information Session

12:00 pm, Administration Conference Room, Reimer Student Centre, TWU

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia for research students. Students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance. 3MT is not an exercise in trivializing or ‘dumbing-down’ research, but challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience. TWU Competition date is December 3, 2015.

Thursday, October 15th

Inklings Institute Event - 150th Alice's Tea Party

“The Logic of Alice” and “The Logic of George MacDonald.”

Tea served with presentations, followed by discussion led by Drs. Chris Morrissey, Monika Hilder, and Stephen Dunning.

7:00 to 8:30 pm, Fosmark Graduate Collegium, TWU

(All TWU on-campus events are open to the public.)

Saturday, October 17th

SAMC Music: Friends and Family Recital Series - Ed Norman (organ) + Erin Marks (oboe)

7:30-9:30 pm

Langley Canadian Reformed Church, 21804 52 Ave, Langley

Adults $15, Seniors/Students $10, family (2 adults, 2 children) $30

For more information contact Shayna Leenstra

Tuesday, October 20th

Competing Paradigms: Christianity and Naturalism - "Structure of Theories"

Public Lecture Series

Dr. Phillip Wiebe

7:00-8:30 pm, RNT Building, Room 125, TWU

Wednesday, October 21st

Gender Cafe: "Gender and Power" 

Silenced: The Untold Story of the Fight for Equality in the RCMP 

7:00- 8:30 pm, Graduate Collegium, Fosmark Building, TWU

Speaker: Dr. Bonnie Reilly Schmidt, historian, author, and former special constable for the RCMP  (

Free & Open to the Public

Thursday, October 22nd

Funding International Research Collaborations

Guests from Mitacs and information about Horizon 2020

1:10-2:50, Alumni Hall, Reimer Student Centre, TWU

For faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing an international research internship in one of the following 5 partner countries: Brazil, mainland China, India, Mexico, and Vietnam. 

Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for 15 years. Working with 60 universities, thousands of companies, and both federal and provincial governments, we build partnerships that support industrial and social innovation in Canada. Open to all disciplines, Mitacs has expanded in response to industrial and university needs, including programs in R&D management, professional skills development, and international research training. From aerospace systems to childhood literacy rates, Mitacs-funded research helps to strengthen connections, improve economic performance, and create jobs. Over the past 15 years, we have supported more than 10,000 research internships, trained more than 19,000 student and postdoc career-skills participants, and supported more than 1,300 international research collaborations.

Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness.

Seen as a means to drive economic growth and create jobs, Horizon 2020 has the political backing of Europe’s leaders and the Members of the European Parliament. They agreed that research is an investment in our future and so put it at the heart of the EU’s blueprint for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and jobs.

By coupling research and innovation, Horizon 2020 is helping to achieve this with its emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.

Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) Programme:  Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) funds short-term exchanges for staff to develop careers combining scientific excellence with exposure to other countries and sectors. RISE enables more interaction between academia and non-academic organisations within Europe and worldwide. This action is meant for organisations such as universities, research centres or companies – that propose a short term exchange to their staff. Proposals should include at least three partners (2 must be from the EU), which can be universities, research institutions, or non-academic organisations.

Friday, October 23rd

First Annual Research and Clinical Colloquium, MA Counselling Psychology 

1:00-4:30pm, Northwest

Presentations will be made by MA-CPSY Faculty, Alumni and Students

The Counselling Psychology (CPSY) Program invites you to attend our first annual Research and Clinical Colloquium. CPSY faculty, alumni, and current students will be presenting a variety of research and clinical presentations on varied topics related to the discipline of counselling psychology. Topics include anxiety disorders and trauma, grief and loss, spirituality and relationships, alternative paradigms in assessment, and research methods, embodiment, and clinical supervision. We invite you to join us for a free afternoon of engaging presentations and dialogue and to participate in this vibrant community of clinicians and scholars.

For more information please contact Laurie Donaldson 

Monday, October 26th

M CC’s relief and development work in Afghanistan

7:00 pm, Northwest Auditorium, TWU

BC’s Executive Director of Mennonite Central Committee to speak to three sections of PHIL 210: Ethical Issues.

Open to all.

Tuesday, October 27th

Competing Paradigms: Christianity and Naturalism - "Evidence of Religion"

Public Lecture Series

Dr. Phillip Wiebe

7:00-8:30 pm, RNT Building, Room 125, TWU

Thursday, October 29th

Inaugural Lecture - Janet Epp Buckingham, "Magna Carta, Rule of Law and Religious Freedom" 

1:10 - 2:50 (lecture and reception) 

Alumni Hall, Reimer Student Centre, TWU 

All are invited, please RSVP: Shelby Muhic  

2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the first Magna Carta at Runnymede, England. This charter was the first of many steps to establishing the rule of law and religious freedom and is seen as foundational for the development of the British democratic system. It has had a global impact, particularly in former colonies of England, including Canada.  

In her lecture, Janet will discuss the foundations of the rule of law and religious freedom in Magna Carta and explain how this is reflected in Canadian law. She will conclude with some thoughts on the impact and importance of Magna Carta in international law, particularly in relation to protection of religious freedom. 

Biography: Janet Epp Buckingham, LL.D., Director, Laurentian Leadership Centre  

Dr. Janet Epp Buckingham joined the faculty at Trinity Western University in 2006 as the Director of the Laurentian Leadership Centre in Ottawa. She previously served as Director, Law and Public Policy, for the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and Executive Director of the Christian Legal Fellowship. She is one of the lead developers of the proposal for a law school at Trinity Western University. Janet has numerous academic publications on religious freedom, and has most recently published a book on the history of religious freedom in Canada, Fighting over God. She has been interviewed on radio and television talk shows and print media, and is a frequent public speaker.

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